Gotta get some mooncakes

Well this year I didn’t get to try champagne or tiramisu mooncakes like I wanted to a year ago but I did get to try a traditional one and icecream one! Both were really good. For the traditional one, I did not like the taste of the yolk but the outer part was pretty good –…

Bali

Just got back from a trip to Bali and it was so much fun! We spent 5 days total there, 2.5 days in Ubud and 2.5 days in Seminyak. Ubud was very relaxing, had a great weather (we didn’t even need AC at night!) and had so much art and culture everywhere! Pretty paintings, colorful…

Singapore Food – Part 2

The official Singapore Food Festival was during the month of July. By Clarke Quay there were a lot of fun food stalls and cooking demonstrations going on. So in honor of this festival, the post is dedicated to more food I’ve tried in the past few months. (And yes, as the name suggests, I intend…

Mount Bromo – 28 hours in Indonesia

1pm (Saturday) – our flight leaves from Singapore to Surabaya, we are off to see Mount Bromo – an active volcano! It is a 2 hour flight and goes fairly smoothly. We’ve booked all of our accommodation and trip through our guesthouse so after landing we see a man holding up a sign with our…

Phi Phi Islands

Longtail boat, ferry boat, mini van, plane, taxi. This was my day today coming back from the Phi Phi Islands! The islands are truly spectacular with clear warm water in every shade of blue & green and unspoiled white soft sandy beaches. This was one of my favorite trips yet, the beauty was breathtaking and…

Yogyakarta

Last weekend I went to Indonesia for the first time. I flew from Singapore to Yogyakarta via Jakarta. I was supposed to have a 1 hour layover in Jakarta but of course my flight was delayed by 1 hour in Singapore so I barely made my 2nd flight. But to make up for it I…

The best of both worlds

Just got back from 2 awesome weeks at home. It was much needed after being away for 7 months. As I was sitting on the long journey back to Singapore I was thinking of what I liked most about the two very different places Things I miss about Seattle 1. Home in general – like…

Cameron Highlands

We went to Cameron Highlands last weekend. I definitely need to come back to this place because it is one of the few places in SE Asia that is a hill station with cooler weather and rain. Reminded me so much of home with all the greenery and fog and it was absolutely fantastic to…

Thailand

Hello! Just got back from a great trip to Thailand! We went to three cities: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, and Chiang Mai in 6 days. A lot of culture and history and a LOT of temples and golden Buddhas 🙂 Bangkok: A big metropolitan city but saw a good balance of the old and the new. The…

Kuala Lumpur

I was in Kuala Lumpur last weekend, my first trip to the Malay Peninsula (which is pretty ridiculous since Johor Bahru is literally about 30 min away by car). But anyways, this marks the beginning of my travels around SE Asia and I’m already trying to figure out where else I can go! We did…

Chinese New Year

新年快乐 (Happy New Year) and 恭喜发财(May Prosperity be with you)! Chinese New Year officially began on February 3rd but it will last for the next two weeks. In China everyone gets 2 weeks off, here in Singapore it’s only a long weekend (4.5 days) but no complaints from my end! I’ve been learning a lot…

The best view

It’s a beautiful HOT day in Singapore today! The monsoon season is coming to an end so it will only get hotter from now (oh gosh…) Here is the gorgeous view I have from my desk at work. I went from having no window in Redmond to an absolutely stunning view! I find myself staring…