(That Thing I Do)

Between The Clouds

“They seem so at peace,” she exclaims as she gazes towards the sky. I look down into her eyes as it twinkles with enchantment. “I wish I were a bird,” she continues, with such innocence that evades me. I take a breath to indulge her mysterious excitement, but words escape me. She skips out of […]

Picture Perfect

I’ve always loved photography. Even in my teenage days, I’d take my cheap wind-up camera and snap random pictures. Back then, it was all on film. Scanners were very expensive and most people didn’t even have computers. At the end of the day, I’d have crude pictures which I couldn’t even preview, and no money […]

Pork Burger @ Cristang Restaurant

When it comes to burgers, Malaysians tend to gravitate to either one of two schools of preference. On the left, we have the church of Ramly . These are the people who swear by the pure simple goodness that is the Ramly burger. A Ramly burger patty has more fat (by weight) than it does protein. That’s before soaking it with […]

Mount Kinabalu: The Beast, The Beauty

Mount Kinabalu. Standing majestic at the far reaches of Sabah, Malaysia, it peaks beyond the clouds at 4,095 meters above sea level. What a beast ; and I was set to tame her. Checklist before the climb: Mountaineering jacket. Must be wind resistant. The wind is gonna be a bitch, and a really cold one. Count on […]

Round Two

I have gained 12 kilos since my lightest. I no longer have as much stamina as I used to, and I no longer feel good being seen in public. What happened? Perhaps I didn’t realise that fitness is a journey and not a destination. Perhaps I got complacent and decided that feasting was deserved and […]

A Slice of Heaven

Posted on October 17, 2010 by marcky Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. Over the last week, I ate cake. Lots of it. I tried to resist the temptation of sin, but it was too enticing. It all started innocently enough. A harmless glance. Then came the casual intentions. Mere moments later, casual intentions avalanched into unyielding […]

Kashmir Cafe @ SS3, Kelana Jaya

Posted on June 6, 2010 by marcky My fondest memory of banana leaf restaurants date back to my days as a student, when I was poor, greedy, and weighed a jumbo 108kg. I’d intentionally skip breakfast and have a late lunch, to get the best bang for buck with the free flow of rice and vegetables that’s implicit […]

National Geographic Store @ Lot 10, Bukit Bintang

Posted on April 10, 2010 by marcky National Geographic Genographic Project kit Have you ever wondered where you came from thousands of years ago? The Genographic Project by National Geographic does just that. Is it even possible to trace your ancestry so far back? Impossible? No. Ambitious? Yes. Ambition. This is precisely the attribute that drives National Geographic in their global endeavors to […]