Old East London Photos

My photographs of east London 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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Flying in Business Class

Flying in business or first class is always a real treat and I have been very lucky to experience both. Please read on to hear more about my experience flying with British Airways.

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Bye Bye Airbnb

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year. However I decided to hang up my Airbnb keys as I was too tired from the stress of hosting and the experience taught me to dislike people. Bye bye Airbnb.

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Broken Back 5 Years On

It has been almost five years since I broke the L1 bone in my back and although it was a long, painful journey, the injury is completely healed and a very distant memory now.

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Latest Posts

Tokyo’s Homeless along the Sumida, a story of Hope or Japanese Pride 

November 26, 2017 | No Comments

Tokyo’s homeless live along the Sumida River, and their lifestyle might leave you feeling philosophical. When I visited Japan this summer, I spent a great deal of time walking along the bank of the Sumida, starting from Asakusa until past where the river bends. Aside from the cool breeze, pretty views and curious street art, […]

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Cat Adoption Drive and I’m already in Love with Three Kittens!

November 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

I sometimes volunteer with the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) in Singapore. In October 2017 I helped out during a cat adoption drive held at Novena United Square shopping centre. Although my role was restricted to selling merchandise to raise funds for the CWS, I made the unfortunate mistake of falling in love with three kittens who […]

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Bali Cooking Class, a Spicy lesson between Vodka shots and Beer

November 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Bali is not my favourite place to go for a holiday. Too many tourists. Too many Australians. But I am grateful to my last trip there when, on a whim I decided to skip drinking cocktails by the pool and go for a half day Bali cooking class. My previous understanding of Indonesian cooking was […]

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Riding in Lifts… We are the Elevator Enthusiasts in Singapore

November 8, 2017 | No Comments

There is a well-known saying in the UK… you know you’ve become a Londoner when waiting more than 2 minutes for a tube is a frustration. Whilst Londoners love to complain about the tube (signal failure on Metropolitan, District, Central and Circle lines, otherwise good service on ALL OTHER underground lines) the fact is, it […]

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Alcohol in Singapore is a Luxury Item. Thank God for Bubbly at Ginett

November 5, 2017 | No Comments

Alcohol in Singapore is expensive. One thing I hadn’t appreciated before I moved to Singapore was how much alcohol I drank. In London, where I used to live, there is a big pub scene. In respect of the culture and to assimilate into British society, we fully immersed ourselves and drank a respectable amount of […]

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How Well Do you Know Indonesian Cuisine? It Is More than Just Satay!

November 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

I always thought Indonesian cuisine was boring. It is one of those cuisines that has an unfortunate reputation because usually when you go to a restaurant and order an Indonesian meal, you feel disappointed afterwards. Either the meal is too fatty or it does not contain not enough vegetables. A lot of people think Indonesian […]

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When Moving to Singapore, the First Step is Gaining Weight

October 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Welcome to Singapore. The hub of Asia and land of food and calories. I was living in London before moving to this beautiful country and remember thinking that I was in for an amazing new lifestyle. With such awesome weather and the fact every condo comes with a pool and gym as standard, I was […]

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Why Flossy is a Qualified Foodie and How Flossy’s Star Rating works

October 7, 2017 | No Comments

I totally get that most of you reading this do not know me. You probably have flicked through my food blogs only to wonder what right does Flossy have to rate and comment on restaurants? Recently, a guy named Kenneth posted on Facebook that I have simply no right to rate dumplings and a I […]

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Old Hen Kitchen for Coffee, Avocado on Toast and Chilli Crab Fries

October 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

When I want a simple but quality breakfast on the weekend, there is one place I can rely on and that is Old Hen Kitchen. Lucky for me, it is not too far from my home. Their avocado on toast is award winning and the coffee is made with care and precision. You also gotta […]

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My food diary for a week and I don’t think it is that bad!

October 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

Ever since I moved to Singapore I have battled to keep a slim figure. I swim and go to the gym regularly. However I also work long hours and sometimes that means I eat out for convenience or for business meetings. I have tried so hard to lose weight but I simply cannot so I […]

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Disappointing Pork Dumplings at Dim Sum Haus on 57 Jalan Besar

October 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Dim Sum Haus on 57 Jalan Besar is a new addition to the vast number of eateries and hawker grub along this strip. I was excited to see this fancy looking Dim Sum joint open its doors so close to my home, and whenever I walked by on a weekend I had observed queues of […]

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Char Siew Butter Buns and Prawn Dumplings at Victor’s Kitchen

September 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Victor’s Kitchen on Bencoolen Street has the most amazing Char Siew Butter Buns and Prawn Dumplings in Singapore. It is a bold statement, but in my quest to find the best dim sum I can’t go beyond the Prawn Dumplings at Victor’s Kitchen. It is a humble establishment that first setup in 2004 inside the Sunshine Plaza. […]

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Designer Bengal Singapore Beauties, An Exotic Kitten Store

September 22, 2017 | No Comments

Designer Bengal Singapore sounds like an odd name for a cat store. But nonetheless, Designer Bengal Singapore is the name of a new shop along Jalan Besar Road that allows you to play with or adopt the beautiful Bengal cats on display. Presumably they chose that name because Bengal kitties are the latest fashion accessory. […]

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Endangered Red Crowned Cranes take flight at Zhalong Nature Reserve

September 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

Not many people associate China with the great outdoors however the Heilongjiang province is a nature lovers best kept secret. From free mineral water springs and volcanic walks in the Wudalianchi Park, to the beautiful Red Crowned Cranes of Qiqihar. There are many unspoilt delights that makes a visit to Heilongjiang very special.

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A Land Before Time at the Wudalianchi Geopark in North East China

September 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

I had my first proper trip to China this year. When I say proper I mean, going deep inside the borders of mainland China where they don’t speak much English and the culture, nature and food is different and unspoilt by the West. I had visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau many times before but […]

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Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant for Cheap and Tasty Dumplings

September 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant is an unassuming, little place along Jalan Besar road in Singapore. If it wasn’t for the street-facing take away counter displaying row after row of delicious egg tarts, I may have walked passed and completely missed this little gem. Swee Choon has been serving Shanghai and Hong Kong style dumpling […]

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Making Spikey friends at Harry’s Hedgehog cafe in Harajuku

September 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

A visit to Harry’s Hedgehog cafe in Harajuku is a unique experience that you can only get in Tokyo. This cosy and welcoming cafe houses over 40 miniature hedgehogs that are so small you can cradle one in your palms whilst sipping on a strawberry milk. There are several varieties of hedgehogs from very pale, […]

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Chinese Whispers and European Romance in the Chinese city Harbin

August 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

My first visit to China during a tour of the North East province of Heilongjiang was fantastic and surprising. The capital, Harbin is just as beautiful as any European city with its wide avenues, romantic architecture and decorative street lamps. This backdrop is contrasted with the grit and grime of a mainland Chinese city, with […]

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