Zhang Huan for the Dior exhibition @ the UCCA 2009. Visits back to Beijing in the last two years have always been work related and never enough time to catch up with old friends and visit favourite old places. He An’s neon signs exhibition @ UCCA. I didn’t ever blog about lists of my favourite […]

There is no information online no matter if you search in Mandarin or English on different search engines and it was as usual a pretty stressful endeavour to get Smudge out of the country legally. I wonder why no one blogged about their experiences because if you’re a pet owner who is relocating, you’d understand […]

0 Comment

I know, I still haven’t finished my Singapore and Bangkok entries, but I’m updating as I go along, shorter easier entries first. It’s also a little difficult to type as Smudge the cat lies on half the keyboard every night as I try to do some work. It’s been a productive weekend working on hobby […]

0 Comment

Didn’t have much time to go exploring what’s new in the city so I took comfort in what was good and in the vicinity. I’ve been an instagram addict since its inception and am quite surprised how well some photos turned out on my old 3GS full of cracks and hangs all the time. I’m […]

4 Comments

I’m cheating a little again, so I’m cross posting blog content I do for You’d be much better here, given the considerable time and effort that goes into it, it always deserves an extra plug or two! Yvonne is one of my favourite people I work with, super knowledgeable, patient, always ever so obliging with […]

1 Comment

I didn’t get a chance to try any of this because I was running around like a crazy person on a few hours of sleep, but it sure does look amazing and I’m definitely having some the next time I’m in Beijing with a less insane schedule. The new macaroons are fab and the cupcakes […]

0 Comment

The Village Café has a new chef and a new a la carte menu to go along with it. While I was in Beijing recently, we shot a video with Australian chef Darren Greenwood on how to do a good steak sandwich and pumpkin salad. He stresses the importance of fresh produce and how Australians […]

0 Comment

Sui Jianguo’s solo show features some 30 works dating from 1987 to present. One of China’s most important contemporary Chinese artist, Sui praised by Chinese art critics as “A pioneer venturing to the farthest reaches of Chinese sculpture.” Working with a whole range of materials from bronze, steel, fiberglass to plastic Sui continues an indepth […]

4 Comments

January 17 is International Italian Cuisines day and Italian chefs all over the world are participating by cooking Osso Bucco–the chosen dish of 2012. The annual event revisits traditional recipes that have lost its authenticity around the globe. Cream in your carbonara anyone? Or parmesan on your seafood pasta? The carnage! Organised by ITCHEFS and […]

I ate alot this year, from Michelin starred restaurants, private kitchens, house parties, hawker centres to da pai dongs… there were some bad meals, alot of average meals, but so very few excellent ones. Here’s my top 10 and most memorable meals of 2011 in no particular order. 1. Local pork chop noodles in Macau, […]

« Older Entries Newer Entries »