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The 2015 Nutshell

I started 2015 wrong, plain and simple. Erroneously and regretfully with the mindset that there was no way fifteen could beat the incredible journey of fourteen. In 2014, I saw things. Did things. Lived on another continent for six months, travelled to fifteen cities, interned …

Google, Chelsea Markets and Random Touristing

Quick coffee and breakfast stop at Eataly before we make our way to the meatpacking district where the Chelsea Markets are. They say that American coffee tastes like dirt-coloured drain water. But the Italians that I have met in my life (Hello Gieki and Dre) …

Izakaya MEW

Murakami Bingo by Grant Snider isn’t a real game, although I suppose you could play it at a binge-reading slumber party if that’s your thing (it’s my thing). It’s a visual depiction of the most common Murakami-esque plot devices that litter throughout most of his novels, …

Getting Sorted in New York

Apologies for the absence. I had no intention of taking a hiatus from blogging but my New York and Hong Kong trips left me quite on the verge of exhaustion. So much that my first few days in Malaysia were a complete write-off, it felt …

Ode to New York City

Shot from atop Google New York Headquarters We walked about 110 km in our nine day summer fling with New York City. It was perilous to our feet but I love walking. It’s not something I did much of in Malaysia, where one car per person …

Le Bernardin

Hello from New York! I was hoping to update my blog sooner than this but this trip has been, to sum it up in one word, overwhelming. I’ve only ever known what living is like in a large city and have travelled to many of …