Hand Drawn Architecture

I have been waiting and waiting for the right time to post this and finally now it’s the opportunity to share with you to different artists living in two different areas drawing what we usually photographed about.

From Korea: Lee Me Kyeoung

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Korean Convenience Store

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Drawn by Lee Me Kyeoung

And from Japan: Mateusz Urbanowicz

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Hair Salon

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Drawn by Mateus

My Perfect Country

This is a (currently) 12 episodes BBC Radio programme called My Perfect Country in which they (the BBC) go across the world and delve into the different schemes and laws used by certain countries in order to solve their own problems which could be similar to the ones that are inflicting your country in another part of the world.

At the moment, they have done a few, for example: Teaching Mathematics in Shanghai, Gun Control In Japan, Cutting Poverty in Peru and many more. Tune in to find out more.

Penang Trip Day 3 (Part 1)

For the third day, we had to wake up early. Not because we had a lot of things to do but because we wanted to try the famous Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak. For those of you who don’t know — Nasi Lemak is a local dish in which the rice is cooked with coconut shavings, giving it an oily look and it is usually paired with eggs, salted nuts, sambal (chili paste) and anchovies. To have a fuller experience, you can also order the curry chicken or beef or any other meaty add-ons that will be offered to you on top of your nasi lemak.

The 'modest' stall on a motorbike

The ‘modest’ stall on a motorbike

A word of warning, nasi lemak is an unhealthy food to start the day off with.

This famous roadside stall (5.380154, 100.274847) sells out pretty quickly if you are not there early. When I was queuing up for the food, people were coming and ordering 5-10 packets each of this delicious breakfast. A word of warning though, this is an exceptionally unhealthy food. You need the GPS coordinates to find the shop, although I think they do have a permanent shop that sells the same thing all day long, but this roadside is the authentic version.

Save the Enviroment version

Save the Enviroment version

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Penang Trip Day 2 (Part 2)

The Blue Mansion

The Blue Mansion

With the rain still coming down, we headed off towards Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. This iconic bluish building was built in the 1890s, but was fully restored only in the late 90s before earning an UNESCO award in 2000. If you want to have an insight into how the rich used to live back in those days, this is the place to visit. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed and there are only tours at certain hours. The other alternative, is to stay a night in one of the rooms.

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