Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Comeback Post: Lunch at Shinji by Kanesaka

It was a long haitus since the last time I blogged. While I wasn't blogging, I had been to a few countries and done incorrigible damage to my wallet. Yes, the damn shopping. It did keep me incredibly busy, chasing after the rainbow, some said (more about chasing the rainbow part next time). Anyhow, I am back. Knowing that someone out there still willing to read my neglected blog, I was flattered.

So, the comeback post is gonna be about my favourite food, yes, Japanese food. Ever since Hub started The Sushi Bar, we have been having Japanese food, non-stop - literally. Well, to begin with, we are Japanese food lovers, since I am extremely a health conscious person - but not exactly radiation conscious as some pointed out. Stuffing sushi in my mouth is so my kind of thing to do.

During Z's birthday, I figured that we need a celebration. And hence we went to Shinji by Kanesaka for lunch. I have been wanting to try out Shinji for the longest time, especially it is a 2 michelin star restaurant in Japan.


The service was absolutely impeccable. Upon arrival at the Raffles Hotel branch, both of us were greeted by polite and friendly kimono-cladded Japanese waitstaff. The waitstaff even escorted me to the ladies room that was right across the restaurant. I also liked that they replaced my green tea whenever it got cold.
The sushi chef was very friendly too, he wore a smile on his face despite of rowdy customers at the other end of the sushi bar. He was also very thoughtful - the tiger prawn sushi was kinda long, he cut the sushi before serving it to me so I did not have to open my mouth too big to savor it.


Both of us each order a Tsuki set. The set came with 12 pieces of sushi, maki, and dessert. The food reminded me of my 1h 45minutes queue at the Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market for Sushi Dai. I am no food blogger and hence I would not delve much into the taste. However, I have to say that I like the tamago as it tasted like custard, very smooth and not too eggy. Sometimes the simplest food could be a difficult challenge to a chef.
I do have one teeny tiny disappointment though, that is the anago sushi. I still prefer the anago sushi from Sushi Dai - it was crispy on the outside and soft in the inside, it could melt in my mouth.

Nevertheless, everything was very fresh and definitely worth the money. All in all, Shinji is definitely the place to go if you want to get sushi that are closest to Japan.

I am going to try the omakase (no menu; menu is dictated by the chef) tomorrow night. Can't wait!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Korean Variety Shows

It was the time of the year again that I work from the China office. And it was also the time when the rest of the colleagues were taking siesta and I had time to blog.

I was hooked on to Korean talkshows airred by KBS. I have always like to watch "Happy Together" (해피투게더), Taxi, now, I have another favorite one, that is, "Moonlight Prince" (달빛프린스).

The theme of these korean talkshows are often realistic and yet hilarious. The hosts and the special guests are often comedians.

Happy Together 해피투게더
It is one of the most popular talkshows in Korea. I don't know why they don't broadcast this in Singapore. Anyway, the hosts and the guests will dressed as if they are in a sauna and the setting of the show is always in the sauna.

Moonlight Prince 달빛프린스
The format of the talkshow is unique. Just like a bookclub. The theme of the episodes depends on the book selected, ranging from adolescence to investment. The guests and the hosts will talk about their experiences based on the books. During the course of discussions, the hosts cracked jokes and the jokes were really funny and smart. The thing about Koreans is that their jokes were never low class, and I found myself laughing out loud most of the time because I could relate to their jokes, since the talkshow topics were often realistic and close to the heart.

Friday, March 22, 2013

I am still here!

My friend said I haven't been blogging. Having said that, it doesn't mean I stopped shopping.

I got my dream bag (in a few shades darker... Lol) on Valentine's Day. A memorable day indeed.

And a horsey companion too.

Also, a late reveal of my ultraviolet CDC in GHW. What a find!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Land of Smiles

It's been 10 yrs since I been to BKK. And this year, hub decided to celebrate my hatch day in the land of smiles.

No more Valentines' Day in Paris, birthday in Italy huh, for this year. Apparently, hub was sick of Europe.

Anyway, wherever it is-- I'm glad we are all safe and sound together. Leading life to the fullest.

Thanks hub for the trip--it is a great deal that a guy made an effort to plan and foot the bill for the trip. And he decided to let me travel in style. Yes, in style.

Oh, good luck started when I was shopping at H at airport. Bought a CDC almost immediately after I check-in.

Some pictures took onboard and at the lounge. I didn't walk around DFS for fear that I'll buy stuffs uncontrollably. LOL.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year Purchases

What's up with new year?

New year; new budget!

Christian Louboutin shoes and Hermes Jige!!! Whoooo!

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas to all!

Believe it or not... I still receive presents from my friends!

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Some Christmas Shopping at Hermes

Quite frankly speaking, I couldn't decide which of my purchases were my REAL Christmas present. Looool.

Is it the Club Birkin? The YSL tribute? The Arty Ring? Or...or... The Croc Collier De Chien!!!! Yes, it has to be my exotic CDC 💖💖💖.

Not forgetting my 2013 animal charm, snakey!

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Saturday, December 8, 2012


Yes, moving a inch away from the orange boxes, I embraced a couple of white boxes recently. But sigh, these things that lusted were not on sale. How can they be so cruel?

I present YSL Tribute and YSL Arty Ring.


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