Canton Tower

Canton Tower

📍Canton Tower 广州塔 , Guangzhou

If you’re in Guangzhou, you’ll have to visit the Canton Tower in the evening. This tower is located in the Haizhu district along the Pearl River (Zhujiang River). Along the Pearl River, they offer night cruises that normally last about 1-2 hours. You’ll be able to see historical sites, new city landmarks, the Haiyin Bridge, Liede Bridge, European styled buildings, and much more.

The island north of the Canton tower is called Haixinsha Island ( 海心沙). If you’re walking along the strip, you’ll find musicians and dancers performing in the evening.

The Canton Tower ( 广州塔) was previously called Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower (广州电视台天文及观光塔). In 2010, the tower was officially renamed the Canton Tower ( 广州塔).

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There are several different attractions and facilities among this tower. The most popular would be the Ferris Wheel, the Gravity Machine and the Skywalk. The Ferris wheel is considered the world’s “highest” Ferris wheel because it’s located at the top of the Canton Tower (612.2 meters).  It’s able to resist a 8-magnitude earthquake. This Ferris wheel has 16 “Bubble Cars” that takes approximately half an hour to make a full circle around the tower.


The ticket prices are priced at $50 yuan/RMB, $100 yuan/RMB and 150 yuan/RMB. (**These prices are subjected to change**)

Zone A-C (Ground Floor – 32 Floor) – $50 yuan/RMB

Zone D (33 Floor – 67 Floor) – $100 yuan/RMB

Zone E (68 Floor – 107 Floor) – $150 yuan/RMB

They do offer bundles with their different attractions.

Zone D (33 Floor – 67 Floor) + Spiderwalk – $190 yuan/RMB

Zone E (68 Floor – 107 Floor) + Spiderwalk – $230yuan/RMB

Zone E (68 Floor – 107 Floor) + Ferris Wheel – $260 yuan/RMB

Zone E (68 Floor – 107 Floor) + Mega Drop – $260 yuan/RMB

Zone E (68 Floor – 107 Floor + 488 Lookout – $280yuan/RMB

 

 

Hong Kong Staircase Omakase | Fishman Fukuoka |福岡.烏龍魚男

Hong Kong Staircase Omakase | Fishman Fukuoka |福岡.烏龍魚男

📍Fishman Fukuoka |福岡.烏龍魚男 | Hong Kong,香港

Address[地址]: 灣仔灣仔道221A號地下 | G/F, 221A, Wanchai Road, Wan Chai

When you first enter they will serve you a non-alcholic Welcome Drink on a wooden leaf platter. The Welcome Drink was a mix of pineapple and orange juice.

Their menu is in English and Chinese, and about 70% of the menu has pictures. What attracted me to this restaurant was the staircase Omakase sets! Other than the staircase Omakase sets, the way they display their sashimi sets are really unique. Instead of the staircase, it’s placed on a log platter. Very instagrammable !

What is Omakase?

In Japan, Omakase is letting the chef decide the dishes for you. Normally, they would choose the freshest items of that day. But that depends on the restaurant. Basically, the term “Omakase” is either Chef’s Selection or ‘Daily Special’. The items could be different each time you visit. It’s entirely based on what is the freshest items.

We were the first customers of the day! (Since we arrived around 12PM) There was a couple of deliveries (Lots of fresh seafood!!!)!

 

We ordered two different types of Omakases. The top staircase is the 9 Course Sushi Omakase Set [Omakase Sushi in Fishman Style, 魚男九段寿司滥 9貫] that comes with udon. The bottom staircase is the 9 Course Sashimi Omakase Set [Omakase Sashimi in Fishman Style, 魚男九段盛剌身] that comes with rice.

Cost: HKD $ 596 【CAD $98】

The chef recommended we start from the bottom to the top for the Sushi Omakase Set. And start from the top to the bottom for the Sashimi Omakase Set.

Since I wanted to have the sushi last, we had the sashimi sets first!

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The 9 Course Sashimi Omakase starting from the top to the bottom!

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The 9 Course Sushi Omakase starting from the bottom to the top!

The quality of each item isn’t bad. But I would recommend eating it when it arrives! I think we took too long taking photos. The sashimi felt really warm… like room temperature sashimi…

Presentation – 4/5

Service – 3.5/5

Quality – 3.5/5 (This could be my fault for not eating it when the waitress first placed down the sets)

Overall, the experience was nice! But I probably wouldn’t come back unless they have another ‘special’ presentation item.

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i CREMERiA | CREMADORO 純金北海道牛奶雪糕

i CREMERiA | CREMADORO 純金北海道牛奶雪糕

📍 i CREMERiA | Hong Kong, 香港

Address[地址]: Shop F-9, 1/F, 11-19 Great George Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay | 銅鑼灣Fashion Walk記利佐治街11-19號1樓F-9號舖

CREMADORO純金北海道牛奶雪糕 | i CREMERiA Milk Soft Cream topped with 99% finest edible Gold Leaf

【美肌をはぐくむ金箔の力 Gold leaves can accelerate metabolism and balance the pH level in our body which helps to enhance intestines and skin health. We serve you the best!】

Cost: HKD $ 98.00 【CAD $16】

The CREMADORO 純金北海道牛奶雪糕 is vanilla soft serve with a two sheets of edible gold leaves on top. The vanilla soft serve was very delicious but the cone could have been better. The edible gold leaf is actually tasteless, you don’t really notice it when you’re eating. But it does stick to your lips pretty well. As advertised, the gold leaves are suppose to accelerate metabolism and balance the pH levels in our body.

Presentation wise, the Cremadoro is very pretty. 【I actually read some reviews for the other locations, they don’t put the gold sheet on properly… The final product does not look as advertised. I think I got pretty lucky!】

Taste wise, the cone definitely could have been better! It felt very stale… I went around 3 PM but the cone felt like it has been there overnight…

The store itself is pretty small, there isn’t room for you to eat inside the store. There’s a counter for you to order and that’s about it. There were a few photos in the background. Around 6 photos. Outside the store, there are two tables for you to sit and enjoy the ice cream.

Overall, I do think this ice-cream is a bit over hyped but definitely worth the IG photo.

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Other Locations:

Shop 13, 4/F, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok | 旺角亞皆老街8號朗豪坊4樓13號舖

Shop OT-G03A, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | 尖沙咀廣東道3-27號海港城海運大廈地下OT-G03A號舖

Shop 15, B2/F, Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay | 銅鑼灣軒尼詩道555號崇光百貨B2樓15號舖

Shop P125, 1/F, World Trade Center, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay | 銅鑼灣告士打道280號世貿中心1樓P125號舖

Starry Nails ✨

Starry Nails ✨

✓ Starry / Galaxy Nails

I’ve noticed that the starry / galaxy nails have been trending all over instagram lately. Since I’ll be going on a short Asia trip, I thought I’ll give this style a try!

The nail technician I went to this time just graduated this year from Blanche Macdonald. She has been a lash technician for a few years now, and decided to do nails as well. I found her on instagram under the #vancouvernails.

I was pretty indecisive during this nail session. I had a few designs but couldn’t decide which one. This nail session took about 3 hours because I couldn’t decide. This is actually one of the longest nail sessions I’ve ever had. Normally, my sessions around 30 minutes to an hour max. But the nail technician I normally go to has “retired”.

The image above, my left and right nails respectively. Each nail has a different design. I thought the moon nail art was a bit too thick but they were the only moon nail art she had. (That wasn’t a sticker)


☾ Price List ☽

Hard Gel with one colour – $60

Gel Polish – $30

Additional colours per nail – $2+

Nail Art – $3+

Removal Hard Gel – $30

with Nail Art – $2~$5

Gel Polish Removal – $15

with Nail Art – $2~$5

Below, I have put her contact information and price list if anyone is interested in booking.

Lisa Liang, Nail Technician

IG @createdbyleesaw

Email – createdbyleesaw@gmail.com

 

海胆 | Sea Urchin Day

It’s almost spring!! The weather just started to get a bit warmer. Which means I can finally put all my big jackets into storage and bring out my dresses! I remember I used to wear a dress almost everyday a few years ago (rain or shine). But lately I’ve been really into big sweaters. Especially grey sweaters… or grey anything.


I was near the fisherman’s wharf market having a late lunch. And when I was finished I realized the marketplace was still open! Even though most boats were closed, I was still able to purchase some uni! Which was the only item I actually wanted to buy! The boat only sold uni, the small sea urchins were 3 for $10.00 and the jumbos were $5.00 each! I was debating between the small and the jumbo, but ended up getting all jumbos.

I only had a minute or so to look at their diagram on ‘How To Open A Sea Urchin’.

First, you flip it onto the side where it’s flat. You’ll see a small opening, use a pair of scissor to widen the opening. The proper way is to cut enough so your able to crack it in half with your hands. But after trial and error, I found it was easier to cut a little bit, and then pour out the water or seaweed inside. Then split the uni in half. Use a spoon to gently remove the pieces of uni and discard everything that is not orange/yellow. Do not eat any of the black parts! After removing the uni, gently rinse under water. Pick off anything that is not orange/yellow and then pat dry.

Los Angeles (洛杉矶) ♥

Los Angeles (洛杉矶) ♥

📍Los Angeles (洛杉矶) | Urban Lights LACMA ♥

Address | 地址 : 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

第一次去美国的洛杉矶。 我看INSTAGRAM, 很多人都会去URBAN LIGHTS。 拍的照片真好看啊。 但是我们早上的时候真的是人山人海啊。本来是早上去拍的。 但是看到那么多人 我们走了。。。  根本不能拍一个照片 后面是没有人的。【如果真的想没有人, 可以在LIGHTS的带一到三排 都可以的。但是拍的方向 一定是后面/侧面啊。 不能拍马路的方向啊】

URBAN LIGHTS是在大马路旁边  如果你们是开车去的, 可以停在S Ogden Dr 和S Genesee Ave附近。 我们去的时候刚好可以挺扯,但是我忘了什么时候不能停。 在美国真的要看看sign和kerb的颜色。 如果是黄色 不能停。。。 我们真倒霉。。。 不知道美国的regulations, 有两三个ticket。。。 真倒霉!!!!  他们的regulations和加拿大不一样。

Urban Lights LACMA 旁边有很大的博物馆叫Petersen Automotive Museum。他们的入场费是$16美金【18岁以上] 但是如果你有学生卡 入场费是$13美金。

📍Los Angeles (洛杉矶) | Petersen Automotive Museum

Address | 地址 : 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

每天开10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

他们有挺多不同的展品。 哈哈,里面有1989蝙蝠侠的车 “The Winged Warrior”! 还有1981年的Back To The Future – DeLorean DMC-12 “Time Machine”!!!

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1989蝙蝠侠的车 “The Winged Warrior” | 1989 Batmobile “The Winged Warrior”
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1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 “TIME MACHINE”

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“Seeing Red – 70 Years of Ferrari”

SEEING RED: 70 YEARS OF FERRARI
SEEING RED: 70 YEARS OF FERRARI

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