Thursday, June 25, 2015

Japan: What you can do in Osaka for a day

Hey fellow travelers,

As you know we spent 2 nights in Osaka at Hotel Taiyo at the end of my long long so called business trip. For more info on the places I went in this article and what passes I used, do refer to my Japan guide. You can also read about my whole day spent at Universal Studios on the day before this one.

Welcome to Osaka!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Japan: Evenings in Osaka

Dear loyal readers,

So let's continue from my previous post on Kobe. If you read my past entries on my Japan trip you would know I stayed at Itami temporarily and only went out when my husband comes back from work and during weekends. So in this post, I will share with you some evenings I spent at Osaka. It was a vibrant and lively city full of night activities. For full plan and details, read Where to go in Japan. I listed maps, budget, hotel etc.

Here's an evening scene at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori as we hunt for dinner.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Japan: An evening in Kobe

Dear readers,

After for so long I realized I did not complete my Japan trip blog. So far I've only shared about My Life in Itami and other topics like where to go, how to ride a train, Universal Studios and food. You can find more topics under Japan tag that might be useful for your future trip.

Anyway, on the second week of my stay in Japan hubby accompanied me to Kobe after work. If you have read the earliest entry in my Japan series I explained why I stayed in Japan for a few weeks but barely have time to go out. Itami is where I stayed temporarily so I don't overnight at the cities I visit except Osaka but my husband and I just travel to and fro on day trips. So glad that Itami is strategically located in the middle of everywhere. I would suggest visitors to spend about 3 days 2 nights at Kobe. You'll love it. Here are some of the photos to guide you through coz I'm lazy to do the typing...

Monday, June 22, 2015

Japan: My life in Itami

Hey there!

Sorry for the very belated update coz i was busy organizing and packing for other trips. Anyway, here's how my life was at Itami during late summer 2013. I stayed in this outskirt area due to hubby's business trip. That's a great thing being a wanderlust wife haha...

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Japan: Arrival at Kansai International Airport, Osaka


This entry will be about my experience at Kansai International Airport from arrival to departure. As for flight experience you might wanna check out Japan: Fly with Cathay Pacific or simply click on the Japan label on the right side.

After about 10 hours of traveling including transit hours we finally arrived.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Japan: Fly with Cathay Pacific

Hey peeps!

I have always loved flying. I love the experience and hospitality provided by the airline and crew and the thrill during take off. So here's a little bit about my experience with Cathay Pacific as it was my first time flying with this airline. Our destination was Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan and the purpose was for business trip. We transited at Hong Kong International Airport then a short layover at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan which was not expected. You can read about my Taiwan blog here. News has it that Cathay Pacific no longer operates flights to Penang from March 2014 onwards but will still maintain flights to and from Kuala Lumpur.

My simple ootd at Penang International Airport. Blazer was bought in Taipei, laced blouse from a local mall and skinny jeans from Bukit Kayu Hitam. Call me cheapo but I don't fancy designer stuffs.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Interview with BBM Live Travel Magazine

Hey there wanderlusters!

I'm so excited to share with you that I've been contacted by BBM Live, a travel guide magazine based in Australia. Big thanks to Hannah Shakir, BBM Live editor and Charlotte Mellor, BBM Live sub editor for getting in touch with me. It's my first time to be featured and I never felt so honored as a travel blogger.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cake

Type: Dessert
Category: Halal, Non-vegan

1/4 cup chocolate chip
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
few drops vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
2. Prepare double broiler then melt chocolate chips with butter until smooth.
3. Next add sugar and vanilla extract.
4. Remove mixture fro broiler and allow to cool then whisk in egg.
5. Mix in all purpose flour.
6. Coat ramekin with butter and pour the cake mixture.
7. Optional: I like to add a piece of chocolate into the middle of the batter.
8. Bake for 10 minutes at 200°C.
9. Serve by covering the ramekin with a plate and gently turning over.

Review: Wireless Mobilephone Monopod from TripHobo

Hey dearies,

I just received a wireless monopod for cellphone courtesy of TripHobo. Actually it was from a travel planning contest but I thought it would be interesting to write a review for all you tech savvy esp selfie lovers.

To charge, simply plug the white cable into an outlet on your laptop or you can use your cellphone charger. It might require frequent charging tho.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Fujifilm X-perience: Preview of X-T10

Dear readers,

Finally found time to blog again. This time I will share my experience on a Fujifilm event I attended last week. The event was held at Dataran Underground at Kuala Lumpur on 3rd June and Royale Bintang Hotel, Penang on 5th June. I attended the one in Penang from 2:30pm til 8:30pm. All these photos were taken with my trusty phone coz I didn't bring out my camera due to different brand.

Unveiling the Fujifilm X-T10.