A Manhole Cover Is A Manhole Cover… Unless You’re In Japan

Manhole or drain covers are things we hardly take notice of when we’re walking down the streets. Be it in the alley, lane or pavement, inconspicuous as they are, we shun them. In fact, they’re merely points of access to Continue reading A Manhole Cover Is A Manhole Cover… Unless You’re In Japan

Local Food Tales: Kolo Mee – Home Away From Home

What’s delicious to you, something you can’t live without and unique to your culture? It’s our ethnic food, of course! These are special because food originating from one’s country can never be imitated. How different can food be in a Continue reading Local Food Tales: Kolo Mee – Home Away From Home

Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

Third culture kids or individuals are people who grew up and were raised in a different country other than their parents’ country of nationalities. They live in a different environment during a very significant phase of their childhood years. I’m Continue reading Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

Local Food Tales: Nasi Lemak – Malaysia’s Second Mum

Malaysian food is a rich combination of unforgettable memories and tastes. In this first episode of my series about local cuisine, that I have developed a deep connection with, I strongly suggest for one to experience the history from its Continue reading Local Food Tales: Nasi Lemak – Malaysia’s Second Mum

My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

An expatriate or expat is someone who is residing or working in a country that is other than their native country. Previously, I shared my thoughts about my home in Saudi Arabia (Saudi) and the little things that I find Continue reading My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

For someone who was raised outside their native country, it comes with many missed-out opportunities. We moved overseas to Saudi Arabia when I was five in 2004, and that was the last time I remember Malaysia being a home to Continue reading A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

A photo of palm trees along the road of my street to my home in Saudi Arabia.

“I lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Whenever I say that, I tend to see a surprised expression on people. I guess not many would spend most of their childhood in a Middle Eastern country. But the truth is, Continue reading Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

Live Music Scene In Today’s Unprecedented Times

Attending live music events is a great way to let your hair down to the rhythm. Sure, people are quite familiar with concerts and big stage music festivals. How about we look into the equally gratifying smaller-scale local music events Continue reading Live Music Scene In Today’s Unprecedented Times

The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

A photo of Chew Jetty with sampan boats docking at the edge.

Previously, we discussed the idea of architecture conservation and its importance in protecting our heritage. And now, we are going to look into a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang, Malaysia, called the Clan Jetties. The Clan Jetties, also known Continue reading The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)

Do you ever get awestruck when you see a 100-year-old building? The fact that it was built more than a century ago without any modern technology fascinates me. My curiosity grew when I was studying architecture at Taylor’s University (2015-2019). Continue reading Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)