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Musings: There's No Beating Time to the Punch

It's cliche and said a whole lot, but sometimes, I wonder if we are really aware of the real deep impact it has on our everyday lives. Time flies, and it waits for no one.  Yet, for those who are hurt, who are waiting, who feel helpless, who are trying to get by every day trudging through muddy piles of emotional messes, time stands still. Time has a mind of its own . It is its own entity. It is the speed skater when we are young and having fun, and a sloth when we're in pain. Nobody tells you about enduring the pain of waiting for something to happen or a negative to change. When someone you love is in pain, someone you love has been mindlessly taken away from you, when you've just been dumped by your so-you-thought soul mate. It crawls when you're healing physically and emotionally . There's no magic spell to cast to urge Time to do it your way. The saccharine sweetness of life is often short and every single test of the bitter, long and arduous. Flipp

Update : Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

The time of the red, yellow, orange and hot pink is's Chinese New Year again and it's my kids' favorite time of the year. There really isn't a need to explain why the kids love this time of the year, huh? #lol For the grownups, not so much. XD We, however, look forward to the opportunities to meet up with relatives to celebrate, eat and lou sang or lou hei. Lou Sang Time - Chinese New Year It's a raw fish 'salad' of sorts that is tossed around by everyone with a pair of chopsticks. The practice is supposed to usher in prosperity, vigor, and abundance in health and wealth. Although the highlight of this dish is the raw fish, I am not a raw fish kinda gal, so, I would skirt around the raw fish and just eat the fragrant, sweet vegetables. Chinese New Year Lanterns adorn our streets Credit : Much like Christmas trees and lights during Christmas and year-end celebrations, Chinese New Year means that our streets are lined

Social Media : The Gram Game of the Generation Z

It's true...if I looked at a teenager's Instagram account, (a.k.a my kids' and nieces'), they're way out of my league. It's like a whole new different world that I am completely new to. There are no boundaries, no censorship, they say and post whatever the hell they want and feel like, it's almost always funny or emotional and it's a train wreck during their off days. Sometimes they are a little extra ( check the definition here  which basically means OTT) and yet, they don't really care. I told my son a few times that his meme-filled Instagram account (a sudden overnight shift from his anime-drawing-filled one) is giving me nightmares. But he doesn't change it, my comment left no mark whatsoever and he continued on with a laugh as if to say, oh, really. don't you like it? there's the unfollow button right there, mom . If there’s anything I miss about being a teenager, it’s this extra, unrestrained emotion. Teenagers don’t hold

Eats : Gangnam Oppa BBQ

I've, of course, seen this place many times before because...well, the name is so tacky it's hard to miss. But because  it was tacky , I didn't even give it a chance. I want authentic, not commercialized things made for the Malaysian taste buds . Located in Uptown near Starling Mall (or where our childhood road-long mamak used to be), Gangnam Oppa BBQ looked comfy and chic from both the inside and outside. In fact, I've eaten Korean BBQ many times over in Uptown, but at the restaurant BEHIND this row. It looked far simpler and more authentic from the way I saw it. But I bought a food deal from Fave (formerly Groupon) app and RM55 for 2 person's worth of BBQ sounds like a good deal! All I need to do is to order something extra for me. My boys can devour all the protein they want from the BBQ portion. I have to agree that Asians are such cheapskates. LOL Delicious marinaded Korean BBQ pork for 2 persons The downside - the inside of the restaurant was alre

Update : A Rant of Sorts on a Sunday Evening

Why???? Why Monday's gotta come back? Can't we have Saturday, Sunday, Saturday, Sunday, Saturday, Sunday on repeat? LOL Anyway, uploaded a video on Youtube which is a compilation of food pictures that I have taken thus far. I was trying out an app on the phone so....since it's up, well... XD And no, I am not thinking of turning YouTubing into a new  career. I write better than I talk and you've got to put makeup and nice clothes on before filming yourself...and you've got to have like some high-tech equipment and stuff. Me? All I've got is my ASUS phone and laptop. That's it. Hardly enough to be a Youtuber. I don't even have an iPhone or a good Samsung phone. So, nah. Anyway, tomorrow, it's back to this... I  wish  I don't remember what day it is. Let's feed the right beast tomorrow! XOXO, Marsha