My Food Philosophy

When I started my Malaysian food business in Sydney back in the 90s, my mission was to recreate the flavours of my favourite dishes that I missed so much from my upbringing in Malaysia. This culinary raison d’être has by and large remained intact to this day, much to the chagrin of fad dieters and allergy sufferers. I do dabble in shortcuts, » Read More

Video – Baby Noah on Channel Ten’s Studio Ten

This is the interview I did on Studio Ten last Friday regarding baby Noah and the controversy about having him with me at my markets (I haven't watched it; I steer clear of watching myself on TV). Noah was meant to have been in the studio with me but he was unusually unsettled that morning (typical!) so someone had to keep him company out in the » Read More

Déjà Vu All Over Again – Baby Noah Markets Controversy

(I’m tired, sleep-deprived and a bit emotional but I feel compelled to get this out so apologies for the inevitable rambling and incoherence.) How time flies. I just realised it’s been over a year since the debacle at OGM that saw an anonymous member of the public petition to have my Down Syndrome baby, Noah, removed from the market. ** The » Read More

Jackie M and Live Video – The Early Days

Some of you might remember the days when I used to run Google Hangouts-on-Air weekly, where I taught my audience how to cook Malaysian food via Live video. You can still watch replays of these broadcasts on my YouTube channel - I was one of the pioneers of using Live video as a platform to do what was effectively a cooking show (however sad » Read More

7VEN Messenger Bag – My Review

7VEN Messenger Bag by AlpakaGear.com Full disclosure - I'm friends with one of the founders of Alpaka Gear, so I was very fortunate to have been sent one of the prototypes of the 7VEN Messenger Bag, which I received earlier this week. The Kickstarter campaign for the bag only launched less than a day ago as I write this » Read More

Introducing TeebTV – A Regional “Netflix-for-Indies”

Back in late June, I made an announcement about my appointment as a co-founder of TeebTV.com, a "Netflix-for-Indies" startup based in Indonesia and Malaysia. Ever since then, I've been inundated with messages regarding my original post, so I've decided to compile a quick introduction and to clarify some common misunderstandings about TeebTV. What » Read More

Jackie M TeebTV Announcement

I’m the (newly-appointed) co-founder of an Indonesian-Malaysian Netflix-for-Indies startup called TeebTV and there’s an opportunity if you’re a content creator, to get your work added to our library and in front of our audience. We’re looking for the following in all genres – short films, music videos, animation, feature films and TV shows. Our » Read More

Jackie M and Baby Noah #NeverStandStill

Here's a glimpse into my life as a Malaysian food ambassador and Mom to my Down Syndrome child baby Noah. Thanks to Lenovo Australia & NZ for helping me capture this footage and share with you some of my daily inspiration and what makes me #NeverStandStill. Also, if you missed my social media announcement, I've been nominated for the » Read More

My Mentor – Peter Kenny

In the early-mid 1990s I was sufficiently unchallenged in my 9-5 office job to take up the lease on an eatery at a pub in Erskineville. I ran it after work and on weekends, and my then-husband Nick took care of the weekday lunch trade. I got the fully-equipped bistro on the cheap on the condition that as well as whatever kind of menu I wanted to » Read More

Interview on The Tao of Self Confidence Podcast

Earlier this week, I was featured on a podcast called The Tao of Self Confidence. In it, I mention a quote by James Altucher (author, Choose Yourself), and explain how it’s inspired me in my online shares. - I also talk about my evolution from a very narrow view of what my brand is about (Southeast Asian food) to what it is today - where I » Read More