Stranded in Vietnam: Part 2 – Passports Confiscated

“NO PHOTOS! NO PHOTOS!”, shouted a Vietnamese security in green communist uniform as I was pointing my mobile phone to take some pictures of a JetStar plane flight 3K 395, which was surrounded by fire engines in red flashing lights. The fire crew were inspecting the engine for potential fire. “OK”, I thought, “I’d better not take any…

Stranded in Vietnam: Part 1 – Emergency Landing

“Fasten your seat belts now! Put your seats upright”. These were the words shouted by the cabin crew as they made their way down the aisle. Sounded stressed, these exact words woke many of the passengers up, including Hayley and myself, on the JetStar flight 3K 395 from Singapore to Hong Kong. Feeling confused, I…

Afternoon Fika at FINDS

Earlier this month, Hayley treated me to an afternoon fika in a Scandinavian cafe called FINDS in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. I was told  the name stands for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.  Fika is a Swedish word that means going for a coffee in a social setting. These days, you can have…

The Air-Con’s Prayer

Summer is around the corner and Hong Kong is getting hotter. Its humidity is high so the weather is getting unbearable. However, our air conditioner wasn’t working properly. Thank God the landlord fixed it for us and we can now enjoy some cool air at home.

Exploring the Borderland of Hong Kong

On one January weekend, Hayley and I decided to have a date. There was no gourmet food in a fancy restaurant, no romantic films in a cinema. Instead we headed up to Sha Tau Kok – the most northern part of Hong Kong, and right at the border to China – for a hike and a lovely picnic.

Anti-terror and hostage workshop – seriously?

Yes, this was the reaction from people whom we told that we were going to the ‘Anti-terror and Hostage Workshop’ on one January Sunday. Understandably, it seemed really random as a conversation starter to most people and it was most likely to be a conversation stopper with a state of confusion on their faces until you…

[Video & Photo Blog] Exploring Cheung Chau Island with a Twist

When people talk about visiting the Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong, people generally think about visiting Pak Tai Temple, having some local street food, dropping in at a pub and chilling out on a beach. As I was with a bunch of “hardcore” hiking friends, we did things differently and decided to do something chill out…

[Photo Blog] Düsseldorf Christmas Market

Over the Christmas holiday, Hayley and I headed back to the UK to see the family. On the way to the UK, we had a 8 hour layout in Düsseldorf and we decided to visit the famous German Christmas market and to soak up some festivities before heading off to the UK. So, here was our…

Christmas holiday with the horses

Hayley and I went home over the Christmas to spend time with the family. It was nice to catch up with people and join in the festivity. Before we headed off, we stocked with with winter long johns from an Uniqlo shop, thinking that it would be very cold. Surprisingly, it was one of the…

Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award Nomination

So, recently, I have been nominated as an honorary sister of the Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award. I would like to thank Betty at the Betty has a Panda blog for this nomination. I would not in a million years to have even thought of receiving this award for I assume this award is exclusively…