Food Friday :- Craving Bacon!

Why is it that we crave for what we cannot have??

Be it a materialistic object. Be it a lost love. Be it an emotion or exhilarating sensation. Be it a type of food.

When I was in Israel and Jordan, my craving for Bacon came out of nowhere.

Well lucky me Jewish and Muslims does not eat pork, due to their religion and beliefs. So what’s a woman craving bacon to do?
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Fashion and Beauties of Vietnam

Long sleeved camera assistant in HCMC, Vietnam

Long sleeved camera assistant in HCMC, Vietnam

On the first full day of my 20-day visit in Vietnam, I noticed something very obvious and conflicting, with my eyes while in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Everywhere I go. Everywhere I look. The thermometer read +35C (95F). The heat. The humidity – oh the humidity – it was about 95%. Luckily by this time, I had started to acclimatize to the crazy hot heat of Asia – this took 1.5 months. However, it still felt like a ginormous sauna / steam room to me, every time I leave the comfort of air conditioning. Continue reading

Life in Central Java, Indonesia

Sifting through my 1000’s of photos from previous travels, to look for specific photos to post with my writings often brings back fond memories… Then my mind drifts and wanders down memory lane – it is no wonder it takes me hours, sometime days to write one article!

A few times, I would start with one intention and by the time I click “Publish” – the post is about a completely different country, a different trip, a different experience all together. It is happening right now!

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Money talks differently…

To those who know me well, I can be quite the procrastinator. Sometimes I have lame, or very lame excuses. Sometimes, it’s really a matter of priority, such that if I’ve procrastinated for 2 weeks, what’s another week when I have something that’s due today?!

Well I know I been home from my 2013 Epic Journey since end of July. I have traveled to the Canadian Rockies in August and to New York City in November. But at the end of the day, I still have not sat down and done the expense summary I started while traveling to 14 different countries.

I mean, sure, the money is spent already but to some degree I want to know what percentage of my money was spent on logistics and what was spent on fun. This way, in the future, when someone ask me how to budget their trips, I can be of assistance. Also, this way I know where my money has gone. Continue reading

The next phase…

Today is one of those days that people and movies talk about – a day that made me look back at everything that I’ve done the past 38 years of my life, in this lifetime. What I have experienced. No I didn’t have a near death experience – not that dramatic. I didn’t see everything flash by – instead, I chose to journey through a highlight reel.

All because of a delicious lunch with friends. All because of running around town, trying to get some errands done. All because I had a talk with a friend that triggered a slew of thoughts to solidify. I have him to thank – Thank you Jay.

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Leaving consumerism behind…

With Boxing Day, Cyber Monday and Black Friday behind us for 2013 – I believe I have stepped into a new paradigm for myself.

 
I was born in Hong Kong – the land of street stalls and high end boutiques. My whole being was exposed to and bombarded by materialism and consumerism on a daily basis. Name Brands. Celebrities. The Ultra Rich. Old Money. The Nouveau Riche. Newest designs. Limited editions. Latest craze. Newest flavor. Continue reading

Looking forward…

With only a few days remaining in 2013, what would you like to leave behind?

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

Let’s set a positive intention together for 2014.

bow of ship forging ahead in Antarctica

Forging ahead towards the Antarctic peninsula in early January 2013