Hi everyone I’m Essa living in Singapore, the sole writer of  Travel . Eat . Shop and this is a place where I just want to keep some memories and rants of my life. I speak fluent English, Korean and Mandarin as well as some bits of French and Italian. Everything written on this blog are my personal views. You can use that as a guide but once again I want to emphasize that personal preferences differs and may not be suitable to some.

I graduated from events management but chose to go into the music line and have been working as a piano teacher for 10 years. And for the past several years, I devote some of my time into freelance journaling as a traveler and food columnist under a media agency for various lifestyle magazines and as a media influencer for events. Some of my posts are sponsored and some may be a tasting invite but I’ll be truthful to what I write and honestly review them fair. Very importantly, I do not purposefully do advertisements for any establishments here.

For invites to tasting sessions, private previews, sales, reviews and events so on, please contact me thru email.

I do my best to make sure there are constant updates here and there when there are no new posts in the blog  ;)

Photographed by Bonnie Yap
Photograph by Bonnie Yap (http://www.bonnie-yap.com)

I use Samsung NX1000 camera, Samsung Tablet & Samsung Note mobile for taking the blog’s pictures. Some mistaken me for an avid fan of Samsung since all my gadgets are from this brand. Well I’m not considered a fan. It is a brand I felt is easier to use (I have owned other brands before! This is a my habit and I’m not putting down any other brands). Do not ask why I don’t use a Canon or Nikon camera, simply because I don’t own them.

While I gladly post pictures I personally have taken uploaded onto this blog, I would so appreciate people would just leave a comment or so in a positive way. I do love to hear from your experiences and please share with me too but other than that I really don’t welcome people who enjoys criticising on others’ writing or photography skills. Disclaimer: I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER NOR AN ENGLISH TEACHER! There may be typo, grammar or spelling errors but I think its not a big problem if you are sincere in finding information related and helpful to what you need, it shouldn’t matter.

Lastly, keep reading and I hope you find something useful!