After the whole adventure of getting to this beautiful island, I was pretty content that day 1 ended on a really good note. Complaining is definitely not on the list when you are blessed with such an amazing weather. For those of you who have missed the first part of the trip, click here. Now,… Continue reading Pangkor Island – My Perfect Weekend Getaway (Part II)
As I was turning 33 this year, I requested a beach holiday from my parents not knowing that they would actually agree to it. FYI, they never did. So when I went to celebrate my birthday weekend with my uncle and his family (go check my Instagram for all the fun I had), they have… Continue reading Pangkor Island – My Perfect Weekend Getaway (Part I)
My birthday week was so good that I didn't want it to end. After everything that was going wrong in my life, I didn't expect anything to turn out the way it did. I'm sure there is a reason why God puts a particular person in your life. We would never find that out but… Continue reading Blessed For Another Year Of Awesomeness!
Happy Birthday 'The Double Life Of An Expat'. You've turned one today! How fast time flies. This time last year I was still struggling with the whole blogging idea. My bestie, Manu came up with the idea and the push was needed for me to come out of my comfort zone. I do love taking… Continue reading HAPPY 1 YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY!
It is sad that stress and anxiety has become a norm in everyone's life. I am not going to debate if stress is good or bad. It solely depends on you and how you react to it. Some stress is actually good for you. It motivates you, keeps you alert and has a positive effect… Continue reading Bid Goodbye To Stress With These 5 Simple Tips!
Opening up this month on a huge positive note. August is so special that I have to come up with something really interesting so you can remember this auspicious month as well. My birthday is around the corner and also my blog is turning ONE you guys. I cannot wait to share all the amazing… Continue reading How Do I Stay Positive Amidst Negativity?
Apparently, there are now less than 200 Malayan tigers left in Malaysia. In order to conserve this endangered species from the brink of extinction and in conjunction with the Global Tiger Day, WWF-Malaysia and Maybank Foundation with the support of Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources and PERHILITAN Peninsular Malaysia organized The Malayan Tiger… Continue reading Stand Up For Our Malayan Tigers And Roar For Life!
July has been a very busy month for me. I'm booked for like every weekend except for this weekend. Mom might have the busiest running month in history. Literally every week she's running for a cause. The least that you know, despite our busy schedule, both of us are just recovering from pinkeye or also… Continue reading Pinkeye/Conjunctivitis – My Struggle And The Natural Magic Cure!
In conjunction with the 100th year celebration, Electrolux, one of the largest multinational home appliances manufacturer, made its mark today in the running scene with Electrolux Home Run 2019. The event celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion in our community. In other words, children & adults with special needs and physically challenged had the opportunity to… Continue reading Are You Ready To Break Your Limit? Say Yes To Electrolux Home Run 2019!
First of all, let me be loud and clear that I am in not endorsing Coway in anyway! We loved the event so much last year that we had to go back again this year. I did not write much about last year's event (except for the Hanbok experience) but I thought I had plenty… Continue reading Beat The Heat 2.0 For Us – The Coway Style!
Over the years, I've been hanging on to lifeless things and people who were nothing but pure toxic to make me feel good about myself. I've even moved to a different country in search of a different identify. Who would have thought I was in the wrong search of finding myself. It took me some… Continue reading 5 Actual, Real Ways On How I Practice Self Love!
It is definitely refreshing to not talk about being sick or even trying to get back to being healthy again. If you've been reading my previous posts, I am sure you would have been feeling the same way I did. Super grateful to have friends who made my life a lot easier in the time… Continue reading Top 5 Secrets To A Long-Lasting Friendship!
Apologies for being a day late for those who've been waiting eagerly on my weekly blogs. I've been extremely busy once I'm back to my normal life routine after recuperating from the neck pain I've endured for the past two weeks along with the side effects of sore throat, fever, runny nose and headache that… Continue reading My Top 5 Action Plan For A Speedy Recovery!
Hello June. Or should I say Nasty June for me? Well. Being an extreme optimist, I went to sleep after posting a positive thought for all of you on my Facebook page, hoping that you will have a good month ahead. Unfortunately, I forgot to wish the same for me. Who would have thought that… Continue reading “Health Is Wealth” Is NOT An Understatement!
Due to popular demand, I am back with another traditional fashion post. Amazingly, my long gone blog post on How To Style A Black Saree Like A Pro had over 200 views in just a day. Also, since some of you who has been asking multiple questions on styling a red traditional indian attire, I… Continue reading How To Style A Bright Red Anarkili Like A Pro?
After writing a whole blog post on how I grew my long hair naturally (link here), I am back months later to share about my skin or beauty fixes that I've tried and still am doing religiously because they worked for me. It doesn't have to cost a fortune to be able to look or… Continue reading How I Fixed My Skin/Beauty Problems Naturally (5 DIY That Actually Works!!!)
I am more than blessed to be able to celebrate this Mother's Day with my mom. I've celebrated nearly 6-7 Mother's Day without my mom being literally present. I am forever thankful to the technology that we have nowadays because I have no idea how I would have even survived back then. I still remember… Continue reading Mother’s Day Recipe In A Very Italian-Malaysian Way (She Approved)!
Since we were already at the KL Tower for the Towerthon, I thought why not explore like a tourist? Exploring your own city can be a lot of fun. Especially when you're visiting the 7th tallest telecommunication tower in the world and the tallest tower in Southeast Asia. Menara KL (local name) stands at 421m… Continue reading Exploring KL Tower!
Last week, my mom and my cousin participated in one of the most extreme and challenging sports event of the year: KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2019. This was her first towerthon experience and she might have walked for most of it. Whereas, my cousin had signed up for this towerthon a few years before… Continue reading 5 Steps To Victory: Conquering Your First Towerthon!
'Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything - Muhammad Ali' This week I'm celebrating friendship and my BFFs. It's not friendship day or anything like that but I just felt like… Continue reading My Story Of A Long-Lasting Friendship Of Over 25 Years And Counting!
I know it is every girl's dream to get all dolled up and to actually feel like a princess. I mean even if you can't be one at least you can dream to be one. It doesn't hurt to dream a little bit more than usual. Speaking of dream, I am so excited that I… Continue reading The First Time I Felt Beautiful!
'Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It's really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.' - Anonymous The month of April marks a whole new beginning for me and maybe for you as well. So please… Continue reading Been Wanting To Save the World? Let’s Start With ONE Life At A Time!
Procrastination at its best. I know I am a little late this week but I am still on time I hope. I cannot believe this would be my 30th blog post. Yes I am pretty shocked myself. I feel like I just started writing my very first post yesterday but this entire journey has been… Continue reading Are You An Introvert? These 5 Common Signs Might Be True!
This week, I am over the moon to introduce to you guys a very special person I call a friend. A guy I've known for over 7 years now and I've known him even before I met my fiancé. We have been friends ever since and even though our relationship was kinda on and off… Continue reading Meet The Multi-Talented MKmUSicIAN!
We are constantly surrounded by strongly motivated women who are trying to make their world a much better place to live in. It doesn't necessarily have to be overly dramatic like a Wonder Woman who's trying to save the world. But aren't we all trying to lead a better life and in a constant battle… Continue reading 5 Signs You Might Be Your Own Kinda Wonder Woman!
Let me start this week's blog post by opening up this big question to you. Have you heard about World Hearing Day? Well, let me be honest with you. I had no idea that this day was such a big deal until my Mom told me about her next run. It's a charity 5K fun… Continue reading World Hearing Day 2019: 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Running For Charity!
Earlier this month, I've shared how I've committed to a 30 days of yoga challenge and please feel free to read all about the details here. Guess what? I did not skip a day! Obviously I've stayed present the whole time, literally 30 days continuously. And of course, with a few complaints and a lot… Continue reading 30 Days Of Yoga Challenge: 5 Lessons Learned!
Today is the day I actually hit the publish button on my blog and that was 6 months ago. Looking back at my 6 months of hardwork not knowing what was I really getting into. Literally. Blogging can be quite a handful from photography to editing and coming up with new blog post ideas weekly.… Continue reading 6 Months Blog Anniversary – My Best 3 Of All Time!
It's that time of the year again! For some, this might be a dreadful day whereas for others, this might be the only day you've been anticipating for all year long. It doesn't matter if you're single or committed, you should be celebrating love regardless of what your current status is. Yes you're absolutely right… Continue reading 5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Regardless of Your Status!
Well, January 2019 was definitely a good start for me and my blog. You guys have been a great support and I can't thank you enough but know that you are amazing! Each and everyone of you are so unique in your own different ways, yet we still have a connection through this blog. I… Continue reading The 5 Ws (And 1 H) You Need to Know Before Committing To A 30 Days Of Yoga Challenge!
If you've read my previous posts from the Cameron Highlands Series, I've talked about how my mom bought tiny pots of roses ready to be replanted. And how much of a risk we were taking at that time hoping we do not kill them. Despite the biggest hurdle (the temperature difference obviously), they are still… Continue reading From Cool to Warm Climate: 5 Tips on How My Roses Survived? (Malaysia Edition)
It's definitely not easy to start running when you're in your late 50's. Let's not even add Half Marathon (HM) in the equation. It just made everything seems so impossible. Just imagine. Being a mother who had given up on running for the sake of family and everyone else's life, it's pretty hard to even… Continue reading The 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Running Your First Half Marathon In Your Late 50’s, How Hard Can It Be?
Recently, I finished reading a book I've been wanting to read ever since I heard about it. It's called "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in his mid-thirties. To even read his side of the story as he approaches his death gracefully was definitely inspiring… Continue reading Grieving Or Terminally Ill? Which Stage Are You In?
Just like every year, you set up your New Year resolutions which includes losing weight or getting fit for the new year new you. What happens next? By mid-January, all your energy and enthusiasm that you had two weeks ago died because you can't keep up with the brutal workouts or the boring calorie counting… Continue reading How I Lost Over 20 Pounds In A Year Just By Maximizing My 5 Senses?
So I was away not because I was overly excited with the whole new year thing. It wasn't easy to even write the last blog post of the year. Despite all the shortcomings I've endured this year, some were eye opening and some became a great turning point. Whatever it is, I am definitely ready… Continue reading Batu Caves – My Tale of the Holy Limestone Caves (Part II)
Let me start this week's post by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. How did you celebrate your holidays? Well, I had a wonderful time. One of my cousin sister came all the way to spend her holidays with me and my family and all I can say is that I am blessed. Life can be… Continue reading Batu Caves – My Tale of the Holy Limestone Caves (Part I)
I'm sad this series is coming to an end. But I got two more posts to go for the month before the whole new year new me thing catches up to me. For those who have missed the previous post, click here. I can't wait to tell you all about this place in Cameron Highlands… Continue reading Cameron Highlands Series – Cameron Lavender
Thankfully I recovered from being sick and I've been going hard with my workouts. I skipped a week of my workout sessions and it felt like eternity to get back to it. Yesterday I managed to do 40 minutes of zumba and today I did some deep stretching yoga for 45 minutes. Don't even ask… Continue reading Cameron Highlands Series – Agrotechnology Park MARDI
This week I had to pull my inner strength to actually sit down and write this blog post. I've been down with seasonal cold, fever, cough and everything else. But weekly commitment like this definitely keep me in check no matter how badly I feel about myself. Let's not even talk about working out! I'm… Continue reading Cameron Highlands Series – Butterfly Farm
After our first amazing day at Cameron Valley (in case you missed out, check my previous post from the series here), we started our second day pretty early since I've had plans for the whole day. I've missed the spring weather ever since I've been back and as sad as it seems it's pretty hot… Continue reading Cameron Highlands Series – Big Red Strawberry Farm
After years and years of talking about it, my parents decided to take me on a 3 days road trip to Cameron Highlands. It is definitely a heaven for those who is in love with nature and of course plants in general. I've heard a lot about it even before I pursue agriculture. So visiting… Continue reading Cameron Highlands Series – Cameron Valley
This is one of the festival I love to rekindle the most. I'm not sure how it is celebrated around the world but I certainly miss my childhood rituals of the day. My grandma was not well-to-do but the RM 1 ang pow she used to give to her grandchildren on Deepavali mornings meant the… Continue reading Festival Of Lights For Me!
I've always wanted to experience all the little things people be doing on Halloween ever since I was young. Growing up watching scary horror movies based on Halloween themes and costume parties somehow excites me. Trick or treating was definitely the first thing to do on my bucket list for Halloween. I was beyond ecstatic… Continue reading Pumpkin Patch Calls For Charity (Halloween Special)
Me and my mom always loved cooking. We try to make everything from scratch if we could. The reason is because every food that comes in those ready made packaging which makes life a lot easier do tend to have additives and also loads and loads of sugar and sugar. I've always been struggling to… Continue reading Make Your Own Pizza Under RM15 / $5
I love to pamper myself the natural way especially my locks every now and then. I'm sure a little TLC does feel good after having a long day at school/work. It feels like you're wearing an invisible crown when you have the #goodhairdays and I would love to share my secrets on how to keep… Continue reading How I Grew My Long Lustrous Hair Naturally (DIY That Actually Works!!!)
This weekend I had an opportunity to experience something I would never even imagine doing in my life. NEVER! I am not into this South Korean or K-Pop culture or even thrilled about the fact that their Kimchi tastes better than our own local home grown fresh vegetables. These thoughts do not excite me at… Continue reading My First Hanbok Experience – Wearing South Korean Traditional Dress
Just like I have promised, I am back with the second part of this sudden hiking trip. Well it is a long story to even begin with. So let me just give you a summary of how we even ended up here. We went to Broga Hill (known for the beautiful sunrise) at 5 am… Continue reading Bukit Gasing – A Hidden Forest In The City (Part II)
Last week, I had an opportunity to check out this cool trail in Bukit Gasing Forest Park, Selangor. So excited for my first hiking trip in Malaysia, I might have googled the night before to learn more about the trail and was even more pumped from the pictures I've seen. I've always been an outdoorsy… Continue reading Bukit Gasing – A Hidden Forest In The City (Part 1)
Recently, my mom participated into something new and exhilarating: The Trail Running Challenge. It was her first run off road and yes she did enjoyed it. A LOT! She just finished her half marathon (21km) and she's pretty excited to try something more challenging. I can't even think of anything more challenging than running 21km… Continue reading 5 Steps To Survive Your First Trail Run
Styling should come easy for any woman. It resembles who you are inside out. Your choice of style highly depicts the personality that you are going to portray. Me personally, I like to stand out in a crowd. If I am there I love to make sure my presence is known. I do not wear… Continue reading How To Style A Black Saree Like A Pro?