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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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    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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    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…

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    Confessions of a Crossdresser

    Buon giorno! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I went to Bali for four days and returned to KL with a flowery mood. It was a great, lovely short trip with my boyfriend. As you can see from the cover photo, we have a huge age gap. A friend asks me, “Are you for real?” haha… But hey! Age is just a number. We don’t get to choose who the heart wants. It just happens… You can deny or mask the truth, but you can’t lie to yourself. And then, out of a sudden, this friend of mine makes a shocking confession. “Clara… I’m a crossdresser.” The Heartbreaking, Beautiful…

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    Life,  Money

    Love Travelling to Jogjakarta? You May Want to Send Your Kids to Study There, Here’s Why

    Yes, I skipped a blog post last week. Chinese New Year season made me embrace the art of doing nothing – except nibbling some cookies, hehe! This week my mind takes me back to good ol’ school days in Jogjakarta. I spent two years there separated from my family and boy, I thanked my parents for it! Jogjakarta, Yogyakarta or Jogja is a small city in Indonesia located on the island of Java. If you’ve travelled there, you will know the city for its cultural heritage, Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi and Malioboro Street. But the locals know the city better as Kota Pelajar aka the City of Students. Children from…

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    Transiting in Malaysia? Here’s Your 1 Day Kuala Lumpur Express Travel Itinerary

    What would you do if you or someone you know have only one day to spend in Kuala Lumpur aka KL, Malaysia and want to experience the rich culture? Whether you’re transiting or just want to have a crash-trip in KL, I’ve crafted this post as your 1 Day Kuala Lumpur Express Travel Itinerary. I was a KL tour guide for two people who had a similar situation, therefore, the inspiration of this week’s blog post 😉 But before that, let me share the story behind this. The whole idea of being a tour guide in a city where I’ve lived in for more than 10 years is inspired by…