Thursday, January 27, 2011

Week 6: Valentine's Day

I bet all of u have heard of valentines' day.
Where people(girls normally)  give cookies/ chocolates to ur beloved ones.
Well then have you heard of WHITE VALENTINES' Day or also known as WHITE DAY? (:

What is White Day? (You may ask)
Its on March 14th and its where guys (normally) or the receiver of the valentines' day present to make a reply.
IF the person returns a gift, it means that somehow, the person has accepted the other person's love.
&& the gift must be usually more expensive & some examples are white chocolate and marshmellows. (:

This was a trend that started in the 1980s in the Japanese and slowly the koreans are adapting this behaviour.
Not everyone knows this but you could do so to reciprocate the love (:

To all the lovebirds out there, good luck !
This could be the time to make your reply (:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Week 5 : Geisha

Geishas are traditional, female Japanese entertainers who performs classical music and dance.

Geishas have to start being a geisha from young. They would learn art & musics. The path of a geisha can take them til they are 80 or 90 years old. Geisha is an occupation, which is commonly misjudged as prostitutes.

Steps of Becoming a GEISHA

One of the distinctive features of a geisha is the thick white based makeup with small red lips.
This is one of the videos that u can see that takes a long time for geisha makeup

Most geishas wear kimono with uniquely tied obi. This is to give off the exotic look. Kimonos are really long and thick, so it is kind of hard to prevent perspiration which might smudge off the make up

3. Hair
While most of the modern geishas uses wig now, 
some of the traditional geishas still comb their hair into looks of a divided peach. 
Geisha do care alot about their hair. 
Some geishas have to sleep on their necks on a neck support instead of pillows, just to not ruin the hair.
Weekly, the geishas would touch up the hair whether if its fallen apart or if nothing happens to it
Geishas hair would always be adorned with extensive haircombs and hairpins.

Last but not least, dance gracefully & learn some musical instruments. !

The art of the hostess isnt easy, complying to so many needs of a man.
So i have much respect for geishas who give pride in their job.
Because not anyone or everyone can do it, its hard work !

Friday, January 7, 2011

Week 4: Beer

Ever tasted the famous ROYCE chocolate?
Yes u may have, BUT.
Have u taste ROYCE.... IN BEER?.


Be as amazed as I AM.
Being a fan of ROYCE, i have never expected to see chocolate with beer(Sapporo).
But seriously, the drink looks rather tempting right?
It looks like some good rootbeer float :3

The biggest turn off is that, it is bitter.
Food for thought (pun intended)
Imagine its like double the bitterness, bitter chocolate added to bitter beer.
(im just joking, i dont really know how it tastes like)


Have you ever heard of the weird myth saying that if u drink beer and milk, you will get food poisoning or some sort?
Well I have!
The Japanese are really innovative people and they made this drink!.


Credits from

Guess what? This drink was produced in 2007 and it is selling 330ml bottles at 380yens!
It is like close to 6 dollars and probably the price of a Heinekens in Singapore?
But what really puzzles me is the concoction of the BILK.
I m sure u can imagine or have seen how milk curdles when they are exposed to beer,
I wonder how will it really taste like.

Well it is said to have a fruity taste, but seriously?? :/
Why dont they have a strawberry BILK instead, :D