Monday, December 29, 2008

Turnabout Prosecutor Trailer



I just got hooked to the Ace Attorney series. The games are really great! Although I was completely spoiled for the entire series. T_T

Turnabout Prosecutor is the spinoff of Ace Attorney, featuring our favourite prosecutor, Miles Edgeworth. The game play for this game is completely different from the rest of series. From the information I have seen, Turnabout Prosecutor seemed to be of an interactive adventure where you try to find the murderer and the evidence to convict them in court.

It will be nice to finally see the prosecutor's side of the game. And of course, to see Miles Edgeworth who has sadly been left out of Justice for All.

The game is coming out in Japan, spring 2009.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Feast

Every year on Christmas day my family gathers at my aunt's house for gift exchanges and food. The food has been getting better and this year definitely is the best.

We have appetizers:


Biscuit with cheese
Biscuit with cream cheese

Appetizer
Fruit tarts

And some tomato with wasabi + other things sauce.

The main course:

Sushi
Sushi from Kuriya

Ham
Ham that I didn't try

Chicken Pie
Chicken Pie with nice and delicious potato and some cheese. It could be less milky.

Baked Pasta
Baked Pasta with sausages on top

Something Rice
Something Rice which I didn't try

Roasted Chicken
Roasted Chicken with stuffing. Waited forever for this.


At this point I stopped taking photos except for the chocolates below.

Ferrero garden
Ferrero Garden Chocolates, pretty good

We ate three rounds of desserts. Some cheese brownie from Baker's story, apple strudel, and an entire pot of tao suan (spilt mung beans) with you tiao (fried dough) cooked by my mum. I think there was supposed to be log cake but I guess everyone was too full.

There was also plenty of red wine served. I surprised myself; I drank very little wine this time round. Oh well, I can make up for this on New Year's day.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Cards

I made some mini Christmas Cards along with my gifts. I think next year I'll buy cards; It should be cheaper than making them!

Handmade Chirstmas Cards

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dinner at Waraku

Waraku has been offering ladies night on mondays. With a group of at least four women, you can enjoy 50% off your total bill.

Here are some of the items we ordered:

PC220320
Yanagawa Set

The beef is nice. Some care is needed to not overcook the beef. I still like the potato salad that comes with this set.

PC220327
Hotate Kaminabe (Scallop)

It has a total of 7 scallops. However, I felt that the soup is a bit bland. Perhaps choosing another soup base other than wafu would have been better.

Tofu
Agedashi Tofu

My cousins liked it. I don't. Still, it's far better than the tasteless oily mess I once ate at aijisen.

Maki
Waraku maki

I loved the sushi from waraku. This scrumptious maki has avocado, cucumber and roe as the main ingredients. Totally worth it.

Maki
Ebiten Maki

One of the more delectable maki I have eaten. With fried prawns in the middle, it is blissful to eat it with some wasabi.

Green tea Ice cream
Shiratama Macha Ice cream

My cousins love it. I felt that it's alright.

Dessert
Raspberry Cake

I don't find anything special with this dessert. It is good but not extraordinary.

We also ordered the Tonpei Yaki (I forgot to take the photo) which is better than I thought. Food is served generally fast although it takes a while before the sushi finally arrived.

In total we ordered 8 different items which after discount is $41.55. This offer is absolutely worth it. You still have one last monday to enjoy the offer and if you're going, please go there early for there is a long queue after 7pm.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snack from Paris

Snacks from FranceGoogle and babel fish translate chocolat suisse as Switzerland chocolate.

My sister came back from London and Paris a week ago with luggage filled with tea, snacks and chocolate. One of those snacks was Casino Delicès's Pièmont. The snack is surrounded by slightly bitter Switzerland chocolate with some almond to give it some crunchiness. The second layer of the snack is some wafer. This is followed by more chocolate. Overall, it is not very sweet and delicious.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Today's lunch: Sushi

Maki!
California Maki and Salmon Maki

Compare to the other supermakets, Isetan's California maki generally have more roes. I feel that the maki from Liang Court's supermarket do not have as much roes. Though Isetan still loses out to restaurants. The salmon maki is pretty good too.

Sushi makes good lunch.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Returned from Trip

I just came back from my Malacca. The food there is cheap yet tasty. I don't think you can find good food at that price in Singapore. I'm still processing my photos, meanwhile, take a look at the Christmas gift I bought for myself.
Gundam Nadleeh

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Twilight Before Christmas



Whether you like Twilight or not, you got to see this spoof.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dragonball Evolution Trailer



Hollywood, can you please stop raping my childhood? T_T

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Comic Spotlight: AXIS POWERS HETALIA

I'm so sorry for not posting comic spotlight for so long! Real life got to me... (Oh I hate database!) This post's focus is on a webcomic by Himaruya Hidekaz which has grew so much in its popularity that it is now a manga and a soon-to-be screened anime, Axis Powers: HETALIA!

Axis Powers: HETALIA is a japanese webcomic poking fun at three Axis Powers during WW2 (but not exclusively confined to it). The japanese word, hetare, means useless. So when you add Italy with hetare, you get Hetalia.

APH is really hilarious since it makes fun of all the countries' stereotypes. For instance, Italy likes pasta and pizza, Germany likes beer and sausage, America thinks he's a hero and is oblivious to everyone else (the other countries) and so on. To cut thing really short, APH takes historical stuff and portrayed it in a really exaggerated manner.

But this has also caused the japanese netizens to be quite concerned about APH's reception to the world, in particular the Koreans and Chinese. In fact, there were some discussions in a korean forum where they flamed the comic. I have no idea how the chinese netizens will react when they find out about APH...

The trick to enjoying Axis Power is to not take it seriously. If you take it too seriously, some of the humor just falls flat. You will also need some history knowledge to enjoy it to the best.

This is my favourite short strip: China Melancholy. Poor China. T_T (and I totally loled when I found out that China's boss is a dragon)

I highly recommend people with a sense of humor to read Himaruya Hidekaz's controversial webcomic. Please do not view if you do not know what slash and yaoi is though.

Warning: Contents may not be worksafe.

Original Webcomic site
Profiles of the characters
Translated chapters: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4

For other short translated strips please view here.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Fish Supreme and Soya Drink

Fish Noodles
Apart from the beef hotplate, I also tried the fish noodles with soup from Fish Supreme. From the little piece of fried fish that I had eaten, I was in total agony for not ordering this cheaper option for lunch! The soup was yummy and taste of the milk wasn't too strong for me. The fish was fresh and was generally above the standard fare that I ate near my house.

Soya Drink
I also ordered a soya drink from Yong Soon You Tiao. Can't remember the price but I did recalled thinking that it wasn't worth it.

Fish Supreme and Yong Soon You Tiao is located at Food Republic, Suntec.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Seoul Yummy Express

I just realised that I have forgotten to post a lot of food entries here! Here's one of them eaten at food republic, Suntec.

Korean beef hotplateI ordered this beef hotplate set (around 7.60?) from Seoul Yummy Express. I been hearing good stuff about the Seoul Yummy restaurant but frankly I don't see anything great about the food. That is, assuming the food served in the food court is of the same standard as the restaurant.

There was a healthy serving of lettuces which I liked. The beef was generally aright. Nothing special. As a matter of fact, I prefer the korean beef/spicy chicken etc hotplate I have eaten at the former Le Meridien hotel. The korean stall there should also be cheaper? I need to return again for the xth time to eat!

I do have a question. Are all korean soups suppose to taste bland and unappetizing? It's been quite some time since I last eaten any korean food with a serving of soup. But the soup provided at Seoul Yummy is really unsavoury. Urgh.

Rating: 5/10

Seoul Yummy Express
Food Republic
Suntec

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

This gives a whole new meaning to Chemistry



An enjoyable video about the the rules of chemistry.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Photo: Deep blue

Deep Blue

Deep Blue sky. Please Click for bigger view.