Review: Wagamama

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A quick and spontaneous lunch at Wagamama..

When in need of a good-tasting and kid-friendly places for a bite – Wagamama is one of the first things that pops to mind. Why wouldn’t it? It is one of those places where you are guaranteed with freshly made Japanese food that doesn’t cost as much! Plus, they are one of the child-friendly places around Dublin without a fuss – so it makes them truly likable for us.

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Missing the Dublin Quays

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Spencer Dock close to the Dublin Quays has been my home since 2012..

A lot happened this year. I left my job and became a SAHM, something I’ve wanted to become for quite a while. My days are still busy and sometimes stressful. But now, instead of negotiating with colleagues/clients over how work has to be done, now it becomes: nap time or not; cleaning up or not; going home or not – and a lot more things that are typically answerable with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. But often times ending with a NO.

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Review: Brunch in Le Petit Parisien

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A nice Parisian-style cafe at Wicklow St. for a good brunch in Dublin

There are quite a few places I love going to for brunch in Dublin. I discovered about brunch while living in Melbourne in 2009 and loved it! Since relocating here, I have been on the lookout for good brunch places in Dublin – and this small cafe is definitely one of them!

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Rambles: Getting used to the sun (again)

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I need to get used to going out a lot often these days…

Since arriving in Ireland in 2012, I often work from home. As a Consultant, I do not need to go to an office when I am not on a client site. It is a really good perk – especially after becoming a Mom. But the downside is the fact I am often cooped inside the house on weekdays. I never developed the habit to work inside cafes (too noisy for a meeting IMO) or to go for a “short walk” to get some fresh air (hard to do that when having back-to-back meetings). But now I am a stay-at-home Mom, I have to get my ass moving and get used to getting my vitamin D from the source.

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Review: The Oar House

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When we find ourselves in Howth, we often go to The Oar House

Howth is a top-choice when the sun is shining brightly in Dublin. It is a great place to spend the day walking around the area. Apart from buying fresh seafood from the local fish monger, there are good quality restaurants around the area, too!

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A Long Birthday Celebration!

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My longest birthday celebration in Dublin by far!

I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago. And to be honest, I was actually hoping for a different type of celebration. God did not give it to me (yet) but I would like to put my faith that He is just perfecting the timing for us all!

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Enjoying the Irish Village Markets at Spencer Dock!

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Been a looong time since I’ve been to the Irish Village Markets even if it was super close to home!

Every Wednesday at lunchtime, there are food stalls selling freshly-made and easy-to-eat lunchboxes. The food options are quite good. There are gourmet burgers, paella, kebabs and the usual Irish staple – fish and chips! The location was literally just across the street from where we live but it’s been such a long time since I’ve been here! The market starts at around 11:30 AM and ends at around 2 or 3-ish in the afternoon. Roughly around the same time that I always get busy with meetings and work. But now that I am a stay-at-home Mom, I can finally grab a quick bite from the stalls! Yay!

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Review: Father’s Day Take Two + J2 Grill & Sushi

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Had a meal at J2 Grill & Sushi all because it was Father’s Day..

This is another late restaurant review post that is sitting on my laptop for ages! And, it was all about our second take for Father’s Day celebration for this year.

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Review: Kopitiam

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Been craving for Malaysian/Singaporean food for sometime now and so glad to find Kopitiam!

Dublin is fast becoming a city with a diverse taste. All thanks to the growing numbers of migrants entering the city. But these developments did not happen overnight. My husband often tells me the food scene in Dublin when heĀ  arrived more than 10 years ago is nothing compared to what we have right now. And even so, I still feel as if there are certain cuisines I am missing over here!

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Change has come: Becoming a stay-at-home Mom

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It wasn’t an easy decision to become a stay-at-home Mom..

5 years ago – I arrived in Ireland. 5 years ago – I started working with one of the biggest IT firms in the world. Blessed might be an understatement to what I have achieved and experienced in the past 10 years of my career. However, similar to what my Mom told me before getting married – things do change the moment you become a mother.

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