Seoul Soul

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Eating out, Food, Korean, Places to eat | 0 comments

Seoul Soul

Here in the heart of Richmond lies Seoul Soul, a place that solely focuses on delivery it’s patrons a hearty feed but simply the Korean way. The little restaurant offers a wide variety of cheap and filling meal buckets (dosirak) which is like your bento box in a bucket, bibimbap and noodle dishes. All of these of which are perfect for one hungry person or great to share as we saw four people share three different dosiraks. The industrious design and layout of Seoul Soul keeps the dining setting simple and allows you to focus on your meal or engaging with your fellow mate.

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20 Goals for 2014: November recap

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Personal Development | 0 comments

20 Goals for 2014: November recap

With exams looming around the corner and my resolve to not take any time off, I had left myself with very little time to do much else. My spirits a little low after having done my tax end of October and finding out that instead of receiving a lump sum from the government, I had to pay a lump sum back. That set me at a break even point this month with very little to spare for my other expenses. I have not yet been able to maintain consistent effort with my fitness and health goals even though I’ve completed the original set goals, which I something I hope to improve upon during December. Apart from that, I’m quite glad November is over and that entering into the final month of this year, things will be a lot more laid back.

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Etto Street Pasta

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Eating out, Food, Italian/Tapas, Places to eat | 2 comments

Etto Street Pasta

I have always wanted to check out South Melbourne’s Etto Street Pasta. At Etto Italian Street Pasta, you are given the chance to completely customize your own pasta dish. When I discovered that the Etto Street Pasta was setting up shop on Glenferrie Rd, a mere 5 minutes walk from work, there was no contest as to what I would have for lunch that day. The new addition to the Glenferrie food scene is located just opposite the Tram Terminus in Malvern. Facing east, the pasta bar manages manages to escape the warm afternoons while diners can enjoy a meal a long the side street shaded by greenery.

2014-11-06 Etto Street Pasta (3,7,8,15)a

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Maple and Date Loaf

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Baking, Cooking & Recipes, Food | 0 comments

Maple and Date Loaf

Happy Birthday to me! After months of baking trials and editing photos, I’ve finally decided to officially share my maple and date loaf recipe to the world. This maple and date loaf is just absolutely divine. I would eat it all the time if I could. It’s great to have for breakfast and even better as a mid morning snack or perhaps even for lunch. It’s great to have with some peanut butter and jam, fruit or on its own. So good, I’ve had multiple people ask me for the recipe. The great thing about this maple and date loaf is that it’s really easy to make AND it’s really, really good for you as well.

2014-06-04 Maple & Date loaf (13)

The maple and date loaf is quite filling and extremely satisfying. Providing you with lots of fibre coming from the oats, dates and wholemeal flour the loaf will also keep you fuller for longer as it contains a healthy dose of fats (from coconut) and omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seeds.  It stores well in the fridge and lasts for a really long time in the freezer (if it even lasts that long).

2014-06-04 Maple & Date loaf (15)

 

Maple and Date Loaf

Nutritious, healthy, hearty, vegan.

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Nieuw Amsterdam

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in American, Eating out, Evening/Late night, Food, Places to eat | 0 comments

Nieuw Amsterdam

From the gold Gatsby like lettering on the basement window to it’s carefully restored upstairs and downstairs dining interior, Nieuw Amsterdam opens up like cellar.  Stepping inside you can see the dark red bricks that make the foundations for the wall of this building. Arched doorways framed by black pillars and dark wooden chairs set the classy late night dining scene in this restaurant. Although I’ve never been to America before let alone to an American restaurant and bar, Nieuw Amsterdam does well to create that feel and familiarity you would associate with one.

2014-10-17 Nieuw Amsterdam (3)

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Otaku USA December 2014

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Anime Magazines, Anime/Manga | 0 comments

Otaku USA December 2014

The final bimonth issue for Otaku USA 2014 is here. In this bimonth’s December issue the magazine features Sword Art Online II the second installment series to the popular Sword Art Online I. We also have Blood Lad, Diabolik Lovers which has a very Vampire Knight vibe to them, Terror in Resonance and Space Dandy which looks like a very funky retro space adventure anime. If you enjoy anime and like to own your own copy of the magazine, please remember to OtakuUSA by subscribing to their magazine, or grab a copy at your local newsagent (Caulfield newsagent have them in stock)

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20 Goals for 2014: October recap

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Personal Development | 0 comments

20 Goals for 2014: October recap

Early on in October I was off to a great start. Only a few days in and I was already smashing some of my goals this year. My activities and events list is complete. I was finally able to run 5km under 30minutes, making my fitness and health list complete as well. When I first saw my running time in the 29 minute range, I couldn’t believe it. I stared at my Strava app for a good few minutes before realizing that I actually did it. Somehow, after all the consistency and inconsistency with running each day or each week this year I managed to become faster. One thing I’ve learnt from this experience is the importance of recording progress. On a day to day basis, it’s difficult to tell whether or not we have improved in anything because those improvements are so small. Sometimes those improvements are not something you can measure such as having a better breathing technique when running, or the recovery time you need post work out. But when you make the effort to be consistent and record all the improvements as well as the setbacks, you will find that at the end of it all your goal has been reached.

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