Hong Kong Vaccination Lucky Draw Programs

As the city continues to combat and mitigate the spread of Covid 19, different companies and enterprises have started offering rewards and lucky draws for those who have been vaccinated.  This page is dedicated to showcase all the different schemes that are going on.

This page and website are not an endorsement nor a discouragement for vaccination; the choice for vaccination is embedded in multiple different factors for each individual, and as such each person should understand the benefits and risks prior to receiving vaccination.

Anyway, moving on to the good stuff:

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Things to Do In the Dubai Desert

When you visit the Dubai desert, you’ll understand why the Arabs feel such an intense devotion towards it. The seemingly seamless desert of Dubai with its red dunes is the true home of Arabs from around the world. By experiencing the desert, you too, get to share in this legacy. So get ready for your desert safari in Dubai, to explore the fascinating contrast of virgin blue skies with red sands and to ponder its mystical silence.  Listen to the strange susurration of the granules of sand as they move with the breeze. Let the magic seep in!

*this post was guest written by Neha from dubaiwikia.com

(if you’d like to do any of the activities below, visit RAYNA TOURS at https://www.raynatours.com/city-tours/tours-by-type/Desert-Safari-Tours-11694.aspx) Continue reading Things to Do In the Dubai Desert

Bespoke Fashion Design and Tailoring with June Woonamy

Tucked in the corner of Lok Ku Road and Upper Lascar Row, a street with antiques, vintage items, flowers, and a growing number of coffee cafés, June Woonamy’s whimsical shop has a mysterious charm that invites those who pass by to stumble upon its diverse collection of unique artisanal outfits.  I spoke with Brandice, founder and artistic direction of June Woonamy, and Luke on their background stories, their business, and their outlook and advice for fashion designers in Hong Kong. Continue reading Bespoke Fashion Design and Tailoring with June Woonamy

June Woonamy 定制時裝設計和裁縫

座落於樂古道與摩羅上街交界,與古董懷舊小物店、花店以及愈來愈多的咖啡店為鄰,這間令人稱奇的小店 June Woonamy有著神秘的魅力,令路過的人都不其然被他們一系列獨特、並由傳統匠人手工製作的服裝所吸引。透過這次訪問,我們可從Brandice,June Woonamy的創辦人及藝術總監,以及Luke了解更多有關品牌背後的故事、他們的生意、展望以及對香港時裝設計師的忠告。 Continue reading June Woonamy 定制時裝設計和裁縫

Start Up Advice Directory

I’m also into startups as well; something that’s deep inside of me, that entrepreneurial mindset, so well why not create another category for that.  This page is dedicated to websites for startup resources, tips, advices, useful tools pitch decks, etc.  When I talk about startups, usually I’m talking about things that can scale in size, not like small medium enterprises like a restaurant or a coffee cafe. Continue reading Start Up Advice Directory

Interesting Websites on Travel

Wow.  It’s been a loooong time since I posted.  Obvious reason being that I haven’t travelled this entire year, so really there’s been nothing to post about.  Even in the city, I’ve been staying at home mainly.

Anyway, I realised that sometimes I would encounter articles and posts about travel and hotels, so I wanted to keep a directory for you and for myself to keep a reference of.  Feel free to come here to find interesting articles and websites to entertain yourself whenever you’re feeling the need to be entertained. Continue reading Interesting Websites on Travel

Tai Nan Street 大南街 – the Taiwan of Hong Kong? Boutique shops, cafes, indie music, and more

I had zero intention of writing this blog post.  Even when I first stumbled across the street, the thought hadn’t crossed my mind.

After having lunch at the prominent and long established名寶石餐廳 Tiffany Restaurant, I had some spare time and wanted to head over to White Noise Records, since I was already at Prince Edward’s.  Google Maps suggested it was an 11 minute walk from where I was.

White Noise Records was one of the few record stores in Hong Kong that sold indie music, from vinyls to CDs to merchandises, featuring Japanese, American, Hong Kong local artists etc.  It used to be upstairs in an unassuming building, but apparently that’s all changed as it has relocated to Tai Nan Street.

Upon arriving to the area, a lot of boutique cafés, stores, leather shops, terrarium shops greeted me.  They stood out because of how its exterior look was far different from its adjacent shops, the newer ones being far more elegant and clean.  What used to be the “ugly duckling” was turning into a beautiful swan. Continue reading Tai Nan Street 大南街 – the Taiwan of Hong Kong? Boutique shops, cafes, indie music, and more

The Genius of Gaudi – Barcelona’s Architecture and Museums

I’ve already covered about Barcelona numerous times already, three times about its food in Barcelona, the City of Gastronomy, Getting Fat and Getting Smart in Barcelona, and What is Living Without Food? The Food in Barcelona.  And then another post for Barcelona Architectural Design and More for things to do and visit.  In fact, some of the stuff I will cover in this blog post is briefly mentioned in the Architectural Design blog post, such as the La Sagrada Familia and Picasso Museum.  But stick around for more photos and more info about these tourist attractions, plus a couple of other cool things like visiting some of Gaudi’s works and Barcelona’s esteemed museums, something I didn’t get to do due to restriction of time from my other Barcelona visits.

And for those of you who have read my previous blog posts, you will know that I am particularly fond of Barcelona.  The gradient skies of pink and blue, some surprising and impressive restaurants, and a modern and elegant feel of the environment, it’s one of those cities I love walking around.  That said, this time I really got to get a sense of Barcelona as a city, since I came this time not for work but really as a tourist.

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What Is Living Without Food? The Food in Barcelona

Seeing that I took a gazillion photos of Barcelona, I decided that I will split the visit to Barcelona into two parts.  This post will include all the things I’ve eaten in Barcelona, while the next post will contain everything else such as accommodation, transportation, and things to do.

I have touted Barcelona as one of my favorite cities to eat before, in both my old posts Barcelona, the City of Gastronomy and also Getting Fat and Getting Smart in Barcelona.  This time, I will admit I was less impressed and thrilled about the food in general, and I don’t think it is because of Barcelona food fatigue.  Who knows, maybe it’s because this time I’m here as a tourist rather than for work and appetites may change depending on the purpose of the visit.  In fact, one of the restaurants I went to before ended up being soso this time I visited, when last time I rated it as one of my favourite restaurants I’ve tasted in Barcelona. Continue reading What Is Living Without Food? The Food in Barcelona

Shrines and Limestones, Fukuoka and North

In my last post on One of the Best FOOD Trips Ever in FUKUOKA, I covered not only the places we went to eat and which ones I recommended, but I also covered the accommodation and transportation (car rental really) for our trip to Fukuoka, so you can just read that blog post for more info.  Or if you’re interested in visiting the southern side of Fukuoka, like Aso and Beppu, you can see my photos at Fukuoka, Aso, and Sea Hell in Beppu for some of the things I did (and ate, but the eating aspect was terrible because we joined a tour agency).

So let’s dig straight into the things to do in Fukuoka, which also included us going north and visiting places like Kitakyushu, Akiyoshidai, Yamaguchi, Nagato, and Hagi.  I’ll be writing in order of the things we’ve done.

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