Saturday, June 01, 2019

Dear's Birthday Dinner 2019

Dear celebrated his 35th Birthday at Rossano Italian's Restaurant.

Italian Cold Cuts

Fresh Mussels Sauteed in White Wine and Garlic
Spaghetti with Half-Portion of  Lobster

Grilled Australian Black Angus Ribeye

Complimentary Limoncello

Friday, March 15, 2019


During March 12-15, 2019 Dear and I went to Singapore. We have not been there since 2006, which is 13 years ago actually, so we think we should go to observe changes there and to refresh our memory. Besides, it is our good chance to use some of our Royal Orchid Mileages which will be expired soon.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The next day we only did window shopping along Orchard Road, had lunch at Crystal Jade, an early dinner of Chicken Rice in the old market and a bottle of good wine at the hotel bedroom.

Great dim sum lunch at Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

S.E.A. Aquarium Singapore

After exiting the Universal Studios, we went to the S.E.A. Aquarium, which is home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 1,000 species. We were fascinated and enjoyed here more than expected. It is one of the best aquariums in the world and highly recommended.

Universal Studios Singapore

The second day at Singapore we went to Universal Studios located on Sentosa Island. The theme park here was pretty small as we managed to go through the park within a couple hours. We chose 5 rides, namely, Transformers The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy, Shrek 4-D Adventure, Madagascar: A Crate Adventure, and Waterworld  Live Water Show.

Dear was planning what to ride in front of the Opimus Prime Transformer.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

This panorama pictures was taken from the rooftop observation deck at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel where we stayed.

The guest room was spacious and comfortable.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Kawaguchiko, Japan

During November 10-15, 2018 Dear and I went to Kawaguchiko, Japan. The purpose of this trip was to take a breathtaking view at Mount Fuji during the cherry blossom season, and to enjoy the most comfortable and relaxing hot spring baths (onsen).

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lunch at Tori No Ana, delicious chicken ramen in Ikebukuro

Cold Soba dinner at a restaurant in the downtown area.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Getting back to Tokyo we attended Hanazono Shrine Festival. Located only a few minutes on foot from the Shinjuku Station, Hanazono is considered the most important shrine of Shinjuku, involving inhabitants, merchants, craftsmen and artists.

Sushi dinner at Ogi Sushi, our favourite shshi bar in the Shinjuku area.

Monday, November 12, 2018

On the second day at Kawaguchiko we walked to the the Momiji Tunnel, also called Maple Corridor, to see the beautiful cherry blossoms.

Mount Fuji this afternoon was quite clearer than yesterday.

Relaxing before dinner

Kaiseki dinner (again)