Be Brave, My Friend.

The Malay has a saying…disangkakan hujan hingga ke petang, rupanya hujan di tengah hari…(you thought it will be sunny till the evening, but it rains at noon). After close to 20 years of marriage, a friend of mine is ending her marriage. She’s moving out from her marital home this week. Be brave, my friend. … Continue reading Be Brave, My Friend.

Happy Holidays

Christmas Eve Dinner G and I decided to host a simple dinner on the Christmas eve. Simple because it was a pot luck dinner instead of a full cooking session which we had done in the previous years. No turkey and fresh oysters this year as well. Prices have gone up and wallet is thinner. … Continue reading Happy Holidays

Cats Of Medina And Mecca

I could not find kibbles in Medina and Mecca. I could not believe it. Something so simple and yet…wow! We encountered many stray cats as we traveled from Jeddah/Medina/Mecca. From the stray cats at the airport to skinny ones at the rest stops along the road to Medina and beautiful ones in Mecca. They tend … Continue reading Cats Of Medina And Mecca

Get That Food

Yes, let’s talk about culture shock. The reason being is that, during umrah course, all they mentioned was – do not get into argument with the locals, be patience, respect the local law, respect other people’s spaces. We Malaysians are really good bunch of people. What we were not prepared was in essence, was a … Continue reading Get That Food