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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How well-versed are you in Classic Literature?

August 6, 2017 | No Comments

They are called classics for a reason, because they are stories that stand the test of time. Well-written literary forms that explore the human condition and all its depravity, challenges and heroes. A strong foundation in classical literature prepares you for the complex and rocky road of life that is fraught with moral dilemmas. Did […]

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Protest against Terrex Conspiracy and for Singapore Prime Minister Lee to Resign

July 16, 2017 | No Comments

In Singapore, when it concerns the current Prime Minister it has been the Oxley Road saga and the Lee family arguments aired on social media that have dominated headlines. However this month, a brave sole raised his hands in protest about a very different matter. The individual stood in the middle of Raffles Place holding […]

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Sashimi at Dong Gong Fish Market and Snorkelling in Little Liuqiu

July 16, 2017 | No Comments

From Kaohsiung in Taiwan it is very easy to make a day trip to the famous Dong Gong fish market and from there hop on a ferry to Little Liuqiu. Both spots are popular attractions for Taiwanese locals and mainland Chinese to visit on holiday. You will see very few Western faces in these parts […]

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Taiwanderful! Highlights of my long weekend to Tainan and Kaohsiung in Taiwan

July 15, 2017 | No Comments

Taiwan is a wonderful country and the people are kind and hospitable. My long weekend visiting Tainan and Kaohsiung was a foodie adventure with a little history and plenty of Asian culture, creating a lifetime of fond memories.

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People Park Hakka, Special Hand-Made Yong Tau Foo on Jin Basar Road

July 2, 2017 | No Comments

There is a small hawker centre on Jin Basar Road, near Farrer Park under the Travellers Loft where you can a delicious bowl of Yong Tau Foo in Singapore. People Park Hakka serves hand-made Yong Tau Foo based on a family recipe. The sauces and chilli are all home made and the ingredients are fresh. […]

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Matcha Pancake and Japanese Hand Drip Coffee at Hoshino Coffee

July 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Adventurous brunch lovers will appreciate Hoshino Coffee at Plaza Singapura. Their specialty is Japanese hand drip coffee and fluffy soufflé style pancakes. On my recent visit I ordered the matcha pancakes and my tastebuds were seriously in matcha heaven!

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Have you ever wondered if you are a bitch? Find out your Bitchiness rating

June 16, 2017 | No Comments

A bitch is a person who is mean, spiteful and driven by their own selfish interests rather than the common good. Nobody ever plans to be a bitch but for some people, it just comes naturally and after years of practice they wear like a badge of honour. However most of us want to be […]

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Have you tried Thai-style Fresh Oysters, Hoy Naang Rom Sot?

June 12, 2017 | 3 Comments

In Thailand, a popular way to serve oysters is with fresh and spicy toppings, known locally as hoy naang rom sot (หอยนางรมสด). It is one of my favourite ways to enjoy this seafaring delicacy and a special dish to seek out when you visit Thailand.

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Lobster King for Singapore’s Yummiest Ramen Noodles

June 11, 2017 | No Comments

There is always a queue at Ramen Keisuke Lobster King restaurant and for good reason. This swish establishment, cutely decked out as a traditional ramen eating house in throbbing Clarke Quay, dishes up the best ramen noodle soup with a twist. Now I do not profess to be a ramen expert or diehard fan but I […]

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New Camera and Photography Lessons at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

May 21, 2017 | No Comments

I recently treated myself to a shiny new camera in anticipation of all the fantastic travel blogging I plan to do now I moved to Asia. I purchased a Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR with 24-105mm lens, which is a reasonably priced full-frame camera with a decent enough lens for a beginner. However there is no point […]

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Take this quiz to find out if you need a change in your life?

May 16, 2017 | No Comments

Life is tough that is for sure and often the time passes us by so quickly you can blink and you just miss it! The worst thing that can ever happen to a person is to wake up one day and realise you have not enjoyed your life and you have many regrets. The best […]

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This is Ipoh! Banjaran Hot Springs, Cave Temples & Lost World of Tambun

May 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

A long weekend to Ipoh, the capital of the Perak region of Malaysia proved to be just what the doctor ordered. We stayed at the Banjaran hot springs retreat where we could easily have spent the entire weekend lounging around the hot pools and taking in the gorgeous natural surrounds. However in between all the […]

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Road Trip through South & West Iceland: Highlights from Our Trip of a Lifetime

May 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Last Christmas we decided to do something a little different over the December break and spend a week driving through Iceland. We purchased a map of the south and west coasts, rented a four wheel drive and away we went on our adventure. Admittedly we were cautious about battling extreme weather conditions and struggling to maximise the four […]

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Exploring Ipoh’s Old Town and Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic

May 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ipoh is the capital of the Perak region of Malaysia and the countries third largest city. The town was originally founded on the tin mining industry, which went into decline from the late 20th century. Today Ipoh attracts many visitors who are drawn by its old-world charm. The town centre is a mesh of colonial-era buildings, rustic […]

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Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast for Brunch at Artistry

April 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Artistry is a creative space in the Kampong Glam heritage district where you can get both your caffeine and culture fix in one go. Artistry features work by emerging local and international artists within its white-walled interior and the exhibitions change with good frequency. However the place attracts just as many visitors because of its excellent coffee. I went here for brunch […]

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Northern Chinese Dumplings and Chinese Pizza at Jing Hua Xiao Chi

April 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Jing Hua Xiao Chi was originally setup as an eating house by the Han family in Singapore’s China Town in 1989. Since the beginning, they proved very popular with locals and foreigners alike and have since expanded to include eateries in Bugis and Orchard in Singapore as well as several venues across Japan. Jing Hua Xiao Chi […]

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Latest trends in interviewing: Could you get a job now?

April 6, 2017 | No Comments

If you browse the internet it wont be hard to find dozens of generic tips on how to behave in an interview. But as with all social interactions, trends in interviewing are changing. Managers are tired of hearing the pre-prepared scripts on why you would be the perfect candidate for the position. They want to see […]

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Local Murtabak, Indian Muslim Food at Zam Zam near Masjid Sultan Mosque

April 5, 2017 | No Comments

Zam Zam is possibly the most well-known and well-loved Indian Muslim restaurant in Singapore. Located just opposite the majestic Masjid Sultan Mosque, this place serves great Murtabak and it has a very local feel about it due to the buzz of activity that surrounds the place. It is always busy, with a steady stream of people coming and […]

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