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Malaysia

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Online Learning Survival Tips

Online learning is on the rise, even if the concept is still considered relatively new in Malaysia as of 2017. Its main benefit is, of course, breaking the time/distance barrier. You can be taking an open course from MIT, an Arabic class from Bayyinah’s Dallas campus, or a cake decorating class from London from the … Continue reading »

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The Twin Towers That Placed Malaysia On The World Map

In the early 1990s, no one knew where or what Malaysia is. I used to enter IRC chat rooms and introduce Malaysia as a country in Southeast Asia located between Singapore and Thailand. When I’d tell French language speakers “J’habite en Malaisie” (I live in Malaysia), inevitably they’d ask me in jest “Tu as du … Continue reading »

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KL Morning Gridlock

Traffic jams become more bearable when there are photo opportunities like this one. Good morning, world, from hot, humid, beautiful Malaysia! P.S. The best camera is always the one with you.

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Kuih Lapis (Layered Steamed Cake)

Kuih lapis is one of many traditional Malaysian bite-sized desserts (kuih, pronounced as ‘kweh’) that can take many forms and tastes (from sweet to savoury to spicy). The word ‘lapis’ means ‘layer’ and the name comes from its construction — layers of alternating colour that result in a nice stripy pattern after cutting. This version … Continue reading »

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I Love Weddings (Henna Night)

Who says only the bride gets to indulge on intricate henna designs on her hands? ;) Selamat pengantin baru, A & A!

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