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= A Malaysian Soul =
- Foodie at Heart -
+ World Traveller +


take your pick


Global Destinations
Dining in the Dark, KL
Waku Ghin, Singapore
Jaan, Singapore
The Fat Duck, Melbourne
Bo Innovation, Hong Kong
Wafills, Hong Kong
The Great Wall of China

Before I Die
Ultra Music Festival Miami
Tomorrowland Belgium
Electric Daisy Carnival
Defqon 1
Disneyworld Florida
France, Italy, Amsterdam, London, Ibiza
Buy a Modern House
Stay in an Underwater Hotel
Cruise on the Royal Caribbean

Recent Posts
· Things I Own #003 - Herschel Camo Colorblock Backp...
· Taiwan Trip Countdown
· Papaya's Beach Lodge
· Things I Own #002 - Samsung Galaxy S5
· Things I Own #001 - Mickey Mouse Mug
· Sarawak Kolo Mee
· Name Card
· Eat Sleep Live Repeat
· W O R L D S
· Wires


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Things I Own #003 - Herschel Camo Colorblock Backpack
Friday, October 10, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

Wanted to get my hands on a Herschel bag for quite a long time
But I wanted a unique design since most of the herschel bags out there are plain in color, especially black
So I searched and searched around Sydney for a suitable backpack and I finally found this!
Bought it at the glue store at QVB underground 

Camo Colorblock! :D
Gonna bring it to my Taiwan trip #woohoo

Taiwan Trip Countdown
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

Countdown 15 days to my Taiwan Trip!
Perfect timing to take a break from everything on this island and do what I love to do the most.
Exploring and eating :D #life

It's gonna be a full 5 days trip with my friend (codename: MPY)
I'll try to takes photos of everything and hopefully blog about everything :P

Itinerary ?

I googled '5 days Taiwan trip itenerary recommendation', and someone posted this on the yahoo forum:

Day 1 - National Palace Museum, Formosa Museum, Yangmingshan, Shilin Presidential Residence, Shilin Night Market
Day 2 - Hot Spring District, Guandu, Danshui Fisherman Wharf & Red Castle
Day 3 - Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, 228 Museum, Presidential Bldg, National Museum, Bopiliao Old Street, Longshan Temple, Hua Hsi Street Night Market, Ximending
Day 4 - Mirarmar Entertainment Park, Taipei Zoo, Maokong Cable Car & hilltop tea gardens, Yongkang Street Night Market
Day 5 - Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei Discovery Centre, Taipei 101 Observatory, Xinyi Eslite Bookstore, Xinyi Cinema City, Liaoning Street & Rao he Street Night Markets

Maybe we'll just follow this :D

We're both gonna be zombified the first day though.
I gotta be up by 3am in the morning to catch the 6am flight
and MPY's gonna reach Taiwan at 5am in the morning from Singapore.

Papaya's Beach Lodge
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

I've heard of this place here and there among Labuan-siders recently
It was established in 2012 and I didn't know it existed until now!
Heard they serve really good burgers
So of course I was eager to check it out :P

Check out their range of burgers!
From a single beef patty to a whopping triple beef patty with triple layers of cheese!
Was feeling adventurous so I ordered their double trouble burger;
A burger with a layer of beef patty and a layer of boneless chicken.
It's something that I've actually never tried.

(P.S. It was actually too large for me to bite at one go so I had to use a fork and a knife)

Overall, it was good!
The cook on the meat was almost spot on.
Would have preferred if they were more aggressive on the seasoning/marination to get more of that tangy char-grilled flavour.
However, I would say this is probably the best burger you can find in Labuan :)

On top of that, the atmosphere was great!
Loved the layout.
They had many different sections with different kinds of seating.

Burgers, beer and the sunset by the beach, I'll be back!

Things I Own #002 - Samsung Galaxy S5
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

Recently switched from apple to android!
The main reason why I switched was because of the ability to add widgets and the ability to customize nearly everything.

The trigger that lead me to make this decision;
I saw my colleague's phone at work and he had quick previews/access to his apps right at his home screen.
Then I thought - Damn. I want that.
So I felt like it was time to move on from apple and dive and into the world of android - See what they have to offer.

But being an iPhone user for 4 years, a world where customization is minimal and everything is in order, I struggled.
Out of the box, the Galaxy S5 throws everything they have at you.
There are already more than 30 applications pre-installed for you, even if you don't need them.
On top of that, every single application has numerous settings for you to alter and play around with.

It's almost too much to handle :O

It took me several days to finally settle down.
Until now, I am still learning to use the functions that comes with the phone, and discovering the potential of all the personalization apps that comes with their play store.

But at the end, when you finally have a customized layout that completely fits to your liking, a
ndroid is a fantastic operating system.
I've chosen a suitable lock screen theme, organised my home screen and added my favourite widgets in such a way that it will increase my productivity in my to day life.
Something that I could not do with the apple iOS.
Although, I do feel that the Galaxy S5's screen and camera quality is not as superior as the iPhone.
It was something that I had to compromise.

That being said, I have absolutely no regrets trying out android.
It opened my eyes to a whole new world.

In a nutshell:

Apple is for those who likes simplicity. 
A streamlined and refined operating system that works without too much to worry about.

Android is for those who likes customization.
A world where there are endless possibilities to how you choose to conceptualize the layout and functionality of your phone.

Things I Own #001 - Mickey Mouse Mug
Friday, September 19, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

I'm starting a new series!

= Things I Own =

I've experimented with taking photos on a white wall, played around with the editing and I really loved the result!
So from now on I'll regularly post things I own that is interesting and things that I really love :D
First up, a Mickey Mouse Cup that I bought from Disneyland Aneheim, California!
My all time favourite mug so far.
I feel really happy everytime I use this mug :D
#sounique #awesomemug

Sarawak Kolo Mee
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

Labuan's Sarawak Kolo Mee :P

Absolutely love this!
Kolo mee with a light sauce, char siew, deep fried pork fat, mince pork and shallots.
Glad someone brought over Kuching's most popular dish :)

I gotta make a foodie trip down at Sarawak one day.

Name Card
Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

Behold, my very own name card! :D

Once in a while I get these random ideas that I thought would be cool to execute.

The inspiration behind creating this:

I've heard that my cousin has started off his own standalone architecture company called pocket squares.
So I was thinking,
"Wow, that's impressive. I wonder what his name card would look like?"
From there, I thought,
"Hey I could actually make a name card too LOL"
So I spent several days to conceptualize a design.
(and getting the fonts and spacing right)
Super happy with the result! :)


Eat Sleep Live Repeat
Sunday, September 7, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 1 footsteps ♠

My brand new blog name!
Comes with a new neat little logo :D
Since this blog is no longer an exclusive food blog,
I've decided to change it's name into a more appropriate theme:


In the two months back in this peaceful little island and away from the bustling city,
I've had some time to look back at everything that I've done, 
and to determine what I aim to achieve in the future.

Life so far has been exciting for me and I do not intend slow down just because I'm now staying in a rural area, an island for that matter.

I'm extremely grateful that I've managed to secure a job at a multinational oil & gas service company, Halliburton.
Keeps me busy.
Furthermore, working at Halliburton has accelerated my growth and self-development.
Working there allowed me to unleash my inner potential to perform the best that I can.
I can't wait to see where my life will go in the next 10, 20 years!


In a nutshell, I've learned that life is about living;

Living to discover yourself.
Living to explore & gain new experiences.
(& ultimately)
Living to pursue happiness.

This blog will be a platform for me to document all the exciting things that happens in my life.
I hope you guys will tag along my journey through life!
 & find my blog entries somewhat entertaining.

This is just the beginning! :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

A little accidental experiment I did.
Absolutely loved the result! :D

W O R L D S by Porter Robinson

I'm actually an avid CD album collector.
But I only buy albums by artists that I seriously admire,
and whenever I feel like the album produced is a masterpiece.

This is one of those albums.

Friday, September 5, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

I had to deal with this at work today :O

Extremely tedious.
But at the same time, very interesting.

How to make a Birthday Card
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

My latest brilliant idea.


I'm gonna go back to writing proper blog post titles.
The #hashtag phase has been fun :)

I'm also working on rebranding my blog title!
To be announced soon.
#decisions #decisions

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

Heh, life in Malaysia.

Currently super excited for the rest of the year!

Planning a trip for;

 6 Days @ Taiwan in October
9 Days @ Vietnam in December

I guess the advantage for staying in Labuan is starting to surface.
Save all the money and travel the world! :D

I've actually thought about it
With my 14 days leave, + Malaysia's ridiculous amount of public holidays
I can actually plan a trip out every 3 months

Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

My dad just bought the cutest car ever

The Toyota FJ Cruiser

Both the exterior and interior design feels like it's made from lego
Notice it even has three wipers / / /
So unique :P

Saturday, August 16, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

I'm currently running a foodie giveaway on instagram in collaboration with Menulog


Come join in the fun! :D

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Posted by CalvinTCQ ♣ | 0 footsteps ♠

This is the cutest sashimi boat I've ever seen :P