You Shouldn’t Watch Ilo Ilo If…

You Shouldn’t Watch Ilo Ilo If…

First off: I enjoyed Ilo Ilo immensely. I was blown away by how the cast carried the story so incredibly well. Plus, the production values and attention to detail were top-notch. While booking the movie tickets online I came across…

Unemployed, Barefoot and Pregnant. And Happy.

Unemployed, Barefoot and Pregnant. And Happy.

Since I left my most recent job, my daily preoccupations have changed quite a bit. Instead of deadlines and commitments to clients and bosses, I spend my time on deadlines and commitments to family and friends. If my mother wants…

What’s A Cortado When It’s Not At Home?

What’s A Cortado When It’s Not At Home?

One of my colleagues linked me to this coffee infographic from fastcodesign.com earlier today: First thing I zoomed in on was the cortado, because I like cortados. It was probably Michelle who educated me on the concept before my 2009 trip…

The Spectacular Steak at Intrepid Gastrobar

The Spectacular Steak at Intrepid Gastrobar

Years ago, when I was an undergrad in Melbourne, I didn’t eat out very much. Mostly because restaurants in Australian cities tend to be pricey, and cooking was the more sensible option on a student budget. Even lattes were a…

Things I’ve Eaten: Ramen Keisuke Tori King

Things I’ve Eaten: Ramen Keisuke Tori King

Ramen is possibly the one type of Japanese cuisine that wasn’t ruined for me by visiting Japan. Every ramen restaurant has its own unique approach to noodles in soup, and there are so many good varieties out there. I haven’t…