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Malaysian delicacies- kuih muih

by Yin on September 10, 2014

Nowadays, shopping malls have little kiosks selling various kuih muih or delicacies like Nyonya kuih, kuih koci, karipap (curry puffs), lobak kuih (made from carrot), ang kueh and so many more.

Home » Food and Drinks » Gourmet Coffee vs the Local Malaysian Nescafe or Coffee

Gourmet Coffee vs the Local Malaysian Nescafe or Coffee

by Yin on March 30, 2014

When you are in Malaysia, do try out the local varieties of coffee and tea for a fraction of the price of gourmet coffee. Below is the advertisement of the gourmet coffee: A cuppa like that with ambiance thrown in would set you back by about RM15. Of course it comes with unlimited Wifi and […]

Home » Music » Lirik Suratan Atau Kebetulan by Kenny, Remy & Martin (Fate or Coincidence)

Lirik Suratan Atau Kebetulan by Kenny, Remy & Martin (Fate or Coincidence)

by Yin on August 31, 2013

Kenny, Remy & Martin was a well known non Malay group in the 80s and 90s. One of their famous hit song, Suratan Atau Kebetulan (Fate or Coincidence) was a massive hit- I remember there was a drama translated drama series way back in the TV that used this song as a theme song and […]

Home » Malaysian Life » Excuse me, sir your Malaysian is showing

Excuse me, sir your Malaysian is showing

by Yin on August 23, 2013

Many Malaysian can converse in English- however, as visitors you may find it perplexing that there seems to be a number of vocabulary used that is not found in the English language. As Malaysians, we use local jargon or slangs – which is combined from the different cultural and diversity within Malaysia. Astro August cover […]

Home » Food and Drinks » Old Town Kopitiam- place to rest and relax

Old Town Kopitiam- place to rest and relax

by Yin on August 6, 2012

Old Town Kopitiam has been around for a while- and during weekends, or weekday nights, people would come, usually with their laptops to do assignments or friends/families enjoying a meal together.  It is expanded from the famous kopitiam in Ipoh and the picture, taken from a framed photo at the kopittiam reflects the olden times- […]

Home » others » Ching Meng- remembering the departed

Ching Meng- remembering the departed

by Yin on April 3, 2012

Ching Meng or the Chinese’s All Souls Day will fall on 4 April this year. As it is on a weekday, most people would visit their departed relatives on the preceding one or two weeks after. This is the practice of the Chinese culture. One of the practices is to burn offerings made of paper to […]

Home » Music » Lirik Disebalik Rahsia Cinta by Metropolitan (Behind the Secret of Love)

Lirik Disebalik Rahsia Cinta by Metropolitan (Behind the Secret of Love)

by Yin on March 29, 2012

This is the lyrics of another one of my favourite Malay songs  that I’ve translated. When this song was famous I was still very young and took me years to figure out who was the singer. The song is probably about 2 persons who were in love a long time ago when their love was innocent and […]

Home » Exploration Kuala Lumpur » Down memory lane in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Down memory lane in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

by Yin on February 15, 2012

Tourists visiting Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, also known as Jalan TAR would see it as just another tourist spot. But for those of us who are born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, the place does have lots of significance. Decades ago, there was not many shopping complexes and places for people to hang out. So […]