I’ve recently visited the BTS Pop-up Store here in Singapore and bought some TinyTAN MIC Drop merch. If you want to check out my post about the pop-up store please head to this link.
Here’s how the keyring looks like. It comes with a yellow strap with an embossed TinyTAN logo and SUGA on the other side. The figurine is roughly around 5mm(H) x 3mm(W) and the strap (including the clasp) is around 110mm(H) x 12mm(W).
And the other merch I purchased is the figurine. If you’re able to buy the whole gang, the standee will spell out MIC Drop—SUGA comes with the “C” stand. The size is around 95mm(H) x 65mm(D) x 60mm(W).
Here’s a side by side comparison: (LEFT) screenshot from their MV; (RIGHT) labelled details of the figurine. I love how they paid attention to even the tiniest details and put it in the figurine and keychain.
Overall, the material and built is good in terms of quality and how they were able to incorporate the details sharply. I’ll probably get Jimin’s figurine once it becomes available again.
Good news for my fellow ARMYs out there. BTS is having a pop-up store—make some noise! 💜
There are only three physical showcases worldwide—Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore. Unfortunately, ARMYs living outside of these countries can’t go. So I’ve decided to create a short post to let you all have a look inside the store.
Visitors will have to book visiting time slots online. And in view of the current COVID-19 situation, they are limiting the number of visitors. For those who were able to book reservations online, a goodie bag awaits for you before entering the store. It contains a MOTS postcard and an event wrist band. (They are currently accepting walk-ins but you won’t be getting any goodie bag.)
Here’s a look inside the pop-up store.
There are some BTS song-inspired spots where you can take photos. Don’t worry if you’re coming alone, the staff will help you take your photo.
Black Swan and ON
Bought some TINY TAN Mic Drop merch. Head to here for the unboxing post.
It’s located at Plaza Singapura, level one (beside MUJI) and it will be until 14 February 2021.
You may register on this link or just drop by the store if you’re around the area.
I finally got my own pair of NMDs. I’ve been on a hunt since it got released last 2015. I wanted the first-ever NMD Primeknit but it’s just so hard to find one that is not overpriced. Luckily, I saw this pair in End. Clothing—Adidas Originals NMD Wmns XR1 “Ice Purple/Midnight Grey”.
I liked that End have their own box and I like how classy the packaging looks like. And they still included the original Adidas box. In which I find useful just in case I had to sell these (you know, maybe not the right size).
My first impression was that the actual colour is darker than what it looked like on their website. Not a problem though, I still love how the purples and greys blend together. And look at those knitted patterns, gorgeous!
What I also like about this is how subtle browns of the back strap and soles can bring the whole design together.
And now, let’s try out these babies.
They may be not the comfiest pair of kicks but the design is dope. So having a pair or two would be a nice addition to sneakerheads out there.
For those interested, I got my snapback from Kore Limited. I came across this brand through JunCurryAhn, a YouTuber that I follow. Anyway, Kore have a lot of interesting designs and the quality of their merchandises are good. Mainly the designs are something related to Korea, you can check them out if you want.
Craving for some sashimi? Try out Tanuki Raw, which is conveniently located at Orchard area. They also have another location in National Design Centre.
A must-try dish for sashimi lovers is their Tanuki Kaisen Chirashi Donburi ($22.90). Where they serve you all the good stuff you can think about. From tuna, scallop, salmon sahimi to uni and ebiko that goes with Tanuki Raw’s signature mixed rice.
Overall, the taste of the sashimi are fresh and it goes well with the mixed rice. Something I’ll definitely go back to again.
Another dish we tried from their menu is the Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku ($19.90). It consists of US black angus short rib, pan-seared foie gras and onsen egg with truffle soy sauce and black garlic brown butter over their signature rice.
We also tried one of their rolls—Superstar Roll ($12.90). Seared salmon and crispy mozzarella cheese combo is love.
Here’s a photo of their menu:
My friend and I had a nice and fulfilling dining experience. Price range is not on the cheap side but I think it it’s affordable enough for the quality and taste they serve. Lastly, the place tends to get crowded but it’s worth the wait. 🙂
Tanuki Raw at Kapok 111 Middle Road 01-05 National Design Centre Singapore 188969
Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central 181 Orchard Road #04-01 Orchard Central Singapore 238896
The title says it all! Yes, I was one of the lucky ones to get a hold of one of those sold out Coldplay tickets! Managed to purchase Standing Pen A so on the day of the performance we had to go three hours before they opened the gates. Hoping to get some nice spot.
For this year’s front act is Jess Kent. Any one of you know her? Well, before the concert I had no idea who she was. But she’s a great artist. Maybe you can guys check her music. Here’s a link to her YT channel or you can listen to her on Spotify.
Here’s the setlist that Coldplay played during their concert on 1st of April (Saturday):
Celebrated the Delicious last weekend at Savour 2016 with one of my best buddies. We had lunch under the scorching sun, it sounds crazy but with all the tasty food and fun we had… I say it was worth it.
Here’s the list of food that we munch on.
(Clockwise from the top)
1 – Signature Stewed Ancho Pork Taco, Sweet Corn and Mango Salsa by Team Lower East Side [$6]
2 – Siew Yoke Umami Rice (Roasted Pork Belly, Crispy Nori, Japanese Umami Rice) by Labyrinth [$12]
3 – Peach Cooler Mocktail by Harry’s
4 – Wagyu Striploin, Mushrooms, Beans and Truffles by Team Bar A Thym [$12]
5 – Angel Hair Lobster Pasta, Fish Roe, Crispy Ebi by Team Saveur Art [$12]
6 – R&D’s Fried Chicken (12 Spice Dredge, Gong Bo Sauce) by Guest Team R&D [$6]
We also tried some cheeses. Just because it’s cheese, right?
And finally, some Hokkaido Lavender Soft Serve Ice Cream for $5 to cap off our food trip.
There will be more Savour shows for this year—Savour Wines on September 8-11 and Savour Christmas on November 17-20. Mark your calendars.
Kimchi. Kimchi. Kimchi. I’ve been craving for kimchi these past few days already. So I decided to try cooking some Kimchi Pancakes for lunch. So here it is. Ta-da!
Disclaimer: I am not a chef or anything, I just like to experiment when it comes to cooking.
Things you need:
3 tbsp of flour
3 medium eggs (I used only 2 eggs, but I find it needs more egg)
A handful of soybean sprouts
1 cup of kimchi
3 tbsp of kimchi sauce
1/2 cup of chopped white onions
Chopped spring onion (depends on your liking for this one I used around 2 tbsp)
1/2 tsp of sugar (I used brown sugar)
Salt and pepper to taste
On a separate bowl, whisk in the eggs, kimchi sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and the flour. Make sure to mix in the flour carefully as it may create lumps.
Over a low heat, pour sesame oil on a hot non-stick pan and then fry the onions until they becomes transparent.
Add the soybean sprouts, kimchi and toss in half of the spring onions.
After a minute, pour in the egg batter mixture and sprinkle the remaining spring onions. After two minutes or if the other side if cooked already flip the pancake. About a minute or so your Kimchi pancake is ready.
This brand is worth trying. I tried many kimchis already and this one is nice! The brand is Chan Chan Chan. Yup! That’s three Chan(s) there. We usually order it online, so I’m not sure if FairPrice or Cold Storage sells this.
If you’ve managed to try my recipe, let me know how was it.
Finally, National Gallery of Singapore is now open to the public!
One of the ongoing special exhibition now is the Wu GuanZhong: Beaty Beyond Form. And It will be on the National Gallery of Singapore until 03 May 2016. So be sure to check it out!
My sister and I were really shocked when we saw him. He looked just like our Angkong (or Grandpa)! Seriously! I even send the photo to my mom and she affirmed it. And to think our surname is also Go or Wu in chinese. Maybe it’s where I got my passion for the arts? Hmmm.. He He
And more photos around the gallery.
Inside the Keppel Centre for Art Education. This area is made specially for kids but I’m sure adults and those child at heart will also have fun here.
We were looking forward to go to the Playscape that day, but too bad it was already closed when we finished going through the other exhibits. -.- But I managed to take two photos. LOL Will be definitely back for this.
National Gallery Singapore 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957 Opening Hours Sun – Thu, Public Holidays: 10am to 7pm Fri – Sat, Eve of Public Holidays: 10am to 10pm