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

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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Glass Pepper Noodle with Crayfish at ThaiExpress at Bugis+

March 31, 2017 | No Comments

ThaiExpress at Bugis is shockingly bad. Level four of the Bugis+ shopping centre is an ideal air-conditioned option for grabbing an inexpensive bite to eat as there are several Asian and Western eateries. Whilst the Japanese Ramen Championship restaurants are the busiest, I liked the pictures on the menu of ThaiExpress at Bugis. The colourful photo of a […]

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Delicious Singapore Chili Crab Tendon at Don Meijin in Bugis

March 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

Fans of Japanese food will know about the Ramen Champion fleet of eateries on level four of the Bugis+ shopping centre in Singapore. But very special is the delicious Singapore Chilli Crab tendon at Don Meijin. Don Meijin specialises in donburi, which are rice bowls with meat, fish or vegetables. Tendon is a type of […]

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Will you Survive an Apocalypse?

March 20, 2017 | No Comments

The question is not if doomsday will happen but when it will happen. The world will surely come to an end one of these days, although it is much disputed whether humans will be the cause or if it will be an environmental or alien factor out of our control. However no matter what the means […]

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Looking for a New Apartment to Rent after Moving to Singapore

March 19, 2017 | No Comments

Finding a place to call home is one of the most exciting and challenging tasks when moving to a new country. I am in the process of moving to Singapore and spent the entire weekend looking for a new apartment. I had only a few criteria to guide the search: I wanted a two bedroom apartment […]

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Fantastic French Fare at Blachette East Restaurant on Bricklane

January 29, 2017 | No Comments

Blanchette East restaurant recently opened on Bricklane in August 2016 and is a great addition to the growing variety and good cuisine offered on this strip. The restaurant has a tapas menu that successfully blends Southern French and Northern African influences and is divided into the following sections: cheese, charcuterie, fish, meat and vegetables. Tapas style restaurants […]

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So do you think you’re a Foodie?

January 23, 2017 | 3 Comments

Many people take pride in being a foodie and think visiting the odd restaurant is enough to qualify for that status. But being a true foodie means knowing the difference between red and white wine, or understanding when to ask for the bill at a restaurant. Take this simple quiz to find out if you really have […]

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Hot Pools to visit in southwest Iceland during Winter

January 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

Relaxing in steaming hot waters whilst appreciating the natural beauty of Iceland is on the wish list of many avid travellers. Iceland has a lot of thermal activity and natural hot springs throughout the country. It is a way of life for the locals to head on down to their local hot pool and while away the time catching […]

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Highly Recommended Agah Anatolian Turkish Cuisine Restaurant, Grill and Bar

December 20, 2016 | No Comments

I live in East London, which has a lot of Turkish restaurants but Agah Antaolian Turkish Restaurant, Grill and Bar is the best in the area. It has a large open kitchen with charcoal grill for cooking shish kebabs, two large doner kebab spits and a fabulous-looking open stone oven for cooking Turkish pides. The menu has a good variety […]

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Parkroyal on Pickering is a Beautiful place to stay in Singapore

December 5, 2016 | No Comments

The Parkroyal on Pickering is a five star hotel recently built in Singapore and close to the CBD. It has become an iconic feature of the Singapore skyline and won numerous sustainability awards due to its unique garden in a building concept. The rooms are modern and comfortable and the food at its signature Lime restaurant has great […]

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My Hot New York Minute with Photos from the Big Apple

December 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

New York is one of my favourite cities to visit in the world. You can never predict what will happen or what you will see as the place is alive with opportunity and freedom. I have been to New York several times and here are my favourite photos from this awesome place.

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A Lesson in Italian Pasta Making with the Culinary Institution of Bologna

December 4, 2016 | No Comments

I love Italian cuisine and it has always been a dream of mine to learn traditional Italian recipes whilst living in Europe. My dream recently came true with a unique experience learning three traditional Italian pasta recipes at the Culinary Institution of Bologna in Italy. 

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