Monthly Archive: October 2016

SJ50 Matsuri

For the first time, there was a considerably extensive matsuri (loosely translated as festival) celebrations in Singapore so of course, we had to attend. Even if it meant forsaking our cosy bed on a Sunday morning. The “SJ50 Matsuri” was a 2-day event to celebrate 50 years of Singapore-Japan friendship. Besides Japanese food and drinks, the...

Gunpla WIP

Gunpla 大好き

What is Gunpla? For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Gunpla is a portmanteau of “Gundam” and “plastic model”; in daily use, the term “gunpla” refers both to the model kits and the hobby of assembling and painting these kits. Gunpla and Me My own journey for gunpla began 20 years...

天津炒饭 @ 餃子の王将

Gyoza no Ohsho (餃子の王将): The star is the tenshin chahan [Updated]

Updated on 7 Dec 2016 Gyoza no Ohsho is a chain from Japan Gyoza no Ohsho (餃子の王将) is a Japanese chain that specialises in Chinese cuisine. There are more than 600 branches in Japan, majority of which are clustered in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka. In Singapore, there is 1 branch...

Immersing in Vintage: Brunches Cafe Part 2

This is a continuation from the earlier post, “Immersing in Vintage: Brunches Cafe Part 1“. Apart from the ambience, the delectable food is the other reason we frequent Brunches Cafe. The cafe serves all day breakfast, until 6 pm daily so if you are like us, craving for breakfast menu beyond morning hours,...

Immersing in Vintage: Brunches Cafe Part 1

We chanced upon Brunches Cafe en route to the MRT station one day. What’s special about this cafe is the Mini Cooper parked inside. Refurbished with sofa seats and a table, the vintage car is a popular seating option among the customers. Besides the Cooper, there are countless other vintage items in the cafe. Those which...

Art is Not for Me

Back in my schooling days, Art & Craft lessons had always been a dread for me. More than half the time, the focus was on “art” where the teacher asked students to draw your dream house/ future career/ favourite cartoon character and the like. I can’t really draw from imagination. (Ahem, not that...

Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe: Service Without Smile

My interest in Hello Kitty started with a set of Hello Kitty toys which I received as birthday present when I was five. Since then, I will subconsciously be on the lookout for the mouth-less Kitty. So you can imagine my excitement when news came that the first Hello Kitty Cafe will be opened in Singapore! Located at...

Into Moonmin Valley: Moonmin Bakery & Cafe

I’ve a weakness for all things cute so it is a wonder we did not visit the Moonmin Bakery & Cafe until our fourth trip to Tokyo, Japan. Prior to our trip, I read that the place is a favourite with locals so queuing is inevitable. Luckily we went on a weekday morning and...