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  • Living out of a suitcase, especially with a baby in tow gets tiring. But we've learnt a couple of things, so here they are for posterity.

    Five tips for travelling with a baby

    Living out of a suitcase, especially with a baby in tow gets tiring. But we've learnt a couple of things, so here they are for posterity.

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  • “I’ve heard a lot about Claypots, but never tried it. I think it’s Asian,” she quipped as we walked through their door. She wasn’t necessarily right on that account, nor was she completely wrong.

    Claypots Seafood Bar, St Kilda

    “I’ve heard a lot about Claypots, but never tried it. I think it’s Asian,” she quipped as we walked through their door. She wasn’t necessarily right on that account, nor was she completely wrong.

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  • When the SO got an announcement that Virgin and Singapore Airlines were strengthening the ties between their respective frequent-flyer programs, Velocity and KrisFlyer, by allowing members to convert miles or points between the two loyalty schemes, he jumped on it.

    Flying business class with Virgin airlines

    When the SO got an announcement that Virgin and Singapore Airlines were strengthening the ties between their respective frequent-flyer programs, Velocity and KrisFlyer, by allowing members to convert miles or points between the two loyalty schemes, he jumped on it.

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  • My tour of duty is now over for another year. This year has lacked much of last year’s chaos, which was a very pleasant welcomed change. Maybe after 6 years, we’re finally getting things right and meeting most of our audiences’ expectations.

    Back to normality

    My tour of duty is now over for another year. This year has lacked much of last year’s chaos, which was a very pleasant welcomed change. Maybe after 6 years, we’re finally getting things right and meeting most of our audiences’ expectations.

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  • It’s that time of year again, when work ramps up and I head to the east coast’s capital cities for […]

    Heading to Melbourne

    It’s that time of year again, when work ramps up and I head to the east coast’s capital cities for […]

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  • I cyberstalk Kylie Kwong’s Instagram and I’m not afraid to admit it, because when you’re a foodie, you CHOOSE to torture yourself by surrounding yourself with other food lovers who overshare their gastronomy exploits. There isn’t a waking moment when you’re not filled with food envy.

    Sydney: Eveleigh Markets

    I cyberstalk Kylie Kwong’s Instagram and I’m not afraid to admit it, because when you’re a foodie, you CHOOSE to torture yourself by surrounding yourself with other food lovers who overshare their gastronomy exploits. There isn’t a waking moment when you’re not filled with food envy.

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  • The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

    Sydney: Intermezzo Italian Restaurant

    The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

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  • Several years ago, my girlfriend Sassystrawberry dragged us to their Mandarin Gallery outlet in Singapore and we were blown away! Al dente ramen noodles with great flavourful broth - no wonder Sassystrawberry was so adamant we lunch there, but I never expected nor realised Ippudo has made it down under. And certainly not an outlet in Sydney’s Westfield.

    Sydney: Ippudo Sydney

    Several years ago, my girlfriend Sassystrawberry dragged us to their Mandarin Gallery outlet in Singapore and we were blown away! Al dente ramen noodles with great flavourful broth - no wonder Sassystrawberry was so adamant we lunch there, but I never expected nor realised Ippudo has made it down under. And certainly not an outlet in Sydney’s Westfield.

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  • It took a year, but when the opportunity came, I called a week prior to make dinner reservations at Billy Kwong over the long weekend. Billy Kwong served very Asian cuisine that was instantly familiar to us, yet not because of the use of Australian native ingredients that provided such an interesting and enjoyable dining experience.

    Booking ahead for a long awaited dinner at Billy Kwong

    It took a year, but when the opportunity came, I called a week prior to make dinner reservations at Billy Kwong over the long weekend. Billy Kwong served very Asian cuisine that was instantly familiar to us, yet not because of the use of Australian native ingredients that provided such an interesting and enjoyable dining experience.

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  • After a bit of a rough start to the year, the SO dragged me to Sydney for the Queen’s birthday long weekend. And quite unintentionally, Sydney is hosting a number of events, including the Finders Keepers markets, Vivid and Biennale of Sydney for us to check out.

    Spending the Queen’s birthday long weekend in Sydney

    After a bit of a rough start to the year, the SO dragged me to Sydney for the Queen’s birthday long weekend. And quite unintentionally, Sydney is hosting a number of events, including the Finders Keepers markets, Vivid and Biennale of Sydney for us to check out.

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