• Holy City

    We were at Vatican City of Christian in 2017. 2019, we arrived at Pushkar, The Holy City of Hindus, in Rajasthan. While planning out our itinerary with the guides, we spoke about our interest in arts, cultural and religions. Not that we are super religious, as we love to visit places of worship for various religions, whenever we can. So the guide suggested Rajasthan with an itinerary to visit Brahma Temple, which is located at the Holy City of Hindus. According to Wikipedia, it is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Therefore the city forbids consumption of meats and alcohol. Pushkar is popular for its Pushkar Fair, an annual…

  • Entertaining Crowd

    Happened to be at a charity event, was truly by chance. Was having coffee at a really nice and cozy cafe, and when asked about the washroom, was shown towards an event venue. I dropped by to have a look at the charity event, something of the stand up comedy sort, which in remembrance of a well known late comedian. I actually went for my second live stand up comedy when I was in Penang late last year. Prior to this, I only watched the stand up on YouTube. First stand up we watched was by Ongals, from Korea. Last year we held a comedy workshop for Malaysian media, in…

  • Media Business

    Last week, Retna and I attended a bank hosted event with Edge CEO, Ho Kay Tat as one of the speakers. He shared the media independence pre and post recent GE, which held on May 9, 2018. This week, we attended an event hosted by Telum Media, with Focus Malaysia speaking about its publication. Ho shown the attendees on the Audit Bureau Circulation numbers for political and non-political linked publications, which the ones linked to political parties are not doing so well. Dan Loh, CEO of Focus Malaysia, spoke to the PR practitioners and clients or brand owners at the event, the publication removed 82% of the workforce to revamp…

  • White shoes, black shoes, how about giving them brand new school uniforms first?

    TOP, the No.1 brand in Malaysia brought back-to-school cheer to 500 children from selected NGOs from across the nation, through its ‘A Brighter Future with TOP’ CSR campaign. The campaign is in its 4th year of providing school uniforms and other back-to-school necessities to a total of more than 1,600 children from 18 homes. TOP collaborated with leading retailer, MYDIN to carry out the CSR fund raising campaign from November 15 to December 15, which saw 30 cents from the sales of selected TOP products from all MYDIN outlets nationwide channeled towards providing the back-to-school necessities for children aged between 7 to 17 years from 18 care organizations. The school necessities include a full school kit…

  • (Several) One Night In Bangkok

    We were in Bangkok in September for a short trip.  Decided to come back again during Christmas.  Wanting to experience the Christmas atmosphere at a city of which would expect the most influx of tourists during the Christmas and New Year period. The journey leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 was a breeze, thinking the airport would be packed.  Anyway, it was packed. However, the MAHB and the airline companies have done a good job in ensuring all passengers welfare are taken off.  Though the toilet lines are rather long, especially for female.  The security checking was smooth, as compared to two weeks ago I was at the same airport.…

  • First Transparency Center

    Malicious and suspicious files shared by users of Kaspersky Lab products in Europe will start to be processed in data centers in Zurich, initiating the first part of a relocation commitment made by the company in late 2017 under its Global Transparency Initiative. The move reflects Kaspersky Lab’s determination to assure the integrity and trustworthiness of its products and is accompanied by the opening of the company’s first Transparency Center, also in Zurich. The relocation of data processing is part of a major infrastructure move designed to increase the resilience of the company’s IT infrastructure to risks of data breaches and supply-chain attacks, and to further prove the trustworthiness of…

  • How much you worth?

    While many of us have heard of, or even fallen victim to, cybercrimes such as data and identity theft, it seems that relatively few know the value of the information stolen from us. A new study from Kaspersky Labhas revealed that while our identity may not be worth a lot in terms of dollars, it is a significant asset to criminals in other ways. The research uncovered an appetite among cybercriminals for data stolen from popular services – including via social media accounts and remote access to gaming websites. User confusion about what their data is worth could result in a haphazard approach to security, making it all too easy for…

  • Adhere 13th Blues Bar

    We met our friend in Bangkok in our recent trip at Adhere 13th Blues Bar, which is located at Samsen Road.  We had hard time searching for it, as our Grab driver dropped us 150 meters away from the bar. Adhere 13th Blues Bar is located just opposite a flyover bridge.  You would see an old junk shop and probably confused over the entrance.  However, no fret, it is just next to the junk shop.  It is a narrow shop lot, with small stools for the patrons to enjoy the music.  It is best you get there earlier, as the place filled up very fast.  Adhere 13th Blues Bar is…