Peranakan Wedding (Part 1 Of 2): Tradition And Preparation

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

Blanket Fort: Rainy Day Adventure (Messy But Worth It)

It’s been raining cats and dogs for a week now. While Malaysians might love the rain, too much of it can be inconvenient and a hindrance. What sometimes started off cosy can slowly turn melancholy. Back in March 2020, the Continue reading Blanket Fort: Rainy Day Adventure (Messy But Worth It)

The Art And Beauty Of Glamour Modelling

In the previous article, we looked at how catwalk modelling is more than just fashion shows. Rather than brand representation, glamour modelling interests us in the art of self-representation. It also has a more niche market and largely differs in Continue reading The Art And Beauty Of Glamour Modelling

Comfortably Casual, Yet Stylishly Elegant

Casual in style

Previously we explored the difference between suit jacket, blazer and sport jacket. Most would assume that dressing up is always associated with formal events. However, this does not mean that one should only dress well for those occasions. After all, Continue reading Comfortably Casual, Yet Stylishly Elegant

Grandma Was The Best: Coping With Her Loss

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

If You Could See The Future, What Would You Do Differently?

“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?

MasterChef Sha’s Fix – A Doctor Who Cooks From The Heart

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

Social Anxiety: More Than Just Shyness To Me

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

The Benefits Of Breastfeeding Is Not What You Think

There are numerous online articles, discussions, expert opinions and living room debates on breastfeeding your baby versus feeding them formula milk. This topic has been on going for years, if not decades. They all resonate almost the same mantra. How Continue reading The Benefits Of Breastfeeding Is Not What You Think

Online Classes: Studying In A Pandemic

Remember all those Sci-Fi movies set in the distant future? The characters always portray the school of the future to be very different from today’s. I remember them having a personal robot tutor to teach them and dispense homework. Today, Continue reading Online Classes: Studying In A Pandemic

Journalling: Little Daily Dosage Of Self-Love

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

Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive

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

Catwalk Modelling: Eleen Yong’s Incredible Journey

The glamour and the fame of modelling come with equally as much determination and effort. Catwalk modelling or runway modelling has been, and still is, what most people assume the face of the modelling industry as a whole is. Although Continue reading Catwalk Modelling: Eleen Yong’s Incredible Journey

Everest Lockdown: Escape From Lukla (Part 2)

During times of trouble, those with power and authority are our saviours, isn’t it so? One of the most poignant lessons I learnt during the lockdown in Lukla was that help can come in any form. On the 26th of Continue reading Everest Lockdown: Escape From Lukla (Part 2)

Breakup 101: Getting Over A Breakup Like A Boss

My heart felt like it split into two when I broke up

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

Are Online Classes The Nuisance New Normal For Students?

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?

Suiting Up In Warm Weather?

Cotton and wool for warm weather suits

We mentioned previously that people generally avoid tailored attire as they perceive that layering up equates to heat, hence not suitable for warm weather. Sweating profusely in a suit is not a situation one wishes to be in. However, it Continue reading Suiting Up In Warm Weather?

Coronavirus: Delivering A Newborn In Lockdown

This is a time where you and everybody else, worldwide, are avoiding contact with another human being. These measures, termed social distancing, are preventive in the fight against a global pandemic, COVID-19. In a nutshell, all manner of non-essential businesses Continue reading Coronavirus: Delivering A Newborn In Lockdown

Everest Lockdown: Stranded In Lukla (Part 1)

COVID-19 was an unprecedented global chaos. Little did we know a pandemic was brewing some 3,000 kilometres away from the comforts of our home in Malaysia. And when it had arrived on our shores, the ideas of a lockdown and movement Continue reading Everest Lockdown: Stranded In Lukla (Part 1)

Carol Lee: Under Lockdown But Work Comes First (Part 2 Of 2)

2020 is definitely a year without precedent. Countries worldwide are imposing total or partial lockdown due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. As we quarantine, whether alone or with loved ones, we grasp on the last thread of sanity. Continue reading Carol Lee: Under Lockdown But Work Comes First (Part 2 Of 2)

Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits

Not many people can say that they have met a Peranakan before let alone hail from that lineage. Growing up in a Peranakan household meant that I had a unique upbringing. Everything from culture to food and fashion had a Continue reading Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits

Inner Peace: A Self-Reflection Towards Attaining It

Attaining inner peace during the COVID-19 pandemic has been everyone’s challenge as it has taken everyone by surprise and none of us are really prepared for its onslaught. A Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented by the Malaysian government to Continue reading Inner Peace: A Self-Reflection Towards Attaining It

Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

The pandemic known as COVID-19 has impelled employees from non-essential businesses all over the world to work from home. In hopes to flatten the curve, Malaysians are complying with the movement control order (MCO) imposed by the government. But being Continue reading Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

The Dark Ages Of Dental Health Care: The COVID-19 Problem

Remember the movie Contagion back in 2011? Movie-goers caught a glimpse of a biological apocalypse; a deadly virus infecting millions worldwide with quarantines imposed and people growing afraid of each other. Sounds familiar? Back then, there was no sense of Continue reading The Dark Ages Of Dental Health Care: The COVID-19 Problem

Suit Jacket Vs. Blazer Vs. Sport Jacket

suit jacket

In the previous article, we debunked several myths about owning a suit. All the facts point out to why one should consider a tailored suit as opposed to ready-to-wear suit. In this article, we are going to explore the suit Continue reading Suit Jacket Vs. Blazer Vs. Sport Jacket