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Grieving or Terminally ill? Which stage are you in?

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?

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How I lost over 20 pounds in a year just by maximizing my 5 senses?

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?

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Batu Caves – My Tale of the Holy Limestone Caves (part II)

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)

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Batu Caves – My Tale of the Holy Limestone Caves (part I)

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)

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Cameron Highlands Series – Cameron Lavender

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

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Cameron Highlands Series – Agrotechnology Park MARDI

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

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Cameron Highlands Series – Butterfly Farm

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

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Cameron Highlands Series – Big Red Strawberry 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

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Cameron Highlands Series – Cameron Valley

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

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Festival of Lights for me…

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…

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Pumpkin Patch Calls For Charity (Halloween Special)

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)

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Make Your Own Pizza under RM15 / $5

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

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My TOP 3 Natural Hair Treatment (And It Actually Works!!!)

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 My TOP 3 Natural Hair Treatment (And It Actually Works!!!)

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My First Hanbok Experience – Wearing South Korean Traditional Dress

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

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Bukit Gasing – A Hidden Forest in the City (part II)

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)

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Bukit Gasing – A Hidden Forest in the City (part 1)

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)

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5 Steps To Survive Your First Trail Run

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

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How To Style A Black Saree Like A Pro?

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?

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Onam Special: Oats Puttu/Steamed Oats with Coconut Recipe

Onam Ashamsakal (Happy Onam) to all malayalees around the world. After hearing about the worst flood that happened in Kerala recently, me and my family decided to not celebrate it at all. I am just grateful I still have a roof on top of my head and my family intact. Definitely a day to remember… Continue reading Onam Special: Oats Puttu/Steamed Oats with Coconut Recipe

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Get to know me Q & A style

Who are you and where are you from? I always had been approached this way for the longest. Most probably because I do not look Malaysian enough when I am in Malaysia, my native place where I was born and bred or even when I was in the United States for 6 years. It doesn't… Continue reading Get to know me Q & A style