REVIEW: Armenian Street Hotel, Penang & my very first article for Malay Mail

I looked back at this article and thought about how I begin writing my very first print piece for the Lifestyle, Malay Mail.
It (this article) is certainly not up to my expectations.

I didn’t like it. I wasn’t sure how to write for a print publication. Should I be myself – the blogger with opinions? Or a “writer’ reporting about my stay and be neutral about it?
I love this hotel and I had good memories. But do you write whatever you want for print?

In the end I submitted this piece.
It was published. I cringed when I read it. LOL.
Hell, I felt proud to see my name on the byline in print, but it lacked personality, flair, good English, etc. Everything!
I didn’t even dare to share it til today; after having almost 30 articles in print.

MMAIL_20140304_0260Armenian St

As with everything I do, I improved over time. But I’m still not satisfied.
I attempted English writing lessons with a journalist I personally respect but her schedule and mine was tight (still is) and I didn’t even have time to do the homework she gave me.

Time, if only there was more. Or if only I don’t have to sleep.

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

How to Afford Your Next Getaway

After a sustained period of lockdown, nothing will be more exciting than planning your next vacation. With freedom returning to our streets in the coming

Buy Seafood Online

Get your favourite seafood delivered to you!  The coronavirus epidemic has been taking a toll in Malaysia. People start working from home, restaurant can only

hotels near klcc

Top 13 Hotels Near KLCC

The sights and sounds of Kuala Lumpur is an experience you would never forget. There are certain cities you should definitely visit and Kuala Lumpur


Top 13 Service Apartments in KL

Looking for a place to stay is not easy. You’ve got to take into account the cost of rental (if renting), furnishing, location and amenities