Party leaders in Malaysia have so much power yet most decisions are made top-down. In America, it is definitely the opposite.
Having spent thirty years in Kuala Lumpur, our Washington DC columnist can’t wait for summer to be over in ‘Kuala Paya’.
Five seasons on, our Washington-based columnist finds American football more enjoyable than ‘soccer’.
Our Washington DC-based columnist stresses the importance of reaching out through embassy events, maintaining a network and actively engaging Malaysians abroad.
Those who complain about Malaysia’s transit system should take the Metro in Washington DC, writes our Washington-based columnist Jennifer Lee.
Drug abuse is a huge problem in American cities and is an eye-opener for the first-time visitor.
Speak up if someone makes you feel uncomfortable with unwarranted advances because your silence only enables such behaviour and emboldens the perpetrator.
If you think it is trivial to talk about the weather in the US, you will not believe what a conversation starter it is.
Americans don’t seem to debate or talk about things anymore as protests get the most attention and the media is drawn to the sensationalism of the subject matter rather than the calm voices of reason.
Insanely sophisticated return policies in the US are part of American consumerism designed to encourage shoppers to buy more, which results in extreme waste too!
The next time you’re in America and you can’t finish your food, just box it.
Telling people you are Malaysian can be a big ask.