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…

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…

2017: A year of discovery and connecting

The year of 2018 is just around the corner so I thought this year, I would attempt to do a reflection of 2017 in a more detailed manner compared to year before, where I laments about how the year of 2016 went by without me feeling more accomplished than I should be. I truly feel…

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…

Hola!

Time flies. Because it’s been a year since I last blogged here and of course, from the last time I blogged, so many things has happened or taken place and many things also did not take place. Why have I stopped blogging? I don’t have the time (excuse) and I don’t have the drive to do…