The “messy mind me” Facebook kind of style – random day to day things I notice, see or experience.


I never knew how catnip looked like until today. Yes, I know it’s a plant and cats get crrraaazzzyyy for it. We used to have shredded catnip in cloth and they loved it! Apparently, we grow catnip in our garden! Mak, my mother in law, took some out and Ayah, my father in law, was […]


There is a group of people in Europe, mainly in Germany but now also active in The Netherlands that is called ‘Pegida’, which stands for ‘Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of The West (Des Abenlandes, in German). Their discourse is super racist and discriminatory. Anyone involved with that group and the like is utterly insane […]


But Hey!! That is simply amazing! How did that happen? I am amazed, humble, grateful that you are following me. I actually mean that! I started this blog somewhere in 2015. Then I initially wanted to have a place to collect environmental articles I posted on other blogs. But, I knew that I wouldn’t be […]


I saw there was a new app suddenly on my phone. Google Assistant or something, which now is gone for some unknown reason. But! I like her, she’s cool and witty 😂😂😂😂 and a real Rebel Thanks Google Assistant…. Sigh….


“10-ish in the morning, then they are coming to service the air conditioning, remember?” “Yeah, I remember” “Okay” I couldn’t keep on chatting as the air conditioning service tried to call: “I’m mat saleh (whiteman/foreigner), I no speak Malay”. End. Whatsapp: “I’m mat saleh, I no speak Malay. What time are you coming?” “on our […]


Where your camera lenses are coming from? I’m just realising that Hadie is supervising quality control of glass products and perhaps a lens that you might have in your camera 😀 Either your real camera, like that thing not in your phone, or exactly that thing in your phone you just took a selfie with. […]


I am Dutch. And I seriously live a very good and content life here 10.000km away from the country I left. However. Some Dutch food I really always can eat or drink – Dutch coffee (have lots at home! Yeeeyyyy) and cheese (crap have none and import is too expensive lah) that is, and some comfort food […]


Nasi – lema-what?? Let me explain. Mat saleh/matsaleh/how-ever-you-write-it, means…. me! Or, anyone with a white skin in Malaysia, either living permanently or a tourist or whoever. In another post I mentioned Malay, Malaysian-Chinese and Malaysian-Indian as main ethnic groups beside the original inhabitants, but, maybe Malaysian-matsaleh can be a minority ethnicity as well?!?! Anyway, there […]