The more you know... about Double Wood and the blog

About this blog

Life often gives me surprises in some of the most unexpected ways. Say, the closest encounter with wild echidnas during a bushwalk to discovering a new café in your neighbourhood. Or getting amused by conspiracy theories from a conversation originally about actor Jim Carrey with friends at a casual café gathering, to being inspired by a sentence out of a library book as I sip coffee out of my old and only mug at home. You can say these are the trivia of any healthy adult person’s everyday life that is as significant as hashtags like “ootd” or “like4like.” But I happen to find the fun out of the mundane.

This is what this blog will be about: the interesting life revolving around our interesting contributors. We will write about ourselves, some may interest you, some may (hopefully) inspire you and some may give you a chuckle or two while some may be just related to you. And, yes, something about coffee here and there because coffee is life. And if you are reading this, you know that is true. This includes the coffee culture in Australia from our perspectives and some cool coffee brewing methods.

As for now, you may wonder “whose stories are we reading about?” so please allow me to introduce you to Sheila and Sabrina.

 

 

About the contributors

Sheila, a.k.a. my (seemingly un-) humble self, is a film enthusiast, caffeine addict, animal lover who’s currently fostering a seven-legged house spider and keeping four mice as pets, and maybe a soon-to-be conspiracy theories believer. Some say I have the “too much” gene but don’t we all? That being said, you’ll expect to see me get carried away and overexcited when I write about films, dogs, life, or simply…everything. Currently resides in Hobart, Tasmania.

Q & A
Which three words can describe you the best?
Theory of everything (ToE)
 
The ideal way to spend your Saturday?
On a good day, get up early, have a feast for brekkie, make some lunch wraps with hot salsa and hit the road for a short walk or hike. With terrible weather, sleep in, make coffee and start a film marathon.
 
The last film you watched?
Hidden Figures (2016)
 
What do you do during your spare times?
Google deep dive
 
How do you enjoy your coffee?
Whenever the coffee is good, there’s no way I can not enjoy it.
 
Which Double Wood Coffee Originals is your favourite?
The Night Market
 
Which café do you go when you’re not having Double Wood Coffee?
My local café Sash Coffee on Sandy Bay Road in Hobart.
 
What do you hope Double Wood Coffee can bring to people?
An alternative, a choice and a pleasure.

 

 

Sabrina, a.k.a. the big sister, a mum of two cutest kids and Dr Lin, is a coffee lover who loves to explore some of the best cafes and patisseries in Melbourne, Victoria. She is also passionate about food recipes and feeding the household to their greatest contentment. Having extensive background in early childhood education, she may be sharing some lovely stories and experiences with kids. Her love for home decors and products may also be a feature in them. I mean, coffee, food and story time, what makes a better read than that?

Q & A
Which three words can describe you the best?
Determined(stubborn?), dramatic and practical
 
The best way to spend your Saturday?
Ideally – sleep in, have a slow and nice breakfast with great coffee, go for a little day out with my family, take-away dinner (no chores!).
Reality - Saturday is my busiest day in a week – get up early for the kid’s weekend activities, go grocery shopping, teach in the afternoon and cook dinners.
 
The last film you watched?
I don’t remember when I watched the movie last time……it seems a long time ago…..maybe ‘Moana’ with my girl?!
                                                                                      
What do you do during your spare times?
Surfing the internet.
 
How do you enjoy your coffee?
No sugar, please. With milk for breaky.
 
Which Double Wood Coffee Originals is your favourite?
The Night Market
 
Which café do you go when you’re not having Double Wood Coffee?
Um……there is no ONE café I always visit. It depends on where I am, say, Newtown Speciality in Fitzroy; Proud Mary in Collingwood; Seven Seeds in Carlton; Shanklin in Hawthorn East, etc.
 
What do you hope Double Wood Coffee can bring to people?
High-quality and hassle-free coffee anytime, anywhere.

 

 

“Double Wood” Explained

“林” is a traditional Chinese character whose literal meaning translates to “the woods” in English. Pronounced “Lin”, it is also a common Chinese surname across Chinese-speaking regions around the world. What a happy coincidence that it is also the family surname of sisters Sabrina and Sheila. In formation, this character has two “木” (tree, wood), thus – Double Wood.


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