Blue Mountains Grand Canyon Loop

The Grand canyon loop is a nice and relatively quiet walk compare to the rest of Blue mountain’s other popular walks and it provides beautiful landscapes and steep walls for hikers to marvel at. The signage is very clear. Since there’s only 1 path, there’s no way you can get lost. The national park is…

The Blue Gum Walk – Lush Green hike close to home

This hike is only 30 minutes drive from my home and 1 hour away from Sydney, but it doesn’t feel like we are this close to the city throughout the hike. The blue gum walk is a 6.7km circuit and takes around 3 hours. It is clearly marked at times but gets a bit harder to…

Pre-work workout 

I used to join a gym when I was in uni, but weirdly I don’t feel like I can afford a gym membership anymore now working fulltime, so my only chance to workout during the week is before work. Also because after work, I tend to feel like I deserve to slack in bed with…

[Reading] Quarterly Progress of Year 2017

I have rekindled my love for reading since the latter half of last year, just trying to look more cultured (holding a book on the train/during lunch time etc.). But all jokes aside, reading has really developed my writing and opened up my world. I am a very slow reader (1 week minimum for a…

Wombeyan caves, where georgraphy becomes interesting

Following a failed attempt to discover Jenolan caves near the blue mountains last winter (lake was closed and tours were missed), I have decided to try again, but to WOMBEYAN CAVES, near Taralga, a little town just pass Goulburn, NSW. It was a very hot day, actually the last day of the heat wave in…

BRUNCH, BRUNCH EVERYWHERE

I have decided to resurface and start writing again. Some updates about my life, i have now transitioned to a full time position in Manly, NSW and am currently have nothing to do with science anymore (slightly sad since I have completed my bachelor in Medical science AND did my honours research in children’s cancer),…

[Hayley’s Kitchen] Delicious Dumplings

Hi ! It has been so long since I have updated my blog! I have been really busy with uni assignments and studies but now I’m back and hope you haven’t forgotten me. Busy days mean no time to cook, but my sister managed to squeeze some time to make dumplings so I can cook…

Spring in Winter : Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden

It is gradually getting cold here in Sydney and when I saw friends flower watching in Hong Kong / Japan, I really wanted to feel the spring-ness as well. Last year, I decided to go to Tasmania during the winter as if Sydney is not cold enough 😀 In Hobart, we visited the Royal Tasmanian…

These are not your usual snacks

I am less enthusiastic about snacking since I have dropped the habit of buying chips, chocolates or lollies when I pass the evil isle at the supermarket (that does not mean I do not eat them, I still do at parties or picnics if I feel like some 😛 ) A few years back, whenever…

Easter day, Fishing Day

Today is Easter! Happy Easter everyone! After the morning service at church, the boys decided to go fishing and invited my sister and I to tag along. I have never fished before, so I was really keen and excited. The weather is awesome, comparing to the 2 days before. How I love the view from…

An Early Wednesday Morning

As a university students, one is bound to have some 9:00am classes. Unfortunately, I have 3 9:00am days and they were all because of my compulsory French classes ( The course is not even my core class 😛 ) . It is getting cold gradually, especially in the morning, making crawling out of bed harder….