The Tiny Elephant

I love this neighborhood that I had been exploring in the past week. It is in the Montclair, New Jersey area near the Watchung Avenue NJ Transit Station. There are so many shops around–such as the Italian Butcher Shop, Rosario’s, and The Pie Shop. The latter is my favorite–The Pie Shop sells British food items and…

Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

My husband and I just finished watching this beautiful German movie, Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)–directed and written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The story takes place in East Berlin in 1984. A writer and his girlfriend were under surveillance by this agent of the secret police. I had initially perceived, HGW,…

Cha-An: My Favorite Japanese Tea House in NYC

When work got tough and stressful and my co-worker friends and I needed to bitch about it in style–over dessert, tea, and a glass of delicious sake mojito, we go to Cha-An. A Japanese tea house located in the St. Marks area. It was our favorite, and the sake mojito became our favorite drink. Unfortunately, Cha-An…

Bareburger @ Astoria, NY

Whenever I crave for burgers, I think about Shake Shack or Bareburger. The latter is my favorite–I have been to four Bareburger joints in New York City but the best one that I had been to is the one located at 33-21 31st Avenue, Astoria. I would order my usual, the Habanero Express with medium-rare elk…