Monday, June 26, 2017

France June 2017 - Bordeaux

I'm back!

This June, my family and I traveled to France for vacation. We visited many places during the two weeks that we were there.

We arrived at the Charles du Gulle airport after a thirteen hour-long plane ride. As we were starting our trip from Bordeaux, we took the SNF and arrived in Bordeaux just in time for a stroll around the city and dinner!

We played games in the train and tried everything we could to entertain ourselves. It was so quiet in the train that we even managed to take a short nap. 😴 Thankfully, my dad booked us on first class so it was a rather comfortable ride. 😌

After exploring the place a little, we headed straight for our hotel, Aquitain Hotel in Gare Saint Jean. The view from outside our hotel room window was really cool.

Address: 47 Rue Eugène le Roy, 33800 Bordeaux, France

This is one of our hotel room windows.

We took a long walk down, Rue Sainte Catherine, one of the longest shopping streets. It was so full of people!

It is a 1.2 km long pedestrian street and the main shopping street in Bordeaux.

After that, we traveled to Miroir d'eau (or Miroir des Quais), a building with a shallow pool of water in front of it, making it look like a mirror. The way the building reflected off the water was just awesome.

My brother and I jumped about in the water, making our shoes all wet!

AddressPlace de la Bourse, 33000 Bordeaux, France

We also saw lots of cool artifacts around the area. Check out this cool fountain!

My mom also started taking pictures of interesting-looking doors. She calls it her 'Door Series'.

That's all for our stay in Bordeaux. Stay tuned for another 'France June 2017' post! -Alexis ❤

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dessert at Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe @ Changi Airport

Hi everyone!

A while ago I visited the Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe located in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport Singapore! As I came after dinner, I did not have a full meal, just dessert. The place is exploding with cuteness, almost everything there is shaped like the iconic Hello Kitty. I like how there are plants and purple orchids surrounding the insides and outsides of the cafe, which I suspect makes it an 'Orchid Garden'.

I ordered a Hello Kitty rainbow cupcake, which is a sweet vanilla marble cupcake with pink and blue coloring on the insides. It was not too dry, yet not too moist, and I finished it in an instant. IT WAS SO DELICIOUS!!!

My mom ordered a slice of dark chocolate cake which was nice and rich and super adorable! (I think I ate half of it.)

My brother ordered a basket of fries served with some ketchup to share with my dad. He loves fries so he didn't have to think twice when we asked him which side or dessert he wanted.

I really enjoyed my visit to the Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe @ Changi Airport! (ERROR: CUTENESS OVERLOAD...)

My Rating: 4.3/5

Address: 65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3 Arrival Meeting Hall Central, #01-22, 819663

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A Visit to Pompompurin Cafe @ Orchard Central

Hi everyone!

Recently I made a trip to the Pompompurin Cafe located in Orchard Central Singapore! I was so excited (as you may know, Pompompurin is my favorite Sanrio character). I was in love with the decor of the place, it was like Purin exploded in there! Everything was so yellow... (You could see the hearts in my eyes.)

Although the food was nothing too fantastic, the appearance was really cute. I ordered 'Pompompurin's Coconut Milk Chicken Curry' which is a dish of coconut curry and chicken accompanied with rice. I felt that there was a little too much rice, but the curry was nice and tasty.

My brother ordered 'Bagel's Special: Pancake Tower' which is a a stack of five pancakes served with assorted fruits. The maple syrup and whipped cream are served at the side, with the maple syrup being served in an adorable Pompompurin cup. My brother said that the pancakes were nice and fluffy, so I tried them for myself and they were actually pretty good. I love how the topmost pancake looks like Purin's beret.

My mom ordered the 'Mushroom & Bacon Carbonara' which is basically Carbonara sauce pasta topped with chunks of mushrooms and pieces of bacon. It is served with two slices of bread and a few onion rings. The dipping sauce for the onion rings is also served in a Pompompurin cup.

Next it was time for dessert! I ordered the 'I am Purin🎵 Pompompurin Pudding' which is soft pudding in a see-through Pompompurin cup served with caramel sauce. It was SO CUTE, especially the chocolate covered biscuit on top of the cup of pudding (Purin's beret!!!).

It is truly amazing how just one meal can bring you so much happiness. I was literally DYING over the cuteness overload. Make sure to bring your camera along if you decide to visit!

My Rating: 3.9/5

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-08, Orchard Central, 238896

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lunch at Gudetama Cafe @ Suntec City

Hi everyone!

A few days ago I went to the Gudetama Cafe located in Suntec City Singapore for lunch and not only was the decor super cute, but the food was also really good! Gudetama was all over the place from the chairs, tables and walls to the food!

I ordered the 'Rib 'I' Don't Care', which is beef steak served with a scoop of mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots and mushroom sauce. The steak was tender and the mash was delicious. I thought that overall the meal was fantastic.

For our beverages, my brother and I ordered the 'Hula Hula' drink and the 'Straw-Very Lazy' drink which are basically fruity sodas. They were really sweet and gassy and amazingly refreshing. Loved them.

I really enjoyed my visit to the Gudetama Cafe @ Suntec City! Hopefully I would be able to visit again soon!

My Rating: 4.3/5

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, 01-361 Suntec City Mall, 038983

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Delicious Pompompurin Cookies!

Hi everyone!

Pomompurin is one of my favorite Sanrio characters. What can I say, I can't get enough of him! I mean, he's a Golden Retriever made of pudding! (Not to mention the chocolate beret.) So, this week I decided to get creative and make some of these!

I bought the cookie cutter, cookie mix and chocolate pen from a Sanrio store in Japan. I have to admit, drawing on his face was a real challenge! Even then, I thought that overall the cookies were delicious. They'd turned out much better than I had expected!

Of course, nothing goes better with Pompompurin cookies than Rilakuma tea. I got the tea bag in my monthly subscription box, Yume Twins, and I absolutely love it! Shout out to Yume Twins for sending me only the cutest Japanese products every month!

That's all for today. Make sure to check in for new posts every week! -Alexis

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Re-Ment Miniature Japanese Cuisine

Hi again!

Recently I assembled my Re-Ment Japanese mini foods! It took me a while since they were all clumped together in a box, but I eventually finished assembling all of the sets that I have so far.

Japanese hamburg with tomato soup... Yum... Especially the eggs resting on top of the hamburgs, I would love that. It's amazing how so much detail can be added to something so small...

Milk pudding with mixed berries... Makes a great dessert but I'll take it as any meal of the day! It's these little things in life that bring one so much joy...

Corn soup with homemade bread pudding... I've always loved bread pudding. Makes me feel like I live in a cottage for some reason.

DONUTS!!! Wait, are they donuts or bagels? Whatever, a donut is basically a bagel dipped in chocolate anyway. The perfect breakfast, lunch and dinner for people like me.

Pumpkin soup for tea in the forest... Squirrels make one of the best dining companions, you know. Living the forest life with class...

Dessert to end your meal... I'm licking my lips at the chocolate mousse pudding. OPEN: 9:00 ~ 20:00

Each set comes in a mystery box so you'll never know which set you're going to get!

Make sure to tune in for new updates every week! -Alexis

Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 March Holiday in Korea!

Mar 2016

Hi again!

During the 2016 March holiday I once again made a visit to Korea! We had so much fun. I went shopping with my mom in Myeong-dong, got to travel by subway... We even went to Lotte World for amusement park fun!

We hiked up mountains and took some really cool pictures... It was actually still pretty cold in March.

We ate lots of food...

My brother and I did strawberry picking and collected them in a container. We then paid for it and brought it back to our villa! They were so nice and sweet...

We even visited the LINE Cafe when we were in the city! That's a giant Brown...

This LINE cotton candy is even bigger than my head... So cute!

Dessert at the Nature Cafe! Meet my friend the sheep!

We had a swell time in Korea and we really enjoyed this Korea trip!

By the way, check out my newly designed nails! I used some of my jewels and pasted on some Hello Kitty nail stickers. I'll be doing my nails every now and then so stay tuned!

I feel that the jewels add that all important bling to the look, making the design look more eye-catching.


Nail Polish

Base coat: Skin Food Nail Vita Base Coat
Top coat: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Etude House Princess Happy Ending: Cinderella - Nail Kit
Crayon - Manicure: Fuchsia Pink

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Friday, January 30, 2015

2014 December Holiday in Japan!

Dec 2014

Hi again!

During the 2014 December holiday I went to Japan to have fun-in-the-snow. And oh what fun-in-the-snow I had - what a perfect way to end the year! I love, love, love winter, almost makes me wanna lie on the floor and make a snow angel (which would be weird during the summer).

                    1. First, we went to Haneda for a few days, but it wasn't really snowing there (although it was still really, really cold). We arrived there at night, so we couldn't really see how the village looked like. In the morning, we could see Tokyo's most famous mountain: Mt. Fuji! There was a perfect view from our main window so we took a couple of good shots. We then climbed a high mountain with many facilities on its peak. They sell lots of Mt. Fuji related stuff, so we bought lots of them as souvenirs. We also bought a Mt. Fuji keychain! (It was a really cute one.) Aiden and I also ate 'Black Eggs'! They are onsen eggs with black shells. If you eat one egg, you will have seven extra years of life. If you eat two eggs, you will have fourteen extra years of life. If you eat three eggs, you get bad luck. (NO GOING HIGHER THAN THAT!!! - EXTRA BAD LUCK) They were super yummy!!!

                    2. Next, snow!!! We went to Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano to... SKI!!! Man, I love to ski. It's like my only heart's desire. My mom told me that in the onsen village there are 13 onsens and they are all free of charge! We stayed in the Nozawa Grand Hotel, so for the three days we'd stayed there we'd walk to the Nozawa Ski Resort in Nozawa Village, which is like, bigger than Nozawa Village itself! (It is pretty big.) My mom, Aiden and I would always go tubing down a snow slope before our ski lessons. My mom and I would chill in the onsen in our hotel. Since it was snowing it was freezing cold when we had to transfer from tour room into the onsen. So fun!

Me having fun in the snow!

                   3. Lastly, we went back to Tokyo. In Tokyo we stayed in a hotel called Dai-Ichi Hotel. We went to Palette Town in Odaiba, where they have a ferris wheel, a ginormous arcade, Toyota cars, trucks, vans... etc. for show and other exhibitions/showcases. At night, my mom and I walked down shopping streets Shibuya and Omote-Sando. (PARADISE...) Now that was fun. Mommy and I also went to this shop called Alice on Wednesday. They sell things Alice in Wonderland themed. The entrance is a small door, it was fun crawling through! There are also accessories hidden in the shop and the only way to purchase them is to find them! Even though we didn't find any, it was still super fun! Last but definitely not least, Disney Sea!!! I really loved King Triton's Castle, lot's of underwater rides! I also sat on this roller coaster called The Journey to the Center of the Earth, and it was really fun! I sat with my mom because my dad and Aiden didn't want to go. The wait was totally worth it!

Me living life like a queen in Alice on Wednesday! #QueenOfHearts

Me and my bro queuing up for the Toy Story ride! Super packed! (Top most picture: Queuing up for the Indiana Jones ride!)

Here's me as Hatsune Miku in Palette Town!

That's all for our 2014 December Holiday in Japan! I hope you had fun as well by reading! We had so much fun in Japan and we hope to visit again soon!


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