Reminiscing Autumn

After deciding to do a spring trip (next year 2020) instead of a autumn/winter trip as written here, it turns out I do miss the colourful autumn leaves after all (perhaps it has something to do with work blues) ...... And so, here's a blog entry to 'throwback' to autumn last year when I was … Continue reading Reminiscing Autumn

Lake Toya Part 2

Woke up early enough around 7+ and decided to go for another round of onsen (on a empty stomach) before breakfast. No pictures but the morning soak made a lot of sense as not only was the onsen much less crowded, but yes finally I get to see the clear morning view of the lake … Continue reading Lake Toya Part 2

Lake Toya Part 1

This is most likely the last travel entry for my trip last year before we go into the 2nd half of 2019 and recalibrate. I have written about ramen, donburi/markets, desserts, food reviews for sushi and grilled seafood in Sapporo, and taking the ropeway up to Mount Hakodate for this travel series. While brainstorming for … Continue reading Lake Toya Part 1

Food Mission 2018: Gotsubo 5坪

Had planned to start off June with a food review entry only to end up trying to decide what to write for the entire Saturday night. After some thought, I decided to blog about Gotsubo 5坪 - as it was one of the most memorable food experiences that I had during my trip. This is … Continue reading Food Mission 2018: Gotsubo 5坪

Japan 2018: Hokkaido Desserts Edition

Side Note 1: First entry after paying some $$ to upgrade my wordpress package (I mainly need the additional storage space so that I can blog more photo heavy entries. Side Note 2: Started writing this around end March, got 'stuck' and left it for a while before coming back to finish this up 😛 … Continue reading Japan 2018: Hokkaido Desserts Edition

Japan 2018: Mount Hakodate

One of places that was a must-visit for me in Hokkaido was Mount Hakodate - well known for having one of Japan's best 3 night views. And the best/most recommended way to get to Mount Hakodate was via ropeway. On hindsight, October would have been a better month to visit both Hokkaido and Tohoku due … Continue reading Japan 2018: Mount Hakodate

Food Mission 2018: Nemuro Hanamaru

Side Note: Come to think of it now, if I had taken a longer break during CNY last week - I probably won't be feeling so worn out with PMS now. And so this means writing another blog entry (something enjoyable which helps to ease the tension/unsettled feelings that come with PMS). As mentioned in … Continue reading Food Mission 2018: Nemuro Hanamaru

Japan 2018: The Ramen Edition

Rather than doing dedicated food review entries for a few of the ramen places that I have set out to try for this trip, I decided to combine them instead into 1 entry. Main reason being that I only had a total of 4 bowls of ramen throughout my entire 13/14 day trip. As far … Continue reading Japan 2018: The Ramen Edition

Japan 2018: Of Markets & Donburi(s)

Sidenote: The original blogging plan for this week is to do 1 travel entry (the earlier entry on Rainbows) and 1 food review from year 2017. But after going through some photos on my phone, I'm more inspired to do a food & travel entry instead, as I'm still in post Japan Hols blues 3 … Continue reading Japan 2018: Of Markets & Donburi(s)

Japan 2018: Rainbows

What are the chances that you will get to see a rainbow, not once but twice whilst on holiday? Moreover most of the time back home when you are in your daily routine, it's not so often you get to spot a rainbow post-rain. At least it never happens for me back home in Singapore … Continue reading Japan 2018: Rainbows