Vietnam 2017

My opinion is that for a romantic relationship between two people to work, there needs to be a Type A and a Type B. Night Owl showed me a scene from a stand up comedy once, where the gentleman explains that the Type B person is the one that goes through life singing “La-di-dah”, skipping and…

Five Days in Hong Kong

It’s the worst form of torture to constantly receive flight sale notifications when you’re almost broke! It’s the promise and lure of an upcoming holiday which keeps me going through the working day, the working week, the working month. Night Owl and I have recently booked flights in October to Vietnam for $350 return (bangin’ bargain), and…

Japan 2016 Part 3: Kyoto, Hakone & Home

Day 7 (cont): The Pickle Market and An Excellent Pork Schnitty It was time to leave Hiroshima and get back onto the train to head north to our next stop: Kyoto. A 7-11 at Hiroshima Station provided us with sustenance: a karaage chicken noodle lunchbox, onigiri, and a Calpis soda – gosh I miss the…

Japan 2016 Part 2: Osaka and Hiroshima

Day 4 – Bullet train time!! En route to Osaka The next day we are packed and ready to get on our first ever Shinkansen train. We had not activated our JR passes upon entering Japan, as we knew our first couple of days would be in Tokyo. We headed to the JR counter in Tokyo…

Japan 2016 Part 1: Tokyo

It’s hard to believe that it’s been only three months or so since Night Owl and I returned from the glorious country of Japan. It’s the little moments like stepping into a tiny Japanese sushi house in Neutral Bay, hearing the “arigato gozaimasu” when I buy my Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake, the shock at seeing how expensive Japanese whiskey…

Hong Kong – a fly by

While we were starting to put together the idea of a trip to Japan late last year, Night Owl and I agreed that we would do a brief stop by Hong Kong. Neither of us have ever been but were intrigued by the idea of 24 hour yum cha and street markets selling counterfeit luxury goods. Japan…

Melbourne 2015

So recently I decided to treat myself and take a whole week of annual leave; the first time I’ve taken so much annual leave since I officially began a full-time adult job June last year. I’ve taken a lazy day off here and there, usually for a foodie event that could not be missed, but…

Leura Garage

In the period between Christmas and New Year, The SIster and I had taken the opportunity to escape the big smoke of Sydney and headed west for the cooler, quieter seclusion of the Blue Mountains. Going for a drive out of Sydney is one of my favourite things to do; it’s the holiday without requiring a…

Singapore 2013/2014

Last year was a particularly challenging year for me, struggling to balance with full-time work and part-time studies, and so when it came to deciding how I was going to spend my time during my Christmas break, particularly New Year’s Eve, I decided to take the plunge and spend the very end of the year…

Modern Toilet (Shilin, Taipei)

‘Eating curry out of a toilet bowl in Taiwan -‘ What? I sat up straight from my slouch on the sofa and stared at the travel show advertisement on the the Travel & Lifestyle Channel. And then it clicked. Of course! I had heard of this restaurant before – a restaurant where you sat on toilets…

Din Tai Fung (Zhongxio Fuxing, Taipei)

Can you believe that I have never been to any of the Din Tai Fung branches in Sydney? Not the restaurant in World Square, nor even the food court versions in Westfield Pitt Street Mall or The Star. I’ve heard people raving about it, of course, and that is exactly the reason why I’ve never…

Häagen Dazs (Zhongxiao Fuxing,Taipei)

I’m fortunate enough that my parents have an apartment in Taipei close to the Zhongxiao Fuxing shopping district, which is one of the busiest shopping areas in Taipei. It was in my last week that I was in Taipei catching a bus when the bus turned off the main street…and drove past a Häagen Dazs ice…