Should you really blog these days? Five years of active blogging and what they brought

Like many 'cool' things in life, blogging has this unbelievable veil of attractivity and immense freedom. In fact, nowadays the trend that seems to prevail is that if you don't blog you are probably crazy because by the looks of it everybody should blog, right? I am also sure that most of the aspiring bloggers, like me, for example, have fallen into the trap because they relied way too much on...

To beer or not to beer – should that be the question?

I'm sitting here besieged by a thick smog and there's absolutely no escaping it. It's everywhere. It attacks my eyes, my nostrils, my clothes - everything. I am mostly depressed but I find a strange pleasure in returning to this little restaurant located at the edge of a busy touristy street, thus offering respite from the overwhelming buzz. Another thing I love about it is its proximity to a...
Taxi moving down a narrow steep lane in Hong Kong

How I moved to Hong Kong amidst pandemic

Let me start this post by a mantra of mine. "I am grateful, I am grateful, I am grateful". Let me say that loud out again: "I am grateful." To find a good job with a relocation package during the pandemic madness is no mean feat. I struck some luck. "I am grateful." But to be fair I have (almost) always been. And that's perhaps the reason why I am happy. Malaysia is a fantastic place for building...

Covid-19 Movement Control Order and Ankle Sprain – Blessings in Disguise

When covid-19 struck and Malaysia went into partial lockdown. I, as many other people around the world, got initially really depressed that all my trips abroad got cancelled. Petty, I know, as there were way more important issues and consequences to be dealt with at that time. Along with the depression and stress when dealing with refunds (where my efforts were pretty much futile but now I at...