“Ni hao!” says the random white, middle-aged man, grinning profusely as he leans in much too closely for your liking whilst you’re walking down the street. Sigh. Hands up if this has ever happened to you. This scenario has happened to me multiple times whilst I was abroad – I can guarantee you, every Asian… Read More Microaggressions: You’ve Been Victimised
Yes, so straight after the pesky finals, I hightailed it into London straight after to watch Shawn Mendes with my best friend. It was such a beautiful day, but incredibly hot for London weather (we speculated it was because Mendes was there). I’m just going to list a few things I noticed/enjoyed about the concert:… Read More Shawn Mendes: Illuminate World Tour | Review
5/5; Dad and my brother join us (surprising us right at our hotel door). Lunch at family-favourite “Saboten”, and boy, have we missed authentic non-amateur tonkatsu! Down to Minatomirai Station, and we get on the train to Shibuya (TY01), where my Dad and brother go off to Tokyu Hands, and the rest of us head to Roppongi Station…… Read More Day 3: Shibuya-Style
Hakata Ippudo ramen in Minatomirai’s Queen Square for brunch – we are the first customers, and the staff were literally turning the sign to “Open” as we walked in. Then, it is off to Kamakura – after approx 20 minute train ride, we reach, and head towards Zeniarai Benten Shrine which was a 25 minute… Read More Day 2: Forget Calories, Kamakura
Despite functioning on only 10 hours of sleep collectively in the past 3 days (through attempted plane naps and on-land naps), I never felt more energized upon looking over the town that I fell deeply in love with 10 years ago. My goodness, it’s all true. We see a packed train carriage with the doors… Read More Day 1: Yokohama – Good To Be Back!
Brother & sister, late twenties, Turkish Airlines “I hate Heathrow so much” “I would hate working here” “Gatwick Airport is so much better” “I reckon we’re…2/3 of the way there to check-in”, she says angrily *clearly in the last turn of the queue, just 6 more people away from the counter out of approx 70… Read More Eavesdropping In The Check-In Baggage Queue (Heathrow Airport)