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 is 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 Dori 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…

Singapore, The Lion City.

Every few months, mom and I will have a road trip down south to Singapore. We will go to the same hotel we have been going to since I was fourteen; receiving the warm old greeting from the same faces, “Welcome back!!”  and truthfully, it feels like home. Sometimes when life gets too hectic, you…

Malaysian Grand Prix ’17

  Truthfully, I wasn’t really a fan of F1. Faris had brought me to the race back in 2012 and we were seated at the starting grid and I thought that was rather tedious. I remember going home half-deaf due to the deafening sound of the engines which, apparently are orgasmic to most. And if…

Solo travel – Sydney ’14

Travelling alone can b­­e terrifying…. especially for women. Rape cases from all over the world have gradually becoming an everyday news just like the weather report. It is unfortunate that we have to live with fear of our own safety. Hoping that the world could be a better place seems far-fetched from where I stand….