Happy First Birthday!

Sometimes I can’t believe it myself. Has it really been a year? 12 whole months? Since I gave birth to Little J, that is. Well, now he’s not so little anymore, and definitely much more cheeky and active. Little J officially turned ONE more than a week ago, and he was so lucky that a… 

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Homemade Steamboat and BBQ

During the first weekend of Chinese New Year, we went to my maternal grandparents’ place for a belated reunion dinner with the extended family. Seeing that we have such a big number (8 uncles and aunties, at least 15 cousins and their partners, etc) it was decided that steamboat and BBQ would be a more… 

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Grand Palace

Bangkok’s Greatest Attraction – Grand Palace

When I was taking the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, the guide told us, “You’ve not been to Bangkok if you haven’t visited the Grand Palace”. Whether it’s a true statement or not, we made it a point to visit the place while we were still there. Taking the boat, we had to alight at the… 

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Gokuraku Ramen

Goku Raku The Ramen Haven

Finally, we have to face reality. The season of holidays is all over, no more long weekends or uncontrolled consumption of food. It’s time to detox, to work, to get back into routine. But to make things just a tad kinder, we got ourselves comforted at Goku Raku Ramen, with their bowls of freshly-made noodles… 

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Studio Pics

A Date with the Camera

A couple of months back, I took up a studio photography package to put my posing skills to test. To be honest, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the results since I only managed to find a handful of pictures that I like out of the hundreds that we took! Anyway, since it’s only my second… 

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The Chao Phraya River and Chinatown

To get to Chinatown (Yaowarat) Bangkok, the fastest way is via the boat ride, since it avoids traffic and it’s cheap. First, we took the BTS to Saphan Taksin, and once we’re out from the station we followed the crowd and saw Sathorn Pier barely 3 minutes away. At the pier though, it could be… 

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Din Tai Fung

The Latest Din Tai Fung

More than 2 years ago, I visited the first Din Tai Fung in KL for the launch of its new menu and to witness the preparation of the 18-fold Xiao Long Bao. Fast forward 2 years plus later, I have lost count on the number of times I visited Din Tai Fung, usually for the… 

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