Postcards from Europe

Throughout the three months of my backpacking trip across Europe, I sent postcard back home to myself from each of the cities I visited. Each postcard have a little note of how I feel. I tried to capture what was my feelings of the city and what I was feeling at that moment, the people…

Getting back on track

Things have been running on autopilot since I got back from Europe. My life that is. I think it was the timing as well – I got back just few days before Chinese New Year so there were a lot to do, to rush, to get ready for Chinese New Year. And oh yes, I…

Breed of Social Media Personalities

Found this infographic of a new breed of social media personalities in my old hard disk while clearing up old files. Don’t know when was this dated but it’s still pretty accurate about the current social media personalities, except maybe a few like The Keyboard Warriors, The Always-Hangry.

Jalan Sin Chew Kee

Took a stroll at Jalan Sin Chew Kee today and I love the street. Of its old house architecture that brings me back to the 1980s and as I looked at each of the houses there, I imagine it during its prime time, of a bustling neighborhood in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with kids…

A Visit to National Library of Singapore

Recently visited the National Library of Singapore as I happened to be running an errand nearby and boy oh boy, what a pleasant surprise for myself. It is my first visit to the national library, apart from visiting the community library nearby Mei Feng’s house back in April. I was taken aback back then (in…

Why I Continue To Draw Even Though I’m Not Good At It

The question subconsciously creeps into my head recently. More often than many other subconscious questions. When I was in the middle of something, be it cooking, reading something online or just lying down. “Why do I continue to draw even though I’m not good at it?” I am not aiming to be a great drawer…

Bon odori in a small Japanese neighborhood

Anyone who’s a fan of Japan would heard of the word – Bon Odori (in Japanese, 盆踊り) which usually take place in the summer in conjunction of Obon. Obon is similar to Day of the Dead in Mexico or Hungry Ghost Festival for the Chinese, where Japanese people will return to their hometown to clean…

A postcard to myself

Whenever I could, I like to send a postcard to myself from the destination I travelled. Sometimes, friends may find it odd that I sent a postcard back home to myself when we traveled together. At the beginning, it was just because I wanted to penned down about my travel to the new city or a…

Reading Robert Kuok’s memoir

When I was young, I often heard adults around me bring up the name ‘Robert Kuok’ and ‘sugar king’ whenever they discussed about the state of Malaysia’s economy and politics . As he is very low-profile, very little was known about him. Much more is known about Li Ka-Shing, the Hong Kong billionaire more than…

Crabbing our way in Pulau Ketam

“Let’s do something different this time!,” Zu-chan said while we were discussing about what should we do when they are in town for the weekend. Zoo, bird park, movie, cafe hopping was among the things we were throwing ideas around. And out of the blue, suddenly I thought of Pulau Ketam since my sister visited…