CBT: Some cafes of Ho Chi Minh City

December 22, 2011

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For those of you in the know, Vietnam is actually the 2nd largest producer of coffee in the world, after Brazil. They mainly produce Robusta beans, which has a stronger, more robust (duh) flavour than Arabica, grows at lower altitude and contains about 50% more caffeine. Its resistance to disease, higher yield per tree and […]

Hoi An

December 21, 2011

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And so I am sitting here right now (yea, you could call this ‘live blogging’) in Hoi An, Vietnam at a cafe overlooking a street. I’m quite literally people-watching after a lunch of Vietnamese noodles, thinking random thoughts while waiting for my custom-made shoes to be ready. Hoi An, has Unesco World Heritage status. Which […]

Storyteller Food

December 18, 2011

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CBT: Toby’s Estate Coffee Degustation #001

December 14, 2011

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Attended Toby’s Estate Coffee Degustation session last evening. For those of you familiar, degustation in F&B terms kinda means to taste or to sample. And so we had a chance to sample 3 awesome coffees from Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala. All 3 coffees were the table toppers in the recent Cup of Excellence competition […]

Dr. Tan Lai Yong

November 9, 2011

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I finally got a chance to hear the inspirational Dr. Tan Lai Yong today. We need more people like that who are wise; and who live out their wisdom. Here are some materials online about him that I’ve gathered from Google. Yunnan-Singapore Doctor: Straits Times Feature on CNNGo Dr Tan as featured on CNA’s ‘Asians […]

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The old has gone, the new has come. 旧的不去,新的不来

October 29, 2011

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This post is merely an opinion piece of my observation on a societal trend. There is no intention of criticising any institution or corporate practice.  And so in an institution I am in contact with recently, I had heard that the auntie who helmed one of the stalls has to close down her tiny business […]