I find my lack of posts disturbing…

I do! I really do. But with a million things happening all at the same time, this blog really fell by the wayside. Despite all the madness that came with the end of 2016, 2017 has been a delight in numerous ways. How can I squeeze everything that has happened in once sentence, except that…

Can you hear yourself running?

Is a question that most runners get asked when we’re running with our earbuds plugged in. And I guess it’s something some of us (including yours truly), often take for granted. There have been a couple of occasions where I was running blithely through the woods or on the road with the music on full blast…

Some basic things you need to know before adopting a cat/kitten

Owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences in one’s life. Being owned by a cat is no different. I mean, who doesn’t want to be trained to wake up at 4.30 in the morning just so the little fuzzypants can have her ears scratched and belly rubbed, right? I’m kidding about…

The illusion of control

I had big plans for 2015. Big plans. It was supposed to be the year of travels – A year when I would get more seriously into running, a segway into triathlon training, a year where I produced more short stories. Big plans. If you read my previous blog post, I was writing about how…

2015 – And the first quarter flies by!

Well hello there everybody! I trust that you have had a wonderful first four and half months of 2015.  I’ve been bad with updating this year because things just started happening back-to-back, and before you know it it’s already April. Here’s  a recap of my year so far 🙂 I went on a field mission to Kelantan…

Finding Happy: Why we suck at it, Part I

The topic of happiness and its pursuit isn’t something new. We are reminded of what it is everyday on social media, through countless posts, articles, and always, the words of wisdom on how to attain it, etched in front of, normally, a beautiful background with a sentence like “Happiness is not the final destination”, or…

Running products review: A newbie’s perspective.

It has been 9 months since I started running, so in that time, I’ve had the opportunity to test out a few running products. While some of these may be working well for me now, I am on the lookout to try new products, so this will be phase I. Phase II of the product review…

My Mammoth’s name is Don’t Do It.

I came across this article recently by Tim Urban. It painted a pretty deep picture about what’s going on with the world today, and why we’re still being led by the nose by our good-old-friend, the Social Survival Mammoth. It comes in many forms, manifesting in almost every decision one makes in life, I am…

Words of hope

For the past couple of days, my friends and I have been sending out words of hope and encouragement to anyone out there who is battling cancer, or have family and friends who are facing this disease. Here’s hoping that these words will brighten someone’s day, and let them know that we’re rooting for them…

The love/hate relationship I have with running

I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to running. I think most runners do. After all, who in their right mind would want to wake up in the wee hours of a weekend morning and run with a bunch of strangers for many many miles just for a shiny piece of metal? But it isn’t…

Aceh: 10 years after the tsunami

In 2004 a 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, which triggered a tsunami that ultimately claimed the lives of 226,000 people. The scale of the disaster was so destructive that it changed the lives of millions, scarring the souls of those who experienced the full brunt of the waves as well as…

Bustling Bangkok

Everyone who has ever been to Bangkok will tell you one thing – Don’t bring any clothes with you. Bring an empty suitcase. You’ll get to shop until you drop (literally). At first, I didn’t believe them. There must be something else that people can associate Bangkok with apart from it being a shopper’s paradise…