A Visit to National Library of Singapore

Recently visited the National Library of Singapore as I happened to be running an errand nearby and boy oh boy, what a pleasant surprise for myself. It is my first visit to the national library, apart from visiting the community library nearby Mei Feng’s house back in April. I was taken aback back then (in…

Bon odori in a small Japanese neighborhood

Anyone who’s a fan of Japan would heard of the word – Bon Odori (in Japanese, 盆踊り) which usually take place in the summer in conjunction of Obon. Obon is similar to Day of the Dead in Mexico or Hungry Ghost Festival for the Chinese, where Japanese people will return to their hometown to clean…

A postcard to myself

Whenever I could, I like to send a postcard to myself from the destination I travelled. Sometimes, friends may find it odd that I sent a postcard back home to myself when we traveled together. At the beginning, it was just because I wanted to penned down about my travel to the new city or a…

Crabbing our way in Pulau Ketam

“Let’s do something different this time!,” Zu-chan said while we were discussing about what should we do when they are in town for the weekend. Zoo, bird park, movie, cafe hopping was among the things we were throwing ideas around. And out of the blue, suddenly I thought of Pulau Ketam since my sister visited…

The Stark Truth on Kawah Ijen

Earlier this year, I ticked off Kawah Ijen’s blue fire off my travel list. It was an impromptu trip where I crashed on João’s backpacking trip in Indonesia. Our journey to Kawah Ijen started from Jogja where we met up, took a train to Probolinggo to hike Mount Bromo first and then we took a…

Witnessing the wonder of Mount Leshan’s Giant Buddha

One day, while watching New Journey to the West (a Korean travel-reality TV show), the guys were traveling to Sichuan and visited the Giant Buddha in Mount Leshan and I remember being fascinated by it and said “Wow, I would like to see it with my own eyes.” So that was partly how I decided…

A short discovery of Petaling Street through photos

On my recent visit to leaf & co. cafe with Daphne (read the post here), I decided to take the MRT instead of driving (driving around this area wouldn’t be my top choice of transportation) and I am happy that I did that. Because within a short 400 meters walk to the cafe,  I discovered a…

Secret home in Baiao – over 11,000km away

“I believe that many of us have these secret homes—faraway cultures with which we feel a strong affinity, even though we have no official connection with them – Pico Iyer,” resonates well with my recent stay in Baião.

Disneyland for adults — Kappabashi

Known as kitchen town or Kappabashi Dougu Gai (かっぱ橋道具街) which loosely translate to Kappabashi tools street. Living up to its name, there are over 170 shops selling various kind of tools related to cooking trade, ranging from very realistic plastic food samples, all sort of bowls, dining utensils, chairs, restaurant signages, huge pans and pots, cash registry, menu and everything you can think of for household or restaurant.

Porto, described in a way you never knew before

Visited Porto in June for the first time, took a close to a thousand photos or more so here are some of it. Okay, this is just an attempt of a parody description of Porto. It’s an amazing city and this post was just done for fun for an internal joke. Will blog a proper…