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Hearty & Homely Hakata-style dishes – the Torikin Dining Experience

Singaporeans love to eat; that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

3 kinds of foods that Singaporeans also generally love are hot pots, barbeques, and Japanese cuisine.

So imagine our surprise when we were told that Torikin serves all 3 at once! Surely, this was too good to be true?

01In we go!

With much anticipation, we paid them a visit – what did we find?

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Hearty & Homely Hakata-style dishes – the Torikin Dining Experience

Singaporeans love to eat; that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

3 kinds of foods that Singaporeans also generally love are hot pots, barbeques, and Japanese cuisine.

So imagine our surprise when we were told that Torikin serves all 3 at once! Surely, this was too good to be true?

01In we go!

With much anticipation, we paid them a visit – what did we find?

Continue reading “Hearty & Homely Hakata-style dishes – the Torikin Dining Experience”

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When classic villains return – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Review

If you’ve got even the slightest bit of knowledge on anime, manga, or Japanese pop-culture in general, then the name of Dragon Ball Z (also affectionately known as DBZ to many fans) will no doubt be familiar.

Having prevailed for so many years and possessing such a rich history and immense amount of lore, deciding what the ‘best’ story arc of DBZ is highly debatable. But one of the first major plot points is definitely when protagonist, Son Goku and his friends took on the nasty alien tyrant, Frieza.

Dragon Ball Z Resurrection FPhoto courtesy of ODEX Private Limited

More than 20 years later, Toei Animation and series creator, Akira Toriyama, have worked together again to release Dragon Ball Z Resurrection ‘F’, the 19th DBZ movie and sequel to 2013’s Battle of Gods, featuring none other than the resurrection of the purple-and-white baddie himself.


Let’s get this started!

We were fortunate enough to be invited to catch a sneak preview of the movie and this will be a spoiler-free review.

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Japan’s Unlikely Food Treasures #2 – Starbucks

Whether if you’re a regular visitor to Japan or if it’s your first time there, the following scenario might sound familiar to you – being tired from hours of walking from place to place, feeling thirsty from trekking long distances and just wanting to sit down to rest and recharge.

Yet, choices can be surprisingly limited at times; restaurants in a glitzy mall are expensive and roadside stalls are made for quick, eat-and-go experiences with little time for relaxation.

What’s a tired traveller to do?

What if I told you that there is a location that is easy to find, great to relax in, and offers lots of interesting little perks that are unique just to Japan? That place is none other than Starbucks!

key-indexPhoto source: Starbucks Japan

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The ‘Kawaii’-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

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Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

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The 'Kawaii'-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

LINE_03

Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

Continue reading “The 'Kawaii'-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo”

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Japan Prepaid Data SIM card comparison review – Making travel SIM-ple

One of the first things that everyone does upon touchdown (other than releasing their seatbelt) after a flight, is to turn on their mobile phones and then try to latch onto free Wi-Fi to update their online status on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or to message their safe arrival on WhatsApp, LINE or WeChat, etc.

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Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, where art thou??

As free Wi-Fi isn’t that common throughout Japan yet, one of the first reliable options available to travellers was renting a mobile router.

Now, we have more choices than ever with an all-new alternative: renting a data SIM card for convenient and reliable Wi-Fi access, with carriers such as NTT and Softbank getting on board to offer data-only SIM cards targeting tourists.

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