But first, Dim Sum

fznorIt is said that food can bring people closer together and well, it’s a fact.  There’s nothing dim sum can’t fix when you’re in Asia.  Taipei is the birthplace of Din Tai Fung that is now known worldwide.  Famous for their soup dumplings and other dishes like the Zhajiangmian, it certainly lives up to people’s expectations which is why we just had to go back. Continue reading “But first, Dim Sum”

And at last I see the light

fznorTitle sound familiar?  If you’re a fan of Disney, then you’d know.  I hummed to its tune when we found ourselves back in Shifen to release sky lanterns for good luck.  And whilst I know what we wrote won’t come true unless we work hard for them, we decided it’s nice to dream once in a while and cross our fingers that things will change for the better.  Even my parents thought no harm would come if they tried to write their wishes on the lanterns as well and so they did just that and they released them up, up and away.  Oh yea, we did the same thing again too!  In fact, most of our wishes from the last time actually came true.  Coincidence?  Nope, just sometimes working pays off and so you have to reward yourself a little bit from time to time. Continue reading “And at last I see the light”

Eurotrip Part 5 – Arc de Triomphe

rhdrI’ve had this dream of walking along Champs Élysées with my love, Carlos and so before our flight back to Macau, we did just that.  Prior to our trip to Paris, we did not think we’d be able to set foot there because according to the news, there was chaos going on and people protesting, so I’d say we were lucky to have been able to count down to the New Year’s and walk along it. Continue reading “Eurotrip Part 5 – Arc de Triomphe”

Eurotrip Part 5 – Versailles & Everything in Between

hdrplAnd last, but not the least – Versailles.  This will be my second to last post for Europe (for now) because I might try to blog about food next time.  I know my posts have dragged on for so long, but meh.  There’s not a second that I don’t miss the West – call me biased, but it’s somewhat true.  Anyways, this is all I can do for now, keep sharing pictures of our past adventures hoping next time it won’t be just temporary, but one that’ll be for life. Continue reading “Eurotrip Part 5 – Versailles & Everything in Between”

Eurotrip Part 5 – The city of Love

rhdrIt feels as though it’s been so long since we were here when the truth is it’s only been two months.  However, before visiting the different cities we had in our itinerary, we first landed in Paris where we were greeted by no other than the gloomy weather that hovered over the city.  The city of Love has a special place in my heart because it was there that I first found “independence”, friendships were made and lifelong memories created despite being miles and miles away from home.  Carlos and I promised each other that we’d come here together one day after and I’m so grateful because six years after that promise – we did! Continue reading “Eurotrip Part 5 – The city of Love”

Eurotrip Part 4 – Food Hallen & More

qrfqrfOur last day (or last few hours) in Amsterdam led us to none other than this food haven called Food Hallen.  It’s a “hipster” food court where one can experience different food concepts and cuisines, sort of like an East meets West kind of thing.  It’s where people of all ages are welcome and if you’re very much into creating content and what-not, then this place is for you as the presentation of their food is pretty cool and interesting that you wouldn’t want to just keep the photos to yourself.  Know what I mean? Continue reading “Eurotrip Part 4 – Food Hallen & More”