Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Takeabreak90s.com | Favorite Moments & Review 2016




Takeabreak90s: Favorite Moments & Review 2016


小小的经经历是生命里大大的收获,感谢二零一六年的我们那么用心经营部落格。

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

--- Oprah Winfrey





Thursday, 15 December 2016

J Dog House & Café Penang





JDog House & Café Penang

你一定要来抱抱杰登(Jayden),小时候的阿拉斯加雪橇犬(Alaskan Malamute)讨喜可爱,长大后身躯魁梧,外表像狼一样俊朗,但内心却热情粘人,那一身蓬松柔软的毛发枕在身上相当温暖。我最难忘的其中一只大萨摩耶犬(Somoyed——杰瑞(Jerry)有着引人注目的雪白色的茸茸大皮毛,乖巧又优雅,微微张开嘴巴无时无刻都在笑着,实在让人忍不住想亲近它。

For all the dog lovers out there, you must give a hug to Jayden. Alaskan Malamute in younger age is very adorable and playful. When they grow older, they become very huge in size. Although they look quite similar to wolf and fierce, they are actually very friendly and the fluffy fur on it is so warm. Jerry is one of the dogs that attract me the most. Jerry is a Somoyed with white fluffy fur. Jerry is very elegant and well-behaved. You will feel like she is smiling to you when she slightly opens her mouth. This makes me love Jerry even more.







Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas & New Year Buffet | Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang




Christmas & New Year Buffet,  Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang

圣诞节是绚丽斑澜的节庆, 欢畅的音乐像烛光点亮世界,圣诞树挂满铃铃铛铛的祝福和礼物,全家人围着团聚享用美味的大餐,饭后来点造型精巧可爱的蛋糕甜点,仿佛让人置身于糖果世界中。槟城Eastern & Oriental 酒店特别在这甜蜜的月份推出圣诞贺和新年自助大餐,穿梭在自助餐桌时,你会发现有好多能满足味蕾的料理和佳肴。 

Christmas is a festive season where people celebrate it with light and music. Christmas tree is fully decorated with novelty ornaments and shiny tinsel. Family and friends gathers and celebrate this festive season with food and gifts. This is also the time you can feast on all kind of desserts and do not feel guilty on it. During this festive season. E&O hotel has brought to you their very own Christmas and New Year buffet. This is the time you can pamper yourself for the effort and hard work you had done throughout the year with good variety of food. 







Thursday, 1 December 2016

JUST Keep Swimming 往前游进 | Take a Look Back on November 2016




Hello November

叶青 〈废弃的信〉

有的时候你疲倦极了
但世界很现实你不能闭上眼睛
我只好扭一下太阳的开关 调低它的亮度
再来一阵微风 拂过你的睫毛
然后 还需要白色的那种云
载走你沉重的累
放心 我和它们都认识很久了
你不必勉力微笑
在不想笑的时候笑  这种事你已经做过太多
交给我就行了
你尽管背对所有的人 背对就在你身边的我
让表情休息 无论浮现的是泪水 一片空白 或者毫无改变
把应该留起来 送给那些喜欢应该的人
你 是你 就够了
我会坐下来 等你
也不看着你 很久








Thursday, 10 November 2016

Weekend Hours | The Twelve Cups Penang




The Twelve Cups Café Penang

在脸书某个页面看到这句话——能一起吃早餐的都是重要的人,明天就用一顿早餐为百无聊赖的生活加温。心里默默认同,马上记了下来。在外一个人生活,无聊发呆时,很自然会想起家乡的好友,一同在习惯的城市里流连寻找早餐店或咖啡馆,享受美味的食物和聊天的快乐。周末早晨阳光初好,就应该趁繁忙的工作开始前,好好地度过时间,好好地娱乐自己,好好地过自己喜欢的日子。

咖啡馆的一排玻璃窗让阳光照进来,整个空间的色调明亮洁净,满是懒洋洋的感觉。这里原本是家甜品店,以千层年糕起家,经营了四年,如今增加了早午晚餐,为客人提供了更多元的菜单选择。点了白酒蛤蜊意大利面,面条带有淡淡的酒味清香,搭配新鲜的蛤蜊和爆香的蒜头,特别开胃。英式早餐配烟熏三文鱼,色香味俱全,大爱炒蘑菇的咸香可口。热炒香肠是道令人惊喜的早餐,店家有用了香肠和腊肠两种食材,配着樱桃番茄和面包吃,多汁且香气十足。

I had gone through quote at Facebook page says that people who eat breakfast together is the people who is important in your life. I totally agree with this quote and immediately remember it. So, let’s have breakfast together and celebrate our friendship. When you are working alone at other city, you will naturally think about your friends at your hometown. Friends that grew up together in the same town, searching for good breakfast or café and most important are enjoy the food and chit chat together. This is the life that everyone need once in a while. Weekend morning is the perfect time where we can take this opportunity to pamper ourself and hang out with our friends.

The Twelve Cups Penang is very clean and have a huge glass window that allows natural light to shine through. This café is originally a dessert shop where they are famous with their crepe cake. After 4 good years, now they add in breakfast, lunch and dinner into their menu. Now we can have more variety and can taste both savory and sweet dish in their café. We had ordered Spaghetti Alle Vongole where they add white wine to bring out the freshness of clam. Twelve Breakfast with Smoked Salmon is another dishes that we like a lot. Their sautéed mushroom is damn good. Sautéed Sausages with Toast is a dish that really surprises us. They use 2 different type of sausages both English and Chinese sausage together with cherry tomato. By dipping the toasted bread into the olive oil on the pan makes it even better. We really enjoy all the dishes that we had ordered and definitely will come back for their lunch and dinner some other day.



Saturday, 22 October 2016

Lunabar Coffee Penang



Lunabar Coffee Penang

注:咖啡馆目前已在此地点结束营业,不知未来会在那儿继续售卖理想,特写此篇记录我们两三次的美好到访经验。现今地址:10D, Jalan Clove Hall, 10500 Penang, Malaysia

咖啡吧的空间小而雅致,像四方格子里的玻璃森林,充满一片清新的绿意氛围。一张小圆桌和几张高脚椅子供客人歇坐,外头有排靠着玻璃墙的凳子,应是阳光曝晒天气太热,没人搭坐,后来已经摆上大大小小盆的植物 。要找到自己喜欢的一间店并不容易,我们整个下午呆在这边,和店主借本村上春树的短篇小说翻阅,有一搭没一搭的聊天插话,不需多做什么,生活自然就很美好了。

喝黑咖啡很讲究品味,其中也藏着大学问。我常常无法说出咖啡里应该有的味道(有些贴心的店家会在咖啡上桌时附上张小纸条——比如说,从这杯来自哥伦比亚的咖啡豆里,你会得到蓝莓、樱桃、杏仁等味道),只能用很模糊的词语来形容。我在想,很多时候味道也是需要靠记忆和想象力来互相建构的,把抽象微小的感觉具体化,当中离不开我们从前对某种味道的认知。这是喝黑咖啡最有趣的一点。

Lunabar Penang is closed till further notice. Yet, we still insist to share our wonderful experience with you. The café is small and cozy which surrounded by greenery plants. It is like sitting inside a glass jungle where you can breathe in the endorphin release from the plants. Their space is limited so as their table and chairs. There are only a round table and a few stools available for customers. Outdoor sit is available too, but due to our hot climate, no one will sit out there. Now it becomes a place to put some plants. It is not easy to find a café that I like. I spend my while afternoon here reading a novel from the owner. Meanwhile, chit chat with friends and update each other. This is as simple as it can.

A cup of black coffee is not just a cup of black coffee. It has lots of knowledge and skills in it. It is really hard for me to give a comment on the taste of a cup of black coffee. Some café is sweet enough to give you an information card along with your coffee so that you can know more about what are you drinking. Sometimes, I’m thinking that taste came from out memory and imagination. So there are endless sensation and taste that creates from it. That’s why people like coffee and addicted to it.






Sunday, 2 October 2016

Chapel Street Café Penang




Chapel Street Café Penang

咖啡馆在住宅区里,从车流繁忙的大马路转入小街道后才看得见,旁边是座庙宇,整个小区有种安详的氛围,在午后竟有随着微风流动的诗意。咖啡馆的室内空间以水泥墙的灰黑色为主调,灯光与阳光的配衬温暖亲密,木材质桌椅上摆放了一小颗多肉植物,结不出果实花蕾,叶子摇着光的方向长成。

刚开张不久,小小的地方便挤满了顾客,众人像积聚在窄巷街道一同欢乐唱诗。店里卖的就只有几种咖啡果汁饮料和一些蛋糕,店家说往后会陆续加入一些新的餐单。每家咖啡馆都有自己的气质,暖阳中午或细雨落下时探访这个地方最合适,可以拥抱关于生活那些你所能预见的美好想象。庆幸每次总能找到自己喜欢的位子,安心喝一杯咖啡和谈话。

Chapel street café is located in housing area which requires some searching and help from GPS. Once you turn into the right alley then you can easily notice them. Chapel street café is located just beside a Chinese temple and the environment of this area is so calm and quite. Black is the main color in the café with warm tone light to light up the entire café. Wooden tables and chairs with a pot of succulent as decoration simply bring the entire vibes together and give you a relaxing and cozy feel.

Since they just recently start their business, the café is full of customers which are a good sign for the owner. The variety of dessert and beverage offered is not much. But they will continuously come out with new menu in the future. The overall taste for their dessert and beverage is good. We are so lucky that we always use to get the table that we like in the café and have a good chit chat with friends while sipping a cup of well brewed coffee.






Saturday, 1 October 2016

BREAK FREE 假日 | Take a Look Back on September 2016




Hello September, Live Well, Laugh Often

用小清新的咖啡时光来装点九月的美丽,刷去一身难耐的疲惫。







Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Awesome Canteen at Sekeping Victoria (Georgetown, Penang)




Awesome Canteen at Sekeping Victoria, Georgetown Penang

再来Awesome Canteen是因为店里有一份选择完整多样的菜单。咖啡馆打着「旧时器时代饮食 Paleo Diet」的旗帜,想要透过这种饮食习惯改变人们日常的用餐概念,主张回归旧石器的蛋白质食材,避免加工食物,摄取大量新鲜蔬果,让生活变得更健康。空间保留槟城老房屋的特色,採纳了大量日然光,绿物垂直生长点缀,简约的玻璃和线条强调出陈旧的斑驳空间。

This is the second time I visit Awesome Canteen at Sekeping Victoria. The reason that I revisit is super simple, the huge variety of their menu. They strongly hold a [Paleo Diet] concept to change our perception about our daily eating habit. Their main point is to focus on the natural ingredient and prevent processed food. Through this concept, people will consume more vegetable and fresh fruits which will surely improve our heath. They do not do much on their dining space. They remain the old Penang house architecture and using mainly natural light and green plants to put some colour in it. The simplicity of the glass and lines accentuate the rustic feel or the building.





Thursday, 1 September 2016

DREAMLIKE 如梦一般 | Take a Look Back on August 2016




Goodbye July, You were a dream!

My dream is to have a house on the beach,
even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up,
have coffee, look at dolphins,
be quiet and breathe the air.

--- Christina Applegate







Thursday, 18 August 2016

Editors' Picks: July Favorites 2016






JULY FAVORITES 2016


A day in Summer. Wake up early in the morning and prepare for the brand new day. Start with brushing your teeth with Marvis toothpaste that not only clean your teeth but also freshen you up and make you awake, After that, have a cold morning shower and prep your skin with Kiehl's Calendula series face wash and toner. Then you are ready to party for the summer. Had some Bounty as your mid day snack to boost up your sugar level. The coconut filling directly translate to one of the summer must have. What is more perfect that we end up our day with a glass of Hendrick's Gin. A glass of chilled cocktail in summer night is essential and keep you party all night long.

  1. Toothpaste | Marvis
  2. Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Was| Kiehl's 
  3. Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner Kiehl's 
  4. Chocolate bar | BOUNTY
  5. Scottish Gin Infused with Rose and Cucumber | Hendrick's Gin  




Wednesday, 10 August 2016

国际风味自助餐 Gourmet International Buffet Dinner | Spoon Cafe G Hotel Kelawai Penang


Gourmet International Buffet Dinner, G Hotel Kelawai Penang


Gourmet International Buffet Dinner | G Hotel Kelawai

槟城G Hotel kelawaiSpoon Café在每逢星期五与星期六推出了国际风味自助餐,菜单里特别加入葡萄牙海鲜烧烤。餐厅的设计灵感源自于怀旧的法国小酒馆,墙上的方形白边框营造了现代的简约美学,空间结构的切割让用餐有更多的私密感,通过大片玻璃还可看到户外的大树和街道。黑白小方格地砖是槟城娘惹老屋的特点,木制桌椅弧度线条利落,灯具和餐具精致优雅,种种不同的元素在这个空间巧妙混搭,让人耳目一行又不失高级氛围。

FYI, Spoon Café at G Hotel Kelawai had launched Gourmet International Buffer Dinner on every Friday and Saturday. What so special about it? They added Portuguese Grilled Seafood into their menu which is one of the famous dishes in Melacca. Spoon Café get their design inspiration from the nostalgic French brasserie. The square white border on the wall creates a modern minimalist aesthetic. The huge space gives their diners comfort and privacy. You also can enjoy the street view and huge tree at outdoor through the glass wall. Interior black and white checkered floor tiles are one of the elements in old Penang Peranakan houses. The wooden tables and chairs create a neat line together with elegant cutlery merge everything together and give you a refreshing yet elegant dining space.






Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Beach Vibes | 48 Hours in Langkawi Island, Malaysia


48 Hours in Langkawi Island, Malaysia


周末来个短旅,往兰卡威岛屿(Langkawi Island)寻找碧海蓝天的自在。四十八个小时,简单来说既是三天两夜。早班飞机抵达后,处理租车事宜,便前往Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel登记入住。酒店规模不大,现代马来风格设计,房间装饰有迷人的典雅贵气,大胆的色彩搭配给人轻松好玩的氛围。卫生间自然采光,种植了像合果芋的植物,淋浴在阳光下的清爽正适合开始一场悠闲的度假。

Have a short weekend trip to Langkawi Island for the blue sky, clear sea water, moment of peace and freedom. 48 hours is just 3 days 2 nights. We had taken morning flight to Langkawi Island and then settle our car rental which we had pre-book earlier. After that, we are heading to check-in at Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel.

Telaga Terrace Boutique Hotel is a small hotel with modern and traditional malay design. The room looks very elegant and clean. They also burn essential oil in their room before you check-in so that you can have a calm and pleasant stay. Their washroom is one of the highlight of the room. They are using natural light with plant as their main feature. You can take a shower under that sun with a nature feeling. This starts our free and easy Langkawi Island trip. 






Monday, 1 August 2016

FILL in the blank 空白格 | Take a Look Back on July 2016




Friday Inspiration: Hey, Pretty July

任明信〈钟情〉

一切,都停在这裡
靠窗的位置
午后平静
他说着不在雨天
出门的原因
然后雨落了下来

她在玻璃上
呵一口气
慢慢画了把小伞
说这次
这次别再弄丢了

一切都停在这裡






Monday, 25 July 2016

Black Kettle Penang (Beach Street, Georgetown)


Black Kettle Cafe Penang


Black Kettle Penang

下午若能遇上和煦的阳光,兜着车子找到一家环境舒适的咖啡馆,心情会无比飞扬,神采也会畅快奕奕。黑茶壶(Black Kettle)是一半烘培店,一半咖啡馆的经营方式。老屋的整体面积宽敞明亮,被切割成几种不同气氛的用餐坐位,可以随着心情找角落喝咖啡用餐度日。面包柜子整齐摆放,多样的烘培糕点相当吸引人,趁热尝了牛角包,外酥香内柔软,配着热茶更美味。

Sunday afternoon, we were strolling around to find a café to have a cup of coffee and some food. Black Kettle Penang is a half bakery half coffee shop. The entire space is huge where it is divided into different dining area with different concept in it. You just need to follow your mood and pick a spot that suit your mood. The bread and pastry is nicely place in each tray which is very appealing. We order a croissant which is very crispy outside and soft and chewy inside. Together with a cup of tea, it is a perfect combination.





Tuesday, 12 July 2016

高棉村庄的料理学习 | Siem Reap Village Tour and Cooking Class


Cambodia Cooking Class and Siem Reap Village Tour with Ox Cart


游览柬埔寨的其中一个行程是探访暹粒古代高棉村和学习当地料理。走一趟高棉村落和居民交流,并不能让你的旅行突然之间变得很有文化深度,但会拓展你的视野。我门只需看到彼此生活方式的差异,有不同的体会就足够了。对于新接触的人事物,内心产生的变化非常复杂微妙,重要的情感会一直埋藏在你记忆,等待来日某一情景被唤起。

One of the itineraries in our Siem Reap trip is to visit the traditional Khmer village and learn the local cuisine. By simply walk through the village and have some simple interaction with the villager will expand your perspective. We look through the difference between our living lifestyle and realize it is more than sufficient for us. There are a lot things going through our mind when we can across new things. This will be one of our memorable trips.





Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Editors' Picks: June Favorites 2016





JUNE FAVORITES 2016


Time flies...

It's July now and half year just gone without any notice. June is a busy month for us because is Lily and Darren birthday. We also had a short relaxing trip to Langkawi Island to enjoy the sun, beach and cocktail. And also the things that we won't forget is shopping!!! We shop a lot and this is our June favorites and we can’t wait to share it with you.

  1.  Navy Zig Zag Short Sleeve Revere Shirt | TOPMAN
  2.  Mouthwash | Aeosp
  3.  Multigroom series 5000 8-in-1 Beard & Hair trimmer | PHILIPS
  4.  'BOSS Bottled Night' Eau de Toilette | BOSS
  5.  Custom Design Birthday Cake | Cake by R&S  



Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Italian Restaurant | IL Bacaro, Campbell House Penang


IL Bacaro, Campbell House Penang


IL Bacaro Penang (Authentic Italian Restaurant)

部落队友丽莉生日,我们相约前往槟城Campbell House的意大利餐厅IL Bacaro用晚餐。从意式前菜小食开始,海鲜沙拉(Warm Seafood Salad)的食材丰富新鲜,适口开胃;香辣鲜虾(Spicy Prawns Diavola)的红色酱汁「Diavola」在意大利语有「恶魔」的意思,以辣椒与胡椒等多种香料调味,口味偏辣,搭配虾仁和蒜香烤面包,却非常浓郁可口。

接着进入主菜,蟹肉烩饭(Crab Meat Risotto) 味道浓郁多乳,加入高汤和芝士熬煮的意大利米粒(Arboria Rice)吸收了汤汁的精华,粒粒分明弹牙适口,蟹肉的鲜美,柠檬碎的清爽,升华了整体风味,多吃几口也不会感觉腻。脆皮黑披萨(Special INFERNO Black Pizza)有如其名,「火海地狱般」的外表和味道,相当重口味,腌制的橄榄的酸味最为明显,直叫人咬牙切齿,实在过瘾。

Every birthday celebration starts with a sumptuous meal. Don’t you agree?

In this special and memorable day, we decided to have a birthday dinner date with Lily at IL Bacaro Penang. Start with Italian appetizer, Warm Seafood Salad is quite unusual for us because we normally only have cold salad. Spicy Prawns Diavola really translates the meaning of the word “Diavola”. “Diavola” means devil in Italy. The sauce is spice, peppery and very fragrant. Together with fresh prawn and garlic bread, it is the perfect combination.

Our main course is Crab Meat Risotto which is very and flavorful. The Arboria rice is perfectly cooked and fully absorbs the broth and coated with creamy cheese. You can get pieces of crab meat in each bite. Chef added lemon peel into the risotto to make it fresh and non greasy. Special INFERNO black pizza is exactly like its name, a black color pizza. This pizza has a strong flavor. It is topped with olive which is sour in taste. It is not the usual pizza that you always had.