PENNY... ...


Pondering about 2014, Iceland, frugality, passion and whether I should replace my Minolta.

What's on your mind?



We've heard a lot about Jiufen, both from friends who've visited and the 'Spirited Away' movie. It seemed to be one of those must-visit spots, but the truth is... ...we didn't enjoy it. The famous 'old streets' were simply too commercialized and swarmed too full of bus-loads of tourists for our liking.

We did however, find a beautiful little cafe nestled by the hillside that serves hakka-style tea and snacks, which became the highlight of this side-trip.

Kind of sums up my philosophy... ...when life falls short, have a good cup of tea.

Sending out lots of love for the new year ahead. Thank you for checking in here all these while!