Don’t care what people say

Just follow your own way

Don’t give up and use the chance

To return to innocence

– Enigma


A Can of Introverted Worms


We often speak of “comfort zone” like it’s a can of worms, not to be opened. But like the seductive qualities of chocolate, the pleasures that it bestows upon us can be really gratifying. At least to an introvert like me.

The rise of the Extrovert Ideal (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain) seemed to spell out a set of rules that have us believe we have to conform to in order to be popular and well-accepted. These ideals tie in favourably with the ideological beacon that guides our life, companionship.

Make no mistake. Introverts lust for companionship as much as extroverts do. However, the roadmap in which such intimacy is achieved cannot be more different between the two.

Unlike our boisterous counterparts who thrive in elaborate shindigs, introverts may exhibit a cold detachment towards such events. But in fact, we just want to slide under our blanket of comfort, revel in silent reverie, to recharge.

Susan Cain said it best. “Love is essential; gregariousness is optional. One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of business cards”. So excuse me while I sever the cord that connects my consciousness to the hustle and bustle of the noisy world.

The Experiment

I had my Yashica Electro 35 GSN for the longest time and I am not proud to confess that I have not done justice to it. It was always there, in my dry cabinet, unmolested.

Fast forward many moons, I was invited to a wedding reception of the brilliant Jake and Leanne, which offered the perfect platform for me to experiment on film photography. Lomography has always been compelling and I am a sucker for such whimsical images. That being said, I popped in my X-Pro slide 200 and hoped for the best.

Of course, there is nothing experimental about this big event and this post would have been too selfish if I hadn’t touch upon the good man, Jake. To put it simply, college was made much easier with his presence, in every possible aspect imaginable. No, I am not a freeloader.

Here’s to the happy couple!

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d’Good Cafe

D'Good Cafe (1 of 1)


It’s always beautiful when two awesome things collide. It’s all the more beautiful when these two things are Holland Village and Brunch. Or is it?

The rustic charms of Holland V seemed to have rubbed onto D’Good Cafe. While the interior was devoid of walking space, I have to go credit where it’s due. The place was an eclectic blend of fun and nostalgia, with two prominent swings anchored on faux grass patches overlooking the busy streets.

D’Good Cafe promises to bring a new coffee experience. Their tag-line “Blend and brew the way you like it”. I have to confess I wasn’t too adventurous or keen to create my own coffee blend and decidedly went for the tried and tested Cappuccino and Affogato. After taking a few swigs at the Affogato, it left me wanting for more. Each sip allowed my taste buds to explore and sieve through the various aromas infused in the beverage.

The Cafe offers a huge range of selection, ranging from all day breakfast to sweets. My All English Breakfast ($16.50) was substantial but lacked the punch that brings it to the next level. As for E’s Eggs Benedict ($13.50), it could have seen better days. My major complaint being the less than generous serving of Hollandaise sauce drizzled on the poached eggs.

Seats are few and far between at the Cafe and placing your orders by yourself, along a hot and crowded bar can be frustrating.



d’Good Cafe

273 Holland Avenue #02-01/02 Singapore 278992
Tel: 6219 9807

Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday: 10am to 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am to 11pm