Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Zealand (9/12) - Sights of Akaroa

akaroa new zealand

My favourite images of the small waterside town of Akaroa.

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Zealand (8/12) - Eating in Lake Tekapo

lake tekapo Church of Good Sheppard kohan japanese

Ok, I hear you. What about the food?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Zealand (7/12) - Mount Cook Salmon Farm

Mount Cook Salmon Farm

The five-star home and its occupants. Mount Cook Salmon Farm is the world's highest freshwater salmon farm and the first to operate in a hydroelectric canal system. Fresh and smoked salmon are available for purchase.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Zealand (6/12) - Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Park since 1953, is the home of New Zealand's highest mountain. And that of Mount Cook lilies, one of New Zealand's most well-known alpine plants. The lilies only flower during November and usually merely last for days.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Zealand (5/12) - Glacier Experience

glacier mount cook tasman glacier

A 500-year-old piece of history in my hand, Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Zealand (4/12) - Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

If you are travelling to Lake Tekapo, I recommend staying at Peppers Bluewater Resort. Spacious modernly decorated split level townhouse and friendly services. And its restaurant is the only place that is still open in Lake Tekapo after 9 pm.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Zealand (3/12) - Starry Starry Night

lake tekapo star gazing

A starry starry night in Lake Tekapo. Can you spot the Southern Cross and its two Pointers, Alpha and Beta Centauri?

High number of clear nights and low light pollution make Lake Tekapo a perfect place for an astronomical observatory. This picture was taken with the professional assistance from the good people operating the Earth and Sky Stargazing Tour.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Zealand (2/12) - Lake Pukaki

lake pukaki lake tekapo new zealand

The spectacular Lake Pukaki is on the South Island of New Zealand. Its distinctive blue colour is created by "glacier flour" or extremely fine rock particles carried by glaciers from Mount Cook over the past few hundred years.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Zealand (1/12) - More Sheep Than People

Hi, is anyone still reading this blog? Over the next two weeks, let's embark on a trip to New Zealand through a series of my favourite pictures.

New Zealand is said to have 13 times as many sheep as people. I reckon the number is higher because they are everywhere. Most are roaming freely in the mountains, rain or shine.

This lovely but shy model lives on the picturesque Banks Peninsula near Akaroa. Unfortunately, less than twenty seconds after this glamour shot was taken, the model ran away timidly and hurriedly. I wish I had a chance to say hello.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CNY Means ... (5/5) - Reliving Childhood Memories

Chinese New Year means a time to relive childhood memories.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CNY Means ... (4/5) - Lou Sang

Chinese New Year means Lou Sang! Oh, yes.

Monday, February 15, 2010

CNY Means ... (3/5) - Reconnecting with Loved Ones

Chinese New Year means a treasured opportunity to reconnect with loved ones.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CNY Means ... (2/5) - Going Vegetarian

Chinese New Year means that I get to enjoy a simple vegetarian breakfast with my family - a rare occasion because we live in three different countries.

Friday, February 12, 2010

CNY Means ... (1/5) - Red!

Chinese New Year means everything is red. With a capital R.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Romance in the City

Happy Valentine's Day for Sunday everyone.

Over the next few weeks, I will be travelling overseas to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family and, of course, to source more food and travel adventures for this blog.

But to prevent foodwink from looking like sad soggy fries, I have scheduled new (but shorter) posts to be published almost every day while I am away. So, please come back to check what I have in store for you!

Keep the comments coming too as I will be reading them. Yes, I am talking to all three of you :) Until next time, take care.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rose Rose I Love You

Inspiration and Interpretation.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai's La Rochelle, Tokyo

"Knowing that you are from Australia, Sakai-san has especially prepared two variations of the entree for you", Vahid, our waiter of the evening, said to us.

"Sakai? Iron Chef Sakai? He is here? Like, right now? Can we meet him?"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

10 Favourite Food Memories from Japan - from Fugu to Yuba

Do you know that Chairman Kaga, the theatrical host of Iron Chef, actually died from fugu poisoning? 

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