Entries by krista

The Art of Marketing Yourself

May was an interesting month for me because I was asked to speak at 2 events. The first event was a forum where I was a panellist speaking on women entrepreneurship (will share about that in another post) while the second was a little less formal, where I spoke on the importance of marketing oneself. […]

My Interview With Mak Lan of Lidiana

I interviewed Mak Lan of Lidiana’s in Tanjung Bungah for the 8 March International Women’s Day exhibition. This is the full interview which I wrote up as a feature story, well, for myself. I did journalism in USM but I never worked for any newspapers so in a way, this is my way of keeping […]

Of Unseen Faces, Unheard Voices

I wrote the below on 8 March but only published this today. All photos below were taken by Hau Chern, who also took part of the photos for the Unseen Faces, Unheard Voices exhibition. I was waiting for his photos to include with this post. Look out for Part 2 for the interview I did […]

Living On One Dollar

Nic and I watched an interesting yet thought-provoking documentary last week called Living On One Dollar. The one-hour documentary chronicled 4 American boys, in their early 20s, who decided to spend their summer in Guatemala – living in a village of 300 people atop a mountain. The village people didn’t speak much Spanish but communicated via […]

Reading Autism

Can I wish you a Happy New Year? I know, it’s already 11 days into January. But a belated is better than never, right? I have been reading – and thinking and writing. Just that so much has been happening that I have not had time to sit down and let my thoughts percolate and […]

Firing Your Friends…Or So-Called Friends

This year has made me realize a few things – that I have less patience for people I used to have patience for. I think growing older and interacting with people of all kinds of backgrounds made me re-evaluate my relationships. Some of my relationships go way back to my secondary school days. Some relationships […]

My Lean In Story

Below is a story that I wrote to share at tomorrow’s Lean In networking tea at China House Cafe. Emi and I are planning to announce the book project at this tea. We plan to create a role model book of sorts – a first for Penang anyway – to document our own personal Lean […]

Restart, Renew, Refresh…

As you can see, my blog got a facelift. I was getting quite sick and tired of the old visual. Wanted something contemporary. Something clean and neat. And hence, this new look. Anyway, besides the new look, I am looking forward to a couple of things. I have some plans in mind for 2015. That’s […]

Childhood Food

I wanted to post up stuff about my trip with my parents to Hong Kong but honestly I got a little lazy since I had to resize the bunch of photos. Anyway. That will have to wait until I am in a less lazy mood. Actually it’s not that I have nothing to say. The […]

The Malaysian In Me

Many, many times I catch myself saying – “I am so grateful to be living in Penang!” You see, this is a fab place. And more often that not, we islanders forget we’re on an island. A sunny one. A friend who called from Melbourne said she was wrapped up in 3 layers of clothes […]