Archive for the ‘ Returning ’ Category

moving. (particularly corny post ahead)

changing addresses.

It’s almost been a year since I got on that plane and left. It’s becoming glaringly obvious to me now that I may have chosen the wrong URL for this blog. So, I hope this doesn’t confuse you, my ever so loyal readers :P

I had intended this blog to be a record of what I did while on exchange in 2010. However, the entire experience did nothing to satisfy the travel bug in me. And so, a change is in order.

Think of the move as a metaphor. I’m changing the address to reflect that my exchange was not the end. In fact, it was just the start of something else. There are plenty of travels to be had in the future, and I could not be more excited. :)

Here it is,

I hope you join me on the next stage of my adventure. :)



oh, summer.

I know that it has been a long time since I have updated. I was supposed to get on top of things during the break, but I have been enjoying it by catching up with people over meals and things, but it has also been filled with work and the painstakingly slow process of doing clerkship applications.

I do still regularly check a few Copenhagen sites though, which is probably not particularly healthy for me, given the fact that it just makes miss that home all the more. One of the sites is Hello Copenhagen.

One of the things that I am sad that I never got to experience  was what I think of as the waking up of Copenhagen, from winter, into summer.

Next weekend, 21-23 July there’s going to be a free open air screening of a couple of movies. I can just imagine how lovely that would be, sprawled out in Ørstedsparken, with the sun still up maybe at 20.00… Check it out here. :)

I went to Ørstedsparken early on during my stay in Copenhagen. The photos aren’t anything fantastic, but you know, I have to include something. :)



farvel til mine venner! <3

global smølfedag i tivoli (25 juni 2011).

So apparently it is Global Smurf Day today, well I guess yesterday now. In celebration, Tivoli put on a whole bunch of events, which I think is pretty cool. :)

Also, this weekend is the first weekend that I have felt like I really don’t have anything immediate or pressing to do. Yes, this means that I am finally on holidays! So, amongst all the things that need to be done in the next month or so, hopefully I will be able to update a lot of things. :)

Spent the day helping P pack so that was quite fun, but also made me think back to the last couple of days before I left, both Sydney home and Copenhagen home. I guess Copes was worse, because the only choices were bag, bin or box. And then once the box was gone, it really became quite difficult…

I like to think that as a result of all the travelling I have become a bit better at packing lightly. We’ll see, next time I end up anywhere… :)

To the Europe guys, if you end up seeing this, I hope that you have a fantastic time away. It’s going to be amazing, and I can’t quite imagine it all in summer. I’m totally jealous, but also super excited for all of you to fall in love with that part of the world, just like I did. :)

And because this post wouldn’t be a post without a little bit of photo-ness from my time away, here are a few shots from one of the times that I visited Tivoli (23rd sept), thanks to the free September entry for KU students! :D


tivoli attractions: koncertsalen, glassalen, himmelskibet (star flyer)

i thought this game was cute. can't remember what you had to do though.

a lovely performance of a pirates of the caribbean medley, by the tivoli promenade orchestra.

pantomimeteatret. (i can't remember right now what the performance was called...)

nimb vinotek/brasserie and lights.

maNga, the turkish entry for eurovision 2010, were performing that night.

the lights of tivoli.

tivoli illuminations.

tivoli, from vesterbrodgade.

a final loser photo from me. :)

for to måneder siden (two months ago…)

Ok, so two months ago, I was home already. I missed the 25th, but oh well. Life goes on.

While I do not think that my mind has come back from Europe yet, it’s a part of my heart that I think still hasn’t come back from Singapore… (excuse the cheese!)

I spent a good two weeks in Singapore, staying with Mama (Dad’s mum), saying goodbye to the house (even if I didn’t know it yet), hanging out with all the relos from both sides and even some of my parents’ friends, eating to my stomach’s content, aching to buy stuff but for the lack of luggage space…

I have said it somewhere before, possibly when I flew into Singapore en route to Copenhagen, but flying into Singapore feels like coming home. Although I don’t think that I could ever get used to permanently living there, there’s something about it that always calls me back. Of course, family is a big factor in that, but there’s something else as well…

In any case, just a little introduction to some of the relos. I miss them all dearly. :(

at westlake for a tan fam dinner. cousin photo! (although, minus a fair few...!)

celebrating my 21st with just some of the lees at crystal jade. :)

I didn’t take very many pictures of the family, although I should have. Next time. :)

Anyway, culture shock be damned, I think I may have settled in at home. It’s still hard to soothe those itchy feet, but this is home. For now. :)

And real life awaits. (Although, I am super jealous that Mum is headed back ‘home’ on Friday…!)


nordisk mad.

Skimming through SMH today, I found this article that reports that noma has placed in as the world’s best restaurant, for the second time in a row!


Even though I was in Copenhagen for a good five months, I never went to noma to eat. Besides the insane rush for reservations, you certainly pay for the notoriety of the establishment, and I just could not quite justify it.

However, fellow Sydney-sider Bryce scored a reservation and you can check out his gastronomic experience here. Just looking at his photos is making me somewhat regretful that I didn’t go…

Oh well, just another reason for me to return to my beloved Copenhagen. :)


a slice of scandinavian sweetness.

This evening, my family and I headed to IKEA to pick up a few things.

We also stopped by the IKEA restaurant, where, if you are a member of IKEA Family, you get a free hot beverage! So we did that, and I figured that I needed a little bit of Scandinavia to tide me over all the photo sorting that I have been doing over the weekend (on Facebook, mind you… they’ll get here eventually!).


It was soooo good! Such a lovely reminder of my beloved Scandinavia. In particular, it reminds me of when C brought the Almondy cake to dinner at B’s… and we ate it. :D

Even just being in IKEA, surrounded by svensk, which is so close to dansk!

And if you couldn’t tell, this is a post to say how much I am still missing it. :(
I think I have been ruined forever.


change of seasons

So it’s been 3 weeks since I have been home. Just when I felt like I was getting into the scheme of things again, getting used to uni, being at home, having people around again… all this talk of planning holidays as me missing it all over again.

I am super excited for people to explore parts of the world that I have seen, and parts that I haven’t.

But I’m also itching to get moving again.

That travel bug has definitely not been satisfied.


‘Cause inside you’re working
You’re mending what’s broken,
‘Cause our love ain’t easy
It changes with seasons
– change of seasons; sweet thing