Anada – half a year later

197 Gertrude St Fitzroy, 3065 03 9415 6101 Following a tragic stumble across Melbourne for well over an hour for a lunch spot, we ended up on Gertrude Street. It seems like a day for second visits, first Auction Rooms, now Anada – a place with positively memories attached to it, partly in its dining … Continue reading

Auction Room – sold again in Nth Melbourne

107 Errol St Melbourne, 3051 03 9326 7749 It is very rare for me to return to any place these days within a short stretch of time, and is thus very unusual – having only visited a couple of weeks earlier – to now return for a second serving. If you missed my first trip, … Continue reading

China – Nanjing & Wuxi through my camera (part 3)

After several months of um’ing and ah’ing over which photos to post on my blog, I have finally come to the conclusion that there is no friggin way I can get realistically get them all up. Plus, I’m sure nobody wants to see every 5 minutes of my holiday being splayed out in chronological order… … Continue reading

Convenient Kitchen Groceries – one week of cooking supplies

So it seems I have been cooking much more lately. Why is that you might ask, especially when I either eat out or eat mum’s food? Answer: Convenient Kitchen Groceries sponsored me one week of their concept product to trial. Initially when I received the email with the offer, I was at an impasse as … Continue reading

Snow Pony – Breakfast revisited

95 Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 03 9816 8911 A quick revisit on one of my local breakfast joints: Snow Pony. Looking back at the first review of this place in the very early days of this blog I realise how much difference 1 year can make on ones writing style and photography skills (*ahem including remembering … Continue reading

Dainty Sichuan

176 Toorak Rd South Yarra 3141 03 9078 1686 It was a midweek evening, that I rushed frantically from work driving through traffic to arrive at this food blogger eat out. Parking, to my amazement, was quite easy to find. Pushing open the heavy door, one collides with the loud chatter of predominantly Chinese diners … Continue reading

Al’s photography #10 – a new lens, a new perspective.

Here’s a quick reel of shots from my newest gadget(s): Canon 550D & EF-S 17-55mm f2.8. Still getting used to the transition from Nikon to Canon, but can honestly say I absolutely love the new found bokeh on the lens!!! And I can now finally take shots in low light without that aweful flash.

A short hiatus again…

Hi all, There shall be a short short hiatus, whilst I am busy with applying for jobs next year and also playing with my new camera when it arrives. Work and play all at the same time. =) I know I am many many many many many posts behind, and will have a lot to … Continue reading

Breakfast at Cumulus Inc

45 Flinders Ln Melbourne, 3000 03 9650 1445 Ever since coming to Cumulus Inc for dinner with my sister, I have been craving to come back not only to try the lamb shoulder and to have a few more of those lovely madeleines, but I’ve also been wanting to try their breakfast menu. It was … Continue reading

Axil Coffee Roasters

322 Burwood Road Hawthorn, 3122 03 9819 0091 This is probably the 2nd of a series (1st of which was Auction Rooms) of probably more than 5 brunch joints I’ve visited in the last month or so. So get ready for a serious overload on BREAKFAST! Just a short walk away from the bustle of … Continue reading

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