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Inspired Dining...

My name is Phuong, and I am a Masterchef addict. 

I know I am a bit late on this bandwagon but Junior Masterchef and the first season of Masterchef (USA) is only now being shown on tv over here.  I now understand why Masterchef was such a hit in Oz and why there were daily articles about it on

It's compelling viewing.  I am not sure why... maybe it's because you are seeing ordinary people doing some pretty awesome things that you could probably do yourself (if you really tried) and you can relate to it a bit better unlike other reality shows e.g. Big Brother or Biggest Loser .

Anyhow, the Mr and I are celebrating the one year anniversary of our engagement this Sunday so I only thought it fitting to book us into Pizzeria Mozza, a restaurant recently opened in Singapore by Masterchef US judge, Joe Bastianich, and celebrity chef, Mario Batali.   The two have opened a number of acclaimed restaurants in the US and Joe also owns a few wineries in Italy.  We are massive fans of pizza so very excited to try it out! 


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Music memories

I have the office to myself this afternoon so I can ditch the headphones and am turning up the music.

I used to be really up to date with music, read music blogs and keep up with new songs, artists, go to gigs.. but this has sort of faded out in the last few years. These days I seem to rely a lot on Spotify and their playlists and recommendations which is great for busy people!

But this afternoon I am feeling a bit nostalgic so reminiscing and playing some songs played at our wedding back in 2010 which is bringing back some beautiful memories.  

Walking down the aisle:

 First dance:


Today I need to concentrate and write a briefing paper for my boss' boss.  Being in an open plan office it means putting on my headphones and turning on Spotify to listen to their Afternoon Acoustic playlist.  It's my go-to playlist and features this sweet little tune from John Mayer...

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