Visiting the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul is a highlight of any trip to Seoul. It is easy to get overwhelmed here, especially with so many vendors hawking an array of fresh live seafood, being a foreigner, and not speaking the local language. But here’s my Noryangjin fish market guide … Continue readingmore +
When my friend suggested that we go to the hot springs together I immediately asked “When can we go?”. Situated at the northernmost part of Taipei City, Beitou is an area famous for its hot springs and I’ve heard about it before. For some reason I had this false idea that … Continue readingmore +
I came across a Xiao Long Bao (XLB aka steamed soup dumplings) making class in Taipei, so I signed up to a weekend afternoon DIY class at Dian Shui Lou 點水樓 with family and friends.more +
Not at all familiar with Seoul, I picked Gangnam Artnouveau City II – a service apartment-type accommodation in Gangnam district for my recent trip to Seoul. Getting there from Incheon Airport: Rode the airport limousine bus number 6009 from the arrival hall. The ride cost 15000 KWN and took approximately 45mins. … Continue readingmore +
My first visit ever to the continent of Australia brought me to the city of Gold Coast last month! I had never been to that part of the world before, considering it is purrty far from North America – though not quite as far from Singapore. I’ve always found it amusing … Continue readingmore +
I am in Taipei this month; was here last month and back again after briefly going home to clean my apartment and do laundry (j/k). While my trip this time has unexpectedly deviated from its original objective, as one day bleeds into the next, I am freely detaching myself from the … Continue readingmore +
I blame my recent getaway to Penang, over National Day holiday weekend, for the horrid weight gain that I’m suffering from these days. Then again, Penang is renowned for its affordable, accessible and delicious street food. Even though my appetite wasn’t so good during the time I was there, somehow … Continue readingmore +
Bangkok is a fashion-forward city known for its trendy high street fashion and bargains. I’ve been to Bangkok over a handful of times now and it is one of my favourite destinations to visit in Southeast Asia. There’s an undeniably strong stylistic energy there that I find so exciting and … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
I am ecstatic about this dietary antioxidant! Like most people, I have seen the word “antioxidant” here and there, but also like most people, I don’t accurately know what it is and what it does. So when I received press samples from Renovatio, I did some quick reading to get to its core.
Renovatio, an Australian superfood company, makes the world’s strongest antioxidants from Australian apples. Made from wholesome ingredients, the vegan products are sold as supplements and skin cream, and they are delivering extraordinary results across the world. And now, I’m the latest convert.
I’m always delighted to check out the Affordable Art Fair and I try to pop in as often as I can every year. Even though I have missed several in recent years, I managed to visit the Spring edition this year. The Affordable Art Fair shows in Singapore have come a long way since the first time I went in 2010, from the setup to the participating galleries and curation of artists, it is more and more sophisticated.
This year I briefly went through the halls and spotted some pieces which caught my eye.
“A novel is a work of poetry. In order to write it, one must have tranquility of spirit and
of impression” said Fyodor Dostoevsky.
We were delighted to be presented with the opportunity to interview an inspiring individual in the world of perfumes: Mr. Jan Ewoud Vos. He is the founder and creative director for PureDistance, an artisanal perfumery from The Netherlands. Drawing inspirations from art, to music, movie and postmodernism, his insights span beyond fragrances and the perfumery business. Through our interview, we got a glimpse of his philosophy – of quality over quantity, and why less is better than more.