Why I Blog!


When I first started this blog two years ago, my main objective was to capture my traveling experiences.  It is my belief that traveling allows you to learn so much more than what textbooks can teach you.

Before I continue on though, let me give you some more background.

I am a Canadian, and have lived in Toronto my whole life, up until 2012 which is the time when I started this blog. At that time, I had already graduated from University, completed my professional exam, did my time with one of the big accounting firms, and spent a year in a fairly decent paying job.

Life was good and steady. I had great friends that I would hang out with on the weekends.   But as things got routine, I got bored.  Check in Hong Kong.  I’ve always been in love with the city, although I have only visited three times prior.  It was a hard decision to leave what I knew all my life in Toronto behind, to another foreign city and country.  However, I knew I would regret it if I didn’t take a chance.  And so I did.

I was lucky enough to get a position with a large multinational company. Adding the icing to the cake,  the job allowed me to travel around the globe, and especially around Asia.  Along the way, I have met a lot of amazing and interesting people.  People that have left a mark in my life. And for that I am thankful.

As stated earlier, the initial intention of my blog was to document my travels.  However, over the past two years my posts have evolved into something more than just travel posts.  Here you will see my opinion / thoughts on matters, random fun posts that come to mind, or just posts for me to kill time with (aka pointless posts).  Readers may not find my posts relevant, but at the end of the day I created this blog for me to relive some of the memories made.  I am a strong believer that you have to satisfy your own goals and objectives first, before you can satisfy others.

So here I am, living in Hong Kong.  I can’t wait for my next adventure.

My motto? live, love, and laugh.

I hope you enjoy some of the reading my blog provides. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here.



11 thoughts on “Why I Blog!

  1. Hi Munky, I’m also from Toronto and will be travelling in Asia this summer. HK will be my home base and I’m hoping to visit Shanghai and a few other cities. I plan to follow some of the highlights in your 2 day itinerary for Shanghai and some of the food places you’ve mentioned for HK … any other recommendations you think I should try would be much appreciated!

      1. For HK food…I recommend going to “Dong Bo” at North Point. It’s a local eatery, if you want to get some local experience. For burgers, try the Diner at LKF! After the burger you can go to LKF for some funnnnn =p. I also recommend going to this bar called Wooloomooloo in TST. It gives you a great view of HK..if i think of more i’ll let you know!

      2. Thanks for the suggestions! I’ve heard of the bar in TST and plan to go there. The local eatery in North Point sounds good too…will have to add that one to my list!

  2. Hello Munky!
    I was enticed to read what you had to say about Mah Jong and that’s how I got to know a bit more about you.
    When you wrote about how you didn’t want to leave your life in Canada, surrounded by friends and things familiar, I found a similar thread in my life. What we both have in common is that we love traveling, meeting people in different cultures, and experiencing what life is like daily in the new areas of our lives.
    Although we are many years different in ages, and I have stopped my adventures in the same manner, we have one more ingredient in life that makes a big difference: Courage.
    I’m smiling from inside out as I wish you many more new and exciting adventures!

    1. Thank you Millie! And thanks for stopping by. I believe that only by leaving your comfort zone you can truly understand what you can accomplish if you put your mindset to it. I hope all is well with you, and that you can restart your adventures! Age is only a number!


      1. Thanks for the encouragement back! It’s making my day as I think about taking on a new adventure after selling all my stuff in a garage sale, cleaning my corners, meeting all my writing deadlines, quilting lap blankets for babies-to-come, close friends, and family…yes, a new adventure would be an exciting escape from all these important things I need to do.

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