Hong Kong: All You Need is a Willing Tummy and Patience

It was in the middle of summer when I arrived in Hong Kong. There was this soggy feeling, as every pores in my body was oozing sweat, even in the nicely air-conditioned double-decker bus. Finally after years of dreaming, my feet were on solid dim-sum ground. You do not have to be a fortune teller to find out that this is going to another gourmand post. Mate, you are in Hong Kong after all.

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Japanese 101

今日は! お元気ですか?Konnichiwa! Ogenki desu ka?
This edition of Misshoggy 101 is really just a diary of her struggles in Japan with public transport and taxi. It has episodes of hilarity and confusion, but nonetheless she managed to get where she needed to go.

Let us begin with Misshoggy holding a scorecard of Foreigner vs. Taxi Driver from three years ago. Being ripped off in the Philippines, haggled like no tomorrow in Georgia, surprised by the honesty of the Armenians, and complete distrust in Malaysia, interestingly she had no intent to keep score with Japanese driver. They are close to perfect and taxi war is well prevented in Japan. Continue reading “Japanese 101”

Fishes, Turtles and a Certain Admiral in Tongyeong.

It is now near wintry weather in Buyeo, with harsh cold winds and icy morning starts. Being a sun worshipper, Miss Hoggy is half-wishing that it’s Chuseok again. the perfect early September autumn weather: cool morning followed by warm afternoons, receded into a coldlish night . What made this year’s Chuseok perfect was, I woke up to the sound of the waves at the coastal city of Tongyeong.  Continue reading “Fishes, Turtles and a Certain Admiral in Tongyeong.”

Georgian 101

Now, you’ve just arrived in the Republic of Georgia, what’s next? How do get out of this airport you might ask? Would anyone be speaking English at all? Would I be bridenapped or guys, groomnapped? Why? It can be a legitimate concern, if you’re an attractive foreigner…

Okay, Miss Hoggy was just messing with you. But whatever worries you might have of moving around in Georgia, lay it down, because this is Georgian 101, the manual to marshrutka and wine drinking. Continue reading “Georgian 101”

Filipino 101

Dear Reader,

How are you? Thinking about travelling to the Philippines? Oh, you should, take that busy schedule of yours and push everything aside and squeeze the Philippines in there, somewhere. All packed and ready? Miss Hoggy really wants you to have a great time in the Philippines, without getting ripped off by taxi drivers, or mugged though. Continue reading “Filipino 101”