Photoshoot with Elisha Rusli of Bulletproof Branding & Design

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I had the utmost pleasure of working with Elisha Rusli of Bulletproof Branding & Design when it came to building my blog. She’s a self professed tech whiz and television show aficionado with a passion for assisting startups with their brand.

We first met each other in the year 2000 as high school students who attended the same Maths and Science tuition class back in our hometown of Johor Bahru. Fast forward some fifteen years or so later and we reconnected with one another over Facebook as I laughed at the witty pop culture posters that she would post up on Facebook. Continue reading

Do Soulmates Exist?

I’m afraid that I do not have the answer to the age old question of the existence of our significant others who God or The Universe may have pre-ordained for us to meet sometime in this lifetime. Yet many of us are on the lookout for ‘that someone special’, ‘my significant other to be’, ‘my other half’. We put on our most attractive clothes, painstakingly style our hair for hours on end and apply makeup on our faces to be able to go out to yet another function in hopes of meeting someone who ironically will accept us simply for who we are. Continue reading

Homecoming

Returning to live in Johor Bahru (JB) wasn’t something that I had planned. After leaving for Sydney, Australia, I didn’t think that I would return to live in Malaysia, let alone my hometown of JB. When I came home in October of 2015, I thought I would live the rest of the year in JB recuperating from the hectic life in Sydney before returning there in January of 2016. Come January and February of 2016 and I’m still here.

It certainly has been a bit of a readjustment, moving back in with my parents and having to live with them after being away for so long. Continue reading

Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s that time of the year again, when families come together from far and wide to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. When I was younger, it was a time of much excitement as we were given free reign to indulge in cookies and lollies and receive lucky red packets filled with money. The older I get, the more I cherish and appreciate this celebration as a time to reconnect with family and friends, some whom we only see once a year.

My parents were born and raised in the coastal city of Johor Bahru. As a child, I wistfully admired my friends who would join the ‘balik kampung’ (back to the village) exodus back to their hometowns. Continue reading

The Dream of Studying Abroad Becoming a Reality

Ever since I was a little girl, it has been a dream to study abroad. The allure of leaving home and studying in another country called out to me like a siren calling out to fishermen in ancient mythology. When I finished high school, I attended HELP University and did my college courses there. I envied those of my friends who left for Australia, New Zealand, America and England to pursue their studies.

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4 Things To Do in Johor Bahru City

Mum and I took a trip down to Johor Bahru (JB) City last week. Here are some of the things which we did there, including having brunch, picking up a pair of gold ear studs, buying freshly baked bread and banana cake and indulging in some retail therapy at Johor Bahru City Square (JBCS) and Johor Bahru City Centre (JBCC).

1) Muthu Restaurant Johor Bahru

Mum and I had brunch at Muthu restaurant on Jalan Trus with both of us ordering Rava Thosai, an Indian crepe made with semolina, rice flour and water.

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Don’t mess with a #GIRLBOSS!

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso is both an entertaining and informative guide about being a business owner as well as an empowered woman in the 21st Century. Sophia is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal. What started out as an Ebay shop selling pre-loved vintage clothes is now a multimillion dollar fashion empire that exists both online as well as within two brick and mortar premises in Los Angeles, California.

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Modern Day Disney Princesses : Animation To REAL Life!

When I think of a Princess, I immediately think of Disney and the many Disney Princesses who have been such a huge part of my life growing up. From Ariel, The Little Mermaid who was brave enough to explore an unknown world above the sea to Mulan, whose courage reassures women that they are every bit as capable as men.

Many women of my generation have grown up with these animated role models who are female and fearless, who aren’t just damsels in distress, but strong women who face adversity straight on, be it fleeing from a wicked stepmother and setting up house with seven little men or fighting the Manchurian army and gaining the respect of the emperor and the entire nation.

Modern day Princesses, however, are the true inspiration for this blog of mine. This is because I truly believe that deep down, every girl would like to be treated like a Princess.

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