Ahoj, 2016!

Thank you for the great time, 2015… let’s hope 2016 will be as wonderful 🙂 Now, a little bit of what happened at the end of 2015… To explain the title, which means “Hello, 2016!” in Czech, it’s because for the new year’s eve we decided to join a friend’s plan to stay at a holiday house a.k.a ferienhaus somewhere up in the mountains of Czech Republic: with 5x bedrooms and 2x bathrooms/toilets for 10 – max. 22 persons, READ MORE

Happy Birthday(s) and Happy Holidays!

First of all, for you who celebrate the birthdays of two prophets, which fall on two consecutive days this year, Merry Mawlid al-Nabi and Merry Christmas! 🙂 Have a nice long weekend, and since probably you’ll have a nice long holiday until the New Year, happy holidays! Next, since today, December 25th, *I wrote this draft two days ago* is also my birthday… happy birthday to me! Now it’s only one more year to 30 😉 So READ MORE

Adult Coloring Book

First of all… yes, I’m at home. And yes, I’m procrastinating. I’m so sorry, dear work, research, and… similar stuff :(. How am I procrastinating –besides writing a blog post, of course–? The answer is… coloring! A friend *hi, Jen!* introduces me to this new addictive activity. It was addictive when I was a child, but then I moved on to drawing and painting, the more ‘grown-up’ stuff :p. The problem with drawing or painting READ MORE

Cat Café in Singapore

My sister just arrived in Singapore when we decided to visit the Chinatown area. Right after we got out from the MRT station, we stumbled upon a cat café! It is called The Company of Cats, located in the Mosque St. Now, a little bit of history about cat café… The world’s first cat café, “Cat Flower Garden”, opened its doors in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1998. Then, the concept blossomed in Japan and became very popular, with seventy nine READ MORE

Singapore Night Festival

The festival happened around two weeks after Singapore celebrates its golden jubilee, August 21-22 and 28-29. Actually, I found out about this festival accidentally, I’m so glad I didn’t miss it :). After the ‘cat & bear’s trip to Tioman Island, Malaysia’ (will write about this soon), we arrived back in Singapore on Monday, August 24 evening. On our way to the nearest 7 Eleven to have our dinner, ehem… ’cause I was craving steamy ramen cup :D, we READ MORE

My First Via Ferrata – Masarè

left picture is taken from here So… do I look like them already? :p Since last year I’ve been wanting to try via ferrata, but the idea was always dismissed by the bear (a.k.a our via ferrata expert here :p) by reason of my lack of stamina. Via ferrata, the Italian words for ‘iron road’, is a protected climbing route usually found in the Alps. It is called the iron road because there is (almost) always a READ MORE

Workation in Gran Canaria

this picture was taken from here A workation is a trip or vacation where you must perform some task for your regular work. Although you may be in a new or exotic locale, you may have to attend meetings, telecommute, or complete projects for your job. — www.wisegeek.com I think companies should really consider to do this once in a while *grin*, this is what it looks like… Luckily, as a PhD student I have READ MORE

Paramitopia: New Home

Welcoming 2014, which is around the corner, I decided to build a new home. Also considering the fact that the previous home was broken, and… that I finally have spare time to do that! 🙂 This time I go for a more professional look, showcasing my academic persona ;). But still… with a little bit cutesy touch here and there. Especially when designing the custom header for each page. Oh, it has really been a READ MORE