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2014 and reflecting the first half of the year…

Aug 24, 14 at 10:55 pm

I was actually contemplating whether I should post this publicly or let it hidden somewhere in the cyberspace, well it’s nothing too personal here, so here it goes.

I was checking my blog a moment ago and looking back at how pathetic at my 2014 postings, I realised how quick the time had passed and now, we are actually accelerating full speed into the final quarter of the year.

I reminisced what I have done earlier this year – well, the journey has been a rollercoaster ride.

My contributions to the cyberspace has actually limited to only posts via Instagram, the only place where I find comfort by posting strangely squared photos with little captions. It is still publicly accessible, although I might contemplate restricting it one day, no one know.

Blog traffic of course shot down tremendously, this blog needs a major revamp and I’ve got no mood in doing that. I find it quite comforting reading my previous travelogues. If you do, thanks a lot. It means a lot to me too.

Work life, pathetic.

Personal life, even more pathetic. Don’t ask.

I don’t know if I can or will post something here again. It will take a lot to actually start writing again.

“There are dreamers and there are realists in this world, you think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. See the dreamers need the realists to keep the dreamers from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground” – Modern Family

10 Things I Did in Bangkok

Apr 13, 14 at 1:14 am

Probably this has been blogged to death but Bangkok is unique in its own way and therefore, deserves another mention again. Of the things we did there, here are my top 10 picks.

1. Visit the train market in Maeklong

The train market in Maeklong is uniquely one and the only market that runs around a rail track. The stall setup is so close to the track that each time a train passes through, these traders have to re-position their goods a bit further from the track to avoid getting crushed by the train. It’s dangerous but at the same time, it is exciting. It’s getting crowded due to tourists but, it still guarantees an exhilarating fun. Maeklong is about an hour’s drive from Bangkok.

Maeklong

Maeklong Train Market



Maeklong

Traders at the market

Landscapes of Japan

Apr 12, 14 at 12:27 am

Whether you are in the metropolitan city or outskirts, Japan has never cease to amaze me. There is always something to feast my eyes when I walk out from my hotel. Presenting to you, the landscapes of Japan collected from cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

1. Evening at Dotonbori Canal, overlooking the famous Glico Man

Dotonbori Street

Dotonbori Canal

Macau/HK 2013 – Tung Po Kitchen 東寶小館 and Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette 利強記北角雞蛋仔

Feb 9, 14 at 5:01 pm

One of the highlights of the trip was the visit to “dai pai dong” 大排檔, HK’s heritage as proclaimed by the locals. Given the fast paced development in the land scarce HK, this culture is fast diminishing. Most of the “dai pai dong” that used to operate by the road side are centralized and moved to much cleaner food markets.

There are many food markets in HK, to be able to find good food in these food markets is another seemingly impossible task for us visitors unless you have done extensive homework. Having previously visited food market in Mongkok for delicious congee, we targeted another food market which is located in North Point.

Having enjoyed the day in Sai Kung, we reluctantly left the place by bus to the nearest MTR station that took us to North Point. We settled at a stall called Tung Po 東寶小館, and seeing that we were still full, we just ordered three dishes, which happen to be Tung Po’s signature dishes as well.

The first, wind sand chicken 風沙雞. Crispy on the outer and tender inside, this was one the best roasted chicken we ate in a long time.

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wind sand chicken 風沙雞

Macau/HK 2013 – Sai Kung 西貢 Excursion and Lunch at Chuen Kee Seafood 全記海鮮菜館

Feb 8, 14 at 2:33 am

Click here for trip summary.

From Wong Tai Sin temple, we took MTR to Diamond Hill station, where we boarded KMB bus number 92 to Sai Kung 西貢. The excursion to Sai Kung turned out to be one of the highlights in our trip because we could see what locals usually do and we also get to eat at one of the famous seafood restaurants in Sai Kung.

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One of the piers in Sai Kung

9 Things To Do in Tokyo

Dec 16, 13 at 12:13 am

Having spent a short four days in Tokyo, here are my list of things to do when in Tokyo.

1. Spend half a day in Asakusa

Alighting from Asakusa subway, Kaminarimon is the first thing that greets you. Beyond the gate lies Nakamise shopping street that lures you into buying countless of Japanese sweet snacks and cute souvenirs. At the end of the street is where Sensoji temple is located and usually full of visitors. The temple looks even better in the evening when they are all lit up. Aside from Nakamise, there’s Shin-Nakamise which is also a shopping street. If that doesn’t tire you, try walking to Sumida Park or Tokyo Skytree.

Nakamise Shopping Street

Nakamise Shopping Street

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple