The time I met Avril Lavigne in person

It was the year 2008. The place? Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Avril Lavigne was going to start her Asia Tour and the first country was Malaysia. It was kind of a bad situation because the country had tried to cancel or postpone the the concert just because it was too close to…

A letter to my younger self

Dear younger Sarah, Nothing in life is permanent so remember that when you feel things aren’t gonna change, they sure will, in time. Learn to master the art of patience. This also applies to happy moments so make sure to really treasure them as they too won’t last forever. Remember to always connect with those…

The Arabisation in Malaysia

First and foremost, I do not have a particular problem with the Arab culture. I love the food, the music, the language, the tradition and so on. What I’m talking about in this post is precisely about how the Arab way of living and thinking have taken over and basically removed the traditional Malay culture….

Cooking

The reason why I love cooking is because I love food. I love to eat and have food adventures. In fact, when I travel to a place, it is so important for me to be fully immersed in their culture and a big part of it is the food. I would like to eat and…

That time I almost died

During the year of 2015 I was in the hotel industry for a few years already and I became too into it without realizing I was neglecting my health. Working as the Manager of a resort is very demanding. It takes up all of my time and requires me to be on duty all day…

Coping mechanism #1

Since I was kid when things got rough at home I always tend to leave, go outside with my backpack filled with my things and sometimes take my bike. I would go anywhere nearby as long as it wasn’t in the house. I suppose this was one of my coping mechanisms. It just showed that…

Happy birthday to me

I’m sure we can’t remember all of our birthdays. Some were celebrated, some were not. Actually, the first memory i had since I was born was actually from my second (2nd) birthday. My parents organized a nice child’s birthday party for me. I couldn’t remember much but I remembered one thing clearly. That I was…

SLA m’a prit ma mère

Ma maman a toujours été quelqu’un de fort. Elle était assez extrême dans tout ce qu’elle faisait. Elle a travaillé si dur et contre tout, elle est passée d’une vie pauvre jusqu’à faire ses preuves dans le monde de l’industrie entourée, pour la plupart, d’hommes. Elle était quelqu’un de spécial. Elle adorait avoir une connection…

What it’s like to lose a mother to ALS

My mom has always been a very strong character. She’s pretty much extreme in everything she does. She worked so hard and against all odds, she went from a financially poor background to making a mark in the corporate world alongside powerful people who are mostly men. She’s definitely one of a kind. She loved…