experiencing fishing village life at Kukup, Johor

It was 5:30am and still dark when friends Ellen and Max came to pick me up. After a simple breakfast with roti canai and teh tarik at a 24-hour mamak store (Indian coffee shop), we were ready for our 4-hour southbound journey. Our destination was Kukup (龜咯), a fishing town at the south-western tip of…

new season, still standing, change is good

still standing

When I started to notice many whom I believe are keen crafters or festive decoration enthusiasts checking my old blogs on Christmas crafts out, I was reminded that the special season of the year is fast approaching and the year will soon draw to a close. It seems like it was only a few short…

travel blog, trip to cameron highlands

cold weather . tea plantation . photography

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”  — Anonymous At the crack of dawn and while bleary-eyed, I was picked up by friend Ellen before Yuen Yee, our other travelling companion. The three of us were to meet our designated driver Edvin back at Ellen’s for our weekend cross-state border…

friends, variety of friends, variety is the spice of life, friendship

variety (of friends) is the spice of life

My friend May reminded me of the second part of the famous Chinese idiom “在家靠父母,出外靠朋友” (One depends on one’s parents when at home, and on one’s friends when away from home) when I was stressed out on how to collect one of my huge suitcases that she was bringing over to Kuala Lumpur for me…