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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Unplugged from a World Away

Unplugged from a World Away

Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. ~Regina Brett At this day and age, our daily lives consist of everything electronics and online. Computers, laptops, smartphones, video games, social media connections etc. With all the sensory overloads, there comes a time when enough is enough. We must leave time to unplug, disconnect and head [...]

A Bucket List or A To-Do List?

A Bucket List or A To-Do List?

“Unless we take that first step into the unknown, we will never know our own potential!” ― Allan Rufus, The Master's Sacred Knowledge Since the beginning of 2018, I have been more active physically and pushing myself to try new things that I have always wanted to do but had managed to find all the reasons in the [...]

A Sunny Winter Morning in Discovery Park

A Sunny Winter Morning in Discovery Park

All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient and confident. ~ David Suzuki After a couple of weeks of rainy and gloomy days, we finally saw the sun this weekend.  It was a little warmer than usual, at least for me a two to three layers of clothing day is a warm [...]

Bringing You the Holiday Season: Pacific Northwest Style

Bringing You the Holiday Season: Pacific Northwest Style

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. ~Neil Gaiman Unlike the past holiday seasons, [...]

Reflecting on 2017 – A Year of Tribulation and Perseverance

Reflecting on 2017 – A Year of Tribulation and Perseverance

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius It's another cold winter day, the best time to sit in a warm corner of the house and reflect upon the year before the chaos of [...]