• Selfie upon arriving at Narita train station in Japan.

    Singapore to Tokyo: 9-hour Layover in Bangkok, Teppanyaki Ten

    Okay so here’s the beginning of Ottie’s and my trip to Tokyo last month. We flew on Thai Airways, which provided an ample 20kg check-in luggage for free. However, Ottie brought up the idea of traveling light, and it’s a concept I’ve been willing to try for a while now, not least because of this particular incident the last time I visited Japan. 😂 I even got a head start practising light-packing on my recent trip to Perth! Granted, Perth was only four days long while this Tokyo trip was about eleven days… but bringing only carry-on luggage and a haversack got me seriously considering what was truly needed, and just how…


    Jucy Judy

    I was browsing through Zalora recently and stumbled upon Jucy Judy, an oddly-named Korean label that is often associated with ESL countries. Whether accidental or intentional, the name perfectly encompasses the quirky designs. I fell hard for those juicy embroidery and odd motifs! Eventually settled on a much tamer dress (with pockets of course), which I wore out for a lunch date with Ottie a while back. We even found a perfect wall to take some photos at: Oh look, it’s my favourite RGB colour combination again. :P Wearing Jucy Judy Love Floral Side Ruffle Dress Firmoo red glasses Mango shopper bag Japan red origami crane earrings Stance camouflage socks Timberland…


    Nara Park in Winter

    We bade fond farewells to the yummy city of Osaka the next morning by having a hearty breakfast at Za Meshi-ya (ザ めしや), a 24 hour restaurant specialising in Don. That raw egg in a bowl? You’re supposed to pour it over your rice and mix it in – we didn’t know what to do with it and clarified this with the waiter who mimed it for us while explaining in Japanese. Thank you kind sir! We also scored a cheesecake from Rikurou Ojisan no Mise! They weren’t even open for business yet, but the kind staff took one look at the three of us rolling around our luggages and obliged our…