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A boy and a girl. On either side of the world. Drinking in life. And causing a stir.


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Photo Diary: James and Kristhea in Morocco

Hello guys!

We recently traveled to Morocco, Africa and we are sharing a few of our favourite photos from our trip.

It’s been a wonderful, magical trip, and the country has truly exceeded our expectations. It’s a land with thousands of years of history. It’s a place whose striking architecture, bold colors and exotic design shout inspiration every minute. It’s easy to get awed with both the country’s royalty opulence and ‘old worldness’. That’s me trying to be very poetic about the experience. Rereading the whole thing makes me realise I’m bad at trying to convince people to come to Morocco, ha! Anyway, here are the photos to speak in my behalf. Photos were taken by James and I, but big shout out to Jessica (check out her portfolio here) for editing them!  These photos are taken from Casablanca, Fes, Merzouga, Mid/High Atlas Mountains, Essaouira and Marrakech. We picked our favourite ones from each city, but apologies for not writing any descriptions (woooh movie trailer)! We’ll try to do separate posts for each place but for now I hope you enjoy this set!

(PS. Some photos may appear in small thumbnails for some browser so make sure to click each photos for a better preview!)

 

There! A brief preview of our Morocco adventure! A detailed blog post about each city to follow soon plus more photos per places we’ve been to! 🙂

j&k


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VLOG: James & Kristhea in Hong Kong & Macau

Hello! Our first video is finally up! Forgive the poor quality as we have never taken video posts for our blog seriously until today. 🙂

You may or may not know that we are in an 8000-mile distance relationship. James has been to the Philippines twice – first as an ICS volunteer for VSO (which paved way to our meeting because I was a volunteer myself in the same program) and then as an independent volunteer again for GVSP Philippines, Inc. working in post-Yolanda recovery project in North Cebu. James returned to the UK in June 2014 after living in the Philippines for 6 months.

We often dream of travelling the world together. It’s a life goal. Currently, we are building up on that dream. It’s not easy for us because one, we live on either side of the world. Two, he has a very strong passport whereas I need a VISA to some countries so at the moment, we figured we can travel to countries where I don’t need to apply for one (VISA). Three, work holidays. It’s sometimes difficult to match them, any working couples will agree.

So anyway, early this year, James and I met again and traveled together for a very brief 5-day holiday. Short as it may be, but it was all worth it. I flew from Cebu, Philippines, and James from Gatwick, United Kingdom. Destination: Hong Kong S.A.R. and Macau, China.

So, tentereren-teneeeeen! Here’s our 5-day Hong Kong / Macau 2015. I am using Samsung S5 whereas James is using Nexus 4. This is a mash up of our random footage and photos. 😀 I hope you like it!

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Give us your feedback and we’ll try and incorporate more videos into our future posts 🙂

Cheers!

j&k


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Photo Diary: Bits and Pieces of My Japan 2013 Experience

When we visited Japan during the 40th Ship for the Southeast Asian Youth Programme, I was too overwhelmed with everything. Japan is a great country, and there’s just so much to see! I’ve only been to a few places but the country is definitely a favorite. A month after the program, I checked my phone for a quick trip down memory lane and I realised I seldom took photos of the cultural landscape that is Japan. ‘Wheeeeeere are the selfies!!!’ I screamed to myself that night. I almost cried myself to bed. Kidding.

Anyway, I am sharing some of the (few) photos that I have of my visit to Japan in 2013. They’re not that many, but these are photos that somehow mean something to me (such a damn good excuse instead of saying ‘I don’t have a lot of photos to share but these will do’).

The first thing we did at downtown Tokyo on our first night was to eat ramen. I mean, you’re in Japan. You. Just. Can’t. Say. No. To. Ramen. 😀

And on the second night, what do you do? You eat ramen again. I have a love affair with noodle soup so I was just too hyped up that we were in ramen-nation. 😀

A portion of the Asakusa Kannon Temple (commonly known as Sensoji in Japan). We visited Sensoji during one of our free nights in Tokyo. This is Tokyo’s oldest temple. i have a few photos of Asakusa but this one is the most decent. A partial shot of the historical temple. LOL! 😀

And of course, we went to see the Tokyo Sky Tree. This is  an observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It stands at 634 meters, almost 2,000+ feet! We went up the building but missed the opportunity to experience the deck / galleria because we had a call time, which was in 30 minutes or less when we were up there. To cut the story short, we rushed on our way back to New Otani and almost lost our way to Ginza. Thankfully, Japanese people are so kind that one guy went out of his way to bring us back to Ginza station. He was supposed to go the other way. Thank you, random Japanese citizen. :’)

Nakamise. The area going to Asakusa Temple is lined up with stores filled with souvenir items and more! There are cool stuff everywhere! 😀

Panda things. 😀 Nothing relevant. I just think they’re very cute. I’ve seen more aww-worthy items in Okinawa. 😀

We visited NHK World Studio, Japan’s national public broadcasting organisation. It was a cool experience. I don’t work in the media but I was under Media and Information group. The institution visit is one of my many favourite memories of SSEAYP. And I saw Domo, the official mascot of NHK Japan 😀

Everything in Japan is adorable. This potato drawing was probably done by some students as part of their advert for the potato chips they were selling at the local school fair. This is just too kyooooooot to pass up. 😀

Aaaaand the dream to walk down the pedestrian only street that is Harajuku Takeshita in Shibuya finally came true when we visited Nico Nico Douga HQ. Niconico is a video sharing website in Japan. It’s like YouTube, but more fun. 😀

Harajuku street – I once read about you. This was where he walked past the 100% perfect girl. He was walking west to east, and she, east to west. 🙂

Youth Leaders Summit in Tokyo, Japan. This event was awesome. First proud moment to have represented the Philippines together with my Dugong Dakila family. ❤

Living in a Japanese home has been nothing but a wonderful experience for me. When you live with a host family, your cultural exposure becomes richer, your relationship with the country becomes more meaningful, albeit the short period that you were there. You learn to love the country. I wish the homestay days were longer. 🙂

My homestay was in Kochi Prefecture – located on the island of Shikoku.

I snapped this photo while on board the SG bus. We were back in Tokyo a few days after homestay. I was too overwhelmed with excitement, I remember. 30 minutes later I was on board MS Nippon Maru. Still a surreal feeling that I particularly remember. I think it was the sunset’s golden hour effect. 😀

Everywhere you look in Japan, everything is just too organised. On a random day, I snapped at a random scenery in Okinawa – everything in this photo is just so… organised.  😀

I still wish I kept a more detailed journal for the whole duration of the program. I still also wish I had an actual camera when I was there. These photos were all taken using my crappy smart phone. Ah well. I guess I have more reason to come and see you again, Land of the Rising Sun. Domo Arigatou Gozaimasu Japan, for the short but wonderful experience!

Anyway, if you wish to take part in SSEAYP, I linked a post so you can read more information on how to join! Cheers!

kristhea


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Visit Japan, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Malaysia this 2015 for free!

If you are from one of the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) or Japan, you have the chance to travel to the above mentioned countries for free! Yes, you read that right! An all expenses paid trip to Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Malaysia this year!

Is that Fuji-san? Yes, it is the mighty Fuji-san! Image from Google.

But how? Read further.

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Pardon the shameless self promotion! In 2013, I had the opportunity to join the 40th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP). That year, we visited Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. Pretty sweet to have seen Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore for free! But let me tell you something else. SSEAYP is not just about travelling, nor it is a travel contest (share this post to increase your chances of winning! NOT!). SSEAYP is an international exchange program sponsored by the Japanese government, where almost 300 plus youth ambassadors and national leaders come together to promote ASEAN and Japan cooperation. Seeing and experiencing other countries is just one of the many perks of the program. As a delegate of SSEAYP, you represent your country as a Youth Ambassador of Goodwill. The main goal is to promote cultural understanding and to strengthen the relationship of ASEAN member states and Japan. Think international collaboration or working / living in a cross-cultural environment and leadership training while promoting youth development and active social participation and advocacy in a broader perspective: all these while having FUN (cos it’s a program for young people and the young at heart!). You get the picture. 🙂

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I mentioned cultural promotion. Yes, you go out there and show what your country is all about! SSEAYP is not for the faint-hearted! Don’t be intimidated though! You’ll get over that stage fright! Another thing about SSEAYP, you discover hidden talents and, as we say it, SSEAYP becomes a journey of self discovery! *nudge nudge* 🙂 Photo by: VPY Giang Pham

This year marks the 42nd year of SSEAYP since 1974! As an alumni, I highly encourage young people, 18-30 years of age to apply as Youth Ambassadors of Goodwill and experience this once in a lifetime journey on board the luxury cruise ship liner MS Nippon Maru. In the Philippines, SSEAYP committee works closely with The National Youth Commission. Application for SSEAYP was officially opened last month and NYC will accept forms until April 15th, 2015. Here’s more information on how to join the program:

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Requirements for Participating Youths:

  • 18 to 30-year old Filipino Citizen
  • Active officer or member of a youth organisation
  • Preferably a first-time international traveller

Requirements for National Leader:

  • 35 to 55-year old Filipino Citizen
  • Experience in managing groups

If you are thinking of applying as a Participating Youth or National Leader, they will also assess the following:

  • Background and knowledge in Philippine, ASEAN, and Japan history, geography, culture and government
  • Physical and mental fitness to travel
  • Willingness and commitment for three months of training and travel (highlighted, since you may have to shoulder some personal expenses during training and pre-departure preparation. If you know how to network, then you don’t spend for anything at all. If employed, you have to take a leave of absence since this require full time commitment).

More information about SSEAYP can be read in this website! It contains information about the sort of activities that we do on board. Not convinced yet? Here’s a video made by my SG-mate Hieu (Incredible!), probably one of my favourite clips made during the program. It shows bits and pieces of our life on board. I cried little tears watching this again. SSEAYP sick mode. *sniff* It never ends.

Take this opportunity now! Do or do not, there is no try! (*fist bump Yoda!*)

kristhea


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My Manila – Bangkok Trip: September 2014

My best friend and I travelled together to Bangkok, Thailand in September 2014. Initially, this was going to be a big ‘all the girls’ trip, but it went from 6 to just the 2 of us. It should have been our sisterhood travel moment! Ah well, maybe it was not the time for it yet. Anyway, this is my second visit to the The Land of the Free, the first time was in November 2013 during the 40th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program. Having visited Thailand prior to this trip somehow made it easier for us to plan out the itinerary. Again, our 4 Days – 3 Nights Bangkok trip was purely a DIY (Do It Yourself) itinerary. If this is your first time to travel out of the country, and it also happens to be Bangkok, Thailand, then our experience might help you!

Manila to Bangkok Flights

Months before the trip, we scored a seat sale in Cebu Pacific. Airline tickets will, most of the time, eat up a huge percentage of your trip’s budget, unless you’re lucky to chance upon Cebu Pacific’s Piso Sale! There are loads of flights that leave from Manila to Thailand. A quick search in Google will give you many options. Most of the time, I use SkyScanner or Kayak to check for the cheapest international flights. Another option is to check with a travel agency, and see if they offer a cheaper price from the one you saw online! I got ours for almost Php5000, and that’s still considered a tad expensive if we’re talking about cheap return flights. Some people even get tickets way cheaper than that!

Flying from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Cebu Pacific flies to Bangkok from NAIA Terminal 3 (also dubbed the Cebu Pacific Terminal). Check your flight details especially the check in and boarding times to give yourself ample time or to adjust your flights to Manila accordingly. A quick reminder for Philippine passport holders travelling internationally via NAIA Terminal 3, we pay Php1620 as Travel Tax. Read the link attached for more information. Last September, we also had to pay Php550 as terminal fee (only for international flights) but as of February 2015, this fee has already been integrated to airline tickets. See here for information.

Suvarnabhumi International Airport is massive. If you want to be familiar with the airport before you arrive in Bangkok, check out their website. It does help you to orient yourself, but the airport is pretty straightforward. Plane landing / exit – passport control – luggage retrieval – arrival hall. Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand!

Our Accommodation

Apart from the plane ticket, accommodation expenses will also be another huge chunk off your budget. We stayed at Lub*D Siam upon a friend’s recommendation. What I love about Lub*D Siam is that aside from being a very pretty hostel, it is situated right close to Bangkok’s BTS Siam Station. Having an accommodation that is strategically located is always a good idea. Like many great hostels, they have different set of activities travelers can choose from. They also have tour packages great for first time travelers in Bangkok. It has a very youthful vibe! I’m not very good with hostels though, as this was my first time, but if you want to spend less on accommodation and you don’t mind sharing a room with strangers (potential friends!!!), I’d recommend staying in hostels. For our overnight stay in Pattaya City, we stayed at Simon Place booked through Agoda. It was a decent accommodation for a fairly reasonable price good for one night in Pattaya City. I think I was lucky enough to have found a deal when I booked through mobile, I got the room with 50% off its original booking fee. Also, if you are looking for even cheaper or free alternatives, try Couchsurfing!

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Getting around Bangkok 

We travelled mostly by train (intercity) and van (to Ayutthaya and Pattaya City). Using the train is my preferred mode of transport in Bangkok. Check out the BTS (Skytrain) information here and here! Transportation within Bangkok is very easy! It’s easy to navigate and the traffic is bearable (I’m from the Philippines so I get you, Bangkok traffic!). One time we traveled by taxi from Wat Pho back to Siam BTS station and the driver was probably one of the nicest folks we met in the city (“Here’s my number! Call me when you visit Bangkok again!”). And of course, the famous Tuktuk is not to be missed. Be aware though that prices vary – distance, time of the day, and the mood of the driver. Don’t use tuktuks in touristy areas! For short trips, it shouldn’t cost you more than THB30. Tourists always get the inflated rate. I was lucky to be traveling with Shari, the haggle queen, so we pay Tuktuks at reasonable prices. 🙂 Here’s more information on getting around Bangkok.

Our 4 Days – 3 Nights Itinerary in Bangkok

Here’s what we did on our visit to Bangkok:

1st Day – *arrival in Bangkok (via 5J 929)

2nd Day

  • The Ancient City of Ayutthaya
  • Wat Maha That
  • Elephant Lae Pavillion
  • Wat Lukayasuthara and Phra Bhuddhasaiyart
  • Patpong (as my crazy Thai friends say, it was good to spend your day in temples in the morning, and end it in Patpong in the evening! Patpong is the red light district in Bangkok. You get a glimpse of Thailand in a day!)

3rd Day

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4th Day

Our flight from Bangkok to Manila was at midnight, so we needed to be close to the train station to use the Airport Rail Link, thus the last stop at Siam Paragon. I am grateful for my SSEAYP host family though. I met up with them before leaving for the Philippines. They drove us all the way to the airport! Yay! But if in any case you intend to use the airport rail, they run until midnight!

You can actually do so much given the same amount of time that we had, if you drop Pattaya City on the itinerary. Thailand has a very good website dedicated for those who wants to visit. Here are some useful sites that I took advantage of:

Both TripAdvisor and Loney Planet guides were very useful, plus travel blogs of course. My advice is to read about Thailand, just to give yourself an idea. It pays to be always prepared. It’s good to have an itinerary ready, but then again, don’t stress yourself to follow the plan down to the last dot! Plans, more often than not, change when you arrive at your country of destination. Be open and be ready for adventure!

Good luck on your travel and enjoy Amazing Thailand!

kristhea


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Downtime: How to save before you travel!

It’s been a while since you’ve seen anything from us at Infinite Tea & Coffee and with good reason.

Money.

Cash Money!

Pictured: Dreams

Here is what every other budget travel blog on the internet will tell you:

People always ask me “How do you afford to travel? Are you rich? I could never afford to do that!” and that’s simply not true. I’m here to tell you how simply ANYONE can travel and on a completely shoestring budget!

This is great in theory. But it massively assumes a few things.

  • Firstly, You have nothing that will die if you leave it forever.
  • Next, You have a passport and a good financial history to help your applications for visas (we’ll sort of address this in a later post)
  • Thirdly, You’re White and/or from one of the First World Countries
  • Fourth…ly?, You actually ALREADY HAVE MONEY.

We can ignore the first 3 points on that list for the time being because they require more effort to overcome and/or work around. Instead let’s focus on what you’re extremely super deductive mind has already figured out to be the subject of this post, Money.

HOW DO I SAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO START TRAVELING?

The monetary problem to overcome before jetting off on your round the world excursion is thus. As I’ve previously touched on, the reason Kristhea and I have not been writing anything for a while about traveling and yummy dining on this travel and yummy dining blog is the simple fact that we ran out of money to be doing travelling or yummy dining with! But that’s ok! Life is a learning process and our (mainly my) oversight can be your learning experience. Hoorah!

So let me get to what I’ve been doing to address this problem immediately so you can get out into the world yourselves.

GO HOME

Pictured: My Childhood Home… Honest!

Unless you already do live with mummy and daddy, this is perhaps the absolute easiest way to cut a huge chunk of outgoing from your month to month expenditure. Even if you pay your way (and you definitely should in whatever way you can. Be good to your parents!) it’s still a pretty good bet that you’ll be saving 100s of pounds/dollars/euros/simoleons a week both on rent and utilities.

If this isn’t an option, Downsize. Whether you take on a lodger to help you out with your own rent or become a lodger

LIMIT YOUR SOCIAL LIFE

Less of this now means TONS of this on a tropical beach somewhere surrounded by fire spinners and UV paint parties

If you’re anything like I was you love to live for the weekend. It’s your release, it’s when you let down your hair and live devil may care! BUT it costs a ton, and if you’re serious about island hopping and traversing mountains in your future you need to limit the amount you spend on unnecessary things right now. It might seem like a big sacrifice but think of it this way; For every one or two pints you don’t buy in your local pub you can buy an entire night’s worth of tropical cocktails to drink with beautiful swimwear clad people on a pure white beach in Thailand and still have enough left over for the tuk-tuk home.

This doesn’t mean you have to alienate your friends completely of course. Stay in with mates instead of going out. Have more movie nights. Buy a box of cheap supermarket beer. Thrash them on Mario Kart. Whatever you already have and can save you money, use it!

And if following my first tip meant moving away from your friends. They’ll understand. They must have known you were going to be leaving the country at some point anyway so think of this as practice for them not having you around.

CHANGE YOUR COMMUTE

Pictured: My Stallion of Choice

Cars are a massive drain on your wallet.

Fuel + Insurance + MOT + Servicing + Replacing parts = $$$

If you drive one can you do without it? If so, can you sell it? Because that’s going to give you a nice hefty chunk of capital you can spend of surfing lessons in Jamaica or skydiving over Dubai.

If you don’t own a car think about how you do get to work. If it’s by bus or train, can you walk or cycle instead? It might seem like working against my ‘Stop Spending money on things’ ideal throughout this post but dropping a couple of hundred on a decent bike is a one-off expense that, assuming you don’t consistently ride through a needle factory and therefore replace your inner tube daily, will save you so much money in the long run. And as a bonus, you’ll keep fit as an extra bi-product of this method of travel.

Which leads me onto my next point…

QUIT YOUR GYM

**Tumbleweed**

It’s important to keep fit and healthy but you can do that without spending your hard-earned cash on a room full of machinery and other people’s sweat. Instead why not buy your own weights for home, go jogging around local parks or fields, cycle to work every day, do BODY WEIGHT EXERCISES.

Or you can just put it all on hold for a while. Yes it might seem unhealthy now but you can work running, cycling, swimming, mountaineering and exploring jungles into your travel plans meaning that you’ll not only keep fit while globe-trotting, you’ll do it in arguably a much more beautiful and interesting environment than what’s available to you currently.

COOK!

Like this?

Well I guess you would stand to make a lot of money selling met-

NO! Wait! That’s not what I meant at all, don’t do that. Or if you do, I didn’t play any part in suggesting it ok?

Good.

Now what I of course was referring to was preparing your own meals. Cooking at home and preparing lunches for work ahead of time saves you a HUGE amount of money. Plus if you’re not visiting the canteen or cafe to buy lunch every day you’re less likely to also impulse buy other things that catch your eye so it’s win win.

Yet another win is that you will be teaching yourself how to create cheap meals from cheap items which you can use to retain that saved money while you’re traveling! It’s WIN WIN WIN! WinX3! Win Cubed!

Here are some ideas for cheapo meals you can make at home –

  • Pasta Bake – The students favourite. Buy a jar of Pasta Bake sauce, maybe add some tuna or cooked bacon etc. and jam it in the oven. Done! Another plus is you can make tons in one go, separate it out into a few Tupperware containers and freeze it for another day. Brilliant!
  • Baked Potato – Buy a big sack of baking potatoes. These barely cost anything, maybe a couple of quid (In the UK at least) and just one can fill you up as a whole meal. Add some boiled sweetcorn, baked beans, cheese or tuna and voila. Sorted!
  • Casserole – One of the easiest things to make ever as it just involves bunging a load of ingredients in a pot, putting it in the oven and cooking it on a low heat for a few hours while you’re doing other things. Can also be frozen like the pasta bake.
  • Sandwich Wrap – People always go straight to bread and butter sandwiches with various meats or spreads but using Tortilla Wraps are actually a great alternative to this. For starters, they take up much less space both in the packets you buy and the finished product in a lunch box which means you can fit an apple in there as well or something. Secondly, since they’re normally supplied in resealable packets they’ll last a lot longer than bread does in your cupboard which means you can save by bulk buying. As for what to eat them with, cook a little rice, shred a carrot, add some peas/sweetcorn, maybe some humus or paté if you’re feeling posh. Or feel free to just jam some ham and pickle in there instead, it’s all good.

That was a wrap and now this… is also… well… it concludes my saving you money post doesn’t it?

Go away from this now with your savings account immediately filling to the brim ready for your diaspora into the big wild world. Good luck and as always, drop a comment below if you can think of one of the other multitude of ways to save money I’ve not gotten around to in this short post.

Till next time!
(PS. Don’t cook meth)

james


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Friday’s Featured Friend: Camille Tajon – Coffee Break

Our good friend Camille has taken a leaf out of our book and started her own coffee shop review segment for her blog over at xxxicesee.wordpress.com/. We felt this was as good as any time to reinstate our Friday’s Featured Friend segment so without further ado, we give you Corner Tree Cafe, Manila.

Coffee Break: Corner Tree Cafe (Jupiter Street, Bel-Air)

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I’m finally starting Coffee Break, a blogging series where I will write about coffee shops that I love and that I am yet to discover. I’m so excited for this one since I’ve been hoping to do this for a long time! Hopefully, I can write not only about coffee shops in Manila but in other places as well such as those in Cebu (my favorite coffee shop is in there!). Big thanks to my cousin Karla for the title suggestion. 🙂

The first on this series is Corner Tree Cafe along Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati. If you are coming from EDSA or MRT, the establishment is past Makati Avenue and is just a block away from Jazz Residences/SM Jazz Mall.

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The establishment is not hard to locate. As the name implies, it is at the corner…

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Going in the cafe feels like entering home.  As I was greeted by a sofa, mini-table and lampshade, I felt like shouting, “Mom, I’m home! What’s for dinner?”.

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The dining area looks really good. I’m loving the brown accent!

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The other view from my seat looks like this…

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It was raining when I came and I was a little wet. A hot coffee seemed like a good idea.

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I usually pair my coffee with chocolate cake. To my disappointment, their chocolate cake was unavailable. It took me a little while to choose what to eat instead. Most of the food on the menu (Apologies for not taking a picture. You can check out their menu here) was vegetarian. There were also rice dishes. However, I wasn’t really hungry at that time so I just ordered soup. Soup and coffee. Weird. I know.

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When alone in coffee shops, I only do either of these three things: read, write, or watch a drama on my tab. First thing I asked of course is if there’s wi-fi. None. Okay, cool. Letting go of your gadget for a while doesn’t sound bad. I tried to read my book. While I was reading, the waiter dimmed the lights more. I was kind of pissed because I knew that he saw that I was reading. But still, I politely asked him to brighten it up again. He said that they really make the lights dimmer around night-time. He offered me a reading lamp (more like a flashlight) though, the type that you need to hold while reading your book. An ultimate facepalm moment right there.

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Over all, despite not being able to do anything because it was dark, my experience wasn’t that bad. The food and set-up were really good. The place isn’t best for tambayan but I’ll make sure to go back with friends so we can try the other dishes on the menu.

Rating: 7.5/10

Camille is a registered nurse with a passion for writing. She currently writes for hellokpop.com where she gets to chat with Korean popstars and write about it online. She is a return volunteer for VSO Bahaginan and worked with Kristhea on the Feb – May ICS cycle this year. You can read more of her writings that she’s written HERE!

Photos Courtesy of Camille Tajon