Mia Hungry Long Time!

A lesson in posing (a barely food-related post)

So I have NOT been in the mood to write in this blog lately. I’ve been going through a little bit of a health issue. It’s nothing major, just a thyroid thing, and everything is pretty much under control but the medication I’m taking is affecting my appetite hard core. Like I’m not as hungry as I usually am. And that, babes, is a major tragedy.
Once I get this thing completely taken care of, then I should go back to being superhungrylongtime. Until then, blah-city! I do have a back log in posts and I’ll put those up eventually.

Anyways, earlier this week I visited a family that I used to work for. I used to work as a full time nanny for them and even though it’s been a few years since I quit, we have stayed extremely close. I love them, especially the kids, those lil’ monsters.

The little girl, let’s call her Munchkin, is a big ball of adorableness. Seriously, this girl is so damn cute. I take pictures of her constantly, and this afternoon was no exception. She loves it.

First, I try to get her to give me a normal beauty shot.

“Munchkin, give me a big ol’ gorgeous smile!”

“Stay still, damn it. Still!”

Of course she won’t stay still, that beautiful little brat.

“Mia! Let’s do funny face picture!”

“No! Pretty smile!”




“Let me see! Let me see!”

*I showed her the picture

“Okay now you do one too! FUNNY FACE MIA!”



“Mia that’s no funny picture! MORE FUNNY! Like me!”

“Okay, Munchkin.”

She looked at the picture.

Clearly disappointed, she said “Mia you’re bad. That’s no funny. You no funny!”
And with that she walked away.

Defeated, I bribed her with a cupcake. (see I told you this is barely food related)

Gosh, she is beautiful.
I watched her eat the cupcake in superhuman speed.

“Mia take more picture! I wanna do pretty smile picture now!”

“But, Munchkin, you have cupcake all over your face. Let me wipe it off first.”

“NO! Pretty smile picture now!”


She was right. It doesn’t get any more “pretty smile”-y than that.

This girl has my heart.

Hope ya’ll doing well.

Love and lots of pretty smiles,


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The Godmother of Sandwiches – Bay Cities in LA


Two posts in two days! I am ON FIRE!

Okay so remember I was telling you yesterday that I was sick? Well, I took a Nyquil at around 11 last night to help me with the cold and snifflyness galore and whatdayanow, 10 minutes later I was out cold! See, I usually don’t go to bed until around 2 or 3 in the morning. I know, bad girl, right? Raaeeeeeeght? For some reason, I just can’t go to bed any earlier than that (unless it’s the weekend and I’m BAZONKED on alcohol – passing out doesn’t count), even when I try really, really hard. But babes, I had a glorious 8 hours of sleep last night. And today? Whoah I was a super productive machine! I worked super hard at my day job, I worked super hard on my freelance gig (for four hours!), and now I’m bloggity blog blogging. So, Nyquil = OH HELLS YEAH.

Okay, I promise I won’t get addicted to Nyquil. My robotrippin’ days are behind me. Kidding! I never actually robotrip, but my friends did. Damn I’m lame.

Anyways, here’s the first (of plenty, trust me) food post from last week’s LA trip. Tonight, my sweet sweet friends, I will take you to Bay Cities Italian Deli and Bakery.

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Brekkin’ It at the San Francisco Westin St. Francis Hotel

Hello gorgeous! Happy Easter ya’ll. Hope you guys are enjoying this ridiculously amazing weather. Me? I’ve been sick as a dog these past few days. I had to miss out on the sunny days, the perfectly chilly nights, the martinis, mimosas, and today’s Easter feast. Bummer, I know. But hey, at least I finally ran out of excuses not to blog. I’ve finally uploaded a bunch of pictures and here we go, let’s look at food!

So I spent the majority of last week in good ol’ California. That’s right. Yours truly was pimpin’ it West coast style. What!
I was in San Francisco for a business trip (yes I have a day job) (no it’s not related to food) (SIGH) for three days. I’ve been to SF a few times before and this time I spent 99% of the time working. I originally wanted to check out some of the grub at SF’s Chinatown, supposedly AMAZING, but alas, I didn’t have the time. I did however, make up for the lack of outdoor foodgasms by having delicious room-service breakfasts on company dime. And who doesn’t like room-service? It’s the best thing ever! Having professionally made food delivered to you while you’re lying in a super plush king-sized gazillion-thread-count-sheet-ed bed? Aaaaah. I can feel my muscles relaxing as I’m typing this in. The only thing missing was a sexy bed companion to share the food with. But then again, if you have a sexy bed companion in said heavenly bed, who cares about food? (I do, I still do)

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welcome to my food blog. my name is mia. i’m a 30 year old food obsessed indonesian (jakarta born and raised, woot woot) who’s been living (happily) in brooklyn, new york, for the past eleven years. i am not a chef, nor a culinary writer. but i know what i love (read:food) and i’m here to share the love.

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