Personal Finance

How I’m maximising cashback from credit cards in 2018

I have an obsession with cashback and I spend an obscene amount of time studying my spending habits and planning my spends by the different credit cards to see how I can get the most out of credit card benefits. Last year, I got back about $700 in cashback from credit cards alone. This year, …

Japan, Travel

14-day in Japan: #gram recap

I just came back from the most awesome trip to Japan (done over the Christmas and New Year break); it’s my third time there but probably my most enjoyable. I couldn’t stop posting all the interesting sights and experiences on Instagram so I thought what better way to recollect them than to gather the notable …

Japan, Travel

First trip to Japan: A 10-day itinerary

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A sample 10-day itinerary for first timers to Japan, covering Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. This post is a condensed version of my Japan trip in late Nov/early Dec and detailed posts will come soon. We did this 10-day Japan itinerary at a leisurely pace so you can definitely cover more grounds if you wish. The …

Taiwan, Travel

Taipei vegetarian food guide

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I went back to Taipei in August this year with my SO (he’s a lacto-ovo vegetarian) and went about trying a lot of vegetarian food. Taipei is extremely vegetarian-friendly so here’s a list of vegetarian-friendly food that we tried… Ximending Quan Zhen Vegetarian (全真素食) A small establishment tucked in one of the quieter streets in …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Ending off with Taipei creative parks on Day 10

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Finally doing the last post for my 2015 Taiwan trip…sorry to those who’ve been waiting…😔 Last full day in Taiwan for my first (semi) solo trip and while I was determined to make the best out of it, the struggle is real. So…I covered two museums/cultural parks, some food in Ximending and Shida night market, …

Japan, Travel

8 restaurants in Tokyo for vegetarians

Shinjuku Standing Sushi Bar Tokyo Japan

Vegetarianism is still a rather foreign concept in Japan; when I was there with my SO (he’s a lacto-ovo vegetarian), we found ourselves explaining to waiters very often that seafood and meat were not okay food choices for vegetarians. Fortunately, we managed to hunt down a couple of restaurants that were exclusively vegetarian/vegan or had …

Japan, Tips, Travel

First time to Japan: Quick Guide

Shinjuku Tokyo Japan

Just last November, I made my first trip to Japan (like, finally)! 💃 🎉 I was travelling with my aunt and sis and we were new to the country; like me, it was my sister’s first time to Japan while my aunt only visited Tokyo during a brief stopover. Planning the first trip to Japan could …