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    I’m Building Proper Toilets for Children This Christmas. Will You Join Me?

    When I’m writing this, I still can’t believe that I’m able to do it. I – a regular woman who’s a normal employee and come from a humble family, am building proper toilets for children in vulnerable communities, as Christmas presents! I’m excited with this project and would like you to join me. 2020 isn’t like any other year but I thank God for blessing me and my loved ones with a steady income and good health. So, in return, I’m going to give back to the community. This Christmas, it will be different. Why Toilets and How Can We Do This? There are a few reasons why I choose…

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    Sorry Santa, I Ate Your Reindeer at Lappi Restaurant, Finland Before Christmas

    Approaching the end of the year, the weather in Malaysia is hot and cold. Well, often cold as I’m sitting in the office with AC most of the time! As I walked passed by in Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur a few days ago, I could see Christmas decorations in some of the shops. Oh, it’s almost that time of the year again! The cold weather and festive season remind me of my one-day experience in Helsinki, Finland, back in 2017. It was my first time in Finland and first-and-last experience trying reindeer meat at the famous Lappi Restaurant. Sorry Santa, I ate your reindeer at Lappi, Finland, before Christmas and…

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    This Christmas… Dare to Dream and Repurpose Your Life

    On November 30, 2017, I made a wish: All I wanted for Christmas is fantastic trips next year. 2018 is the year when I totally surrender to my wanderlust. What’s supposed to be two trips suddenly morphed into six trips. I totally agree if you think I’m crazy, yet I love it. However, the time has come to dream and repurpose my life. I saved for a year to realise my 15 days Cuba trip, failed to step my foot in Holy Land Israel thus went to Spain + Portugal half-heartedly. The beauty of Chiang Mai +Chiang Rai captured my heart, so did Da Nang + Hội An, Toraja and Beijing…

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    Something Strange Happened When I Was in Vatican City

    A few days ago, I’ve been thinking what to write for the next blog post. I’ve made a list of topics for the blog, but I didn’t want to force myself to publish something without the excitement burning inside while typing the article. On Sunday morning when I arrived at the church, suddenly I got an idea of what to write. The idea was so simple, yet I felt it would be useful to any of you who are planning to visit Vatican City for Christmas. It’s also for everyone, whether you’re a believer or a free thinker when you travel to sacred places. After the choir sang a few songs, I…