The Adventures of Stan & Chia

The Adventures of Stan & Chia

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Varsity Bar

Varsity Bar

It had been a rather slow month for both Stan and I. First, there was the release of Pillars of Eternity, so we had been on rotations, playing that game on his Steam account. It was then followed by the release of Bloodborne and finally Stan’s CPA […]

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Syrup

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Syrup

With the weather getting cooler and Stan’s CPA exam just around the corner, we have been staying in on most weekends lately. Besides gaming, I usually try to whip up something just to entertain myself while Stan is studying. His parents dropped by just a […]

The Gaya Korean Resturant

The Gaya Korean Resturant

Alright, it has been awhile since we last posted a restaurant review. Stan injured his Achilles tendon from playing tennis whereas I re-injured my lower back just a few weeks ago. With Stan needing to rest his foot and sitting more than an hour causes […]

Day 12 – Takayama

Day 12 – Takayama

You’d think we would learn our learn our lesson by now about long train rides and travel times and being prepared, Takayama is 3 hours away from Nagoya, nestled away in the mountains of the Gifu area and famous for a beautiful traditional ‘old town’ […]

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Lately, I have been in a baking mood. When I saw fresh raspberries were on special while doing a grocery run at Coles, I knew they would be the best accompaniment for my flourless chocolate cake. The tartness  of the raspberries is just perfect for cutting […]

Chinese New Year Recipe: Bak Kwa

Chinese New Year Recipe: Bak Kwa

Chinese New Year is just around the corner… Actually, it’s just a day away now and what better way to make the atmosphere feel or ‘smell’ festive by making some Chinese New Year goodies! Let’s fill up the living room with money and coins and […]

Red Chilli Szechuan Chinese Resturant

Red Chilli Szechuan Chinese Resturant

Every weekend, Stan and I would meet up with his parents for dinner just to catch up. The food that we normally go for is Singaporean/Malaysian style home-cooked meals. Since Stan’s mother had acquired a voucher for Red Chilli Szechuan Chinese Restaurant, she decided that […]

Valentine’s Day Special: Chocolate Crepe Cake with Nutella and Whipped Peanut Butter

Valentine’s Day Special: Chocolate Crepe Cake with Nutella and Whipped Peanut Butter

Frankly, for some reason Stan and I do not have much recollection of what we did for Valentine’s Day throughout our 3 years of being together. February is the month of several celebrations for us, which include my birthday, Stan’s dad’s birthday, Chinese New Year […]

Sarawak Laksa Recipe

Sarawak Laksa Recipe

There are many variations of laksa depending on the states or countries they derived from. This hot and spicy noodle soup can be found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Sarawak laksa is the variation, in which I grew up eating. I used to have it […]

Day 11 – Nagoya

Day 11 – Nagoya

Come and think of it, it is still kind of a mystery why Stan and I wanted to visit the Toyota museum in Nagoya. When we were planning our itinerary, we did plan to visit a planetarium or science museum but not the Toyota museum. […]