Sep 30, 2013

Coffee is good for you.

What is something that you cannot live without? My 'something' will be coffee. It is part of my life now, like a boyfriend that I cannot live without every single day. My favourite coffee will be a hot cup of latte. I love the good mix of espresso and steamed milk. I prefer it with no sugar as I love to taste the beautiful combination of the espresso and milk The best latte that I have tasted from is in Italy, 2012. The coffee aroma was beyond words. The brew was perfect too. I miss that taste and wish to go back again to drink that cup of latte.

( Had a good cup of coffee and sandwich at Merchants Wine Cellar & Store)

Coffee is an addiction for me, but I do not overdrink it. Over doing something will just harm you instead. The benefits of coffee are rather interesting besides keeping us awake. Hence you should start drinking coffee. Of course with no sugar and milk, if possible. Those add-ons will make this zero calories drink be packed with unhealthy calories.

Benefits of coffee:

1) Coffee is a potent source of healthful antioxidants. Based of a study done in 2005, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee, though fruits and vegetables have loads of antioxidants too. (This information is taken from HuffingtonPost. )
2) Caffeine provides a short term memory boost. This is actually rather true, especially for me. With coffee, it allows me to remember things especially during the morning. It also makes you intelligent.  (This information is taken from HuffingtonPost. )
3) Smelling coffee make you feel less stressed. The aroma is amazing. It makes you feel happier and energetic. It curbs depression too.
4) Coffee reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes, by almost 30 percent. (This information is taken from Health - Howstuffworks and HuffingtonPost)
5) Coffee can help to enhance performance in endurance sports.

With so much perks, coffee will be a great choice of beverage besides water. Enjoy every sip!
Buon Appetito (:

Merchants Wine Cellar & Store
52 Duxton Road
Tel: 6222 1162

Aug 8, 2013

Current Read: Vernetta Lopez's Memoirs of a DJ- Life in progress.

I grew up watching Under One Roof and always remember Vernetta Lopez for being hilarious in her own personal way. Her book is amazing. Though the book is about her life, she managed to make it easy to read and the details in the book was interesting. It was not heavy at all. Besides that, I never knew someone who is so happy and has an amazing happy personality had to experience a failure in her marriage. She has my fullest respect for being a strong and successful woman in every aspect. A good role model indeed. Thanks Vernetta for inspiring me with your book (:

Jul 31, 2013


It feels so surreal to graduate and be able to don a gown together with a mortar board. This is my second time wearing a gown, first time wearing a mortar board. First was during my republic polytechnic days. School is officially done but I guess not over for me. I have the thoughts of pursuing my studies in other areas. Maybe culinary? maybe just doing a language course overseas? So many plan, so little time, require so much money.

Anyway, back to the topic "graduation", I am happy to graduate from SMU. I knew many wonderful people to light up my uni life. I am also glad to meet awesome professors who are willing to teach and guide me throughout these 4 years. I must say these 4 years ain't easy at all. I guess at least going through this process makes me a stronger person for the unknown future. Besides, thanks to SMU, I went to Turkey and had a beautiful cultural experience. I must really thank God, for being so kind to me during my education route. I hope for the upcoming years during my career  things will run smoothly too.

All in all, I am beaming from ear to ear because I am finally a SMU graduate. (: WOOHOO. 

Jun 26, 2013

Travel and see the world

(Image from Google)

Travelling has been part of my lifestyle now. The world is huge. I am always waiting to explore new things alone or with people who I love. Everybody should travel alone at least once in their lives.

People wonder why I love travelling alone?
- I can meet amazing people. I have met a lot of people, especially in my Turkish Exchange. The friends I made are kept closed to my heart. And I really want to meet them again.
- Freedom. The feeling of being free can't never be described. Being disconnected to life once awhile feels good and relaxing.
- Take time to understand yourself. Spending time alone allows me to reflect. I will also think through my life's ups and down. It is a good time to do such things before I go back to my comfort zone aka my home.

What is next on my itineracy?
- Japan and Hong Kong