October flashed by before I even properly registered its presence. It was a busy month at work, and yes, I could certainly pin the blame on work being a reason of not blogging, but it was not so. I've mentioned it several times before, but blogging takes a lot of effort and time, and I really do applaud all of those out there who blog for a reason - be it for their passion, their love for writing, as part of their job, or whatever it could be.
I started the blog primarily because my love of words. I used to have a habit of writing journals. And yes, to that I mean hand written ones, which is probably not a concept the youngsters nowadays are familiar with. Thus, the blog started out as a means of "keeping up with times". My journal; albeit a digital version. I must also add that while I love words, I'm neither one with great prose, nor one with much interesting tales to share.
Over the years, the blog has evolved to become a public platform of sharing photos and recipes. I've actually privatised most of my past entries as this space has actually become quite open, and I was not comfortable with the idea of my life being too open (oh who am I kidding, it was probably to hide the entries where my language and diction was simply atrocious). With the Internet being free-for-all accessible to everyone and anyone, I suppose I should be more cautious in what I reveal to all. I mean, how do I know who is actually reading this post?
I mean, I could make the blog private if what I fear is fear of being too open. That is something that have crossed my mind yes, but I've gotten used to using the blog as a space to document and share my photos of food and travels. It's where I can record recipes I've tried (and retried several times since), or list down travel notes as a reference to myself when/if I should revisit the place again, or to recommend my friends when they visit.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, although this blog has been part of me for the longest time ever, there is still the possibility of me leaving the space (if i really can't find the time or energy to go on). But till I hang up my quill (and camera), I will try my best to keep this space updated.
Mocha and Flat white
Drury Lane - Another relatively newbie in the local scene, I'd recommend the place for the drinks rather than the food. There were limited brunch options on the menu, afterall, it is a coffee joint. I was happy with my order of a steak sandwich - couldn't fault the juicy beef, and the delish bread used, but the friend wasn't too impressed with her baked eggs dish. I ordered a mocha, something I don't normally order, and was quite happy with the cuppa. The pal ordered her usual Flat White, I had a sip and drinks wise, the place really reminded me a lil of D.O.C.
Which reminds me, I have to visit D.O.C again as my SD card went bonkers and pronounced my D.O.C photos unreadable. Not that I'm complaining, cos I did like the food and drinks there. In fact, after our stop at Drury Lane, we contemplated heading to D.O.C for cuppa no 2, but wow were we surprised by the crowds at D.O.C. We were there previously when it first opened and the place was not at all packed like it was that day. We decided to skip D.O.C instead and move on to
Cuppa no 2 was at Nylon Coffee Roasters. The place was teeny tiny shoebox tiny, and the only available seating corner was taking up. There was a small cafe next door, and they allow you to bring your Nylon coffee over there instead. Luckily, the pal bought some mini tarts at the cafe to enjoy with the coffee, so it didn't seem too weird that we were partaking in "outside food" at their space. We shared the cuppa, and it was not bad, save for being just a touch too milky.
I'll end off with a quote I chanced upon today. I guess it strikes quite close to the heart and worth penning down here for remembrance sake.
“If you don’t live a life in service of a greater good, you’ve gotta at least die a death in service of a greater good, you know? And I fear that I won’t get either a life or a death that means anything.” ~ John Green