How To Gain Weight: CNY Edition

Happy Chinese New Year! This year’s festivities are much more subdued due to the pandemic, but I still had an enjoyable time bonding (and eating!) with the family over the weekend. To save on the hassle of preparing an elaborate meal for our reunion dinner night, we decided to have hotpot/barbecue out on the porch. We bought most of the ingredients in advance so we … Continue reading How To Gain Weight: CNY Edition

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

Merry Christmas!

Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. Although I don’t celebrate it religiously, I just like the cheer and excitement that comes with the season – the beautiful Christmas decorations, the splendid feasts and festive dishes, the gifts and the gatherings. The pandemic has certainly put a damper on things, as many people are unable to celebrate the holiday season with their … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

How To Be A Cheapskate: Christmas Edition

When I was younger, I used to scoff at people who’d go out of their way to get free samples. “There’s shower gel at home, why on earth would anyone want to take that tiny little bottle that will probably only last for one use?” was basically my attitude to people who took amenities from the hotel after a stay. Spoken like a true spoilt … Continue reading How To Be A Cheapskate: Christmas Edition

Starbucks Malaysia Reimagines Raya with New Offerings

We’re just a few weeks shy of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This year’s celebrations will be a little subdued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Starbucks Malaysia is keen to inject some colour into the festivities – through several exciting new Raya beverage and merchandise offerings. I’m sure everyone is missing Air Jagung, which is a must-have at Ramadan bazaars. Taking inspiration from this popular drink, … Continue reading Starbucks Malaysia Reimagines Raya with New Offerings

9 Must-Have Hari Raya Dishes For the Festive Season

Ramadan Kareem! Last week marked the start of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, when Muslims around the world observe fasting from dawn until dusk. In Malaysia, this is usually a time for Ramadan bazaars – but these have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some states have come up with innovative ways to help traders, such as through delivery services – and while … Continue reading 9 Must-Have Hari Raya Dishes For the Festive Season

Experience Star Wars This Christmas @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

As one of the largest and most popular shopping malls in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, one can always expect interesting Christmas decorations at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur come the year-end holiday season. Past celebrations have seen themes such as Christmas Ever After and a Magical Christmas with Disney (featuring hundreds of Mickey figurines). This year, the mall rides on a much-anticipated film releasing in December … Continue reading Experience Star Wars This Christmas @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Celebrates A Magical Christmas With Disney

*So. As you can probably tell from my week-long absence from the blogosphere, my ’30-day writing challenge’ for November failed. Miserably. :’D On the bright side (?), I have a tonne of posts to update, which I’m excited to share – as soon as I can make time to pen them down.  Christmas in Malaysia is more a commercial affair than a religious one – at least … Continue reading Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Celebrates A Magical Christmas With Disney