Like with many cultures, Malaysian food is a melting pot of influences. There is straight up Malaysian food, Chinese Malaysian food (that which my boyfriend says is the best, but he's biased coming from Chinese Malay heritage) and Indian Malaysian food. Last night, Pat and I were literally searching the menu for the Malaysian dishes as it seemed our restaurant choice was primarily Indian focused.
Not too long ago, I was approached by Easy Canvas Prints who were offering a free print in return for a review on my site. Instead of taking the free Easy Canvas Print for myself, I thought I'd give it to one of you!
As a little bit of a celebration after a week away in Queensland, Pat and I took it upon ourselves to participate in some more Malaysia Kitchen fun. We chose a little restaurant over in Concord (near Ryde) called Jackie M Malaysian Cuisine.
I just got back last Friday (day 245) from a week-long media trip in tropical north Queensland, one of my favorite parts of Australia. It was a long week packed to the brim. I've gone on a couple of media trips to Queensland now and that Queensland Tourism does not mess around!
There are plenty of things in this world that I just won't try, no matter how thrilling they seem, such as skydiving or bungee jumping or base jumping. So, I'm not going to say the stereotypical comment of, "I went to Queensland and threw myself out of a plane." Nope, that is not the experience I am talking about.
Yesterday was a day of rainforest adventures, leading me to the lovely little village of Kuranda. Kuranda on its own is a cute little place to visit with shops, cafes, markets, a butterfly sanctuary and other goodies to pass the time, but the real draw, in my opinion, is simply getting there and back.
My disposition towards the weather in Sydney as of late is not something I've hidden from you, my readers. I would also say that my dislike for Sydney winter (relatively speaking) has also been mentioned, which is why I was so damn excited to make a winter getaway up to north Queensland in Australia courtesy of Tourism Queensland.
About a year ago now, Pat and I went for a little road trip in a Jucy Campervan to Sydney’s south coast area and surrounds. It was just about a week of fun together, or at least that’s how we planned it. The sun was going to be shining, Pat would hop… Read more
You take your time carefully saving and planning for every aspect of a journey; you apply for your visas weeks in advance. Every moment of freedom is longed for… for… days? weeks? months? YEARS? And then, suddenly, it’s over.
In the grand scheme of things, I haven’t really had this hit me too hard with… Read more
It’s been agonizing getting to this point in the camera situation. At one point, I thought I wanted the compact SLR camera with interchangeable lenses, and at another, I thought I wanted the plain old point and shoot. One day, I refused to give up the option of additional lenses, but the… Read more
In the past year, I’ve learned a lot about pitching, more specifically about pitching article topics to various websites. While I still find the process one of the most frustrating when I’m just lacking any new ideas, it has become a whole heck of a lot easier, which is great considering it is part of the way I make some… Read more
Turkey has been a country on my to-do list for years… pretty much since I started thinking about travel. Even though it wasn’t on the list of 10 countries I want to hit before I hit 30 list, I’m thinking now that list should be modified to include Turkey because a) it’s awesome, b) I don’t I want to… Read more