I've been so lazy to write about Boston as I always want each post to be perfect. But I can't be bothered now, I just want to journal the incredible experiences I've had in America, with this being my first entry. After meeting some friends we met in New Orleans yesterday when they played a gig in KL, I'm reminded of all the amazing I've met in the US. So here goes. I'm listening to a French version of 'So This Is Love' from Cinderella so I'm expecting a lovely, slightly more romanticized account today.
For all of you who don't know where Poros is, don't worry, neither did I. (In fact I still don't really know now hahaha) But Google Maps puts this island directly opposite Athens, across the Saronic Gulf - roughly 4 hours from Athens by land. I definitely wouldn't have visited this island if not for my Dad's friend's birthday party that was being held there. It is more of a family vacation island - barely any foreigners (we were literally the only Asian/Chinese family there hahaha) and just a chilled vibe. I probably wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for a more Ibiza/Mykonos/letsfshitup feel but it's perfect for a chilledrideamotorcyclesleeponthebeach holiday.
I had an amazing time in Siem Reap. It was my first mission trip and I was 100% clueless. I had no idea who was going. I didn't know they were all close friends already. I didn't know what I would go through on a mission trip. But I came out of it, a week later, having made an amazing group of friends within our missions team and within ICF Cambodia, having experienced the most amazing week completely immersed in serving God.
It's dark. I check my phone. It's 4am. Yet I'm so jetlagged that I'm wide awake (Kuala Lumpur is 7 hours ahead of London). I hear the rest of my family is starting to stir and awake as well. We had also rented a car for our trip in London too. What should I do? It was the perfect time to FINALLY visit Billingsgate Market.
I've been living in the UK for 5 years but none of those years have been in London. So I'm pretty much still a massive tourist there. And London's Borough Market has been on my list of to-do's for a while now because I've heard about the amazing produce there. And boy was I proved right.
We love books. Sam especially loves books that you can't really find in normal bookstores. So we decided to give BooksActually a shot. We walked allll the way to Tiong Bahru from River Valley. No easy feat. But we arrived.
We girls wanted a nice evening out. So Michelle, Fung and I decided to try out the Lorong Kurau area! We were so bored of normal old Telawi, BV, BSC. We knew Bakar was there, next to a string of new restaurants. We stumbled upon a new restaurant called Barat. The menu outside showed a degustation menu of fine vegetarian food. We were already like hmmmm we're hungry, poor and in the mood for GOOD FOOD. Vegetarian? Set? RM88 for vegetables? But we were persuaded by the VERY persuasive chef to try the food. We were totally cynical at first I'm NOT going to lie.
Sam and I stumbled on this yummy healthy restaurant. All you health junkies/closet health junkies will understand. The moment I saw protein/complex carb/supplements I was roped in. How could one not? Even though I knew its essentially just meat, carbs, veggies. But the former just sounds so much healthier.... Literally everything we love on a plate: runny egg, avocado, steak, chewy brown rice (well I love this hehe), and cherry tomatoes. SO YUM.
I've been dying to try these delicious looking crepe cakes for ages now. So Sam and I visited their branch at Orchard Central. We tried two types of desserts. The Lady M Signature Mille Crepes and the Strawberry Mille Feuille.
I tried the Tori King Ramen Special - which is the original soup but with all the toppings. YUMMM. The normal bowl comes with a whole chicken leg but I wanted the extra stuff: the lava egg, pork and seaweed hehe. The noodles are yellow - different from the normal white ramen that I'm used to at Ippudo. I prefer the white ones but this was a good change.
A hidden enclave. A safe haven. Organica Lifestyle just feels peaceful. Perhaps it's not in your typical, and overly congested Telawi side of Bangsar. Perhaps its just that calm feeling that seems to always radiate from anywhere that encourages healthy living. It's a one-stop-shop for all things healthy: a yoga studio, a cafe, a restaurant, a health store. a chill zone, AND an integrative health consultant.
Ruyi & Lyn is innovative, eccentric and tantalising. Normally these adjectives, in my opinion, are thrown around quite loosely. But Ruyi truly showcases those qualities. Their food is really interesting. The Ruyi Sushi below incorporates Malaysian and Thai cuisine into a Japanese dish. The Truffle Fried Rice and Green Tea Rice are also dishes I haven't seen much in restaurants.
Hello world. I have caved.For all you avid instagrammers, you might have noticed the massive influx of 'teas'. I put teas in inverted commas because they have always seemed 'fake' to me. Perhaps it is their packaging (bright, pink, superbly eye-catching) that makes them look a little less wholesome and more full of weird stuff in their ingredient list that you never want to question.
I've loved dairy since young - cheese, milk, you name it. But I didn't go unscathed by the side effects of acne and bloating. So I tried finding other sources of milk that were similar to cow's milk. I seriously hated goat's milk so that was out of the question. I dabbled around with lactose free milk (Lactofree is my favourite brand) for awhile. It was great but I was still afraid of the side effects of milk. The high calorie content of milk being one of the other disadvantages of cows' milk. Soya milk found its place in my life for awhile as well but there seems to be this link between drinking soya and breast cancer (not too sure how solid this link is but I decided to err on the side of caution). This led me to nut milks!
People normally underestimate the importance of water, or the quantity of water we should actually be drinking. The benefits that water provides our body are unending. My skin improves. My hunger, I find, is often misplaced dehydration. My body is re-energised. My PMS water-retention is reduced (massively annoying symptom I get). Water is also the main reason our body is cleansed and flushes out unwanted stuff (? I'm a law student. Stuff? Excretion-stuff?).
Good morning world. I, and I'm sure many of you, seem to be able to have healthy breakfasts. Whether we continue our healthy streak past the (my) deadly hour of 4:30pm where my sugar cravings reach this all encompassing level, is another issue. For the past week I have replaced my breakfasts with juices to ease myself into an upcoming full detox. So far it hasn't been hard for me as normally I am not too hungry in the morning. So we shall see how the full detox goes tomorrow.