[Opinion] The trial of Syed Saddiq – the epidemic of idolism in this country

Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, the former Youth and Sports Minister for Pakatan Harapan was charged on 22nd July for two counts of criminal breach of trust for allegedly misappropriating funds from Bersatu where bail was set for RM330,000 for the two charges. The Malaysian people however united behind Saddiq and assisted in raising more than …

5 Ways To Be More Empathetic At Home During The Pandemic

It’s tough. Living in a confined space, with a family can be really hard on your mental health. The rise of suicide cases in Malaysia has brought awareness to many that Covid-19 is not the only thing that is taking away lives, rapidly. As a counselling student, I wish to help. I wish to reduce …

Tokyo Olympics 2020: inheriting the essence of wabi-sabi

As I was watching the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics after admiring the vibrant colours and aesthetics of the Sierra Leone team, I had a thought; there’s a certain feel to this Olympics that brings to mind a certain Japanese phrase – wabi-sabi. There are multiple interpretations of the phrase, but wabi-sabi is generally …

Brilliant Kitchen Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Food that’s cooked at home is healthier, fresher, more hygienic and more nourishing.  Research finds that people who eat home-cooked meals on a regular basis tend to be healthier and even happier. Eating home-cooked meals five or more days a week is even associated with a longer life.  There’s every good reason to cook your …

The Scourge of Covid-19

No one was aware of the imperceptible information that was going to upend the world in unprecedented ways. On December 31 2019, W.H.O. (World Health Organization) was notified of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan city, China. Overtime, it developed into a serious pandemic that circled the globe. Scientists and medical professionals were …

5 Anime about the great outdoors you can watch indoors during MCO

Heard of Anime? What started as a medium for kids has grown to become so diverse that even their parents watch it today. There’s an Anime of just about anything now. Football, there’s an Anime for that! Fishing? That too! Heck, there’s even an Anime about making an Anime. How meta is that. During these …

Nutrition for a competing athlete – sports nutrition

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will take place from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021 after a one-year delay and much difficulties due to COVID-19. The postponement can be an impediment to an athlete’s chances of winning as they have to maintain their body at peak performance. One important aspect of their training is nutrition, …

ANGER AND RAGE

Night of destruction across DC after protesters clash with police outside White House (The Washington Post- July 1 2020). Boy who walked out in anger reunited with family (New Straits Times- July 18 2021). Cops probing case of maskless man seen hurling abuse at stall operator in viral video clip (The Star- July 19 2021). …

Ice sculpture, Harbin(2009)

Harbin (Northeast China)

The cold bites through my skin; the soles of my feet feel a numbness that I’ve have never felt before. That’s how it felt when I visited Harbin in 2009 – a city located in Heilongjiang Province, Northeast China. Not surprisingly, it is also known as “Ice City”. It is the most fascinating and amazing …

4 Disney Shows To Rewatch That Will Bring You Back To The 2000s

If you’re a ‘90s or early ‘00s kid, I’m sure that you can agree with me when I say Disney shows were one of the best parts of our childhood. Growing up in the era where fancy gadgets have not yet been introduced, the television was our one and only true addiction.  So, what if …