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
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
Times are hard. They’re hard for people, they’re hard for businesses, and they’re just… hard in general. Jobs are difficult to come by, households are in debt, people have lost jobs, the list goes on. But that doesn’t give free license to companies to treat their workers, or potential hires, like dirt. Like beggars begging for scraps. “Oh, be thankful you have a job.” “Oh, … Continue reading Writers Are People Too.
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 businesses, for two weeks. Schools will be closed, as well … Continue reading Mid-October Update
introvert noun /ˈɪntrəvəːt/ a shy, reticent person. Mention introvert and the image that comes to mind is of a person sitting quietly in a corner, surrounded by a mountain of books. They might enjoy hobbies like knitting, drawing, video games, or going for long walks on the beach on their own. Extroverts, by comparison, are the ones who are forward and ‘think on their feet’; … Continue reading Nurture Your Introverts to Harness Their Superpowers
Hey guys! If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that I’m not very diligent when it comes to sharing personal posts or motivational (?) stuff like ‘Lessons I’ve learned from… etc.’ There are a few reasons for this: A) It Takes A Buttload of Time Unlike lifestyle / food posts, which are based on experiences (ie, ‘tangible’ stuff … Continue reading Patreon?
Hey, guys! Been a hot minute since I last wrote anything about weight loss and body image. If you’ve been following this blog, you might recall that I talked about how tackling psychological issues might help with weight loss, and how you shouldn’t measure success based on the number on a weighing scale. Well, I did step on a weighing scale recently (out of curiosity) – … Continue reading Of Weight Loss, Body Shapes and The Land of In-Between
Back when I was a student in the UK (this was in 2012 – feels like a lifetime ago, lol), I remember walking into a Sainsbury and seeing self-checkout counters for the first time. I was absolutely mindblown. “Whoever invented this is a freaking genius,” I thought in glee, as I scanned my items, bagged them, paid with my debit and left the store, without … Continue reading The Wonders of Technology