Transformers: The last Knight

This is the fifth installment of Transformers series. Like the other series, I feel it is getting tired. The story I feel is empty and the characters are not as interesting as the first few episodes. But Transformers’ fans will heck care anyway. The show is pretty long but I dun find it boring. Btw, I am non fan. It is action all the way. Some will find it mindless blowing and fighting. Overall, as a pop corn show, I think this show is ok. Dun expect too much though.

GSS..

The Great Singapore Sale is now on. Many might feel nowadays who buy in brick and mortar store? Buying online is wiser. True to some extend. But buying in store still have its attractiveness. Like you can touch and feel the items. You can try it on to see if it is suitable for you. Plus it is a good way to shed some calories and interact with the REAL world. Over the days I found many good deals. Remember to download GSS Gospree apps. You might get some good deals.

Must buy item: Toyko Banana?

If you ask anyone what to buy in Tokyo, chances are they will answer: Tokyo banana. This sponge cake like food should be one of the most famous item to buy as souvenir when you are in Tokyo. But you do not need to search high and low while in the city. You can simply buy it on the last day in Narita airport after you crossed the custom. It will be cheaper without tax plus fresher with a more updated expiry date.

Tokyo Banana costs 1000 Yen per box

Where to buy facial products in Japan?

Facial products business is a huge market in Asia. Many famous and affordable brands are from Japan and Korea especially. You might think to get in departmental stores. But hold your horse. There are more places you can check out at a much competitive pricing. In Hong Kong, there are Sasa, Bonjour. In Korea, there are Olive Young, all the individual brand outlets. In Japan, you can go to the drug stores with the word 藥. Yes. You heard me. These drug stores sell tonnes of facial product brands at super competitive price. One popular chain is Matsumoto Kiyoshi. Some stores have their own promotion. It will be good if you can walk around and do your homework first before buying.

Gyoza for supper?

Hungry in the middle of the night and thinking of what to eat? If you are staying in Shinjuku, you are in luck. Try Kakekomi Gyoza. This shop sells different type of gyoza. Fried, steam etc.. The texture and taste of the gyoza are really fascinating. I have to recommend the chicken soup gyoza. Simply delicious. Best of all, it is tourist friendly and not too expensive. Many tourists however just drop by for a drink. Open 24 hours.

Address: 1-12-2 Kabukicho 1-2F 58th Tokyo Bldg, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Perfecture

Japanese brands in Japan must be cheap! Right?

Many people believe it must be cheaper to get Japanese goods in Japan. Sorry to burst your bubbles. It depends actually. E.g..

1. Uniqlo. It is cheaper in Japan without tax. With tax, slightly more expensive than Singapore. 

2. Shiseido. It is definitely more expensive than Singapore even without tax. 

3. Nintendo Switch. This console is much cheaper than in Singapore.

4. Fancl. It is cheaper in Japan. 

So the moral of the story is to check the price back in your home country before you make that purchase. 

Ichiran Ramen.. Best in Japan??

I heard rave reviews about Ichiran ramen. Some said best ramen in Japan. So I decided to pop by. You need to buy the tickets from a vending machine. Fret not. It has English menu and anyway it only sells one type of ramen. So it is good for indecisive person. The food I would say is nice. The noodle I have to say is QQ. Smooth and not like others. The soup and egg are tasty too. But is it queuing nice? No. So I would not waste time queuing. Though is good, it is not out of this world.  There are many outlets in Japan and saw long queues at many outlets at usual timing. You can wait for hours just to eat that. But if you must, let me tell you how to beat the queue. Go on a weekday and go around midnight. By the way, they are open 24 hours. There are not many people at this sort of timing. 

Tonkotsu Raman costs 890 Yen