What's New?

Becaks (rickshaws) lined up in Solo, Indonesia.

Here's a summary on what's new on this site and in life.  Some things, while very dear to me, like cats and home cooking won't get updated very much ... that's because there's often nothing new to report.

Travel Blogs

  • 2017 Good Friday Crucifixion in the Philippines I combine a routine trip to see family with a detour to see the Good Friday Crucifixion in the Philippines.   [Read blog]  [View photos]                              
    Posted 18 Apr 2017, 19:53 by Alex Chan
  • 2017 Natuna & Thaipusam in Singapore A trip to see family isn't complete with a little adventure on the side. This time it is Natuna Island in the South China Sea and Thaipusam in Singapore ...
    Posted 14 Feb 2017, 19:46 by Alex Chan
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Travel Gallery

  • Memories of Papua in 2014 Memories from an adventure on the world's second largest island, Papua.  [View photos]
    Posted 20 Jun 2017, 23:28 by Alex Chan
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Eating 'round the world

  • Al-Yemen Restaurant in Kuching The first Yemeni restaurant in East Malaysia is very authentic and brings back many happy memories of my days in Yemen.  [View photos]
    Posted 4 Mar 2017, 01:28 by Alex Chan
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  • Nyoman, our not-so-new cat This is a growing collection of post-adoption photos of Nyoman's life with us. She's turned out to be a little "si betina" dragging in quite a few ...
    Posted 15 May 2014, 04:14 by Alex Chan
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  • 2107: Diving Balicasag Island from Panglao Balicasag Island just off Panglao Island (which is  in turn off Bohol Island) came highly recommended as one of the best dive spots in the Philippines.  I checked it out ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2017, 06:40 by Alex Chan
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My home cooking

  • Grocery shopping in my local suburb I'm very lucky to live near Northcote where there is an Indonesian-owned supermarket and a mainland Chinese one.  I get access to some fine stuff which people in ...
    Posted 28 Jun 2017, 18:57 by Alex Chan
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