Small Home. Alternative Lifestyle

My friend built a little house from scratch! It’s too cool, Atiqah Nadiah Zailani!

I like the alternative lifestyle that some of my friends lead. It’s not the typical work from 9 to 5, buy an apartment and car, get married, and have kids (though there’s nothing wrong with that and I admire the endurance and stability)
I find inspiration from a different lifestyle i.e finding work they love (that may pay less), not have a car, homeschool their kids, etc.
This reminds me of Jean-Paul Satre who said that we are freer than we think. We have choices in life though it seems that we don’t. We don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.
At one point I was very interested in small spaces. Then recently I realise it’s not for me. I love space. A huge kitchen to cook together with my family. A big shelf to put all my books. A large garden to plant edibles and hunt snails.
It’s nice to know that there is no ‘standards’. You don’t need to want what everyone wants. But if you do, it’s ok too. Everyone wants different things. We just need to know what we want for ourselves. And that requires a lot of self-discovery…

Happy birthday, Cocoa!

Ten years ago, I took you home in this little basket. I named you Cocoa; ‘Lollipop’ was too complicated and ‘Lighting’ was too boring a name.

This year you’re not here with us. We miss coming back to you sitting with crossed hands like a lady and wagging your tail.

I especially miss you when my food experiment fail because you’ll eat them like they are the yummiest food that you’ve ever tasted. You are truly my biggest fan as I am yours.

Happy Birthday, Cocoa!

Chicken Rice Chinese New Year Party

First Chinese New Year Lou Sang party of the year! This is our annual photo. We plan to strike the same pose and see how much we have changed over the years 👧🏻👵🏻

This bunch of girls are so level-headed yet chill (missing Rach). We always talk too much. Today it’s over good home cooked chicken rice and ice-cream. Sooo satisfying 🍗🍚🍦

Life is made of days like this! ❤️

Your friends know you better


We woke up at 3.30 am to catch the sunrise (that didn’t happen) at Broga Hill, Semenyih

“You look so happy with you apple” my friend remarked as I was enjoying the fruit my Sista offered me after a 1150 feet hike

“Yes I’m easily pleased” I said, probably with the fruit still in my mouth

Upon discovering how ridiculous I looked and sound, and that the statement is not entirely complete, I had to add

“But I’m difficult to impress”

“That’s good. It means that you have high standards but it doesn’t get in the way to your happiness”

“Hmm I never thought of it that way”


“This is Sara. If she can, she’ll play all day. But then she’ll feel guilty” my friend introduced me to a new friend

“Hey! What kind of introduction is that?” I protested and upon quick reflection to the statement, I confessed

“Hmm he could be right”


Sometimes you need your friends to tell you things you don’t know about yourself

Brain Upgrade

“If you’re granted a wish to change any part of you body, what would it be?” I asked

“My brain”


“I want an upgrade”

“That’s odd. I thought it’ll be something else”

“Won’t you want to change your brain?”

“No. It’s good enough”

“But everyone should want to upgrade their brain. It’s the only logical thing to do” he insist

“Logic takes you from A to B. But imagination takes you everywhere” I borrowed a quote from Albert Einstein

“If you have a bigger brain, you can imagine more things”

“Hmm…make sense”