In a recent walk around Exmouth Market, I found myself perusing the shelves of a lovely bookstore in the area. A little book caught my eye. It is a tongue-in-cheek collection of Tweets sent out by fellow people who have faced different challenges in their daily activities. In the words of Kim Kardashian, “the struggle is real”. 🙂 Here is my favourite challenge. It simply … Continue reading Middle Class Problems.
My recent trip to Florence has renewed my penchant for Italian food and I hereby declare myself a pasta lover for life. (I may actually go and buy myself some ingredients for pasta making right after I am done with this post.) I have several weaknesses when it comes to the Italian cuisine, aside from pasta. Some of them range in the antipasti department, i.e. … Continue reading My Italian Fix.
I am certain mankind has invented gelato to cope with summer and with heat. Nowhere is this more apparent than Italy, where gelato is not just the ingredient that cools you down and prevents you from a heat stroke; it is also a way of life. Lunch at La Menagere done half an hour ago; feeling like a dessert? Sounds like the right time for … Continue reading Gelato, Gelato, Gelato.
I have already written about La Menagere in the post that now lives on Vocal Media. It is nevertheless a sort of a timeless place, one that perhaps is at its best during the summer. It feels like it is during the summer that the doors of this restaurant remain fully open throughout the day. You can see inside it as you walk down the … Continue reading La Menagere, Firenze.
On a recent Friday afternoon, with a little time to spare, I visited the London Film Museum. I was incentivised by “Bond in Motion”, their exhibition of cars that had featured in James Bond films. Am I glad I went, because the exhibition proved itself to be a great display of four-wheel vehicles that had graced the film franchise since the 1960s. It is difficult … Continue reading If You Like Cars, visit “Bond in Motion.”
A stroll on Perry Street; a visit to the Whitney; a visit to the New Museum; a visit maybe to the MoMA, because why not; coffee at Sweetleaf; dinner at Salt & Charcoal, because I have to have that sushi again; dinner at the Hakkasan, because I have to bust out my best outfits when I am in New York. An ice-skating session in Bryant … Continue reading New York: Working Up An Appetite.
More money does not buy happiness. More things do not create more meaning. As I find myself at a point where my daily needs, wants, and desires are met, I find myself dissatisfied. Surely there is more to the daily existence beyond the commute, the meetings, the projects, the phone conversations with family and friends, the cooked dinners. I wonder what an existence where I … Continue reading The Experience of A Lifetime.