Eat - Cantonese Dim Sum!

One of what i was so excited about visiting HK is of course.. (drum rolls).. DIM SUM!
And everywhere here dim sum taste reaaaallly goooood. 
I enjoy it much, atmosphere of people just hanging out with loud voices, good food and chinese tea.
When we just got there we picked one place at a market next to Hopewell building in Wancai. 
And came again on our last day just before we are going to fly back. 

Sorry about these blurry phone pictures. my arms were trembling by the yummyness.


Trip - The Hong's

Hong Kong is probably one of my favorite places that i've ever been. 
I enjoy to feel how the city is so organised but very asian freestyling at the same time. 
 I was so happy to be there again even just for a weekend. But this time with my boyfriend!
And more, to visit my old best buddy and his family, the Hongs. 
They even let us stay at their place during the weekend to hang out with them!

Central. ticked.


Eat - Korean Yumyum

Catching up my Korea posts. But this one might be my favorite.


Trip - Nami Island

Have you watched korean classic drama "Winter Sonata"? Neither do i.
But this island is mostly all about it. 
And interesting art installations too :)


Eat - Poo-shaped Pancake

No, seriously. 

When we were walking in the middle of Seoul, my friend suddenly handed this bag to me. 



Trip - Around Seoul

Day 3 we left early and went back to Insadong before it got too crowded. Then visited Bukchon village, then i can't remember anymore because we walked so much and got lost so many times.
Still enjoyed every freezing second of it. 


Trip - Insadong

Went to central area of Seoul. Even more cute stuff. Hop hop shop and ate really tasty food too.
Happiness overload!!


Eat - Dakgalbi Reunion and Hello Kitty Cafe

Arrived very early in Seoul. Check in to a very nice homestay in the heart of Seoul, studio41st. This place is very recommended. Managers and staffs are so friendly, they care about what we need, and they have everything in the studio room. From internet, tv, to stove, washing machine and fridge. Its very clean and comfortable too!

Departing from 32 C and arriving at 0 C was really something. at lunch time we settled, my ex flatmates was already waiting for us. And after 7 years we didnt see each other at all, we felt nothing change. And they remember well my favorite korean food, dakgalbi, they took me straight to have a dakgalbi lunch :)


Eat - Blu d'Amare

Blu d'Amare Trattoria & Resort is one good place to stay. Their bungalows are comfort and nothing to complain about, staffs are friendly and smiling all the time, but what i'm gonna tell here is what makes this place is so special .. (drum rolls) DAMN GOOD FOOD!

I have taste the best bruschetta i ever had. Home-made pasta, fresh caught seafood, and tasty organic breakfast compliment in the morning.


Trip - Breaking a tradition

Happy New Year! 

Last two new years ive had same new year routine that i did with the boyfriend. 
We drove over a hill and watch live fireworks of three cities. 

This new year, well there was a sudden break plan from a best friend of mine. He needed me to plan for a year end holiday with him. This seemed impossible because boyfriend couldn't come along as he had works to do. 
And i thought this holiday plan could not happen. 

But if you have a super mega kindest boyfriend in the world like mine, that kind of thing could happen. 

So i took my friends to Lombok's gilis, the place i always come back to. 
These are some pictures from the trip.


Grow - Capsicum annuum

So it's common for Asian people to like hot spicy taste.
And it's common for Asian to have chili peppers on their backyard.
We also like to eat it with everything. Anything. savory, salty, bitter, even sweet stuff.

That's exactly why we grow it on our backyard. This is called bird's eye chili peppers. We don't eat chili that is less spicy than this. The explosions of this little things, makes tabasco taste just like strawberry jam haha.

Hot things are addictive. It's more than addiction, it's a basic need! 
Food, shelter, clothing,.. and chili peppers!!


Trip - Someone went somewhere...

So boyfriend went on a holiday with his cousins to Japan. 
Took my camera, but he had to leave me behind. (It's okay, it's okay)

This is what i told him : Take a picture of everything you eat.
 I know you dont like to eat that much, but just do it for me, please? 

He came back and got me so many little sweet snacks. 

And the pictures i asked. At the end of the trip tho, he got carried away taking pictures of motorbikes and forgot about this. Or he probably didn't eat. That's a possibility. I still consider him as a good photographer.

Anyway, i'm sharing the pictures so when you look at them you will feel what i feel. 

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