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Training like a Sarawak Sukma Weightlifter

Training like a Sarawak Sukma Weightlifter

I spent 10 weeks under the eyes of head coach Edmund Yeo, Malaysia’s unbeaten 94kg national record holder, and coach Johnathan Patrick, three times Asian Junior Champion, whilst training alongside Sarawak’s Sukma Weightlifting team; Black, Bambam, Meimei, Katak, Cham, Ahboy & other juniors. I also […]

5 important things you learn from travelling abroad

5 important things you learn from travelling abroad

My motives for travelling abroad were familial and career motivated (I wanted to learn more about my mother’s background and gain knowledge to assist with my route of becoming an international lawyer) but regardless of whether you have motive or not, travelling abroad is a […]

Six weeks in Malaysia

Six weeks in Malaysia

A close friend of mine gave me a wise piece of advice before I set off on my travels in Asia – “be ready for an imperfect trip”. So far, my travels have been imperfectly perfect, my mind has been blown over and over again […]

Weightlifter v stuffy air plane seat

Weightlifter v stuffy air plane seat

I really despise sitting so even the idea of being sandwiched in a tight and cramped chair for 8+ hours makes me lose my mind. If you find yourself in a similar situation, embrace the journey and make the most of your flight time with […]

Celebrate the New Year with food from all over the world

Celebrate the New Year with food from all over the world

If you are a foodie, like myself, you will know the horrors of entering a restaurant and being subjected to choose just one of many delicious dishes. Therefore I present to you a foodie’s dream come true; all the food from all over the world […]

Stay over the bar, Katt!

Stay over the bar, Katt!

The actual act of pursuing a lift should be emotionless, allowing that doubting voice to creep into your head will ruin you, yet weightlifting as a whole, as a sport, will have you cry, laugh and scream out of frustration and you should be grateful […]

Salsa prepared me for the world

Salsa prepared me for the world

I decided to start salsa with the intention of being able to indulge in my femininity, having neglected it for some time as a defence mechanism. I have achieved this goal and gained far more than what I bargained for, for salsa has truly opened […]

Creating meaningful and successful New Year’s Resolutions

Creating meaningful and successful New Year’s Resolutions

Most people sabotage their New Year’s Resolutions through inadequate planning and adoption of the wrong attitude. With weight loss and increased finances being the most common goals, people tend to be left disheartened when such goals are miserably failed. If anything, people end up finishing […]

Do you have to give up your femininity to be a weightlifter?

Do you have to give up your femininity to be a weightlifter?

Femininity/masculinity division can be perceived from two points of view; appearance and action. They are substantially different yet influential and linked. My femininity is challenged on a day to day basis so let me explain why those who only see masculinity in myself, and other […]

Social media: a platform for oversharing or a platform for enhancing progression?

Social media: a platform for oversharing or a platform for enhancing progression?

There are three broad groups of people in the relation to social media:- Those who post regularly; Those who use social media to observe others but rarely, if ever, post themselves; and Those who do not concern themselves with social media whatsoever. I proudly fall […]