Kuala Lumpur and Penang

Eastern and Oriental Penang

Malaysia really surprised me. I’ve always had a pretty foggy idea of what it would be like that involved orangutans and satay skewers but Malaysia – or at least Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Penang – are completely different to what I thought they would be. KL is completely modern. Unlike many Asian cities, it doesn’t […]



In the world of online dating, the one thing that stands out to me is how utterly lonely so many of us are. Behind the clever profiles and carefully curated photos, there is a deep longing for connection; not just romantic connection but human connection. I have noticed that people message a lot around bedtime. […]

Mushy men


So yesterday I was on a plane with a raucous group of blokes headed to Langkawi for a surf trip. These kind of people royally freak me out. They had Southern Cross tattoos, started ordering tinnies the second a flight attendant was within coo-ee and yelled to each other across the cabin. FUCKING FUCK, I […]

Dating lies


People have a lot of advice on offer for single people such as myself. Here are a few of my all-time favourites. ‘When you stop looking, you’ll find someone.’ Like when you aren’t looking for Wally? Or a car space? Or a pair of jeans that don’t make your butt look like a depressed pumpkin? Errr, […]