Weekend Recap + YouTube Algorithms

Man, YouTube algorithms are just getting better and better. It’s uncanny how accurate they are when suggesting tracks that correspond with your musical preference, or what mollifying clip about the art of sushi pops up after a heated five minutes of Gordon Ramsay screaming “IT’s rAW!” I tested this out just now (when I procrastinate,…

Hoi An in 5 Lewkz

In 2015 I swore to myself that I’d never use the word “lewkz” for its teenage-powered, angsty misspelling, and now here I am, two years older and none the wiser. Anyway, here’s to Vietnamese food, all the fun and cool and helpful and not helpful but intriguing people we met, the scenery, and the time…

Sai Wan

  This year on Christmas Eve, my parents decided it was about time to hike out to our favourite beach at Sai Wan. When the tide is high, the water comes in an inch deep. It easily covers the fine sand, rippling and eddying languorously across your feet if you stand there for a while….

Hội An and an awesome dessert: chè chuối

Last week my family and I visited the beautiful area of Hoi An, just on the coast of central Vietnam. Although over the years, the place has become a tourist hotspot populated with spas and resorts, the ancient town is still quaintly beautiful, although Chinese-ified more than it was twenty years ago (according to my…

Kew Gardens

Here are some photos I took no more than two weeks ago. It feels like something from a passing dream – I’ve dug myself into the mud and hit a treasure box of IB and university deadlines. I’m also slightly panicking about the disappearance of my childhood!! Oh well, I’ve got to start paying rent…

L is for LonDON LookBOOK

Here are some outfits for school. …but because my school has a “rigorously monitored” (as they like to say) uniform policy, so instead I wore them to my styling and making course this summer at Central!! Saint!!! Martins!!!! in King’s Cross London. I’ll be posting a review of my experience later, so stay tuned and…

A Tourist’s Real Account: Thievery at Paddington Station

This is an account of what really happened to us a week ago, and we’d firstly like to thank the British Transport Police at Paddington for their compassion and commendable effort in helping a panicking family on holiday! In the morning, my parents and I were sitting in the Lawn at Paddington Station eating breakfast…

My First Time in a Hong Kong Pawnshop

Yesterday I went into a pawnshop. Not to actually swap anything off for money, but since I’ve seen so many around Hong Kong and never went inside my grandma, mom, and I went inside to take a look. The shop that we went to was on the corner of Yu Chau Street in Sham Shui…

King Midas’ ice cream

Last October we visited Kanazawa, and one of the things that I wanted to do before we left was eat their gold-leaf soft-serve ice cream! Partly for the hell of it, but also because WHAT DOES GOLD TASTE LIKE? was the predominate question upon my mind. Although I failed to accomplish my mission last year…

Nagoya – Gifu – Toyama – Tateyama – Kanazawa lookbook  4/2017

We took a 5-day tour from the 12-16th April through Japan. Our driver was Telada-san and he had more stamina than the rest of us. The bus began at Nagoya and travelled through Seki, Gifu, Nanao, Tateyama, Toyama, Takaoka, Kanazawa, Shirakawa, and Hida. The weather was cold but perfect! The cherry blossoms had opened in…

vlog : Åland, Pure, family and Cantonese cuisine

What I did this Saturday (sorry, I realized that the date is wrong). We went to Causeway Bay for Cantonese dim sum and tea (known as 喝茶 “yum cha”) at Lee Theatre, then we shopped at a Korean store called Åland and did fitness at Pure. Then my grandma called, so we went to Tseung…

vlog: Mid-Levels, Bun Xuong Nuong & M&S Food

Last Sunday my mom and I went to the Mid-Levels, located in Central District in Hong Kong to spend my first fully relaxing weekend in weeks. On Saturday, I thought it was the end of the weekend because I’m so used to having 1-day weekends! The Mid-Levels is most well-known for the escalator. There is…