Monthly Archives: June 2014

Why we love Port Dickson

There is something about this sleepy beach town between Malacca and Kuala Lumpur that has kept us going back every year for the last three years. Some head there for the beaches, others for the water villas. We’re not big on beaches, neither have we splurged on the water villas (yet!).

For us, it’s a combination of the beach, food, small town charm and laid back vibe. Continue reading


Interviewing Amber Tan

One of the best things about being a journalist is how I get to meet people from all walks of life. Apart from getting the information I need for writing the story, I get to listen to their views, hear about issues, places or their life experiences. Beyond producing the article, I get to distill the information gathered, extract what might be useful, and store it for the future. Some of it may go on to shape my world view, my thoughts and values. Continue reading

Dunman High Reunion

Dunman High. It’s been exactly 20(!) years since I graduated from the school and over a week ago, our cohort, the Class of 94, had a reunion.


It was a school with a strong Chinese culture that intimidated me. From morning assembly talks, to the school song, to the CCA I chose(Chinese Orchestra), almost everything was conducted in Mandarin. By the time I realised it, it was too late to do anything about it. By the time I got used to it, it was time to leave the school. Continue reading

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