Posts Tagged ‘explore’

Date like a teenager

October 2, 2012 1 comment

I remember “boyfriends” in high school. Back in those days, everything was such a big deal. My best friend would look me straight in the eye and ask me “Have you guys HH yet?” “No, of course not!” I replied.

It means hold hands.

My best friend and I would gossip and laugh about it for hours on end. The one time this guy tried to hold her hand in the movies but got too scared and didn’t do it in the end. Or the time where I had to hide my HH under the school bag, because we didn’t want anyone else to see.

My best friend and Itell each other all the juicy details of our relationships over our overnight letters, which must be given to each other as soon as we meet at school before roll call in the morning. This is so that we would have a chance to reply in the first class and exchange letters again during recess. If she was having issues or bottled up emotions, I would tell her “It’s time to have a D&M with him.”

It means Deep & Meaningful.

How we thought we truly madly deeply loved the boy sitting across the classroom at the age of 15.

Imagine if we dated like a teenager now.

Passing notes on bits of ripped paper with encrypted messages.

Chatting on the phone on any and every topics til the sunrise for weeks on end.

Hand writing 30+ page letters – front and back.

Sitting at McDonalds without ordering to delay going home.

Watching TV together but physically a telephone call apart.

Taking the detour route to get to the bus stop.

Just innocent.

Just simple.

***Photo by journeyexplorer


Lake Tahoe – California / Nevada

June 19, 2012 1 comment

A variety of activities to enjoy what Lake Tahoe has to offer in spring/summer.

You can gamble on the Nevada side. Have a cheap and nasty meal from a casino restaurant.

You can take a casual bike ride around the forest trail. Take an extra long lunch by the beach front. Read a book on a deck chair.

Simply take in the views of the lake.


***Photos by journeyexplorer

Around the World #23 – Santa Cruz, California

On a glorious Friday afternoon, it seemed like the whole town was on the beach broadway having the time of their life without a worry in the world. It made me wonder what life would be like in sunshine state of California and maybe the economy isn’t as bad as it had been portrayed. There were queues for rides. Laughter can be heard throughout. Teenagers and families were enjoying themselves as if there was no tomorrow.

P.S: Try the Dole pineapple soft serve or float…yummy!

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Trial and Error

March 21, 2012 2 comments

NSA – no strings attached.

FWB – Friends with Benefits.

You see it in the personal classified section.

You see it in movie titles.

You see it in people’s lives.

Or maybe you are a current participant.

So why do people do it?

Because they don’t want to be seen as clingy, emotional and possessive?

Because they are busy with a million and one things in life and it’s just convenient?

Because they are ABA– attached but available?

Because one night stands are just so last century?

Or simply because they have lost faith in relationships.

Of course in movies they all have happy endings and the end up discovering each other as ‘The One’. But in real life, it’s all about trial and error. You don’t want to miss the opportunity that it might eventuate into something fruitful so you give it a go. But then when bad times come or things don’t work out, NEXT!!!

So how many errors do we have to go through to get things right?!?!

Everything London #23 – Cafe Japan, Golders Green

February 18, 2012 3 comments

A small cosy restaurant with open kitchen with legendary the most freshest sashimi in London at very reasonable price. I went back for the first time after 3 years and things are never as good as before or as you remember them. I suppose there are the dangers of getting fresh fish from Japan now because of all the radiation after math. Prices have maintained but I think sushi portions have become smaller. It was still a good night out with good food and even better hot sake which just warms you up from the inside. Never mind since I’m off to Japan next week for 10 days then I can taste more local cuisine. Yay! Can’t wait!

This place always require booking so remember to call in advance. But if you did turn up and there are no seats, at least get takeaway. Please remember they are closed Mondays.

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Everything London #24 – Cote, London Bridge

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Cote is a French inspired restaurant with lovely candle lit atmosphere with a river side view which can be great for a date or with a group of friends. Their friendly staff gives you a choice of seats and always bring to your attention their ‘complimentary filtered water’.

I love their awesome valued early dinner set menu but with just as good quality food. Plus they constantly refresh this menu so you can go back without getting bored. I have been here four times and had something different each time – below is salmon fishcakes and slow cooked chicken leg. Their food has been more than satisfactory every time, made with attention and creativity – everything from their sauces to presentation on the plate is very thoughtful.

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LoVe with a Passion

February 14, 2012 3 comments

I’m in LoVe!!! With France.

This time around it’s Chamonix Mt Blanc – this little town provides has so much taste. Main street lined with shops and buildings of different structure.

Accommodation: UCPA – highly recommended. Good social atmosphere, friendly staff, good access to chair lifts and buses, nice food, lovely environment and very reasonable price.

Good weather, slightly icy grounds on the slopes but this view just makes up for it all.

***Photo by journeyexplorer

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