As I was leaving Langkawi on the plane yesterday, I can’t help but to admire the beauty and gem of Langkawi. I think it’d continue to be a place I’d return to at every stage of my life, despite having visited the island 4 times in my lifetime now.
I wondered why Relay for Life has to start at 6pm until 10am the next day. I think I understood over the weekend as I joined my first Relay for Life Malaysia as a young cancer survivor, a week before my 1st year anniversary since completing cancer treatment…
The anticipation for Relay for Life started to build up about 3 weeks before the event as 4 other young cancer survivors and myself gathered for our dance practice. We volunteered to represent the young cancer survivors for a dance performance. Continue reading My First Relay for Life Malaysia
It has been more than 4 months since I commute by train to work. To be specific, I take KTM from Klang to Subang Jaya, then swap to LRT at Subang Jaya to Asia Jaya. I leave my car at KTM station in Klang and walk to my office from Asia Jaya station. What are the pros and cons of taking the train to work? Continue reading Pros and Cons of Taking the Train to Work
A man walked into the restaurant where I was having breakfast this morning. He looked sunburned, with odd red pathes on his face and arms. Odd. I told myself. On a second glance, noticed that his hair covered in colorful powder. Ah. It’s the Color Run!
In 2014 when Color Run first came to Malaysia, I attended the event too, thanks to free tickets won from CIMB. I don’t join marathons. I don’t run. So if not for the free tickets and hype about being the happiest run on planet filled with color, I wouldn’t have bothered. 3 years later, Color Run remains the only fun run I’ve ever joined to date. Continue reading Best of Color Run Malaysia
So far so true. Food that end up on my blog are RK’s favorite. The previous was Tamaruya steak at Isetan The Japan Store. And now, ayam goreng kunyit (turmeric fried chicken) at a food stall in one corner of Klang. Continue reading Turmeric Fried Chicken at Pengkalan Batu, Klang
Have you seen the 10 years product quality guarantee claim and demonstration when you visit an IKEA store? Some products even have 25 years guarantee. That’s impressive and leaves an impression right? RK’s brain innocently registered that all IKEA big items come with guarantee and (mis)educated me too. This led us to think that we’d get a new bed frame when he broke it today. Continue reading Breaking and Fixing IKEA Bed Frame
One of the long weekends in June, I went to Malacca in a group of 6-8 for a 3D2N trip. Two nights in Malacca? Really? Having been to Malacca at least 6 times in the past 10 years, many would wonder if I’d find anything interesting. Of course I did. In fact, the 3 days didn’t feel long at all.
#1 Play with Huskies at Huskitory
End of last year, World Vision Malaysia invited me to join their 20th anniversary program as one of the 20 ambassadors. This group of ambassadors represented different people who have been pillars to World Vision’s work: child sponsors, corporate sponsors, volunteers, partners, etc.
If you go through the profiles of the other ambassadors, you’d definitely be impressed. Supporters for 20 years. Child sponsor for more than 10 years. Child sponsor for 150 children. Supporting celebrity for 10 years. Volunteer for 10 years. Continue reading Sharing My Experience As World Vision Volunteer and 20th Anniversary Ambassador
If I can only choose to recommend one thing to fellow new cancer patients who approach me for wellness advice, it would be to practise qi gong. This coming from a mid-20 city girl says quite a lot, doesn’t it?
When I first heard about doing qi gong every day at dawn from a TMC practitioner to complement my conventional cancer treatment, I was skeptical. Skeptical because qi gong sounded mythical — like something done by people who have reached nirvana or sort. Skeptical also because qi gong sounded old — indeed, the qi gong center I went were mostly people above 50. Moreover, who starts exercising in the stadium at 5.45am every day?!
I went anyway for my first class upon his recommendation. After all, when I first started, I was on a 6-week medical leave and I wasn’t sleeping well. Might as well check out this qi gong thing. Continue reading Qi Gong for Cancer Patients in Klang Valley
Tell me to sign up for a fitness membership and it’d take me forever to sign up, if ever. Tell me to sign up for fitness party or festival aka the type you don’t really need to know how to move to join, I’m in. Especially when it’s very affordable, like the RM30 ticket to Shape Fitness Festival 2017.
Actually, I wouldn’t join it alone even if it’s free so it was good that friends invited to participate together. Always good to have “wardens” to make sure I don’t ffk the sweat session. Continue reading Shape Fitness Festival 2017