Hong Kong – December 2012

Mar 13, 2013 by
in Flavours and aromas, Footprints on earth

In December last year, I went with 2 of my very good girlfriends to Hong Kong! The last time I visited Hong Kong was almost a decade ago.

We were there for 4 days 3 nights and it was chilly, tiring but extremely yummy due to the good food we ate. I think I was kind of a wet blanket, as I was having backaches and kept insisting that we sit down to rest (and to play the Logo game).

In Hong Kong, we shopped non-stop. Or rather, XY and I did. ;) They said that I’m the one who always enters a shop and leaves with a new shopping bag. Oh well, I did buy some facial products to try out, and maybe some gifts here and there. Not that much, really. But even I myself couldn’t believe that I managed to buy an aromatherapy diffuser from the airport. That’s totally unexpected.

We ate famous Hong Kong dim sum (Tim Ho Wan; which is coming to Singapore) and roast goose (Yung Kee; which might close its doors soon). We also ate lots of delicious Hong Kong breakfast (think noodle soup, macaroni, toasts) and typical Hong Kong cafe meals (rice, dishes, milk tea). At Harbour City, we also ate Itacho Sushi, though we think Singapore’s outlets do it better.

We cam-whored non-stop, took the scary inclined tram up to Victoria’s Peak, sat on a ferry between islands and stayed in a nice little hotel (next to a cemetery) which provides free shuttle services to Times Square, a shopping haven.

We did sheet masks, lazed around and traded secrets.

It’s fun, and I think I need to have more trips with girlfriends! Good for the soul :)

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Phuket – November 2012

Mar 13, 2013 by
in Because love ♥, Footprints on earth

I have been neglecting this space, and lots of people have been asking me to update my blog. So, since I will be travelling for the first time this year in 2 days’ time, I thought I better post some memories of my previous trips late last year.

In early November last year, J and I went to Phuket for a holiday! It’s not our first time there, but we still managed to gather some new and exciting experiences. Here’s a gallery of some selected  photos:

We stayed in a resort which we have stayed in when we first visited Phuket. It’s clean, centralized and has a very Thai-resort feel, unlike typical hotel rooms. This time round, we ordered a lot of room service, simply because it’s delicious and cheap! Thai food is YUMS!

Our biggest splurge was a full day trip to Coral Island, but it’s super worth the price. The island is so beautiful and serene that we just wanted to stay there for longer. At Coral Island, we tried deep sea walking and parasailing. Deep sea walking involves wearing an astronaut-like helmet to enable you to sink and breathe in water. The fishes we saw were colourful and pretty, just how we imagined it. However, there were too many fishes, and they nibbled at our hands and legs, especially when we held our pieces of bread. It’s kind of scary if you don’t like to be that up-close to marine life. Parasailing was wonderful; I can’t wait to do it again at another location. Initially, while queuing up for it, I was pretty apprehensive as I saw some people being dragged in the sand by the motorboats. Ouch. I was also worried that my technique for landing isn’t good, and I will somehow get cuts and scratches. But whee! My experience was perfect! It’s definitely a less dangerous experience than sky diving, and the view of Coral Island from the parachute was awesome. A top-of-the-world feel.

We also went shopping in Phuket, at the Central Mall and Tesco. The mall was pretty normal, but we ate at Fuji Japanese Restaurant – a cheap Japanese food place. I also bought some body products like massage oil and natural soaps from the mall. Tesco, on the other hand, was a place we found bargains. However, we didn’t manage to find the very soft tees which we bought a couple of years ago. We also bought an insane amount of KFC back to the resort! *Taxis were super hard to get at Tesco, so it’s recommended that you arrange with your resort.*

On other days, we also indulged in massages (went for 2) and lazy swims in the resort’s pool. We watched tv, soaked in the big tub, and drank wine. We also walked around the Kata region and ventured to great and affordable restaurants, such as Two Chefs (at Kata Centre). We also made reservations at the highly recommended Boat House, but unfortunately, we were too tired and lazy to actually go there for a nice dinner. Perhaps the next time!

It’s a super relaxing trip, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely with very little money spent! Phuket really has lots of hidden gems and treasures just waiting to be discovered.

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Long break

Dec 5, 2012 by
in Footprints on earth, Nothing much

Hi, I haven’t been updating. Have been taking a long break.

Have been feeding the soul.

Last trip of this year – Hong Kong. Departing today.

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Sandy feet, happy hearts

Nov 20, 2012 by
in Because love ♥, Footprints on earth

I’m currently missing my most recent holiday to Phuket, Thailand.

It was wonderful strolling the streets with J, trying out different restaurants and attempting to bargain with cabbies.

But most of all, I’m missing the time under the sun, soaking it up and then worrying about getting a sun burn.

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Oh, those carefree moments by the beach. Miss you so.

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Korea – May/June 2012 – {Part 4}

Nov 9, 2012 by
in Flavours and aromas, Footprints on earth

Wow. I can’t believe I am still on Korea after 5 months. That shows how busy I was from June till October! Anyway, this is likely to be my last post on Korea, because I have a lot of backlog posts to do, as well as the Phuket ones! *excited*

For our Korea trip, we only went to Seoul (first leg), and then Jeju Island (second leg). Our Jeju trip was short, but we were all pretty wow-ed over by that beautiful island.

Lovely sunset spotted! 

Flowers and harbour, and a perfect weather. What not to love?

Trendy clothes? ;)

The beautiful harbour just opposite the inn we stayed in.

On the first day, I think we went to the Teddy Bear Museum. It was… quite a let-down. Or perhaps we held high expectations? There’re many museums on Jeju-do, and I think they might fare better than this.  Read more…

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