Sunday, 30 September 2012

OOTD: If I'm going to wear pants, they've got to be floral.

(I don't usually like wearing pants).

Photo c/o Shiv Nandwani.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Ladies and gents, foodies and friends,
It is with my delight to (FINALLY) post the following:
Yiiiieeeeeeaaaahhhh, I got my .com up! :D

OOTD: Ready for ramen

Ramen Ya Road Trip

And the hunt for ramen continues! I'm still haunted by that wondrous journey to Ramen Kan in Sydney, I can't help but make a day out of visiting ramen shops!

We took the first Saturday of our mid-semester break as opportunity to head into the city to check out Ramen Ya, a restaurant I'd read many a review about online. A pretty debatable restaurant, with many claiming it to be the best ramen in Melbourne and others left wondering what the fuss is all about! Naturally, I had to investigate!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Brrrunch before lunch

"What? What in the world would 'cool water' smell like?"
*smells soap*
"Oh my goodness, that is what cool water smells like..."
*mind blown*

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Shyun in Carnegie will definitely keep you coming back!

When Shiv sent me the link to Shyun, there wasn't a lick of hesitation in wanting to check it out. He told me he used to come here a handful of times every week, and that is more than enough to get me interested!

Shyun is a little Japanese restaurant in Carnegie that aims to maintain the motto "Delicious, Affordable and Fast". They pride themselves in top handmade quality, freshness (all sashimi sliced upon ordering), and a genuinely friendly staff. I can definitely back them up on that!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cuff links

Last night, we hosted the first Briggs Hall Casino Night.
Relaxing after the event. Custom-made tuxedo shirt. Borrowed cuff links. Custom-made black skirt. Topshop heels.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

PappaRich, a satisfying hit of Asian persuasion!

Well hello there, you delightfully grubby mélange of a spoonful! How'd you like to take a ride down my oesophagus and sit yourself in my tummy? *burp*
This Saturday, the girls and I made a day out of a couple errands and spent the afternoon in Chadstone. To those that aren't familiar, Chaddy (as it is fondly nicknamed) is the big, big, big poppa of shopping centres in my area.

I'd had Asian food absolutely stuck in my head for the past few days, so this was the perfect opportunity to try out PappaRich. They offer "Malaysian delights", and since the lovely Julia is Malaysian, I was definitely going to take advantage of having her expertise in the cuisine by my side!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Geisha Modern Japanese Cuisine

Chopsticks at the ready!

One Sunday many moons ago, my family and I decided to explore one of the latest to set up shop in the new Bonifacio High Street extension.

I was drawn to Geisha for two reasons; Japanese cuisine, and their pride in having a separate vegetarian menu on offer. In general, I find it quite hard to find above-par vegetarian options in Manila that aren't haphazard side dishes, so this definitely caught my interest.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

MART 130, Hello Brunch!

Brunch. May I count the petals on the floor; I love you, I love you not, I love you, I love you not...

I love you. Brunch, I do.
My friend Shiv (interesting back story here, ask if you're curious!) took me out to one of the most darling brunch spots I've experienced yet. I squealed.

It's a tram stop in Albert Park that has been converted into a brunch cafe. It operates only during the breakfast-brunch-lunch period of the day. Cash only too, just the cherry atop it all.

Mismatched chairs, rickety wooden tables in all different sizes, seating overlooking both the front onto the railway and the back onto... Whatever is in the back. What is quaint? This, my friends. This little tram stop come cafe is it.
It's typical brunch fare, but then again... Not quite so. Look at that "french toast made with organic brioche and served with poached pears, candied walnuts and vanilla bean mascarpone" - are you drooling yet? Wait until you see the photos.