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End of the World, or the beginning of a New one?

So guess what? It's not the end of the world. It just isn't. I didn't think it would be, but I actually thought it was only months ago...when I realized something had to end for something new to begin.

Think about all the toxic, bad things in your life that you let happen to yourself. Think about that moment when it finally kicked you in the gut and awakened your inner soul. It had to kick you real hard in order for you to wake up. You were sleeping a deep sleep.

You let all this nonsense, all this poison seep into your very pores. Why? You felt tolerant perhaps or you felt that you needed to feel pain or misery in order to achieve happiness and acceptance. Truth is you didn't need to suffer. You have the choice. You have the choice to make decisions in your life that are hard in that very moment but you realize later it needed to be done.

I have been reborn. I have let go of toxins and cleansed my world of grief, sadness, misery and self depreciation. I urge you all t…

Love and Hate KL

It's a love and hate relationship that I have with good old KL. I grew up in this town, and I say town because I have lived in the big city - New York City. You can't really compare the two, but as I start to feel the cold coming on in the city, I was thinking about my little town....

The Positive first.

I Love KL.


Food! Any Malaysian would tell you that.Family and Amazing FriendsLarge air conditioned Shopping MallsWarm all year round...Easy to Travel! Close to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia...the list goes onStylish People & LifestylesCelebrations & Festivities *Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali...Highways
I Hate You.
It's just too small. Everyone knows what you're up to, including your nosy relatives.Expensive Groceries! (I love to cook, so this sucks)Thai Food sucks here.....and I love Thai food!Mat Rempit (Sleezy Biker dudes/gangstas) they need their own category.Apparently Bath Tubs are not in every home or apt...Hot & Sticky (weather) all year roun…

MyBurgerLab Seapark PJ - meets the NYC standard.

I have been away from the states only a couple months now, and after feasting on lots of Malaysian staples - I find that I am yearning the simple basic American fare like salads, sandwiches and yes of course the all American classic - burgers and fries.

I have been looking high and low in chains, in mamaks and ok, maybe not McDonald's just yet. Thank goodness because I think I have found it. And let me tell you, These guys know it. They know In-and-Out, and they know shake shack. These are the west coast-east coast favorite arguable best spots for burgers in all of the US of A. Of course, I'm a New Yorker so naturally I'm going to favor my Shake Shack!

Ok let's get to the meat...MyBurgerLab is really Malaysia's answer to shake shack/In-N-Out) The burger patties/meat is quality premium Australian grass-fed beef, ground in house, clearly all beef and no fillers. For that alone, thank you @myBurgerLab, that's all I have been asking for!

Now, for the surprise - t…

Where Thai Art Thou? Bangkok Beat Bistro Empire Subang

My quest for real good Thai food in Malaysia is really depressing me. It makes me think that all those years frequenting those amazing Thai spots in NYC were all in vain, thinking that was real Thai food. Well, it's pretty darn close. After all I have been to Thailand and have had their pad Thai in the streets....so why can't I seem to find the same simple Thai dishes in Malaysia? All I'm asking for is the perfect Pad Thai!!

So this brings me to Bangkok Beat Bistro securely nested on the lower ground floor of Empire Mall in Subang sharing a row with the infamous Serai restaurant. I absolutely love the bistro/simple and rustic decor. Very New York, or very industrial. Unfortunately the food was just half okay. You know how you always test a restaurant by the most simple dish? Like if it's a Chinese place and they can't make a good Chinese fried rice then chances are the rest of the menu sucks?

Sadly, BBB misses the beat on this one. I went on 2 occasions, first was…

Best Burger in KL?

I expected a lot coming back to Malaysia. One of them being the endless options for food. So I spent the first month just excited to taste and have all these Asian food experiences I have missed while living overseas. After awhile I was starting to feel overwhelmed by noodles and rice, and craved a real good salad or basic sandwich. Most of all - I remember having plenty of amazing juicy burgers in the city.

That is the type of food I lived on for the last 12 years. Noodles and rice were a treat and rare for lunch unless it was Thai or Chinese. So now I'm in search of the perfect burger in Malaysia, and meat is expensive here because it is imported. Unfortunately because of the expense, most burgers you find here is pumped full of binder - breadcrumbs or filler so that the final cost of the product is cheaper (less meat).

My standards are high and these are my top 3 Burgers spots in NYC, to which my burger tastings in Malaysia have to stand up to:
1. Shake Shack ( http://www.sha…

Concrete Jungle

I was going through some old photos and realized all the fun I have had in the past few years of my life in New York City. I was surrounded by amazing people, great friends, an apartment I loved and endless things I could do and places I could see and not to mention NYC is foodie heaven. I know it sounds like a dream. It felt like I was living in a dream sometimes. I would stroll in Central Park or walk the Brooklyn Bridge and smile to myself thinking 'Wow, I can't believe I live here.'

It was not always perfect - NYC is not for everyone. It's fast-paced, it's dirty, it's dingy, people can be crazy, the train is disgusting (and always late!), the weather is bipolar and yes, it's expensive to live here. You can list plenty of negative things but that's the beauty of New York though. In all it's mess and craziness, it's an amazing city to live in - as the saying goes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. It literally is a concrete ju…

To Blog or Not to Blog...in the digital age.

It's taken me awhile to decide on whether or not to blog. I always thought it would be an easy and natural thing for me to do. I just never had time to do it when I lived in NYC. I was too busy living a fast-paced life with work, friends and events always taking precedence over anything else. I barely went online unless it was for work. I went online on my phone only when I had time to kill, waiting for the train or waiting for a doctor's appointment. I even did some shopping from my phone (I just love my www.Gilt.com fix). I don't think I ever powered up my computer at home.

So now, since I have all the time in the world - I thought well, why not blog? I finally have the time to do it right? I realized though that now I'm sharing my thoughts with anyone and everyone. It's personal - it's much harder to do now that I realize that.  I'm going to just take a leap of faith and share myself with everyone...how generous right? Call it therapeutic. Call it motivat…