Photo of the Day: #365ofmeowsyy

This year, I decided to do one Photo of the Day each day for 2014. You can check it out on instagram by searching: #365ofmeowsyy

It is SO DAMN TOUGH trying to find something to insta each day. This POTD made me more observant of my surroundings because I’m constantly looking for something to shoot. It’s also stressful because I worry about not having something to post each day.

I’m still going to try. I think

Bangkok: Purr Cat Cafe

On my last day since I wasn’t able to shop as my luggage is all packed and ready to go, I thought I’ll spend a relatively chill-out day, checking out the much raved about Purr Cat Cafe. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that this cafe was opened by a celebrity. It’s pretty much a one stop shop for all feline stuff. There’s a salon for grooming, you can get cat supplies and pick up some kitschy tokens.

The cafe is located some distance away from the city centre, in a residential estate. I would say it’s kind of in the uptown/upscale area.

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After You

Very short post! Here’s my favourite dessert cafe in Bangkok

They are most famous for their toast dish which is super huge but I had the sticky date pudding. After You is so popular and teeming with patrons that it takes a very long wait to get a table. The easiest way is to have your dessert takeaway. They even have the option of: To go (eat it) or To go (packed) which is.. what it is.

After You cafe

Sticky date pudding

After You Dessert Café (Thailand, Bangkok)
Siam Paragon Ground Floor (basement)
Tel: +66 02 610 7659
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 1030pm

Bangkok food: Dr Jones’ Orphanage

Heard so much about this place that I had to give it a try when I was in Bangkok

The verdict: Pretty mehhh

Perhaps we didn’t order the right items but I felt that Dr Jones’ Orphanage is pretty over rated. Sure, the decor is awesome and the the cafe had a great thematic flow but I’ll head to After You Cafe any time over here. The main branch was at Thonglor which is quite far away so we headed to the branch at Siam Centre.

Hmm, I wonder what is that little hole in the left for

 

 

From where we were sitting, train tracks run round the entire cafe

Mr.Jones Orphanage
Location: 3rd floor, Siam Center (BTS Siam)
Opening hours: 10.30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Bangkok food: Somtam Nua

Churning out the last bits of Bangkok posts, this is one of my favourite Bangkok eateries! Somtam Nua is this tiny eatery near Siam Square filled with Thai people. That’s always a good sign right if its filled with Thai people right?

It’s hidden in one of those small shopping alleys. While its supposedly famous for its papaya salads, both of us are not fans of that particular dish so we opted for the better (and unhealthier) dishes.

Rice noodles

Grilled pork neck – so good that the melty fat bits melted in your mouth

Garlic fried chicken

So good she insisted on going back twice

Somtam Nua
392/14 Soi Siam Square 5
Rama 1 Road
Tel +66 (0) 22 51 488

 

Raffles Place lunch

I’ve been wanting to do a list of my favourite lunch spots around my workplace so here’s the list for some great eats between the trinity of Chinatown, Raffles Place and Clark Quay. Most of these are $15 and under.

This is a Work In Progress – will keep updating whenever I find a new sweet spot.

Hong Lim Food Centre
Dong Fang Hong Sotong Ball Seafood Soup #01-47
Cantonese Delights, #02-03
Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist, #02-48/49
High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodles 02-42
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee #02-17
Jin Hua Fish Soup #02-38
Chuan Bee Lor Mee #02-54

Upper Cross street
Chiew Kee Chicken Noodle House, 32 Upper Cross Street
Dong Bei Ren Jia, 22 Upper Cross Street

China Square
Ricciotti,3 Pickering Street, #01-36/37
Viet Express, 3 Pickering Street, #01-34,
Tossz,3 Pickering Street, #01-29
Sushi Tei, 3 Pickering Street, #01-26
Platypus Kitchen, 3 Pickering Street, #01-31
Nanyang Cafe. 18 Cross Street #B1-10/11
Guo Fu Steamboat
Da Lu Prawn Noodles

Hong Lim Park
Good Morning Nanyang Cafe, #01-01, Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre, 20 Upper Pickering Street

Far East Square
Mr Teh Tarik
Star Korean Restaurant
Once Upon A Bar

Amoy Street
Ka Soh, 96 Amoy Street
A Noodle Story, 7 Maxwell Road, Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-39
Urban Bites, 161 Telok Ayer St
Sophie’s Bakery, 167 Telok Ayer St

Clarke Quay/Boat Quay
Tom Yam Kungfu, 16 Circular Road
Ronin, 17 Hong Kong Street

Capital Square
Rotisserie
Munch Saladsmith
Fish dumplings noodles
Eddy’s Kitchen

Philip Street
Tom yum / regular fish soup, 17 Phillip Street

Of 2013 memories and 2014 more to come

2013 has been a year of adventure and also, somewhat tumultuous for me. I went on my first solo trip to the other end of the world, earned my first work promotion and spent time with my precious people and most importantly, took time and a step back to think about myself and what I want.

2014 will be a tough year for me because it marks a series of decisions to be made. I think traveling might slow down somewhat too.

And, I’ve decided I’m going to try doing one post/photo a day either on Instagram or WordPress. Let’s hope that this determination goes on for the next 364 days.