This weekend was quiet but lovely. Mitch came to visit me (and was stopped by immigration on his way back to Singapore!) and we spent a couple days cooking, eating, and pairing wine, beer, and cocktails with our food. We also had a FaceTime chat with three of our friends from home, which was a lot fun. It’s so strange to me that I was actually home just over a week ago.
We also finally found an independent coffee shop in Seremban! This is very exciting because coffee culture is one of the things that I look for in new places. Bros Cafe has the brick-and-wood industrial feel that I love, complete with lightbulbs strung from the high ceilings. This time, the lightbulbs are enclosed in French press coffee makers! It’s really neat. Bros serves coffee, juice, Korean coffee beverages, and Korean desserts. There’s free water, too, which is a huge plus and a rare find. Another rare find, which Bros Cafe also has, is a clean bathroom! Mitch and I knew we’d made a good find when our coffee came to us presented like this:
Mitch and I went to Bros Cafe twice this weekend. When we walked in today, the barista recognized us and gave us a coffee card with four stamps filled in. “Two from yesterday,” she told us.
Coffee cultureis one of the things I’ve been missing terribly and now I’ve found a hipster cafe in little Seremban. Score!
It rained a lot this weekend, and not just in the afternoon! We had rain during the day and thunderstorms at night, too. This is the hot season and I’m told that the 4pm rain is still normal, but it seems that we’ve had quite a lot other than that. Anyway, we were rewarded for our patience with the weather by a beautiful sunset . . .
. . . and a stunning rainbow!
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Have a great week ahead!
We’ve been having a ton of rain lately, which is good because Malaysia was in a drought last year but also bad because the dry season should have stated about 6 weeks ago. Meanwhile, it’s the end of March and still snowing back at home. Climate change, anyone?
It rained on our entire drive to Melaka on Saturday, but Mitch and I were rewarded for our perseverance in my Kancil by a beautiful sunset.
Mitch and I spent Saturday night wandering down Jonker Street and through Melaka’s night market eating satay and sweets and browsing shops and stands. We also stopped for a real meal and affordable cocktails at the delicious, vegetarian-friendly Geographér Café.
I’ve been doing a lot of Duolingo French lately, just for fun and for practice. I honestly miss taking classes and learning new things.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you some photos from the past week (mainly weekend). Enjoy!
Having a balcony has been a great improvement in my lifestyle. Leisurely morning cups of coffee and phone conversations with my mum put me in a clam, centered place to begin the day.
Things like relaxing morning and the unexpectedness of the two photos below help me remember to keep sight of the little things in life:
Along with having a lovely visit with Mitch’s mum in Singapore, I spent some time exploring the Tanjong Pagar neighborhood, which is probably my favorite. It’s full of small businesses, coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, Korean bars, boutiques selling wedding attire, an amazing bookstore, and numerous asset managers.
Take a close look at the pillar on the right
View from the 17th floor
The wall of a cafe
I didn’t do a good job with this picture, but you can see the uniqueness of the old buildings
Merci pour votre temps!
Photos, travels, musings, and ideas on education by a twenty-something teacher trying to make the world a better and more peaceful place