• UAE

    Anantara Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi.

    I must say, like my other stays with Anantara, Anantara Qasr Al Sarab had offered us an experience like no other. There is something oddly magical about being in the midst of nowhere, amidst miles and miles of golden sea that stretches as far as your eyes could see. Being stranded in the desert has always been a nightmare no…

  • Travel

    Hotel Review : Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai

    Fun fact : That one party scene at the Indian palace from Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol was actually filmed at this very hotel. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray stands out as one of the most grandiose hotels with its ornately carved entrance and palatial façade. It makes you feel like you have just stepped into a palatial golden age of the Ottoman…

  • Travel,  UAE

    I Am Here

    Just a few months ago, never would I have imagined that I would be sitting right here on a balcony overlooking the Arabian desert in Abu Dhabi. I came across pictures of this picturesque hotel months ago and had them saved on my Pinterest thinking maybe, someday. I did not expect that someday would have happened so soon. Traveling during…

  • Beauty & Lifestyle,  Thoughts

    30 is just the beginning

    When I was sixteen, I used to think 30 seems rather bizarre and far-fetched. I reckon, by 30, I would have it all figured out – like being financially stable, owning a big house, driving a fancy car, married with maybe two kids, the list stretches all the way to the north pole. It is unclear to me how I…

  • Thoughts

    Yes………….

    Late night thought – Perhaps, I should start saying yes more. Ever thought that the thing that has been holding you back from accomplishing great things is, well, yourself? Seize the opportunity, they say. Stop being your anchor. The mountain is you. All those quotes I have come across throughout the course of my lifetime and yet, every time an…

  • Thoughts

    The things i look forward to.

    I have been so restless and upset with everything that’s happening so I would like to remind myself of the things that I look forward to once we are granted freedom to live somewhat freely again. Like being at the beach during sunset. The sand beneath my feet, the gentle salty breeze against my skin and the euphonous sound of…

  • Thoughts

    FREEDOM

    It has been a while since I last wrote anything. Exhausted, demotivated, anxious, all felted into one fabric.  I have tried disconnecting myself from social media for a few weeks and it felt like a breath of fresh air. I was completely oblivious to what was going on – I did not want to know about the politics or the…

  • Beauty & Lifestyle

    In The Midst Of The Pandemic

    Exactly a year ago, who would have thought that in a few months’ time, we would find ourselves in a situation that is simply unthinkable to many. This time, a year ago, little did I know and little did we know, we were only a few months away from experiencing history-in-the-making. And suddenly, nothing else seems to matter anymore. This…

  • Malaysia,  Travel

    My trip to The Datai, Langkawi

    I am writing this in the midst of a 10-million-year-old rainforest – accompanied by the luscious green as well as the cacophony of insects and other mystical creatures. Occasionally, the trees will start dancing in the wind and other times, it is because of the little playful monkeys that would swing from one branch to another. The sounds and ambience…