Totoro Pancakes

Choose any pancake recipe you like. Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle. Draw the outline with the squeeze bottle. Let the pancake outline sit on the pan for awhile until nice and golden. And fill in the rest of totoro 🙂 It’s hard to be instructive with pancake designs without videoing it… Just have fun with it.


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Mother’s Day 2015

It’s Mother’s Day and I tried this recipe for pancakes and it turned out really well after tweaking the ingredients a little.

Instead of 2tbsp of melted butter, I used 8. And instead of 2 tbsp of sugar, I used tbsp of granulated sugar and 1 tbsp of brown sugar. 🙂

pancake recipe


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Cupcake Hamburgers

To make these cupcake burgers I followed the recipe of

Time it took: 7 hours (mostly due to the lack of ingredients at home)
Level of fun: 5/5
Taste: 2/5
Alterations: I used microwaved starbursts to mold my tomatoes instead of rolling out gummy because it looks more realistic. In order to make the tomatoes look more realistic, I used a knife to create the dents and made one tomato slice at a time.

Overall, It’s too sweet and I didn’t like the taste of the bun.

However, it was a lot of fun to make. And the lettuce fudge and chocolate cheese did taste good if eaten separately :9






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Dark Table

Price: $$$

Quality of drink + food: 3/ 5 stars

Service: 5/5 (stellar service)

Last visit: October 11, 2014

Comment: I’ve been meaning to come here for ages now. I’ve heard so many good things about this restaurant. And I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. They don’t do lunch unless you make a reservation of 15 people or more. For dinner, they have 4 different options of time to choose from. After arriving, they sit you down outside in this area and give you a menu to choose your drink and food for the night. The starter and dessert is a complete surprise. However, you can choose one of six options for the main.

For me, I just told the hostess, “I want surprise everything… Including the drink”. ^^ You could always opt out of the dessert ($33 instead of $39, not including tax or tips). However, since it’s my first time here, I wanted the full experience.

Upon entering the restaurant, we were introduced to our waiter of the night, LEO! He was witty and charming. He had my friend and I form a single line train and follow him to our table.

It was pitch black and we had to turn off our phones before we entered (I loved this aspect to the restaurant… No distractions)

At first we were given a piece of bread and butter. I simply dipped my bread into my butter since I didn’t feel any knives on the table. That was easy enough. I thought they simply didn’t provide knives because they thought it was dangerous in the dark, but it turns out…. Someone simply forgot to replace our table with knives…. Hahah.


In terms of my surprise drink, I think I know what it is, but I won’t ruin the surprise for you. You should definitely try it though, it’s quite fruity and refreshing ^^

The surprise starter was sort of “not that great”. It’s a vinaigrette salad with some sort of nuts and “squash”? On it. I didn’t like the salad dressing. I was able to eat this with a fork easily though.

My surprise main was surprisingly good ^^ especially after eating the “not so good” starter. I’m tempted to tell you what I think is in it…. But I might be wrong ….. If you want to know what I think, stroll further down the page please ^^

Okay….. Just a bit further

I ate my main with my hands simply because I didn’t want to use the fork and poke at air.

I felt like it was a Mediterranean/ Indian fusion of chicken with vegetables on the side. I think the vegetables consisted of red? Pepper, tomatoes, potatoes, squash/ Pumpkin?, etc.

It was surprisingly good!

And the surprise dessert was a mystery to me. At first I thought it was a cheesecake, but then, after eating a second bite… I was thinking “maybe not?”. It reminded me of a lemon meringue pie, except without the meringue. Hahaha! I’m really still not quite sure.

Honestly, I really enjoyed the experience and the service.

I had a blast with my friend and I’m really glad I took her here.

In addition, we literally ate there for 2 hours for what felt like only an hour.

It was so refreshing/ freeing to talk about whatever we want without any restrictions, worrying about who’s around you listening in on your conversation or looking at you.

I could stretch like a cat and nobody would notice.

It was also quite neat how at one point in time during our evening, everyone sang happy birthday to one of the patrons that night!

All my senses other than my sight were heightened and my hands were my eyes.

I absolutely loved this place and the experience and would recommend anyone to go there AT LEAST… ONCE!!



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Sushi Mura (restaurant review)

I’ve been there 3 times now. The first time I went, I loved it. It was relatively cheap, food was delicious, well plated and the servers were attentive. The second time I went, the service was slightly lacking. The 3rd time I went (today) was NOT charming at all. I’ve never had to wait 55 minutes for take out just to find out our order was taken by some other guy 1 minute before we asked the waitress, “where’s our take out?” Why didn’t she check the bill? And during our wait, we were never once offered tea of any sort. And when my dad asked for a cup of tea (albeit near the beginning of our wait), the nerve of the waitress to tell my dad twice, “you have to return the cup”. Who in the world would steal a plastic cup?

And it only took them 7 minutes to recreate our order. So what took so long? I know you’re busy, but 55 minutes for take out is unheard of. It’s no wonder they give you a 5% discount if you call 2 hours in advance for take out or 10% discount if you let them know 1 day in advance….. It seems like they need it.

I have no complaints about the chefs, but “some” of the waitresses simply weren’t very pleasant.

I hope my next visit there won’t be so unpleasant.

HIGHLIGHT: The crazy rabbit roll is delicious (I’d go back to the restaurant just for this roll alone)


I don’t particularly like their spider rolls and tonkatsu, but it’s not like the food’s bad, just not particularly spectacular. Everything else I’ve had so far, is up to standard in my opinion.

Anyways, I heard their volcano roll is really good, but I haven’t tried it yet.

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Kracie Donut Candy Set (Japan)

If only they still made the original donut candy set where you can make around 9 mini donuts 😦 oh well…

When you’re making them, make sure it’s on a flat and clear surface. I regret making them on my bed. My bed sheets smelled like vanilla after and I had to immediately wash them.

The candies this time tastes surprisingly good. However, since the vanilla dough smelled like playdoh after I added water to it… I only tasted a tiny bit of each of the mini donuts and threw them out after. I made the tiny mister donut bag myself ^^




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Tetris Gummy Candy (Japan)

I saw these at a Family Mart in a train station in Japan for about $1.30 (?) they’re not the best tasting gummy candy in the world … But hey… It’s Tetris XD However, like Micaela, a YouTube J-vlogger said, too bad it’s not hard candy… It’s just not the same 😛


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