Brunch With Avo


Just wanted to share some photographs of a brunch I had Sunday last week.


Few slices of avo on top of baguette with mayo and sautéed king prawns. Also, milky avo puree and dice-cutted avo in lettuce plus sweet corn plus cheddar salad. The way I love to enjoy this kind of brunch is taking it slowly on Sunday on the bed. In fact, this was shot on top of my bed using a DIY grey board from a side table.

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Brunch At Home


“I actually woke up right. It’s Sunday…”


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When I have no events on the weekend, I prefer to pretend my Saturday night at home is endless. Sleep late is allowed of course, cause wake up late on Sunday sounds right! When I was watching a movie on the bed last night, I was thinking to sleep late but felt asleep cause one, the movie’s such a boring one and second, I was kinda tired after editing few pictures for an upcoming post (still, an archive from Istanbul last year). I don’t watch TV, I prefer watching either movie scenes on YouTube or some favorite movies over and over again like Argo, Me Before You, Million Dollar Arm or La La Land from my MacBook.

This morning I woke up as if it was Monday: on time, straight working on my clothes (ironing, what else?), cleaning my room, and then brunch scene session with a multi-grain croissant, granola with pome, hello berries it’s been while, quinoa chips, kiwi and grapefruit. My morning is definitely not complete without a cup of coffee.

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Talking about movie, the one that stole my attention recently is Call Me By Your Name. Not because it’s scored 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, but the movie itself is such a masterpiece imho. Timmy’s acting is amazing, the scenes shot in northern Italy on eighties are to die for: the wardrobes, lighting, locations, angles! I never watch a whole movie but some scenes on YouTube.

Even though I had no idea why Armie Hammer didn’t get a nomination for Best Supporting Actor on upcoming Oscar (this sounds like a snub huh, like how crazy Divide by Ed Sheeran didn’t even get a nomination for Best Album Grammy 2018, holy shit!), but I’d be so glad if this movie wins Oscar or perhaps a lucky star drops for Timothée Chalamet!

Fine Breakfast

There is something that made me soooo lazy to cook lately. I don’t know what, but I guess I feel a bit homesick. I miss a moment when I go home and find delicious foods on the table cooked by my Mom (now, this sounds I’m homesick indeed). To be honest, I feel it’s not an easy thing living outside country when I have to prepare everything every day. But I just have to do it and stop grumbling, yes? :)

Instead, I want to share some shots I did this morning. A fine breakfast with chocolate croissant a.k.a pain au chocolat and hello for berries! Nice to see you again :)

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Was my tummy full by having breakfast above? Nope! lol. But I love those berries, even they’re become more expensive nowadays but it’s always nice to pamper yourself with fruitful food right? :)

I’ll make one confession here, I was a bit late leaving my apartment this morning because of those photographs cause I had to wait for minutes to get enough light (cloudy morning go away!). Then, what happened with the foods? I enjoyed the croissant on my way to the office while I packed the fruits in a jar :P.

Currently, I’ve been trying to wake up earlier so I have time to sit down and enjoy my breakfast without busy taking picture. To be honest, it’s really good sitting and enjoying the meal, forget about food photography (I’m kidding :), how can I resist beautiful breakfast and good lighting?). But sure, enjoying breakfast in a proper way is very important to start your day guys. This reminds me how I enjoyed a fine Swedish breakfast on Friday morning at Fika last year in Singapore. I loved their homemade sausages (even I’m not a sausage fan!), fresh bacon (calm down, it was turkey bacon :)), and oh the blueberry jelly juice was so good too.

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Food Collage via iPhone

I think one of the best thing from Instagram is how the account looks. I always love how beautiful pictures are nicely arranged in square, particularly gorg account from Instagram stars like Alice Gao (I know it isn’t a secret that I’m her big fan of Alice’s rad works!), Pei Ketron (another brilliant one!), or Aiala Hernando. Not only every time I see through my iPhone, on the website, those squares tell so many stories about them. Especially for Alice Gao, every time she uploads food photos, I’ll stop for seconds to observe the taste of food (by air, obviously), the composition, the lighting and the angle.

Taking food photos has become my biggest indulgence right now. Every time I cook or having a brunch in a cafe, I always try to take photos of it (yes, taking photos first then I’ll eat them). Food photography via iPhone or mirrorless of mine are taken mostly from above. I can’t lie it is the best angle. My friend told me that the top angle doesn’t need photography technic but composition. I don’t really agree, I mean, even composition play is more needed, there is technic on how to capture the food.

Because I always depend on natural light, breakfast is the best time to snap my food. Sometimes I’ll have a plan ‘plan’ to snap but sometimes it’s an impromptu. You might have seen most of my breakfasts below on my account yet I personally couldn’t resist to post them on this blog. All are taken with my iPhone5 weeks ago (even, sometime a year ago).

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I can’t lie that seeing my breekies above is such a simply joy for me :). Hope you guys do not mind for some of recent breakfast scenes taken last week and this week. My fav time was the one with croissants and a bowl of rainbow :).

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Morning Festives

On my previous post I’ve mentioned when I had two days without proper food was so hellish for me, truly. When I was in the middle of that kind ‘day-and-night’ work, my mind took a second thinking about proper food as a revenge, particularly veggies and fruits. After that day, I decided to have my first strawberry and avocado salad as my breakfast (added kiwi wasn’t my idea before yet I love to see them in my bowl :)). It was very simple salad, O-oil plus lemon was my dressing. You guys who followed me in Instagram (or if you’re reader of this blog :P), I bet you’ve seen my iPhone version before.

Here, I gather breakfasts with colors that I’d snapped from different days (because in this era, taking pictures of your food before you enjoy them is a must, lol :P). Oh I know, I know, you’ll find another shot of my Muesli here :P.

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I’ll drop some of the facts from these pictures :)

> The first one is my fav, I love the color coordination. The green of the broccoli was so perfect. I drank my water before that avocado juice, why? because my fettuccine carbonara was so creamy :P

> I bought purple cabbage (picture number two) just because I loved to try them for my salad. I used it twice for my salad and ignored it after. It sounds like I bought for picture-purpose :P

> It was my first time I ate beetroot :P. I was wondering how it taste since until I took some and mesmerised with the color. Maybe I’ll try it better for fresh juice than for salad yet I did love the texture of beetroot.

> That tomato soup was too hot for breakfast. I thought it would be tastier when I added chopped Habanero pepper into it. When I was tasting my soup and found my tongue was burning, I took those pepper immediately and throw them away :P

> Strawberry and avocado such a fresh combination for salad. If you want to try them as your breakfast, you should find sweet strawberry. I had very fresh yet so sour that morning.

> I always keep my food balance. I must have fruits and veggies every week, I enjoy cakes and pastries with limit for sure. I enjoy fried food as long as it isn’t deep-fried. If I don’t have a choice to eat healthy food but junk food, I always try to have lemon in water. That’s why you always see lemon in my pictures :)

I think we should enjoy life with good food as long as it’s good for your happiness. I know you are what you eat, but by enjoying good-tasty-healthy food is happiness, amirite? :)

Yesterday Me Time

What I love from Sunday is ‘me-time’. Yesterday, I was stayed at home and enjoyed food I love.

Morning, I love the fact that time went so much slower than my daily morning. A bowl of Muesli was perfect. Really. Fresh sliced banana, blackberries, strawberries served with mango yogurt was beyond awesome (I could have breakfast like that everyday!).

Afternoon, woke up from three hours napping. I did need something simply for lunch. Just noodles served with homemade chicken broth, lotta O-oil, raw spinach and boiled egg. Raw pepper and garlic was uh. I felt enough.

Then, late afternoon, it was a simply snack time. A little bit upside down enjoying smoothie not as breakfast but I didn’t think that way cause for me, having smoothie is always perfect. In every time, no?. When I looked at the texture of frozen banana, blackberries, strawberries and yogurt blended together, I just fell in love. I could ask more for a full glass of heaven, definitely.

Pics here are taken both with an iPhone and mirrorless, could you guess which?

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Just Garlic

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I’ve mentioned quite often on this blog that working in event industry is challenging. Time flies too fast, so many instant jobs can come quickly, deadlines everyday, working over night. All of that can make you such a loser if you can not keep your life balance. It happens in me, until now I still struggling to keep my life balance. If I have to work overnight for two days (average time is 16 hours without sleep :| times two! Yes, I’ve done so many times!) I have to make sure that I have enough energy from food such an example, if not, I will collapse (God for bit! :|). Sadly, I have no choice if I have to eat junk food among my endless job. It isn’t easy for me that I have to fill energy, in the other hand I realize that they aren’t good if I take too much. By the time I’m on ‘me-time’ at home, cooking is such a way to pay my bill from those junk. Excuse for this long and tacky preface :P.

On this post I will share a simply light soup (or broth?) that I love to cook. Believe me this is so much better and easier than instant noodles if I have to compare with. A part of how simply it is, I love the main ingredient ; Garlic!.

I just love garlic so much either the pungent flavor or the health benefits. It isn’t a secret that Garlic may help improve our iron metabolism so for me, this garlic soup is the one of the simpliest-lightest-and fastest-recipe of soup I heart. This soup is such a DIY recipe, you just need 8 gloves of garlic (I always put more! slice them), pinch of salt and white ground pepper, margarine, vegetable oil, as a spice. Surely you’ll need chicken fillet as basic broth, carrot and leek for a flavour.

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First step, boil water and put chicken fillet in it, prepare your frying pan and heat vegetable oil. Put garlic and add margarine. Then add pinch of salt and pepper, wait a second until you can smell the flavor. The spice is ready, move it to your boil chicken, add carrot and leek (sliced). You just need to wait for 15 until 20 minutes. The garlic soup is ready to be played with another ingredient!

Mixing with another ingredient is another thing I love from this soup. You just need to make it once and mix with pasta, vermicelli, or veggies. On that day when I cooked for lunch, I mixed with spinach pasta, broccoli, tofu and chinese lettuce. I wanted the pasta a bit dry so I wasn’t put too much soup in my bowl. The taste was so light.

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I was enjoying this garlic soup with vermicelli such an early dinner kind of. I just added slices of tofu, fresh lettuce, and sprinkled minced red pepper. Oh I always make sure my garlic soup isn’t too salty, it’s easier to make it saltier by adding salt separately.

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The following day I had the same garlic soup for breakfast. Little spinach and poached egg were inside my bowl, and  little chilli and soya sauce to make the flavor tastier (chilli and soya sauce such a perfect mate, inspired by Bakso. I’m craving Bakso right now, gah! :()

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That’s it. Garlic soup is become one of my fav food from now, and do you think there is no food as simply as easy as quick as junk food? You should try this garlic soup! :)

P.S I just realized that these pictures on this post are quite Cereal-ish, clean and fresh, excuse for this confidence yet Cereal is so damn beautiful! :)

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