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 +
Received a box of surprise schtuff from intheBOX. The concept of this quarterly, subscription-based box is wellness and fitness. Ironically I’m writing about this while down with flu. The box contents, which differ with every shipment, comprise of trial sized, natural, healthy, and eco-conscious products chosen because of their quality, preservative-free ingredients, or because they are hand/locally made, or have a social impact. There are two different subscription boxes offered by intheBOX: the Signature box and the Fitness box. Mine’s a review set so it’s kinda a combination of both. More on the content later.
Last weekend I was a +1 to a dinner at Full of Crab on East Coast Road. It’s a casual restaurant serving seafood in a bag, the sort where you don a disposable apron and go caveman style with your hands cracking shellfish.
Three basic steps to order here:
1. Pick your shellfish (or combo).
2. Decide on the sauce: Cajun, Garlic Butter, Fully Loaded.
3. Decide on how spicy you want the sauce to be: Mild, Medium, Hot.
I had a packet of cheddar cheese lying around in the fridge so I was looking around for recipes that use it when I came across one for Cheddar Apple Scones. Even though I’d never made scones before, the recipe looks simple enough. The combination of cheese and apple sounds purrty yummy too, doesn’t it? These scones turned out successfully and biting into chunks of cubed apples nestled inside the crumbly scone made my day.