Siem Reap: First taste of adrenaline, freedom and impending alcoholism.

-6th September 2015- I embarked on a spiritual journey; one that would allow me to examine my thoughts and discover myself.  I went on my first official solo trip.  My flight was at 1pm. I remember waking up nervous and jittery but boy, was I raring to go. I went to the airport, kissed everyone goodbye and rushed out of the car. I went on search mode for my departure gate with a resting bitch face (because what…

Day 1, I came and I was mesmerized; Day 5, I fell in love; Day 12, I can’t wait to come back again.

As I was waiting not-very-patiently for my flight home at Ho Chi Minh City, I was overwhelmed by a sudden surge of sadness. So this is it huh? A fitting end to my first solo travel trip: alone in a foreign airport, frantically scribbling on my soaked diary, trying to preserve any memory that I have made here.  Good start to my adventure! It started a little like the end for me. I strode purposefully across the hallways…

The art of procrastination: How does a break turn into a hiatus?

Procrastination (noun): The act of delaying or postponing something.  You know the thing you tell yourself you’ve absolutely got to do, but didn’t really find time to do it at the end? That’s procrastination.  Like the skirmish little fiend it is, procrastination seeps into your resolution. You won’t really know what happened until it had happened. One moment, you tell yourself “Oh, I’ll do that later.”, “I have loads of time.”, and bam! The day ended. And you…

A traveller’s tribute to Malaysia

I love my country, but the recent scandals and negativity makes it really hard to appreciate my country. On Merdeka’s eve, I had to walk the streets with hundreds of thousands of others to fight for a free and fair election. On September 16, ironically our Malaysia day, people clad in red walked the streets under the guise of protecting a trampled dignity, but in reality, broadcasting their racism. It doesn’t help that our ministers kept silent or…

Off to an adventure!

Photo credits: www.rome2rio.com Woots! I can’t believe time flies so fast. It’s 5th September already! Tomorrow I’ll be embarking on a journey to Cambodia through AirAsia.  This will be my first overseas solo travelling trip (phew, that’s a mouthful) and I’m so nervous and excited at the same time! As I’m typing this, my heart is pounding so quickly! I can’t believe time goes by so fast that it’s almost time to go already. I mean, I’m not…

Let’s talk oxygen: Beauty Talk OxyAqua Gel Cream

I’m not a beauty products girl. Trust me, one look at my blackhead/pimple ridden face and you’ll know what I’m talking about. I go bare faced all the time with the sun shining on my face with all the “great” benefits like UV rays and a slight chance of skin cancer. I’m your average lazy girl. I used to scorn girls that spend half and hour putting a dozen products on their faces. The way I figured it,…

Are you passionate about your life?

People always say that stress from working is different from studying. People also always say that being a student is very relaxing. Yeah, if the student don’t have to worry about anything except assignments (which is never that way, by the way). My final goal in life is to write for a living. And I love travelling (click here to find out why), so I wanted to be a travel writer. But first, to fulfill the criteria of travel,…

Lynn speaks: Why Travel?

I’ve always been secretly rebellious. I don’t like to conform. But as I’ve gotten older, I find myself squeezing in the mold that other people made for me, although it hurts me to squeeze inside. I find myself wanting to fit in a group, I find myself finding solace in a steady income, I find myself bored of doing the same thing over and over again, a little like the 9-5s I swore I would never be.  Photo…

Travel goals: Siem Reap

Photo credits: google.com  I wasn’t the best of myself today. I’m bitchy; I’m whiny and I’m so vulnerable right now. I’ve been working so much for the last 2 weeks while balancing my final year project that it’s getting so stressful. Thank God for a girl’s night out with SP, Yuan Er and Liyen today. Or else, I might have broke down in a handful of glitter by now (always stay fabulous, even in death).  Today’s topic mainly…

Reach out: My experience with the worst taxi drivers in the world.

As a student, I don’t get to ride on taxis that often. I mean, taxi prices are getting so expensive. For a 5-10 minute ride, it costs more that RM5-6.  But I have a confession to make. The taxi drivers I’ve met are usually great. It saddens me that taxi drivers are threatening with a strike to protest the growing popularity of UBER. It saddens me that people are commenting that they don’t care or don’t miss the…