My Packing List for Osprey Farpoint 40 Backpack

Packing can be a stressful and nightmare to figure out, especially if you plan to only bring a backpack with limited space for your necessities. To help with those considering this bag, I’ve decided to list down my packing list when I usually travel for more than a week. I’ve always been fascinated with packing…

street art in penang

Travel Backpack Review: Osprey Farpoint 40

Ask and it shall be answered! A reader reached out with a request for a review of my Osprey Farpoint 40 travel backpack and I was more than happy to oblige. So, I’m currently using an Osprey Farpoint 40 in S/M size. Since there were not as many options for a travel backpack in Singapore,…

sand boarding, perth

Wonderful Misadventures of October

This October has been a wonderful, carefree month away from work. It was a time for myself, to travel and to explore. It has also been the most eventful trips ever for me. Things just kept happening that kept me on my toes. My trips are usually pretty boring, though. Oh well, ok…mostly. 😉 I like to…

Snow is No Fun Alone

Coming from a tropical country, conversations with my friends run the range between “Hey, it’s hotter than usual today” or “The rain never stopped today, what a bummer” or to put it in the local slang, “Wah seh, today the weather damn hot sia”. Snow is never part of this daily ruminations over the weather…

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Caught in a Stinking Puddle

It was dark. I was not paying attention and I stepped into a puddle. My feet stank. This sounds like life, doesn’t it? But no, this was not a hypothetical theory. It happened. To me. I sneaked out from my friend’s wedding in Palembang, Indonesia, to have dinner near her house. It was a very…

3 Simple Tips to Survive Solo Travel

I was going to write a whole long post on tips for solo travel. My sister is travelling alone for the first time and I wanted to give her some motivation. As I was writing out my list, it kept getting longer and longer. I thought – Why complicate matters? Will she even remember all…

Surviving Language Barriers with your Wits

When you travel to a foreign country, you can certainly expect to encounter language barriers. Or you just try to wing it and try to make your way through using sign language or basic English. So what happens when you encounter no favourable conditions? Well, you survive by whatever means you possibly can. For me,…

Chasing after my Plane Ride

It played out like a drama scene. That nail-biting feeling you get that keeps you at the edge of your seat waiting to find out the ending. We knew we had made a mistake and miscalculated the time required to travel to the airport for our flight back home. We were hoping that it will…