After an entire morning worth of touring around the fantastic and lovely Ghibli Museum (well worth visiting if you can get hold of the tickets), we trekked through Inokashira park on our way to meet this holiday’s Meat of destiny, Matsusaka beef in Steak House Satou! Though the park was especially beautiful at this time […]Read more "Tokyo Food-Otaku: For the love of beef, Steak House Satou & Blacows"
I’d like to think, part of the charm of Tokyo is that because the city is such a vast metropolis, there are always interesting new places to discover, explore and taste! But sometimes, there are just some places which have charmed us so much that we make it a point to drop by whenever we […]Read more "Tokyo Food-Otaku: Familiar locales, Ivy’s Place, The Roastery And Bear Pond"
What a year it has been! Trips to Japan, moving out to my own place, the return of my E34 (+ a secret project car hidden away) and the amazing growth of Cars & Kopi! With the year now coming to an end, i guess it was fitting to hold another meet, cheekily named, “No […]Read more "Cars & Kopi – Last of 2015"
Tsutaya Bookstores T-site flagship store is one place i always love to revisit, besides the fantastic section dedicated to all things automotive, the excellent Ivy’s Place restaurant and a lovely little petshop, there is also the carpark where there will always be something cool or interesting parked up, even on days where planned meets are […]Read more "Tokyo Auto-Otaku: T-Site Sightings and Street-side Spotting"
A few weeks ago, I read with much sadness that a number of old flats along Siglap will soon be demolished and redeveloped into something new and shiny. Once again, onlookers like me, with nostalgia in our hearts took to the interwebs to voice our displeasure with the powers that be for messing about with […]Read more "Twisted Expectations: Driving the BMW F48 X1 sDrive20i"
Back in Akihabara, every toy-otaku’s dream locale and a place where i’ve never fully yet explored even after visiting Tokyo a few times already. There are just so many things to see and if you have a partner tagging along who is not at all impressed with anything in this district, chances are time is […]Read more "Tokyo Toy-Otaku: Yellow Submarine, Liberty & TamTam"
It was a day of Katsu as we headed to Tonkatsu Yachiyo in Tsukiji for breakfast, and Tonkatsu Maisen over in Omotesando for dinner. Two rather different places, both serving Katsu. Of course, part of this Katsu dining experience wasn’t exactly planned as we were really heading into Tsukiji early in the morning for the […]Read more "Tokyo Food-Otaku: Tonkatsu Yachiyo & Maisen"
Filmed over the course of many many months, Soul Olive is the name of a 70’s Toyota paint colour. This is a short film done by good friends, Chris and Roy.Read more "Keeping the old car spirit alive in Singapore: Soul Olive"
Those who know me know that i thoroughly enjoy my trips to the Land of the Rising Sun. So i’m guessing it comes as no surprise that my significant other and myself headed over to Tokyo once again for a short retreat and to soak in Tokyo’s cool and at times, magical Christmas atmosphere. We […]Read more "Nippon A-go-go"