Travel & Food

OWB

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”               – St Augustine

I remember my first plane ride. I was in kindergarden, at an age where really, I should not remember much. But I remember my mom buckling me up and telling me how I can see everything sitting by the window. I have always requested the window seat ever since. It was a trip to Phuket with my parents and godparents.

I had the good fortune to travel quite a bit since then. I was one of those weird kids who memorized the capital cities of countries and collected erasers with flags on them. I recently played a long distanced ‘name the capital city game’ over yahoo chat. I lost (not happy about that). I enjoyed being a tourist for many years, and more recently, a traveler. People often talk about ‘seeing the world’ … but what does that really mean?

The travel section of this blog will be a sharing of observation (and tips hopefully someone will find useful) as we all continue leaving footprints exploring what our brothers and sisters have done with different parts of our planet earth.

There was ‘The Sociology of Food’ module in university. I took it because it allowed me to have a 4 day school week (priority – leave mondays or fridays free) and my dorm partner in crime thought it might be interesting. That class gave me way more than I ever expected and beyond my careless reasons for choosing it then. The way people think about food, what is food and what is not food, varies from culture to culture. The experience of dining… and the feminine self image (or was that gender studies hmm..) opened my mind. It was however years later that my taste buds and culinary experiments added a different dimension to my journey with food. Growing up in Singapore allowed me to have access to various cuisines and living in Japan, to admire the intricate understanding of details the Japanese have in preparation of food.

Seeking to fill the unwritten pages here with stories of travel, tastes, and acting around the world. Acting around the world.

An end quote from the author previously known as a travel writer :

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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