Nice Winter in 2017

Long weekend. Perfect for staycation. DC is one of the world’s most popular tourist destination. But aside from the historic monuments and large museums, the neighborhoods are also worth checking out. I’m taking my new panasonic lumix LX10 out to do some local exploring. Designed by renowned architect, Morris Adjimi, this new condo draw ones attention […]

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Victoria’s Peak

This is part of my 2016 Hong Kong travel series. Nothing says you’ve really visited Hong Kong like seeing Victoria’s Peak.  The magnificent view from the top  encapsulates Hong Kong experience and  it was literally the highlight of my short visit. It probably would have been smarter if I visited at a cooler month than the […]

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Night Market Shopping in Temple Street

This is part of 2016 Hong Kong Travel series. Few weeks ago I posted about affordable delicious food in Hong Kong. I thought I’d share my shopping experience in an older but touristy of Yau Ma Tei (formerly known as Waterloo), more specifically the famous shopping area called Temple Street (or “miu gai” in Cantonese). […]

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Hong Kong Budget Traveling

This post is from my 2016 HK travel series It was my first time visiting Hong Kong!  In a way, it felt very surreal being there after years of watching Hong Kong dramas from childhood to teens. It was a place where I understood the language, pop culture and to some degrees, the local lifestyle. […]

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Traveling to Hong Kong During Summer, What to Prepare

It is sweltering hot in Hong Kong during the summer. The average temperature was around upper 90 degrees fahrenheit when I visited in July, but what made it arduous humidity. I literally started sweating just minutes after stepping out the air conditioned hotel. It is no wonder why pocket battery-operated fans sell by street vendors. Majority stores, restaurants and other […]

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Introduction to Huai Yang Cuisine

Weeks ago, I was introduced to Huai Yang cuisine by the American Chinese Culinary Federation (ACCF). The organization’s President, Gary Zhu, invited one of China’s most prominent chef and curator of the Huai Yang Heritage Museum, Gao Daiming, to Washington D.C. region.  Chef Gao was invited to teach aspiring young American culinary students and community leaders about Huai Yang cuisine. […]

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Cheapest Awesome Food in Hong Kong

This post is from my 2016 HK travel series If you love food and are not one to be  intimidated by hoards of pedestrian walking around you with zero personal spaces, then you should travel to Hong Kong. It is a must go for foodies looking for some unique affordable grubbing and was once a shopping mecca […]

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Movie Review: Teen Angsty “Our Times”

Our Times 我的少女时代 is a 2015 romantic comedy by  Director Frankie Chen.  It is directorial debut of Director Chen who previously directed Taiwan hit television romantic dramas, Fated to Love You and Prince Turns into Frog, At the Dolphin Bay, My MVP Valentine, Westside Story, Mr Fighting, Queen of No Marriage and Autumn’s Concerto. Her debut film  follows the current […]

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Vegetarian Bear Claw Tofu 熊掌豆腐

  Bear Claw Tofu 熊掌豆腐 is a Sichuan province dish. This dish has been re-invented in so many versions but generally the ingredients includes pork, meat broth and spicy fermented bean sauce called douban豆瓣.  It is given such a name because traditionally, the tofu is sliced after cook such that its shape resembles claws when cooked. A […]

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