Published work



Keep on writing...
An experienced writer and editor once told me that there's nothing like seeing your name in print (for the right reasons, of course), and he was right. Once I saw my name in a magazine, I knew I had to have it again... and again.

I started getting published in magazines in 2006. It began with a glossy lifestyle magazine, and then I got gigs writing for motherhood, arts and culture, and children's magazines. Then, as you know, the world economy crashed, and a lot of publications took a hit. Some even sank. During this time, writing jobs for magazines dried up, but fortunately, web work started to pick up.

The economy may still be shaky, but fortunately, things have looked up on the freelance writing front, as I diversified my services to include copywriting, editing and translations.

Samples of my work
To view PDFs of my published articles, click on the following links:

BabyTalk magazine - Personal account on pregnancy
Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (UK) - Malaysian textiles and dress
Best Buds magazine - Children's interest and education
Essenze magazine - Arts and culture
Gorgeous magazine - Women's interest, lifestyle, fashion, beauty & parenting
Her World magazine - Parenting
Heritage Asia magazine - Arts and culture
I.M. magazine - Lifestyle and craft tutorials
Mother and Baby magazine -Motherhood, baby & parenting
Urban Health magazine - Health and lifestyle
The Globalist - Arts and culture
SuperKidzChildren's interest and education
Aquila Asia magazine - Arts and culture


Selected published articles 
This list features the articles I've written and published under my name. It does not include my copywriting, ghostwriting and contributions under pseudonyms.

* Update: Since January 2015, I have focused more on copywriting, editing and translation work - my bread and butter!  

Highlight of 2016!
Catching My Baby Dust
Publisher: Pitter Patter sdn. Bhd.

Catching My Baby Dust

September - December 2014
225. You too can be happy at the office! December 2014.
224. Digital Smarts.Urban Health magazine, Sep 2014.
223. Safety in the City. Urban Health magazine, Sep 2014.

July - August 2014
222. The hottest fitness trends. Urban Health magazine, Aug 2014.
221. Think yourself thin. Urban Health magazine, Aug 2014

May - June 2014
220. Pain and Preeclampsia. BabyTalk magazine, June 2014.
219. Dealing with Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension. BabyTalk magazine, May 2014.
218. Where's Malaysia? Essenze magazine, Vol 34-14.
217. Colouring your life. Urban Health magazine, May 2014.
216. The colour of healing. Urban Health magazine, May 2014.

March - April 2014
215. Digital hot spots for parents with special needs kids. Urban Health magazine, Apr 2014.
214. To eat or not to eat. BabyTalk magazine, Apr 2014.
213. Remember the time when... Urban Health magazine, Mar 2014.
212. How to raise a smart baby. Urban Health magazine, Mar 2014.
211. A month of tests. BabyTalk magazine, March 2014.

January - February 2014
210. Welcoming the New Year with courage and hope. BabyTalk magazine, Feb 2014.
209. Talking about the birds and the bees. Urban Health magazine, Issue 108, Feb 2014.
208. Start the year right. Urban Health magazine, Issue 107, Jan 2014.
207. New year new you. Urban Health magazine, Issue 107, Jan 2014.

November - December 2013
206. Do you hear me? Urban Health magazine, Issue 106, Dec 2013.
205. A first aid guide to kids of special needs kids. Urban Health magazine, Issue 106, Dec 2013.
204. Clutter control. I.M. magazine Nov - Dec 2013.
203. How to make slime. I.M. magazine Nov - Dec 2013.
202. Islamic Art As Investment. Essenze Magazine Vol 32-13.
201. Potty Training Tips. Urban Health magazine, Issue 105, Nov 2013.

September - October 2013
200. Natural Ways to Pest Proof Your Home. Urban Health magazine, Issue 104,Oct 2013.
199. Awesome Apps for Parents. Urban Health magazine, Issue 103, Sep 2013.
198. Car Seat Conundrum. Urban Health magazine, Issue 103, Sep 2013.
197. 10 Disorders That Disrupt Sleep. Urban Health magazine, Issue 103, Sep 2013.
196. Kiss and Tell. I.M. magazine, Sep - Oct 2013 issue.
195. Flower drum bags. I.M. magazine, Sep - Oct 2013 issue.

July - August 2013
194. Hush a Bye Baby. Urban Health magazine, August 2013.
193. Common Occupational Hazards. Urban Health magazine, Issue 102, Aug 2013.
192. Sanity Saving Tips for Parents. Urban Health magazine,  Issue 102, Aug 2013.
191. Tradition and Continuity. Oxford Asian Textile Group Journal UK. No. 55.
190. Beauty of Diversity. Essenze magazine. Vol 31-13.
189. Non-toxic Household Cleaner.  I.M. magazine, July-Aug 2013.
188. Quirky blogs. I.M. magazine, July-Aug 2013.
187. The Seven Wonders of Walking. Urban Health magazine, Issue 101, Jul 2013.

May-June 2013
186. Crowd funding.  I.M. magazine, May-June 2013.
185. 10 Great Tips for Healthy Luscious Locks. Urban Health magazine, June 2013.
184. Get Your Kids of the Couch. Urban Health magazine, Issue 100, May 2013.

March - April 2013
183. Dance your doubts away. Urban Health magazine, Issue 99, Apr 2013.
182. London Street Art. I.M. magazine, Mar-Apr 2013.
181. Felt craft tutorial. Little chick. I.M. magazine, Mar-Apr 2013.
180. Tradition and Continuity. I.M. magazine, Mar-Apr 2013.
179. Tradition and Continuity exhibition catalogue. IAMM.

January - February 2013
178. Lasting Impressions. Essenze magazine, Vol 29.13.
177. Looking back @ 2012. I.M. magazine Jan-Feb 2013.

November - December 2012
176. Blast from the Past (70s). I.M. magazine, December 2012.
175. Felt food tutorial - Sandwich biscuits.  I.M. magazine, December 2012.
174. Getting As with Zzzs. Her World magazine, December 2012.
173. Bucket List Eats. I.M. magazine, November 2012.
172. Felt food tutorial - Iced gems. I.M. magazine, November 2012.

September - October 2012
171. Fun with Felt Food. I.M. magazine, October 2012.
170. Formation of Our Nation in Photos. Essenze magazine, Vol 28.12.
169. Secrets of Travel-savvy Mums. Her World magazine, September 2012.
168. Power of Play. Her World magazine, September 2012.
167. Lasting Impressions. I.M. magazine, September 2012.
166. An Enduring Legacy in Batik. The Globalist magazine, Vol 3:2012.

Highlight of 2012!
165. Mami & Si Manja - 160-page Malay language guidebook on mother and baby care. Find out more about it here.



July - August 2012
164. Calming the Storm. Her World magazine, August 2012.
163. Kitchen Waste Composting. I.M. magazine, August 2012
162. Green Smarts. I.M. magazine, August 2012

May-June 2012
161. Dainty decanters. I.M. magazine, June 2012.
160. Beauty of batik. I.M. magazine, June 2012.
159. Doorway to the past.  I.M. magazine, May 2012.
158. Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum. Essenze magazine, Vol 26.12.

March - April 2012
157. Art of Architecture.  I.M. magazine, April 2012.
156. Fabulous and Free. I.M. magazine, April 2012.
155. Growing Green.  Gorgeous magazine, Mar - Apr 2012.
154. Dancing Kid. Gorgeous magazine, Mar - Apr 2012.
153. Songtik: A Twist on Tradition. I.M. magazine, March 2012.
152. 1 Malaysia in Reality. I.M. magazine, March 2012.

January - February 2011
151. Unsung Heroes. Essenze magazine Vol 25.11.
150. Songtik: A new Class of Malaysian Heritage. Essenze magazine Vol 25.11.
149. To Have or Not to have a Family. Gorgeous magazine, Jan-Feb 2012.
148. Muslim Cameleers of Australia. I.M. magazine, February 2012.
147.  Interactive Storybooks Review.  I.M. magazine, January 2012.
146. The Funniest Thing that Ever Happened To Me. I.M. magazine, January 2012.

November - December 2011
145. What I Accomplished Vs What I Set Out To Do. I.M. magazine, December 2011.
144. Memories of Kuala Terengganu. I.M. magazine, November 2011.
143. Malaysian Icon - Datuk Sheila Majid. Best Buds magazine, December 2011 Issue.
142. World Icon - Christopher Columbus. Best Buds magazine, December 2011 Issue.
141. Teen Idol - Lexi Thompson. Best Buds magazine, December 2011 Issue.
140. World Icon - Noah Webster. Best Buds magazine, November 2011 Issue.
139. Teen Idol - Emma Watson. Best Buds magazine, November2011 Issue.
138.Malaysian Icon - Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar. Best Buds magazine, November 2011 Issue.

September - October 2011
137. Coin Culture. Essenze magazine. Vol 24-11.
136.  If I Had 48 Hours to Live. I.M. magazine, October 2011.
135. Spiritual Journey to Mecca. Aquila Asia magazine, Sep-Oct 2011.
134. A Memory-Filled Relationship.Gorgeous magazine, Sep - Oct 2011.
133. Beauty Q and A.Gorgeous magazine, Sep - Oct 2011.
132.Makeup Marvel. Gorgeous magazine, Sep - Oct 2011.
131. Options a Plenty. Gorgeous magazine, Sep - Oct 2011.
130.Teen Idol - Saiorse Ronan. Best Buds magazine, October 2011 Issue.
129.Malaysian Icon - Stephen Rahman-Hughes. Best Buds magazine, October  2011 Issue.
128.World Icon -Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. Best Buds magazine, October  2011 Issue.
127. Teen Idol - Jonas Brothers. Best Buds magazine, September  2011 Issue.
126. World Icon - Bill Gates. Best Buds magazine, September  2011 Issue.
125. Malaysian Icon - Lat. Best Buds magazine, September  2011 Issue.

July - August 2011
124. Special Report: The Contributions of Muslims to Medicine. Aquila Asia magazine, Jul-Aug 2011.
123. 10 Sexy Asian Cars for Women. Gorgeous magazine, Jul-Aug 2011.
122. Tugu Negara. Best Buds magazine, August 2011 Issue.
121. Malaysian Icon - Dato' Syed Ahmad Jamal. Best Buds magazine, August 2011 Issue.
120. Teen Idol -Maria Aragon. Best Buds magazine, August 2011 Issue.
119. Malaysian Heroes Day. Best Buds magazine, August 2011 Issue.
118.World Icon - Oprah Winfrey. Best Buds magazine, August 2011 Issue.
117.World Population Day. Best Buds magazine, August 2011 Issue.
116.Ingvar Kampard & Ikea. Best Buds magazine, June 2011 Issue.
115. Greyson Chance. Best Buds magazine, June 2011 Issue.
114. Chef Wan. Best Buds magazine, June 2011 Issue.

May-June 2011
113. Asian Muslim Women's Fashions of the Past. Aquila Asia magazine, May-Jun 2011.
112. Challenges in Raising a Teenager. Aquila Asia magazine, May-Jun 2011.
111. Diana, Princess of Wales. Best Buds magazine, May 2011 Issue.
110. Teen Idol - Victoria Justice.  Best Buds magazine, May 2011 Issue.
109. Tan Sri P. Ramlee.  Best Buds magazine, May 2011 Issue.
108. Mazu - Goddess of the Sea.  Best Buds magazine, May 2011 Issue.
107. Tadau Ka'amatan.  Best Buds magazine, May 2011 Issue.
106. Gawai Dayak. Best Buds magazine, May 2011 Issue.

March - April 2011
105. World Icon - Mark Zuckerberg. Best Buds magazine, April 2011 Issue.
104. What is April Fool's Day?  Best Buds magazine, April 2011 Issue.
103. What is an Earthquake & Tsunami? Best Buds magazine, April 2011 Issue.
102. Teen Idol - Ashley Tisdale. Best Buds magazine, April 2011 Issue.
101. Malaysian Icon - Dato' Jimmy Choo. Best Buds magazine, April 2011 Issue.
100. 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan. Best Buds magazine, April 2011 Issue.
99. Secrets of the Pyramids. Aquila Asia magazine, Mar- Apr 2011.
98. Caring for Our Elderly. Gorgeous magazine, Mar- Apr 2011.
97. World Water Day. Best Buds magazine, March 2011 Issue.
96. International Women's Day. Best Buds magazine, March 2011 Issue.
95. Teen Idol - Justin Bieber. Best Buds magazine, March 2011 Issue.

January - February 2011
94. What is Valentine's Day? Best Buds magazine, February 2011 Issue.
93. Night of Courtship. Best Buds magazine, February 2011 Issue.
92. What is Chap Goh Mei. Best Buds magazine, February 2011 Issue.
91. Ideas for Valentine's. Best Buds magazine, February 2011 Issue.
90. Fun things for Kids to Do on Valentine's. Best Buds magazine, February 2011 Issue.
89. The Federal Territories of Malaysia.  Best Buds magazine, Issue 35/35.
87. The Rabbit Personality. Best Buds magazine, Issue 35/35.
86. Chinese New Year.  Best Buds magazine, Issue 35/35.
85. Facts about Chairman Mao. Best Buds magazine, Issue 35/35.
84. Chairman Mao. Best Buds magazine, Issue 35/35.
83. Happy Family Tip Bits. Gorgeous magazine, Jan-Feb 2011.

Highlight of 2010!
82. Textile Traditions of Malaysia and its Impact on Dress. Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Berg Publishers, UK. Check it out here.



November-December 2010
81. Discovering Disneyland - How Walt Disney Came Up with the Idea. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
80. The Man Behind the Magic - Walt Disney. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
79. What is Rhythmic Gymnastics? Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
78. Malaysian Icon - Elaine Koon. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
77. Fun Facts about Santa Claus and Christmas. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
76. Who is Santa Claus? Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
75. What is Boxing Day? Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
74. What is Christmas? Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
73. What is Hari Raya Aidiladha. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
72. The Origin of Hari Raya Aidiladha. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
71. Cuti-cuti Malaysia - Penang. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
70. Cuti-cuti Malaysia - Langkawi. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
69. Cuti-cuti Malaysia - East Coast Beaches. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
68. Cuti-cuti Malaysia - Taman Negara. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
67. Be a Fit Kid. Best Buds magazine, Issue 34/35.
66. Christmas Stocking Delight. Gorgeous magazine, Nov-Dec 2010.

October 2010
65. What is Halloween? Best Buds magazine, Issue 33.
64. Ways to celebrate Halloween. Best Buds magazine, Issue 33.
63. Symbol of Eternal Love - The Taj Mahal. Best Buds magazine, Issue 33.
62. Fast Facts on the Taj Mahal. Best Buds magazine, Issue 33.
61. A National hero - Tun V.T. Sambanthan. Best Buds magazine, Issue 33.
60. Barbie's Story - How It All Began. Best Buds magazine, Issue 33.
59. Barbie Brainteaser. Best Buds magazine, Issue 33.

September 2010
58. Speed Freak. Best Buds magazine, Issue 32.

August 2010
57. What is Ramadan? Best Buds magazine, Issue 31.
56. Ramadan Bazaar. Best Buds magazine, Issue 31.
55. Merdeka Story. Best Buds magazine, Issue 31.
54. Ottoman Splendour in Malaysia. Essenze Magazine, Vol. 19-10.

July 2010
53. Mughal Jewels. Essenze magazine, Vol 18-10.52. I'm a Curator. Best Buds magazine, Issue 30.
51. Happenings July. Best Buds magazine, Issue 30.
50. Goings on July, Events in Malaysia. Best Buds magazine, Issue 30.

May 2010
49. Trails of Wonder - Angkor Wat. Best Buds magazine, Issue 28.

March 2010
48. Telepuk: Bold Impression in Gold. Essenze magazine, Vol.17-09.
47. Monstrous Guardian. Best Buds magazine, Issue 27.
46. The Wayang Kulit. Best Buds magazine, Issue 27.

February 2010
45. How's That for Love? Best Buds magazine, Issue 26.
44. The Legend of Nian. Best Buds magazine, Issue 26.

January 2010
43. Back 2 School: How to Keep it Cool in School. Best Buds magazine, Issue 25.
42. What is the Thaipusam Festival? Best Buds magazine, Issue 25.
41. The Legend of Thaipusam. Best Buds magazine, Issue 25.
40. The Year of the Tiger. Best Buds magazine, Issue 25.

November 2009
39. En Route to Mecca: Pilgrim's voices Throughout the Centuries. Essenze magazine, Vol 16-09.
38. Kedah: Taking Agriculture into the Future. New Passage magazine, Issue No. 2 (ghostwriting).

August 2009
37. A Decade of Dedication. Essenze magazine, Vol 15-09.

June 2009
36. Sew-phisticated Beauty. Essenze magazine, Vol 14-09.

March 2009
35. Divine Inspiration, Manifestation of Faith in Islamic Architecture. Essenze magazine, Vol 13-08/09.
34. Born to blog. Mother & Baby magazine.
33. Fitness for Two. Mother & Baby magazine.

February 2009
32. Get Smart. Mother & Baby magazine.
31. Science of Sleep. Mother & Baby magazine.

January 2009
30. In with the New Year. Mother & Baby magazine.
29. The Baby Ox. Mother & Baby magazine.

December 2008
28. Giving with Purpose. Mother & Baby magazine.
27. Iranian Silk Brocades. Essenze magazine, Vol 12, 2008.

November 2008
26. Shout “Stop it!” or Grin and Bear it? Mother & Baby magazine.

October 2008
25. Mindful festive fun for the family. Mother & Baby magazine.

September 2008
24. Imagine That! Mother & Baby magazine.
23. Stairway to Success. Mother & Baby magazine.
22. Sirih Pinang. Essenze magazine, Vol 11, 2008.

August 2008
21. Breast is Best. Mother & Baby magazine.
20. Lead Astray. Mother & Baby magazine.

July 2008
19. Digitise Your Heritage. Mother & Baby magazine.
18. The Daily Grind. Mother & Baby magazine.

June 2008
17. To Sir with Love. Mother & Baby magazine.
16. According to Tradition. Mother & Baby magazine.
15. Help! I’m a Guilt-ridden Mum! Mother & Baby magazine.
14. Museum Safari. Kidz/SuperKidz magazine, May-Jun 2008, Issue No. 2.

May 2008
13. Mother’s Day in Reflection. Mother & Baby magazine.
12. History in the Making. Mother & Baby magazine.

April 2008
11. Kris, Heritage of Humanity.  Essenze magazine, Vol 10, 2008.
10. A Cross through Culture. Mother & Baby magazine.

March 2008
9. I Spy With My Little Eye. Kidz/SuperKidz magazine, Mar-Apr 2008, Issue No. 1.

February 2008
8. Decorative Art of Mughal India. Heritage Asia magazine, Feb-Apr 2008, Vol. 5, No. 1.
7. Limar: A Forgotten Heritage? Essenze magazine, Vol 9, 2008.

2007
6. Neither East Nor West. Essenze magazine, Q3, 2007.
5. Malaysia My Inspiration: The Jalur Gemilang. Essenze magazine, Vol 2, 2007.
4. Ikat Robes of Central Asia. Heritage Asia magazine, Oct-Dec 2007, Vol. 4, No. 4.
3. Celebrating the Diversity of Chinese Art. Essenze magazine, 1st quarter 2007.

2006
2. Warp Factor. Essenze magazine, 2nd quarter 2006.
1. Sumptuous Songkets. Essenze magazine, 2nd quarter 2006.

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