It is my second time eating at the Kinky Lizard Espresso Bar and its still a delight. One thing you guys have to know is that I live directly above the cafe, so coming in feels like entering a second kitchen (but I still have to pay of course). Since I live a floor away, I could hear and smell everything that happens there and have unintentionally learnt the times when they are busy (usually Saturday & Sunday mornings) and their music playlist ranging from ‘Everybody loves kung-fu fighting’ to ‘Dancing Queen’.
Whenever I come back to Bali from Perth for a holiday, it has always been a ritual for me to visit Jakarta for a week or so. For us Balinese, Jakarta is like our ‘quick-shopping destination’. Since Bali does not have international brands such as Zara or Ted Baker, we have to travel all the way to our capital just to shop. This time round, I was luckily enough to be invited to my first traditional Javanese wedding of a good friend from Perth, who is also a fashion blogger of LoveThread. Throughout my 3 days in Jakarta, I didn’t do much because I was trying to relax before coming back to Perth and having to deal with moving house and finding a new place to rent. I spent 50% of my time in Jakarta roaming its malls, 30% in traffic, 10% with friends and 10% alone.
Yes, you heard it right. The Kingdom of Mulia, not hotel, but, Kingdom. A hotel so large it deserves to be marked on Google maps as a town of its own. It is surely a modern marvel in Bali.
Ever wondered what a tropical heaven would look like? Lush green forest, white velvet beds, sounds of chirping birds and aromatic scents of sandalwood and frangipani. The award winning Uma, Bali is one place that I picture a Balinese heaven to look like. One of the very little hotels in Bali that doesn’t look to extravagant, too organised and too western. Something I find to be very rare in this day and age.
Toast offers a variety of cakes, crepes, regular brunch dishes and especially, a great selection of toasts. The atmosphere is rather relaxing but the waiting line is quite hectic, but don’t worry you will given rubber ducks to entertain you whilst you wait for your table. Since, I live 2 minutes away, this place is very convenient for me, especially when a group of friends wanted to meet up. It was only a walk away.
Wat Pho (วัดพระเชตุพนวิมลมังคลารามราชวรมหาวิหาร / Wat Phra Chettuphon Wimon Mangkhlaram Ratchaworamahawihan / Temple of the reclining Buddha) is one those places that you did not expect to have existed in this world. As you enter the temple compound, you are greeted with sharp stupas pointing at the sky and of the sights of golden statues of the Buddha. Monks chants in the background as the sounds of camera shutters its peace. It feels like you are in another planet. A place of peace and grandeur….
The mornings in Bangkok are hectic, full of traffic and no clouds. As I sat waiting to arrive at the floating market, I was astounded by the ever-changing views from an empty river, a bustling metropolis, the traditional temples or even the scattered countryside. Bangkok will surprise you. Singapore may have the sophistication of a western city and Bali may be surrounded by the majestic pagodas on every corner, but Bangkok comprises a mixture of both. A perfect mixture of conservative and modernity, sprawled…Read More Post a comment (0)
A temple that has existed since the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, had surely stood time, not only of its presence but also its grand beauty. An entire landmark decorated with colourful porcelain tiles of emerald and gold. Sights that would certainly please my art teacher during mosaic classes.
Wat Arun (temple of dawn) is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. The main attraction of the temple presents itself as a majestic stupa, towering 66-88 meters, but unfortunately, it was temporarily…Read More Post a comment (0)
One of things about Bali that pisses me off is that all these random restaurants pop out selling small portioned meal and high prices. I’m sorry, but since when do Balinese people eat like that? They should make menus as if Balinese people would eat them, not for skinny weightwatching foreigners (came to harsh? sorry D: ). Anyways, what I am trying to say is that EatWell in Seminyak did just that. They fed me well. I got what I…Read More Post a comment (0)
One of the most iconic imagery that people associate Bali to is probably none other than the hair of a Balinese woman. Though commonly mistaken for a hat or crown, the headpiece are actually a collection of golden flower pins made of brass or otherwise known as a bungan mas individually pinned onto the hair. It is also common for them to add satay sticks to balance it out. These pins are joined with a variety of other flowers that is commonly…Read More Post a comment (2)
If you are a lover of vintage art-decos, cute cameras, indie fashion and anything-but-ikea, you will love pigeonhole. The store sells things from clothes, to jewellery and even random little toys. Perfect place to buy gifts for friends.
The store started out in October 2007 and since then had inspired a kind of creative culture in Perth. They have stores hidden in places like One40William or even at the London Court.
“Pigeonhole focuses on independent fashion, design and stationery from around the…
The Irish band ‘The Scripts’ came to Perth for the first leg of their Australian tour this Easter holidays. It is their 2nd time in the city and this time round, performed at the new Perth Arena. My god, it was mind blasting. The concert started at 8pm, but they weren’t on stage until 9, since they brought 2 of their fellow Irish bands (Sinéad Burgess and The Original Rudeboys) along to perform as their opening acts. They were really good,…Read More Post a comment (1)