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As the tagline ‘A Chica Around Town’ goes, yes, I am a girl and I do get around.  I love travelling and eating out.  I wish to remain a closet blogger – for now – until my confidence as a  blogger builds up.  Since ‘going undercover’ per se, I rely on my iPhone to snap the blurry pictures you will see ever so often. It is simply that my handbag is heavy enough without the extra weight of a camera. (I do own a couple of Leica point-and-shoot cameras)
My blog ‘Out For A Long Lunch’ is my digital archive of my travels, eats and musings (basically putting my foot into my mouth!).
I hope my blog is interesting enough to entertain.  By the way, I do have backgrounds in architecture, heritage management, project management,hospitality, etc.., etc… This is so you know in case I go off tangents sounding verbose or farty!
By the way, I came across this interesting article which summarised very compellingly why one needs to take a Long Lunch, it really made me happy to name my blog ‘Out For A Long Lunch’!  ENJOY!!

39 thoughts on “About

  1. Congratulations to your new blog! Great going girl! I like the name and rationale for your blog — it’s you -:) And I am one of those that enjoy long lunches, especially when you had jam-packed day! A moment of respite is all that is needed to get re-energized and stay creative!


  2. I dropped by via Happy Yuan and I gotta say, love your about section and I plan on checking out this ‘chica’ in her adventures. I am also a bit of a foodie so I am sure I will find your blog drool worthy.

  3. Thank you for your compliments. Yes, do drop by often and check out my adventures. I will work harder to make my blog even more drool worthy – first up, take better pictures! ;-))

  4. Hi,
    Hope you don’t mind, I just added your blog to my “blogs I follow”. I’m excited to read more of your travel and eats musings.

      • Thanks for being the first to follow my blog.
        I’m so happy I have another expat companion. I just finished going through most of your articles. Enjoyed all of them!

  5. Hi there – I hope you don’t mind, but I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Here is my post about it. Enjoy! (And in case you prefer not to be mentioned, just say the word, and I’ll remove)

    • It comes under the ‘work-entertainment’ territory. I must admit, while I love good food, I have to pay-in-kind for the hefty price-tag especially when I’m going for my body transformation project! Lotza guilt! 😁

  6. Dear outforalonglunch,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Malaysia, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  7. Hi

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at expatfinder.com which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at interview@expatfinder.com.

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