Best 5 Kitchen Holiday Gift Ideas For Christmas

They were not wrong when they said, “The way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach.” So, whether you’re shopping the perfect gift for a budding chef, holiday hostess or your home baker sibling, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We did most of the hard work for you and whipped up a…

Book Review: Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe.

No. of Pages: 192 pages Publisher, Date: Thomas Nelson, October 2015 Author: Max Lucado Synopsis: What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would He answer? Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the sunlight and…

How Often Do You Get Your Caffeine-Induced Creativity?

The notion of working remotely (be it from home, at your nearest Starbucks or from the white sandy beaches of Bora Bora) can be very stimulating and inviting. Of course, this depends on how you feed your curiosity and creativity. For me, the idea of working from and on a beach sounds heavenly but I…

Oh, For the Love of Coffee!

It was International Coffee Day on October 1 over the weekend, how did you celebrate that special occasion? How does one even celebrate such an occasion, since it isn’t a day where you pay visits to your relatives, or collect red packets of money from your elders, or attend open houses with big scrumptious feasts……

Of Coffee, Caffeine and Abdominal Pain.

  Did you know that coffee can cause stomach cramps and abdominal pain? I didn’t know this because once upon a time, I had been an avid coffee drinker. I had to have at least one cup of coffee a day or I’d get cranky. Also, many scientists, studies and surveys have claimed the importance of coffee…

What to Get for Dad.

Father’s Day is not very far away (oh look, I managed to rhyme that line) now. Have you guys thought of anything to get for your dads? Well, neither have I but it would seem that my dad (and my mum too, on her birthday and for Mother’s Day) has forbidden my sister and I…

Food Review: Strangers at 47.

It was a rainy day that drove us into the open arms of the Strangers at 47. A torrential downpour that left us stranded at a row of shophouses, restaurants, and cafes, with our car parked a little too far to reach if we walked in the rain. And so, we found ourselves at the…

Food Review: Mikey’s Original New York Pizza.

This was one pizza parlour where the famous line from the Lord of the Rings trilogy would fit right in. Except that you’d have to adapt it to suit the atmosphere. When Sauron created the Ring from the fires of Mordor, his objective was to turn nine Men into his Death Knights. “One Ring to…

The Evolution of Cups and Mankind.

Controversies keep us on our toes. That’s what I think. Because when there’s a controversy, there are all kinds of people who suddenly become geniuses overnight. They spout nonsense, thinking that they look or sound smarter. They start acting as if they know everything and that other people don’t and therefore, need to follow their…

The Canteen: An Awesome Review.

My Sunday began just like any other Sunday — oversleeping because I’ve slept far too late on Saturday night. How typical of me. No matter how many times I berate myself for having such awful sleeping habits, you can’t blame me either because I bust my chops on weekdays, sleeping early just so I can…

Hipster Joints.

My apologies for not having uploaded a blog post yesterday, as it was a public holiday in Malaysia (Awal Muharram, also known as ‘Maal Hijrah’) and I was out all day with my husband and some friends. And our outing has given me some input for a blog post today. Here’s a little tidbit about…

Of Coffee and Macarons.

When I think of relaxing with a cup of coffee and my book, I always ask myself, “Where should I go to have my daily cuppa and maybe something to nibble on while reading my book?” That question never fails to escape my thoughts before planning my day. Sadly, not many cafe joints here can…

But First, Coffee.

I was never a coffee drinker until I tasted the magic of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. When I was young, my dad used to take the family out for supper and it almost always was to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at a neighbourhood mall. Back then, life was much simpler and we needn’t…

Of Art and Coffee in Genting Highlands.

Over the weekend, my husband and I made our way up to a place called Genting Highlands with a free room registered by my mum after collecting enough Genting Rewards points through her endless trips up to their casinos. We left on Friday afternoon, checked in at 3:00pm and spent the rest of the day…

Beat Monday Blues with Brownies.

Let’s be honest, shall we? — I didn’t have a good weekend. There, I said it. The reason why I didn’t have a good weekend was because I foolishly promised my manager that I’d get back to her on a few tasks that had been left on the back-burner for a week. I foolishly assumed…

Coffee Variants, Personal Opinions.

Many independent cafes have been mushrooming all over Klang Valley and in other popular cities such as Malacca, Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Penang. These cafes provide more than just specially-brewed coffee, from the ambience and atmosphere to the wide selection of pastries, cakes and other food-based items on their menus. While each cafe is unique…