I would love to have these pancakes again

Salmon & avocado pancakes @ my 2nd visit to J.S Pancake Cafe Basically, pancakes fascinate me as I’m not a big fan of rice. Hence, I’m always looking for alternatives, be it noodles / bread / crepes / pizza / pasta. And my bro introduced this really sweet pancake cafe – J.S Pancake Cafe, tucked…

Quaint Jiyugaoka 自由が丘

再穷也要去旅行!如此勇敢,因为有“免费”住宿嘛~ 感激不尽! 小女子来到了Jiyugaoka (自由が丘),爱到不行。 距离涩谷(Shibuya)大概15分钟,自由が丘这住宅区是东京人最爱之一,屋价也当然不便宜。 待了两个星期,我有幸地体会了它的美。白天的它,有水果摊、成群的小孩、年轻妈妈们和零零落落的上班族点缀这里。傍晚时,成群的朋友、下班族、情侣等就到这里的小馆子用餐。 整个邻里都是小店,应有尽有,什么都不缺。 超喜欢这样的招牌,虽然我一点也看不懂日文。哈哈! pachinko is a fave pastime for many Japanese. 平日时,许多年轻妈妈们都带着孩子在这里的公园纳凉或吃午餐/小点心等。 say vroomz! volkswagen mobile coffee van 看得出这看似贩卖机的玩意儿卖什么? 好吃的crepe,在街边就能买到。 no smoking. there are designated smoking areas in the park. even random planks / air-con motors look cool. 一个炎热的上午,我找到了一个世外桃园。 它是个欧式风情的咖啡座。天空的云如此迷人,心情不好也不行。 看到我最爱的夏日花。 最爱还是铁路穿梭这住宅区的感觉。 I really really love the neighbourhood and was…

Let’s become lost children together | 日本动画梦幻王国

Castle in the Sky Robot 日本动画大师宫崎骏是传奇性人物。 其博物官, 又称森吉卜力美术馆 (Ghibli Museum) 更是许多朋友大力推荐的景点之一。所以即使再穷,还是应该走一趟。地点就在上次吉祥寺附近的三鹰(Mitaka)。 入门费用是一千日元(大概15新币),必须通过旅行社订购,或者到日本时,到Lawson便利店购买。通常当日买票是不可能的,必须至少3天到一个星期前购买入门票。听说有些旅客一个月前就订购了,可见这博物官果然是大家到东京必去的地方。 One of the spots not-to-be-missed if you are a fan of Hayao Miyazaki or the works of Studio Ghibli. I was fortunate enough to get a ticket with the help of my Singaporean friend who was doing his exchange in Waseda. 博物官一天分四个时段入门。错过入门半小时以上,就不能进去了哦~~ Ghibli…

French food in Tokyo – Talkback Bistro

Look out for the yummiest garlic bread in the post below My Japanese friend recommended Kichijoji (吉祥寺), a neighbourhood near Mitaka, for a walk before I proceed to Ghibli Museum. I explored a little around the station, wanting to find a shrine but instead found myself @ a shopping street called Nakamichi. This street is…

I met the girl with red shoes

I really didn’t do too much research before going to Yokohama, but following the route from the Red Brick Warehouse, with destination Chinatown in mind, I should walk past Yamashita Park. Lawson is the 2nd biggest convenience store chain after 7-11 in Japan. I like this Lawson cause it has a play area for kids!…

Yo Yokohama!

横滨市 (Yokohama) 距离我居住的地方区区20分钟,却能让我玩上一整天,又不必花太多钱,当然要去! Yokohama is the second largest city (in population after Tokyo) in Japan, and it lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo.  From where I stayed, it was a mere 20-minute train ride. According to Wiki, construction of Minato Mirai 21 (”Port Future 21″), a major urban development project on reclaimed land, started…

Not a Disney-virgin anymore!

每位大人心中都有一位小孩。即使东京迪斯尼游乐园的入门票售价将近新币93元,还是要到到此一游。 This is my first visit to Disneyland, even my nephews have been to Disneyland before me. But what the hell, at least I’m not a Disney-”virgin” anymore! What exactly is so appealing about this man-made fairy tale castle? & how does it set itself apart from Universal Studios? I personally think it’s the atmosphere…