karat cake

Made By Lauren Jasmine
“24 Karat Cake – Our staff favourite – moist dense carrot cake layered with caramelised apple cinnamon sauce.”

Selfish (per slice): $5.50
Selfless (whole): $35

Photo taken by iPhone 4S, edited using Google Snapseed app.


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1. You do things when you say you are going to do them.

Once upon a time, you would tell your friend that you would help him move on Saturday. Saturday morning came around, and 8 AM felt way, way earlier than you remembered it feeling, and you texted him last-minute with some bogus story about how you are feeling sick. (Which was technically true, I suppose, you just pickled your own body with vodka shooters and then beat it while it was down with a sack of Taco Bell. That is a kind of sickness, technically.) Either way, you weren’t going to do it.

Today, though, you generally know better than to agree to things when you have no intention of following up on them, and you don’t bail out for incredibly petty reasons when you are inconvenienced. Even when it is early in the morning. No matter how…

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“Life isn’t a Nicholas Sparks novel,” my friend told me over lunch. “You have your whole life to be in love — now is the time to build your career, to adventure, to change your mind.”

I was talking about relationship plans and how they would tie in with all of the other, non-love things going on in my life. She believed, as so many people do, that assigning great importance to a relationship in one’s early-to-mid 20s is necessarily coming at the cost of a clear head and a direct path towards some vague notion of Greatness that the universe owes us. In her eyes, either my relationship falls perfectly in line with my varying life plans, or it must be excised like a cancer to allow me to fully spread my metaphorical wings.

(I don’t even like Nicholas Sparks.)

(Well, I guess you could say I like The…

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I enjoy meeting my old friends, catching up, hearing how they’re doing, updates about anything and everything in life, especially since we graduated and moved on into our different walks of life. (If I’m not wrong) About a week ago, Celest and I met up at Orchard Ion after work – me delightfully satisfying my craving for Tori Q and Takopachi whilst Celest watched me eat, going on about her life (it’s not like I’m starving her, she was bursting from the endless buffet at Marriott Hotel. The conference she organised was held there.) Anyways, after which, she was insistent in bringing me to this somewhere special, sort of ‘surprise’ to make me happy or rather, happier, because it lifted her moods tremendously when she first saw ‘it’. And, I wonder what…

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2013-06-15 14.19.49After the all-of-a-sudden much rave on Facebook and Instagram, Samuel and I finally got our dose of Saturday-cafe-hop to Chye Seng Huat Hardware! It’s not hardware shop but a cafe. CSHH is Papa Palheta‘s (the independent coffee boutique/roaster we all heard of) new flagship store. This new establishment houses their roastery, coffee bar and a ‘glasshouse’ specially for slow bar, which they call it the C-platform. Samuel & I were very impressed by the cafe’s concept and aesthetics – traditionally modern, simply sophisticated (note the fusion of contrasts, pretty cool). I shall let the pictures do the talking!

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