Sunday, March 29, 2015

Last Week's Food: Lonsdale Street Roasters and Gelatissimo

Welcome back to the new segment of Last Week's Food!

I've been upping my photos skill for this segment and took time to edit it a little bit so it looks prettier than what it actually is. So, here we go:

Last Sunday, a friend of my friend came to town for a visit. She wanted to go to places that is very Canberra so we took her to Lonsdale Street Roasters/Eatery!

Lonsdale is a street in Braddon, ACT, where you can find many people hangout at nights and weekends at heaps of cool cafe and eatery. There are a lot of choices for food around the suburb, from vegan to all-meat, Asian to French, outdoor or indoor, you make the decision. 

For brunch last week, I opt for the classic grilled/roasted salmon and eggs Benedict with corn bread. If you're worried about the small portion size of cafe's foods, don't be. You get plenty at Lonsdale Street Roasters. As you can see you get 2 blocks of salmon belly, a big corn bread, and 2 eggs Benedict. It was yummy and soo fulfilling. 

Lonsdale is famous for its coffee. Sadly, I did not order it last time. My friend did but I forgot to take a picture of it. It smells delicious, though!

Instead of coffee, I ordered a chai latte (my go-to drink). Look at this gorgeous glass of chai latte. Also, check out the little spoon! There is a mini vintage car at the end of the spoon. A great attention to detail. 

The cafe is also pet friendly. There are many people bringing their dogs to enjoy the breakfast with them. However, I'm not sure if there is a special food for the pets. Anyway, this is one of the greatest cutest dog we saw that day. I think that's a great dane? Or a Dalmatian? Anyway, it was bigger than the table and so calm and super adorable. 

The rest of the week was not that special in terms of food. I spent a lot of time in the library doing assignment so I did not take pretty pictures. Also, the food wasn't that special.

But I got some vouchers of buy-1-get-1-free Gelatissimo and decided to use it. You know, college kids mentality. Wherever discount is present, we are there. It's been such a long time since I had Gelatissimo. As per usual, I bought the classic chocolate flavour gelato and it was heavenly. (Sorry the cup is dirty, I was half way eating)

Anyway, that was a look back of the food (with better quality photos). Sorry it was only from 2 different place but hopefully you guys enjoy this post! x

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Last Week's Food

Here's a little post about the food that I took a picture of last week.

Guzman y Gomez was having $5 burrito for 5 days. As a true college student with a budget, of course I have to go and reap the benefits. Out of the 5 days, I went twice. Seriously, it was the best. First of all, Guzman y Gomez burrito is heavenly good. Then, it's half priced. Nothing is better than this. I went for pork burrito bowl and spicy chicken burrito (not pictured). They were amazing. 

I was craving Japanese food on weekend so I order a sashimi salad for takeaway. It's been a loong time since I've had sashimi and boy-oh-boy, was it good. You know when you're craving something that you haven't had in a long time, the food suddenly taste so good? That was what happened. 

Lastly, a good old Indonesian fried rice (nasi goreng) with a sunny side up. A little something to make me miss home a little less. 

I'm thinking of doing this every week or maybe every other week. I don't eat takeouts everyday but the food that I cook doesn't look pretty. But hopefully one day I'll be confident enough to share my cooking on here. For now, these are the food I enjoyed last week!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Do you ever think of creating a new blog, start a new place, a fresh blank space?

Yes, many times. This blog sort of harness my memories for about 7 to 8 years. A lot of things that might not make sense to you, the readers, make a lot of sense to me. This blog was a compilation of my stories, vaguely personal, mostly about love and friendship. Many of the posts reminded me of a specific events, sometimes even a specific conversation.

This blog revolves around some of the important people in my life. As we grow up, we all know we change, so do other people. People move on. I did, my important person did, my friends did too. Sometimes, we move on without ending what was established. Sometimes, people need to move on completely. The table of plenty has turned into table of empty. And we learned to move away from that.

The time taken to find a new table is not the same for everyone of us. It might take longer for some people and that's okay. People are not accustomed to change and some people stay in our lives to teach us how to let go.

That's why I never go through with the plan of creating a new blog. Life has its highs and lows. It has many many pages to be turned and each one of them is always a fresh new one. The pages I turned in the past were the ones that lead me here, with my own victory marks. You have victory marks/battle scars to show the world that you went through a personal battle, whatever it is, and you won. You survived. You are ready for the next battle. I want to remember my fights and my highs, as well as my lows as a humble reminder.

Whatever they may be, you can go through your battles too. Don't give up and show your victory marks proudly;

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jangan Cintai Aku Apa Adanya

Last Valentine's Day, I went to have dinner with a few good senior friends of mine. We talked nonsense for a good 4 hours and honestly, it was a great Valentine's Day because of them.

We talked about good Indonesian song and stumbled on one popular song by Tulus. A love song titled, Jangan Cintai Aku Apa Adanya (which loosely translates to 'don't love me for who I am'). One of my friend claimed that it is the most romantic song. To which I say, I disagree.

Here is the snippet of the lyrics:
Kau terima semua kurangku
Kau tak pernah marah bila ku salah
Engkau selalu memuji apapun hasil tanganku
Yang tidak jarang payah
Jangan cintai aku apa andanya
Tuntutlah sesuatu biar kita jalan kedepan

(Mediocre) Translation:
You accept all my flaws
You're never mad when I did wrong
You always praise everything that I do
Even if they are bad
Don't love me for who I am
Demand something from me so that we can move forward (in the relationship)

To an extent, I agree with the lyrics. You cannot just please everyone every time by telling your significant other that they are doing so well when in fact they are not. Especially when they ask for your opinion, you should give the most constructive opinion without being condescending. They might not agree with you, argument might spark, but that is a part of being in a relationship. So, yes, as a significant other you should support your significant other improve to become a better person.

However, there is another side to this argument, which is why I disagree with this song being the most romantic. Basically, the singer (let's assume it's about the singer) is willing to change themselves and grant whatever his significant other's wished just to make that person happy. That does not sound right to me.

For instance, your significant other doesn't like the way you dress, you changed it to their taste all the time. He/she doesn't like you in certain way and you will always change yourself to cater their 'needs'. Maybe they don't like your friends, who are always there from the beginning, but you don't socialise with them anymore to make your significant other happy and lose all your good friends. Wouldn't that mean, overtime, you are losing your own identity? Also, wouldn't that mean that when you break up and have another significant other, you will have a brand new identity, again?

Anyway, the song did not specify what 'moving forward' means. Moving forward can be perceived as something positive in a relationship when you do it the right way. But when the future doesn't go as planned and you have to break it off, that can also be classified as moving forward.

So, what do you think? Do you think it's always a good thing to accept your partner the way they are? Or you're the kind of person who don't mind change to make your significant other love you more?

Here's the song for y'all:

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