Las Vegas, bucket list and my midlife

I have wanted to visit Las Vegas since my teenage years. At the age of 56, I have finally made it.

The proletariat is fighting back

A friend of mine who has never been interested in politics, ever, has asked me whether she can accompany me to the next march I attend. Another friend has been asking me to explain Jo…

The Epstein Conspiracy theories will long continue

Rich man who ‘facilitated’ sleazy and sordid parties (or whatever euphemism), Jerry Epstein, is found dead in his solitary cell while awaiting an uber high-profile trial at which some household names were, allegedly, to be…

Striving for perfection is a pain in the proverbial

In the summer of 2017 when my daughter finished her school years I felt a sense of loss. Call it ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ for want of a better word but it isn’t an entirely accurate…

A leaked porn video can destroy lives

Imagine this. You and your partner have videoed yourselves carrying out intimate acts together. You think that this is for your private viewing. You wake up one day and discover that umpteen (make that millions)…

I voted for Jo Swinson only because she apologised for austerity

Austerity affected my life as it did millions of others. I was a signed up member of the Liberal Democrat party but almost left the party over it. I voted for the Green Party in…

Nick Clegg is missed in Sheffield Hallam (by some); and Jared O’Mara blasted by his Comms man

Nick Clegg, let’s face it, normally trends on Twitter for negative reasons, to put it mildly. He has been called a lot of things since his departure from politics but tonight there is a different…

Sleeping with the TV on leads to a sugar craving

Most of us have a guilty pleasure and mine, sometimes, is to fall asleep with the TV on. It often happens during Question Time. That is not because I find it a yawningly boring programme.…

When forgetfulness gets the better of you

When forgetfulness gets the better of me I take it as a sign to slow down these days. A cluttered life results in a cluttered mind. Way too much multi-tasking can result in multi-disasters. While…

Having to compromise is a pain

One has reached a certain age in one’s life and one is fed up of compromising. In plain English, I don’t want to compromise anymore and want things my way. Is that so unreasonable? All…

More austerity?

The left spend too much money on social welfare and the right are fiscally responsible. This is the rubbish common narrative that has been fed to the UK electorate since 2010 when austerity was introduced.…

I am so proud to be the first Malaysian to appear on a Brit Reality TV Show

I had the honour of being interviewed by Malaysia’s number 1 blogger and investigative journalist Mariam Mokhtar about my involvement with the Channel 4 documentary, ‘Mums Make Porn’. I was one of the five mums…

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First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV