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Birthday Story: Life in the Fabulous 40s

At some point in your life, you stop noticing how old you are. More accurately, you stop bothering about the number of candles there are on the birthday cake. Instead, we tend to notice new white hairs, creaky joints, and wrinkles. 

One of the things that I've noticed about creeping past the 40-year-mark is that I have a renewed confidence about the things I do. Apart from fixing the leaky sink, faulty electric socket, or removing computer viruses, I think life has delivered me a flurry of experiences that has finally become pretty useful. 
People in their 40s also tend to care less about what people think. "So, you don't like the new AWESOME home decor piece I bought for my bathroom? Screw that."
My priorities in life have also changed. I no longer care about making a statement when it is too much bother, keeping up with the Joneses, or what that guy I just furiously honked at thinks of me. 
My social circle, online and offline, has also gotten smaller; I think it is on…
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Fitness Routines I'd Rather Indulge In

Regardless of the number of people in my Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook feed who are all-in when it comes to running marathons and mountain climbing, I just don't like it.

In fact, I hate it.

It's one of the most mundane, repetitive, uninteresting stuff someone looking for exercise can ever my eyes. Just my personal opinion.

I prefer something more fun and has varying degrees of flexibility. I like Yoga but no, not the Yoga-kind of flexibility. I can't even do a handstand. But it's more like I want variety. I want dance, music, alone-time, and self-regulated schedule. I like the community that comes with running and cycling (and whatnots) but it's just not my game.

I am also not necessarily a fan of weight works but this video might see me investing in some kettle bells. I can do this in my room, balcony, or simply in the living room while embarrassing my kids.

Or something as sassy and totally whacky like the videos posted by The Fitness Marshall. I…

Re-Opening of Malaysia and Scanning Everywhere

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I don’t even know where to begin, really. The last time I blogged here was early June when we (my siblings and I) were clearing out some old stuff cramping up inside of my parents’ loft. That felt like just yesterday but here we are…nearing the end of June 2020.

Time doesn’t just fly. It is giving me whiplash.

It’s strange, though, for me, because this was (is) the year my kids are supposed to be entering college, stepping into the new world, getting their driving licenses, flapping their kid-adult wings, flexing their human-ing muscles…whatever you call it. 

And yet, we’re still in partial lockdown. 

I have to say that Malaysia’s done an exceptional job (touch wood and more wood) so far in containing this virus. As frustrated and angry and PMS as we Malaysians can get about not being allowed to step out of the house and required to cover our faces like we’re robbers, we know it’s the right thing to do. 

Some of the shops are open again but driving to near-empt…

When Words and Silence Matter - Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!

I don't usually comment on what's happening in other parts of the world because I don't have all the facts. But sometimes, when something happens and you have enough conviction to feel it warrants a word or two, I think we should say something about it.

Silence is powerful. Where you lend that silence, it grows. And I cannot agree with the use of force, abuse, violence, and power to silence people who stand up for something.

'When the looting starts, the shooting starts'? Man...that's really something.

Donald Trump is not my President so, I don't care. In fact, I don't even like my own Prime Minister at the moment. A lot of us have kind of given up trying to figure out what is going on in our country because we can't keep up with it all, partly due to the onslaught of Covid-19.

But who on earth compliments himself as much as this man? LOL! He refers to himself in third-person twice, not including his own Twitter handle. OMG...