Saturday, January 19, 2013

WEEKLY DIARY (What I Love this week)

1. I Love this coffee cup. Thank you for the wise advice, cup! ^^

2. I Love this lamp's cable/power cord. Brilliant idea!

3. I Love this writing. I'm not  intending to flush my cellphone down the toilet anytime soon but I'm definitely intending to break into blossom :)
Whatever that means.

4. I Love these sushi sandwiches. Look at the egg and lettuce down the bottom. So cool and so looks like egg and lettuce sandwich! 

5. I Love these kids dressing up as Starbucks cups (venti, grande, tall) and espresso bean. Lol @ the coffee foams. 
Ps: I want to be Miss caramel macchiato or Miss strawberry and cream frappuccino :)

6. I Love this birthday card. Yes, cartoon character, I will shut up and take your money :)

7. I Love these words on Taco Bells fire sauce packagings. They are a bit naughty lol ;) 
Or, perhaps it's just me and my wild imagination ^^

And Yes, I will turn you over because you said please :) Hmm there should be a thank you words at the back. Never mind :(

8. This poster is so true. Sometimes I, too pretend that I don't see them. It's not that I'm heartless, I live in the city area where there are quite a lot of them and I give sometimes but not all the time. 
I feel quilty seeing this poster :(

9. I Love this picture. The little girl looks soooooo happy...............

10.  I Love these advices. I will follow all of them (including staying calm) ^_^

Other quotes that I love :
"The very best you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself."
(Wallace D. Wattles)

"Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language."
(H. Jackson Brown, Jr)

"Try learning something about everything and everything about something."
(Thomas Huxley)

"What I adore is supreme professionalism. I'm bored by writers who can write only when it's raining."
(Noel Coward)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

FOOD HIGHLIGHT (October-December)

Gowings Bar & Grill is an edgy contemporary restaurant located at the quirky designer boutique style QT Hotel. QT Hotel is one of a kind, the lift has sensors that actually detect the number of passengers, solo guests get songs about loneliness (All by Myself?), couples get love songs, Groups get party songs. How cool is that? The restaurant itself is glamorous and chic, with an open plan kitchen and the waitresses serve you wearing evening dresses during dinner services :)

Beer Steamed Prawn Cocktail. Cocktail sauce, with fresh wasabi & cognac, iceberg, tomato, cucumber.
Ahh the presentation is so beautiful :) . I love this restaurant's version of prawn cocktail so much! The sauce is very addictive and I love the addition of fresh wasabi. I'll definitely order it again on my next visit :)

Pasture fed Beef Steak tartare. Pickled black shimeji mushroom, beet leaves, biodynamic egg, classic condiments. 
I'm still getting used to eating raw beef, sometimes I love steak tartare or sometimes I don't depends on the freshness of the beef and how it was prepared and the taste of the seasoning and all the other condiments. I quite enjoyed this one :)

Vanilla Goat's Cheese Cake, Raspberry Granita, Spearmint Jelly, Raspberry Sherbet.
Yum I love goat cheese and I love cheesecake (so I love this goat cheesecake. DuH!). The raspberry granita and spearmint jelly add freshness to the already creamy yummy cheesecake ^^

The amazing butter for the bread! I love beautiful butter :)

This Lobster Marco Polo (which is Blue Angel's specialty and prepared in the dining room before my eyes) is seriously the most amazing pasta dish ever!!! And it's huge too!! This tomato-based sauce, perfectly cooked pasta finished with wine and cognac is so so so so good. Man, I can have this everyday! ^^

I started my dinner at Blue Angel having their goose liver pate, served with some Italian toasted bread. The pate is lush and delicious, it is rich yet I managed to finish the whole lot! (hehe no surprises there) ^^

 Zabaglione for dessert, look at how beautiful the colour of the custard is!

Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli with Lemon, Mint and Parmesan.
Delicious, smells amazing, nice and light, I love Jamie's Italian, the foods are great and yet not too expensive.

Cheese board (Pecorino & Gorgonzola) & a glass of red which the waiter chose for me. 
Perfect pairings, thank you dear waiter ! :)

Linguine scampi
I love scampi and I love pasta and this dish is just sublime. The pasta is al dente, the sauce is beautifully light and fresh, and the scampi is juicy and perfectly cooked.

Alfredo is an authentic Italian restaurant and recognised as one of the best Italian restaurants in the world by the President of the Italian Republic. The beautiful restaurant has romantic piano live music every Wednesday to Saturday and opera night on some occasions.

Chocolate and Raspberry Semifreddo to end the beautiful dinner :)

This Silken tofu salad is super fresh and tasty, probably my favourite vegetarian dish ever ! ^^

This coconut ice cream is the best coconut ice cream I've ever had. Creamy, not too sweet, and pretty light, those 3 scoops feels like nothing. hehe :)

Corn pumpkin fritters with avocado cream, spinach, poached egg, hollandaise sauce.
My flatmate took me here as this is one of his favourite cafe. This breakfast is so satisfying, I love avocado, I love egg and hollandaise sauce, and I love fried stuff (the fritters) :) I don't love spinach but I know it's good for me so I ate them ^^
The coffee in this place is really good too!

Crisp skin pork leg. Brown sugar, vanilla apple sauce, duck fat roasted potatoes, caramelised vegetables.

Yum, Look at the crispy pork crackling. My mouth is watering while I'm writing this right now ^_^

A friend made this for me........ West Australian Marron grilled in butter sauce. Super Good. Super with capital S :)

Chambord, berry and tropical flavours, with a light citrus air and a candy finish. Comes with a mini lemon sorbet waffle cone.
I love having a cocktail in the afternoon because the bar is quiet. I am weird I know :p

Mango frozen yogurt from Yogurberry

Pomegranate and Melon frozen yogurt. I put my own toppings which are gummy bears, melon jelly, popping candy, jelly beans and caramel popcorn. Ahh.... I love putting my own toppings! ^^
From Smoyo Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry, vincotto & pink peppercorn macaron & Orange honeycomb macaron.
I love Sweet Infinity macarons because they are not too sweet. I love the cakes and everything there as well. (hehe of course I do) ^^

Toasted Brioche ice cream with caramel.
Sitting outside, one sunny afternoon at the Cross eating brioche ice cream with a cup of coffee. What can possibly be better?


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The first WEEKLY DIARY of 2013

1) I Love this print. I always love Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany. This scene and this print is so special :) 

2) I Love this pillow cover! I can now have bigger bed space. How cool ^^ 

3) I Love this honesty bookshop booth. The owner is so trusting ! hehe :p

4) I Love this piano doorbell. You are welcome anytime to annoy me people :D

5) I Love this banner idea. Can someone please give him a job? Go Adam!!!

6) I Love this essay, written by a 12-year-old who really, really hates plain doughnuts. Whoever you are, can we be friends? I'd take you anytime to have unplain doughnuts together. Let's be besties :)

7) I Love this food pyramid. Pizza, Pizza,.....I feel like pizza right now! Yum :p

8) I Love this coffee prices menu. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone in this world can be more respectful and nicer to one another? I love people with good manners, even though it's just the basic please and thank you :)
"A coffee $3
A coffee please $2
Good morning, make me a coffee please $1"

9) I Love how this person describe the colour red. I'm speechless!

10) I Love the deep meaning behind this super adorable picture. How cute is his little muscle! :-)

And Lastly, this picture touched my heart deeply.  It is something that I will remember always :(
"A 6-year-old orphan from Austria ecstatically embraces a brand-new pair of shoes just given to him by the Red Cross, 1946." -Gerald Waller

I Love these facts from :
-A proper handshake should last for about 3 seconds.
-Ethiopia has 13 months, is still in the year 2005, and celebrates New Year on September 11.
-Not a single engineer made it off the Titanic: they stayed and kept the power on so others could escape  :(

I Love this advice:
"Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely, find out what they did and do it."
(Lana Del Rey)

I Love these reading quotes by Mortimer J. Adler :
"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."
"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life."

I Love how these quotes make me think and reflect :
"You can only lose what you cling to."

"Half the world's starving; the other half is trying to lose weight."
(Roseanne Barr)

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is."
(Francis Bacon)

"It's a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you are hurt."
(Tom Gates)

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people."
(C. G. Jung)

"If culture can belong to someone, it belongs to those who have significant experiences with it."
(Professor Kevin Quashie - Cultural Appropriation)

"It's not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What's hard she said, is figuring out what you're willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about."
(Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist)

Have a good week and Happy New Year! Let's make the rest of our life the best of our life! :p x

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