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……

Book Review: Homecoming by Cathy Kelly.

After having tortured myself with the earlier chapters of The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson, you can only imagine my relief when I decided to abandon it and start reading Homecoming by Cathy Kelly instead. This is the second book written by an Irish author, and the next book I’m about to read also happens…

Hello, Is It Tea You’re Looking For?

Let me tell you something about myself. I used to swear by coffee and I always had to have my cup of coffee in the morning before starting my day. I always had to have that early morning jolt before I could focus on anything. That was then. Lately, however, I’ve been drinking more tea…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top…

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…