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Despatches of Wales: Dovey Junction

It can take longer to travel to Mid-Wales than Milan. Whether by road or rail, a journey from London to...

Despatches of Wales: Borth’s Sunset

On the West coast of Wales, not too far north from the university town of Aberystwyth, lies a small village...

Searching for Hong Kong in Liverpool

The Second City of the Empire; the most important commercial port; the city of dreams for immigrants; the melting pot and hub of popular culture. From a window on Albert Dock, I contemplated the high praises lavished upon Liverpool. Yet, I cannot help but think that these titles were fittings to another city halfway across the world as well. The Hong Kong of the past; the Hong Kong that I did not really know.

Down in the Hidden London: Down Street Underground Station

Apologies for yet another lengthy hiatus induced by exams. As always, there’s plenty of catching-up to blog about. First up:...

Hong Kong MTR Map Literal Translation (2017 Sequel!)

So for the first project of 2017, I've created a sequel to my MTR translation, complete with new stations and revised names.

Just How do you Type in Chinese… On a Phone?

Just How do you Type in Chinese… On a Phone?

Stroke Orders and Handwriting.

Just How do you Type in Chinese? Introduction to Chinese Input Methods

Therefore, unless you wished for a keyboard running for the entire length of the Great Wall of China, quite clearly the QWERTY approach won't cut it. Instead, Chinese speakers rely on the so-called 'input methods', which breaks down all Chinese characters so that they can be entered through a Latin keyboard.

Looking for Darwin: Down House

Tackling the 'places i want to go but never had' list: Down House, home to a certain Charles Darwin.

Imagined Dinosaurs – Crystal Palace Park

How do you build models of dinosaurs when you've never seen one? Exhibition A: Crystal Palace Park, South London

From Highlands to Islands: Kyle of Lochalsh Line

A pleasant enough August afternoon. Inverness railway station, Scottish Highlands. I found myself underneath the railway arches, eyes scanning the automated departure board, searching for a connection to the Isle of Skye, searching for one particular train.

Japanese Food Extravaganza!! – London Edition

I'll now attempt to complete the Japanese experience (at least from a touristic point of view) with the sampling of Japan's finest cuisine, London-style. Fine Dining, Sushi, Udon, Ramen!

Escape to Tokyo: Japanese Cultural Portals in London

Although I don't have a teleporting device, I do live in the metropolis that is London. Since moving back from University, I've steadily accumulated some favourite locations for those who like me would like to escape to Tokyo one afternoon at a time. Monuments, gardens, shops, all things in Japan, this side of the world.

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