Nakamise-dori, the Skytree and Sumida River

Nakamise shopping street is THE place for souvenirs. The street is located in Asakusa, and the entrance to Nakamise-dori is marked by a large gate (known as Kaminarimon) with a well-decorated bell on top. Past the gate are rows and rows of tiny shops and stalls that sell everything from Japanese souvenirs to ice cream…

Weekly photo challenge: Treasure

Things we treasure are not necessarily materialistic. Sure, I treasure my car (everyone’s first car is like their little baby, and my cherry red darling is no different), my job (I’m lucky to be where I am now) and my engineering degree (I worked really really hard for it). But today I hope to put…

Tokyo travels: the initial stages

2013 was a busy year. So much was happening that when one day in March, when I randomly scrolled through my firm’s calendar for August and saw three days of public holidays in a row, I told myself ‘that’s it. Holiday. Book. Now.’ A quick scan of Air Asia told me what I needed to…

Weekly photo challenge: Selfie

What’s a selfie exactly? A photo of yourself, that much can be gleaned from the the word itself. But who takes the photo? If you act as a model for a photographer, does it count as a selfie? Or do you have to control the camera yet be in front of the lens at the…

Exploring the Borneo Islands: Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah’s largest city and also it’s capital, is just a two-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, and is easily accessible by several low-cost airlines like AirAsia, FireFly and Malindo Air. If you’re like me and need variety to hold off the boredom, then this is the place to visit, as you can combine different…