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A Malaysian Chinese New Year

I’m about to go on a 1.5 week vacation – it’s my annual trip back to Malaysia to spend time with my family during Chinese New Year, which falls on the 28th of January this year. I won’t be actively blogging, but let me share with you what I’ll be busy doing instead. Chinese New… Continue reading A Malaysian Chinese New Year

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How I fell in Love with Japan (Part 5 – Food)

Posting about a trip to Japan cannot be complete without a feature on food, which is one of the key attractions of Japan. I did a lot of research on restaurants prior to our trip and I’m glad to say that it paid off. Here are some of the highlights, in no particular order. Apologies for… Continue reading How I fell in Love with Japan (Part 5 – Food)

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How I fell in Love with Japan (Part 4 – Hakone)

Last but not least on my first trip to Japan is Hakone, a beautiful hot spring or 'onsen' region near Tokyo and Mt Fuji. Unfortunately, due to increased volcanic activity, this area was closed for some time last year and recently reopened to tourists, but parts of its are still closed. There is a sightseeing loop in… Continue reading How I fell in Love with Japan (Part 4 – Hakone)

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2016/2017 Tag

This is my first tag, a big thank you to cherry of Glimpses of my life for nominating me for the 2016/2017 Tag. Please check out cherry’s blog at https://myblogcherry.wordpress.com/ which contains lots of fun and interesting reads. Describe your 2016 in 3 words Uncertain, learning, family Write the name of 2 people that have characterized… Continue reading 2016/2017 Tag

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How I Fell in Love with Japan (Part 3 – Miyajima)

Part 3 of my Japan trip brings us to Miyajima, a less well known place to overseas tourists. It is an island near Hiroshima and is known to the locals as one of the top three most scenic places in Japan. By ferry, it takes only 10 minutes to get to Miyajima from Hiroshima. Even… Continue reading How I Fell in Love with Japan (Part 3 – Miyajima)