• MALAYSIA,  SINGAPORE,  TRAVEL

    The AEROLINE experience: a 6-hour bus ride from KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA to SINGAPORE

    My very first international trip was way back 2012 going to Singapore with my family. I was still a student that time and I think this is what triggered me to say “yes” to going on adventures. I even thought of wanting to live here but didn’t materialized. Fast forward to 2017, I was able to go back to this amazing place with my beautiful wife and even repeated it recently past March of 2018. Contrary to my 2012 trip in which we arrived and departed at Changi Airport, my wife and I arrived in this country through a different approach… twice.   IS IT POSSIBLE? I remember a family friend based…

  • MALAYSIA,  TRAVEL

    Your long and not-so friendly travel guide about KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

    I decided to accept the fate that I’ll make a terrible “budget traveler.” Also, that this blog weren’t be a primary source of those “traveling-here-and-there-in-a-budget” guides. On most of our travels ever since Quennie and I got married, we still miss out numerous places from the itineraries that I prepared. As for our actual expenses, they mostly inflated almost twice my estimated budget; to think that they’re mostly from the “travel guides” that I read. As a self-proclaimed miser myself and an “advocate” of cost-cutting (LOL!), it frustrates me most of the time. Same goes with myself wanting to visit as many places as possible whenever I’m in another place. But who knows? We…

  • FOOD,  MALAYSIA

    Must-try Malaysian signature dishes (KUALA LUMPUR and beyond)

    As most of the veteran travelers believe, food plays a huge part in promoting the culture of one’s country. That’s why my wife and I were making sure that we get to have a taste of their really important food. Although honestly, we’re really particular on the place to try those foods. We mostly ate our meals at mall food courts since my wife and I are serious about being careful on what to eat. Yet it didn’t stopped us to somehow have that same food experience as those who travels more extreme than us. By the way, I was able to list a very few signature dishes (and beverages) that…

  • MALAYSIA,  TRAVEL

    REGALIA RESIDENCES and the rest of “Where to stay in KUALA LUMPUR?”

    Few weeks before our flight to Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, my wife and I were still torn in choosing between staying at the hotel or booking a homestay thru AirBnB. No doubt that choosing the latter would mean lower prices. But, it doesn’t mean that it’s better than choosing hotels especially that the critical part in booking homestays are choosing which one could still be of quality, cozy, and convenient yet can still be within the budget since some photos are honestly deceiving. We’ve learned it from experience as that place we stayed in Singapore. Now let me tell you where we stayed in Kuala Lumpur… maybe you’ll choose it…

  • FOOD,  PHILIPPINES

    DIN TAI FUNG: “Taipei’s Best” in SM Megamall, Metro Manila

    Yesterday, I broke my promise to my wife. But it’s not what you think. Okay?  Now let me narrate it. These past few weeks, I’ve been going in and out of SM Megamall to address work-related concerns. Well, we’re going to have a project located here. Each time I tell my wife that I’m going to have my fieldwork here, coincidentally, she also had hers. By that, we agree to meet and go home together after running our respective errands. In some cases, before going home, we just roam around the mall; eat; or look for something to buy in order to just kill time knowing how chaotic the traffic can be.…