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…

Mahathir’s propensity for controversy has not waned

At the age of 93 Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has proven that he still retains the ability to stir up controversy and make waves. During his recent visit to the UK to celebrate the…

Be the person who stops to listen during Loneliness Awareness Week

It is the start of ‘Loneliness Awareness Week’. Looking through the Twitter feed, most articles offer advice on how to break out of the loneliness space but what is lacking is advice to stop and…

The awful realisation that the person sitting beside you is watching porn

I used a public internet cafe recently out of necessity. It was situated in the basement in Central London. A sense of foreboding came over me as I descended the stairs. There were men in…

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet and watching your child sob is heartbreaking

Our lovely Sarah Bluebell was a Ginger cat who loved Haagen-Daz ice-cream, cat milk only if it was poured from a height (strange), dry food and drinking from a cat water fountain. We had the…

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First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV