Address:Rue Favart Cafe東京都渋谷区恵比寿3-28-12
22 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
[Throwback September] On September 11, we had a belated National Holiday celebration for Singaporeans in Tokyo. 2 such events are organised annually and this one is the more “atas” one held in Imperial Hotel, Tokyo.
20 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
I met up a friend for a weekend lunch sometime back since both our husbands were working. Since we had an early lunch, it quite a perfect time to head over Henri Charpentier at 130pm since the crowd usually would come in at around 3pm.
Do you know that the main Ginza streets is a pedestrian’s heaven during weekends? No vehicles are allowed and the city would place tables and seats in the middle of the street for shoppers to take a break.
Address:HENRI CHARPENTIER東京都中央区銀座2-8-20 ヨネイビル １Ｆ・Ｂ１F
19 Oct 2014 1 Comment
There is a recent uptrend for furry cafes in Tokyo. After cats and rabbits cafe, we know have a few owl cafes sprouting around Tokyo. I visited Akiba Fukurou, the pioneer shop for this type of cafes in Akihabara
Just 5 minutes away from Akihabara, in a small alley, lie this small owl cafe shop. You have a to make a reservation in advance either online, or you can just pick up a time slot card in front of their shop. You can’t see what is going inside as they have all the curtains down. Each time slot has about 12 guests each time and 1 time slot is about 1 hour each. You pay 1500JPY for this hour where you can pet and take photos with the owls in the cafe. Even though, we say that it is a cafe but no food/drinks are served. You only get a bottle of mineral water in return.
15 minutes before your time slot, staff would come out to distribute the manner booklet for you to go through so you know what are the dos and don’t. Rule of thumb is never to place a smaller owl near the bigger ones as it would attack them. NO loud voice or screaming as it would agitate the owls.
Easier to take photos with the smaller sized ones but they get scared easier so they would keep pooing on your hands. How you know they are going to poo on your hands? You feel a gust of warm air on your hand, and oh no! Staff would provide you with wet tissues to wipe the shit off so don’t worry.
Link to cafe: http://akiba2960.com/
18 Oct 2014 1 Comment
My 3rd visit to this popular and wallet friendly chain which serves upscale food at public friendly prices. We arrived 1 hour before it opened on a weekday and since Akasaka is mainly comprising of offices, the crowd is much less in the afternoons. We were lucky to be offered the last table available as someone had cancelled their reservation. Yeah! This is the first time I get to sit down to eat here as most of the time they only have their standing tables available. We waited in a near Mcdonald’s until it was 11:25am, this was already the lunch time line for their 11:30 opening.
No doubt, always go for their limited dishes! Some of the more expensive menus are available on a limited basis and once sold out you cannot order it. So 1st things of course was their lobster pasta in tomato sauce (1680JPY)
Akasaka limited steak with a layer of grated radish. The meat was a little tough in my opinion. In a land of miniture food, the portion served by Orenofenchi is always huge so it would the place to go to if you go in a group.
Since this eatery is a French/Italian branch, they also offere pizza and pastas in their menus. This onsen egg cheese pizza is highly recommended. They served the half boiled eggs right up to you and mixed it up before cutting the pizza. IT was sooooooooooo GOOD!
Address:俺のフレンチ・イタリアン AKASAKA東京都港区赤坂3-10-1 対翠館ビル 1F
Next, we headed to this traditional dessert shop that originated from Kyoto for our dessert. They have a branch in Daimaru Tokyo Station. My Taiwan friends raved about how good the green tea desserts are.
Address:茶寮都路里 大丸東京店東京都千代田区丸の内1-9-1 大丸東京店 10F
There is a big mural of Hello Kitty at Tokyo Station. I guess by this time, the whole world would have know that Hello Kitty is not a cat but a girl? (laugh)
16 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
I visited in late August so it was a little warm as there was not much ventilation in this house but I think it would nice when the weather cools down for kimono fabric lovers where you can admire the kimono fabrices and accessories while you enjoy your tea.
15 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
A trip to Korea won’t be completed without stocking up your beauty products. I think I have much more self control now compared to how much I bought in the past. However, I am already keen to check out new stuff. Etude House hauls, pretty much love the Darling snail masks after my friend introduced it to me. The rest of the items were just random pick up just because I want to try it out.
My friend also raved about the Innisfree volanic pore mask so I decided to get one to try it out. 2 Chinese ladies was asking the sales lady to bring out whatever Innisfree second skin sheet masks that was available in the shop as they wanted a minimum of 100 pieces each. Upon hearing it, I grabbed a few pieces of it before it is all gone. It doesn’t come cheap, about 4500KRW per sheet but it is so thin that it really adheres to your skin like second skin. The quality of the sheet mask paper was almost the same as the Sulwhasoo’s innerise complete mask but at half the price of it so I figured it would be a good replacement buy compared to Sulwhasoo.
My Sulwhasoo haul, eversince I started my Sulwhasoo regime in April this year. There is no return back as the products are slightly cheaper compared to the more high end Japanese brands, plenty of free samples and I love anything Ginseng. This time I picked up the Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil which could easily remove waterproof eye make up too, Snowise EX Whitening Fluid, Essential Revitalizing Serum, Snowise_EX_Whitening_Spot_Serum, Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream (love the ginseng smell, but this is kinda rich so I would recommend it on older women so I bought this for my mum) and my favorite moisturizer from them, Renodigm_EX_Dual_Care_Cream
Same other HERA products, I really like their UV Mist cushion but it wasn’t too suitable for warm and humid weather. This trip, I managed to get their long stay version which was sold during summer. I felt this would be good for Singapore wear, can’t wait to try it out.