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Thy Annual Escapade Shall Comes to A Close

by Beth S. Freelance Writer

Being a travel and lifestyle blogger has given me the opportunity to not only cross borders but also learn about other cultures. It broadens my knowledge about how people live their lives through carefully watching seemingly mundane things: like just looking at a country’s architectural influence, listening to its folk music, observing how its locals converse on a daily basis, how they season their food, scrutinizing women’s dresses for work, among other things. This year, I resided into densely populated but dynamic cities and places in Asia namely Tokyo, Malang, and Marina Bay (in that particular order) and areas near them—and I have come to realize that even with the apparent and expected diversity, there are tiny and almost unobservable details that  can be very similar among Asian nations.

For instance, while city-dwellers of Japan tend to lean on a very eclectic fashion, Indonesians can also be very adventurous with their daily office apparel as they mix it up with bold hues of make-up. The very same remark I can say for career ladies I saw in Bukit Timah who can really carry those 5-inch heels with nonchalance, as if they were just light flats, and go amazingly fab with the typical office wear for women in Singapore.

And don’t get me started with the food. All three cities can be a haven for wandering foodies. I enjoyed the Nasi Lemak Chicken near the Chinatown in SG while I had a very exotic experience eating street delicacies in Jakarta, and a very heart-warming ramen sampling in Nagoya. All three countries inhabit rice-eating folks and that is something very new to a European like me. Growing up in Dublin, my carbs consumption mainly consisted of different meals with potatoes, and we rarely cook meals with rice.

My trip to SG was notably special because I met a fellow drifter and blogger Kendall who hailed from Amsterdam. She has lived in Singapore for 5 years now, and she also owns a small tea store near Marina. We shared a lot of things and she noticed that I love being all dolled up even on supposedly lax days so she suggested I visit this site that also happen to be known not only the best online shopping office wear in Singapore but also a great place to find cheap but chic accessories that go with any clothing ensemble of girls.

 

Just saddened that the trip had to be cut short because I have to report back the office next week as I will cover and write about a Spring Collection made by fashion designers from countryside near Paris. As soon as I land to Ireland, I only have a few days to prepare and I need to head to France.  But I am hoping I can still go back to some parts of Asia as I am yet to experience more of the Eastern ways. I wish I had more time to visit more temples and age-old castles, and I am hoping to go to Beijing, China, Penang, Malaysia, Hanoi, Vietnam, and even open cities like Dubai and Qatar on my next visit. I heard, too, that Taipei’s food can really be scrumptious. No doubt, Asia now holds a special part in my hallow heart.

About Beth S. Innovator   Freelance Writer

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