Hey hey! I just got nominated for the Infinity Dreams Award by Rona from teawithpolly. Actually, this was from about a month ago. I’ve been so busy but thank you so much!
I really enjoy doing these. They’re a breath of fresh air from my usual green tea posts haha.
Here are the rules for the Infinity Dreams Award:
- Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
- Tell us 5 facts about yourself.
- Answer the 5 questions that were set for you to answer.
- Nominate 5 bloggers and set questions for them.
- Notify your nominees and send them a link
Note: they were initially 11, but I’m going to continue teawithpolly’s trend and do 5.
Facts About Me
- Favourite number is 3.
- I’m the eldest of 3 sisters.
- I’m a free bird! I love being spontaneous and random and surprising people!
- I’ve only been camping once in my entire life. And that was to a study camp held by my school.
- I once lost $200 of my scholarship money on my phone bill because I went over my mobile data limit.
My answers to Rona’s Questions
- Where have you travelled? Where do you want to go next?
Places here and there in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.
Next place would be… hmmm Middle East! Didn’t see that one coming did you?
- Does your town/city require you to recycle? What kind of recycling system do you have in your house? (yeah, I’m looking for ideas ‘coz my system isn’t working)
I suppose so. But you don’t get fined if you don’t recycle. In Sydney, there are three types of bins: Red is for general waste, Yellow is for recycling and Green is for plant material.
- Why did the chicken cross the road?
To die and cross over to the ‘other side’.
- What did you learn from your first crush/ first love?
Imaginations can go way too far.
- What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now?
God knows really… hopefully not doing drugs.
5 Questions for my 5 Nominees
- Last movie you watched?
- What came first, the chicken or the egg?
- Favourite fictional character and why?
- What is a language you would like to learn?
- If you had your own reality tv series, do you think it’d be a successful one?
And now… for my nominees!
Love their stuff!
I treated my mum and aunt to some lunch the other day because I finally got a job. A casual retail one, that is. But still, a job! So I decided to treat them to The Sugar Hill Cafe!
I am impressed with the coffee, blueberry bagel and also the service I experienced at the store. I shall expand on those things later on in the post, but for now… my comments on the iced green tea latte.
It wasn’t an ice cream based ice latte. It was a latte with ice cubes in it. Or maybe I haven’t had many iced lattes in my life so I was under some wrong assumptions when ordering. But the lack of ice cream did not make it any less tasty. In fact, it was delicious! I loved the bitter matcha taste of the latte which was quite prominent! It had just the right amount of sweetness in it that didn’t make the bitterness so overpowering. The drink made me really happy. But I did get annoyed with how many ice cubes were in the mug because that meant less room for the drink.
The iced green tea latte was pretty pricey though. It was $6.50 but hey, much cheaper than the Boost Green Tea Mango Mantra I had the other day. As for everything else I ordered that day, I ordered a Blueberry Bagel which came with ricotta cheese and strawberries inside it.
Now, with the blueberry bagel, it’s not your average dodgy purple blueberry bagel where it’s been sitting in the cafe display for a couple of days waiting for someone to buy it. This bagel was brown and the blueberries still maintained it’s spherical shape within the dough. And just look at the brown, crunchy exterior! I admit it was a little difficult to cut through with knife and fork, so I had to eat it like a burger. Is that how bagels are meant to be eaten? I’ve no idea.
My mum and aunt ordered lattes and I didn’t have a sip but they really enjoyed it. In fact, they’ve visited this cafe with their friends numerous times before and love to come back. The people serving us were really friendly. And I got a free biscuit because my mum hash-tagged #thesugarhillcafe on instagram. Yep. My mum has her own instagram and I don’t. LOL.
The cafe in general was really nice. Had a good ambience but there’s something about the chairs and tables that weren’t very comfortable to sit on. It was very wobbly so whenever I tried to cut into my bagel, the table would shake and spill my beverage everywhere.
Overall, would definitely recommend this place.
I was waiting around in front of the cinema the other day. My movie (Boruto: Naruto the Movie) wasn’t to start in half an hour and I thought I’d buy myself a Boost drink from the booth nearby. I’ve been a big fan of Boost’s Green Tea Mango mantra but drinking that before watching the movie I’ve been waiting 6 MONTHS to come out was a BIG MISTAKE. Probably missed one of the most sentimental scenes of the Boruto movie 😥
Not sure what I was thinking, buying a drink that not only was I technically not allowed to bring into the cinema, but was a whopping $7.10!
Apart from being a pretty strong diuretic, you can’t go wrong with a green tea mango mantra.It’s very refreshing on a hot spring-summer day! I love the taste! It has this pleasant combination between sweet, sour and bitter. The green tea and mango go together really well. It’s inspired me to mix the two together when making desserts or when baking. But I must say, the mango flavour is the dominant taste, while the green tea is subtle.
One thing I am not so sure about is if it’s matcha that they used. The green tea taste was too strong to be from tea bags though. I hope they didn’t use artificial tastes! I didn’t see the process of them making the smoothie so I also can’t be sure if they are as healthy as they say they are. For all I know, they could’ve been using mango ice cream with sugars and all that stuff. I haven’t done much research into the company so I will leave it at that.
But upon inspection of the liquid, it looks green enough to have matcha in it right?
Even though it kinda ruined the movie for me, it didn’t stop me from ordering it again a couple of weeks later. Boost has so many drinks to choose from so when in indecisive doubtfulness, I always go for the green tea mango mantra.