February 24, 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed our post Valentine’s Dinner date. Metiz‘s 8 course menu was creative, playful and bursting with flavour. Glad we tried something new!

Food 💯 

Vibe 💯 

Service 💯 

The sorbet was quite refreshing after the main course. Some Colombian Rum shots to end the night — husband was happy!


What is effort? The dictionary says it’s a vigorous or determined attempt. For us, it could be picking up the phone to call a friend, saying yes to a quick morning exercise and no to that extra piece of cookie, clearing out your e-mail, or dressing up for date night with your spouse, in an attempt to keep the friendship going, to stay healthy, to work effectively, or to stay in love.

Watching my toddler grow up and explore the world around her got me thinking, how do I show her that effort is important, and that effort is perhaps what gets you somewhere. I mean, along with patience and perseverance, effort sits in between. Truth be told, we’re still struggling on patience 😅 but we still have a long way to go anyway.

Praise their effort, not the outcome. That’s what they always say.

Another interesting take on effort : The All-Important Difference Between Effort and Effectiveness

What do you think?

Sala Restaurant

Three cheese and spinach sformato, watercress arugula, walnut, and pear
Guinea fowl and porcini agnolotti with tartufata cream
Wagyu tenderloin, short rib and bone marrow croquette, carrot and thyme purée, grain mustard and chive jus
Marinated strawberries, fennel seed ice cream, almond tuile

Taylor Hawkins

March 28, 2022

R I P 🖤

Photo Credit : Instagram @TaylorHawkins
Photo Credit : Andrew Ogilvy
Photo Credit : OJC Pics


February 23, 2022

Here’s a Playlist 🖤


Keeping the Faith

December 22, 2021

Miracles in Paris: A Lesson on Keeping The Faith

Chanced upon this excerpt on Instagram. An apt description of pandemic life or what seems like one extreeeemely long entire year (that is 2020-2021).

Let’s look forward to a brighter new year, shall we? For now… enjoy the holidays!

Merry Christmas 🎄


12 years ago

December 2, 2021

WordPress, glad you still exist.

Am I ready?

November 16, 2021

Life after 2020, what the Pandemic has done


Are you still there? It’s been a long time. Haven’t been in this space for quite a while.

Seems like the country is slowly getting back to normal. Covid rates are lower than ever, at least in our side of the world. People are traveling once again, and malls and restaurants have opened up just in time for Christmas season.

The past two years have been extremely taxing, I suppose for all of us. This invisible deadly virus has given me anxiety I never thought I would have in my life. Honestly still trying to deny the Mysophobia in me, have I gone mad?

Yet, here I am, about to take the first step outside my ‘pandemic bubble’. In a few weeks time, we will be going on a road trip (first time ever since the start of 2020, also a first for my now 1 year old baby). I am truly excited, perhaps slightly nervous, but more so thrilled and ready to get out of our everyday shell.

(More than) Half of my brain is saying “It’s time”, but yeah, a part of me is still wary. Hopefully this trip will make me (and my husband) realise that living life with this reality is worth taking than having to safely watch the world go by inside our little bubble.

I miss the old normal. Maybe I miss the old normal me…



Breathe ∙ Télépopmusik

Life change

March 8, 2021

So, it’s been a minute. A crazy one, at that.

A year into the pandemic, months of lockdown, work from home transition, partial isolation, youtube workouts, food delivery apps and a loooot of online shopping… by now, it’s a “we’ve all been there” scenario. But aside from all these things, something has happened that has changed my life on a whole different level. I have become a Mother, or Mama as I like to call myself. (Hence the absence.)

It’s something I had been dreaming about and praying for after I got married. And in essence, I simply call it a wonderful blessing… my silver lining last 2020.

I have so much love to give for this little one. No, this will not turn into a Mom Blog (hopefully!), but every now and then, I would love to show you how cute my world became because of her. 💗

L’affetto verso i genitori e fondamento di ogni virtu. A mother’s love has no limits.

How are you?

June 5, 2020

Covid-19. Lockdown. Economic slowdown. Businesses shutting down. Civil unrest worldwide. Chaos. Uncertainty.

Where do we go from here?

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