Firsts (Bintan, Indonesia)

You’ll always remember your first. Yes, I remember. It was labour day weekend 2016 and it was my… First time to take a 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore to go overseas. First time to have a quick weekend getaway at Bintan, Indonesia.   First time after a long time to have a break from a backpacker’s way…

Turning Japanese (Tokyo, Japan)

   “Make your passion your profession then work will become play.” Rancho, from the movie 3 Idiots, struck me with this powerful line. I couldn’t agree more. Being a Creative Writer in the field of Advertising has been my dream and I was blessed to be a part of a company which not only opened…

For the Kid in Me (Legoland, Malaysia)

I can’t express enough how much I’ve been waiting for this day. I don’t know either why it’s only now that I pushed for this trip when it’s only roughly an hour away via bus from Singapore. Nonetheless, I’m happy I get to experience it with my nephew Yuan to celebrate his 7th birthday! And…

When Strangers Make a Mark (Ubud & Kuta, Bali, Indonesia)

Bali. The place they say the lonely go. Where you do the “Love” part of Eat, Pray, Love. The ultimate soul searching getaway. That’s Bali for most. As for me, Bali then was just another item on my “must-go-to places for a solo trip” list. You know, to go just for the sake of saying…

Escape to Calmness (Tioman Island, Malaysia)

It took a 5-hour bus ride (including delays and going through immigration and the border) A 3-hour ferry ride (including stopovers to different drop off points)   and a 40-minute car ride to get to my home away from home for the weekend. There’s nothing much to say, really. It was simply the getaway I…