Recipe: Lance’s Clam Chowder

One of my favourite pick-me-ups is a big hearty bowl of warm, filling soup. It speaks of comfort and reassurance, each spoonful as nourishing as a sympathetic personal Agony Aunt. My friend, Lance, makes that kind of wholesome soup. His clam … [Continue reading]

Fest, Jaya One

When one door closes, another opens. That can be said of the many incarnations of the space in Jaya One that is now Fest, a cafe that offers good ol' coffee and cafe food. Not just any run-of-the-mill cafe food, mind you. But more on that later. … [Continue reading]

The Blacksmiths of Sri Gading

There is a smithy in Sri Gading where my grandparents live. Well at least one of them still does, the other lives on in our hearts :) So I’ve always wanted to catch the Sri Gading blacksmiths in action. You mean I’ve never seen men take on tough … [Continue reading]

Parangtritis, Yogyakarta

I figure I'd better finish off the Yogyakarta 2014 photos before I revisit. At this rate, it might take me 5 years to complete blogging about a new place :) It was near to Indonesia's presidential elections. Sentiments ran high, many took to the … [Continue reading]

Borobudur, Yogyakarta

I'd always wanted to go to Borobudur. It could be true, I said so myself. The real truth is, I hadn't thought of visiting Borobudur at all. Then one fine day as I was flipping through magazines, I came across a travel piece on Yogyakarta. It … [Continue reading]

Prambanan, Yogyakarta

So! I went to Yogyakarta in 2014, and I'm still writing about it in 2016. That's the mark of a good trip because it's stuck in the mind, and not chronicling it would be a self-disservice! (and that's how I excuse my procrastination) First … [Continue reading]

Hello 2016!

I've had this draft post with this photo since mid-December of last year. With all good intentions of wanting to write frivolously - for fun not profit, I'd meant for it to be a 2015 round-up. Then the small things in life became not so small, … [Continue reading]