November 2012

The Japanese culture heavily embraces Buddhism and thus Buddhist teachings. One of the concepts that was derived from its teachings is the acceptance of all things 'imperfect, impertinent and incomplete', also known as 'wabi sabi' in Japanese. Wabi sabi is an aesthetic that considers imperfect things beautiful, such as an unfinished, rough or unsymmetrical object Read More

I've mentioned in previous posts that I can't live without matcha (Japanese powdered green tea), similar can be said for all green teas in general. I love drinking tea of any nature and any flavour including black teas, but my favourite would always be leafy green tea, especially Japanese sencha. There's something about leafy green Read More

Ever since I turned foodie, my liking for all things vintage has soared through the roof, to the point where I wanted my whole house decorated with ancient furnishings and decorations collected from op shops and junk yards. I loved everything with peeling paint and rusty metals and rustic wood that had been worn with Read More

Apologies for the periods of silence lately, there's just been so much on my mind and there has been a lot of new and exciting things happening in my life. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to regular blogging soon. The weather has been scorching hot lately. I love the sunshine and the good Read More

I think every Melbournian would agree with me that there's really no shortage of great coffee joints here. We've developed such an astounding coffee culture that I wouldn't be surprised if travel agencies start adding coffee tours to their Melbourne site seeing repertoire, if it hasn't been done already. In fact, I think that would Read More

I always have trouble finding restaurants to dine at on Friday nights. Being as indecisive as I am (and the rest of my friends too), we always tend to leave things to 'fate'. There was one week when we finally decided on a restaurant only to find out when we arrived that the menu has Read More

If you live in Melbourne, you would have no doubt walked or driven past this shop in the CBD that glowed a bright orange colour, not from neons but from fresh oranges hanging outside the shopfront. It has been like this ever since I can remember and that shop is Tropicana Juice/Food Bar. I reminisce Read More