The two lives of Lydia Bird – Book review

Novel by Josie Silver

Trigger warnings: death, loss, grief

Synopsis: Lydia and Freddie have been together for more than a decade. The wedding date is fixed, engagement is done and done, they have a beautiful house, a good circle of friends and family…everything is perfect. But on Lydia’s 28th birthday Freddie dies in a car accident.

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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 – A must read

By Cho Nam Joo 

Translated by Jamie Chang

These 163 pages were very heavy. I don’t have a reason why I picked this book but I am glad that I did. The book is set in South Korea but I’m sure a lot of women out there will relate to it inspite of the geographical differences. 

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Eggless Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

I wanted to bake cake last week and I had limited ingredients. Since I couldn’t order more ingredients, I decided to use what I had. This is my mom’s recipe. We’ve been baking eggless chocolate cake for ages and my dear friend Gwen helped us modify the recipe to make it moist and avoid cracks. So here we go – Eggless Chocolate Almond Cake:

How to bake eggless chocolate cake


  1. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 cup
  2. Milk Powder – 1/2 cup
  3. Ghee – 1/2 cup
  4. Sugar – 1/2 cup
  5. Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp
  7. Salt – a Pinch
  8. Milk – 1 and 1/4th cup
  9. Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup
  10. Almonds – As per your liking


  • Mix all the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add milk and keep mixing.
  • Grease your tin.
  • Pour the mix and leave it for 5 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated oven 180F for 20 -25 minutes.
  • Do the toothpick test to see if it comes out clean.
  • Cool and unmould.

If you bake it, tag me in your Instagram pictures ❤️

I binge-watched My Love From Another Star

Remember when I told you that I don’t binge-watch… that I savour each minute of each episode… well, that changed when I started watching My Love From Another Star.

Let’s say I keep on going for next episode and before I could realise, I was on episode 21 – the finale.

The drama is from 2013. Yes, it’s older than any other drama that I’ve watched. And honestly, Kim Soo Hyun looks very very young. I don’t have to say it out loud my actions show it all but let me still tell you that I loved it.

The song You are my destiny has been living in my head rent-free for a while now.

My Love From Another Star Trailer

Find cast of My Love From Another Star on Intagram

Kim Soo Hyun as Do Min Joon Instagram

He also played the lead in It’s okay not to be okay.

Jun Ji Hyun as Cheon Song Yi Instagram

Park Hae Jin as Lee Hee Kyung Instagram

Yoo In Na as Yoo Se Mi Instagram I am not sure if this is her official account though.

Shin Sung Rok as Lee Jae Kyung [Hee Kyung’s brother] Instagram

Ahn Jae Hyun Cheon as Yoon Jae [Song Yi’s younger brother] Instagram

Oh Sang Jin as Prosecutor Yoo Suk [Se Mi’s older brother] Instagram

Kim Kang Hyun as Yoon Bum [Song Yi’s manager] Instagram

Kim Bo Mi as Min Ah [Song Yi’s stylist] Instagram

Hong Jin Kyung as Hong Hye In / Hong Bok Ja [Song Yi’s high school classmate] Instagram

Lee Yi Kyung as Lee Shin [Jae Kyung’s secretary] Instagram

He has come a long way. Remember him from Welcome to waiki waiki? If haven’t watched that one. You need to.

Kim Hyun Soo as Cheon Song Yi [Young] / Seo Yi Hwa Instagram

Yoo In Young as Han Yoo Ra Instagram

Watch it for a good dose of romance, for stars and beautiful interiors and for some funny moments.

That’s all from me.

Currently I am watching Hometown Cha Cha Cha, Yumi’s cells, Doom at your service, Something in the rain. What about you?

Fight for my way – Lol a lil

Now this one is from 2017 but it is a good one.

A good mix of romance, action, comedy and drama.

I watched it because I saw a lot of the scenes in some of the edit videos on YouTube and because of Park Seo Joon 🙌

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Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok-joo – A fun watch

It is from 2016.

It has 16 episodes.

Each episode is approximately 60 minutes long.

Rated 15+.

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Encounter KDRama, I’m touched

After watching Reply 1988 I wanted to watch something else with that Bo Gum magic and so I went for Encounter. Or as some call it Boyfriend. I didn’t even watch the trailer for this one. I was sure it will be magical and I was right.

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Reply 1988 – The best Reply :)

“The year was 1988, a time when it was chilly, but our hearts were fiery, a time when we didn’t have much but people’s hearts were warm.”
– Sung Deok Sun

This one is not a love story and that’s what I love about it. Watching Reply 1988 was like time travel. I went back to my childhood days when people had enough time to socialise, eat together and have fun! If you’ve lived on a lane with a lot of friends around, this one will hit you at all the right spots.

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It’s okay to not be okay – It’s different, a good different

I looked at the title and the description a couple of times before deciding to watch this one. Why? Because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch it. But I am glad that I did. The storyline is strong, the dialogues are good and it definitely looks like a well-researched series.

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Law school, suspense, drama, fun

I am crazy or I am crazy?

I have been watching KDramas back to back and I just cannot get enough of them.

So, law school was a little different. It was full of suspense and thrill and suits 🙂 Also, some fun moments.

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