PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA – PART ONE

The famous words from the very lovely Ms. Audrey Hepburn in the movie: "Funny Face"~ "Paris is always a good idea." Especially in Spring. The Poster of the Movie: Funny Face Incidentally, that was the first movie I saw which made me fall in love with the idea of visiting Paris one fine day. It seemed ...

The Liebster Blog Award Challenge: A Fun Interactive Challenge for Writers & Bloggers

So, I have been nominated by a new friend, Adite Banerjie, to take the Liebster Blog Award Challenge. To be honest, I was introduced to her by Julie Gray to earn my nomination. I wanted to take on this fun and interactive challenge. I thought it would be great to connect with other bloggers and ...

The Morning Wet Market & The Breakfast of Champions

I am not usually a morning person. However, this morning I decided to drag myself out of bed and venture to the morning wet markets. As a child, I used to accompany my mother to these wet markets to buy fresh produce. It was the only way to shop in those days - before the big supermarket chains changed the ...

LIFE IN MALAYSIA: THE EXODUS DURING FESTIVE SEASONS

On 22nd March 2013, NST RED published an article written by me entitled, Urban Retreat on "fifth heaven". However, this is my blog version with extra pictures and personal sharing. My blog version will always be different from the ones that appear in NST.   During the recent Chinese New Year break, I decided to "escape" to Bangkok. Yes, ...

Travelling with Extended Families: The Joys and Pains

As Anthony Boudain said ~ "Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you - it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you....Hopefully, you ...

Decorating for Chinese New Year with Your Own Touch

Every Friday, a column in NST RED will feature an article written by me. It's all about the unique spaces which I have come across that provide interesting or unusual experiences. Yes, the stories I write for NST RED can be about anything as long as it is related to spaces/places. After all, the RED in NST RED ...

Incorporating ART into Our Living Spaces

So, you have finally got your dream house or apartment. All the fixtures and fittings have been impressively installed, and you have even bought the right decorative items to be positioned tastefully in your new home along with the furniture. All that begs to be “dressed” are the bare walls of various hues. Now, what ...

The Return of Majestic Beauty

Every Friday, a column in NST RED will feature an article written by me. It's all about the unique spaces which I have come across that provide interesting or unusual experiences. Yes, the stories I write for NST RED can be about anything as long as it is related to spaces/places. After all, the RED in NST RED ...

The Only Swift in Taylor Swift is….

I tried holding myself back. I really did try! But… I… Just… Can’t… Stand… It… Anymore!!!!! I totally do not understand why the media would fawn all over Taylor Swift and praising her solo appearances as the "revenge looks” or showing “what Harry Styles is missing”!   The so-called "Revenge Look"   Seriously? Are you kidding me? Harry Styles ain't missing that girl! That's why he and ...

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