Descending into the mouth of a smoking volcano | Two girls enter Ijen Crater

Travel is appealing for so many reasons. The joy of discovering something new, of experiencing a unique moment in time and of seeing something not everyone is able to see. One could have more life experiences, more wisdom and personal development. And so you might decide to do something like climb into the world’s largest acidic volcanic crater. How difficult could it be, right? Before … Continue reading Descending into the mouth of a smoking volcano | Two girls enter Ijen Crater

Dalgona Coffee 달고나커피 | The Trending #StayAtHome Drink

So, I’m sure you expected this right? A pretty, trending drink, of course I had to try making it! Such a basic foodie, I know… Anyway, enough about me and more about the drink in question. Dalgona coffee, inspired by an old-school Korean toffee candy called ‘달고나’, started trending when people started staying at home more, since the corona virus happened. Well, and it was … Continue reading Dalgona Coffee 달고나커피 | The Trending #StayAtHome Drink

How to Visit Nami Island as A Solo Traveller in Seoul

So Nami Island… The stuff of K-dramas and many girls’ dreams. So what happens when you’re a girl (who doesn’t really speak any Korean) alone in Seoul, wanting to visit this picturesque place? Well… You (or in this case, I) just go! It’s really as simple as that. Let me tell you how. Step 1: Make your way to Yongsan Station From many parts of … Continue reading How to Visit Nami Island as A Solo Traveller in Seoul

Five 1-day Must Do Itineraries in Tai-rrific Taipei!

Ahh, Taipei. A place I’ve been to 7 times already yet feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to explore. I first visited this city on a family trip about 5 years ago and thereafter went on 4 dancing/eating trips, a weekend trip and a work trip. And based on these visits, I’ve put together five 1-day itineraries of my top … Continue reading Five 1-day Must Do Itineraries in Tai-rrific Taipei!

Humble Rays | A Shining Light In Melbourne’s Cafe Culture

When I said I was going to Melbourne, nearly everyone said ‘you MUST go to Hardware Societe’. And so I did – but along the way, I also discovered another wonderful cafe by serendipity (via a friend’s post on Instagram), which I feel I must blog about first. And that cafe is Humble Rays. Located just about a 5 minute walk (maybe 10, if you … Continue reading Humble Rays | A Shining Light In Melbourne’s Cafe Culture

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Sheng Jian Bao | The Lovechild of Xiao Long Bao and Guo Tie

If you’ve been to Shanghai and not had a taste of their legendary sheng jian baos, I would say – you’ve totally missed out. Go and book a ticket back there right this instance. Ok, I’m kidding (just a little). Admittedly, I’ve mainly only tried these mystical sheng jian baos from one key brand (and some other shop that is more famous for its jian … Continue reading Sheng Jian Bao | The Lovechild of Xiao Long Bao and Guo Tie

Clinique’s Chubby Sticks Are The Answer

I would like to interrupt our usual discussions on food, travel and fitness, to expound a little on something a bit different this time. But of course, it is something that also contributes to one’s happiness. Lipsticks! Or to be specific, Clinique’s Chubby Sticks (because they aren’t quite lipsticks per se). I’m kind of late to the party here (in terms of talking about them, … Continue reading Clinique’s Chubby Sticks Are The Answer

Roll, roll, roll your knots

Myofascial release was one of the the things I had discovered over the past year or so along the way on my fitness journey. The name sounds kind of strange and fancy, but it really just means a massage. Essentially. But seriously, myofascial release can an important part of exercising regularly – subjecting your muscles and connective tissue (which is what ‘fascia’ refers to) to … Continue reading Roll, roll, roll your knots

Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen, Jalan Ubi

While I really love to eat, I am aware that there are others who don’t always have the opportunity to do so. And so I would like to share more about this organisation which my company (or rather, our charitable organisation Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation) supports and which I had volunteered once at, Willing Hearts. The fact that there are underprivileged people in society, is one … Continue reading Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen, Jalan Ubi

Home-style Soups by Freshen Foods

I’ve always loved drinking soup. In fact, I was having a bowl of soup from Soup Spoon, as I started writing this. Chinese soups, Western soups and even spicy Thai ones – I would usually finish every single drop. Not sure if it’s my Asian upbringing, but to me, there is just something extremely comforting and satisfying about a bowl of piping hot soup. And … Continue reading Home-style Soups by Freshen Foods

Gordon Ramsay Accepts SingTel and Food Bloggers’ Challenge

I think this has probably been blogged to death in the last couple of days, but I’d like to post about it anyway, because I AM SO EXCITED about this!!! Just yesterday, Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay accepted a challenge issued to him by SingTel and the people behind these seven well-known food blogs in Singapore – Daniel’s Food Diary, Keropokman,  SuperFineFeline,  HisFoodBlog, ieatishootipost, Camemberu and Melicacy. The challenge is to … Continue reading Gordon Ramsay Accepts SingTel and Food Bloggers’ Challenge