Camping: third time’s the charm


The first two times I went camping wasn't all that great. I might have been too young or too citified to enjoy it. But I was determined to give it another go and I am so glad I did. This time G and I spent two days and two nights at Nickerson State … [Continue reading]

Yardbird Hong Kong


*This is a guest post written by my husband, G. As much as I enjoyed Yardbird, G liked it even more. Therefore, it is only fitting to have him write this review. We first ate at Yardbird for my 31st birthday dinner. As I bit into the last of … [Continue reading]

Costa Rica: A Thrill Seeker’s Paradise


I got more thrills than I was looking for on the last day of our vacation with my then-boyfriend-now-husband, G. I lost control of our ATV and rammed us into a barbed wire fence. Amazingly G was not hurt at all. But I ended up injuring my left … [Continue reading]

Daisy May’s BBQ USA


My husband, G loves this place. So much so that we came here a day after he had an operation to correct his deviated septum. It was a funny to watch him trying to dig into the ribs with his nose covered up in bandages. I would post a picture but I … [Continue reading]

Fraiser: My Favorite TV Series of All Time


Growing up in an immigrant household, I did not have many chances at watching American TV. My parents hid the remote when they were not home to force me to concentrate on my homework. And when they did watch TV, it would always be Chinese/Korean … [Continue reading]

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap: A Must Have


It was not until my husband and I moved to Hong Kong that my skin grew extremely sensitive to all types of body washes. I had used Dove, Neutrogena, and the like with no problems for most of my life with no problems. Within the first month of living … [Continue reading]

Grand Sichuan Eastern Midtown East


The best dish at Grand Sichuan Eastern is a dish named "mouth watering chicken." It is freshly poached deboned chicken smothered in a spicy, peanuty sauce that is out of this world. This is the standard that I measure all "mouth watering chickens" … [Continue reading]

IZZE: The Tastiest Sparkling Juice Out There


From my first sip of IZZE sparkling grapefruit, I was hooked. And then I read the ingredient list and was even more impressed. It really was almost too good to be true. However the only place that sold it was Chipotle. At $3 a bottle it was getting … [Continue reading]

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong


One of the things that is a must do when visiting Hong Kong is afternoon tea. With some many hotels/restaurants/pastry shops all offering their each individual take on afternoon tea, it is a tough decision to make. During Cindy & Wenting's (my … [Continue reading]

Ayada Thai


There are many Thai restaurants in NYC that are pretty tasty. What differentiates Ayada Thai from the rest is their fried whole red snappers. Ayada's fried whole fish are just as good as the ones I have had in Bangkok. … [Continue reading]