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)
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)
Break-ups, heartbreaks and vowing never to wear your heart on your sleeve again. Sounds familiar? We’ve all experienced love in various forms, both good and bad, at least once in our lifetime. And with experience, we also understand that it Continue reading Receiving And Expressing Love Your Way
It’s the flu season again, and it appears that you’ve caught the virus! Waking up with a runny nose and a sore throat, you decide to pay a visit to the doctor’s clinic. However, the clinic you usually visit is Continue reading When In Doubt, Check With A Pharmacist
“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)
Violence against women is a serious topic that women are still fighting for till today. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published an article that indicates that 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced physical violence at some point Continue reading Violence Against Women: Have You Ever Been Assaulted?
Previously, we explored what it takes to be a modern-day gentleman. But what does that mean to me, as I once again take on the dating world? Dating today has changed from the days of yore. To illustrate, ladies tend Continue reading Modern-Day Gentleman: Where Can I Find One?
Over the passing of time, our world has changed in more ways than one. Generations come and generations pass, but as the old generation fades away, a new one comes to fill its place. With the arrival of the 21st Continue reading Meet Gen Z: The Lifestyle Of The New Generation
Everyone will encounter a toxic person at some point in their lifetime. A toxic person is a person whose behaviour causes negative effects on others. Previously, I did meet such a toxic person with a gaslighting personality and it was not Continue reading Gaslighting: The Darkness In Toxic Society
I have been home quarantined in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for four months since our government imposed the Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March 2020. During this lull, I scrutinised my bucket list and thought when this MCO ends, I’d Continue reading My First Ever White Water Rafting Experience
When I started exploring Peranakan culture, I did not expect that there would be so many complicated layers to uncover. From its complex origin story to the slowly disappearing language, food and customs, there is so much to explore. Previously, Continue reading Peranakan Weddings (Part 2 Of 2): 12 Days Of Celebrations
Everyone has friends. Friends can be two or more people whom are always sharing stories with each other in daily life. This creates a beautiful bond between them. Honestly, I have a lot of friends who live far away from Continue reading Long Distance Friendship: The Real Treasure In Friendships
My mother, Chitra Sinnu is a wonderful and caring person who juggles a full-time job as an education officer and being the greatest mother in the world! The recent Movement Control Order (MCO) due to COVID-19 has halted Malaysia’s activities Continue reading Planting: A Hobby That Helps In More Ways Than One
My younger self as a teenager had always imagined earning money to be fun. However, as the years passed by, I wish time would slow down because I don’t think I’m ready for bigger commitments. It feels surreal to think Continue reading What Would I Tell My Old Self About Money Management?
We are now living in the information age. With just a few clicks, anybody can be somewhat, or even well informed about any subject of their fancy. All credit goes to the World Wide Web and its ever useful search Continue reading Newborns: Good Old Fashion Instincts Over Internet Research
COVID-19 appeared to have started in late 2019, and what seemed like a minor outbreak soon spread into a full-blown global pandemic. Not long after that, the number of cases spiked up all over the world. Death tolls kept rising Continue reading MCO Provided Me The Time To Recuperate
Peranakan culture has many layers. It is a complex mix of interesting practices and customs. Despite having a controversial history, Peranakans have stood the test of time. Whilst many elements within the Peranakan culture still exist, others, like the language, Continue reading Peranakan Wedding (Part 1 Of 2): Tradition And Preparation
Grandmothers are amazing aren’t they? I love my grandma, Rajeswari very much. She took care of me for as long as I could remember. Not to mention, she was always on my side no matter what the issue was and Continue reading Grandma Was The Best: Coping With Her Loss
“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is no longer an obscure question that we often encounter during job interviews. In fact, it is predictable and we prepare the answer beforehand. I’d usually imagine myself working in the corporate Continue reading If You Could See The Future, What Would You Do Differently?
When I first joined my new work place as a medical officer, my thoughts were on career advancement. I had chosen Radiology as my field of interest and now, it was time to work towards my goal. Of course, like Continue reading MasterChef Sha’s Fix – A Doctor Who Cooks From The Heart
What exactly is social anxiety? Is being shy the same as social anxiety? Oh, it is definitely more than that. Social anxiety is defined as “the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of Continue reading Social Anxiety: More Than Just Shyness To Me
Have you ever heard the phrase “You can’t love a person until you love yourself first”? Self-love is important to living well because it guides us to love and appreciate ourselves despite the negativity. Self-love influences us to pick suitable soulmates, plan Continue reading Journalling: Little Daily Dosage Of Self-Love
The origin story of the Peranakans has always encountered debates. All things considered, it is difficult to determine its exact history. Even the most esteemed scholars are unable to come up with a definitive answer. Nevertheless, there has always been Continue reading Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive
Love can drive anyone crazy enough to show grand romantic gestures or feel like a superhero or worse, allow yourself to be vulnerable with a complete stranger. It honestly is an exhilarating feeling when the feeling is mutual. However, what Continue reading Breakup 101: Getting Over A Breakup Like A Boss
If I could describe 2020 in a word, it would be “unprecedented”. Learning has never been easy for some even before the pandemic. It has been approximately two months since classes were shifted virtually due to COVID-19. I wonder how Continue reading Are Online Classes The Nuisance New Normal For Students?