The Hilston Family Reunion : Thirty odd years later they meet at Gusto

Six months ago we wrote “Coffee With Bill” . It was a personality profile on quirky and loveable people living in the Tanjung Bungah community. Bill is a natural story teller, and you know he’s not just telling tall tales because the punch lines never change. I want to say we’ve adopted him as our surrogate…

Where to stay : Experience the real George Town from Ah Tong’s Residence

Ah Tong’s Residence built in the late 19th century but was a tailor shop until 2010. It’s been owner-occupied for 5 years making it a primary residence on  Lebuh Kimberley (Kimberley Street). The photos of the property will speak for themselves, recommended for couples or a small family of 4. With the modern comforts fitted…

Sea games Highlights KL2017

We have popped over to support the 29th SEA (South East Games) in Kuala Lumpur. Yes sometimes we do leave our little island of Penang. It isn’t so far from the capital after all. That is the beauty of living here. Today we went to watch Badminton, Swimming and Athletics at the state of the…

The Bentook Journey : Pieces of Phuket 

The last leg til we met took forever. My heart was bursting to see my best friend. I hugged him tightly, and we were back just like that, bickering, shoulder punching, I had forgotten how comfortable it was to be with him. My eccentric friend, he can quote every diologue in Seinfeild, yup, and he’s…

The Bentook Journey: Taking My Name with Me , Day 0/14

Day 0 : The night before I am about to embark on a personal journey and I’m taking my name with me. I am going to finally meet my childhood bestfriend , who was at times the worst friend, a school friend who will always be my life friend, at times he infuriated me ,…