First of all, I fail at blogging often. And here I am, back with a new domain, after abandoning this for over a year. It is 2.40pm and according to my weather forecast, it’s 32 degree Celcius. Mostly cloudy. The office is, however, 23 degree Celcius cold. I feel sort of under the weather, today. Anyways, I am currently reading ‘Goodbye, things: On minimalist living’ by Fumio Sasaki. I have been trying to remove a lot of (useless) things from my room as of late but I am having hard time doing so simply because: 1) I am lazy; 2) I feel unmotivated; 3) I do not have the time; and 4) I am buying more stuff. I am on a journey towards a minimalist lifestyle and decluttering seems like a never ending process. I think I am very much like Fumio Sasaki (before he becomes a minimalist) – a maximalist. I tend to keep a lot of small things, even pieces of paper with unimportant note scribbled on it, and expensive things that only bring …
Vivid; adjective strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc. full of life; lively It is fun to dress up when exploring new places. And the strong and rich Balinese culture makes me want to do just that. This island with over 4 million population (according to 2014 census on Wikipedia) is definitely a place where one should return after their first visit. P/S oh! and the little girl in my featured image, she’s my niece 🙂
May, in Sabah, is the month of Kaamatan (Harvest Festival). In 2013, my colleagues and I did an assignment on Magavau ceremony. We travelled to Penampang district and spoke to a bobohizan apprentice (whom, I was recently told, has become a full time Kadazandusun high priest). I did the interview. The write-up is done by my senior colleague Siti Nurbaiyah Nadzmi. **originally published in Life & Times , 26 May 2013
One of my favourite pastimes is going to cafe for a cup of joe. There is something relaxing and elegant about it. Maybe it is the ambience or perhaps the smell of coffee. Or maybe it is the act of observing people sipping a cuppa itself. It will take me some time to explain but like Jackie Chan said, coffee is a language itself. Here are pictures I found on Pinterest.