Da Lat, Vietnam (Nov ’16)

We came to Da Lat for 3 days and it rained cats and dogs throughout the entire period we were there. The local said Da Lat rains 20 days in a month, and yes we experienced it now. However, the town was still amazing. It has been such a long time to blend in with…

Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam (Nov’16)

From HCMC, a bus ticket to Mui Ne costs 120k VND and it takes approximately 5 hours to reach. I recommend Phuong Nam bus (ticket office in Pham Ngu Lao street), double-decker sleeping coach with wifi. They have 2 early slots, 8am or 11am and the coach will pick you up at the opposite side…

Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam (Nov ’16)

My bestie and I decided to go for a “housewife adventure” kinda trip, leaving our husbands at home. In the occasion of my book launch, we came to HCMC for a brief period of three days to hold the event. It was awesome to have time for local dishes and to meet new friends. Day 1…

Manila, Philippines (Apr ’16)

I had a short business trip to Manila and the lovely weekend spent with my Filipino friends. Day 1 Checked-in to New World Makati with an upgrade to Deluxe suite (paronamic city view) and Business lounge was the best way to start the trip. Very delighted with the service provided by the hotel. Went for a…

Bangkok, Thailand (Jan ’16)

I had the chance to visit Bangkok again for a Business trip and the weekend was for leisure. Day 1 – Arrived and I was super satisfied with the hospitality and excellent service of Renaissance hotel. Auto became Marriot member wahaha. – First check, Purr cat cafe at Sumkhuvit soi 53! I was so lucky…

Shanghai, China (Dragon boat festival), Sep ’15

Day 1 – Arrival After my adventure through Nanjing-Suzhou and Hangzhou, I took a train to Shanghai to meet my dragon boat teammates. This was the main reason for me to be in China – Dragon boat Festival. They flew in from different airlines, flights but we managed to be at Pudong airport by 7am…

China (Nanjing-Suzhou-Hangzhou) – Sep ’15

I did not prepare well for this trip. I was in HCMC for 5 days for a business conference and catching up with friends. The Sunday I got back, I was sick and on MC for 2 days. I only managed to do some google search and printed out a list of places in each…

Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam – Sep ’15

I came to HCMC for a business conference and I decided to extend my stay for 2 days in order to catch-up with some old friends. I took Singapore Airlines (sponsored, if not I would definitely just take a budget airline). Day 1 I stayed in Sheraton Hotel (again, sponsored during the conference period). I…

Penang, Malaysia – May ’15

Day 1 – Disaster We decided to take a weekend short getaway to Penang, Malaysia, a food paradise. From Golden Mile complex, we bought a one-way coach ticket directly to Penang bus terminal and the trip supposed to take 8 hours overnight (10pm to 6am). Due to high volume travel and last minute decision, we…

Hanoi, Vietnam – “Tet” Feb ’15

Day (-2) – Preparation It has been 6 years since I last came home for Tet (Vietnamese word for Lunar/ Chinese New Year). So we were super excited to come back during this festive session of the year. My dad always buys a gigantic cherry blossom branch to decorate the living room. This year was…

Danang, Vietnam – Summer ’14

Danang is one of the major port cities in Vietnam (in addition to Ho Chi Minh City and Haiphong) and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam; the city is situated on the coast of the Eastern Sea, at the opening end of the Han River. Danang beach is one of the best in…

Bangkok, Thailand – Jan ’14

Day 1 I came to Bangkok in Jan ’14 during the worst Thailand crisis whereby thousands of protesters launched Bangkok “shutdown”. I stayed at Shadi Home, a decent hotel near the busiest Bangkok central business  district. It was just a stone throw away from Bayoke sky bar and main shopping malls (Siam area). It was…