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To Hell and Back

Kawah Ijen (Ijen crater) is one of the craters in the world which have natural blue fire. The other one is in Alaska, said the guide. But, Ijen is the only crater where you can see the blue fire for all year long. The best time to see the blue fire is 3-4am hence we … Continue reading

Love Letter to my son, Robin

November 2010 My dear son Robin, 13 years ago on the night of 11 March, Papa and I went to KK Hospital for a tour to familiarize with the newly-opened hospital. After reaching home, I started my first bout of pain but dismissed it as a normal tummy-ache. I went to toilet throughout the night … Continue reading

Treading on thin ice … our days in North Korea (Part 1)

“NORTH Korea has banned Malaysians from leaving the country until “the incident that happened in Malaysia is properly solved”. Today’s headline (7 March 2017) about North Korea.  This could be a weird time to post my travelogue about North Korea. However, we’re grateful to be one of the few that stepped in the world’s most … Continue reading

Chiang Mai Marathon

20 December 2015 That’s why we are in Chiang Mai. We traveled thousand of miles for a 10km race. The start point is Thapae Gate, just in front of our hotel, Hotel M. Since 3am, we were randomly awakened by sounds of running events. 4am was full marathon flag off time, 5am dos half marathon, … Continue reading

What my first OCBC Cycle 2016 Taught Me

  I experienced anxiety for the past few days that I couldn’t help worrying what kind of accident will befall me. Finally, today. I embarked on a 23km non-competitive The Straits Times Ride at OCBC Cycle alone. No friends, no accident, no near-accident. Just focus on the road, enjoy the scenery & I get a … Continue reading

Is it a dog’s life? Who says you can’t teach old dog new tricks

I’ve never been able to properly swim. It was a phobia and just a skill I was never properly taught. In November 2015 after surgery, aqua-aerobic became part of my rehabilitation programme. The new sports planted the seed to tackle this blip in my life. One month later, I’m more water-confident as I did 2 … Continue reading

My 2013

Last Friday, a colleague emailed to me and others announcing her last work day of the year and a list of her New Year’s Resolutions. At the same time, she’s asking us to share ours. (yawn!) Ouch! It’s that time of year again. I never craft New Year’s Resolutions. Why do it when there is … Continue reading

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