Pride, freedom, anger and empathy gather at the

Pride, freedom, anger and empathy gather at the dinner table.

“I find no happiness in my job. There is no end goal. People are stupid, and my work is not fulfilling.” says Anger.

Pride does what she does best – offering advice from the years of experience she’s clocked up.

Empathy knows that you can’t always take your definition and path to success and expect someone to conform to it, but remains quiet.

“You should do it my way,” Pride says, “but because it is noble to let you pursue your own happiness, I will let you.”

“But I don’t know what makes me happy,” Anger grunts.

Freedom wipes his upper lip, finishes the last bit of water, and makes his exit.

Empathy follows.

Meh

SIGH I’m having another bout of being annoyed with feeling lost. It’s been more than a year – I know, some people take years, and some people say, be patient… but it’s annoying! And the worst thing is, I don’t know how long this feeling is gonna last… and others around me seem to have found their footing in life, or at least know what they’re passionate about.

At this juncture, I’m pretty sure that dance is not going to be something I see myself pursuing as a career, so here’s a PSA; I’ll be cutting down on my classes at Celine Jessandra and only be teaching Girl’s Style on Friday nights, 8pm. As much as I enjoy teaching, I would like to spend more time honing other skills, trying other things, and taking others’ classes as well!

Geisha

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I must admit Geisha isn’t exactly the most good looking cafe there is out there. Tucked in a corner of Burlington Square, it looks more like a storage facility of coffee-related gadgets and – oh – hey, they serve coffee. That said, because there isn’t too much attention paid to the interior design of it all, the cafe does have a unique sort of charm. It probably seats about ten or so people. 2 small tables for 2, and a larger coffee table at the back that can probably seat 6 at best.

What draws us here is the availability of really exotic coffee, and a very passionate barista that hails from China. The owner himself sources for and roasts his own mix. He mentioned that his aim was to provide his customers with a 很舒服的感觉 – a very “comfortable” feeling when they drink his coffee. You can tell how serious he is with each cup he makes. The intensity’s all over his face, and eventually in the quality of the cuppa you get when he’s done with it.

Check out some of their specialities (which of course, come at a premium price):

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The first time I had a cuppa Geisha was actually at Toby’s and I was really surprised at the taste. The one here’s just as good. It tastes nothing at all like coffee, and more like – believe it or not – orange tea, due to its acidity. There’s also a tinge of honey and it’s very light. Very complex, very smooth, very enjoyable. Worth the $15 I paid for. (Geisha’s one of the most expensive cuppas around, but less well known as luwak).

The Geisha. Apparently this cup and saucer set costs about $100 – embellished with real silver.

Bob’s Cappuccino

Expresso on the house.

As you can tell, they use different cups – apparently the design of the cup can enhance the taste of coffee! And of course, it lends to the charm of the place.

Would recommend this place for a quiet cup of coffee to wind down after some intensive shopping at Sim Lim or Bugis Street. If you’re really into coffee you can try some of his exotic offerings as well 🙂

Geisha Speciality Coffee
175 Bencoolen Street
#01-55, Burlington Square
Singapore 189649

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 21:00
Sat – Sun: 13:00 – 21:00