Tea-time is a big deal in my family home. My mum and our neighbours used to team up to bake, steam or cook up a variety of delicious sweet and savoury afternoon snacks and delicacies. Us kids used to be … Continue reading Thin: Tea-time treat
Fifteen years ago, my cousin Patricia and I signed up for Mandarin language classes at the YMCA Kuala Lumpur. We were gung-ho about adding Mandarin to the list of our spoken languages – English, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil. However, our enthusiasm to learn this lingo that is widely used in Malaysia came to an abrupt end when work and other commitments got in the way. Patricia moved away to Singapore a few years ago and pursued Mandarin classes there, while I got caught up in more work and personal commitments. During my travels, especially in countries like Taiwan and Hong … Continue reading New Start to an Abrupt End
I love red-eye flights. Once service is over and the lights are out, there is this sense of peace and solitude. The cabin is dark and you’re flying above a world that’s falling asleep, their dwellings marked by twinkling lights … Continue reading Sunrise at 38,000 ft
The buttercream yellow facade of Psar Thmey stands out amidst the chaos of Phnom Penh Continue reading Dome in the Rough
During my occasional outstation stints as a writer, I often had to go down paths less travelled, which led me to people and places I would otherwise have not taken the effort to explore on my own. Sometimes the people who … Continue reading Explore: Down The Path Less Travelled
On a recent trip to Mentakab, a town in the state of Pahang, two hours away from Kuala Lumpur, we stumbled upon a roadside stall selling one of our favourite local tea-time snack – the ‘Akok’. This traditional cake is … Continue reading Identical: Piping Hot Sweet Treat
The setting sun hides behind a cloud as she throws a beautiful blush pink hue across the sky as dusk falls, and the tide rolls in towards the sacred Tanah Lot temple in Bali, Indonesia. The temple is only accessible to visitors for a few hours in a day – during low tide and under the watchful eyes of lifeguards and temple officials. More on WordPress Daily Prompt:Blush Continue reading Blush: A Balinese Sunset
When I read the daily prompt for today, I laughed out loud. Patience? This was exactly what I was losing following an exasperating month of writer’s block and doubt over whether all my blogging endeavors were worth it. The readership … Continue reading Patience: Is it worth it?