Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer Trend ~ Kakigori (かき氷)

Hi Everyone! There's a little story from me.
Yesterday, Me and my friend are going to a mall to hangout and do something.
Before that, we went to her university because she had something to do.
I didn't know that the university held a bazaar!
So much food stand in there such Pizza Marzano, Calais, Cold's Stone Creamery,
and many more.

Waittt... There's an interesting stand! What is that?

JAPANESE THINGS! There's SUSHI (My fave) and other compliment.
Yes, that is KAKIGORI!
Japan's famous summer trend must try! and, it's in INDONESIA!
Me and my friend very curious about that and we ordered it =D

Q: What is Kakigori?
A: Based on Wiki, Kakigōri (かき氷) is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored 
with syrup and condensed milk.
Popular flavors include strawberry, cherry, lemon, green tea, grape, melon, "Blue Hawaii," sweet plum, and colorless syrup. 

Some shops provide colorful varieties by using two or more different syrups. 
To sweeten kakigōri, condensed milk is often poured on top of it.

In addition to the streets, kakigōri is sold in festivals, convenience stores, 
coffee shops, and restaurants. 
During the hot summer months, kakigōri is sold virtually everywhere in Japan. 
Some shops serve it with ice cream and sweetened red beans and tapioca pearls. 
Often condensed milk is used to cap it.

You can see the menu here: (The name of the shop is called RAKUEN)
As you can see there's a lot of flavor that you can choose!
Each flavor had emoticon. Cute enough.
And this is what we ordered! Only 10K!

Flavors: Red Blossom (Rose), Lychees, and Caramel
Topping: Nata de Coco and Choco Chips

Although this is just an ice but it made us fresh because yesterday is ridiculously hot!
Curious enough? Try it! HAHAHA I wanna taste another flavor!
And, after some chat we went to the mall :P

My Review

Price Rating: $ (Cheap enough, I think)
Taste: 5/10 (Normal ice with some syrup and topping)
Ambience: -/10 (Cannot describe because it's just a stand) 
Service: 8/10 (Really nice! They're give some recommendation)

That's all folks ^^

Sayōnara! Mata o ai shimashou!

Note: They're 100% my opinion. All photos taken by me.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Intro to New Hobby

Hello! Everyone. Nice to meet you~ Finally, happy to make my first post!
I really have hard decision for my blog name (Not fixed yet >___<).
I will tell you the story later 

So, it has to be my first post, right?
I want to share my latest hobby which has been my passion for a long time.

What is that???

The answer is a BALL JOINTED DOLL !
Waittt... Before you jump up into wrong conclusion, I will give you some information.

"A ball-jointed doll is any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. 
In contemporary usage when referring to modern dolls, 
and particularly when using the acronyms BJD or ABJD, 
it usually refers to modern Asian ball-jointed dolls.
 These are cast in polyurethane synthetic resin, a hard, dense plastic, 
and the parts strung together with a thick elastic. 
They are predominantly produced in Japan, South Korea and China. 
The BJD style has been described as both realistic and influenced by anime. - Wikipedia"

In other words, BJD is very different than any doll you know.
They're made from resin (broke when falling), and other parts can be assembled.
BJD is very well-known in Japan, South Korea, and China. 
There's a lot BJD Companies from there.
I will give you a lot explanation later and i still learn about BJD 

Japan's Famous Brand BJD, Volks
Model: Volks SD16 Madoka

South Korean's Brand, Luts
Model: Kid Delf Salgoo

China's Brand,  Asleep Eidolon
Model: Rebecca (1/3 Size)

See? They're not scary like many people said.
Half of the people I met keep saying bad things about dolls.
All of them always criticized the dolls said like killer doll. What?! =____=" 
Well, can't say anything much. every people has their own mind.
Maybe it isn't only me who have made a post like this.
I'm glad this is my first post 
Have anything in mind? Ask me, i will try to give the best answer.
Byeee... See u at next post =^^=

All Photos Reserved to the Owner. Not mine!
☆ Regards, HEL ☆