Aimé Pâtisserie, Shanghai (Take 2)

Remember this post where I wrote a bit about my purely coincidental visit to Aimé Pâtisserie in Shanghai? Well, I had the chance to revisit recently when I flew back to attend a wedding because we were around that area. I remember my previous review was quite positive with certain items but unfortunately for us, the most recent visit didn’t leave quite an impression for my boyfriend and I.

Given we tried their chocolate cakes, we thought we might give their non-chocolate variety a try and ordered the rose raspberry lychee cheesecake.

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Personal: just a little bit more……

It isn’t easy dealing with depression, and there are so many different types of depression. To be very honest, I am feeling a little low at the moment, and it’s been a couple of weeks for no apparent reason to be down, to not be my ‘normal’ self. Friends and family are around me are telling me to fight the negative feelings and thoughts, do the things that I would usually do if I wasn’t feeling this way, and I love them for being so supportive of me during this difficult time for myself, and also for them as well.

Everything I see behind the lens of depression is so bleak. There is less emotion and I am normally a very expressive person. I couldn’t think of any other ways to do other things to take things off my mind other than writing on this very website that I created initially to talk about cakes and chocolates.

Now I am afraid to do a lot of things, things that I usually can do with confidence or at least do without feeling like I lack any capabilities to do anything. It’s even worse when I compare myself with the less fortunate, and there are so many out there with more ‘tangible’ problems that they have to face and fight everyday (i.e. things you see on the news..)

My type of diagnosis is bipolar disorder at the moment, which involves swings of highs and lows with some normal moods in between. All my friends and family, I think I have shocked them in some ways, in my ‘up/mania’ stage where I was so confident and that I knew what I wanted to do and where I am heading. I don’t even know if I regret doing or saying any of the things during that time… maybe not. 

I know the ‘me’ is still in me somewhere….. I know it I just need to fight back. I know I will come back stronger. I know that, when I do fight back, I will be me again. The girl who’s a bit more confident when dealing with people and doing things, the girl who finds making and baking things therapeutic, and the girl who really enjoy writing on this website and sharing my thoughts on various random things. I know…….. 

Life 101: Shanghai (Online Shopping!)

Note: I was there from Feb 2014 – Jul 2014 (5 months), and Shanghai is a constantly developing and changing metropolitan city, so some things may not be relevant by the time you get there.

Now, I am not saying that I am a pro when it comes to online shopping in Shanghai, but I did my fair share of it while I was there for clothes and general household items. Shanghai is truly a city that is is made for online shopping.

Just a little shopping

Just a little shopping

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Black Star Pastry, Sydney

You know something is good when your best friend tells you that she brought her parents there and waited for a watermelon cake during their previous trip, and still was excited to go again. So we made sure Black Star Pastry was the final stop of #SydFoodAmazingRace. We also tried their chocolate caramel tart but I apologise for the lack of review as I have lost my notes on that item.

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake

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