Monthly Archive: December 2016

Lavender Bloom in Summer

Furano in Summer: Where Flowers Abound

Furano in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture is a popular tourist destination. It is famous for its gorgeous blooms in summer. I am a flower lover, so a visit to Furano was a MUST-DO when we were on holiday in Hokkaido this summer. Getting to Furano Our plan was to take the Furano...

pumpkin rice

Mom, the Great Homemaker

In the past, I couldn’t comprehend why Mom declined to go out when the weather was fair. Or why she tended to overestimate time, like when it was only four in the afternoon but she would exclaim she needed to prepare for dinner. Now that I had a taste of...

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016 Cosplay

Anime Festival Asia SG 2016 Day 3 Cosplay

AFASG2016 Cosplay These are some of the cosplay from day 3 of the AFA. Personally, while I don’t really follow the scene, I can see that the standard of cosplay locally is improving year-by-year (comparing this year to, say, 2009). The event grew a lot too; there were cosplayers from other countries...

Johan Paris: A Taste of Christmas

The Ginza chocolate bread and signature yuzu bread from Johan Paris (ジョアン) have always been our favourites. In particular, the chocolate bread is best eaten fresh from the oven, with the unexpectedly thick chocolate aroma filling your nose with each bite of the warm bread. With Christmas around the corner,  Johan...