• Television

    What’s On My Netflix? // 02

    Whew! It’s been a while. Between having a sh*t time at work, sore throats and just general laziness, I have yet again neglected this blog. This year started off well, but I unexpectedly took some time off – perhaps it’s what I subconsciously needed before I started pushing out content that wasn’t that great. Anyway, I’ve been watching a lot on Netflix recently and thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been watching. Jane the Virgin Gina Rodriguez is hella problematic in real life (see here), but Jane the Virgin has always had a place in my heart and I’ve continued watching it for her character and not for…

  • The Foodie Interviews

    Interview with a Fellow Foodie // 01

    When I was coming up with my blogging plan for the year, I decided I wanted to start a new series in relation to food. I thought it’d be a fun idea to reach out to a few of my foodie friends and interview them! The first interview in the series is with the lovely Tara of aigoo.me. I was fortunate enough to meet and hang out with Tara when she visited London back in March. With a shared love of food, it was seemed silly for me not to reach out to her and ask her a couple of questions! I saw that you tried making your own bread…

  • Lifestyle

    My Bullet Journal Journey

    I’ve been wanting to write about my bullet journal journey for a while, but I thought let me wait a bit so I have enough pages to show you guys. A lot of it is just winging it because I didn’t have a set way I wanted my journal to be when I first started. I still don’t and every week I choose to change my weekly layout, which has been a lot of fun! Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Tools I use: Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Medium…

  • Life Lately

    Life Lately 7

    I think I’ll be doing a Life Lately every month as my monthly roundup because they’re a fun way for me to go over highlights of the last month or so! This one will be slightly longer than usual because I missed out on posting last week, so bear with me. Also, there are a lot of photos in this one and I bang on about food a lot – nothing new there, to be honest. In very exciting news, I met up with Tara when she came to London and it was so much fun. She is such a sweetheart and even brought me loads of snacks from South…

  • The Food Diaries

    Where To Eat in… New York City

    I think New York will always be my favourite place to write about when it comes to food. There are so many places to eat and honestly, I need to get my butt back there ASAP. Here’s my guide to where to eat in New York City! If you have any suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments. 😋 Ichiran 374 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 | 132 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001 Nothing quite beats ramen on a cold, wintery day. If you’re looking for some good tonkotsu ramen then Ichiran is the way to go. Boasting solo dining, you can enjoy your ramen in…

  • Europe,  Travel

    A Guide to Amsterdam

    Being stuck in bed after you’ve just come back from holiday would, for the most part, be a delight for me – except when I’ve come down with a stomach bug. Throwing up on an empty stomach is not the one. I was meant to have this Amsterdam post up basically a couple of days after I came back, but alas – cold sweats, back pains and various other ailments prevented me from doing so. Anyway, moving on from my failing body… We chose the perfect time to go to Amsterdam because the weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. I love Amsterdam – there is so much…

  • Travel

    How to Be a Tourist in Your City

    As much as I love travelling there are moments where I have to remember to be realistic. I would love to just pack up my job and go travelling around the world (as I’ve mentioned numerous times), but financially that isn’t possible for me, just yet. Yes, there are many many articles on the Internet about how you can quit your job and go travelling and earn along the way, but I don’t think I could do it just like that. Maybe that’s just me being a chicken, who knows? I have a whole future ahead of me, so I’d rather take it day by day. Despite all of this,…

  • Travel

    How to Survive Long Haul Flights

    I’ve become so used to long haul flights, especially since my mother hails from a country that is a 14-hour journey from where I live (that’s via Philippine Airlines, it’s a lot longer if you fly Emirates or Singapore Airlines due to stopovers). Maybe that’s why I can sleep on these kinds of flights because I’m so used to them? Who knows. To be honest, I can sleep anywhere. Bus, train, car – as soon as we are in transit, my eyes are already closed and I’m snoring away. The first time I went to Amsterdam, I fell asleep before take off and woke up when we were landing. 😂 But,…

  • Recipes

    Jambalaya with SimplyCook

    I always seem to write about eating out but I never talk about my second love when it comes to food – cooking! Just like writing, cooking for me is very therapeutic and I find so much joy in chopping, stirring and taste testing. Especially the taste testing. 😉 I’ve been trying out new recipes recently, especially with my meal prep. I look forward to the end of the week and trying out a new recipe. My kitchen is always smelling good every week! On the hunt to try something new, I remembered that I had a SimplyCook account and I thought, “Let me give them another go!” SimplyCook is a recipe…

  • My Writing

    Writing Prompt #57

    Back when I went to visit my cousin in Seattle, I had some free time on my hands one day and where did I end up? Barnes & Noble. (Don’t worry, nobody laughed at me for getting diarrhoea) I stumbled across a writing prompts book which I vowed to use every day and low & behold, in total Chynna style… I did not. Nevertheless, the times I did pick it up, it created short bursts of inspiration and so here is what I’ll leave you with when I decided to go for writing prompt #57. Enjoy! This snippet was written in 2017. Unless otherwise stated, the writings published within this website…