My sister, Daphne and I have been wanting to visit third wave for AGES but for some reason or other we never really got down to going. Once, we actually found ourselves in a state decent enough to leave the house but I think the prospect of staying home to watch episodes of Scandal (awesome … Continue reading

brunch adventures – strangers reunion

a place where strangers are reunited over aromatic coffee and mouth-wateringly good waffles – strangers reunion. coffee and waffle lovers are no strangers (no pun intended) to this popular cafe.  As if their good food and coffee wasn’t enough of an attraction, Strangers Reunion Cafe has claimed bragging rights as Latte Art champions with their … Continue reading


wow excuse my incredibly unimaginative titles today; my brain is a little too tired to be witty right now.     this was a double ended farewell nomz – my america travel buddy is going to the UK for 2 years for work! i will miss him. was recommended NSHRY in albert park by lara, … Continue reading


went out last thursday morning to catch up with a few church friends over brunch at Seven Seeds, a speciality coffee roasting joint on Berkeley St near Melbourne University.   iv heard much about this place [since diana made her visit HERE!] so i was curious to check it out, especiallly the coffee! being the … Continue reading

brunch adventures – chez dre

i have no idea what chez dre means in french (or if it’s even french) and no we weren’t rich or lavish enough to take our brunch adventuring down to france (i can only wish) chez dre is the new darling of melbourne’s food culture.  bursting into the scene only in early 2011, the cafe has … Continue reading

brunch adventures – green eggs and ham

Sam I am, Sam I am did not like green eggs and ham. but he probably would have loved green eggs and smoked salmon from Degraves Espresso Bar. yup you heard read me right.. green eggs is not a fiction of dr seuss’ imagination, down on Degraves St, it is a very real (and delectable) brunch … Continue reading


so, bagels are so good. but SO evil. …damn youuuu bagel for being so deceptive! *shakes fist at bagel*   went this morning to Manchester Press to catch up with miss diana, who i have not seen for 4 months!? due to my overseas escapades. iv always heard of this place but never knew where … Continue reading

brunch adventures – tiong bahru bakery

brunching: [verb] the art of waking up before midday on a weekend to hunt for a cafe with ridiculously good food for the gastronomist, good coffee for the morning monster and good ambience for the snobbish eaters. brunching is no easy feat for the heavy sleepers like me.  however if there is good coffee to … Continue reading


bit of a chaotic entrance to the big apple – leaving chicago in a taxi with the youngest cab driver EVER [dude looked like…a babyface eurasian or something haha. mid 20s MAX] at 4am; mr poops told me the wrong airport to go to [i left chicago one day before him], and in my half … Continue reading


quick catch up with di over brunch last thursday at The European, a lil cafe on Spring Street in the city…can i reiterate, how much i HAAATE PARKING IN THE CITY!? especially in the daytime when you have to pay heaaaps for it, and there is barely any…   ..anyway after circling for about 40 … Continue reading