Teshima 2019

TeshimaWe took a ferry from Naoshima and went to Teshima as a day trip. Naoshima is one of the islands with reasonable accommodation options in the island cluster, making it a good option to day trip to islands like Teshima and Inujima. Shima KitchenOne memorable piece of artwork here was…

Naoshima 2019

Transit to NaoshimaOur transit to Naoshima from Osaka was the most complex transit endeavour for this trip. It involved two local trains, a bullet train leg, followed by another local train leg, ending with a boat ride to Naoshima. Not all train stations have lifts, so our suitcases did need…

Osaka 2019

We flew in to Osaka Kansai International airport (KIX). What really impressed me was how efficient the process and crowd control was at immigration. They processed people incredibly fast. Almost Changi level, but accomplished with about half the real estate. No photos of the setup, for obvious reasons. TransitTransit to…

Japan 2019

After a long hiatus of not travelling outside of Singapore and Malaysia for 4 years, we finally went to Japan this year. We went primarily to check out the Setouchi Triennale (next one in 2022, worth checking out if you like art and have never been before). All in all,…

Weekly recap | 18 to 24 Nov 2019

Starting these weekly recaps after seeing other bloggers that I respect doing it. I find it helpful to look back and be thankful for what has happened. Mon 18 Woke up at 2:50am to dial into a free session of The Alchemy of Time. Worth.Went to the Mozilla…

When your pet is (kind of) famous

Gerard: Hi, I’d like to make an appointment for Tyrael. Receptionist (from another vet clinic branch): How do you spell that? Gerard: T-y (Whispering in the background) Receptionist: Oh wait, nevermind. Seems that everyone in the clinic knows him. How you know when your pet is very famous at…

Van Life | Most thoughtful conversion by far

A huge fan of tiny house and small spaces living, I have watched so many van tours and van conversion videos. This is by far the most thoughtful and functional one. The couple who converted it have travelled around interviewing people who live alternative lifestyles, including van life. They have…

Grovemade's super concise internal presentations

via Andrew Allen/WeTransfer On the first Monday of each month, everyone gets together for an update on sales, marketing, production, product issues, finance, and R&D.These monthly presentations take five to ten minutes. Afterward, Ken exports a PDF of the Paste deck and emails it to the…

Cleanliness in Japan

via Steve John Powell & Angeles Marin Cabello/BBC Travel Most first-time visitors to Japan are struck by how clean the country is. Then they notice the absence of litter bins. And street sweepers. So they’re left with the question: how does Japan stay so clean?On why cleaning…