Category Archive: Memoirs of Malaysia

Memoirs of a Kampung Girl

I dedicate this post to all my friends in Malaysia who made my growing up years one which I always look back with a quiet contentment in my heart. And a huge grin… Continue reading

In the Garden of the gods

Have you ever seen a butterfly free fall? weightless white petal wings. Have you ever seen a garden dove preen? or caught the glint in the eye of a sparrow? Have you ever seen… Continue reading

The Pearl of the Orient

“Penang is the kind of place that ruined me for an ordinary life.” ~ Anthony Bourdain I was born in Penang. I think that alone makes up for everything else in life. I… Continue reading

Glimpses of the Unhurried Life

I grew up in Kulim. A tiny, modest little settlement in rural Malaysia during the 80s. There were no traffic lights in our little town back then. Folks just slowly meandered through the sleepy streets in their… Continue reading

Memoirs of a Kampung Girl – The Age of Innocence

I went to an all-girls Convent School at the age of seven and spent twelve years being nurtured within the Catholic order of duty, discipline and allegiance to our alma mater, God, nation and countrymen. Within these… Continue reading

Memoirs of a Kampung Girl – Childhood

When I was nine years old, we moved from a thriving, bustling town, full of fat, prosperous Chinese businessmen with gleaming Mercedes Benzes to a small, rural community full of rice fields and water… Continue reading