Meeting Augusten Burroughs

I don’t remember the first time I read Running with Scissors. It was definitely within the last eight years, and I think I borrowed it from someone else. I forget. All I know… Continue reading

Free Classes in NYC

Almost everything is expensive in New York City – rent, taxes, cab rides, Broadway shows, etc. But when it comes to culture and learning, the city is basically filled with freebies (and knowledge… Continue reading

The Poke Bowl Obsession

So, in case you haven’t noticed, the poke bowl obsession (pronounced poh-KAY… for any amateurs out there) has swept the continental United States food scene. As a Hawaii-born chick, I’m crazy happy about… Continue reading

The Only Review I’ll Have of Anastasia in NYC

Can I vent for a moment? I just got wind that one of my favorite childhood movies, Anastasia, is coming to Broadway. Believe me when I say, I memorized every line in that… Continue reading

How to Sculpt Feminine Curves

Can I brag for a sec? After years of battling with the weight gain issues of fibromyalgia (inflammation and water weight can kiss my ass), something crazy happened this year. I’ve lost almost… Continue reading

Style Tips for Subzero Temps

Just when we think spring is just around the corner, the suburbs of Bellevue, Washington gets a random snow day, and ten inches of ice gets dumped on NYC. Personally, I love snow… Continue reading

When Education Meets Accountability

I think it’s safe to say our new president’s transition into office has been… rocky, at best. And since I’m a female minority with a college degree who has lived abroad for several… Continue reading

Trimming a Malafied Christmas Tree

In case you haven’t figured it out, I love Christmas. I’m not like Molly Shannon’s character in The Santa Clause 2, but it’s definitely my favorite time of year. And, like many people,… Continue reading

Mala’s Christmas Playlist

Yeah, spoiler alert – I love Christmas. Y’all have no idea how difficult it was for me to narrow down my favorite Christmas songs into a list of 14, but here’s the lineup… Continue reading

My Holiday Gift Guide for Cheeky Physique

Christmas is only five days away, so last-minute shoppers: this one’s for you. Whether you’re in search of the perfect gift, or simply feel like pampering yourself after a hectic year, check out… Continue reading