Monsoon Rain & Wishing Tree

One funny thing about myself is wherever I travel, it always rain (even in South Africa!) but this time seems to be the most severe. During two days in Khon Kaen, it rained cats and dogs because of the monsoon, from the first minute at we touched down until the last minute before boarding on…

Ahh Kard D, a new secret sanctuary in Bangkok

If you saw the pervious shape of this place, you wouldn’t believe that this building could turn out so well. I saw it, because my b/f was intersted in renting it, and couldn’t believe it as well. That deserted building has turned into a very nice (and very popular!) cafe and rsstaurant called Ahh Kard…

Take a Pause in Trang

 It seems fitting to write about Trang while waiting for the rain to stop, now, in Bangkok. For me, Trang, a sleepy little town in the south of Thailand, is associated with the rain, the greenery, and life at snail speed. It rained most of the time when we went there, but to our surprise…

Midnight Moon

Last Friday after work, while it was raining cats and dogs, I found my way to my favorite sanctuary in Bangkok. After almost an hour, I finally ended up at Midnight Moon, soaked up from the rain from head to toe. But after several glasses of wine, things couldn’t be more perfect. Museum of Floral…

Pangha, Chiang Rai off-the-beaten-track

If you are a Thailand aficionado, you might know the province of Chiang Rai, a charming little area located on the Northern edge of the country. But Pangha? Well, that can be unheard-of for most people, even for a local like myself. I just came to know this village recently when I had to write…

Sunday Afternoon at Sailom Bangpu

Today I would like to introduce my new favorite place to you. Sailom Bangpu is around one hour from Bangkok CBD. The complex features a seafood restaurant and a cute little cafes with ceramic products for sale. The coffee is worth a drive and there are beers as well.                              …

3 Days in Amanpuri

Recently, thanks to my work, I was lucky enough to be in Amanpuri for several days. Well, not that lucky actually, it rained during the first two days … but at least I got a chance to try it all, in different weather conditions lol. As a lifestyle writer, I have heard so much about…

Zhengzhou Excursions

I have to admit that despite being a Chinese-Thai, I have tried to avoid China for all along, and that China in my imagination was quite intimidating, with all the language barriers, the congested population, the pollution and the manners… But finally it was time that I have to go to China for work. My…

Four days in Durban

I remember that night. The meeting time at the airport was 11 p.m. but at 7 p.m., I was still in Ayutthaya. My bag wasn’t packed. I was so drowsy. With all pressing schedules, most of my work and leisure trips have gone off unprepared lately, but for this trip I was less prepared than…

Pretty ballerina

 Just realized Im so much in love with Jeff Koons’ ballerina series.