Quilling Workshop

The first time I encountered paper quilling was through a post on Facebook that introduced Sabeena's paperart on Instagram. It seems like quilling art had been around for a very long time, and it's gaining popularity in recent years.

My first quilling workshop (beginner class) was taught by Priyanka. All these materials were provided and the tools (slotted tool and circle stencil) have to be returned at the end of the lesson.

These quilling papers were provided.

First, tear the long strip of paper into half. Then, use the slotted tool to roll the paper. Place the rolled paper into the circle stencil to achieve the correct diameter, so that all the flower petals will be of a consistent size. Finally, glue the end of the paper strip and pinch it to get a teardrop shape.

Assemble six petals and we get a flower.

My quilling photo frame (which took me almost 2 hours to make)

Kaohsiung Airport


We flew on Scoot and landed in Kaohsiung in the late morning. After going through the custom and collecting our luggages, KB wasted no time to get his hands on a pre-paid data sim card.

There's two telecom booths at the airport, both offering the similar packages.

Since we flew on budget and we didn't order a meal on this red-eye flight, we were starving by the time we landed. I was hoping we would find McDonald's or at least some local eateries in the airport, but there's only Starbucks, which I'm not complaining. Fortunately, the menu is in both English and Chinese.

My caramel macchiato and sandwich

After our brunch, full and satisfied, we finally set off to our hotel via the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit (高雄捷運). We bought the iPass at the station service counter. Each card cost NT$100, which does not include any useable value, so we top up another NT$100 on each card as a start.

iPasses with cartoon designs to choose from


After checking our luggages, we had plenty of time to kill. Fortunately, KB's priority pass entitles us entrance to More Premium Lounge. The lounge isn't big but comfortable enough. There's also 2 massage chairs by the window (hidden behind the divider wall).