Travel Tuesday

Five necessary realisations before you travel

langkawi05Words & Photos: @oliverinstead • Location: Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

The first time I travelled out of Malaysia, I was headed to the United Kingdom with only half a carry-on suitcase of clothes, a towel, a tube of Pringles… not even real Pringles but the Malaysian knock-off called Mister Potato, and nothing else – practically no knowledge of the country, the continent, the climate or the culture apart from what I’d briefly glanced on the telly… I wasn’t even half terrified.

小弟第一次出国就是来大不列颠王国。当时候的奥利佛才刚满十九岁,护照都还是新新的,没盖过印章。身上带着半包衣服,一条毛巾和两罐洋芋片就离家了… 对欧洲这里的文化,语言,气候啥的除了在电视上看过的之外,知识只不过半桶水,不过我当时候其实一点都不怕。满心只充满兴奋和期望。

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Fashion Outfits

Leather Monochrome

Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David

I was so close to title this Leather Monochrome or How to Keep Your White Leather Clean & Pristine, but even I knew that would’ve been a mouthful and a half. As the working title would suggest, I’m going to share with you guys a few tips to keep your white leather items looking almost like new at all times.


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Foodie Friday

Burrito master class with Chilango

Words & Photos: @oliverinstead

Mexican has always been one of my favourite cuisines. Burritos, tostadas, guacamole, quesadillas, tacos, even some of the Tex-Mex stuff… you name it, I love it – in fact, it’s among my top three alongside Japanese and duh, Malaysian. So when I received an invitation to the VIP-only media night at Chilango, the newest burrito joint and possibly the most exciting in Manchester, I flipped. Continue Reading


Five steps to a brighter smile + Giveaway • Part I

smile04Words & Photos: @oliverinstead

This week I’m doing something massively different that I’ve never done before, not just for my blog but in my life in general. It’s something I’ve always hoped to do and today I will finally do it – I’m going to try a professional teeth whitening kit, courtesy of Smile Brilliant. These lovely peeps are also very generously giving away $139.95 worth of store credit, which would pay for an entire set of kit just like mine to one of my lucky readers! Read on to see how you can win. Continue Reading