Hana Tei: Giving Your Tastebuds a Reason to Celebrate.

Finding a great-quality Japanese restaurant to dine at, and one that your wallet agrees with you, is quite difficult these days, what with the fluctuating petrol prices in Malaysia. Before you sigh and walk away, there is a cozy little place in Bangsar that might change your mind. Of course, do remember that anything can…

All It Takes is a Little Sushi to Get Through the Day.

There are days when things aren’t so bad. There are days when things do get rough. And then there are the days when shit hits the fan. When those days hit me, I read to take my mind off troubled times. Or I sleep it off. But sometimes those things don’t work. When they don’t,…

Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

No. of pages: 500 pages Publisher: Fourth Estate, December 4, 2014 (first published in November 16, 2010) Setting: America, the Pacific Ocean, and Japan Original Title: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand was not the first historical non-fiction book I’ve read (The Secret Ministry of Ag. &…

Four Birthdays at Portofino and a Crying Child.

Seriously, what are the odds of celebrating your birthday on the same day at the same place with three other people? With mine, there were FOUR people celebrating their special days that same night! Last Friday, December 2, had been the first significant turning point of my life. Many of my friends had already turned thirty…

After Raya Comes the Weekend.

Hello readers, How has your Raya holidays been? I hope you’ve been making all your Raya visits to your family and friends’ homes, sharing tears of laughter and memories. My apologies for my absence on my blog. I may not celebrate Hari Raya but I’ve been doing my own thing during the past 3 days. Catching…

Food Review: Madame Waffle.

Let’s call this e-pressure. Short for internet pressure. Because I’ve seen so many photos and reviews uploaded by people on their Instagram feeds and their blogs that made it all the more tempting to try out. And I finally did last night. Madame Waffle is its name, and Belgian waffles meeting Japanese flavours is its…

My Weekend Review #1.

Here’s a roundup of how my Saturday went: Finally did my first spider plant propagation on Saturday morning. 😎😎 I snagged a bunch of spider plant blades plus the roots from the existing pot, and secured it with potting mix. It was a back-breaking and ankle-busting chore as I had to squat most of the time…

A Little Dessert Will Go A Long Way.

People tend to think of the correlation between health and desserts as being negative. That desserts can be destructive to your health and diet. Come to think of it, perhaps only our parents would think and say that, right? We were all brought up with the idea that desserts are bad for you. Too much…

Sushi, Sashimi, and Me.

Good news always calls for a celebration, and with it comes a reason to splurge and enjoy. I gave my husband a wonderful dinner treat at Rakuzen last night, a somewhat expensive and high class Japanese restaurant in Oasis Square, Ara Damansara. Because he had finally secured a new and much better job (the office…

Food Review: The Man Behind the Sushi Counter.

Are you a fan of Japanese cuisine? Perhaps I should be more specific: Are you a fan of sushi and sashimi? I know I am, and I’m not ashamed of it. My parents introduced me to sushi one day but back then, I was only interested in eating the raw salmon. There was a certain…