Noru crashed on a breakwater in Aki, Kochi Prefecture. Photo courtesy of Reuter.

Shimanami Kaido – When planned trip turned into an unplanned one

Woke up in the morning after having a good sleep, my wife and I were busy checking the weather report on TV and from the Internet. It was mentioned that typhoon Noru was moving over Shikoku and towards the main island of Japan during the day. Due to the slow pace of Noru that might result in extended periods of heavy rain, evacuation advisories in Shikoku and warning for river flooding, landslides, strong winds and high waves in other affected areas had been issued. 

Shimanami Kaido Cycling

Shimanami Kaido – My Family Challenge

During my Chinese New Year holidays in Hiroshima in early 2017, we had an one-day trip in the city of Onomichi. Fascinated by one of the top cycling courses in the world, Shimanami Kaido, my family and I had an ad-hoc short ride from Onomichi, crossing Mukaishima (向島) and arrived in Innoshima (因島) via the famous Innoshima Bridge (因島大橋). The scenery along the cycling course was stunning. The cycling infrastructure was great and convenient to the cyclists. Together with the friendly drivers we met along the way, Shimanami Kaido gave us a wonderful cycling experience. By the time we arrived at the Innoshima Ohashi Memorial Park, it was already two o'clock in the afternoon. As we had to catch our train back to Hiroshima by the evening, we had no other choice but to head back to the Onomichi station. On the return trip, my boy asked if we could come back again and ride along the Shimanami Kaido from Onomichi to Imabari. Why not! I said. Living up to my promise, I had gathered all the information on Shimanami Kaido, working out the itinerary and making all the necessary reservations. During my boy's summer holidays in 2017, we sat out to conquer the Shimanami Kaido.

Hong Kong Style Egg Tart – My First Attempt

Like a lot of the Hong Kong people, egg-tart is one of my favourite pastries. Here in Hong Kong, we have two different styles of egg-tarts, one comes with a butter pastry (撻皮) base while the other one comes with puff pastry (酥皮) base. Personally, I prefer butter pastry base which is more crispy over the puff pastry base. This week, instead of making bread, I will practise making my first Hong Kong style Egg-tart with butter pastry base. Hong Kong Style

Stanley Promenade

Short Trip to Stanley, Hong Kong

Woke up in a hot summer morning with nothing to do. My wife asked if I would like to have a short trip to Stanley with our boy. Well, why not??

LA One Food Map

A Bite of Fine Dining in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, the third biggest city of Taiwan, is not only famous for its port, night markets, food, prettiest metro stations and enormous public artwork, but also the emerging scene of fine dining. During our bike ride in Kaohsiung in late March, we had a chance to be the guests of our closed friends, at one of the great restaurants, the LA ONE Kitchen & Bakery.

VirtuGO Beta

A Glimpse of the VirtuGO Beta

After months of waiting, I finally received the welcome email on the VirtuGO Beta Testing Program in early April 2018. For those not aware of VirtuGO, it is a virtual training platform that has been opened for beta during the Tour Down Under 2018. Given this software platform is still in its development cycle, issues encountered during trial are inevitable.

Sam Mun Tsai

Hong Kong Cycling Routes Collection – FoTan to Sam Mun Tsai

Last Sunday's weather was not very stable. A hot sunny day but with occasional thunderstorm moving across the region as advised by the Hong Kong Observatory. Instead of taking a long endurance journey, the group opted to ride on a short relaxing trip to the old fishing village, Sam Mun Tsai.

NPGPS STEM Team at Changi International Airport

My boy got his great achievement

Schedule for my boy's Experiential Learning Journey in Singapore is quite tight. Students have to visit a secondary school, attend STEM related training at Singapore Polytechnic, doing programming work and finally present their works.

Featured Image for the STEM Experiential Learning Journey

My boy is having his own overseas trip

My boy is going to Singapore for a 4-Day Experiential Learning Journey. He has never been aboard without the company of us and this is the first time he is on his own along some of his classmates and teachers. A challenge to him as well as to us.

Inspiration Lake

Lazy Afternoon at the Inspiration Lake, Disneyland, Hong Kong

Today is the last day of June 2018. With no group riding and nothing else to do, my wife suggested to have a short trip to the Inspiration Lake, Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong.

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