[eating] Most updated Mississauga Asian food map

The holiday season is approaching and many are planning on a staycation in Niagara/shopping at the Premium Outlet or to cross the border for a shortcation; and my map to find good Asian eats on your way out from Niagara and the US back to Canada is out! I have included some of my recommendations…

[travelling] My first haircut experience in Seoul

I met Chaewon during my volunteering at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics games (I think I should write some blog posts to talk about this unique experience too!)  and here she brought me to a hair salon in Seoul for my first haircut experience in Korea! The hair salon is located near Hongdae area, and the…

[travelling] Red crabs by the East Coast in South Korea

During the months with R are considered “oyster months”, then surely Winter is definitely the seafood season you never want to miss.   During December to March is the harvest time of the crabs along the Northern Hemisphere like regions including Japan, Canada, Korea.  Meaty crabs like the King Crabs, Snow Crabs and a regional…

[travelling] A stroll down Gangneung Coffee Street

It was such a hassle to go to the East Sea before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.  Taking the bus from Seoul was the only way that can get you to most of the cities along the East coast of the country. But now, with the KTX taking you directly from Seoul to Gangneung, you can…

[travelling] Travel in style! An alternative to Lonely Planet and Fodor

Travelling is not just about flying to another country, rather an exploration of a new lifestyle. I found that there aren’t many English travel books out there, unlike in the Hong Kong book market, you will find varieties of new travel books release almost every month in the year.  As for the English printed books,…

[travelling] 6 tips on how to pack lite in style when you travel

Many airlines, not only budget airlines have tightened their check-in baggage allowance and makes it so much more difficult for us to pack, now here are some tips on how to pack lite but in style when you travel!   Packing lite doesn’t mean you have to travel like a backpacker, you can still pack…

[travelling] How to get the best deal when you buy electronics in Japan?

Japanese household electronics are still popular among many Asian tourists, and to satisfy the enormous oversea demand, many Japanese electronic brands have now introduce dual voltage small appliances, including hair dryers and other cosmetic used electronic goods like facial steamer and cleansing brush. In my trip to Japan this time, I was hoping there would…

[traveling] Where to get a good Asian treat near Port Authority in NYC?

If you’re catching a bus or walking nearby the Port Authority in NYC, you’ve got to check this place out. Just about 12 minutes walking distance away from Port Authority, Bibble & Sip is a small Asian inspired cafe that serves urban Japanese sweet treats like parfaits and cream puffs, they also have a variety…

[traveling] Shop smart for cheap JAL/ANA Japanese domestic flight deals

With the rising of cheap Asian flight deals in Toronto, more and more Torontonians are reaching out to Asia, especially to Japan.  Now that there are direct flights from Toronto to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.  I used to travel through Japan with my JR pass, but recently I’ve found great domestic flight deals like 7300…

unveiling the dual voltage 100-240V travel cooker

Every time I shop at grocery stores or meat stores in Asia I honestly wished I have a mini cooker that allows me to cook, so that I can buy the wagyu beef and make myself a shabu shabu in my room. And recently I’ve found the one on amazon.ca! This dual voltage travel cooker…