My parents had a crazy idea. They wanted to go to Yellowknife in January. January in Canada, as in winter. I guess it is sort of like when Canadians can’t wait to flock to somewhere warm like Mexico or Cuba for their winter getaway, my tropical Singaporean parents wanted to experience a cold frozen getaway. My siblings … More Yellowknife Trip
Bao Sandwich Bar is nested in a cozy student neighborhood, just steps from University of Waterloo / Wilfrid Laurier University. I waited for quite some time before visiting as I thought – how could “student food” be any good?? However, we’ve heard many positive reviews about this hidden Bao heaven so we had to try … More Bao Sandwich Bar
The younger generation may not know that the City of Kitchener used to be the City of Berlin. Godmother S, healthy in her nineties, explained that the name changed during the first World War due to the anti-German movement. The Berlin, which opened at the end of 2015, was a highly anticipated addition to Downtown Kitchener. Its chef … More The Berlin
I come from a large family where my parents both have seven siblings. When I was young, I actually thought that having the same number of siblings was a marriage prerequisite! My cousin count is probably larger than the number of co-workers I have. This huge family makes any festival or celebration an administrative nightmare. … More Guide to “Eloping” in KW
It has been a year since I started my weekend morning barista shifts at Matter of Taste Coffee Bar in Downtown Kitchener. When I first applied for the job, I was confident of rejection – Strange, I know. My availability was limited to weekends, I’ve had no prior experience at any cafe/restaurant type position, and … More Five Life Lessons I’ve learned as a Barista
Hello! Does anyone still read this blog? I have not posted for more than six months! Gosh, time is just flying by. Well, I have been quite occupied since the last time I wrote. Just a quite update… I am still alive! 1) Y & I were in Japan for over three weeks in January. … More Hello!
Gilt Restaurant opened last week in Downtown Kitchener. I have been looking forward to their opening since I saw their beautiful signage. It seems to convey the concept of glamour and chic. Hot new contemporary restaurant NOW OPEN in the heart of Kitchener’s innovation district. Owned by two women who love food, people and wine. … More Gilt Restaurant
Y and I moved into a house last fall so this summer has been us busy trying to tame the garden. It is definitely a challenge to keep up with our neighbours’ constantly well-trimmed bushes and beautiful flowers. As a result, we have been spending most weekends at home working in the garden and relaxing … More FITS Series: Quarry, Waterfall & Grotto