6 AM: Breakfast at the hotel. Mom and I devour the mackerel with especial glee. 8 AM: Doing a bit of laundry, taking a brief walk, and repacking. 10 AM: Since we’re here on a church group trip, we begin with a visit to Hongwanji Tsumura Betsuin, a sister temple to the one my family … Continue reading

9 AM: Woke up a little groggy after our marathon sightseeing day yesterday. D and I need some energy, so we head straightaway for a starchy breakfast. We sample the kaya toast at Tong Ah Eating House, this time accompanied by the traditional soft-boiled eggs with soy sauce. The French kaya toast is eggy and … Continue reading

“There’s something to be said for small victories when they’re made out of chocolate.” ― Tessa Bailey

Today, I’m reviewing a chocolate bar that purports to embody the millennial generation. Its name is SweetRiot Pure 85% Dark Chocolate Deliciousness. Everybody say, “Hi, SweetRiot!” I rolled my eyes a little when I saw the cutesy description of their chocolate as divided into “peaces.” And I rolled them again when I read the following … Continue reading “There’s something to be said for small victories when they’re made out of chocolate.” ― Tessa Bailey