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Gosh!  June has gone by in a flash.  Was probably one of the busiest month at work and the 2-week trip to the US meant I was extra busy before (to clear as much work as I could before I went on leave) and even busier after (as I sought to go through 1000 unread […]

From Philly to NYC

Am typing this while on the Amtrak train from Philly to NYC. It was a great visit to Philly. Loved the visit to the Masonic temple and the Eastern State Penitentiary. Lovely city and I can’t wait to share my photos when I get back. One thing I observed was that the vagrants in NYC […]

Finally got down to sorting out my Shanghai photos. A lot of which turned out to be historical buildings. Haha. Can’t help it. I like old buildings. This was my 2nd trip to Shanghai though the 1st didn’t really count because I saw nothing apart from the airport, my hotel & my Shanghai office. Hence, […]

Can’t believe it took me till 3Q 2012 to go HK!  So glad I went.  Love the food & the shopping!  Realised Esprit’s pricing in Singapore is really expensive.  If you see the price tag, it lists the item’s price in HKD & SGD (among other currencies).  The thing is, even though the exchange rate […]

Hong Kong, Again!

I’m going Hong Kong for the 2nd time this year!  This trip was decided rather hurriedly.  My mom was moaning that she hasn’t confirmed any holiday plans… and she even contemplated following my aunts on a tour to HK… which I thought was ridiculous since they all speak fluent Cantonese and HK’s such an easy […]

We did a day trip to Otaru.  Really beautiful little town.  Reminds me of those towns you see on Christmas cards.  Absolutely lovely! One of the shopping alleys in Otaru. Winter… one of the rare times Winnie is fully clothed… Some eatery in Otaru. Otaru Canal by day. Chef cooking our tempura lunch! I love […]

Photos from Shibuya & Shinjuku… more eating & shopping! I’ve forgotten the name of this restaurant but they specialised in omu rice. The food was good! Loved the salad starter too! Various types of omu rice & baked rice. Yummy… The famous 4-way crossing at Shibuya My first meal coupon meal! Tokyo is really pretty […]

Meiji Shrine & Harajuku… the Japanese love to dress up… whether it’s the traditional way… or in an outlandish manner! (Captions found below pics) Entrance to Meiji Shrine Lots of kids in traditional garb. Love the detail on their gowns! Ok.. so some kids were cuter than others… Obasans in kimonos Saw a ceremonial dance. […]

Japan, Nov 2010 (Part 4)

The great thing about Tokyo is that there are so many facets to it.  There’s the vibrant city life with all the lights & shopping, and laidback neighbourhoods like Daikayama where there’s this really delicious waffles place, and Canal Cafe, the most scenic cafe I’ve been to ever! (Captions are for the photos above) Daikanyama’s […]

Sightseeing in Tokyo… Just a note: the captions belong to the pictures above them. Tokyo street @ sunset. Imperial Palace, Tokyo Traditional Japanese women Ginza area, Tokyo A local buying breakfast at Tsukiji Fish Market. Corn on the cob, anyone? Really crowded at Tsukiji Fish Mkt in the morning! Yummy breakfast! Sedap!! Asakusa, Tokyo Love […]

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