By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Formal dining has been elaborately mentioned in stories as old as Homer's Odyssey and the Illiad where kings and aristocrats were depicted dining with gold or silver utensils.

By Sakini Mohd Said

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 had baffled the world and triggered a worldwide media frenzy.

While the local press have been careful and diligent in their reporting, but the foreign media has shown hypocrisy and sensationalism in the race to unravel the mystery behind the unprecedented aviation incident.

By Elmi Rizal Alias

JAKARTA (Bernama) -- If the quick count conducted for the Indonesian parliamentary polls on last Wednesday is anything to go by, the horse trading is on to come up with a presidential and vice-presidential candidate.

Though the official vote count will only be known between 7-9 May, the quick count indicated non of the contesting parties had garnered enough votes to nominate a presidential candidate.

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- It could be the gorgeous young woman with flawless skin promoting the 'magic' anti aging cream on billboards, or the leggy supermodel cat walking on a high heeled designer shoes for a magazine photoshoot.

It could also be the curvaceous K-pop idol curving (or curveting) on your television screen or the face of the plain Jane who had lost some kilos after a treatment at a slimming centre posted in your Facebook page.

By Sakini Mohd Said

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Working as a health consultant, Mohd Fadzil Muda, 35, has to go from place to place to meet his clients. It is a demanding job and it is certainly taxing especially in maneuvering through the traffic clogged roads in the city and what more in keeping up with the appointments in time.

By Fadzli Ramli

MELAKA (Bernama) -- Many areas within the Klang Valley are still under water rationing due to the hot spell since early this year that reduced drastically the water levels in the reservoirs in Selangor.

Though for the last two weeks Klang Valley residents have seen rain that helped to avert a major water crisis, water rationing is still on until the water reserves reach sufficient levels.