“Come straight home from college after class. Don’t loiter around until late at night.” “Don’t stare and point at people by the road.” “Wash your feet properly after coming home.” Back when I was younger, these were just some of the things my mother used to caution me about whenever the Hungry Ghost Festival approached.… Read More Hungry Ghost Festival: When The Gates of Hell Open
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… Read More Who Is David Hockney and Why Is His Latest Work Getting Dragged by Londoners?
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… Read More Why I’m Switching From Digi…After 15 Years.
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… Read More Celebrating Chinese New Year In The Middle Of A Pandemic
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… Read More The Sales and Marketing Trap – How Companies Get You To Buy More Than You Actually Need
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… Read More I Interviewed My Husband on his Typhoon Ulysses Experience
Ever since I can remember, my family and I have been dogged by neighbour problems. It doesn’t matter where we move to, there will always be one (either on the left or the right, since most Malaysian homes are terrace houses) that drives us up the wall. Since we live for tea, here are my… Read More Nightmare Neighbours Vol.1
Hey guys! It’s 12/10 and the gov just announced that we’re having another CMCO (for the benefit of my foreign readers, that’s a Conditional Movement Control Order – kinda like a ‘loose’ quarantine but not a total lockdown) in my area: which means no interstate travel allowed, plus restrictions on the operating hours of some… Read More Mid-October Update