Kk decided to go to Johor this week. Firstly to help his brother with the lightings they bought from Johor and secondly to buy the Olive Oil pills. Singapore do sell it but at a higher price.
Initially was to go there on Saturday but because his stupid client representative, he came home very late. Poor hubby working to 11pm on a Saturday. Since he proposed to go himself, we still went on going despite him being exhausted. We drove there and had our favourite Ba Ku Teh at Shun Fa Ba Ku Teh.
Detail of the place
Shop Name: 顺发肉骨茶
Address: Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sentosa
Operating Hours: Open daily – 8.30am-9pm (Closed at Monday)
GPS: N01°29.428′ E103°46.077′
I did not take photos of the Ba Kut Teh as I was too hungry then. I went to search all my photos and to my horror, I discovered that I have never take photos of their food before. Therefore, I will do a blog entry on them next time I go there but the Ba Kut Teh here taste fantastic and no where can I find it from Singapore yet.
Next, we went to Ah Kun’s (3rd Brother) place to slack… 2nd Brother lights is at his 3rd brother house as there are quite many of them as it is impossible for 2nd brother to bring back them himself.
My Kk is still exhausted from his late night.
Then we went to have our lunch with dinner since we had our brutch at about 11am so by 4pm, we are hungry. We went to Han BBQ.
Detail of the place
Shop Name: Han Korea BBQ
Address: 76, Jalan Molek 1/28, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru, 81100
Mon – Wed: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
GPS: 1.5283957° (Latitude), 103.7891789° (Longitude)
The food we had there.
I will blog more about this shop in another entry. But the food there is not bad and quite cheap especially after converting to SGD.
We went back to Singapore. Initially I wanted to watch movie at JB but bec Kk’s brother got a dinner appointment in Singapore so we went back. Before going back, we went to Caring (Pharmacy) to get Kk’s Olive Oil Pills. Apparently, u can ask discount from the staff there but this time they decided to make us join their member. Since I foresee Kk will be buying the pills from here whenever he go JB.
We went back and watch Taken 2! It was just an average movie. I was slightly disappointed by it. On the whole it was great but some parts is just illogical. Seriously, I would really want such a handsome father but not a secret agent father. This movie increase the role of her daughter.
The part that I love is how his father can guess where he is just by listening to the ticking of the watch and her daughter throwing grenade to let his dad know where is he. But I hate the last part whereby the chief of the bad guys did not have anything to protect himself!! How can it be?? Too illogicial lah. At least a knife as a weapon la…
I decided to blog about this show. I did not actually watch it on TV but I watched it on xinmsn. I really love Japanese culture and fashion so watching me bring some “touched” emotion because seriously, I think Singapore now is getting a bit too Korean. (There is no wrong with Korean stuff but I just love Japanese stuff more. :P)
Host of this episode:
Joanna Peh – Host
Nicole Ishida – Model (BEAMS section)
Anri Okamoto (Shiseido and old shop)
Chihiro Oide (Special cheese shop)
First brand they recommend is BEAMS. I did a research on this brand and below are some of the details of this brand:
Beams is established in 1976 and headed by CEO and President Yo Shitara, Beams maintains to be the pioneer of the fashion industry in Japan.
Beams is a brand of Japanese clothing and a chain of Japanese clothing stores that carry Breams brand as well as other clothing brands.
Beams clothing, found in company stores, is part of a mini fashion chain which has recently grown to department store status with outlets now scattering all over Japan. Some of the Beams department stores span over 7 floors with hundreds of products such as interior goods, furniture, galleries, clothing, shoes, and accessories.
The types of clothing offered under the Beams brand include wardrobe classics, shoes, bags, accessories, men’s and women’s casual, along with custom tailored pieces. The logos and artwork are often characterized as abstract or cartoon in nature giving a fun twist to upscale clothing. Far from following a prescribed patter of prestige, they set their standards to best serve the ever changing styles of life for new generations of Japanese consumers. Popularity of Beams clothing has been driven by the outstanding quality received at a reasonable price.
In May of 2005 Beams began developing its operations abroad. They first opened up a store in Hong Kong initially beginning as a ladies’ clothing shop. Since 2006, Beams stores have expanded to several locations in New York, London, and Paris.
In 2006, Beams celebrated its 30th Anniversary in Japan with special promotions, limited edition clothing items, and advertising campaigns.
Above taken from: http://www.virtualjapan.com/wiki/Beams
I must admit that this brand is not a common brand found in the Vivi/Mina/Popteen magazine. If I am not wrong, I did see this brand from Nonon which I rarely buy. Their clothing is simple yet they add small details to make it look attractive and stylish.
This is actual a plain long top but after adding studs (seems the in thing this season from the magazine I read) and the demin on the sleeves. Looks special, right?
Next is the dress Nicole chosen for Joanna. A simple prints but because of the soft-ness of this material (and Joanna’s good figure) it looks great on her. I too liked the ribbon details on the bust area.
The full view on the dress and the co-ordination. Though it will be hard to see boots coordination in Singapore, but I think Singaporean should really try this look.
The set that Joanna wore at the end of the show
I like this part of the top. (Not to forget this salmon peach colour too)
Next, the show did a very summarised report on TGC which is also known as Toyko Girls Collection. This TGC is for the 2012 S/S at Nagoya. It is reported that 35,000 people was there for the event.First model to walk on stage is Nozomi Sasaki for Urban Research. (You can see the video here). It is reported that Black is the colour for next year S/S in terms of Japanese fashion is concern. Black can be mix in between to create a stylish feel.
The brands that participate in the TGC 12 Nagoya:
5351POUR LES FEMMES
GRACE CONTINENTALTHE BANQUET
N.Natural Beauty Basic *
I have summarized some main brands that you can see in the magazine, my favourite 2 brands Liz Lisa and Cecil McBee.
Liz Lisa X Tsubasa Masuwaka (Bunny ears)
Cecil McBee has Rola. This is one brand I would really hope to see in Singapore.
Next, Anri Okamoto introdouced Shiseido Ginza. It is opened in 2011. It is like a full shiseido product showroom and testing place. As we know Shiseido has lots of brand under its wing like Shiseido, Majorica Majorca, Maquillage, Integrate , ZA and many more so having all the products under the same building is sure a clever idea. Anywa, the first floor is beauty square which consist of all the makeup brand under its branch. (The Majorica Majorca has a magical house in there.) Second Floor is for skincare and they have also a hair saloon. Third Floor beauty parlor where they have specialist to analysis your skin and recommend the colour suitable for you.
Details of the place
Address: 7-8-10 〒 104-0061 Tokyo Ginza, Chuo-ku,
Tel No: 03-3571-7735
Opening hours: 11:00 to 20:00
Direction from Metro:
About 7 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station
5-minute walk from Shimbashi Station, Tokyo Metro JR ·
Next, Chihiro Oide introduce a special cheese shop. It is so call the taste you cannot find in Tokyo. It sure looks delicious
Image taken from their official website
Details of the place
〒150-0047 東京都渋谷区神山町5-8 1F
5-8 1F Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 〒 150-0047
Opening hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (except for Japan Public Holiday and Sunday)
Direction from Metro:
(1) 6 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Yoyogi Park, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
(2) 10 minutes walk from Shibuya station
Next, Akibahara’s maid cafe (@home cafe) is recommended as they got co-operate with Japanese talented designed, Keita Maruyama to do the design of the maid uniform.
The maid dress is indeed extremely cute. nice puffy sleeves, white apron on top on their dress and the lace at their sleeves and the kawaii big ribbon behind. I do like it but I doubt I am able to wear them. I don’t think there is a XL maid right?
Image taken from their official website
Details of the place
Address: Click here as there are a few shop
Next, Anri Okamoto recommends the old shop in Japan. They will be recommending the 321 year’s Sasanoyuki ~Negishi~. Their famous dish is the soft tofu. They are loved by Shiki Masaoka and Soseki Natsume. They placed high emphasis on the water, soya beans and gypsum water which are the key ingredient of making tofu. They come with set too, you can order Asagao Gozen (2,600yen). In addition, another dish to try will be Ankake Tofu. (It comes in 2 bowl because it is so delicious that the royal family ordered a second bowl after finishing the first bowl)
The end part is where Joanna wore the set recommend by the stylist from BEAMS as featured earlier in my blog.
Image taken from their facebook. (As I was drafting this entry while waiting for Kk last Monday)
I don’t think I should blog this entry since I am supposed to be dieting and ice cream is sure a no no but I decided to blog it because it is just too delicious. Kk who is not a fan of dessert love their ice cream too.
I always try to resist their ice cream while walking past their shop at sunshine plaza along Bencoolen Street. (You can’t blame me because I am slimming) It is like so hard especially if they happen to have my salted butter-scout ice cream.
I don’t really know the bosses of the shop but apparently they are sick of desk bound job and venturing into the ice cream business without knowing how to even cook before doing this. They are really 3 very interesting people, they have an unconventional blog here. I have give them thumbs up for their hard work and creativity so if you passed by there, do give them a try. I think they also have alcoholic ice cream but I have yet to try before.
This is my first try. 2 scope of ice cream (salted butter-scout ice cream+dark chocolate)
I totally in love with the salted butter-scout ice cream because I really love salty stuff and this ice cream really bring out the special unique taste of butter-scout without any funny taste. However, the chocolate ice-cream seems to be less tasty when eaten together because I find that the butter-scout flavour seems to cover its gentle dark chocolate taste.
This is my second try. 2 scope of ice cream (red velvet cake+oreo cream ice cream)
I was sad when I did not see my favourite salted butter-scout ice cream. The red velvet cake is a limited edition favour, it is unique and feels more like eating a smooth texture cake than ice cream and the oreo cream is confirm my 2nd favourite favour of this ice cream shop. It is creamy without having the disgusting feel when u eat creamy things and yet it has some oreo biscuit bits. I assure you it is not those normal cookie and cream type of ice cream where the taste is so artificial. I ate with Kk this time round and he loves it too.
My 3rd try (Gula Pandan+salted butter-scout ice cream)
I ate this last Monday while waiting for Kk to finish his meeting. I wanted to get the oreo cream with salted butter-scout ice cream but I figure out it will be too fattening for me. The Gula Pandan is a mixture of melon and pandan cake. You did not hear me wrong, it is pandan cake!! Who would ever thing of adding pandan cake to ice cream? But it taste quite nice. The pandan cake they use also seems to be of a better quality type because the colour of the cake is less green.
I shall give them ★★★★★ for their awesome ice cream but maybe a small advise is they could recommend the ice cream and make the testing of ice cream be more comfortable. Other than that they are just the prefect dessert shop I recommend.
Being a really innovative shop, they also have their QR code which will directly link you to their facebook page.
Eating Hagen Daz or Anderson Ice Cream is too common? Try them, they will rock your taste buds and don’t be afraid to try their unique favoured ice cream, it still taste very nice with those unconventional ingredients.
PS: I am not paid or invited to do this review but they are just too great not to blog about them. Though it is not easily accessible to many people but they are definitely worth your effort to try them