2019 roundup – a rocking year of travels and adventures

2019 roundup – a rocking year of travels and adventures

It's a rainy winter day in December, the perfect weather to reflect on the year and writing a blog post. I have been tinkering with photography lately and love inspirational quotes, hence the birth of this post marrying both. It has been an eventful year for us and taught us not to take each other [...]

Travel Germany – A Bavarian Experience

Travel Germany – A Bavarian Experience

Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battutah My recent trip to Germany left me in awe of the beauty of the region we visited and with a thirst to see more of the country. This trip marked the first time I traveled with an organized tour group [...]

5 steps to a perfect vacation

5 steps to a perfect vacation

Trips and vacations are so much more. These experiences show you what’s possible and challenge you to examine the paths you’ll take in the future. Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS Shoes Vacation, noun: a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation. Synonym: break, holiday, leave, trip, and to me the time [...]

A wondrous Australian holiday

A wondrous Australian holiday

I love travelling full stop - so while I've had some harrowing instances, I never look at them negatively. Memories are made when you're travelling - not when you're chained to your desk. Richard Branson After months of anticipation, we finally made our way across the ocean and stepped onto the land down under. We [...]

The Road to Self-Discovery

The Road to Self-Discovery

Your task, as a human being, is not self-augmentation, but self-discovery. Look at yourself with curiosity. Let yourself explore your interests. Delve into your talents. Face your fears. Accept your faults, and give yourself unconditional love. Vironika Tugaleva I have a lot of fears, fear of deep water (where I can't touch the bottom), fear [...]

The Quest to a Simpler yet Content Life

The Quest to a Simpler yet Content Life

But to be richer, happier, and freer, all you need to do is want less. Francine Jay, Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify After a few stressful weeks, I can finally sit down and breathe for just a moment. We have been busy decluttering and getting ready for a downsized life. All the [...]

Showing off My Hometown in Sabah, Malaysia

Showing off My Hometown in Sabah, Malaysia

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.Robert Louis Stevenson It has been a while since I traveled back to my hometown in Sabah, Malaysia. Sabah is located in the northern part of Borneo Island. A state surrounded by islands [...]

Reaching for the Stars at Fifty

Reaching for the Stars at Fifty

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.― T.S. Eliot A few years back I was stuck in a rut and needed a change of pace in my life. I started to read a lot of self-help books and research on clean eating and clean living. [...]

Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~ Hal Borland Time flies so quickly and leaves us with another year of exciting experiences and fond memories. After a trying 2017, 2018 was bound to be better and it didn't [...]

Pushing for New Heights in Taiwan

Pushing for New Heights in Taiwan

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ― Eleanor Roosevelt It has been a couple of years since we last visited Taiwan. Taiwan is a small island country with friendly people, mouth-watering local cuisines, and a plethora [...]