Friday, July 25, 2014

The Flavours of Haagen Dazs Japan

Much like their manhole covers and Kit Kats, Japan shows no signs of limiting their creativity when it comes to ice-cream flavours, especially when it comes to major premium brand, Haagen Dazs.

As I discovered on my recent Japan trip, their flavours are exotic as they are unique to the country.

First up were the floral duo, Sakura and Rose flavours that was released to celebrate Haagen Dazs Japan's 30th anniversary. Earlier feedback over social media had reported the rose flavour coming off as 'like eating rose-flavoured shampoo' while the Sakura edition bore no resemblance to the subtle scent of cherry blossoms at all.

I disagree. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Japan 2014 - Day 7: Osaka - Pokemon Center & Cherry Blossoms, Osaka Castle Park

Our 7th day in Osaka was a busy one with us on our feet from morning to night and hitting some of the main attractions of the city such as the Cruise Ship Santa Maria, the Pokemon Center in Umeda, the Museum of History, Osaka Castle and Nishinomaru Garden for the cherry blossom viewing at night.

Because we had the Osaka Unlimited Pass (now known as the Osaka Amazing Pass), we had unlimited rides on the public transportation and had complimentary accesses to the most of these attractions we visited, saving some money in the process.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Standing Theory SS2 review

Standing Theory has taken the unpretentious neighborhood of SS2 by storm, bringing hordes of coffee drinkers, hipsters and bacon fans to the quieter side of the town. And why?

Two words. BBC Waffle.

Curious to try this weird combination of sweet and savory, I headed over to Standing Theory with my equally-as-curious-friends. It was very crowded and we had to wait for a place to sit inside. Even then service was on the slow side as it took us alerting them to get our table cleaned up of the empty cups and dishes and even that took about 20 minutes. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mission Chips & Dips for World Cup

So it is Germany versus Argentina in the 2014 World Cup!

After Germany's brutal trashing of Brazil, I got my money on the black, red and yellows (although I am also rooting for Argentina because my boss is a huge fan and might declare holiday for the company if they win).

In anticipation of the finals, a huge gathering between my friends and I are in the works and I found myself stuck with chips and dips duty. To my defense, I wasn't present when the delegation of tasks were given out so yeah, resulting with me stuck with chips and dips duty.
Honestly I don't have a clue what goes with what. Enter Mission Chips! (cue Mission Impossible theme song)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Mud Mask review

Hi, peeps!

This post is waaaay overdue but you know what they say, better late than never. Thanks to Montagne Jeunesse, I had the opportunity to try out two of their newest facial masks; the Creamy Coconut Mud Mask and the Manuka Honey Peel Off.

Montagne Jeaunesse is a mask brand based in the United Kingdom, offers their products at affordable prices and most importantly is cruelty free. The ingredients are all-natural and the brand is against 'animal testing' which immediately give them a nod from me.