The Big Move!

We have finally moved to London and starting our new lives in a new environment. Well, new for me, old for my husband. The plan of moving to London was decided mid-late last year. It was not an easy decision for me because London was never my first choice to go to and I don’t know if I can find a job easily or that I like. But I decided that if you don’t do it, you will never know!

The moving was difficult and unforseen circumstances kinda hindered our schedule. Nonetheless, life still goes on! In the midst of all that messiness, we rewarded ourselves with UKs greatest food! Steak, pies, chips and burgers! Yum!

I was looking forward to the cold weather and gloomy skies cause I had enough of hot and humid temperatures! I suppose I am considered the unlucky ones because London’s hottest summer arrived here at 35-40 degrees. It is the hottest summer since 30 years ago in UK.

Shortly after I moved to the UK, my bestie of 20 years moved to London as well. Great minds think alike?

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I am starting to get use to the weather, food and way of living. People here are more receptive to politeness and get things done the right way. I do miss my nasi lemaks, curry laksa and all that Asian food but most of them I can cook on my own.

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There is still so much to do in London and we haven’t gotten half of it set up yet. More to share soon here!

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Cambodia, Siem Reap

After we got back from London, we decided to celebrate our Anniversary in Siem Reap, Cambodia (also cause it was cheaper) lol


The very very very huge Angkor Wat temples

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The temple tree

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More temple trees

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The piggies that roam freely around the temple home grounds

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We stayed in a town near the Angkor Wat temples. The hotel was really old and creepy. Kinda like a scary 1950’s mansion.

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We roamed around Pub Street and the Night Markets. Tuk tuks cost USD$2 per ride. Convenient and efficient. Unlike Malaysia lol.

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The Street Market.

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They’ve got great ice cream and yoghurt desserts

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Love the khmer food. You can’t find these kinda food anywhere in the world. They are so underrated..

Spicy Khmer Soup

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Raw Greens

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Salted Fish Minced Pork

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Roasted Aubergine and Blanched Morning Glory

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Stir fry Chilly cockles

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Stir Fry Green Pepper Squid

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Lucky Burger (Khmer Fast Food) Roasted Drummets

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Khmer Tom Yum

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Pork Vege

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Amok Pork

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We celebrated our anniversary dinner at The Khmer Touch Cuisine! Yums!

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Spring Rolls

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Pork Sour Soup

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Lok Lak (beef)

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Stir Fry Kale

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On the second day, we decided to go for french food since Cambodia was heavily influenced by the French; we were expecting for some good ol’ cuisine française . The french restaurant we chose is called La Cabane La Cuisine des Filles (next to a Buddhist temple in town)

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Sausages and salad (can’t remember the name lol) Not great!

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Pork Chops (not too bad! slightly raw)

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Last but not least… a picture of us in front of Angkor Wat!

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London!

After waiting for so long for this trip, I finally get to go to London for 10 days. Yay!

The first day we landed *jetlagged*

We had BBQ Pork Ribs in the hotel.

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The next day for breakfast…

We had a British breakfast buffet for only 8.99 pounds per pax. Cheap!

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A must visit to Big Ben!

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Buckingham Palace

Oh boy! Flooding with tourists but no queen to see.

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Gloomy

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Look at the all tourists!

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Watching them standing… lol

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@ Westminister

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At Ness Beach

I am looking for Bilbo from the Hobbit

Waterloo Station

British soups are so tasty

At the London bridge

Visited the British Musuem

The Church by Westminister

SoHo London

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none

Carnaby Street.

I think this was in Covent Garden. They all look the same about now…

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Beef Lasagne and Smoked Salmon with Cheese

Somewhere in Okehampton. An old mansion turned into a cafe.

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They served delicious stilton broccoli soup, a BLT and raspberry cherry pie. yums.

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We headed towards South West of England, Ness Beach. Full of old people and beautiful scenic views.

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It may look gloomy and low tide but trust me.. it looks much better than this!

Smugglers tunnel

A small town in Exeter

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take a bow

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Mmmm.. steak, cheese, milk

Straw roof

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Along Ness Beach early in the morn

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So I had a lot to eat in the UK. Wanted to try all sorts of food. Gained a kilo and a half. Here’s what’s in my belly…

Pork Gammon

Rump Steak

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Beef Kidney pie

Caramel Toffee cake with tea

German sausages, mash, sauerkraut. these were amazing

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We had steak at Leicester Square. Pricey and it was not great either!

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French Onion Soup

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John Smith

Organic Tea!

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There is just a ton of pics to post but these were the best ones. I like the cold weather in London.. the architecture.. the morality and the food! The food is so cheap in London. You can never go hungry! Can’t wait to go back for a second visit already!

Taiwan!

After so many years, we finally did a proper family trip to Taiwan; not my first choice but I’ll have the last say in the family 😦

The first thing you have to visit in Taiwan are the street food vendors lol

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The famous fruit candy on a stick

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Peanuts shavings and ice cream in a wrap

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Trying to get everyone in the shot is a complete nightmare

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It is a must to visit the temple. It’s a Chinese thing to do lol.

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The next day, we went to Jiufen (rural suburbs)

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I was worried my mom was not able to make it up the stairs lol

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We manage to reach the top and there were tons of people. No fun.

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The view, however, was quite amazing.

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And then.. on to more food. Without food, the Chinese will die of a teeny weeny bit of hunger.

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some pastry food

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honey sweets

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fishball

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sausages

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bitter gourd juice

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grilled snails

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Tour Day!

We went to see Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Palace.

I manage to take a ‘wefie’ with the family. It was not easy because the stick didn’t get far enough but I have long hands and yelling everyone to not move was like yelling at lil kids. Then we realized we were actually standing at the back of the palace and it was on construction at the same time. LOL. wasted effort!

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Meet the waxy general

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A quickie. lol

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Are you ready for more foodie shots? Here we go…

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It was quite scary to see the amount of food being sold on the streets like it was worth nothing. Some looked too scary to eat while the others didn’t looked too tasty but I was quite disappointed that the food didn’t taste as good as the ones I had in Malaysia. Weird enough, I prefer Shinlin in Malaysia. Won’t be back to Taiwan for second rounds. Not my cuppa tea.

Krabi

It’s Krabi time!

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The Breakfast was so yummeh!

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At the Phranang Island. Beautiful caves and crystal clear water.

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Phranang is also known as the Penis Cave. If you want to get pregnant, pray to the penis lol

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You can’t go wrong with thai tom yum

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Delicious mango salad.

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Beef & Pea stew

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Minced pork

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And more food..

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My Robin snorkelling

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The beach side walk

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And my friend snoozing in our hotel room

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Loved everything about Krabi. Unfortunately, the trip ended with me having severe food poisoning. I spent my last day in the toilet pooing and vomiting at the same time. It was really awful. I was afraid that I wouldn’t make it to my flight and had to go to the hospital. But somehow I manage to fly back to KL feeling really sick. I thought back about the foods I ate and I am pointing my finger at the cold mango slushie I had. DO NOT BUY ICED DRINKS from any street vendors. Lesson learnt!

Langkawi

I have not been to Langkawi in years. My last visit was probably 20 years ago! I don’t remember much of the lil island but everything seem new to me.

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A sexy shot of my bf hairy legs

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pretend shot fishing

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i must own a yacht one day

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At Langkawi Skybridge. I did not cross the bridge because I was so scared of heights. This was a shot nearer to the safe post. lol.

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boyfriend crossed the bridge and left me behind. so mean.

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I was never afraid of heights but this experience suddenly triggered Acrophobia and I’ve been since afraid of minimal unenclosed heights. *sucks*

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We had amazing Mexican food in Langkawi. no joke.

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It was a great trip to Langkawi and a must visit if you want a quick short getaway! Booze is duty free, cheap chocolates, quiet scene and an affordable vacay; what more can you ask for!

Beijing

Ah finally, put up photos of Beijing from Dec 2015. Went during the winter season. Love the food and views but hate the morality.

Chairman Mao. So much security over a dead fellar…
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The Temple of Heavens
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Looky at the freezing ground! It was so damn cold and windy I almost flew away… 😦
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The back view of the Forbidden City. Look at the frozen river! You can skate onnit!
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The Great Wall of China…with my hunny 🙂
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Stayed in a hutong house in Beijing.
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Handmade Animal Candy
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And the never ending foodie posts… food is so good lah!
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Some twisty bread thing

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Chinese pancake wrap

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Spicy Pork

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Spicy Lamb

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Spicy Fish

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Spicy Soup. Chinese love their spiciness during Winter.

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My China trip was quite interesting. Surrounded by people who looks like me; I still feel foreign in the land where my granny once lived. However, I enjoyed my journey and learnt a lot of Chinese culture that I never attained. I’ll definitely come back to China again.