Postcards from Ubud

Last week, Yen and I embarked on a 5-day getaway to Bali for a much-needed break. We headed to Ubud, the cultural heart of the Hindu-majority island. The people are warm and friendly, not to mention there are rice fields aplenty! Located about an hour’s drive from the airport, I highly recommend visiting Ubud for […]

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Postcards from Chinatown, Bangkok

Ah, Bangkok! Cheryl, Saran and I spent 4 days (or was it 5?) in Chinatown to source for supplies for DIYKL (sign up for our workshops here!). No trip to Bangkok would be complete without a trip to Pratunam Market and Platinum Mall. Trendy and high-quality clothes for an average of 200 baht each at […]

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Tō-ji Temple Flea Market

No one does flea markets like the Japanese. We had a wonderful time at the Kitano Tenmangu shrine’s flea market the last time, and vowed to visit at least one whenever we’re in Japan. Gems such as vintage kimono, antiques, and delicious street food are always available at flea markets, and they aren’t available at […]

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Ghibli Museum Revisited

This marks my second visit to the Ghibli Museum. I absolutely enjoyed my first visit, so I made sure that my sister didn’t miss out on the Hogwarts-like museum. The museum is designed for self-exploration, and we couldn’t help but feel that we’ve been turned into children. Well, adult-sized children, anyway.

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