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

Mid-October Update

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

Nurture Your Introverts to Harness Their Superpowers

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

Patreon?

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?

Of Weight Loss, Body Shapes and The Land of In-Between

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

The “Secret” To Weight Loss May Lie in the Mind – And No, It’s Not About ‘Willpower’

Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be a long one – it’s about my weight loss progress and how dealing with my personal issues helped with it.  My weight has always been a touchy subject for me, but I feel that I’m finally ready to share my thoughts on it, how I’m trying to overcome challenges, and hopefully help others who are in the same … Continue reading The “Secret” To Weight Loss May Lie in the Mind – And No, It’s Not About ‘Willpower’