Royal Antiquities Museum Hue

The Hue Royal Antiquities Museum is a short walk away from the Hue Imperial Citadel. Photos are not allowed in the museum, but there are some on Tripadvisor. The exhibit mainly showcases material from the Nguyen dynasty, including porcelain, textiles and metalwork. My favourite item was a wooden crab which was holding fish in its […]

3 years ago

My father died three years ago yesterday. It’s strange how we forget. I remembered today, But only as an afterthought. We don’t visit the grave anymore And I am uncertain of the way. Life carries on. I’m not sure he is remembered.

Bornean Plants: Engkalak

This is the first plant food I am writing about as part of my “Bornean Plants” series. The goal is to try as many jungle/local/wild fruit/plants as I can (hampered slightly by the fact that my plans to go to Bario this summer fell through). Buah Engkalak (Listea garciae) This is a soft fruit which looks […]

KTJ – One year later

It has only been a year since I left Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, a private boarding school inconspicuously located on the outskirts of Mantin, a small Hakka town in Negeri Sembilan. I am not going to lie: those two years were not an easy time for me. My A-Levels were probably the least of my worries. […]