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Osaka: Freshness Burger (Opening at Nex Singapore?)

I had my first ever teriyaki chicken burger! Had it at the Osaka Freshness Burger joint. Everything tasted so good. The nuggets, the iced chocolate and the burger. The service was just excellent – I didn’t except anything less in … Continue reading

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Has Travel Lost Its Mystique? Do We Blame The Internet?

When I was four, even a little trip across the border to Malaysia made me wide-eyed. It was thrilling when the scenery changed drastically from Singapore’s urban landscape, to rows and rows of rubber trees with little tin-cups stuck in … Continue reading

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Starletshay’s Osaka and What I Saw

Before I went to Osaka, all the travel guides pointed to Osaka Castle as the symbol of Osaka and an attraction not to be missed. It was the top attraction on Tripadvisor too besides the Aquarium which I missed (I … Continue reading

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Osaka Kawaii: A Land Where Cuteness Prevails and I Love it

I recall using this starchy art glue as a kid. Cartoon characters from childhood. Kitty’s nose drips when it gets too cold, but this jacket will keep her warm.

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Diamaru in Osaka

The Diamaru is Osaka is just so pretty and pristine. It’s like a shopping palace. The front of the store even has a stone peacock carving to welcome shoppers. I wonder why we don’t have a similar concept store in … Continue reading

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Journey to Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park is the symbol of Osaka. The castle was flattened during the war and this is a replica.  Inside the castle is a museum, but everything is in Japanese so I guess it is more meaningful for the … Continue reading

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Osaka: Pretty in Pink

Besides the pink bicycles that I saw everywhere, pink featured prominently in Osaka. My favourite colour never looked prettier. Hello Kitty. Pachinko – Japanese slot machine which is a bit like a pinball machine. Umbrellas. Some kind of naughty custard … Continue reading

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Osaka: French Pastries

If you have some time in Osaka, you should definitely visit their cafes where you’ll find the most exquisite looking pastries. They tasted divine – real cream plus the freshest fruit was used. Again, I swooned over the Japanese attention … Continue reading

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Japanese School Uniforms in Osaka

I think Japanese School Uniforms look so smart. Nothing like the pinafore I wore to school that use to bunch up messily. In between lessons and for comfort, we used to take off the belt that came with it and … Continue reading

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Paul the Psychic Octopus Won’t Like it One Bit in Osaka

The people in Osaka love Octopus. Not for football predictions Paul – to eat! It’s a delicacy that I don’t think I will acquire the taste for. I do love their over the top huge mascots though. Makes the city … Continue reading

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