Day 2 – Full Day at Lake Toya

This is day 2 of a 14 day trip to Hokkaido. Going thru the west side of Hokkaido island starting from Chitose where I landed, and then headed over to Lake Toya for a quick over night before I head over to Hakodate. In Lake Toya – it is a quick lay over on the…

Bun Dau Shop – Fermented Shrimp Noodle

Another throwback weekend – where I am looking at my crossing bridges photo from back in 2006! The photo above is a shot from the road side where I took a photo of Bun Dau shop, which means (based on google as fermented shrimp noodle!). I never tried this dish, but what intrigues me is…

Chiang Mai – The Big Gallery

Going to Chiang Mai was an impulsive action where I wanted to take a break from all the craziness at work (not that crazy). I do believe that taking little breaks every now and then does give me some recharge (or not). Also – this year is where I am taking a strategy to do…

Cremia – The Best Soft Serve in The World

I have eaten many types of ice cream in the past – this is despite family history of diabetes. Not that I could not care less, but sometimes in life we need to have some indulgence. In fact – I have been cutting down my sugar tremendously because of family history. I don’t take sugar…

Nara – Mochi Making at Nakatanidou

After spending time in Hiroshima – I then head to Osaka to revisit places where I used to eat – like Kuromon Market. One of the main thing that I wanted to do in Osaka is to take a day trip to Nara, which is not so far from Osaka. Apart from looking at deers…

Jobless in Japan – Day 10. Hiroshima

This is my fourth city after Nagano, Kyoto, Kagoshima and Nagasaki of my jobless south tour of Japan. The way the route was designed is to go as far as I can first (long train journeys) and then move to shorter ones. In fact – after looking at the last 4 cities. It may not…

Day 4 – Jobless in Japan: Arashimaya via Kyoto

Today is the day that I am going Arashimaya. Arashimaya is a western district of Kyoto. It is a major touristy site! Going there just for the check box exercise. In order to go there from where I stayed, I need to take a local train from Kyoto Station. It is a 15 mins ride….

Day 2 – Jobless in Japan: Nagano – Snow Monkey Park and Obuse

Today is my second day on holiday. This year – I am actually nursing a foot pain, hence walking for longer distance would be extremely painful. Well, at least to start and once the pain goes away, its actually quite ok. This is probably resulted from my massive preparation for this holiday in which I…

Visit to Kuala Sepetang

Last weekend I did a trip to Kuala Sepetang because I thought I wanted to eat cockle. The last trip I did to Kuala Sepetang was couple of weeks ago in which I went for motorcycle trip up north to Penang. A friend of mine introduce me to this place called Restoran Tepi Sungai (Restaurant…

Revisit: Batu Arang

It has been quite a few weeks since I wrote anything on my blog. I have been occupied with work and drawing. And now I guess I need to tell myself to write more so I am motivated to take pictures and also draw more. Whenever I write anything on my blog, I do feel…

Restaurant Review

Last Sunday I tried out a new restaurant in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. It’s called PaperFish. The main dish here is Poke bowl. They do portray themselves as a healthy food joint. Joining the new sets of hipsters cafe along the road – Grumpy Cyclist, Goodness Greens and Wood/Steel. From wiki – Poke /poʊˈkeɪ/ is…

Japan Trip 2017: Kanazawa Sushi Dinner at Sushi Maimon

I am skipping couple of days because I didn’t have the inspiration to look around for photos to post on the blog. Hehe. Anyway – this post is for the Day 3 in which was a Sunday and we just arrived to Kanazawa from Osaka. After checked in to the hotel, we scour through TripAdvisor…