Category: Cultural Discoveries

April 8, 2016

Angel – End of an Era

It is finished… In 2000, I began watching Angel as it aired on Malaysia’s TV2, also known as RTM2. I remember the promotion on Radio 4, now TraXX FM. The announcer called it “…the male version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer“. It was a simple time where vampires would burst into dust when a wooden stake goes through their heart. Or bursts up into flames when […]

November 3, 2015

Thank you, KevJumba, for the good times!

Tonight I was going through the channels I’m subscribed to. Doing an Autumn-cleaning if you will. One of my favourite channel is by Kevin Wu of KevJumba ( ( I first stumbled upon Kevin’s channel back in 2009. Back then, there were not as many YouTube celebrities as today. He genuinely was hilarious and inspiring! And then came his collaboration with Ryan Higa. That blew me […]

October 11, 2015

Hello from Aonang, Thailand!

Another one in #krabitrip2015 #NoFilters #nakedhair #becauseyoureworthit #SarawakianInThailand #IbanInThailand #MelanauGuyInThailand A photo posted by A. Tinker Toyad (@a.tinkertoyad) on Oct 11, 2015 at 7:23am PDT

November 13, 2014

Beyond Horizons – Exploring the Republic of Singapore Navy Museum

Before I dive into my visit to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Navy Museum, let’s talk about Converging Spheres Sdn Bhd (1112248-K). About Converging Spheres & Why It Matters Converging Spheres Sdn. Bhd. is a company founded by me and a friend. All we know is our company would be a procurement and sourcing consultancy. Big words. And we were struggling to give meaning to […]

November 8, 2014

Above All – The RSAF Philosophy

The RSAF Museum in Paya Lebar Located by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Base in Paya Lebar is the RSAF Museum. This was my first stop on my trip to Singapore. Above All is the motto of the island republic’s air defenses arm of the Singapore Air Force (SAF). Like many other nations, the RSAF is the first line of defense in the event […]

November 7, 2014

A trip to Singapore

Recently I was in Singapore for about 6 days from October 29th to November 4th, 2014. I came in via Johor Bahru (JHB) and went south past the Causeway. I wanted to go to Bali for the same period, but the return ticket was four time more than Singapore. And the place I plan to stay in costs US$45/night. In Singapore, I stayed at the Royal […]

August 16, 2013

Bujang, Duda atau Berkahwin: Di Sebalik Sabok

Pada Aidilfitri baru-baru ini, saya sempat melawat (bejarah) rumah bekas rakan sekerja kawan saya di Taman Sukma, Kuching. Berbeza daripada rumah-rumah terbuka yang lain, kali ini saya dapat mempelajari erti di sebalik pemakaian baju Melayu, khususnya dari pandangan Melayu Sarawak. Adakah anda tahu: pemakaian samping (digelar “sabok” sesetengah masyarakat Melayu Sarawak) boleh menunjukkan status perkahwinan seseorang? Sabok di Atas Lutut Kaum lelaki yang belum berkahwin […]