My latest addiction! Fish Off, a free game app which is highly competitive and addictive. It is works like “Bejeweled” just that it involves fishes, fish bowl and a real online competitor. The bad? You need a stable internet connection. My husband is complaining who introduce this game to me that took his wife away. Haha.
If you are in Osaka, you must visit Dotonbori! It is the best shopping street and dining street! (not that I’ve seen all the streets in Osaka but I love it!) You can probably spend the whole day there and end the night with lovely pictures with the neon signs! It is way way bigger than I expected. The Glico man is HUGE. I love how neon signs create that festive and cheery look! Miss those in Broadway, New York!
Last Sunday we had a date night Sunday at the Singapore Art Festival 2012 and we watched the most precious and captivating free performance ever! Flux caught the hearts of many audiences. Flux,a theatrical performance by French group Theatre du Centaure, tells the story of a mythical creature, the centaure – a half human, half horse creature – which lives among us. The way the performer and the horse dance in sync is so magical that it made us felt like we were in a Disney movie! Love that it was originally presented at the man-made ranch and later, when the mystical creature reappears at the river, the performance is moved to the floating stage.
Thereafter, we went to listen to some lovely music performance by our local acoustic duo Kim + Sarah. I like Sarah’s voice!
In the past during our dating days, Jason and I often hangout at Esplanade listening to free music performance and while listening to Kim + Sarah, they reminded us of that fuzzy feeling we had back in those days. It’s hard to perform in front of live audience and it’s even harder to sing it well and I’m glad they did both just right. Haha. Do head over to Singapore Arts Festival this weekend! Date night doesn’t have to be expensive! Some great things come free too! Heh.
Love love love this! Run by Matt Nathason ft Sugarland
Such eating place using vending machine for order taking and payment is common in Japan! We ate this during one of the highway stop over and were given 15 minutes to finish our lunch. We ordered, paid and ate within 15 mins! The best thing? It tasted great! Love Japanese rice and Japanese beef curry on pork cutlet!
We went to a sushi conveyer belt chain near Toyota city and was rather impressed by how interactive the restaurant is. Even though they aren’t serving the freshest, tastiest or best sushi, it is interactive and a novelty for us tourist. Haha. I didn’t manage to grab its name but here are some pictures!
(Top Left Shows the usual touch screen panel, a top conveyor lane and a usual conveyor lane.
(Top Right) The top conveyor lane is for special orders and it will deliver and stop specifically at your table and there will be an alarm system which informs you that your “train” is coming!
(Bottom Left) After you are done with your plates which all costs 100 Yen, you slide them down here and there is a sensor which will count the number of plates you have eaten.
(Bottom Right) For every five plates throw into the system, you stand a chance to win a Tikam Tikam. You will have to watch a carton featuring the mascot of the sushi chain competing in various sports event. If the mascot win, you will win a little toy!
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This post is to share the hotel that I will be staying for three nights in Toyota City, Nagoya – Hotel Toyota Castle. Not that anyone will be coming to Toyota City as a tourist – it is essentially a business town with nothing but factories and offices – I thought the hotel is pretty nice given the size and the thoughtful touch points they put in place to add pleasure to your stay!
As Jason puts it, Japan’s ingenuity!
It is a nice size and good space for Yoga practice! Haha.
(Top left) Even though the mirror fogs out after a hot shower, there is always this rectangle which is clear for you! How nice!
(Top right) The magic body sponge which will miraculously expand after you open and wet it. Perfect for a hot shower and clean scrub!
(Bottom left) Love that they have small trays to put your small valuables!
(Bottom right) A hidden vanity mirror which is a nice wall display too!
Some of the little touches which I love! See! It is all in the details that count!
I almost died on the lack of WIFI in Toyota City, Nagoya. In the hotel room, they only provide LAN network and their WIFI at their hotel lobby was down for two days! Then I realized that if iPhone can be created as a hotspot, Macbook Pro can probably do the same! So I googled and found this link! Thank God! But instead of selecting Airport, I selected WIFI in one of the checkbox and it works the same! I am so glad Jason taught me how to create Hotspot using iPhone and now I can do the same using Macbook Pro! Total lifesaver!