10 September 2018

A break is coming...

Last minute trips to Penang and Kuala Lumpur brought out different feels...

Penang was definitely a place I like for a food odyssey ... started with a chocolate dessert, Korean style fried chicken for a snack, had dinner at a Chinese fine dining restaurant.  

Not so early breakfast of a viral sensation in Penang for 'Kacang Pool', then went shopping for dates and 'jeruk'.  Then stood in-line for another viral sensation at Bee Hwa Cafe. 

A not so viral stop for dinner as the stomach was protesting.

Then came back home!

The next day, early morning ferry ride, we arrived a bit too early at the train station for our 11am train to KL.  Took a day ride instead of overnight to go to KL and to come back to home. I am impressed with the ride, not so impressed with the washroom.  Now, when the ride started it was all great...as the ride progressed the person in charge did go in several times to clean and clear...it was some of the people using the facilities that needs to learn washroom etiquette..........

While in KL, for the first time in like forever, I actually saw a fireworks show that I was not actively involved in...FANTASTIC!

Just before going off for a longer break mid-month...a few things came up.  Meetings are endless, people who think they know everything are a pain in my behind, rehearsals and events...remind me why I should be thankful I have slowed down a lot and do schedule holidays and stuff.

Bye for now!

8 August 2018

Independence Month

Three months have passed since the election, dear reader.

We survived more or less unscathed - a peaceful transfer.  No bloodshed other than cuts and bruises and hurts on the inside due to words and actions by 'family' and 'friends'. However, it remains to be seen whether it is a good or great change that Malaysians are going through.  As only three months have gone by.  We will see the outcome in the years to come.

Che Wah!

Finally, at this age of 42 years old...I got my own place.  I mean don't get me wrong...it was not something that was meticolously planned, it was a spur of the moment thing and it happened! As a 'mamak' and an Asian, you normally have your own place when you get married or are living well away from family.  As this is not the case, it is quite an achievement, even in this day and age (take it both ways ;p)

Being the month of August, our beloved Jalur Gemilang, the flag will be everywhere, on cars, houses, offices, shops, etc...

#SayangiMalaysiaku #KibarJalurGemilang #MalaysiaBaharu

9 May 2018

My Monthly Post

As I am writing this, we are within a day of either a new government or ... hopefully whatever the outcome, we remain a peaceful nation.

I had two events happen between the last post and this one.  One a charity dinner at LICC and one the grand opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi.  

My sister

My mom

Relaxed a bit, then took a short trip to Seoul at the end of April.  Something a bit different than my previous trips last year as this was a guided trip.  We call it a touch 'n go one.  Salute to the South Koreans, they are very proud of their culture and products.  There was not skipping the obligatory visits to Nami Island, Ginseng, Red Pine, Seaweed/Laver, Kimchi and Amethyst production centres. Also their cosmetics centre and folk museum.

On the way out of Langkawi
On the ferry to get to Nami Island

How to make Kimchi class
at the Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace
With our Korean guide - Lee
Trying out the Mung Bean Pancake or Bindae-tteok at the Gwangjang Market before going stir-crazy looking and buying pre-cut cloth ...


2 April 2018


OK...2 months from the last blog post...

Will be trying to vlog instead as that may be easier than writing hhhmmmmnnnn

I mean, I've already got the necessary equipment - phone(s), lens(s), mic(s), tripod(s), etc...so this should be a breeze.  HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Let's see, what's new ...

Another grand opening coming up! And taking up the bulk of my time.

Sunset View Langkawi 

2 February 2018


Someone reminded me of my blog and I decided to check my last post...to my horror and embarrassment - my last update was in 2016!

Let’s give this another try before burying the blog for good.

Talking about late and being late is something of a peeve of mine. Why?!

The favourite saying of most Malaysians is unfortunately ON THE WAY!  Even if they are still in bed or just about to have their bath or maybe still at the office.

Not everyone has the time to wait and not everyone is patient enough not to loose their cool. It has come to the point where to ensure that people are somewhat on time or within 15mins give or take of the expected time, people are now calling for meetings nearly an hour earlier. Now the people who are perpetually late will be somewhat on time and the people who are either perpetually early or on time are there way earlier than is needed. 🤨🤨🤨 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

I can’t change myself to be late, so I am among the few that reaches nearly an hour early for meetings. However, this has now created another problem, what of the next meeting? You assume that the first meeting is starting at 9am and schedule the next meeting at 11am, thinking that an hour is enough for the earlier meeting. Unfortunately as the meeting only starts at 10.15am, it only finishes at 11.15am and you are officially late by 15mins at that point. By the time you get to the 2nd meeting point you are now late by an hour! So everyone is now upset with you and you are way beyond frazzled at being late and rushed. Let’s not forget you may have something else lined up 1pm that you will rush the 2nd meeting to ensure that your schedule for the day is somewhat manageable.

In the end the whole day is shot because someone is always ON THE WAY.

WOW!!! Wrote that in like 5mins. Why???  Because I am waiting for someone who just texted that they are on the way...

3 August 2016

St. Regis Langkawi Grand Opening - May 29, 2016

The grand opening of the luxurious hotel went off, if not really as planned, a success if I do say so myself.

The event was a culmination of weeks and not months of planning. I did more travel out of Langkawi than I have ever done before.  Friends and family were astonished of my flying visits out of Langkawi and into KL nearly every week. Unfortunately, although met with a single friend on those visits, I was not able to visit with anyone else as it was literally a flying visit or visits. And the friend that I did meet was working in the department I was visiting.

I went to sleep immediately after the night ended at 6am May 30th.

Thanks a bunch to everyone who assisted and propped me up during those few weeks!

See you at the next event.

7 September 2015

Wow! Two in two days!

I may just change this blog to a general review of items I purchase...and use.

The MacBook Mate smart stand and dust plugs are great.  I use the smart stand on both my MacBook and MacBook Pro and it is unobtrusive when not in use and provides a grip when I am going around without a bag (this does happen sometimes).

The stand is meant for a 'naked' MacBook, but I use one on a case and the other without a case and both works fine.  

Admittedly I use the stand during limited typing times and it provides a slight lift, but if I am going to be on the computer for longer periods, I use the Flio, or the Roost Stand when I have my bluetooth keyboard handy.

The Flio allows for both the use of a keyboard or typing at an elevated angle (which also limits the length of time you use the computer).  The Roost Stand really elevates your monitor so that you do not look down and curve your shoulders for long periods and have bad neck, shoulder and back pain! 

Although the stand itself takes up basically no space, I would have to carry around a keyboard and trackpad/mouse...so take your pick.

The Pillar, which is another stand, also folds nearly flat, as it is made of a collapsible corrugated cardboard (I think).  Again, you will have to bring along a bluetooth keyboard and mouse/trackpad combo.

Whichever you choose, it really does help!





Oops! Forgot about the dust plugs, basically it helps to plug all the unused ports on my MacBook Pro, a bit tricky to put in when you have big hands...hehehe, but easy to take out when you need to use the port or ports.