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 was quite bent on shutting out as many distractions as possible during the last few weeks of 2013, so that I could kick back and plot my course for 2014. I had thought that I’d be hiding indoors, inside the comfort of my apartment and quietly spending the holidays … Continue readingmore +
Waking up in time to catch the sunset is a luxury for a nocturnal creature like me and I feel so fortunate to have this majestic experience from my Bayview Room at the Conrad Tokyo, with a beautiful orange glow blanketed over Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge. This was one … Continue readingmore +
I am so honored to have been invited as a judge for The New Paper New Face 2013 this year, where the grand final was held at Takashimaya Square on 3 October. *WOOTZ* This is a first-time experience for me, to be judging a modelling contest. When I first received the … Continue readingmore +
Being a purveyor of chic living is hard work. Oh, such hard work. ;) After back to back late nights and skipped meals the week prior due to my attendance of and excitement towards Fide Fashion Weeks events, I was whisked away to a much-needed R&R getaway over the weekend. … 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 +
New York City will play host to Singapore Golden Jubilee Celebrations from September 12th to 27th! I have not written anything about SG50, the year-round celebration marking Singapore’s 50th year of independence, on this blog. The actual day itself, August 9th, has came and gone; I spent it with champagne and fireworks viewed from at a penthouse party, relatively eventful I guess considering I was planning to spend it holing up at home (what’s new).
The celebration continues and keep reading for the festivities to look out for this September in The Big Apple.
Made this Thai Grilled Chicken a while ago, before I went away on a long trip.
Since I just got back from a long trip to the US I’m easing back slowly into the swing of things and got into cooking at home again. It’s been over six weeks since I last edited a food video! It feels weird to even be sitting in front of the computer again. When I came back from my trip, I had a depressed appetite and wasn’t feeling inspired to eat for the first week. But that was eventually recalibrated with a throw-caution-to-the-wind heaping of lechon (Filipino roasted pig) from Iskina Cebu and prawn noodles dotted with deep fried pork lard cubes – as evidenced on my Instagram posts. D’oh, I need to turn a blind eye from my weighing scale for a while.
Recapping what I did and ate in good ole’ NYC. I’d been super looking forward to chilling out and catching up with my peeps back home, because in the last year or so, I didn’t feel much like connecting with anyone anywhere. I was drowning from plot twists that life’s been dishing my way; coping as best I could but seriously getting sick of all the bullshittery.
Reconnecting with the tribe back home and being around peeps who “get” it feels so damn comforting. Besides, it’s the summer! My New York summer of feeling sand in between my toes at Fire Island, stuffing face with lobster rolls, cooling down with hipster ice cream at West Village, indulging in $1 oyster happy hours, and enjoying kickass food without losing a limb. Nobody’s got time for melodrama, yo! Happy times all around.