//Ruins Coffee Roasters// This little inconspicuous café/roaster on Muzha Road (木柵路 ) can seat more people than I expected when I stepped in, with a 2nd floor as in a duplex. You just have to make sure to stoop a little to get to the 2nd floor by taking the neatly quaint steps. I particularly like their “Get Shit Done” sign at the start of the staircase hah. This café isn’t exactly easy to find as its storefront is quite narrow with no noticeable store sign up front or above it. But you’ll find it just beside the Wanshou Bridge (萬壽橋 ). Now onto the coffee and food haha: the coffee is mellow but as there are no meal options but only a selection of 4 cakes, you will want to have a meal before going there. The chiffon cake I had is really delish though with fluffy whipped cream, cookie pieces and walnuts. On a side note, the coffee mug is slightly smaller than a regular one you’d usually find at a coffee shop. #Cafe ́ #CoffeeRoaster #ChiffonCake #Muzha #Taipei #TaipeiCity #TaipeiEats
#BlackOutTuesday I’m angry. The recent news about George Floyd’s murder by the police infuriates me and makes me tear up. How many more Black innocent lives do we have to lose to police brutality and racism before the society as a whole starts to pay attention and respect the lives of our Black brothers and sisters? I say NO MORE. We need to end police brutality and racism NOW. Let’s say something and condemn improper police behavior and racism when we see it. From Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, Walter Scott, Freddie Grey, Tamir Rice, Sean Bell, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Jamar Clark, Terence Crutcher, Amadou Diallo, Samuel DuBose, Akai Gurley, Ahmaud Arbery to George Floyd. And many other innocent Black lives we lost to police brutality and racism. Let’s never forget their names and the ordeal they went through before their tragic deaths; let’s remember all this pain, preposterousness and senselessness, and take this opportunity to educate ourselves on Black issues and the Black Lives Matter movement — because Black lives do matter. Period. No one is equal or should be complacent until our Black brothers and sisters are treated equally. Stop racist people when you see one. Let’s say something and do something when we see inequality. Let’s end inequality and injustice.
Christmas get-together with old friends/colleagues! I’m pretty satisfied with what I’ve got in the gift exchange. ☺️ What counts is the festive mood and good ol’ times with this fabulous bunch! 😌 P.S. In this café-slash-bar (well, leaning more towards a bar actually due to its rather dim lighting ), you get to choose your own mug from the shelf. I chose the one with Chip ‘n’ Dale design in 3D glory haha, my fave Disney characters. Just so cute!
/ Это не ты Это они другие Это не ты Это они такие Singer: Noorah ( @noo .rah ) Song: Люби гордись блести танцуй
Their rice balls ( #Onigiri ) are so good; so are the Japanese side dishes! 😋 This place is one of those cafés that offers the quarterly Japan travel mag: 暢遊日本. Anything Japanese now always makes me think of an old friend from uni that I’ve lost contact with recently and that I miss dearly. · #御握り #お握り #おにぎり
This is “pottery kebab” — or “testi kebabı” in Turkish with “testi” meaning the earthenware jug that you see in the video — that originates from Yozgat and is a famous dish in the Central Anatolia region, including in places like Nevşehir and of course Yozgat. We had this dish in Cappadocia. The food, like its name suggests, is served by breaking the earthenware jug and the kebab will flow out all simmered and delicious! 😋 On a side note, who else also thinks that he looks a bit like an Asian version of Justin Bieber? 😆😌 · #PotteryKebab #TestiKebabı #Cappadocia #Kapadokya #Nevşehir #Uçhisar #Ürgüp #Avanos #Göreme #Yozgat
Turkish Airlines doesn’t disappoint! Besides good services, they’re also sweet in offering moon cakes in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival☺️. Their amenity kit is also well-designed and contains a lot of useful items. · #TürkHavaYolları #TurkishAirlines #TriptoTurkey #TurkeyTrip #EstherinTurkey #欣之旅 #İstanbulYeniHavalimanı #İstanbulHavalimanı #IstanbulNewAirport #IstanbulAirport #İstanbul #Istanbul #MidAutumnFestival #HappyMidAutumnFestival
Wanted to say something in Turkish at a Turkish café in Taipei (after all it’s a Turkish café😉 ) just because it’s fun, even though it’s been a bit rusty... Ama neyse Türkiye’ye tekrar gideceğim! Oley!😁 · Also featured in this video are😋: Turkish filtered coffee (made from “cezve,” an instrument in making Turkish coffee ) Baklava Turkish delight Künefe (in the end😂 ) · #TurkishCafé #TurkishCafe #Kafe #TaipeiCafé #TaipeiCafe #TurkishCoffee #TürkKahvesi #Cezve #Lokum #TurkishDelight #Baklava #Künefe #Kanafeh #TurkishDessert #TurkishDesserts #TürkTatlısı #TürkTatlıları
I love their polar bear foam on top of the coffee! It’s just cute! ☺️ It’s also a nice brunch spot in Ximending, Taipei. You might find it hard to find at first, and that’s because it doesn’t exactly have a storefront — it’s actually located on the 9th floor of the Wonderful Theater (真善美戲院 ). Double the fun if you happen to be an art movie buff! 😌 Always a good time chilling with friends! Enjoyed our convos on K-pop music and the languages of Thai & Mandarin. 😌 · #CoffeeArt #PolarBear #Ximending #西門町 #TaipeiCafe #TaipeiRestaurant #Brunch #BrunchSpot
Get a taste of pork ribs and other Balinese delicacies even when you’re not in Bali, Indonesia! Pork ribs are a specialty in Bali, home to a predominantly Hindu population. I love their chicken and pork satays (sate lilit ) too! The restaurant franchise “Naughty Nuri’s” was first opened in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia in 1995, and later expanded into other locations including Australia, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia — and of course Taipei, Taiwan. · #Bali #BaliIsland #BaliIndonesia #Indonesia #Balinese #BalineseFood #PorkRibs #BalinesePorkRibs #NaughtyNuris #TaipeiFood #TaipeiFoodie #Foodie #Foodies #TaipeiRestaurant
Throwback to December 18th/19th last year (2018 ) where we had a blast just chatting up late at night in Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand! Wish all of us could’ve spent longer time together chatting, drinking etc. Fun times indeed! ☺️😌 · #Throwback #Ratchathewi #Bangkok #Thailand #EstherinThailand #EstherinBangkok #EstherTravels #BangkokBar #BangkokNightlife #สน ุก
Known for boasting a Scandinavian ambience, Fika Fika is a café nestled in a quiet neighborhood near the intersection of Jianguo North Road and Nanjing East Road. I came to feel some “hygge” — well honestly I didn’t exactly feel it but their panini is quite good and the little yogurt on the side gives you a little surprise on the tip of the tongue with a dash of honey blending in so subtly as to wow you any moment when you start to dig in. · #Hygge #Panini #Scandinavian #ScandinavianStyle
A tower jump from the 56th floor of Pattaya Park Tower is certainly an adrenaline-inducing experience! And your heart just keeps beating faster and faster after seeing people take the jump by being attached to a wire one after another. Indulge yourself in these breathtaking panoramic views of Pattaya and the Jomtien Beach! They have an observation deck and revolving restaurants in the tower too. Tower jump for one person: You are attached to a wire. Tower jump for two people: You go in a wall-less platform lift. Tower jump for more than two up to eight people: You travel in a cable car. ．．． #Pattaya #PattayaPark #PattayaParkTower #TowerJump #ObservationDeck #Observatory #Jomtien #JomtienBeach #Thailand #EstherinPattaya #EstherinThailand #TriptoPattaya #TriptoThailand
Birkaç gün önce hard diskten çıkardığım arkadaşlarımla muhteşem hatıralarım: 7 Kasım, 2011, Mardin’de. Bu anıları bir daha yaşamayı çok isterim. Her geriye dönüp baktığımda, o güzel ve unutulmaz anılar canlı biçimde aklıma sel gibi peş peşe geliyor. Bir de sizi çok özledim diye söylemek istiyorum! Min bêriya we gişşan kir! Bu arada, Ocean’in 5’i miyiz? 😉 (Fırat fotoğraf çekmişti, keşke o da aynı resim çerçevesinde olsa ) ╞═════𖠁𐂃𖠁═════╡ Wonderful memories with my dear friends taken from the hard disk drive the other day: November 7, 2011, in Mardin, Turkey. I really want to relive these moments. Every time I look back on that time, those good and unforgettable memories come rushing to my mind vividly. And I want to say I miss you guys so much! By the way, are we Ocean’s 5? Haha #Mardin #Türkiye #Turkey #DeyrulzafaranManastırı #MorHananyoMonastery
Throwback to December last year when I traveled to Thailand. This is a beautiful restaurant called Tree @Sea with such splendid views of the sea (Gulf of Thailand ) in Pattaya, Thailand. And definitely a great spot for watching the sunset! ☺️ #throwback #EstherinPattaya #Pattaya #Thailand #TriptoPattaya #TriptoThailand #TreeatSea #sunset #travel #food #EstherinThailand