Every product has a story

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 in food, asia pacific

Every product and innovation in the world today has a story behind it. A problem encountered, and a solution emerges. Then we take it for granted. And not just technological products. 

For this post I'd like to talk about the origin of Yunnan Style Noodles (過橋米線), and how to preparation and style originated. But more importantly also featuring one of my favorite places to try it.

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Foursquare rebranded - checkins are so passé

Posted on August 7th, 2014 in news, technology

Today foursquare just went through a new facelift and surgery (under the hood). No longer does it place emphasis on checkins, but now chooses to join Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Tripadvisor and also has changed it's social model from a friending perspective to a following perspective where you follow expert reviewers of particular categories and neighbourhoods.

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Pepper Lunch doing a 50 percent off promotion!

Posted on June 30th, 2014 in food

Budget 2014 got you down? Do you like cheap food? 

Pepper lunch is doing a 50% off promotion between 30 June 2014 to 13 July 2014 [..]

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Drink the coffee, Change the World

Posted on June 25th, 2014 in random

Drink the coffee, Change the world.  (If you're an Apple Developer - Write the code, Drink the coffee, Change the World)

Yep, who would thought buying coffee at a coffee shop would make an impact on the world? (and not just someones hip pocket which may or may not do so).

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Qantas Big Trip Sale (ex Australian cities)

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in travel

It's that time of year again, where companies offer lots of good deals in order to make their books look good for the end of financial year in Australia.

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Can't decide between European food or Asian food? How about both?!

Posted on June 22nd, 2014 in asia pacific, food

Do you like German food? Or perhaps Thai food?

Meet Tawandang. A german beer brewery which serves fusion thai and german food.

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QANTAS Premium and Business USA Sale fares (ex SYD)

Posted on June 18th, 2014 in airfare sales, americas, travel

So you got plans to go to the US, in the next 12 months. 

Why not  book it now? Not only do you get a cheap premium economy ticket, you also get a preview access pass (if you don't have access already) to the new LAX lounge. [..]

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Asia's World City - Hong Kong

Posted on June 16th, 2014 in travel, asia pacific

People don't call it Asia's World City for no reason at all.

First things first. Getting there is super easy. Most Airlines from almost every single city, fly directly to it. Then it's also visa free for most nationalities. 

But there's other reasons too

 

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Tonkotsu Ramen made to order!

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 in food, asia pacific

Generally you'd only have the choice of Ippudo Ramen in most cities, and only then you can only choose how you would like your noodles cooked.

Not at Butao Ramen (豚王), one of the best hole in the wall ramen places in Hong Kong which changes the whole thing a little...

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Kimchi Fries - One of the best culinary invention originating from the United States

Posted on May 20th, 2014 in americas, asia pacific, food, travel

USA. The ultimate place for fusion food (and just about anything really - especially if you go to New York City). My personal favorite fusion foods in the USA would be the Cheesesteak and Kimchi Fries.

The thing in particular that I am doing a writeup about is - Kimchi Fries. Originating from Austin, Texas.

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