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  • he upside to getting poked and prodded with needles all day (my left arm was covered in cotton ball, medical tape and bandaids) was that the SO was willing to take me anywhere for lunch to boost my sorry spirits. I took advantage of the situation to suggest visiting Chur Burger and didn’t even have to sell him the fact that their burgers are only AUD$10 each.

    Chur Burger in Fortitude Valley

    he upside to getting poked and prodded with needles all day (my left arm was covered in cotton ball, medical tape and bandaids) was that the SO was willing to take me anywhere for lunch to boost my sorry spirits. I took advantage of the situation to suggest visiting Chur Burger and didn’t even have to sell him the fact that their burgers are only AUD$10 each.

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  • When a Japanese person recommends a Japanese eatery, you better sit up and pay attention – or at least I certainly did, especially since this was a recommendation for yakitori. And what’s not to love about little skewers of BBQed meats?

    Samurais Paradise on the Gold Coast

    When a Japanese person recommends a Japanese eatery, you better sit up and pay attention – or at least I certainly did, especially since this was a recommendation for yakitori. And what’s not to love about little skewers of BBQed meats?

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  • I usually have a million projects lined up in my head to get round to, but there never seems to be enough time to get any of them done. Then once in a blue moon, I get restless or necessity forces me out of procrastination - I knuckle down to churn out a couple of things.

    Necessity forces me out of procrastination

    I usually have a million projects lined up in my head to get round to, but there never seems to be enough time to get any of them done. Then once in a blue moon, I get restless or necessity forces me out of procrastination - I knuckle down to churn out a couple of things.

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  • Like many Singaporean Chinese, my parents gave me an English name as well as a Chinese name at birth. The practice is quite common and this has never been an issue back in Singapore. However since moving to Australia, my Chinese name has caused more trouble than it should.

    What’s in a name? Please, just call me Melissa.

    Like many Singaporean Chinese, my parents gave me an English name as well as a Chinese name at birth. The practice is quite common and this has never been an issue back in Singapore. However since moving to Australia, my Chinese name has caused more trouble than it should.

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  • Ribs & Burgers recently hit the James Street scene and hasn't stopped the tongues waggling since. Not to be left out, the SO and I trooped down to check them out for a weekend lunch.

    Ribs & Burgers on James Street

    Ribs & Burgers recently hit the James Street scene and hasn't stopped the tongues waggling since. Not to be left out, the SO and I trooped down to check them out for a weekend lunch.

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  • Disclaimer: We attended the preview screening of The Hundred Foot Journey as invited guests of Shout Communications, Walt Disney Studios […]

    The Hundred Foot Journey movie vs book review

    Disclaimer: We attended the preview screening of The Hundred Foot Journey as invited guests of Shout Communications, Walt Disney Studios […]

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  • Every once in a while, I subtly suggest to the SO it would be nice if we could drive down to the Gold Coast Fisherman’s Co-op to pick up some prawns.

    Yummy fresh sea cockroaches

    Every once in a while, I subtly suggest to the SO it would be nice if we could drive down to the Gold Coast Fisherman’s Co-op to pick up some prawns.

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  • Malaya Corner has three locations in Brisbane, but we have only ever dropped into their city store - usually for a quick dinner when we have a craving for Asian to tide us over till the next appointment later in the evening.

    Malaya Corner in the city

    Malaya Corner has three locations in Brisbane, but we have only ever dropped into their city store - usually for a quick dinner when we have a craving for Asian to tide us over till the next appointment later in the evening.

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  • When Domino’s announced the launch of their new pulled pork range of pizzas, I knew this one is up our alley. What's even better is they come in their chef's best range. Score!

    Domino’s Pulled Pork pizza range

    When Domino’s announced the launch of their new pulled pork range of pizzas, I knew this one is up our alley. What's even better is they come in their chef's best range. Score!

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  • There hasn't been a May or June update, as I've been slacking. But I have managed to finish off a couple of items on the list, such as watching 10 classic movies I've never seen before. And by classic, I mean movies that were filmed and released prior to 1970. And yes, that meant more than a few Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn films, but can you blame me? They are classic films.

    101 things in 1001 days: July 2014 update

    There hasn't been a May or June update, as I've been slacking. But I have managed to finish off a couple of items on the list, such as watching 10 classic movies I've never seen before. And by classic, I mean movies that were filmed and released prior to 1970. And yes, that meant more than a few Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn films, but can you blame me? They are classic films.

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