Week 7 of Funemployment, 7 April:
In the times of BQ (Before Quarantine), I attended a 5-day bread making course at Brettschneider’s Baking and Cooking School (highly recommended!)
At the end of the course, we were each sent home with a piece of ‘Little Johnny’, a sourdough starter to get us going on our own home baking adventures.
After conscientiously feeding Little Johnny for several weeks and managing to keep him alive (hurray!), I thought, why not put him to work and make some bread?… Read More The Four Kinds of Supporters I Lean On to Get Through Failure.
How I discovered being selfish can actually mean making myself and my loved ones happier.… Read More What Buying Cake Taught Me About The Joy of Selfishness.
Keen to have a taste of traditional Japanese hospitality? If so, then here’s why you definitely need to stay at a Ryokan or Shukubo.… Read More Where to stay in Japan: a guide to Ryokan & Shukubo, traditional guesthouses
Ever wondered what makes the cherry blossom so special to the Japanese that it’s become the icon of a nation? What is it about sakura that makes Japan sakura-fy everything (jelly, tea, anime… you name it) and take to the parks to hanami every spring? I find out here.… Read More Japan, Sakura season: Why are cherry blossoms so special?
Broke in Hong Kong, but still itching to update your wardrobe? Looking for some handmade crafts to bring back as souvenirs? Or even just hungry for a bit of freshly baked cake? Weekend markets in Hong Kong are perfect to add onto your weekend itinerary, and I don’t mean weekend markets of the touristy sort such… Read More Weekend Markets in Hong Kong! Great shopping and atmosphere at craft markets
The Yacht Week, Croatia South Route (August 2012). This trip was one of my LIFE’S highlights, and I’ve been asked a lot about it. So I’ve put together a rough guide for anyone planning to do The Yacht Week to help you have a better of what to expect, and how to make the most… Read More The Yacht Week, Croatia South Route: Sun, Sand, Bikinis – The Best Damn Summer
I visited as a stranger to the significance of the Wailing Wall. Certainly I had done my historical research and was familiar with the right words, but nothing could prepare me for the emotionally-charged atmosphere. Arguable the most sacred relic to the Judaism religion after Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall is all that remains of… Read More The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem