Hi, I’m Rachel. I also go by w. and @dubdew.

I was born in Singapore, but, since mid-2008, have been living in Hong Kong with my partner and our 3 cats – Rufus, Seth and Tobias – whom you’ll often read about on the site.

This site started out with posts on anything under the sun that I felt like blabbering about. In the last decade, that’s been somewhat limited to food, which is how this came to be a sort-of food blog.

I’m a bit of a nerd, and my most recent (lasting) obsessions are sous vide cookery, coffee and Japanese-style bartending.

I also really enjoy photography, and sometimes post pictures of my holidays and various photo-jaunts here and on instagram. I don’t really use my flickr account much anymore, but – if you’re curious – you can still see some of my older stuff there. For the non-food stuff that’s caught my interest, you should head over to my tumblr, obsessive compulsive linking.

About This Site

w&d is powered by WordPress (v3.5.1 and counting), and hosted by Powweb. The current design is heavily based on Press Row by Chris Pearson, and all the images used in the headers were shot on film in and around Hong Kong, by me. All the photos on this site, unless otherwise specified, were taken by me.


I work primarily on a Mac Mini. I got really into photography in my late teens, and I’m a mostly Canon girl. Most of the shots on this site were taken with my 1Ds Mark III. I do occasionally drag my old (and still very much beloved) 30D out, now and then. I prefer prime lenses (I have the EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM and the EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM), but I also love my EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM to bits. I own a 580EX II Speedlight and a reflector, but I favour working with natural light. All of the lenses and flashes can be used interchangeably between those two and my EOS 1V film body.


I also love hearing from my readers, but you lot seem to be pretty shy, so if you’d like to get in touch and want to avoid the public comments, please send a note to emiao@dubdew.com. All sorts of emails are welcome. I try my best to read and reply to every single email, even if it takes me a little while.

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