Rumah Penghulu | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rumah Penghulu | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

After having spent a couple of days indoors, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows inspired me to go outside and explore with just one word – onism – n. the awareness of how little of the world you’ll experience. This awareness truly is an obscure sorrow, but it doesn’t hurt to experience as much as you can anyway, … Continue reading

When the Electricity Goes Out

My ears start to focus on what’s going outside. All I can hear are the cars whizzing by, the rumblings of a nearby construction site, some indiscernible white noise, and even a few calling birds. My cat is chasing her tail, otherwise, the apartment would stand completely still. Stiller than ever. Not even empty nights … Continue reading

Zaini GuestHouse | Janda Baik, Malaysia

Zaini GuestHouse | Janda Baik, Malaysia

There aren’t many places I visit repeatedly (especially if the place has nothing to do with food), but Zaini GuestHouse is just not one of those places you only end up having a one-night-stand with. Since my first visit a couple of years ago, I’ve faithfully come back – be it for birthdays, adventures, or even … Continue reading

Sway Me With Sushi | Tokyo, Japan

Sway Me With Sushi | Tokyo, Japan

Known for being both weird and wonderful, the thought of Japan brings stereotypical images of sushi, Harajuku girls, Yakuza, and of course, katana-wielding samurai to mind. I was expecting all this, and more, but instead, I was swept off my boot-clad feet into a world of the unexpected. Obviously, my image of Japan was severely … Continue reading

Some People

Some People – Some people are big, Some people are small, Some people are neither, But never “too tall”. – Some people have marks, Or scars like Harry Potter’s, But fair or dark, We all still need water! – Some people have hair, Some people are smooth, Some people don’t even care About the fountain … Continue reading

Permaculture Perak | Lenggong, Malaysia

Permaculture Perak | Lenggong, Malaysia

Not too long ago, Malaysian hip-hop rap duo Dose Two wanted to make a music video. Their chosen location? Permaculture Perak. Permaculture is an off-the-grid sustainable farm and farmstay offering both educational and leisure getaways. The farmstay is run by Ladia, his wife Amy, and their adorable baby girl, Yanka. With everything booked and arranged, I … Continue reading

Ruby’s Resort | Cherating, Malaysia

Ruby’s Resort | Cherating, Malaysia

The yearn for adventure occurs often, but weekends anywhere near big cities can only mean flocks of people…well, everywhere. Traffic can get horrific as people inch their way forward, to balik kampong (return to their hometowns). The onset of the monsoon season brings with it strong currents and torrential rains. It was that time of … Continue reading

Let’s Jalan-Jalan | Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Let’s Jalan-Jalan | Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Though Indonesia and Malaysia are neighbours, I had only ever been to Bali a couple of times, and because I’ve heard Bali is completely dissimilar from other parts of Indonesia, I wanted to see what was so drastically different. I found a budget-friendly holiday to Yogyakarta whilst ritually browsing AirAsia‘s deals and from there, did … Continue reading