Hello World!

Uruguay 2011

Hey World! It’s me, Lila. I am a forty something mom living in Las Vegas and I am about to start traveling and writing. You see, this is my inaugural post and I am a little nervous about throwing my thoughts out there.

I am by nature opinionated and passionate so presenting opinions shouldn’t be a problem right? But something about seeing my thoughts in print makes them seem so much more final and definitive.

I am also a big believer that if you do throw out an opinion then you better be ready to defend it so with that premise, I promise to always write passionately and candidly about what I am seeing and experiencing. It may not always be pretty but I promise you it will be honest and real.


Africa 2010

South America 2011

South America 2011

I am getting ready to start a personal journey around the world. It’s going to take a little time because I have to do that pesky thing called daily living in between.

Europe 2012

Europe 2012

Europe 2013

Europe 2013

I want to explore travel through food in my blog. Everyday food for everyday people because if you can’t make good food out of cheap and basic ingredients then you’re no cook and what you’re cooking is probably not worth eating!

Hanoi 2014

Hanoi 2014

I have travelled fairly extensively so I know a little about foreign cuisine and feasts. To date I have visited 59 countries and lived in 3 continents. I am getting ready for my big solo trip to Asia in January.

I will be visiting Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Korea. In between my travels, I hope to explore the many varieties of foods that are available in my crazy and exciting city of Las Vegas.

Asia 2014

Asia 2014

I am originally from Malaysia so I come from a naturally food rich culture. Malaysia is a multicultural country which is made up of 3 main racial groups-the Malays, Chinese and Indians. There are also several Indigenous tribes that live in Malaysia but for the most part, most of the local cuisine is defined by the 3 main racial groups.

Malaysian cuisine has morphed into a conglomerate of all 3 cultures. An Indian roti you consume in Malaysia is quite different from it’s counterpart in India.

In Malaysia, the indian paratha has evolved into the quintessential, wonderfully delicious slice of buttery heaven called the roti canai. (More on this subject later.)

Stepping out to eat in Malaysia is like a foray into an infinite universe of delightful and tantalizing goodies. With this history and connection to food plus an insatiable appetite for adventure, I can’t wait to see what is lying just round the corner for me.


Hey you out there! What’s happening? What are you eating? What are you celebrating? May I join you? I want to celebrate what you’re celebrating, laugh and dance with you. I don’t just want to observe, I want to participate.

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4 comments to Hello World!

  • The Brunette  says:

    You go girl!

  • Tina Downey  says:

    Hi! I wish you all the best in your journeys. I’m a foodie, so I will enjoy reading about your adventures.
    Also, a hearty welcome to the A-Z Challenge! It’s awesome that you’re taking that on despite being a brand new blogger! I wish you all the best. Remember that I’m your mentor, so ask me anything you like. You already know my email because that’s what led me here!

    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

    • Admin  says:

      Thank You for your kind words. I am looking forward to the A-Z challenge and the opportunity to write regularly and the chance to explore new blogs. Thanks so much for all your help.

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