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Category Archives: Culture & Celebrations

The Colorful Vivid Sydney

The Colorful Vivid Sydney
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For someone who’s easily attracted to everything shiny, Himawari style, it was a no brainer to go and see the Vivid Sydney. It has been kinda like a pilgrimage, a glittery pilgrimage if I may, ever since I heard from Jik last year. And when we saw a group to deal for a Vivid Sydney cruise, we didn’t… Read More

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Beginner’s Guide to Tea Leaf Reading

Beginner’s Guide to Tea Leaf Reading
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“Take your time, now… then tell me what you see within it…” – Professor Sybill Trelawney. At the Melbourne Tea Festival, I attended the tea leaf reading workshop. I know.. I know, It was a bit unusual, even for the Feng-Shui-applying-Universe-private-messaging me. Seeing the future through tea leaf reading never caught my attention. But the scene from Harry… Read More

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Global Bloggers Meetup in Melbourne

Global Bloggers Meetup in Melbourne
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Happy Global Bloggers Day people! Click here to join Global Bloggers Meetup. Today is officially the second year since I self-declared International/Global Bloggers Day. I haven’t heard back from the International Day Committee in regards of making the day official, but it can also mean that they are not denying the existence of Global Bloggers Day.… Read More

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Batik Making in Yogyakarta

Batik Making in Yogyakarta
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Have you ever heard of Batik? No? But I bet you might have spotted one if you have ever flown with either Singapore Airlines or Garuda Indonesia. It’s the beautiful prints on the uniforms of the flight attendants. Batik is one of the symbols of Indonesia, the cultural pattern of the country. The word batik means a… Read More

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We Executed Random Act of Kindness on Valentine’s

We Executed Random Act of Kindness on Valentine’s
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Happy Valentine’s Day you guys! Okay, lay it out, what did you really do on Valentine’s? umhum.. umhumm.. Whatever it’s, I hope you had your version of fun and most importantly, were kind to yourself. I celebrated Valentine differently this year. There still was the traditional dinner (pasta) and drinks (copious amount of Moscato) tradition, but this… Read More

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Our First Chinese New Year in Singapore

Our First Chinese New Year in Singapore
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Last weekend we went to Singapore for a cousins gateway. Coincidentally, it was during Lunar/Chinese New Year. As you know, I am not one to skip any sort of celebration, so we declared it as CNY (Cousins New Year) vacay and planned to do it annually (next year it’s going to be Australia. Again.) I… Read More

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