Japan Guide: Transportation in Japan. How hard can it be?

While i was planning for our trip to Japan, knowing that i could not speak or read their language gave me some sort of anxiety. I was after all, in charge of leading this group of ten and i tried my very best to do all the research and get all the information i could…

An unexpected encounter on V-day.

Like any other day, Valentine’s day is just another day for Farrace and I. Sure, for the first few years, we would be celebrating it at a high-end restaurant and he would be surprising me with some roses and it was good while it lasted. Along the years, i have come to realise that Valentine’s…

Exploring my own city #1 – Thean Hou Temple

Living in this country, almost all my life, it had never occurred to me that there are so many places in Malaysia that i have yet to visit. To think about it, i would always come up with doltish and petty excuses like, ‘it is too hot’ or ‘what for? Surely, it won’t be fascinating’……..

Bullet train & Suggested 3-day itinerary in Kyoto

Truthfully, Kyoto has got to be one of the most beautiful cities i have ever been to. Kyoto is Japan’s seventh largest city and it encompasses exceptional historic value. From our B&B in Hakone, we took an hour bus ride to Odawara Station; activated our 7-day JR pass to catch the bullet train (Shinkansen) to…

Things to do in Penang + New Year’s Eve!

I have yet to explore my own country in its entirety but i always find myself going back to Penang again and again for a short weekend getaway. Partly because we have an apartment that needs to be cleaned every now and then but predominantly, it is the ambiance, the food and the architectural heritage…

Au revoir, 2017

This time last year, i remember being at this precise spot, curled up in my bed, knowing deep in my heart that this year would be an onerous one. I remember telling my mom this, “Something tells me that i have to equip myself for funerals.” A part of me knew it was going to…

Christmas Wonderland in Singapore & Vlog!

Greetings! My brother, my mother and I have just got back from Singapore a few days ago. While my mom was out, me, being the most wonderful thoughtful sister i am, i had to take care of my not so little brother. So i took him to Christmas wonderland at Gardens by the Bay, the…

Tokyo 5-day Itinerary

For those who have been asking for this, here is my itinerary. I hope this could help you plan a wonderful and amazing trip to Japan! TOKYO Day 1 – Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara Start at Kaminarimon Gate early in the morning to avoid crowd. Stroll along 200 meter of Nakamise DoriĀ for street food and souvenirs….

Losing a light.

I am writing this with a red and blotchy face and squinty eyes from all the crying i have been doing since two days ago. My love, my heart, my soul, or as you’d like to call it, my ‘cat’, went missing a few days ago and this morning, i woke up to the news…

My trip to Hakone.

After a week of enduring the hustle and bustle of the fourth most expensive city in the world, i thought, it would be brilliant to opt for a place that brings us back to nature as our next destination. Thus, bringing us to Hakone…. We had hired a driver that came with a 22-seater mini…

Tokyo ’17 & Some Tips

Tokyo is truly by far, the most hectic city i have ever been to. We always find ourselves in the train station, catching one train after another, and other times, we find ourselves in the midst of the crowd, feeling like a canned tuna. I find it rather difficult to keep up with the pace….

Tokyo ’17 – Part 1

Never in a million years would i have pictured myself writing this post with the Mount Fuji majestically standing right before me; peeking sheepishly from between the trees. The cold is creeping from the cracks of the window while the heater is roaring from the corner of the room. I’d like to imagine i am…