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Kikubari, Malaysia

‘Ki’ (気) is defined as ‘mind’ or spirit’ while ‘Kubari’ (配り) means ‘distribution’ or ‘delivery’, the closest translation in English would be the ‘to pay attention to others’. Combined, they birth Kikubari, a heavily nuanced Japanese phrase that’s literally ‘to pay attention to others’ but …

Week 4

It’s been four years since Ah Chor (my great grandmother) passed away and I think my maternal side of the family has finally gotten into the rhythm of celebrating Chinese New Year without her. I had a really enjoyable but short trip this year. Touching …