As an accountant, a debt collector and, most importantly, an Asian, saving money is always on my mum’s mind. Saving money and getting the best possible deal is an everyday job, but this goal turns into an obsession whenever we go on holiday. No matter what job she is given – hotels, taxis or food … More My Asian Mum & Saving Money (Holiday Edition)
“Kaklong, listen to me when I am talking to you!” I looked straight at the webcam, and nodded, waiting for her to continue. “So these are all my rules for you: No sleeping in the same room No kissing No hugging No holding hands No sitting next to each other No eye contact Non negotiable. … More My Asian Mum & Boyfriends
And just like that, it was all over. We were standing in Jakarta airport, about to board our separate flights and a deep melancholic feeling settled over me. We had spent every moment of every day for the last 27 days together (miraculously without a single cross word being said) and separating from my “drunken, … More The End of an Era
Perhaps the most bizarre experience of our Hoi An stay occurred when we were out on our bikes, exploring. It was a classic sweltering Vietnamese day and we had just reached the sea. The three of us wandered on to the beach – and all of a sudden we were transported back to World War … More “But how will I get back if you both die?!”
Our escapades in Hoi An took on a new direction when mum and dad spotted a tiny, packed, little ferry just about to take off. Apparently this was their cue to jump on, dragging us with them. Of course they had absolutely no idea where the ferry was headed, how long it would take and … More “So locals only pay 5000 Dong?!?!”
Our life in Hoi An was quite a contrast to the one we had in Hue. Where temples, palaces and tombs had occupied most of our time in Hue, in Hoi An it was all about the shopping. And to the surprise of all of us, it was dad – the ultimate hater of shopping … More But you said you wanted it slim-fit!
One member of the family – who shall not be named – has a snore that is basically thunder. On holidays we usually enforce a sleeping rota to ensure that everyone gets at least one good night sleep every few days. Last night it was my turn with the snorer. I’m not sure what was … More A night in the bath