Category Archives: Mumbling


“Maybe you are so focused on how everyone else perceived you, that you no longer know who you are. And that’s too bad, cause if you could only see what I see.” 

Sometimes…I get bothered by many of the same things but perhaps for different reasons. Was it worth it?

No, not really, as most of the time, it’s almost like this was a foreseeable outcome. I thought I’ve made my peace with it – decided that it’s not worth it to me or it’s out of my control.

But if the signs were visible, the outcome was just so predictable, why does it still bother me when finally facing the music? It makes me wonder…

Could it be me? Was I just crossing my fingers to let it happen while hoping this time would be a different outcome?  

Crimson Peak (2015)

“Beware of Crimson Peak” – Ghost

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Plot Summary: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers. – IMDb

I watched the teaser trailer in mid June 2015, and instantly fell in love with it – the beautiful Victorian costumes, the giant magnificent haunted mansion, the seductive Tom Hiddleston, the pure and innocent Mia Wasikowska, the gorgeous yet insanely batcrap crazy Jessica Chastain, the breath-taking cover version of “Red right hand” by PJ Harvey (I watched the trailer and listened to the song over and over again)…Ever since then I was counting down the days and hoping Oct will arrive swiftly.

Finally it released on 15 Oct 2015, I was so excited and dragged my hubby to see it with me. The film was visually stunning, the characters were wonderful to watch, but I don’t know if it was the long building up anticipation since June waiting for the movie to release has overridden its emotions or I was simply too overwhelmed by its beauty… I felt like for the love story that was portrayed in the movie –  so tragic and painful. deep and twisted, extremely sad yet beautiful, I couldn’t help but found myself wanting something more.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the movie and wouldn’t mind watching it again on DVD.

Bows Teppan Dining

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5 Pah Road, Greenwoods Corner, Epsom  

This is probably one of the best Japanese restaurants I have been to in Auckland. I have been there twice now for dinner and both times have been great. It was such a treat to watch how the chef cook –  it was so effortlessly, elegant and amazing. The food was amazing, reasonably generous in size given its quality and beautifully presented. Our typical choices for mains are: wagyu beef, teriyaki chicken, crayfish and Alaskan king crab.

Make sure you make the trip to this stellar Japanese restaurant for a unique fine dining experience. I would highly recommend making a reservation especially on Fridays and the weekend.

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Little Sister Cafe

91 Central Park Drive, Henderson

This is one of my favourite places for coffee and brunch at weekends after a workout or a relaxing walk/run alongside Henderson Creek.

I’ve been to this cafe for quite a few times with my hubby. We were always impressed with the appealing food display and the variety. I enjoy their flat white but mocha was a bit of let down. Nevertheless, the cafe is chic and modern; the staffs are overall friendly and cheerful; the food is yum and well presented, so these definitely make up for it.

Don’t forget to check out this cute quirky cafe if you are in the neighbourhood.  🙂