Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently

We’re now sitting at over 14 months since the pandemic shut down everything in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2020. I feel like I’ve gone through a whole gamut of emotions and experiences since it started. There’s been a lot of feeling of disconnect from the life I had prior to the pandemic. … More Nostalgia Reigns the Longer This Pandemic Lasts, Or Why I’ve Been Missing Malaysia Recently

Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

Think about the kinds of people you want to have in your life. Do you prefer the people who support your dreams and talents, or do you prefer the ones who constantly criticize you with the excuse that they’re pushing you to be “realistic” or “you won’t improve without learning what you’re doing wrong”? Now … More Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

My thoughts after seeing Martin Lawrence live and reading David Spade’s memoir

Between last night and tonight, I saw Martin Lawrence live, and finished reading David Spade’s memoir, Almost Interesting, so I thought I’d blog a little about my experiences with both. Martin Lawrence was performing at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The surprise of the night was that he was being supported by Melanie Comarcho, who … More My thoughts after seeing Martin Lawrence live and reading David Spade’s memoir

On Motivation, Realistic Goals, and Living the Dream

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had creativity pouring through my veins. In primary school, I wrote stories and plays, often based on my favourite things at the time like Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jurassic Park, and Disney’s Aladdin. I acted in the Chipmunks plays I wrote, and … More On Motivation, Realistic Goals, and Living the Dream

Highlights from my first 8 months in the San Francisco Bay Area: June 2014-Feb 2015

Given I’ve not updated this blog the entire time since I’ve lived in Oakland, California, and my last post was about the comedy scene in Malaysia, I thought I’d write up a broad entry to discuss what I’m up to here, and some of the highlights of my experiences. Moving Stress Before I go into … More Highlights from my first 8 months in the San Francisco Bay Area: June 2014-Feb 2015

Leaving Malaysia at a Time When Live Comedy is Getting Exciting

I moved to Malaysia in November 2008. Shortly after arriving, the displacement and only being a couple of years into motherhood meant I was struggling with my identity and what to do with myself. I didn’t know how long I would be here for, but I knew it would be at least two years thanks … More Leaving Malaysia at a Time When Live Comedy is Getting Exciting