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 ...

Knowledge Vs. Understanding

Knowing does not automatically equate to understanding. At this day and age, where every type of information is readily available and accessible at the touch of a button, knowledge is literally out there for anyone who is willing to find and read. Nothing is hardly a secret anymore. At the rate we are going, "priviledged information" may become ...

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 ...

Insecurity and How It Affects Us All

"Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity." ~ Debra Winger   Who in this room has not felt uneasy, inadequate and displaced? Who in this world has not felt envy, anger, jealousy or hatred? Do you know where all these negative emotions and thoughts stem from? Michael Neill suggests that they originate from insecurity. What contaminates us is our own sense of insecurity. It ...

The Prison That Fear Made and We the willing captives

Memories fade But the pain echoes Wounds heal But Fears reign The way forward Muddled with Self-Doubts And Disillusionment Of Lessons Learnt And those We need to Un-Learn The road ahead lies Like a mirage So close And yet so far Dwelling in Self-imposed Prisons Like good little girls Suffering becomes Our medal of courage Disturbing the silence Of the tombs in our heart When all is said and done We only have misery for company For we have been ...

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