When in Aix-en-Provence: I

i took part in an exchange program at school, so i had the chance to spend three weeks in Aix-en-Provence, France. it has been the best 3 weeks of my life. apart from eating way too much cheese, i have also been introduced to way too much french music in france. of course, being the…

a day for the chinese-ness in me: Laba Festival

I guess you know you don’t have a life when you’re writing a blog post about congee… 😀 Yesterday was 腊八节, Laba Festival, a Chinese traditional holiday that my family celebrates every year.  It is on the eighth day of the twelfth month on the lunar calendar. On this day, my family goes to temples to worship,…

Recipe of me tag

I saw this tag on Lia‘s awesome blog Lost in a Story, and it looks like so much fun, so thanks Lia for encouraging me to do it! It is created by Trisha from That Slytherin Writer, and the rules are: Tag the creator Tag 5 other people Be a unicorn today and take it…

Journey to the West Part I

Northwestern China is the Yukon Province of PRC. It’s a lot less developed than the coastal part of the country where I grew up. Nobody goes to northwestern China expecting a Maldives vacation. It’s a solid amount of road travel, fierce gusts of wind, hours and hours of gobi* desert populated only by dusty thorny…

Can You Paint with All the Colours of Taiwan- Downtown Taipei

This August I went to Taiwan. And ever since I got back I’ve been regurgitating on the texture and colours of the place. We spent a lot of our time in Taipei. Taipei is a bit different from what I expected, in that the city is much older than what I pictured. Ximending Shopping District…

The Backpacker’s Guide to Taiwanese Food (Part II)

“So what did you do during your time there?” “I ate.” That is usually regarded as the irresponsible answer, signalling you’re not up for listing all the sightseeing and the fun adventures you had during a trip. Yet the case would be different if it’s Taiwan we’re talking about. “I ate” would be the most…

The Backpacker’s Guide to Taiwanese Food (Part I)

Taiwan is probably home to a hundred times more types of food than Pokémons. And for every Pokémon stop that you come across, there are probably like twenty authentic Taiwanese restaurants. I’ve been trying to keep a list on my phone of all the food I tried so far in Taiwan, but it’s growing out of control….

Green veggies? Or Cream Cookies?

In response to Daily Post’s daily prompt, green. “If I ask for your chocolate this week, tackle me.” I told my roommate. That’s just one of my numerous desperate attempts to “stay healthy”. But all of these attempts turn out to be somewhat sketchy… which is just a euphemism for failing. When I am running…

Meat and Bread- The Nerve to Be Simple

In response to Daily Post’s daily prompt- Nerve. A food review. Yup, a sandwich shop today taught me the bravery to be just simple. It’s called Meat and Bread. “Oh that place! It’s on Google Maps. Meat and Bread. I think they do sandwiches.” I said, and my parents and I rushed across the street…