Review: Salamanca


A lovely lunch at Salamanca restaurant on a “quite” sunny Sunday..

A few days after my last day at work, my husband kept teasing me about “celebrating” it. He wanted me to treat him for lunch – or maybe he is just trying to find a reason to dine out, LOL! I mean, how can I possibly treat him for lunch right now, right?! I am unemployed! 

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So long, Dublin! (For now..)


I look forward to relocate soon but will miss Dublin for sure..

I may have “issues” about my life in Dublin but the years I spent living there will be definitely treasured. Living in a country, an apartment unit, a community for five years have given me so many memories I will bring with me wherever I go. For my son, Dublin is his “home”. 

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Review: Fallon and Byrne (People’s Park)

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Enjoyed the lovely view while having lunch at Fallon and Byrne (People’s Park)..

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Dun Laoghaire for a quick family day out on a long weekend. Back then, we hoped that it was our last long weekend in Ireland. But it wasn’t. Nevertheless, it was great for us to experience the lovely seaside views in Dun Laoghaire during the last few summer days of 2017 – for sure!

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Last few weeks in Dublin: A trip to Han Sung grocery!

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Han Sung Korean grocery in Dublin city is a “go to” spot!

On our last few weeks in Dublin, we went to one of our favorite Asian groceries in Dublin city center – Han Sung grocery. We decided to stock our pantry with a couple of instant noodles to get by. And when I said a “couple of”, I meant this:

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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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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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