Posted by: jyunbugspeaks | January 7, 2013

A 2012 Photoblog in Review! Jyunbug-style!

While I did not garner the attention of a certain Korean fellow with a catchy tune and crazy dance style in 2012, my year was just a fun and I would not go back and change a thing! As I look back at all the things I’ve done, it helps that I’ve been able to capture it all in my blog and Facebook page. I can look back and honestly say, it was a fantastic year and I had a blast! What’s even better is that it looks like 2013 could be full of challenging and unforgettable moments and I can’t wait for it to begin…

Visited Taiwan

Visited Taiwan

Ice Palace in CityPlaza Mall

Bucket List moment: skated in a shopping mall – CityPlaza Hong Kong

lobster lunch

Bucket list moment: Ate at a Michelin Star seafood restaurant called Cheun Kee Seafood restaurant in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

hong kong harbor

Visited Hong Kong


The famous Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago!


My kinda town: Chi-Town


Noodle in a bag?! – Tsim Sha Tsui area


My thrill of 2012! Macau SkyTower Sky Jump!


World-famous Portuguese tarts from Lord Stow’s Bakery in Macau, China


The Queens Head at a Geopark in Yehliu, Taiwan.


The streets of Macau, China


Meeting good people along the journey through Taiwan…in a cab.


Our cool hosts Angela and Roger from Taiwan…

good friends

Good times in Hong Kong…


…with good friends!

I loves my poo!

I loves my poo!


Top 10 Places To Eat in the World Before You Die: Modern Toilet


Meeting the locals at Ocean Park, Hong Kong


Outdoor aqua theatre with a view of the ocean – Ocean Park Hong Kong!


Saying hello to an old friend at The Avenue of Stars – Hong Kong


Wrestling with an alligator! Just joking…it’s fake.

2012 was also a culinary journey that opened my mind to so many different cuisines and cultures!


BBQ squid on a stick!


Often duplicated but never replicated. The nectar of the gods – Taiwanese Bubble Tea.


Dinner plate sized deep-fried chicken cutlets!


Pizza in a cone!


Hong Kong Tea Time – noodles in a bowl at Tsuen Wan


Famous Portuguese pork cutlet on a bun – Macau, China


Perfume Dance Cafe’s most popular cake – Brick Toast!. Taipei, Taiwan


Portello’s beef sandwich and cheese ravioli – Chicago


Vietnamese Pho at Joyee in Chinatown Chicago

Sushi train

Sushi on a conveyor belt!


Temple Street Night Market food – Jordan, Hong Kong


Japanese Tako Balls (octopus morsels deep-fried) and fresh sashimi.


Crazy Themed restaurant: Charlie Brown Cafe

Beef curry and football shaped rice

Beef Curry on rice! – Shinjuku Tokyo

Chicken wing at Fairwood Restaurant

Chicken wing of a stick – Fairwood restaurant

fresh shrimp with head and legs

Fresh shrimp – just caught off the coast that morning and served that afternoon! – TST open street market

japanese cuisine

BBQ eel on rice with all the japanese fixings! – Shibuya, Tokyo

mango shaved ice

Mango shaved Ice Taiwanese style!

honeymoon dessert

Strange but ultimately sweet desserts in Hong Kong


Crazy Themed Restaurants: Baby Cafe (Angelababy supermodel)


Surprisingly one of the best airline meals I’ve ever had. Beef with Asparagus. Shout out to Cathay Pacific, they treat you well.

As you can see for me 2012 was an awesome year. I managed to achieve a lot of goals, fulfill some bucket list moments and eat some tasty stuff which will be hard to top but I will try to better myself in all aspects of life in 2013. So here’s to better moments to come and wishing everyone a prosperous and joyful New Year! Cheers!



  1. What a fabulous year! Hope 2013 is treating you well so far 🙂 What are the travel plans for the upcoming year?

    • Well funny you should mention that. I’ll post it soon but for you guys I’ll let you know that we will be heading out to Japan and Hong Kong again in late march to catch the cherry blossom in Tokyo and then HK to round out our trip. Are you guys already in Hong Kong?

      • Yip, we arrived in early December, straight into work and setting up a new apartment. Its going really well! We’d love to catch up with you on your way through Hong Kong – we could go out to eat!!!

        The cherry blossoms in Tokyo will be utterly incredible. The season in Korea is our absolute top memory from our time there 🙂

      • that would be awesome! I will let you know when we arrive in HK. In the meantime if you get stuck for something interesting to eat or do in Hong Kong let me know or check out places I ate at when I was there last year on my blog. Cheers!

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