Category Archives: Travel

Kerala: Scenes of

I was in a constant state of enchantment during a two week trip in Kerala.  It was January 2011 when BF and I escaped the winter chill in London for a warmer & drier climate in southwestern India.  I had expected good food, a bit of organized chaos (my favorite kind), and a few mosquito…

Kerala: A taste of

Stepping back to February of 2011 takes me to Kerala, a southwestern state of India.  This was perhaps the first time where I visited a country without ever having tried its food previously.  It didn’t take long for the masala dosa (an Indian crepe – paper thin and crispy, wrapped around a piping hot potato…

Travel photography: Asia in the days of film

In 2007, a year before I became a Canonista, my family and I embarked on a two week tour of Asia, specifically Ho Chi Minh City, Sichuan Province and Hong Kong.  This would have been my last trip abroad that was captured on film, with the help of a 5 year old Pentax SLR. In…

Confessions of a foodtographer

I can’t speak for any other avid food photographer but I am embarrassed when I take pictures of my food at restaurants.  Embarrassed because it seems somewhat cliché to have yet another camera-toting Asian woman snapping away at the dish in front of her.  And then there are the eye rolls and unwanted stares you…

Coastal England: views of Dorset

Tired of being landlocked in London we set off to be by the sea & sand for a few days.  In just 2.5 hours, by car, we found ourselves in Dorset and wasted no time in indulging on seafood for the duration of our stay.  Scallops, oysters, lobsters, fish & chips, crabs… you name it…

Seeing London: new perspectives

It took a redhead 5 days to reveal London to me and she’s the one who is the tourist. In the 21 months I’ve lived in London I have done my fair bit of discovery of the city and of the country, yet it all still feels foreign.  Then Margi arrived.  A friend, anglophile and…

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