Category Archives: Nature

Sunset from the East

Given that I’m rarely outdoors at the golden hour (I like to be home before dark if I can help it), seeing these lovely hues were quite a treat.


HK Day 3 – Cheung Chau Island

I must admit, I was shocked to see a bright, gleaming MacDonald’s when we alighted from the ferry. I guess visiting an offshore untouched island was too much to expect!


The streets did get quieter as I ventured further inwards though, and the reward was a quiet stretch of beach and sea.

Silent Day

2nd experience at a silent meditation retreat. Made me realise that doing it indoors and outdoors is really… different.



Quiet Starts and Ends

The keyword is Quiet.



Bali 2017: Tegenungan Waterfall

167 steps up and down. Ouch.

It was worth it.


Bali 2017: Tanah Lot Temple

No shortage of tourists here, but what else can we expect with one of Bali’s most famous temples?

It was meant to be a sunset stop too, but given the amount cloud cover in the sky that day, and the earlier drizzles, the prognosis did not look good. And so we opted for an early return to Ubud instead. It was actually a relief to have a quiet dinner together after all that shoulder-brushing with people!




Bali 2017: Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

I can only imagine how breathtaking it would be to catch the sunrise or sunset here, over the lake. Unfortunately with the mother’s well-being in mind I was not going to arrange for us to wake up at 3am. And so we reached at the rather reasonable, earthly hour of close-to-lunchtime. And of course there were other tourists. One simply makes the best of such situations πŸ™‚