Author: John Michael

8 Reasons to Make Your Own Conrad Maldives Honeymoon Memories

Honeymoons are those mythical beasts that you chase after grinding through a hectic wedding schedule. At least it was for us. Weddings are a huge, HUGE undertaking… Again, at least it was for us. It didn’t have to be, but Nadia and I went all out for each other and our families. Which leads me back to our Honeymoon. It’s that much sought after milestone, that mercurial post event, that matrimonial Gold Medal  that we looked forward to that would make a crazy year of DIY wedding planning and execution worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong, getting married to your best friend...

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Moving to Singapore: Working Through Tough Life Decisions

8 months ago on August 13, 2016, Nadia and I got married and our thoughts were consumed with our impending honeymoon; whereas moving to Singapore did not. Thinking back, if you had asked me before whether I would have ever considered moving out of California, much less Silicon Valley I would have laughed in your face. And to even consider moving out of the country would have been an even unlikelier scenario. But then I met a girl. I married said girl. And then I followed my girl turned wife to wherever she needed to be; in this case...

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First Impressions of Maxwell’s Tian Tian Chicken Rice

Imagine you just landed in Singapore and are on the hunt for something to satiate your post travel hunger pains. You’ve Googled what to eat around here and discovered a bevy of national dishes. There’s all kinds of choices, ranging from noodles to soups to roti’s and everything in between. But don’t let the familiar names fool you though, Singapore has put their own signature mark on these iconic South East Asian dishes that you may not be familiar with. One vendor though, Tian Tian Chicken Rice found at Maxwell Food Centre has a tendency to stand out in...

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The Last McDonald’s Singapore Nasi Lemak Burger

The End of the Nasi Lemak Burger I admit it… I MAY have eaten the last McDonald’s Nasi Lemak burger… At least here in Singapore. Yes, I’m sad to say it’s true. You’ve heard it correctly. This burger left just as quickly as it entered into our lives and into my mouth. Hell, I just found out about it not that long ago and now it’s gone. It’s a good thing that I decided to try it when I did. I had considered waiting for a better opportunity to present itself to try one of these delicious specialty burgers...

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8 XLB Flavors at Paradise Dynasty Vivo City to Try at Least Once

We’ve learned a lot of things ever since we moved to Singapore. One of the many things we have discovered is the myriad of Asian cuisines which, while spoiled with plenty of food in California, only really scrapped the tip of the iceberg that is offered everyday in every direction as far as the eye can see. One of the many things that we have learned a new appreciation for is XLB. You may be wondering what exactly is XLB? Extra large boyfriend…nope Extra language barrier… narp Extra large balls…NO It’s xiaolongbao! Imagine bite sized soup filled balls and...

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Relaxing Beitou Thermal Spa at Grand View Resort

Taiwan, a tropical island country nearly 12th the size of California. This country is known for many things, the least of which is manufacturing a lot popular products that you may be familiar with. We were surprised to find out that a lot of Asian foods that we grew up snacking on, like popcorn chicken, shaved snow, and milk tea originated in Taiwan street food culture. Go figure! We had to go check it out for ourselves what delicious food Taipei had to offer us. Armed with our friends recommendations, we set out for Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.  After...

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Nabezo – Epic All-You-Can-Eat Wagyu at Tokyo Shabu Shabu

What is Tokyo Shabu Shabu? Tokyo shabu shabu holds a special place in my heart, or rather my stomach as it were. Shabu shabu in English means swish swish (as in the swishing motion one cooks the meat in the hot pot). As other great universal soul warming foods go, it can go by many names depending on what part of the world you are in: Hong Kong steam boat Cambodian yao hon Mainland Chinese chonquing Generic boiling tasty water Whatever name you know it by, they all hit the same spot in your being no matter the cultural...

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The Last 18 Months of Our Travel Adventure

How are you doing? Hope things are going well with you! You ever sit down for a moment and think of where your life has led you? I did that recently, unfortunately due to a mishap, so now I have some time on my hands to ponder the universe and such. And I’ve come to a certain realization about my experiences; Life is a crazy thing! You just never know where it leads. One day you wake up working away the night in the tech industry. The next moment, you’re married, moved out of town, but still working into...

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  • Beautiful cupcakes to celebrate the start of the weekend! smoreshellip
  • Taking some time to rest and relax in town thishellip
  • Having some light room fun at the YayoiKusama exhibit Sohellip
  • Our final Maldivian sunset and what an incredible natural wonderhellip
  • Palm trees pool and sunshine Friday fun at the ParkHyatthellip
  • Todays agenda snorkel spa pool main pool yoga its thathellip
  • After an afternoon of snorkeling and poolside taking some timehellip
  • Two planes and a speedboat ride later weve arrived! Islandhellip
  • Thank you ConradRangali for yet another amazing experience! Cant waithellip
  • Staff insisted on more oysters and mimosas for breakfast ofhellip
  • What a breakfast spread! A delicious way to start thehellip

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