Hello there, welcome to Table for Maple. Yes – my name is really Maple. I was named after a Maple Tree outside the house. Thankfully we did not have a Chestnut tree, or this site would be called TableforChestnut.
I was born at the Grand River Hospital in Kitchener. My parents grew up in Singapore/Malaysia so I returned and lived in Southeast Asia for 16 years before moving back to Kitchener-Waterloo. Since then, I have completed my Bachelor & Masters of Accountancy at the University of Waterloo.
I am currently working at one of the largest accounting firms in the world as a Chartered Accountant, with a specialization in taxation. As a side hobby, I work at Matter of Taste, the best coffee shop in KW. In a nutshell, I am a full-time Tax Professional, part-time Barista and hobby Community Blogger.
I started this blog years ago to share about the delicious food and fun things to do in KW. The blog has since evolved into sharing more facets of life (ie. traveling, getting married etc.). My partner-in-crime, a.k.a “Y”, comes from a Japanese background but grew up mostly in the United States and Malaysia due to his parents’ work. He completed his Bachelor & Masters of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and is currently working as a software engineer. Y is camera-shy and quirky. He also hates mushrooms.
I am very proud to have returned to my birthplace and lived in KW for the past ten years. Many people do not realize how much there is in this region! We have boundless energy from the universities & colleges around, exciting sophistication from businesses in Uptown Waterloo, creative entrepreneurship spirit from the technological hub in Downtown Kitchener, peacefulness of a countryside, but also the busy buzz that is essential to a city.
The KW region is truly amazing and I am here to show you what this little gem has to offer. Stop being bored. Explore our city! There is no such thing as “nothing to do here” – if you are bored, you are the one who is being boring. Check out the places I have recommended and you will be amazed by what you can discover.
P.S. Check me out on Huffington Post for Best KW Restaurants!
P.P.S. Check me out on Food Network Canada for 10 Canadian Baristas Making Beautiful Latte Art!