Taichung’s Blue Sky Hotel: A blast from the past
Revenge travel is in full force. The airports are crowded. The flights are full. Tourists are flooding malls and attracions. This augurs well for the travel industry that has been reeling from the effects of the pandemic. In our first trip to Taiwan since 2019, my family and I decided to visit Taichung and Taipei.…
Shokz OpenRun Pro: Great for outdoor workouts
Listening to music makes walking and cycling more relaxing. My usual go to device was a pair of earbuds. That is until one of them dropped while I was cycling. What compounded the problem was that my rear tired ran over the earbud and it flew into the grass patch. I searched frantically for it,…
10 lessons from Korea free-and-easy trip
After nearly three years since our last family vacation, we could finally go for one. Unlike past trips, we only considered countries that did not require PCR tests or have movement restrictions. When we booked in August, South Korea just opened up and we quickly found a great airline deal to Jeju. Alas, while the…
No Birds: It’s a car rental company!
Self-drive is our option whenever we go for a holiday. And our recent trip to Sydney was no exception. We were checking out the usual car rental companies — Hertz, Avia, Europcar, and Budget — all of which we have used before. Our criteria were affordability, model of car and proximity to Kingsford Smith Airport.…
5 reasons to watch Netflix-made Lou
Netflix released the thriller Lou on September 23. Set in Vancouver Island, the movie is about a young girl being kidnapped and how her mother and elderly neighbour joined hands to rescue her. I love thrillers and action movies so caught the show over the weekend. Here are five reasons why you may want to…
NSW road trip: Bondi Junction hits the sweet spot
New South Wales in winter is such a refreshing change for those of us more accustomed to temperate climates. With temperatures hitting around mid-teens Censius, there’s no need for thick winter clothing. A light jacket is all we need to get around most times — chilly winter nights being the exception. After our road trip…
NSW road trip: Journey to the south
NSW road trip to Jervis Bay and surrounds in winter.
Popcorn for (almost) all tastes
Think of popcorn and I think of going to the cinema. Popcorn plus drink and watching a movie go hand in hand. And it conjures a happy feeling because it means a time of relaxation, being entertained and indulging in the snack. When given the opportunity to review The Kettle Gourmet’s popcorns, I was expecting…
7 reasons to catch The Heart of Christmas
Can you believe it? Christmas is just round the corner. In usual years (pre-pandemic), many will be heading for holidays in different parts of world. The malls would be filled and buildings all decked and lit up for the season. People celebrating the occasion will shop for gifts, put up the Christmas tree in their…
What customer service?
Customer service is so important to retain customers and attract new ones. Yet, while many companies espouse customer service, few really do it well, preferring to outsource to third parties in lower-cost countries or leveraging technology. Both are fine provided they leave customers with a good impression of the company. The bad Years ago, my…