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The World in Need of Nerves of Steel

Man, how in the world did the world end up the way it is right now? I am not just talking about what's happening in the Middle East, in Europe, in America...but also right here on our home ground. While America and Europe are long established and recognized some of the world's most peaceful democracies (of course, there are underlying problems hidden, there is no country in this world that does not) but the discourse has never been this upfront for the longest time.

I have, in fact, failed to bookmark many news artifacts, newsflashes, breaking news, twitter updates, ICYMIs and Facebook reports because...I lost it. No, I did not lose the articles, I meant my marbles. 
An open discussion forum was bamboozled by people throwing their flip-flops and flares on stage towards our former Prime Minister and although people were, eventually, caught and arrested for their participation in the chaos, it still bears the question of how they became so emboldened.
Sure, we had the occasiona…

Update : Selangor Cyber Games 2017, League of Legends

I used to play Starcraft some 10-odd years ago and I kind of like LOL, League of Legends, because they're kinda similar in some ways. More technical but similar playing styles and they also have many more characters to take on, roles, powers and what-nots.

Instead of being limited to Protoss (my favorite - teehee), Zerg (ugly creatures, will never play them) and Terran (boring ostracized human soldiers), they have a lot of more options. I am jealous.


I mean, look at this.


I WOULD indulge in either games if I had the time to, actually, but the fact is that...I don't. And I don't think my laptop is capable of handling the game, anyway.

But my kids play LOL and I do get updates from them, from time to time, albeit I overhear them talking about it in the car (to each other, not with me) or playing it in their rooms so, I know a little about it, so, when I heard that the Selangor Cyber Games 2017 is going to be held at Paradigm Mall, a short distance from home, I had to pen it …

Book : How to Fall in Love (Cecelia Ahern) Review

Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him she can show him that life is worth living before then - GoodReads.com I've always loved Cecelia Ahern because she writes using very simple language about things that many of us can relate to. Her stories are on-point and just the ticket.


Based on the title of the book, something I randomly picked out in Book Xcess in Starling Mall in Uptown (for RM17.90) (you can get in on Bookexcess website too), I initially assumed that the book would be a love story. (Sorry, I am a chic lit gal) Ahern also has a strong line-up of chic lits and romance novels...of sorts.

But as with all her other stories, this one has a little bit of a twist. It delves a little into the helplessness of human beings, on mental and emotion…

Video : The Happy Secret To Better Work

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions - Dalai Lama It's a humorous little talk from Shawn Achor, who started off the talk by introducing his little sister, Amy the Unicorn. If you have 12 minutes to spare and want to find out how some simple steps can reverse the way we view the world, how we work and can become happier and, as a result, be more effective, just watch this.

I might want to sign up for his course one day =) I've checked it out for you, the course is USD$59.99 per course x 2. You know, if we were in a really bad place, investing $120 isn't such a bad idea.

This is not an ad, I've just clicked through some stuff and thought some people might want to have a look at it. I don't endorse it either, as I am surfing through these things at random myself. Have a look at the link below and let me know what you think!



Link: GoodThinkInc.com

Credit : Happy Girl (FreeImages.com)
Love,
Marsha

Instagram Cooking: Chickpeas Fritters, Anyone?

A fritter is a fried food usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables or other ingredients. Fritters are prepared in both sweet and savory varieties... - Wikipedia.org Posting about recipes as I am cooking everyday is such a task! LOL. Add that to the cooking, cutting and cleaning itself. Man...

Credit : Chef Cooking (FreeImages.com)
So, today, I will share something from my Instagram instead.

Simple, healthy, crispy & delicious 👍 These Tumeric Chickpea Fritters are so easy to make, you’ve got to give it a try! Simply blend together coconut oil, chickpeas, scallions, cilantro, flour, flaxseed and sea salt to coarse paste form, then pan fry in small batches until golden brown 🙂 Full recipe: http://bit.ly/biogreen2u-chickpea-fritters #healthtip: If you replace cooking oil with Biogreen 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, you increase the nutritional value such as lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid …

Caught the Korean Drama Bug Yet?

You get to spend a few hours enjoying a life or situation that could possibly be worse than your reality, go on an emotional roller coaster ride or marvel at good-looking people while wondering if there's someone like that out there, waiting just for you. Seems as though almost everyone has. From my silent neighbor (who watches with headphones on) to the vigilant but forgetful passenger on the bus who forgets that others can see what she's watching on her Smartphone on the way to work. Even the writer friends that I've recently met up with have in whispery voices confessed to having caught the bug.

Sometimes, I feel sorry for the Hong Kong movie and film industry. It used to dominate many parts of Asia. Occasionally, I think of the legacy tree-dancing and fierce-mission-impossible feats of Bollywood movies.

So many of us used to watch so much of TVB series, so much so that we, and countless others in other Asian countries, speak Cantonese because TVB series used to be our…

Update : Road Run-Ins

I am and have always been a very careful driver. Apart from the occasional internal road rage that rarely makes it past the insides of the car that I am driving or riding in, I am a pretty good, careful driver who looks left, looks right, use my signals, parks properly and on the occasions that I have to double-park, I print out (using my PRINTER IN BOLD) my phone number and name (in case, this person wants to curse me and post it on Facebook, please go ahead) and display my contact so that the said offended person can call and give me a few toss of good words.

But that's why I don't understand why within these two months, I've had two run-ins. Early last month, this distraught and obviously-hassled mom of two boys put a scratch on the left side of my passenger door (I suspect she turned out in a hurry because she was afraid that I was going to snatch her much-awaited parking spot). She was so distraught that she argued that 'I am a single mother, I don't have a hu…

Video : How to be Even More Addicted to your Phone

If there's one thing we should never schedule in, it's leisure time - Time.com / Health.com (The Scientific Reason Why You're Not Enjoying your Free Time) Some people, because of the force of habit, or the sheer lack of time, have to schedule everything in, before it becomes official. And yet, these person(s) happen to also be the consistently unorganized ones. This is from sheer observation of these individuals, I am exempt because I am one of those habitually late people who just want to appear out of nowhere like the Stars that we are.

No, kidding. We're the five-more-minutes people that you hate so much.
“Can I put the phone away for two hours and not think about it? Can I go to sleep without the phone in my bed?” Salsitz said. “Can I wake up in the morning and brush my teeth without checking my phone? - USAToday But we have come to a stage whereby most of us are addicted to our phones, whether to remind us that the kettle is already boiling or it's time to ha…