“There are no secrets that time does not reveal.”- Jean Racine
As a kid growing up on the Borneo side of Malaysia, Melaka was stuff of legends. The Sultanate and legendary heroes were definitely the crux of any Malaysian history. The famed city of red buildings was supposed to be enthralling, like a step back into the glory of yesteryear. However, anyone’s a fool to believe a city wouldn’t change with times, without reflection of the present. Continue reading “The Straight (Talk) of Melaka”
Apologies for the month long hiatus. A lot was going on and a bad time manager I was. A lot of writing I did, but they were all for assignments. A plenty of travelling I did, but they’re all under the good ol’ reason of professional development. But they are all over now and I’m … Continue reading Back and Breathing: A Catch Up Post
What really defines Korean of the Modern era? K-pop? K-drama? Korean barbeque?
As we all scratch our heads over it, maybe this little tour around the top arts university in Korea might be able to give you a little quirky hints to the Seoul of the Present.
Continue reading “The Seoul of the Present: Mapo-gu (Western Seoul)”
Dear Memory Hoggers, Apologies for interrupted adventures as Misshoggy had an appendicitis scare. Everything turned out alright just in time for Chuseok travelling. *happy dance* Misshoggy will be back with a tour around quirky artsy Hongdae this Sunday. Check Misshoggy’s sneak peek pics out on Instagram to see what she’s been up to lately. Continue reading Interrupted: Happy Chuseok.
“The lotus is a lady”- Kim Sujang
After all the trouble Misshoggy went through to get to Buyeo, she was beginning to wonder: “Was it worth it?” But what awaits her in Buyeo, her home for the next 12 months unravels quite beautifully, like the local famous lady, the lotus. Buyeo, the former capital of the artsy Buddhist Kingdom of Baekje, may not look like much on the outside, but does have the charm to make you want to find out more about her inner beauty. Continue reading “Buyeo and her Lakes of Lotus”
“I am home!! What’s next? – Miss Hoggy
Avioleavitis, more commonly known as “The Travel Bug”, is an infectious disease of university students on gap year, new university graduates, retirees or just anyone who’s on their quarter and mid-life crisis. Once infected, the bug stays in your body for life. Travelling is known to relieve symptoms temporarily, however, no permanent cure has yet to be found. Continue reading “Beating the Travel Bug at Home Soil”
“The swans, in discouragement, have migrated
from the poisonous lakes this evening,” – Siamanto, Prayer
Sorry for the interruption of the Armenia series, but hearing this specific news, relieved that it was exposed, however shamed of her inability to protect, Miss Hoggy was reminded of why she left the home of her grandfather’s, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Continue reading “Leaving the Home of My Forefather’s, Borneo”