Japan: Kyoto 京都

Japan: Kyoto 京都

Kyoto has easily become my favourite part of Japan so far. There’s something about the slowness of its pace, the calm air, the peace, the gentle demeanour of the locals, and the lightness of the city. I may be biased because Memoirs of a Geisha was one of the most impactful books that I’ve read [...]

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Japan: Hakone-machi 箱根町

Japan: Hakone-machi 箱根町

It’s been almost three months since Andre and I tied the knot and flew to Japan for our mini-moon. And last weekend, as I was putting our Japan travel journal together, I was then again shaken by Japan’s beauty. The Land of the Rising Sun has this particular flavour that you’d want to savour over [...]

Singapore: Mochi Croissants and Sticky Buns at Brotherbird Milk & Croissants

Singapore: Mochi Croissants and Sticky Buns at Brotherbird Milk & Croissants

My first encounter with Brotherbird was during my first few weeks upon moving to Singapore last 2016. I stepped inside their shop in Bali Lane where I had their salted egg yolk-filled mochi doughnuts with soft-serve ice cream. And just this February, they opened a new concept at CT Hub in Lavender that focuses on [...]

Singapore: Sio Bak & Char Siu at 88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist

Singapore: Sio Bak & Char Siu at 88 Hong Kong Roast Meat Specialist

Pork is my least favourite meat. I can easily pass up on the holiday lechon (roasted suckling pig) and coffee pork ribs—and I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true. Blame it on childhood trauma when I'd always find pork fat cubes with pig's hair still sticking out of them floating inside the evening's menudo. Gross! [...]