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  • Seaworld San Diego, California
    on Feb 17, 2010 in California
    Following San Diego - Part I, here is the famous killer whale in Seaworld, San Diego.
  • San Diego, California
    on Jan 11, 2010 in California
    For some reason, San Diego just did not attracted me that much. We took a short road trip from Bay Area, California to San Diego, California. And really, San Diego Seaworld has been over-hyped! The rides were so-so and the shows were ok. We made it f...
  • Carlsberg Wish in a Bottle
    on Nov 30, 2009
    Anybody thinking about Carlsberg will associate it with Probably the Best Beer in the World. This year, Carlsberg is also going to realize Probably the Best Wish in the World. And to fulfill this wish at Celebrate 2010, Carsberg will make one of Mike...
  • Desserts in Taiwan
    on Oct 17, 2009 in Taiwan
    Grass Jelly, Taro Balls, Taro Ice Cream and Red Beans on shaved iceAsk me ONE thing about Taiwan at this moment, I would tell you it is the DESSERTS that I miss. In Taiwan, they call it 吃冰, literally meaning "to eat ice". A lot of their "shaved...
  • A gastronomic The Grand Mercure Roxy Wine and Dine affair
    on Oct 13, 2009
    The Grand Mercure Roxy Wine and Dine Gala Event will be held on 17 October 2009 at The Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel in Singapore. A ballroom of exquisite cuisine, fine wine and great company, what more could you ask for? The hotel's award-winning Chef Le...
  • Customer Service Standard in Singapore - time to UP it !
    on Sep 5, 2009
    Can I Help You? Are You Being Served? This blog comes at a right time when Singapore begins hosting a series of events such as Youth Olympic Games and when the Integrated Resorts open in 1-2 years time. It is really a time to review the services prof...
  • How to choose a web host
    on Sep 2, 2009
    An engineer by training, I am used to things in table-format. For this, the rating site on website hosting has won my heart. At a glance, I could clearly see the Top 10 Web Hosting Providers organized neatly by the provider, price, space, traffic and...
  • California Strawberries
    on Sep 2, 2009 in California
    Strawberry picking time! We headed for strawberry picking in the morning, at our favorite U-Pick at Swanton Berrry Farm. Bad news bestowed! The strawberry field was quarantined due to suspected moths (an agricultural pest!)! Heck! I thought only huma...
  • Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwood State Park.
    on Jun 24, 2009 in California
    It was no surprise where we were.No, we did not travel back to California to see the California redwoods. It was a short day trip during the week we were there.Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwood State Park.
  • Discounts on Accor Hotels - Accor Hotels City Super Sale
    on Jun 23, 2009
    What? The hotel rates in Christchurch, New Zealand are generally below US$80. Those with Accor Hotels City Super Sale tag by the side is going for less than US$60! It is surely a good deal. Since my last visit more than five years ago, I would really...
  • New consumer network - Acobay
    on Feb 13, 2009
    Have you owned a KitchenAid yet? In the new consumer network Acobay, you can start sharing ideas, thoughts, opinions about consumer products and guess what - there is a Home Appliances category, just for me!
  • Ukiah, California
    on Feb 13, 2009
    At Ukiah, CaliforniaThe vegetarian restaurant location within the temple.Enjoying a happy meal with friends :)This is a continuation from Trip to California 18-30 Dec 2008.Tag: vegetarian, ukiah...
  • Flooding in Taichung, Taiwan - Typhoon Kalmaegi
    on Jul 18, 2008
    Typhoon Kalmaegi hit Taiwan. To be more accurate, the tail end of this typhoon hit Taiwan and brought torrential rain to central and south Taiwan.We are right in Taichung City, central Taiwan and not spared. When I woke up this morning, I could not s...
  • Alisan Forest, Jiayi County, Taiwan
    on Jul 6, 2008 in Taiwan
    Some rules in Alisan Forest, TaiwanSignboards along our short hike in Alisan...
  • Tea enjoyment in Alishan Mountain, Ali Mountain, Taiwan
    on May 27, 2008 in Taiwan
    Chinese Tea + Preserved Plums/Fruits...may not be a traditional tea culture in Taiwan but it is definitely a tea culture that has evolved for some time now.喝茶配梅子, at Mount Alishan, TaiwanYou can find tea houses over Taiwan where it has beco...
  • Egg Tarts in Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taiwan
    on May 21, 2008 in Taiwan
    I'm not bluffing you! Your eyes are not bluffing you!A REAL family meal - chicken, and its "eggs" in the form of tartsPortuguese Egg Tarts from KFC! You think I'm gung-ho enough so free to smuggle Portuguese Egg Tarts from Macau into K
  • Value set-meals in Taiwan
    on May 14, 2008 in Taiwan
    Some restaurants/eateries offer lunch and dinner set-meal promotions during the weekend. Some do so during the weekdays (usually to boost the otherwise poor business); some do so everyday. It depends on the business strategy of the restaurant owners.
  • Hong Kong culture - dim sum and newspapers?
    on May 13, 2008 in Hong Kong
    The locals in Hong Kong enjoy flipping and reading the newspapers especially during dim-sum breakfast and (I guess) as long as they are not rushed over giving up their seats. Maybe that is the only time they can slow down and enjoy their food and tea...
  • Chinese take-out in Taiwan
    on May 9, 2008 in Taiwan
    Package that shows what's inside...Most of them deliver FREE (minimum order: 2 boxes) and cost ~NT70 (~USD 2.30 based on 9,May 2008 conversion rate) per person per set. Cheap ?In Taiwan, Chinese take-outs or more commonly known as 便當** (pronounce
  • Bison or bear jam - traffic situation in national parks
    on May 7, 2008 in Wyoming
    Wildlife, such as bison, use the roads often.Drivers who gaze around at the sights risk running into a "bear jam" where people have not pulled entirely off the road, or simply slowed to a crawl.We came across a bison jam. Can you see it?All car
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