Thursday, February 11, 2016

Someone has to be the #instagramhusband

Helping ah pek to take ootd shots๐Ÿ˜‚
And this is what I get when he takes mine ๐Ÿ˜’

Okay. Doesn't help that I'm camera akward and not pretty la. Hahaha

But this is the exact reason why I am the "instagram husband"

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tea Press Japanese Roasters @ Uptown

Heavier after pangsai than after dinner yesterday. #whatnonsenseisthis 


Went around uptown and this was the only few opened. Good for me cause I wanted to try this place! (Am more of a tea person)

Tea Press Japanese Roasters @ uptown!

Specializing in tea and they do serve a lil bit of food / sweets. The more authentic kind to go with the tea!๐Ÿต

The moment I saw the writing..I know at least someone inside or something is Japanese ๐Ÿ˜‚

Japanese writing is very distinctive!
Gahhhh. Such cute packaging! ๐Ÿ˜

Like a lil gem box!
Maybe will buy it after cny, cny too much cookies & stuff. Hahaha won't appreciate. #toomuchofsomethingisnothatgood
They also sell tea in these cute daruma canisters! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Not sure if they just sell the canister without the tea. Cause you can just buy and put sweets and what nots inside. Hahaha yes, I'm a sucker for packaging.
Anyway, impromptu tea time (LOL yea, tea time alright) with ah pek!

That's chicken onigiri & ochazuke!

Ever since the jap restaurant at 1U closed down. Have not been eating ochazuke (can't remember the shop's name now)

So happy to see this here!
Chazuke (่Œถๆผฌใ‘, ใกใ‚ƒใฅใ‘) or ochazuke (ใŠ่Œถๆผฌใ‘, from o + cha tea + tsuke submerge) is a simple Japanese dish made by pouring green tea, dashi or hot water over cooked rice,roughly in the same proportion as milk over cereal, usually with savoury toppings.

As from Wikipedia ๐Ÿ˜‚

And usually pickles and nori as toppings! ๐Ÿ˜ if I knew this during my student days, I would have eaten less maggi since this is obviously healthier but just as easy. (I mean don't need high standard for own consumption)
I prefer this over the closed down jap shop at 1U cause mainly cause this felt more subtle and pleasant ๐Ÿ˜‚

Is there such explanation for food?

The one at 1U was more of soup stock and salmon. (Now that I think of it, it's like rice with chinese soup hahaha)

This was..well, felt like the stock was just tea and the fish was seasoned saltily. So once you break the fish up into the bowl and mix it. The taste is just right? ๐Ÿ˜‚

I'm definitely not a food blogger.
But yea, pleasant for me!

For desserts (LOL must try la since it's not the usuals) warabimochi bracken starch jelly covered with sweet soybean flour, RM7 and ohagi (basically rice balls but sweet version) RM4.
Hmmm...molasses maybe?
Ah pek liked this a lot ๐Ÿ˜

It's like in the middle of jelly and konnyaku. Plus the sauce helps a lot to make it yummy!
Ohagi with red bean inside covered with black sesame (they have peanut or red bean too! But I love sesame so...)

Hahaha didn't even realized it's actually rice ๐Ÿ˜‚ till halfway, I was staring at it and i exclaimed loudly.

Like sweet kuih, jap version!

#bulateats

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hello Kitty Go Around Malaysia

(Isn't it supposed to be GOES around?)

๐Ÿ˜‚can't believe I'm here but here I am!

Told my mom I'm going to see hello kitty and she gave me the "you think you how old??" look.

Mami, hello kitty no age limit one okay.
Any age also can ๐Ÿ˜

Anyway, other than memang liking hello kitty, I'm also just consoling myself by telling myself "okla. It's like having a piece of Japan."

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ any excuse also use.

#hellokitty
#hellokittygoaround
๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
Everything is so cute?!?!

Seriously...how ist possible that this mouthless cat can be so adorable and take over the world.

(Ah pek's sister hates hello kitty mainly cause she doesn't have a mouth ๐Ÿ˜‚ she thinks it's weird)

Anyway..I'm surprised it's empty?
Like really crazily sibeh empty ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Such a big contrast to the Doraemon one last time. Doraemon's one was soooooo packed...it was a lil insane ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Now we know which cat more laku in Msia ๐Ÿ˜…
The place is packed with hello kitty statues!

I thought it's quite cute la cause separated by themes (like cinema, train station etc)

Ample of space to walk & see things!
Helped that it was empty la ๐Ÿ˜‚
So sorry to the organizer cause it means not so laku in terms of business ? But damn happy cause not so stressful.

Doraemon's one i couldn't even go near the statues! Too many people and everywhere U stand, there's people. Impossible to take photo.

ไบบๅฑฑไบบๆตท
๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“
Didn't even know about this character till I have the sticker ๐Ÿ˜›

I stuck it on my iPhone Hahahaha
So today I was showing ah pek "see see! I have ichigoman too!"

Annoying girlfriend is annoying ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anything with 2 things on their head usually turns out cute Huh?

Like sailormoon and chun Li ๐Ÿ˜‚
They had this too! But as a printout on the wall only. Not a statue.

It's called honey momo.

Momo means peach.
And I will always remember there's this momo tongue twister in Japanese.

Japanese: ใ™ใ‚‚ใ‚‚ๆกƒ、ๆกƒใ‚‚ๆกƒ、ใ™ใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใ‚‚ๆกƒใ‚‚ๆกƒใฎใ†ใก

Rลmaji: sumomo mo momo, momo mo momo, sumomo mo momo mo momo no uchi.

English: Japanese plums are also peaches. Peaches are also peaches. Japanese plums and peaches are both in the peach family.

Copied it off the net ๐Ÿ˜‚
I can never get it right. The tune sure off one!
Hello kitty's height!

Though if U used real Apples to stack, would be much smaller ba?
Not sure who is the panda but it's damn cute & funny ๐Ÿ˜‚

Bad badtz maru!
Used to be very popular! Not as much as hello kitty but not bad la. Together with kerokeropi and pompom purin!

Always thought this character is interesting cause it's not as "cute" or "sweet". It's like a rebel in the Sanrio family ๐Ÿ˜‚

Just wiki-ed to see what animal ...Erm, didn't realize he's a penguin with spiky hair ๐Ÿ˜‚
Yay! ๆ—ฅๆœฌ!๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

#cheatmyself

So cute this section!

Hello kitty is a God alright ๐Ÿ˜‚

The only gripe I have is that the bells aren't real. Just fake ones made from what looks like big ass christmas gold deco balls and drawn to look like a bell.

Shld have just put a real one la. People will have fun "pretending" to pray and ringing the bell like the real thing!

Or maybe it's not allowed cause it's not a real thing? Hmm.
Hello kitty and her bear in stone statue! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Cant get more Japanese than this!
So adorable!

Don't mind having this on my front lawn...if I have a front lawn ๐Ÿ˜‚
Like all the other halves of famous female characters (like ken)...the overlooked other half of hello kitty ๐Ÿ˜…

Dear Daniel.

To which ah pek lamely asked, "not byebye Brian or something along that line wan?"

๐Ÿ˜’
The conversation would be damn kns can?? If they were to call each other by their names. Not to mention tad confusing.

Then ah pek asks how do we know who is Daniel & who is kitty ๐Ÿ˜’

I guess he's annoying me back for the qns I always asks him when we watch Star Wars etc
This is super adorable!!! ๐Ÿ˜

Though ah pek was laughing his head off.
Hello Kitty has a hello kitty!๐Ÿ˜‚
Yea, like that. ๐Ÿ˜‘

It's like Andy lau carrying a mini version of himself. He thinks it's ridiculous la.

But to me it's like ..more hello kitty? ๐Ÿ˜‚
Ah pek's fav characters in the whole place ๐Ÿ˜…

Not sure these characters names but their job is obvious la. They control the weather.
Oh okay. Got name๐Ÿ˜‚

I love this section! It's a toy shop selling toys....made from paper.

So pretty! ๐Ÿ˜
If they are selling, I will buy!
But prolly will be expensive.
Ah pek said this one looks like him and the name also similar to ah pek ๐Ÿ˜’
Pom Pom purin! ☺️
This character also cute!

The other Sanrio that I like would be cinamoroll! ๐Ÿ˜
One of the activities they have!

Erm .. A DIY blinged up hello kitty.

Looks quite cool when it's framed and hanged like this ๐Ÿ˜Š

I think hello kitty fans sure like lo.
Close up!

It's like doing the number colouring thing that was popular some time back, just that this is in bling form.

๐Ÿ˜‚ this will test patience and eyesight.

Don't mind getting it just to do but honestly no place to put. So a bit no purpose.

I think it was rm90-120.
Saw a family doing it. The kids also can wan lo. They look like 8 & 5? My cousins can't even sit down nicely even when they are 12 ๐Ÿ˜’
The Ufo catcher that everyone has been raving about. ๐Ÿ˜

Lucky can go in Hahahahaha thought it would be just a small hole but actually big enough to fit almost anyone.

Btw, Ufo catcher is damn hard to play?! ๐Ÿ˜ณ quite impossible to catch. Or is there some kind of skill needed.
Another activity that one can do there!

Stampinggggggg!!! ๐Ÿ˜

On tote bags.
Rm31 for the bags and 5 badges.

Actually the price is really quite reasonable but I'm interested with just ...stamping ๐Ÿ˜‚
The stamp pads!
Which I really wanted to steal and bring home ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Too bad they don't sell stamp pads.
But I get it la, they have to sell more "sellable" merchandises and stamps (are these called stamps?!) aren't one of them.
And tons and tons of shopping!

3 merchandise shops๐Ÿ˜‚
Though all selling the same thing la.

This is quite cute!
But ...must control. I have no space to put figurines liao.

I only liked this set out of the 3 cause of the mini ones hahaha (the other is like wood finishing, another is a black & gold series)

To buy all 3 sets is rm140.40 (40% off now, saw people who went earlier making noise about this discounted price) but to buy just 1 is rm79.

So..didn't buy lo ๐Ÿ˜ณ
I think they start to discount the price of the merchandise cause there's soooo much left?!

And it's ending ..plus not much people? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Not sure how the company is Gonna deal with it. I assume it's a Malaysian company whom pitched and got the deal for it or something. So the merchandise is definitely their problem to clear.

Cause all merchandise has a "malaysia" written on it & their next stop is taiwan.

Whereas the toys you win from games has no country name. Just hello kitty go around.
So obviously this "win through prizes" one they will just bring fwd to the next country wherever that would be.
Your truly had to control and ended up with 2 things. One being the postcard.

It was 38rm for 8 pcs.
Now it's rm25.
Mana tau at the post office section, it was rm21.20.

Of course I'm getting it since so much cheaper liao!

But for some reason. Only at the post office is at rm21.20. The merchandise shops is at rm25.

At this point..I now know that I'm an AUNTIE, cause I made so much noise ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… like those typical aunties U see in malls.
If I'm the staff, I will curse myself ๐Ÿ˜… so mafan.

But in the end they gave in to my mafan request...so ahaha my stubbornness saved me rm5 ๐Ÿ˜… Gah! So sorry! But thank you!

They didn't scold or anything, just no sorry and feeling very frustrated (I can see hahaha and they have to keep asking the supervisor)

I rather the supervisor comes out straight honestly. At least I deal directly and not the staff doing all the work, ding dong our msgs. And they might get into more trouble too.
The other thing I bought was a headgear! ๐Ÿ˜

Don't think many people knows..but one of my hobby is collecting headgear ๐Ÿ˜‚

I used to ask people to help me buy when they go to theme park overseas (of course I pay la! Not cheap ๐Ÿ˜ฃ)

But stopped when I realized it's very risky. Cause seasons come and go. And everyone's taste is different.

And I can't go nazi asking them to find specific ones.

So I do have some that I'm like ๐Ÿ˜ณ
Hahaha but yes! Headgears yo!
Side view!

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

So cute please!

Rm34.90! After discount! Cause original was at rm69!

After discount price is okay cause a normal headgear at Tokyo Disneyland is cheapest at 1000ๅ††.

And hello kitty is considered "branded."

I saw a hello kitty BOW headgear before at isetan. Rm50.

Ah pek had to drag me away asking what so great about a bow.

I said its HELLO KITTY BOW.
It's iconic! ๐Ÿ˜

Anyway, Shld i Dayre about my headgears? Hahahaha๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
How can one not have games. This is how they suck your money dry๐Ÿ˜‚

1 token for 1 game. 10 tokens for rm60. Which is actually ok. Ea entrance tix already comes with 1 token.

This game has the cutest prize! (Got another one also cute la but damn sibeh hard so Suan le)

The prize is same as the drawing u see!! Characters with tails! It's damnnn cute' ๐Ÿ˜

But to fish them up in 25 seconds is not easy lor ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I have problems with the small magnetic fishes even, what more this.
Ah pek won this for me!!! ๐Ÿ˜

Hello kitty's bear!!
Yes, he asked how come a cat has a bear ๐Ÿ˜‚

It those toss rings kinda game.
There were easier games with a higher chance of winning but I was quite stubborn in wanting to try for this.

Cause Erm..I hardly see her bear being sold ๐Ÿ˜‚ it's like buying mr.bean's bear.

We were given 3 rings. Mana tau, the moment he threw the 1st one, it entered ๐Ÿ˜‚

Don't know who was more shocked.

Him or me & ms.tham๐Ÿ˜‚
Definitely a stroke of luck!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Kerastase Calming at Number 76


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Uptown Eats : Tsujiri & Lou Shang Bar


What time isit?

Meimei & bulat's fatfat time! ✨✌️

This woman always random one la.
Haha so here we are! At tsujiri!

So many new shops opening lately at uptown. Really quite insane. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

There's 2 new shops specializing in green tea! (I think the other one is really more to tea, tea. I will have to google)

This one is more to green tea and green tea deserts! ๐Ÿต
This is the parfait at a shocking price of rm17๐Ÿ˜ณ
Now I remember why I stopped eating desserts outside hahaha and just wait for birthdays instead ๐Ÿ˜‚ #superkiambulat

The matcha was not bad.
But ms.chan said that it's like any good matcha ice cream. To magnify the price ..she said she ate one at taiwan which tasted exactly the same for a fraction of the price ๐Ÿ˜…

Not helping please ms.chan!

Better stick to just buying the ice cream la. Cause this is actually just ice cream on top of coarse shaved ice. (Hollow one summore)
There was a customer raving about how awesome the yuzu shaved ice is ๐Ÿ˜‚

Which ms.chan replied (silently of course)
"We are at a green tea shop, why the heck should we order yuzu."๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
Note about ms.chan.

She's random ๐Ÿ˜‚

So here we are next door!
Miru! Specializing in French toast but we ain't ordering any cause ...it would be totally crazy to eat that after dinner + dessert.

(Will definitely come back for the French toast cause my bro who doesn't like French toast, actually praised it. Not sure if this or harajucube is better la)

I mean this is round 2 yo!

So this is their choc lava fr rm18(I think)
(Seriously one main course meal price)
Oooooh it oozes!! ๐Ÿ˜

Hahaha ms.chan say this one more worth than just now's parfait cause this takes skills at the very least.

Hardly ate lava cake that actually melts like this. The last time was prolly 10 years ago at a restaurant (don't know if it's still there) at old klang road.
Proceeded to tapau for mom cause I don't wanna get into trouble ๐Ÿ˜‚

Rm18 for this drink!
(Ok I guess. It's like paying for starbucks seasonal drinks)

Some passion fruit drink.

Taste was really not bad! Tinge of sour! ๐Ÿ˜ mom finished it in ah....I think 5 min tops. Whathenonsense. No brain freeze meh?!?!

It's a blended drink! ๐Ÿ˜ณ
But the top is so pretteh!!!

I think drinks are quite popular cause I saw many tables ordering also despite the price.

There's this couple, 1 French toast and 2 drinks! (1 ea la means)

It was 10pm Wei! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Young ppl and their metabolism.

If I do that with ah pek......

No we are never gonna be doing that at 10pm unless we had no dinner.
#weareoldfarts
#wecantdoitanymore
Since I'm Dayre-ing about uptown eats.
Might as well tell you guys about this!

Went there last week or so with ms.chan again (I should start a hashtag for this haha)

When she first told me the name. I laughed cause...I mean upstairs bar?? ๐Ÿ˜‚ and it's really upstairs. 2nd floor.
That's ms.chan (Sr. AD in big company. Don't play play ๐Ÿ˜)

When i first saw the place from the outside ..was thinking why so dodgy ๐Ÿ˜… cause from outside, you will only see the darkness + lanterns.
Felt very wrong okay!
Even to go up, there's no indication or anything.

Just a mini umbrella hanging at the ceiling of the staircase.

Once U climbed up to frst floor...also no indication. Just a wooden door. Like office looking door.

And you don't pull or push...you slide it๐Ÿ˜ต

Walao. Play escape room meh! Hahahaha
Why so out of the norm.
The interior!
We sat outside๐Ÿ˜
Cause there was no one leh...felt a bit weird Cus the whole place would only be our voice if we were to sit inside.

Okayla. Quite interesting and homey.

The bartenders were friendly too (I guess they have to be ? Since usually have to talk to customers right? Esp when they sit at the bar counter?)

I hardly go to places like this where U order cocktails and what nots. So definitely something new.
Our drinks!
Can't remember what was it already. But mine was just some normal refreshing mojito.

Ms.chan's one was more interesting. (So Old school glass lor)

The bartender even burned (lit up?) a cinnamon stick for smelling before drinking.

The aftertaste was like hacks ๐Ÿ˜‚
Ms.chan says i can spoil everything with my description ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Anyway, found out that's the taste of absinthe.

And there was suppose to be a ginger in the mix but cause they didn't have ginger reduction. So Takde lo.
The fried chicken which on the menu is called "kok kok kaiiiiiiiiii" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Surprisingly tasted nice?!??
Very rare I find yummy food at drinking places. I think I don't mind going back to try other food.

Not sure about drinks.
Cause I don't really know how to appreciate and it's not cheap.

Mine was rm38? (I think)
Ms.chan's was rm45.
๐Ÿ˜ณ I shall stick to my wines.

But it was interesting!
And the bartender that was talking to us (whenever he can,I think he's friendly and bored haha)
Is a very very nice guy!
He's actually Singaporean!

Waiting for his wife's visa paperwork to be done. So while waiting, he's doing this part time!

He says that malaysia's standard of living is actually quite high.

For rm5K salary, you can't just always splurge. Let's say on drinks. For one drink is rm30 plus. How much can U splurge? And how often?

But in sg, sgd5K, U can already live a quite comfortable life. And a drink will most likely cost around 15sgd.

That's what he said!
Also very funny! Cause he asked us if we always go to bars. We say no.

And he asked next, if we have visited the bar behind this row. We said no again.

Then he said we should cause it's those kind of bars where the bartenders wear tuxedo (without the coat but yea) and they are handsome handsome one ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Don't know why he has to emphasize.
They are handsome handsome one!
Must double it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, I hope he didn't say it cause we look lonely or something ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

But mainly he just wants us to try and see the different feels that each bar has!

Maybe next time, when ms.chan is feeling random (and for me, feeling rich ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)

#bulateats

Day 33

Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016
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