In the upcoming posts, I will be sharing with you my family road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide. We traveled along the Great Ocean Road during this spring season in Australia and have covered more than 1200km on this South Australian border. From magnificent limestone marvels on the coastal lines to delicious food on the table, my 8 days of family travel is totally an awesome experiences. On my first stop, it will be the Melbourne City. This city is the capital of Victoria, which is located on the south-east of Australia and established in 1835. Geographically, from Melbourne to Adelaide is about 750km.
Into the roadway of Desker Road, the whole stretch of shophouses are mainly occupied by machinery shops and local catering food businesses. With the shops in operations during the late Saturday morning, I saw a shophouse which is painted entirely black with large golden letters that says “CreatureS”. Looking posh from the outside, I took a glance at their food menu and decided to give CreatureS a try.
Stepped into this cafe located in Singapore’s oldest red-light district, I am welcomed to dine at the second floor. Jazzing up with music playing in the background, the overall impression of CreatureS cafe at Desker Road is modern with a touch of elegance.
I am a huge fan of breakfast grains like cereals, granolas and mueslis. With just fresh milk or yoghurt, these breakfast grains are really easy to prepare. Adding small chucks of fresh apples, fresh cuts of strawberries or dried nuts can enhance the flavor and include more vitamins into the breakfast bowl. Pour the fresh milk over the grains and you got a bowl of wholesome goodness. Besides, you don’t need to have them for breakfast only. You can also enjoy them as quick snack during your food cravings.
Honestly speaking, I am missing those months that I had during my travel to Austin, in Texas, five years back. Driving down the interstate highways with country music turned on loud, it was a total change of lifestyle. Putting popular fast food chains aside in this “Keep Austin Weird” state, almost in every district, I could find a common fusion cuisine called Tex-Mex. This style of cooking refers to the combination of the Mexican-style and the Texas-style. Hence, you can find dishes like Enchilada, Taco, Nachos and Burritos in their menu. Most of these Tex-Mex restaurants I have visited served free flow of crispy Nachos with Salsa, which is totally addictive.
Many of our everyday things like documents and photographs have been digitalized and stored into our portable smart devices or cloud networks. With a stylus, we can open up an electronic book, or ebook, and scribble notes into it. On our smart devices, we can easily download our photographs stored in the cloud server and show them to our friends. This is how convenient technology has turned our lives into.
When I looked back 10 years ago, I owned a Canon Bubblejet printer and a CanoScan LiDE 25 scanner. Back then, to be able to print colours for my school notes is a luxury thing to do. When there is a school project to be submitted, I would usually scan pictures from books, cropped them and insert into my report. It was later when the revolution of digital cameras steps in, Canon’s printers supported the printing of photographs.
Having a bag packed with the children’s favorite toys and goodies might sound familiar to many families when they are planning for a holiday trip. This bag comes in handy when the children are bored and got whiny in the plane or car during a long ride of journey. Let me call this bag, a “surprise bag”. Usually, we would pack this “surprise bag” with bite-sized consumables like gummy bears, chocolates and sweets. Toys are also kept inside this bag to shift their focus away from the long ride. Therefore, this bag plays an important role during holiday travels.