Category Archives: Sydney

A bridge climb to the top

A bridge climb to the top

It’s 5pm on a warm winter afternoon during Sydney’s Vivid Festival and I am about to do it for the first time. I decided a few years ago that I wanted to do it, but it took me a while to find an accomplice, and more importantly, the courage. But the time had come. IContinue Reading

Play Bar – Beats, Breaks and Hip Hop in Surry Hills

Play Bar – Beats, Breaks and Hip Hop in Surry Hills

A few Fridays ago I was rounding up an enjoyable evening with some lounge room karaoke, as you do. Sipping away on my coffee mug of white wine, waiting for my turn on the microphone, I suddenly wondered if my planned rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Sorrow’ was going to clear the (small but powerful) danceContinue Reading

The Kirribilli Fashion Markets

The Kirribilli Fashion Markets

Once a month a corner of the very scenic Sydney suburb of Kirribilli, perched just north of the Harbour Bridge, is overtaken by sartorially-minded buyers and sellers. I love the Kirribilli Fashion Markets. People with great clothes come here to sell stuff, lighten their loads and de-clutter. If you’re lucky, you might even stumble acrossContinue Reading

Aussie Rules footy tips – making the most of winter in Sydney

Aussie Rules footy tips – making the most of winter in Sydney

Never thought I’d say this but I’ve just had the best beer and bogan night – at the footy. AFL, or Aussie Rules that is. We Sydneysiders have traditionally bagged this sport that our counterparts in other states love to mad levels (particularly south of the Murray River), but my friends and I had aContinue Reading

Hugos on Sundays: A cultural experience

Hugos on Sundays: A cultural experience

One of the best things about living in the Surry Hills/ Redfern area of Sydney is the fact that my entire life is conducted, in an entirely fulfilling way, within about a 2 km radius. I can literally go for weeks without having to branch out beyond the confines of my suburb, yet still enjoyContinue Reading

Favourite picnic spots in Sydney

Favourite picnic spots in Sydney

Many people who live in Sydney have come from near and far, lured by the lifestyle, the weather, the beaches, job opportunities, or an Australian partner. Others have no choice but to leave their home countries for reasons we can’t possibly imagine, and their harrowing journey ends here. Most of my friends in Sydney, like me,Continue Reading

Family tradition, from Hong Kong to Sydney

Family tradition, from Hong Kong to Sydney

I thank my lucky stars that I was born into a large family. Count seven children on my mother’s side and six on my father’s – that’s a whole lotta uncles and aunties. Throw their offspring and their offspring’s offspring into the mix and you have one giant melting pot of Pangs! (Both my parentsContinue Reading

Caravan Slam: Live poetry rocks my world

Caravan Slam: Live poetry rocks my world

Anything preceded by the word ‘live’ usually gets my attention. I’m talking music, comedy, inspirational people, even TV. While seeing a favourite artist in the flesh can certainly mean the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, I’m more attracted to the spontaneity of it all, and often find the actual skill level of the artist quiteContinue Reading

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

Sydney’s buildings and architecture tell its story, its fascinating history. Elaborate and decorative art deco inspired pubs sit alongside federation era houses (early 1900s) and 1980s brick apartment blocks. When I first moved to Sydney, I was immediately taken by its abundance of art deco architecture. Nowadays, so many contemporary buildings are generic, boxy, lackingContinue Reading

A taste of Turkey in Sydney

A taste of Turkey in Sydney

For anyone who knows me personally, it will come as no surprise that one of my favourite things to do is eat. I am a complete and utterly obsessed foodie. And I can honestly say that growing up in Australia, and more specifically in Sydney, is definitely the cause of my food obsession. The varietyContinue Reading

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