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Update : It's the Ho-Ho-Holidays...BLOODY AGAIN

The Raya Holidays is here again...well, the holidays is here AGAIN and here we are...on a break AGAIN.

For parents of small kids, almost the entire month of June has been hell because they must have been scrambling around trying to keep the kids occupied/separate/play nicely/not fight almost the entire month. It's been either one holiday or another and while the teachers are in a month-long party mode, parents who are paying for school or kindhy are mostly left fuming about having to pay an entire month of fees for absolutely no teaching and babysitting.

It's no shame to admit that we, parents, sometimes think of ANY kind of activity as a form of babysitting. A few minutes or a few hours without having to be on high alert about every creak, crack or scream in the house is always much welcome.

So, I had a break the other day and I went on Facebook to check on some of my friends and relative. And this was what happened.


Two hours wasted on admiring other people's lives, read…
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Yoga : A Day to Bend and Challenge Yourself Not to Break

It's not just about the body, it's about the mind, the balance, the overall health and steadiness of the breath. Sometimes, through the 'comings and goings' of life, you'll find the 'come what may'. There was once a running enthusiast who chastised or belittled me for only doing yoga and asked me 'Aiyo, you're only doing yoga. Why would you need a sports bra? Not like you're doing anything serious'. I was trying to catch Tara Stiles when she was in Malaysia and, along the way, get a sports bra or something comfortable to wear whenever I attempt something

Hence, began my love-hate relationship with people who run and like to make fun of people who do something else. Although I try not to generalize people who choose to run or do kick-boxing or judo or karate or climb mountains, I try to avoid conflict with runners. And the thing is that I have nothing against running, and it's sad that this person (and a few others) spoiled the broth for…

Personal : When Earth is what Earth Feels Like

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” 
― Meister Eckhart We've always gone out for evening walks, after making dinner, after rounding everything up, after winding things down. But my kids' been making their own morning walks or runs on their own, WITHOUT me, without me knowing simply because they woke up earlier and refused to wake me up because they want to be BADASS on their own they don't want to disturb my sweet slumber.

But on some days, I wake up earlier than them and today, I simply jumped out of bed at 5.30am because I died in bed at 10-odd-pm zonked out earlier than anyone else so, I decided to wake them up. Hey, join me, I'm awake. Let's all wake up, I don't care what time you slept, that's YOUR problem. LOL.

So, we walked to the convenience store at the petrol station behind the home to get coffee and then walked to the nearby park and took a few rounds.


The neighborhood has a lot of early waker-uppers, man! Mostly elderly people, bu…

KDrama : Jealousy Incarnate (2016)

It talks about things you may not want to talk about, especially men - breast cancer. The same way women are discriminated, in this aspect, men may face the same discrimination and even worse fear and shame. Something we don't normally expect. Mention the words 'Breast Cancer' and the first thought would be a woman going through it (and hopefully surviving it). You rarely think about a man having to go through such a condition and in most instances, it would be demeaning, embarassing, or something-to-hide for the men. I mean, which man would want to admit having such a womanly condition?

And THIS is precisely what is dealt with in this Kdrama.


Gong Hyo Jin is a gem

In many other people's eyes, Gong is hardly your femme fatale. Not your conventional sex kitten to hog the screen and she doesn't even have the body to boot. Au contraire, she looks like she needs to be fed. As a side note, I've always found her skinniness a little scary, thinking that it might promo…

Meeting The Millennials

We have come a full circle - from being very real to being relatively promotional to being very self-promotional to being fake. Now, we're back to square one, being very real If you don't have a face and name to your social media account or online life, you better have a pseudonym and if you do, you better not let others find out what you look like. We live in an era where everything can and will become the butt of a joke, as a way to counter over-information.

I was lamenting the fact that my kid have, yet again, come up with another pseudonym for one of his social media accounts. He's not revealed it to me and I've not asked him for it. I don't want to find out everything about my kid via his social media accounts. If he's got a problem, he'd better scoot his ass over to me, in my face, and tell it to me like it is...minus all that online drama. I've got enough of that, as it is.

I told them, both kids, about a time when we all went online, via the wo…

Quote : Embrace Your Spark of Madness

What's the point of doing what everyone is else is doing when deep inside, you think or know that you're meant to do something else? Do you jump? Do you wait? Do you wait for someone to give you the green light? Do you take the leap?

When people give you a lot of shit about how you think, the things you do and the journey that you have chosen to take on, it's really Devil's Own Luck. Every single one of luck is given that little bit of uniqueness; some call it madness, some call it different type of thinking. I've been accused of both by virtue of the fact that I've quit many things that people deemed safe while embarking on things people deemed paths people would rather die than take less taken.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't offended. I was. In fact, I've sat up at night wondering if I was weird, after all. If this person was right, if that person was trying to help me. The word unconventional have stuck with me for a long time and it continues t…

Woe is the World

While I agree that despite efforts to curb global warming on a global level, such as the one shunned and rejected by Donald Trump, has done little to medium-sized changes, has much to want for, it's efforts, no matter how small, should NOT be abandoned.
President Trump said that he will pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, steering away from a group of 194 other countries that have promised to curb planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. The news came just days after he attended the G7 Summit in Italy, where the six other member countries—Germany, Italy, Canada, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom—reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 climate pact. - National Geographic America is pulling out as a COUNTRY from world-efforts to reduce carbon emission, to save the planet, reduce human footprint and to protect the environment. To me, this is akin to abandoning your home. After all, Planet Earth IS our home. I honestly do not see where he's coming from although I …