One of the great things about having people come visit in Melbourne is the opportunity to do the more “touristy” stuff. These are the things we technically could do on our own, but, let’s face it, will probably never get around to doing without a little push. Like going on a day trip to ride [...]
So we went to the Melbourne zoo recently, my first time there and my first trip to a zoo of any kind in a very, very long while. This is going to sound rather silly, but I’d forgotten how tall and big and majestic giraffes are. The last time I saw one was in South [...]
For Chinese New Year this year, we did something different. We visited my mum-in-law’s side of the family in California, which was equal parts thrilling (because I’d never been) and terrifying (because I have an almost two-year-old).
There’s nothing like a 29-hour journey, including transit time and travel time to and from the airports, to [...]
Last year, I did one of the scariest things I’d done so far with Kaylin – Y and I took her on an eight-hour flight to Melbourne. She cried a couple of times on the way there, and more than a few times on the way back, but we survived. And nobody shot us dirty [...]
Maybe it was the fact that I’ve only travelled once – to Melbourne in December last year – in the 15 months since Kaylin arrived. That I would be doing press for The Kitchen Musical didn’t hurt, being a huge musical fan myself.
I’ll admit to being a little skeptical about the show at first, [...]
Upon learning that I’ve just been to Beijing, most people seem to ask only two questions: Are the toilets really bad? And, are the people rude?
No, the toilets aren’t bad. Well, most of them anyway. The worst toilet we came across – or rather, that Em came across – was a public toilet three [...]
At the end of an alarmingly productive week, I finally relax, knowing I have no outstanding items on my to-do list. Chris and Em arrive in just over four hours and we leave for Beijing tomorrow. It’ll be our first time there. I’m not quite sure what to expect.
See you in nine days.
When I was young, my dad used to wake us up early every morning to run along the beach. He’d run and us kids would walk, dragging our feet and complaining about not getting to sleep in. Since this was only possible when we were on an island – Penang, usually – we didn’t have [...]
Last week was the second time Y and I had visited Phuket in two years and I don’t know if anyone has ever said this, but you learn much more about a place when things aren’t going quite so well.
The most important lesson I learnt, and that I think everyone who goes to Phuket [...]
When I see something big and not-so-common for the first time, there’s always a feeling of, “Oh my God I can’t believe I’m looking at a _____.” Meet my first leopard shark. It’s only a baby but it was still pretty damn cool.
Y and I are back from our four-day trip to Phuket. [...]
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- At the park
- Natural beauty
- Random beauty tip: Give the cleanser a miss
- Current lunch staple: Tuna salad
- The potty training chronicles
- Have you seen this awesome Evolution of Mom Dancing?
- Gotta get moving
- And baby turns three
- For real, someone sang ‘Circle of Life’ on ‘American Idol’
- The day R. Kelly sang ‘I Look to You’