Last weekend, we missed the Luas to go to Dublin city center. And because the sun was shining brightly, we decided to go for a walk. Before my son was born, my husband and I rarely use the Luas – especially during the spring/summer season. And since my son is no longer a baby and the weather still warm, we decided to use our feet to go to the city center.
It was great. We used the time walking to chat and appreciate the refreshing breeze outdoors. Apart from that, we also noticed that preparation for the Oktoberfest is now ongoing. Booths and food stalls (I failed to take a photo of, too busy chatting with my husband, 😆 ) are already setup. In case you are interested to know more about Dublin’s Oktoberfest celebrations, watch out for my article on ExpatPost tomorrow (16 September 2016) about it!
We went to mass at the St Mary’s Pro Cathedral located at Dublin city center. As usual, my husband and son stayed inside for the first half of the celebration. We were lucky we were seated beside the candles for prayer offering – allowing my son to keep still longer than usual. But that didn’t prevent him from running around the Church ( 😐 ). So eventually, my husband took him out and I was left inside to finish the mass.
After the mass, we have to wait a couple of minutes till the shops open at 11 AM. We decided to drop by a local Starbucks shop to wait and grab a bite, too. On our way to Starbucks, I had to appreciate the fantastic weather outdoors and snapped a couple of photos of some attractions at Dublin city center! Continue reading “Spending the weekend at Dublin city center” »
Last Saturday was totally crappy. It was raining so hard – I had to drag myself out of bed so I can go on with my errands for the day. Saturday is “grocery shopping day” and unfortunately, it is also a day when most of our important commodities run out. There are days when I move grocery day to Sunday but then, we already made plans – I don’t want to delay it. Not to mention that if I missed grocery day on Saturday, it also meant that cooking our meals for the week will also get delayed. Oh well, adult life. Parenting life. No matter what you call it. When the weather is crappy, it is only called crappy day!
Since Saturday weather forced us to stay indoors, Sunday was the only day left for a family day. My husband and I both work. And I am blessed to be able to work from home. But even if I technically stay at home to see my son the entire day, it is not the same as spending time with him. Continue reading “Random thoughts: The result of change” »
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?” »
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.
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.