Melbourne 3 Day Road Trip Itinerary

Tried, tested and friends verified. This is the best 3 day Melbourne road trip plan covering key areas of the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Mount Dandenong and the Great Ocean Road. I’ve used this itinerary with varying tweaks over many trips. There is also a handy infographic for the road trip too, including my favourite places for coffee and food!

Driving In Japan (And Best Place to Rent A Car)

Driving in Japan comes with it’s own unique quirks unknown to the outside world. Same same but different. Drivers here are polite. Renting a car and driving in Japan is beautiful experience to see Japan. Here, I share some of my experiences about Japanese rules on speeding, highway codes, tolls, parking and general rules you need to follow in order to have a great time driving about this beautiful country. Also, my personal favourite on best and cheapest rental cars in Japan.

Japan Travel Tips - When In Japan

Japan is a country with it’s own way of life. At first it may seem strange from the outside but once you lean in a little, it will all start to make sense. If you are going to Japan for the first time, or even if you have been, you might find this list useful. Here are a list of things that I encountered in my travels recently.

Japan Travel Tips - Before You Fly

If you are going to Japan for the first time, here are a few essential tips before you fly. I went to Japan for the first time on my own and made so many noob travel mistakes. My folly for you benefit. In the first part of my japan travel tips blog, I’ll break it down to a few basics and some not-so-obvious basics.

Easy Keto 3-Ingredient Meal

No cooking required. You know those days you are just too busy to eat healthy? We’ve all been there. Or, when you are travelling, no access to a kitchen to make keto-friendly meals. Well, this recipe ought to give you ideas to get you started. Also, this is hurricane and typhoon friendly!

Recipe: Kueh Dadar

To be honest I had no idea these little green rolls of sweetness was even called that. I just knew what they were because growing up in Singapore, these were always readily available for really affordable coin.

Dusting Off

As it occurs, it's been 9 months since I updated this canvas. Been distracted with trying to get ahead in life, that I haven't taken pause to write and capture life on these shores. I find myself questioning the inertia without the proper words.

Equality & Fear

Today we celebrate Marriage Equality in Australia. We celebrate humanity taking another bold step forward to extend rights to protect and include everyone, regardless of who they choose to love. Today, I am proud to be Australian. Today, we begin a new page in history. Today, we all belong...

Moonshine No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

I know what you're thinking. Moonshine? Isn't that disgusting? Not quite. I have been meaning to make no-churn vanilla ice cream for a while now. Since the big move, we have found it hard to find large basic tubs of ice cream. America makes you want everything in plus sizes. Supermarkets within walking distance in our area are more like the glorified 7-Eleven stores, selling varieties in small tubs with all kinds of premium flavours priced with a convenience tax. Somedays you just want a big massive 2 litre tub...

No Carb Fish Congee

The weather in Hong Kong has dipped below 18 and I often wake up freezing. I officially regret not buying a heater for the home. It looks like it's going to be colder this weekend. Oh the cost of being miserly.... brrrr. Guess one turns to food... but no-carb congee? Is that even a thing?

Macau Day Trip

Over the weekend, we made a short day trip to Macau, a settlement much like Hong Kong under China rule but effectively an autonomous country on it's own, a Special Administration Region. So, like Hong Kong, Macau is part of China, but isn't considered China.

Auld Lang 2016

2016 has been a great year. Even though the world at large seems to have taken a beating with the passing of heroes and legends and what with the impending doom on the global political front. Personally, this past season has been one of the best. And I am thankful for an amazing year.

Breaking Habits

The challenge of cooking without much kitchen tools has never been more real till now. As a self professed goddess of home cuisine, I am nothing without my chopping board, knives, mixing bowl, pans, pots, oven and kitchen aid. Bare bones is what it is right now. It will be way after Christmas before we see any of our Miami kitchen tools. I am severely missing them.