sunset at Hangang

Why I Miss Korea <3

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. This is definitely true of me and Korea. Having visited Korea quite regularly these last few years, I may not be able to make it back this year. It struck a pang in my heart that I would miss out on being out there rather than…

camera museum in penang

Why October is my Happiest Month

October has been such a happening month for me so far! At the beginning of the month, I visited Seoul (Korea) briefly before heading over to Penang (Malaysia) for a gastronomical food adventure which unfortunately led to radio silence online since my return last week because I was sick. Sad to say, Penang was such…

seoul

Sunset Walk to Banpo Bridge (Rainbow Bridge) in Seoul

One of the first things I learnt about travelling is that you should always expect the unexpected. Plans will go wrong, you will deviate from your travel itinerary, you can get disappointed over some experiences. Heading out to the Banpo Bridge in Seoul or more popularly known as Rainbow Bridge for its colored fountain show,…

5 places I love to revisit

It took me a long time to put this together. Not for the lack of words but it is so hard to narrow down all the places into a list. So, at times like these, I decided to be simple and use my own terms instead. And so, I’m introducing a very mixed up list,…

vegetables and meat in seoul

Picky Eating Not Allowed when Travelling

When I ordered a set of bulgogi in Seoul, the least I expected was to have a huge tray delivered to my table. The tray was filled with delicious food, a steaming hotplate of meat, grilled fish, rice, seaweed soup and 6 other side dishes. Yep, there were 6 in all. It felt like a…

Shopping in Seoul – My Favourite Haunts!

I smell summer in the air! That’s Seoul calling me…allllll the way here from Singapore. If there’s one thing that defines summer in Seoul for me, it’s the fact that I spend so much more time shopping in summer than during any other seasons. Money just keeps draining away!! To me, shopping there in summer…

Self-Entertainment in the Dark

I’m in bed listening to the rain and thunder outside, with no sense of urgency to ever get out of bed on a Sunday. Isn’t that the best feeling in the world? It does brings me back to a time in Seoul when I had nothing to do or rather when I couldn’t do anything…

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,…

Itaewon is good for…sex??

Stepping into a crowded train car in Seoul with my cousin, I hear ‘psst..psst’ behind me. I didn’t think much of it and continued chatting. Only to feel a tap on my my shoulder soon after. Tap..tap..tap…tap… I turned and faced an old man, grinning toothily at me. “Where are you from?” He asked in English.…

Naked Mortification at a Jimjilbang (Sauna)

Okay, there’s no other easier way to say this. I got naked in front of strangers and survived to live another day. Pondering in remembrance of said mortification. Never have there been a day when I so badly wanted to cover myself up than the day I tried out the Korean sauna experience (Jimjilbang). A…