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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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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EATONVILLE

In DC,  this past weekend  was a celebration of  a brand of music known for strong bass and percussion – Funk Parade.   Parliament, James Brown,  EWF and many others musicians all played funk music. People born and raised around the 60’s or 70’s grew up in the most popular days of funk music.    A […]

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OH!TAISHO

I love the vibe on St. Marks neighborhood at night. The block is a little Japantown on the east side of New York City.  My friend Mable introduced this hot spot and the Oh! Taisho restaurant  to me years ago and since then, I’ve always try to make sure I come back whenever I’m in […]

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KOGIYA ANNANDALE VA

One of the nicest things about living in the Washington DC metro area is its diversity. There’s ethnic enclaves in different pockets of the surrounding area much like New York City. Annandale VA is the Koreatown in the area, located in Annandale city in Northern Virginia about 14 miles from DC. We love this area […]

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