Kuala Lumpur Check-Up | Prince Court is Best Hospital for Expats

I’m happy to report that I recently found the best hospital and doctors for expats in Kuala Lumpur at Prince Court Medical Centre. In a nutshell, I’m 47, don’t live the healthiest lifestyle, and it was time for a long overdue annual checkup. While searching for where to go for an annual wellness exam, I came across Prince Court and their Executive Health Screening Packages for men and women of all ages. Continue reading and follow along with me during my round of tests and listen to the results >> (more…)

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What I Loved About Living in India

From time to time I’m struck by an overwhelming nostalgia for the years I lived with my daughter in India.  I have written 100s of amazingly positive articles about what it was like to live in the country. The articles were 100% true and normally included thoughtful insight into how my own lifestyle was the opposite to what was deemed ‘correct’ in India but that I enjoyed learning about Indian culture.  (more…)

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Expat Life | Feeling Lonely Not Alone (and how travel helps)

It’s not often I feel lonely instead of just alone but tonight is one of those nights. I haven’t been in a proper relationship in years but it honestly never bothers me because I love my life and I don’t believe that a relationship would improve it. Tonight though, I question it all.

I’m sat on the luxury Paradise Elegance cruise ship in Halong Bay, Vietnam surrounded by happy couples, honeymooners, and groups enjoying the holiday. Me on the other hand … I’m trying hard to find a wifi signal and push out my 1st travel piece that I was supposed to upload yesterday for FEMALE Malaysia magazine! (more…)

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Single Mom Diaries: Consequences of the Mistakes I Made

Until recently I always had a good relationship with my daughter. I was not a perfect mom by any stretch of the imagination but I loved her with my whole heart and more than anyone else EVER in my life. I tried to make our life something special. Of course, being a single mom without child support money wasn’t anything I had ever dreamed of for myself but she was very much worth it. (more…)

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New Year’s Eve | Kuala Lumpur Fireworks at Petronas Twin Tower

Although this is my 2nd New Year’s Eve in Kuala Lumpur, it’s the first time I ventured out to watch the fireworks at Petrons Twin Towers in downtown KLCC.  My expectations were quite low but honestly I had a great time.  Okay yeah, I stood in the wrong spot and I arrived so late I was in a horrible cattle call style queue where I was groped more times than I can count (a real first for me in Malaysia, I have never been groped here before tonight).  But all in all I had a fab time and would absolutely recommend this as the best place to see the fireworks in Kuala Lumpur.

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Petaling Street Wet Market | Penjaja Gallery Jalan Tun H.S. Lee (Madras Lane) 李霖泰菜市场

It’s a bit embarrassing to admit but when I first moved to Malaysia, I thought that a wet market was a floating market like you’d find in various countries around Southeast Asia and I tried to convince my friend Ramesh to visit one with me for a vlog.  He agreed but with a strange look in his eyes until he realised what I thought they were and then he was rolling with laughter … and it was pretty funny.  A wet market is simply a mercado or local market where individual vendors and farmers sell their produce, meats, flowers, and other goods.  The one that I recently explored is the oldest wet market in all of Kuala Lumpur, located in the central beating heart of Petaling Street.  Come with me for a quick tour of Penjaja Gallery Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, commonly known as Madras Lane.  You can buy live chickens there, pig heads (and every other part you’d want), oodles of fresh fish, and wildly exotic (to me) vegetables, and fruit.
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Christmas 2017 | Kuala Lumpur with Friends

If you saw the video of my first Christmas Eve in Kuala Lumpur in 2016 you’ll know why I am so grateful to have experienced a fun, festive, and lovely Christmas dinner this year.  Unfortunately, once I started drinking (and eating) I forgot to keep shooting video but this is what Christmas Eve with friends looks like in Kuala Lumpur (at least the non-messy beginning bits!) ???? (more…)

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3 First-Time Vlogger Mistakes To Avoid | Best Leica Vlogging Tips

The very first video I shot as a travel vlogger was in India in August 2011. Back then I was simply a blogger and travel writer and I had no idea the part that YouTube would play in my life to be honest. Nor that vlogging would turn into one of my favorite past times in life. YouTube has honestly changed my life for the better. Who knew that doing something I love to do, just filming my life, could earn me money and give me an influencer status! However, there’s no denying that YouTube isn’t always easy to grow on, and takes an immense amount of effort and dedication. For some, the only way to get their channel off the ground and moving is to Buy YouTube Likes, which is a great way to bring in new subscribers. Back when I first started I shot video only for important hotel reviews with brands like Taj, Sheraton, and Alila and it was such good fun! Now I go live when I leave the cinema or find an amazing new street food vendor to share with the world! (more…)

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How Easy is it to be a Vegan in Malaysia?

The number of vegans around the world is still growing, especially here in Malaysia. To give you an idea, Rise of the Vegan revealed that in the US alone, the lifestyle gained a 500% growth in population from 2014. They sourced a study conducted by GlobalData that showed the expansion of veganism. Ethical eating was the main reason for the massive growth with most people feeling compelled to eat environmentally sustainable food. (more…)

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American Tries Malaysian Breakfast | Insider Tour Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur

Anyone who googles where to go and what to see in Kuala Lumpur ends up landing on a list with Petaling Street on it.  It’s a bright, lively, bustling area full of shops and food stalls that at first glance looks like a ‘must visit’ here.  When I first moved to Kuala Lumpur I asked my local friends though and every single person told me to avoid it like that plague because it is a tourist trap.  And for the most part I 100% agree, unless you go at 7am and walk a gastronomic food tour path!  This is my Local Breakfast Insider Guide to Petaling Street.   (more…)

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Vlog | Trying 7 Strange Malaysian Snack Foods

Every time I walk into my neighbourhood convenience store I discover oodles and oodles of funky and weird Malaysian snacks that I’ve never seen before.  Well, today I’m trying 7 of them, including a drink I shot video of  in a vending machine on my 1st day in Malaysia in February 2016 that made me giggle because of its name.  The one snack that scared me the most I actually really liked.  And one that I thought was going to be sweet and nice was the one that made me have my first-ever spit take on video!
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