The Primal Force of Nature | When Volcanoes Awaken

The Primal Force of Nature | When Volcanoes Awaken

Volcanoes are Nature’s architects. In the aftermath of its destructive force lays the potential for a new creation. Continue reading The Primal Force of Nature | When Volcanoes Awaken

Kinokuniya | The Business Journey Behind Books

Kinokuniya | The Business Journey Behind Books

The Kinokuniya flagship store is located on Orchard Road–Singapore’s iconic shopping district. I’ve always found the entrance to the bookstore rather modest and inconspicuous. The moment I walk in, however, I am always spellbound by the impressive 33,000 sq. ft. space that houses an extensive collection of more than 400,000 titles from all over the world. Continue reading Kinokuniya | The Business Journey Behind Books

Day 2 in Paris: reminiscing Japan and Jerusalem

Day 2 in Paris: reminiscing Japan and Jerusalem

The tourists are everywhere. They seem to exist in a separate space to the locals. Paris is somewhat reminiscent of Tokyo: with the too many travellers who have no idea what they’re doing or where they’re going. Like the Japanese, the Parisians are also not fond of speaking English. In Tokyo, it’s relatively easy to differentiate a local from a foreigner. In Paris, not so much. I’ve already lost track of the number of people who’ve tried to strike up a conversation with me only to receive a raised eyebrow and an awkward smile. Continue reading Day 2 in Paris: reminiscing Japan and Jerusalem

The Great Tsukishima Marvellous Monjayaki Adventure

The Great Tsukishima Marvellous Monjayaki Adventure

You take the mini spatula and slowly slide a little bit over the hot plate till it’s brown and slightly crunchy. You have to do it a little at a time and very very slowly if you want to get the desired results – slightly burnt and crunchy baby food. The whole experience is pretty damn mendoksai troublesome. When I take my first bite, I like it. The flavours are fairly mild so we douse it with chilli flakes, seaweed and fish flakes. It takes us close to an hour to get through the first one.  Continue reading The Great Tsukishima Marvellous Monjayaki Adventure