My Mocha Recipe

I only get to prepare and drink coffee during my rest days because it takes a lot of time to do. But I love the process of making coffee–french press, drip, or just simply adding milk in it. It’s fancy and a privilege–reminding me that life is beautiful. Coffee is always about mornings and new beginnings, which means hope. Or night-time and deadlines which means working for something that makes life better, which, again, means hope. Coffee ads are very effective in driving this message across. Coffee vlogs romanticize it even further–with the aesthetic mugs, kettle and how pretty the milk mixes with coffee. I am totally sold.

I don’t drink coffee every day of my rest days, just when I’m in the mood for it. Yesterday, I was in the mood so I boiled water in my “traditional” kettle (electric kettle doesn’t last on me), got a teaspoonful of the Starbucks instant coffee (medium roast but tastes like dark), with two sugars. I also used Uncle Tobys oat milk which I bought months ago. The result was surprisingly good. Oat milk is definitely worth the hype. I’ve tried lactose-free milk, soy milk, almond milk for my coffee, but so far, oat milk tastes the best among them. It makes the coffee tastes sweeter.

This morning, after going to get my booster COVID vaccine dose, I decided to do an iced coffee, using the same ingredients. However, as I was preparing the coffee powder and 3 teaspoonfuls of sugar while waiting for the water to boil, my eyes went to the box of Mork dark chocolate. I bought this a few months back, enjoyed it so much but for some reason (sheer laziness), I could never bring myself to prepare a hot chocolate. Here it was, staring at me, asking when I would use it again. Remembering the coffee vlog I watched yesterday about making mocha, I told myself, why not use it today. So I reached for it, add 3 teaspoonfuls of the dark chocolate powder into the mix, added hot water. Mix them all until dissolved then pour the mixture over my SB Christmas tumbler full of ice. And then I added oat milk to fill. The result was amazing! I love it. It is now going to be my mocha recipe.

More about the Mork chocolate powder, I bought this from Mork’s online shop. They are based in Melbourne. I first saw them on IG when my cousins posted how they drink the Mork chocolate. Mork created a buzz in Melbourne. Everyone loves a good show. I got curious. I wanted to try it for myself but whenever I go to Melbourne, no one is available to take me. I tried to go there on my own but I couldn’t find the actual store or their store was closed already (whenever I’d attempt to go) or it was closed on the day that I could go. Anyway, I did find another shop that used Mork for their hot choco. I ordered the 80% hot choco and it was too strong for me. I should have ordered a weaker one. It smelled so good though so I had to give it another shot. A few months ago, I googled if Mork has an online shop, it has so I had to order several boxes of the junior dark (50%) to give to friends and for personal consumption. FYI, I love hot chocolates more than I love coffee. It’s iced tea>dark hot chocolate>coffee for me. I did well with this purchase. It is how I expected it to be. The taste is on point. I’ve tried several hot choco and Mork is definitely one of the best ones.

The first time I tried oat milk, it was a disaster so I tried to stay away from it. However, during one of my grocery runs, I saw the Uncle Tobys oat milk on display. They look so appealing. Maybe it’s the brown-coloured oat milk font in flesh-coloured background that drew me to it, so I ended up buying it. It went straight on top of my fridge and stayed there for a few months until yesterday, when I finally decided to give oat milk another try. I’m glad I did. It was so good with coffee. Good thing as well, I felt fine after drinking it with my coffee so I guess oat milk is gonna be my staple milk for my coffee from now on.

So yeah, the point is, I’m really happy with my new discovery. 🙂


You only need enough push to build momentum. I thank the Lord for the gentle nudge along the way. I pray that He makes everything alright and that He gives us strength, courage and wisdom all throughout.

I had a conversation with someone a few weeks ago and I said to him, “…so it’s going to be normal again by next week then…”, then I added, “but maybe not for you!” And I laughed. Little did I know that it’s not gonna be normal again (on what we think is normal for us). Change is happening, and it is not by choice.

I wish I could say it is liberating. Until I am there, I wish I would be saying that. But for now, I am hoping for the best. I am going to do my best and I hope God will sustain me along the way.

It makes me think about my husband and if he regrets partnering with me. But a comfortable life will not really make you happy. A life full of compromise or settling down. I’d say it’s always better to follow your dreams, do everything you can to reach them and choose to be happy along the way. Know your worth and don’t settle for less. I am glad my husband is beginning to be on board with me.

Two Things

I bought Starbuck’s instant coffee—the medium roast because the medium roast is actually my favourite coffee that I can buy here. It is just a small tin but man, this is very expensive. I hope it is worth it. I haven’t tried this yet because it’s too pretty and too expensive that I couldn’t bring myself yet to open this and tbh, I kinda forgot that I actually bought it. I only remembered today while I was watching vlogs making coffee.

Also, I have been using my Iqunix M80 mechanical keyboard. I bought this because of the colour and also I want to have another clicky mech keeb that looks like a typewiter. This is the closest thing that isn’t that expensive compared to Qwerky S Writer. The keycaps of M80 are cat-head-shaped but for me it looks like typewriter keycaps. I also like that it comes with a dust cover. 🙂

I have been using this keyboard ever since. I like it a lot. It’s not RGB, it only has white light but there are several light patterns to choose from. Also, it can connect through bluetooth and cable. I thought it would also have the the 2.4ghz dongle. But it doesn’t.

This keyboard is also heavy, indicative of good quality. I don’t regret buying this keyboard. Moreover, Iqunix has given me some discount because I’ve left this on my cart for a few weeks and they kept reminding me about this cart and then one day they sent me an email with a discount code so I finally gave in and bought this one. But if I have waited til Black Friday, it would have been the same discount anyway. But at least I got mine early. 🙂