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A trip down memory lane

Last Friday, we packed our bags and headed to the airport for a long weekend in Penang, an island in Malaysia. We met my parents and sister there, and spent three days hanging out with them. Penang is my dad’s hometown and most of my uncles and cousins still live in and around Penang. It… Continue reading A trip down memory lane

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Rendezvous with Beijing – my first encounter

As mentioned in my previous post, I spent three months in Beijing during autumn 2012, under the pretense of studying Chinese (Note: I'm a Malaysian Chinese, but grew up learning Malay and English). Prior to this, I’d never been to Beijing and only visited China once, around Shanghai and Hangzhou. Even before my trip, I… Continue reading Rendezvous with Beijing – my first encounter

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Sunshine and good food in Sorrento and Capri

During our trip to Pompeii, we stayed in Sorrento which is a beautiful and romantic town in Southern Italy. Of our many trips to Europe, this is one of the top five places that we’ve visited. There are two areas in Sorrento – the main tourist area on top of the cliff and the port… Continue reading Sunshine and good food in Sorrento and Capri

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The last days of Pompeii

Here’s an odd bit of info from my childhood – I spent a lot of time watching horror and violent films when I was young, definitely before the age of seven and possibly as young as four. This was before the time when parents were advised to restrict the time children spend watching TV and… Continue reading The last days of Pompeii

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Hong Kong, a foodie heaven

When I first moved to Hong Kong, I missed my favourite restaurants in London. Even though there is no shortage of European restaurants in Hong Kong, generally, they’re pricey and not as good as the ones in London, which is no surprise. However, over time, I’ve come to appreciate the restaurant scene in Hong Kong.… Continue reading Hong Kong, a foodie heaven