Monthly Archives: May 2016

Free Gelato at Gelato World Tour, Chicago

Gelato World Tour has hit Chicago, with 16 best gelato artisans in America competing for the best artisan spot in Millennium Park. It is a travelling competition to determine the best gelato in the world and naturally I was very … Continue reading

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Art Book Workshop: Making Art Books Out of Used Books

I had a really great time at an Art Book Making workshop held in Harold Washington Library yesterday which was coincidentally taught by my current watercolour teacher. I left the library with a nice vintage looking sketchbook made by myself, … Continue reading

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Review of Prince of Lan Ling 蘭陵王/兰陵王

I finally finished watching The Prince of Lan Ling Wang in 2016, when the drama was aired in 2013. Haha. 3 years behind, but it is still a good watch! I really love historical dramas, preferably set in palaces with … Continue reading

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Visiting Hotel Del Coronado

When I was making vacation plans to San Diego, all the travel sites I read recommended checking out Coronado Island as well as Hotel Del Coronado and so I went. It turned out to be just as picture perfect as it … Continue reading

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How To Eat For Free in Chicago

I have always been known to be a penny-pinching cheapskate  thrifty person since young. I bargain for prices when I shop at street markets in Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan. 90% of my clothes and bags are bought during discounts, out … Continue reading

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Heng Swee Keat, Get Well Soon

My entire news feed was flooded with news about Singapore’s finance minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat’s sudden stroke and like many Singaporeans, I was floored.  Slightly worried too, even though I am overseas. As a former reporter in Singapore, I … Continue reading

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Springtime in Millennium Park and Grant Park, Chicago

Springtime is an amazing time to be in Chicago, with cool comfortable temperatures, blooming vibrant flowers and lush greenery all around. Lucky me stays near Millennium Park and Grant Park and I have taken to taking strolls at the parks … Continue reading

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Drawing and Painting the Nude Figure

Today I joined an ongoing “Drawing and Painting the Nude Figure” class, after the original class I wanted got cancelled due to low enrollment. Actually, I felt slightly intimidated when I stepped in because all the students seem to know … Continue reading

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The Realities of A Non-White Expat Life

“I wasn’t asking you.” The customs officer’s blunt phrasing and cool expression directed at me after I helpfully provided extra information about my husband’s reason for coming to Chicago immediately woke me up from my  jet-lagged state after a 24-hour … Continue reading

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