25 Jul 2019 - Thursday. Flo and I took it easy Thursday morning, before finally setting off to Noto. We'd seen videos of it's gorgeous clear waters and found out that there was a walking trail linking about 3 beaches together. So crystal clear! The beaches weren't as crowded as many of the others we'd … Continue reading Noto; Ortigia; Taormina, Italy.
16 Jul 2019 - Tuesday. We set off bright and early-ish to find a parking space for the car in La Spezia, before getting train tickets to Cinque Terre. Our plan was to go to Manarola, walk the trail to Corniglia, walk further on to Vernazza, train to Vernazza, skip Monterosso al Mare, and take … Continue reading Cinque Terre, Italy.
12 Aug 2019. Friday. This was the dinner Flo and I had been looking for since we managed to score reservations back in June. It was a crazy fight to get a table because their online booking system meant that queueing was virtually inevitable. What was frustrating though was that it kept jumping us back … Continue reading Osteria Francescana, Modena.
I was meant to continue with my Italy journals, but I cannot pretend that this didn't just happen. I cannot continue writing those entries as though unaffected. So here it is, the hardest blog entry I hope to ever write. A few months ago, I blogged about Flo and I finally conceiving. We were beyond … Continue reading The Hardest Post I Hope to Ever Write.
This post was written on 4 December 2018. I didn't want to publish it because I wasn't ready yet. Now seems like the right time because it's the first part of the journey I am now on with Flo. There will be three parts to this, with the other two parts being published by end … Continue reading Part One. Infertility: Our Journey So Far.
Arooof! My name is Kawaii. Natalie and Florian are my foster parents. I moved in with them from the shelter last Monday and every day, I'm becoming more and more familiar with them. I first met Florian when he came to take me for a walk one Sunday. It was so hot I couldn't make … Continue reading Kawaii.
At the start of the year, we decided to take the opportunity to book a group trip together to Phuket for the Deepavali weekend. The last few group trips have been all girls only and the boys were beginning to feel left out. So this time, Flo, Alex and Wayne were invited along, while Les … Continue reading Seven to Phuket, Thailand
A short while ago, I remember sharing with Flo that my 21st, while memorable, carries with it a bitter tinge. I had a lovely birthday at Peony Jade where I followed through with an oriental theme. I was surrounded by friends and family. I was surprised at midnight by my friends coming over to wish … Continue reading Perfect.
17 March 2018: Saturday. So we reached the Westport campsite around 9pm when it was well after dark. The roads as with most roads out of the towns/cities had no street lamps but there were reflective poles on the sides and reflectors in between the lanes so it was not a bad drive. Flo's quite … Continue reading New Zealand: Punakaiki ❤
It's not easy thinking of where to bring my food-loving boyfriend to on special occasions. Italian's a no-no for him and European food in general is not his preference. Flo loves local flavours but isn't quite so keen on Peranakan food so places like Folklore and Candlenut i.e. more upscaled restaurants with a local twist … Continue reading Cheek by Jowl, Boon Tat Street.