• Innovate, or Die

    Seldom visit a Pasar Malam (Night Market), but I did last night when I took a short break from the usual hustles.  Mainly I thought I would find dinner here, anyway, I ended walking about instead of eating here.  Mainly, hygiene.  Just recovered from a bad stomach situation few days ago.  

  • 365 days 360 degree, sensitive skin

    Good news. It seems common that many Malaysian with sensitive skin. Due to environmental factors such as air pollution, temperature change from dry air-conditioned interiors to hot and humid exteriors and lack of hydration, skin can become sensitive, and people can suffer from uncomfortably ‘tight’, dry or cracking skin.

  • Hotbeds in Asia, Middle East

    During the first three months of the year, Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a wave of new APT activity based mainly in Asia – more than 30% of Q1 reports were dedicated to threat operations in this region. A peak of activity was also observed in the Middle East with a number of new techniques used by actors. These and other trends are covered in Kaspersky Lab’s latest quarterly threat intelligence summary. In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab researchers continued to detect cyber activities by advanced persistent threat (APT) groups speaking languages including Russian, Chinese, English and Korean, among others. And while some well-known actors didn’t show any noteworthy…

  • Well, Well, Well, You Know This Day Will Cometh, Period.

    In today’s digital world, it has become commonplace for couples to depend on devices to communicate and stay connected to each other. However, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab study, there are not only pros of “connected love” but also cons that should be taken into account. For example, 55% of couples have argued about device overuse, highlighting how although devices often help to bring couples closer together, they can also push them apart and potentially put relationships at risk. Many people today depend on devices to stay connected with their friends and family, and the same is true for those in relationships. Indeed, couples today frequently use devices and…

  • Dandruff, Read This.

    Do you have dandruff? Several studies have shown a prevalence of dandruff of up to 50% in the general population[1]. While dandruff is not contagious or physically harmful, it can cause sufferers to present as messy or unhygienic; and cause embarrassment and a loss of self-confidence[2]. Dandruff can have several causes, with dry skin being the most common cause of flaking dandruff[3]. Other causes include, irregular or incorrect scalp and hair care, over-shampooing and sensitivity to hair care products. There are many anti-dandruff treatments. While the majority of anti-dandruff treatment are effective in reducing the formation of dandruff flakes, there is a concern that hair and scalp can be stripped off…

  • Weekend, Water

    So last weekend, 500,000 household and commercial units experienced long water disruption, from March 6 to March 11, and some until today, still no water. Instead of thinking about water disruption, we have gone to learn some free hand sketch at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a workshop organised by the museum.  Then, since we could not cook at home, we had lunch at the restaurant, which to be honest, while the service sucks, the food is great. We visited the curated exhibition on “Syria, Yemen, Iraq: The Risk of Forever Being Lost”.  A great idea which the museum collaborated with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  Just few things which…

  • Seeing The Unseen

    Retna and I (probably the Tan-Vijayans too) love to join a local tour, wherever we are.  It is a good way to get to know the cities or the places we are at. Actually the first ever walking tour we joined for our own traveling – Sydney, a free walking tour, which at the end of the tour (after 3 hours), the tour guide will ask for a tip, which we happily gave.  Then when we moved to Melbourne, we did the same too, this time, about 3.5 hours.  We got to know so much about Melbourne and it was really worth to pay (tip) the guide.  It was also…

  • 红与金 RED & GOLD

    I personally got to know Jerome Kugan, many years back, while Retna and I attended a poetry session hosted at a cafe in Bangsar.  He was on stage on an emotional content, which I do not really remember the content, but I remember the expression, anger and even the passion in the content. After several years, in one of the hosted lunch organised at our home, we had Jerome as well as the others over.  We got to know him a bit better and more. We are truly glad when he posted on the social media that he would be hosting his first solo collection, with the theme, RED &…