Saturday, May 31, 2014

Taylor Swift the Red Party

Went to the Red Party to collect Taylor Swift Concert Tickets for youngest daughter as she had a ballet competition.  This contest was submitted and won by her using her dad's fb account, NOT WON BY ME,  the Contest Queen!!!

I think we were the oldest people at the party, but nvm, I am very thick skinned!!!!

This is my instagram picture or rather my instagram picture using her account and as of now, I had 70 likes!!
AIA printed this picture for me,  can you see Taylor Swift photobombing our pic???

Surprise! Surprise!!! our pic was selected to be in the AIA collage, but no prizes for that!!!

the girls/hostesses at the red party are pretty smoking hot, don't you think?

this is how to submit entries to win tickets, ....later I will show you how my daughter did hers.

at the party...the venue was very hot HOT!!!! sweltering hot, after Beijing and Tokyo, I do not know how we manage to do anything in the heat of the afternoon sun.  My face was bathed in perspiration and even the ice cream did not help.

We met Alwyn who collected the tickets that J won using his sister's fb account.

Jenn's Blue TuTu

Jenn has a dance competition coming up and she has her tutu tailored

 the other girls in their contest costumes according to the dance they have chosen
 Jenn and friends in their practice leotards
 dancers strike a pose in the costumes they have chose
don't they look beautiful????

 look at the details of her costume
 carefully and painstakingly hand sewn
 so pretty and creative
designed by the tailor himself
 even the costumer who sews it loves to watch Jenn dance in it, while he admires his own handiwork!!!

 look at the corset top
 with dangling tassels and blue petals studded with sequins and beads

 comes with matchting belt, arm bands and a head piece

 she is already a winner in this costume!!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mother's Day Dinner at Wasabi Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 2 May 2014

We had our Mother's Day dinner at Wasabi, 
Mandarin Oriental, using our Elite Card half price voucher

Japanesese inspired restaurant 
top two pictures from the website
 it is situated at the basement near the carpark
 sushi platter which costs RM200
 the young ones
 the oldie
 do they look alike?
 continuity from the newer generation
 Japanese garlic fried rice
 my group
 teriyaki beef
fragrant and delicious
 soft shell crab
so good you chew up everything

 we all shared this

Our Mother's Day dinner may be subdued and elegant but it was enjoyable as it was dinner shared by a cosy few, with people that matter.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Last smile of Sultan Azlan Shah

on May 28 2014

surrounded by his great granddaughters....

his grandaughters are true beauties.....

Source Twitter : Cucu Almarhum Sultan Azlan Shah, anak kepada Raja Ashman. This is true princess beauty.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Japan: Nanda Crab buffet in Sapporo THE BEST!!!!

  1. freshfish at Nanda - The Best of Sapporo Japan

    Nanda has one of the best seafood buffets in Sapporo with lot's of fresh crab and freshfish. The cost is 3480 yen per person for 90 minutes.

In Sapporo we were reccommended this restaurant: NANDA Crab Buffet
 Looking for it was a nightmare!!!
 It was wet and cold and we did not know where to go...
 we passed many shops
 and crossed many streets
 we asked many people but none of them had heard of Nanda

 We walked round in circles

and came back to the same place!
 This Japanese girl is so helpful although she does not know what Nanda is
 Actually, it was not her fault, the landmark Novotel Hotel had changed its name to Renaissance and we were told it was next to Lawson, but Lawson is EVERYWHERE, on all street corners!!!
 we really do not know where else to go!!
 We are lost again!

 So glad to find Lawson, but look round the corner, there is another Lawson
 THEN, Vincent saw the small sign (in Mandarin!) Nanda!
(out of sheer desperation, he saw it!) 
Basement 2 F!!!!!!
 Address: South 5, West 2, Cyber City building, Basement 2
Telephone: 011-532-7887
Opening times: 16:00〜22:30
Reservations are required for large groups. Restaurant seats 226 people.
 We were so glad, so hungry and so happy we dashed to Basement 2 F!!!!!

so we reached Nanda!!!

waaa!!!!!! crab craws!!!! so gigantic!!!!
heheheh hahaha!!!!!!

 we piled the crab claws on our plate with a vengeance!!!
 we also took a hairy crab EACH!!!!
 President bought us a gigantic Sake bottle
 scallops and shellfish galore...
 we could not help grinning!
 D with her array of crabs
 Steve knows just what to select
 he enjoyed himself! just loved his crabs!

 what the interior looks like...the earlier batch has left because there is a time limit of 90 minutes
 the drink selection is extensive! hot and cold drinks, latte, cuppucino, espresso, all sorts of juices, sparkling drinks soft drinks......all at the push of a button
 all sorts of meat also available...
 live crabs too

 to save time, we take the boiled crabs, ready to eat!!!

 snails, or escargots too
 He is picking the choicest and most expensive stuff first
 hairy crab of course!!!!
 see????? wow!!! now to enjoy!!!
 She is choosing stuff for grilling
 boiled prawns

so excited, so spoiled for choice!!!

 still got time for photos!!!
 shell fish, bi valves
 cooked food, garlic rice, nuggets
 steamed food, fried food
 kim chee, pickles, eggs, spicy vegetables
 cold shoba noodles, sauces, miso soup
 condiments for miso soup
 all sorts of soya sauce and gravy

 dessert and sweets
 marbled meat
 endless display of slivered meat
 belly pork
 sausages and frankfurters too
 all sorts of vegetables for grilling
 more sushi!!!
 tempura prawns
 tempura vegetables
 miso soup
 venison curry

 papa grilling crab claws
 Father and daughter having a blast
 all seafood only!!! 3480 yen is so cheap!!!
She is clever, she  chose seafood only!!!

 so nice! so happy!
 this alone is worth the 3000 yen

and this!!!

giant bottle of sake shared but still not finished!!!
He shows how to eat oysters
 slurp, suck, swallow, enjoy!!!!
 use the scissors, pick and fork provided to attack the crabs
 the finished shells!

We ate till we got literally chased out!!! hahah!!!
Verdict of the restaurant: good value for money, lots of choices, great dining experience but time was too short!! The drink station was literally swtiched off right on the dot of the expired time!!!