This past April Iris and I took another epic holiday, as we always do this time of year. Seriously, our track record is pretty amazing. Myanmar, Australia, and now Laos. We had a special guest this time around, our friend Lai Wan. She was a bit camera shy but you will see her pop up … More Exploring Luang Prabang Part 1: Sunsets, Monks, and Smiles
Merry Christmas! As I sit here after hand grinding half a pound of coffee so we could have real coffee for Christmas, my arms are tired, but my fingers are ready for some typing! Anyway, last time I talked about where to stay, what to eat, and how to get there, so I just wanted … More Macau-What to See Tips
Well I guess I don’t know that I really have a ton of ‘tricks’ for Macau, but I figured since Kevin does a great job with his posts and videos, maybe I could try writing about some travel tips. Let’s see: Getting There Most people come to Macau from Hong Kong or mainland China by … More Macau Tips and Tricks (Part 1)
Not until we moved to Malaysia did I truly begin to understand the beauty that is American breakfast. Of course here we have roti canai, nasa lemak, and fancy western style brunch places, but let me tell you ‘western brunch’ is NOT American breakfast. With all my talk of craft beer, drip coffee, and Taco … More An Ode to American Breakfast
For those of you who don’t know, I left my darling husband behind in KL, and headed back to the states for almost the entire month of August. Although I know the US isn’t quite as exciting as our trips around Asia, I still wanted to share some of the exciting highlights from my trip. … More Ummm, guys I rode in a helicopter!
Again, this blog will start with me lamenting about the lose of my hard drive. I had a nice video I made at Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, in Bangkok about how our whole trip was this dichotomy of the superficial and the supreme because we spent most of our time shopping and then … More Wat Arun in Bangkok
Well, not just noodles, of course. After our candy and popped rice we enjoyed a fresh coconut on our boat tour, and then we headed to a lovely homestay place for lunch. Set in the gardens and trees near the river, it would be a great place to stay if you ever want to stay … More How to lose weight in Malaysia part 32-More noodles!
I’m not sure I quite have the same poetic writing skills about food as my darling husband, but since he had to work, while I got to go play in Ho Chi Minh city (or Saigon City as everyone there calls it), I guess I better have a go at it myself. I have to … More How to Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 31- Let your wife head to Vietnam and do all the eating
Today, here in future world, it is March 10th. This is the 5th anniversary of my first date with a girl named Iris. That’s her on the left. I married her. That is me on the right obviously, but most of you probably knew that. Of course there are a few of you who do … More An Ode to my Wife
I (Iris) rarely write about our food adventures, but this one happened without Kevin, so I figured I had better step up. Chinese New Year celebrations last for 15 days, so we are still in the middle of the festive season. Besides enjoying family and delicious food, a common activity during New Year is playing … More How to Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 30- Sleep while your wife eats, drinks, and plays cards