Who Is David Hockney and Why Is His Latest Work Getting Dragged by Londoners?

Up until this week, I had never heard of David Hockney. “Preposterous,” I hear you huffing. “How can you not know one of the most influential British artists of modern times?” Well, pardon me for being an uncultured swine, but while I like and appreciate art, it’s not exactly necessary knowledge for me to pay my bills. So yeah. But I digress. To the uninitiated, … Continue reading Who Is David Hockney and Why Is His Latest Work Getting Dragged by Londoners?

How We Had Our Malaysian Chinese Wedding For Under RM10,000

Marriage is meant to be a lifelong commitment – you are, after all, vowing to your significant other “to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.” But before you get to that stage, you have that ceremony to go through to make it ‘official’ – the wedding. Now, I know not … Continue reading How We Had Our Malaysian Chinese Wedding For Under RM10,000

Why I’m Switching From Digi…After 15 Years.

I’ve been a long time user of Digi, ever since I got my first mobile phone. Back then (this was in the mid- 2000s) not many phones had internet connectivity – people bought prepaid reload cards that cost RM30 per month, and sent SMSes and MMSes (remember those?) for between 0.20 to RM1 each. When I entered college and needed Internet on-the-go, I switched to … Continue reading Why I’m Switching From Digi…After 15 Years.

Celebrating Chinese New Year In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year, is set to fall on 12 February this year. It marks the beginning of a new year according to the traditional lunar calendar, and heralds the arrival of spring.  Here in Malaysia, Chinese New Year is a pretty big thing, since people of Chinese descent make up more than 20% of the population (about 6 million … Continue reading Celebrating Chinese New Year In The Middle Of A Pandemic

The Sales and Marketing Trap – How Companies Get You To Buy More Than You Actually Need

Ah, capitalism.  No matter how vigilant we try to be against the tricks of the trade, I’m pretty sure we’ve all fallen victim to seemingly ‘innocent’ marketing traps at one time or other. It’s the .99$ promos, the membership discounts, the buy-1-free-1 deals. We think we’re getting a bargain; that we’ve outsmarted the game. In reality, we’re all just suckers in a system designed to … Continue reading The Sales and Marketing Trap – How Companies Get You To Buy More Than You Actually Need

I Interviewed My Husband on his Typhoon Ulysses Experience

November has been an awful month for many Filipinos.  The island nation has been battered by consecutive storms and typhoons, with five within the span of the last few weeks. Earlier this month, super typhoon Goni – one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded – devastated large swathes of Eastern Philippines, leaving 25 dead with thousands more displaced.  And now another one has struck.  … Continue reading I Interviewed My Husband on his Typhoon Ulysses Experience