June 2014

  • 26 Jun'14

    Where the gods reside –...

    As I walked into the changing room, I couldn’t help but to feel like an Egyptian high priest making my way down the inner chamber of a temple. Huge candle stands with lit candles lined along the narrow and tall stone corridor....

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  • 23 Jun'14

    Where were you on September...

    Where were you on September 11, 2001? I know where I was. It was about half past ten in the evening and I was glued to the telly watching Ally McBeal, a US legal comedy- drama television series. I remember channel surfing...

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  • 20 Jun'14

    The desserts saved the night...

    Sometimes, I wonder whether I should take the time to write about a mediocre restaurant. Reviewing it would be like doing exactly the opposite of what I was taught since young – “If you have nothing good to say about it, then...

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  • 19 Jun'14

    Big on taste and epic...

    Located just a stone’s throw away from the Oakland Bay Bridge, Epic is a restaurant that boasts the best of both worlds – food and view. I chanced upon Epic a few years ago when I last visited San Francisco. Then, I...

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  • 16 Jun'14

    A class of its own...

    From the moment the vehicle pulled up to the St Regis’ driveway, the service was impeccable – the affable bellboy, the professional front desk executive and the helpful butler. You can tell they are there to make your stay in San Francisco...

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  • 13 Jun'14

    Peking duck fails to fly...

    When I heard that TungLok XiHe Peking Duck has opened a new branch at the quiet Orchard Central Mall, I was taken aback. This mall, with a questionable tenant mix, never seems to attract a good traffic flow. It is practically deserted...

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