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    The onions

    by  • December 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Got a tiny surprise when I opened the cupboard the other day. Well, this is what you get when you’ve ambitious cooking plans and the onions outgrow your good intentions.

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    Thank you

    by  • November 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

      News of your passing caught us by surprise. It’s all so sudden, and way too soon. If I had known that it would be our last meeting the other day, I would have said       THANK YOU again, for the umpteenth time. Thanks for showing me the light in my moment...

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    72 hours in Seoul

    by  • November 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    seoul - cute baby in subway

    Some pictures from a short trip to Seoul. Love the blend of old and new, BBQ meat, streetside stalls, trendy cafes, chic fashion and gorgeous girls. Yummy pancake at Gwangjang market   You’ll never go hungry in Seoul, street side stalls are everywhere.   Patbingsu at Dalsuga, Seoul     On the way to...

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    Mutton briyani – Fierce Curry House

    by  • November 1, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    It has been a hectic week. I deserve a GOOD ( read: greasy, calorie-laden, the-diet-can-start-tomorrow) lunch. And the briyani here certainly did not disappoint. Fierce Curry House 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur Open daily, 7.30am – 10.30pm Google map here  

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    Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul

    by  • October 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    seoul - noryangjin market smiling lady

    One of my favorite ways to spend the morning – pottering around wet markets. Noryangjin is not a huge market. If you have time to spare, it’s a nice way to spend a couple of hours. This is a wet market, literally. If you decide to visit Noryangjin, do leave your favorite shoes behind. Navigating...

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    The dog

    by  • October 15, 2014 • 0 Comments


    He’s big. He’s rambunctious. He eats A LOT ( a chunk of my wages goes to his upkeep). He slobbers all over and uses the sofa like one giant napkin. But I love that beast.

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    Korea – Demilitarized Zone & 2014 Asian Games

    by  • October 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    korea - guard at DMZ

    I wasn’t quite sure what to expect at the Demilitarized Zone. This border barrier between North & South Korea cuts the Korean peninsular roughly in half and is 250km long and 4km wide. We visited one of the tunnels and Dora observatory as part of the DMZ tour. I didn’t go all the way...

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    Letter to a dear, dear buddy

    by  • March 8, 2014 • 0 Comments

    looking up the sky

    My dear buddy, I never thought it would all end so soon. You’ve always been there with me, through good times and not so good ones. We’ve spent nine wonderful years together. It may not seem long, but I have friends whom I’ve known for ages and would not make as much a dent...

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    Singapura, oh Singapura

    by  • March 2, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Going down south always feels a bit like coming home. After all, this is where I spent a good decade of my life. Despite the crazy rise in property prices, food here remains quite affordable. I’m surprised that a bowl of noodles still cost SGD2.50 and you can even get ice-blended juice for SGD1!...

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    48 hours in Dublin

    by  • February 1, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Arthur and his daily pint

    This trip was inspired by Anthony Bourdain’s layover series. It’s not the best way to see a new place, but if you’re short of time, it’s better than not getting there at all. The Irish are a naturally friendly lot. Everyone I met had a ready smile. There’s generally a good vibe around here. The...

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    It has been quite a year

    by  • December 31, 2013 • 0 Comments


    In the blink of an eye, it’s another year. 2013 came and is almost gone…way too fast. It has been quite a year. Made new friends, and rekindle old ones.   Visited some new places.Shifen, Taiwan Keelung, Taiwan Takayama, Japan London Shilin, Taipei Geneva Shirakawago, Japan Interlaken, Switzerland Gero, Japan     ..and rediscovered familiar ones.Jalan...

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    The Persimmon

    by  • December 21, 2013 • 0 Comments


    Found this in the fridge…I’d almost forgotten all about it. We got this from a roadside stall while strolling along Kamo river in Kyoto. The old lady manning the stall even threw in some tomatoes which were the sweetest I’ve ever had. It’s been almost a month since we got back. I’m amazed the persimmon...

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    One night in a mountain ryokan in Maze, Japan

    by  • December 18, 2013 • 2 Comments

    maruhachi ryokan - ayu fish2

    Maze is not your usual tourist destination. It’s a small mountain village of 1500 people in Hida area of Japan’s Gifu Perfecture. With lush greens and the crystal clear Maze river, it is known mainly in Japan for fishing, especially the Ayu or sweetfish – an indigenous freshwater fish found only in Japan and...

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    Endo sushi, Osaka

    by  • December 1, 2013 • 2 Comments

    endo sushi chef

    Our 2-day stop is Osaka was pretty much free and easy, mainly shopping and random eating. There’s one must-do on my list though – breakfast at Endo Sushi. I’ve heard rave reviews about this tiny, 106-year-old sushi bar in the Central Wholesale Market and was eager to check it out. We arrived at Endo...

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