All posts tagged: Australia

Cafe Review: The General Sherman

Saturday mornings are the best time to go out and explore new cafes… And after many failed attempts, I finally had the chance to visit The General Sherman. Located right opposite Fiona Stanley Hospital is a cute little cafe, perfect for a little me-time as it’s quiet on the weekends. The decor in the cafe has an industrial meets organic kind of vibe. With all the natural light shining in from the full-panel windows that is surrounding the cafe to the rustic pieces, I couldn’t help but love the brunch feels that I was getting. In addition to that, I love the fact that they had a kitchen, which basically means that I’m free from the fridge food choices! Yay! After much deliberation, I finally decided on an iced coffee($5) and the Pulled Pork Benedict ($19) as I felt that it was a unique dish that you wouldn’t usually find other cafe menus. And I’m glad to say that it did not disappoint!!    Needless to say, I polished off every bit of my yummy brunch, from …

Food Review : MAX + SONS COFFEE

It’s always risky for me to go to Perth city, not because of safety reasons, but mainly because I have no self control when it comes to shopping. The abundance of boutiques and trendy clothes for affordable pricing available at the city is insane! If I lived anywhere nearer to the city, I would go broke! Thankfully, it takes a slight effort to head to the city, so the laziness is not a bad thing after all, hey! I did some damage to my wallet while shopping for winter necessities and when that was done, I took  a stroll down Williams Street while feeling like a million bucks with new clothes… (but oh, the irony!) After that day, I promised myself that I will only go shopping next season. All that shopping made me hungry and thirsty for something yummy.  I wasn’t looking for anything huge to devour, but a sandwich or a kebab didn’t sound too bad. I was aimlessly walking down Williams street and debating on whether I should go home and eat (to save cost) or …

Food Review: Hush Specialty Coffee

Barely 24 hours from the time I got back to Perth, I started to have massive cravings for coffee (as always) and lucky me lives a 10 minutes bus ride away from my favorite place in Perth – Fremantle. I made my way to there and got my coffee fix from the Markets which I have missed oh so much, I then decided to take a stroll down the Cappuccino Strip in Freo to see what I have been missing out from the last 3 months that I have been away. I made it all the way down to High street which usually is somewhat less crowded than Cappuccino Strip or even Market street in Freo. While I was aimlessly walking around with no sense of directions or whatsoever, I stumbled upon this really cozy looking cafe called “Hush” and I just knew that I had to drag Jannah here to try this place out with me, which then begins our little coffee adventure the very next day. As usual, standard Jannah and Preetha timing for …

17 Songs Every 90s Kid Should Know

Raise your hands, if you were born in the 90’s and grew up listening to songs from the millenniums! As a 90’s kid, I take pride in the quality of music that was popular during our generation. We had such talented artist who made amazing music. Let me take you down the memory lane with 17 songs you almost forgot. No worries, you can thank me later. 1. Backstreet Boys – As Long as You Love Me Before Justin Bieber and One direction even made it to this planet, we had Backstreet Boys! Backstreet Boys were one of the first few boy bands that made it big during the 2000’s. 2. N’sync – Bye Bye Bye Just like the Backstreet Boys, N’Sync was a big craze during this period of time. N’Sync and Backstreet Boys were always going head to head when it came to their fan base and music. Honestly speaking, I am a total N’sync girl.. I mean come on, how can you resist that cute baby face of Justin Timberlake and that sexy demeanor of …

October Favourites 2014

First of all, I can’t believe how quickly October ended. October has been such a roller coaster ride for me. It has been difficult trying to juggle assignments, work, life, and also staying healthy all at once (life of an Uni student). BUT with the help of a few things that I consider my ‘happy pills’, I have managed to retain my sanity. Secondly, WELCOME NOVEMBER! In this monthly favourite, I have chosen (in no particular order) 5 of my top favourite obsessions in the month of October.  1) Savvy Ultra Matte Lip Colour  I went into Priceline a while ago to casually look around and kill time while I was on my work break. I told myself that I won’t buy anything but, I came across this lip product which was on sale and immediately, had the strongest urge to try it. I usually gravitate towards brighter colours when it comes to lip products but, somehow this nude-brown lip product caught my attention. To be honest, I have dry lips and since this product …

“One of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness is how much gratitude you show”

I recently stumbled across an incredible Youtube channel called ‘SoulPancake‘ that makes really interesting videos focusing on issues that people go through in life and a little guide on how to get through it. The interesting part is how these videos are conceptualised and brought to attention. Everybody goes through ups and downs in life. But how we fend for ourselves through these dark times determines the true strength that we possess. The video that caught my attention the most from this channel was “The Science of Happiness – An experiment in Gratitude“. “Psychologists have scientifically proven that one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in your life is how much gratitude you show.” Julian Huguet (always trust the man in the lab coat) At first, I wasn’t too keen on watching the whole video. I had the attention span of a goldfish and also I wasn’t feeling the best. But I’m glad I pushed myself to finish this video. The experiment starts off with few volunteers filling up a questionnaire to test their …

I’m baked.. Are you?

Recently, baked organised a tea party, and I was fortunate enough to be invited! When I got there, I was really impressed with the decorations. It was so simple and yet so pretty and the desserts looked really, really good. If you’re anything like me, by this point of the post, you’re seating in your seat salivating and wishing that you could taste these yummy looking desserts. While I can’t offer you some, here’s what I thought of baked‘s dessert table. If you LOVEE chocolate, but don’t like the sickening sensation of consuming too much, this would be perfect for you. The Hazelnut Tartlet is simple in its looks but tastes oh-so-heavenly. The hazelnut filling is smooth and fluid without being overwhelmingly sweet and is complimented by the cocoa flavoured tart. I couldn’t resist having more than one! The Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting is by far my FAVOURITE of the whole dessert table. The caramel frosting has a sugary and buttery consistency which is balanced out by the fruity apple cinnamon base. I …