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16th-Jul-2014 10:29 pm(no subject)
Angelic Boyish

My relationships are so toxic now.
I just want to recluse to a place and live alone till I die, depressed or not.

7th-Jun-2014 01:51 am - 没那么简单
Angelic Boyish


没那么简单
就能找到 聊得来的伴
尤其是在 看过了那么多的背叛
总是不安 只好强悍
谁谋杀了我的浪漫

没那么简单
就能去爱 别的全不看
变得实际 也许好也许坏各一半
不爱孤单 一久也习惯
不用担心谁 也不用被谁管

感觉快乐就忙东忙西
感觉累了就放空自己
别人说的话 随便听一听
自己作决定
不想拥有太多情绪
一杯红酒配电影
在周末晚上 关上了手机
舒服窝在沙发里

相爱没有那么容易
每个人有他的脾气
过了爱作梦的年纪
轰轰烈烈不如平静
幸福没有那么容易
才会特别让人着迷
什么都不懂的年纪
曾经最掏心
所以最开心 曾经

想念最伤心
但却最动心 的记忆

2nd-Jun-2014 05:42 pm - End of another show
Angelic Boyish
And this marks the end of another of my favourite favourite favourite shows of ALL time, The Neighbors. Why, why not renewed for another season. Me cry. I will live on and carry life with a continued passion for it. I love you always.
Angelic Boyish




Just like the previous sub-proj, I ended up visiting Yomenya twice to just stop trying the same thing that I always always always used to eat, Half half A. It became to the point where I didn't even have to look at the menu anymore, hence I had to try Mentaiko Shrimp. From Zw's experience, it seems that the taste is not strong etc but it's alright, just a portion of my focus this time, not main.


(Left - Half half A; Right - Mentaiko Shrimp. Photo credits to BFF Zw.)

With the purpose in mind, I noticed that definitely this place placed (rhythm intended) more emphasis on decoration environmental setting:


  • Icon of Yomenya Goemon. I have a few interpretations on this.


  1. It looks like a Nohmen, where it conveys an simple story elaborately, but adding expensive and royal accessories and backdrop to enhance lavishness. Drawn to the presentation of the dishes, and they show a similar side, where a simple plate can be added value to greatly solely through caviar-level ingredients. Just like the masks, with a very alike brown base but transformed dramatically simply from alterations of light and shadows, most of those pasta types are the same, but obvious differences are tasted with a wide variety/scope of pastes (that's how I call it right?).

  2. The name can also suggest the common occurrence of samurais either opening or frequently patronizing such (or this particular) venues. Putting aside that a famous character with the same name (long story involved) is deemed to have existed, whose personality is like Il Ji Mae, this adoption of group of persons may highlight its importance and significance in its society.

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(Left - Brand Logo; Right - Famous Il ji Mae-like character)

  • The forever popular Maneki-neko. This fat cat adds on to the ancient/early-years image that the store wants to portray, indicating that the idea of boosting business profits using lucky ornaments is embraced by the enterprise and not eliminated. The selection is apt, as it also serves to accentuate their own country's traditions, as compared to other lucky motifs, such as '福' papers and horseshoe. [I FORGOT TO TAKE A PHOTO CAN YOU BELIEBE IT T.T]


  • O-hashi. On a side note, I saw a food blogger underlining the presence of chopsticks, but did not elaborate on that. That is the kind of direction that i'm not heading, and I want to employ practical application of the food experience to consider cultural aspects of meals we face. Back to topic, to remove the usage of fork and spoon, tools that the original italian style spaghetti uses, does not confuse, but only made their identity of strong features and consistency even clearer.

Some things I felt could have been done better:

  • Chochin lamps. Lanterns were never really a feature of the traditional Japanese home, but of specialists stores instead, where its size is taken as measurement of success. It fits the image it hopes to convey and is coherent with other symbolisms in the store.

  • Dessert. Mainly it's me trying to justify it. Maybe things like Mochi or Dorayaki may be better. Well blame me also for the lack of Jap dessert knowledge to come up with more. Sorry not sorry.

Overall, I felt that for their concept at least, it easier to understand where their priorities are coming from, which is why the whole goals and aims are very important, just like how school-organization mindsets form.


Anyway Cafe etc is coming up next!! It's like not even Japanese, totally Italian, but nahaha that's the benefit of setting up parameters at the start... I can deviate! XD Teaser - I am going to focus on


  • their handling,

  • what region it is most likely from,

  • its significance and if it is portrayed,

  • and again, if Singapore is a suitable place for its development, from the viewpoint of a commoner.

I really hope I can write asap, but yah, I may also keep it to extend the frequency since for next few months no more time for me T.T. It's alright, look forward please! :)


Regards,
MissFalling

Things Japanese, Page 102 & 103 (Nicholas Bornoff and Michael Freeman)

14th-Feb-2014 10:13 pm - Maybe there was never an 'us'.
Angelic Boyish

Maybe there was never an 'us'.
Maybe it was just you and me crossing paths at a moment, and then we hit it off.

Maybe there was never an 'us'.
Maybe it was just two people seeking love in a wrong manner.

Maybe there was never an 'us'.
Maybe it was just two strangers who decided to get together they were surprised and lonely.

Maybe there was never an 'us'.
Maybe it was just individuals who did things together, minds and souls not aligned.

Maybe there was never an 'us'.
Maybe it was just an envision that was not meant for us, together.

Maybe there was never an 'us'.
Maybe it was just one meeting another who could never have enough support.

Maybe there was never a 'us'.
Maybe it was just me asking for things that I don't even know.

Maybe there was never an 'us'.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry that I'm still dragging your time.

Maybe it's just time for us to work it out. And work it out on my side. Cuz I could never ask more from you without sounding too demanding, can I?

Maybe, it's really just my fault. I'm horrible as a partner, I guess. I just want to stay alone forever.

Angelic Boyish

As much as I want to start with my favourite restaurant, while I wait 'patiently' for Yomenya Day to come, mwahaha, I shall just pick experiences that I have had a while ago then, more content mah.

Do you know the reason why teppanyaki started? It was because the way of cooking meat captured the attention of foreigners (soldiers, missionaries, merchants etc. I believe). I guess it because the way the food is being tossed and so on, they don't get to see it in their 'classy' style of cooking, haha. Jamie Oliver isn't alive then k. It's not like the Japanese cooked that way as well; it was simply to entertain and attract customers. A performance it originated!

This time I sat down and really thought through the purpose of its design, process and significance.


  • Sadly I believe for economical and modern habit purposes, we no longer have like a row of seats where the performance still happens. We eat individually, stir for ourselves; where is that initial feel, and why is it removed?


  • When I sat down there, people come and go like they have not stayed for more than 10 minutes. From the documentary that I have watched, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, his restaurant would require people to actually reserve seats so that he can plan and cater his cooking for his audience (yes, i'm using this word). While here, we are at the other end of the spectrum, where we have our catering too, but solely because we are in total control. This support point 1 already I think.


  • The buying process reflects that of a fast-food centre, and sadly when I was there the only thing I could feel was the rushed pace of 'next, yes, ok, confirm, $55' etc lol, if you know what I mean. Yah, reminds me of Japan, Tokyo especially. In a bad way =.=|| The thing is, this doesn't happen in Japan itself I would say. Just look at the picture.


(The only reason that I could think of is probably because we have more people here who just does not expect this kind of service for the price range/standard given. This is how our culture functions, and how theirs are. Can't be helped. Different treatment :( )


  • I went there twice to eat Ham and Beef rice, and Scallop rice respectively. I didn't pick the other types because I get reminded of risotto (if only we have this), of which both absorbed the flavour from sauces. In this sense, no comparison is drawn by them as it is not even a part of the idea, but it keeps me contemplating for fun discoveries. Given the kind of ingredients used (it's practically the same as carbonara except white v.s. black honey and choice of carbohydrates.), psychologically I felt less of an attachment to the first plate as it was the scallop that brought images of the seas there and so on. Ham is italian, beef is Korean, period, which is why they could strive more to remove this notion.


In conclusion, the focus PepperLunch adopts is of the innovation they have made with the fresh (pun intended) technology of cooking, and but I question its point of heavily linking (comparable to Yoshinoya =.=||) Japanese identity to themselves. I know the Japanese brand is probably lucrative and with pride, but it's just like KFC Curry rice (improvised) and publicize like it's so amazing to the world, where in fact what others will want to see more is well, still the curry itself. The fact that it has so many outlets contributed to this bother also.

To think that I did not take any photos. I must start having the habit man. At least I can take one from Kai! :)


(You see, store identity not clear.)

(Updated) And Chris burnt his hand so I had to ask for first aid immediately. Scar formed.

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See you again!


Regards,
MissFalling


Italy, A Journey for Food Lovers, Page 182
11th-Jan-2014 04:39 pm - New Year, New Stuff
Angelic Boyish

Looking at how un-frequent my public postings (yes, explicits cannot be seen) are, I need to resurrect here man.

As I looked at my list of possible things to actually do, including individual random rants just for this blog of well, important-but-not-as-important stuff, surprisingly I decided to do something long-term. I have a choice of either Anatolian, Italian, Japanese cuisine or life in Singapore in the eyes and true interactions of those around us.

Of which I don't find the second as suitable. What if I say/record something controversial, or me being the expressive-offensive me, may just end up negatively on papers :S argh whatever. Anatolian is out at the moment since it's so exotic I have no way of commenting with my current level.

And then I realize surprisingly JapItalian is not any better. A search of books in a common library only gave me two like, 1/10 critique connecting food and culture.


(I'm so tempted to buy the one on the left, but shipping will definitely be very high from the US :( the right one has like a few pathetic pages on describing the types of links between Italian practices and food but it's good enough.)


A search online gives me nothing about current food and variations between fusion food and their origin as well. Location of the actual food is not taken into consideration as well. Just think about my favourite Yomenya Goemon. It's a Japanese Restaurant of Italian Pasta evolution situated in none of the two countries. How complex is that? I guess we may find less of such styles/occurrences in other places since we are a big melting pot of ethnicities.

Not to talk about existing reviews in Singapore, which is like not what I'm aiming for and therefore does not satisfy my hunger (pun intended) for what I want to know. Rarr. It's alright... I CREATE TO SUIT MYSELF. HAHAHA.

I'm most likely going to focus on:


  • Japltalian-Western (yes, a specific genre is enough) critique on how particular dishes/restaurant reflect its traditional features in little details

  • The catering of tastes to Singapore, and how it is more applicable than what it seems/perceived

  • Should it be promoted by the outlet, how authentic, or rather how improvised, something is and its purpose for so

  • Whether it adds on to the mixing of culture in various aspects.

What i'm NOT going to talk about:

  • A sequential narrative of my eating experience. I'm not here to say how cheap, beautiful, spicy etc. the food is. Unless of course, it pertains to the elaboration of changes mades, such as spices, the need for a wide variety of food.

  • Whether I like the food or not. Ok, maybe just a little from my subjective POV. XD

The posts in this blog may be edited ongoing to cater to my habit of increased perspectives from time to time. XD
Hope you enjoy! :)

Regards,
MissFalling



On a side note, don't think I'm going to publicize this atm. Later people see like nothing much then forever dismiss my blog. Pray Google continue to be nice to me :))
23rd-Nov-2013 12:57 pm - 叫人心寒
Angelic Boyish

你最信任的人。
不信任你。

认为你错了时。
道理听不进。
至认错止。

- Annoymous

Angelic Boyish



"However, don't force it and try to be something you’re not—including funny. “Nothing leaves a bad taste in people’s mouths like an accidentally insulting joke or string of bad puns,” she adds. And remember, even if the food is bad or the weather is poor, don't complain—you'll only end up killing the mood and appearing as a Debbie Downer."


- How To Make a Good Impression - Networking Skills - Woman's Day



Totally reminds me of someone. Argh *roll eyes* It's really not easy to offend me on first encounter, but yes, he did it.

30th-Oct-2013 05:36 pm(no subject)
Angelic Boyish
SM Entertainment is filled with beautiful people. That's it.

My life =.=
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