Shanghai – Part 2: Longhua temple and registering AirBnB stay

It has been more than a half year since my last post. Life has been hectic; this is a difficult time for all of us. Readers who are seeking for latest updates and happenings will be disappointed because this post is mostly about my experience visiting Shanghai two years ago. Having said that, it still … Continue reading Shanghai – Part 2: Longhua temple and registering AirBnB stay

Shanghai: Pearl of the Orient, Part One – Canton 8

Recently, I came across articles about the rise of racism and xenophobia against Asians because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By all means be vigilant and take necessary precautions, but don't let fear and hate dictate our actions. Diseases recognize neither race or nationalities, neither should we. The COVID-19 pandemic is a humanitarian crisis. All of … Continue reading Shanghai: Pearl of the Orient, Part One – Canton 8

Why Lune Croissanterie serves the ‘best croissant in the world’?

If you google 'the world's best croissant', you would notice almost all of the results point to a pastry shop in Fritzoy, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. That is, of course unless you are using Google Austria, the motherland of croissant (Sorry France). No, Lune Croissanterie didn't win any pastry competition on a global scale. … Continue reading Why Lune Croissanterie serves the ‘best croissant in the world’?

Embracing the light: black and white photography.

When I first started experimenting with black and white photography, it was to save photos with bad colours. Over time, I learned how to pay more attention to lighting contrast and take black and white photos natively from the camera instead of creating it in post editing. I embraced the light. It was photographers like … Continue reading Embracing the light: black and white photography.