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    Life

    The Miracle Before Easter (and lessons from COVID-19)

    It’s been quite some time I wanted to share this with you, friends. But I waited until all are set and done. This week, I will share about the miracle and life lessons that I received during COVID-19. Do you believe in miracle? Regardless what you believe in, I feel what I experienced was more than a coincidence. It’s one of many miracles that I received throughout my life. But this time, it felt special because it happened during the pandemic. It’s totally unexpected. The Unexpected Encounter A few months ago, I started looking for a new job because I sensed it’s time to have a backup plan. The signs…

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    Travel

    Stay at Home Virtual Tour: Cuban Casa (Homestay)

    Although the MCO (Movement Control Order) in Malaysia is less strict now, I’m still staying at home most of the time. I’ve no idea what to write until #stayathome itself becomes the inspiration! This week, let me take you for a virtual tour in Cuba! I’ll show you how staying in local casa (house) or homestay will make your trip more memorable. I stayed in Cuba for 15 days. It’s a pretty long holiday because I didn’t want to go there just for Havana. I wanted to know more about the history and culture. I wanted to see other cities too. I guess you’d do the same when you have…

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    The Day I Gatecrashed a Graduation Party in Turkey

    Turkey was my first overseas solo trip in 2014 and I had so much fun. I never thought that on the first night I would gatecrash a graduation party! But before we go to that, I want to make a declaration. Turkish people are very warm and friendly! In fact, if you’re small like me, you may get quite a lot of attention – be it from men or women. And then, they will ask you to take photos together! I’m not sure why. Perhaps they fancy petite girls? Or feel tall when standing beside me? Hehe! Ok, back to the story of me being a gatecrasher. It was the…

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    Health & Beauty

    Working from Home: How to Maintain Your Weight

    There are pros and cons of working from home. One of the biggest concerns that some of you may have is how to maintain your weight. Sure, Malaysia has started to ease the lockdown in some areas yesterday. But for others whose job can be done at home, they’ll still be spending most of the time, 5 days a week, burning lesser calories than usual. To my surprise, I don’t put on weight. I’m eating as usual but I acknowledge that I have a slight change of habits when working from home. I feel it’s good to share it with all of you, perhaps can help 🙂 Eat Plenty of…

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    Life

    Bajirao Mastani, an Award-winning Bollywood Movie for Lockdown Leisure

    I seldom watch Bollywood movies. But if you’re free during the lockdown, I highly recommend “Bajirao Mastani”, an award-winning Indian movie that will mesmerise you for 158 minutes. “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” was the only Indian movie that I watched in my teenage years and it left a very good impression of Indian movies on me. #90skid #shahrukhkan After that, I didn’t watch any Indian movie until the lockdown. Now that I have more free time than ever, suddenly I thought of watching something different. I remembered the trip to India that I cancelled because of the unrest in Kashmir… So, I googled for the best Bollywood movie and Bajirao…

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    Life,  Travel

    Earth Day, Bees and Mirabell Gardens

    Happy belated Earth Day 2020! Sorry for the late blog post, I was busy preparing for something important and not feeling well… but! I’m so happy that Google made Earth Day, which falls on 22 April, educated and FUN! Also, the Earth Day Doodle game reminds me of the beautiful Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria. Google’s Earth Day 2020 Doodle Bee Game In case you were too busy WFH yesterday and didn’t open Google at all, you’re missing going to enjoy the Bee game now that you’re free. I thought we could only play the game yesterday, but I did it again today, hehe! Basically, we’re helping a cute honeybee…

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    Life,  Travel

    Happy Easter from Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

    Happy Easter to my Catholic and Christian friends! I wish I could say it from Hill of Crosses, Lithuania, but I’m staying at home. I hope you’re practising the social distancing too 🙂 Hill of Crosses is a pilgrimage site in northern Lithuania. As you can see from my cover photo, there are hundreds of thousands of crosses, rosaries and other religious-related things on the hills (Wikipedia says there are 100,000 crosses in 2006). Also read: “Tony Robbins’ Investing Rules of Thumb – Simplified”Also read: “You are a Gift – What I Learnt from the Alpha Weekend” Lithuanians come to this place to pray for peace, their country and loved…

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    Life

    Missing Spain Nightlife? Turn On These Songs for Latino Vibe

    I literally MISSED the nightlife in Spain when I went there in 2018. My luggage was missing, I had no idea when it would turn up. As I had to be conscious of my spending for the next 9 days, I swallowed my dream of dancing with an attractive señor in a Spanish bar. Adiós! :'( Speaking about Spain and Latin songs, I’ve been stuck at home for almost a month and it starts to take a toll on me emotionally. I . need . to . spice up this bedroom-living room-balcony-mini market routine! So, I often listen to Latin songs because they have catchy, sensual beats. They put colour…