Tag: coffee

Good morning,

Today I have to wake up extra earlier on this quiet Saturday morning, to work.

I went home very late last night also, from work.

While most of people still in their Lala-land, I have to drag my feet, to work.

If only I can do better thing such as dreaming or resting after whole week been drained, from work.

“Would you like Coffee or Tea?”

“I’d like to sleep no sugar, thank you”

Have you been in this kind of situation before? Dragging our half-asleep body out from our bed?

Any magic trick or formula to keep yourself motivated or energized before going to work?

I would like to hear any of those… quickly, before I fall asleep…

by flyingbeagle

What kind of breakfast usually you start your morning with?

Let me show you one of my favorite breakfast in the morning.

Started with two small slices of toasted bread with butter and kaya or sri kaya jam

Kaya is made from coconut milk,  eggs which are flavored by pandan leaf and sweetened with sugar.

If produced right, the flavor are rich and very fragrance.

Then continued with two soft-boiled eggs. You can add pepper, salt or soya sauce to enhanced the flavor.

And we closed with a cup of hot milk tea. I preferred tea over coffee in this.

How the coffee was made is similar with the tea.

In Singapore, condensed milk is the common ingredient used instead of fresh milk.

There! Ready to start my day! How about you? :)

by flyingbeagle

Time to start my morning ritual at the office, a hot cup of coffee (watered down double espresso), with a single tea spoon of sugar. One of the things I can’t live without. Ever since my first job as a creative, coffee has been part of my work life (I rarely drink coffee at home during the weekend). I even put my affinity of coffee somewhere in my resumé, and I guess it could be what landed me the job. My last boss was a coffee junkie, too, :). But before he departed from the company he took the espresso machine from the office (it was his to begin with). It was an Italian espresso machine, a Gaggia™, so I could understand it. Then, before we become coffee deprived, my office bought a Krups™, which is not Italian, but to my surprise, it makes better espresso. You can see on the second pic, how creamy the coffee is.

One of my favorites still life photo. The Krups™ in action. Using my long gone Canon 40D and EF 50mm f1.4. (click on image above to enlarge)

The final product, ready to be enjoyed.
Just a whiff of the coffee smell, and somehow for that brief moment, I forget whatever burden I have. It’s one of the little things in my life that can bring so much joy. To other people it could be exotic food (mango oh mango), a pint of Häagen-Dazs, an unfiltered cigarette, holding hands, snow fall on christmas morning, and many many more. It may seem too melodramatic, but as Jason Mraz say, ‘I love a little lift cause I’m an optimistic, In an altruistic way’ (from his song ‘Try try try’.)
by ingimg