Mini review: A funny Sunday with friends at Musashi (IFSC)

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Sunday lunch with friends at Musashi IFSC branch turned out an epic day for everybody!

Last Sunday, we met our Italian friend for lunch. It’s been a while since we saw her, it was April this year – if I am not mistaken. She used to be on a long-term work assignment here in Dublin but ended December last year. So I definitely missed having her around! And now, after a couple of months working on a UK project, she’s back! So we will definitely see more of her in the coming months.
We went to one of our go-to places around IFSC called Musashi. As the name suggests, it is a Japanese restaurant offering various options such as ramen, soba, and sushi platters. We have been here a number of times before but I haven’t been able to write a detailed restaurant review (sorry guys!). In fact, I didn’t plan to write one today (proof is the lack of photos from our lunch). But a funny and high-five worthy experience from the staff made me want to write this “mini review“.

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Boracay: Will I see you again?

Powdery white sand beneath my feet

Throwback: Thinking of Boracay yet again..

Living in the third world country while growing up, travel opportunities were rare for me. In fact, the only time I experienced traveling when I was a kid was whenever we’d go visit my paternal grandmother in the province during school break. Or, to tag along when it’s time for my Mom’s annual summer outing. Or, if we are lucky, visit a nearby pool resort for an overnight family break.
Of course, I was still fortunate to have been able to enjoy these whilst growing up – but I knew early on that I wanted more. I wanted to go places riding an aircraft and even contemplated to become a flight attendant so I can fulfill my traveling dreams.

Boracay white sand
Powdery white sand beneath my feet. Photo via Facebook

I was already working as an IT Consultant when I managed to board my first flight. Using my hard-earned money, I joined a couple of college friends to go to a famous tourist spot in the Philippines – Boracay. Continue reading “Boracay: Will I see you again?” »

Dublin: An up-and-coming food capital?

Crispy Duck steamed bun from Bread and Bones

Exciting days for the Dublin food scene!

Before relocating to Dublin, I was a spoiled food enthusiast. Melbourne is considered to be Australia’s food capital and I can clearly see the reason why. The selection of quality restaurants and variety of cuisine seems endless – and I can just walk around the city center mindlessly and accidentally spot a trendy place to dine in. Regardless what I am craving for, be it Asian, Italian, French, or Fusion-inspired dishes – Melbourne has something to offer. Trendy cafes with cute desserts (cupcakes!!) are also to-die-for so it is impossible not to crave to eat out!
Dublin, on the other hand, was not like that when I arrived here. I can’t complain about the European restaurants around town but there are times it is hard to find a good place to eat Asian dishes or to look for something sweet that is not a pastry or a tart. Continue reading “Dublin: An up-and-coming food capital?” »

Today, the sun smiles in Dublin..

Glorious day outside!

Meanwhile, somewhere in Dublin..

It is a beautiful day today. After yesterday’s awful weather, I really thought that summer is officially over. Add up the fact that there are yellow-colored leaves already rotting along the side streets in this month. It doesn’t feel right, to be honest. To see these early (super early) signs of autumn when other countries are still basking in the sun and celebrating the peak of summer.

Sunny Dublin
Glorious day outside! From my balcony somewhere in Dublin.

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What the future holds…

The timing of my new travel blog is a bit ironic. To be honest, I have been thinking of making my own travel blog for years now but somehow, I always found a reason not to. Especially a couple of years back when I was traveling quite a lot due to work, it would’ve been the perfect time to do this.

I would probably still not have my own travel blog if not for a travel site called Travelicious. Continue reading “What the future holds…” »

Review: The Ramen Bar (Dublin, Ireland)

My not-so-black Tonkotsu Black ramen

Finally, another ramen place in Dublin: The Ramen Bar

Gosh – I miss traveling! And whenever I get hit by the I-miss-traveling bug, I always think about our vacation in Japan a couple of years ago during spring. Japan will always have a soft spot for me. I don’t know why, but there is something so fascinating about Japan that I’d never think twice packing my bags to go there if I can!

When I miss a certain place, food cravings start to follow. It probably stems from the fact that whenever I travel, eating authentic dishes is a must so traveling and eating is ALWAYS a must for me!

Dublin has a lot of good Asian restaurants, all thanks to the diverse nationalities already living here. Continue reading “Review: The Ramen Bar (Dublin, Ireland)” »