this is probably one of dubai’s best kept secrets – a store of exclusively japanese bargain products for your home, some food and stationary. Continue reading
now that we have all just experienced fireworks last night in our respective locations worldwide, i am reminded of the annual summer fireworks competition event held on the last saturday of july on the sumida river in tokyo. it is a tradition that dates back Continue reading
wishing you all the best for a happy new year. 2008 promises to be a lucky year – afterall it contains the number 8 for luck in chinese culture, and for those of us “rats” in the chinese zodiac, it is also year of the rat. i did a bit of math – this auspicious combination of 8 appearing in the calendar year coinciding with year of the rat will not recur in our lifetime, so make the best of this year. but whatever your belief, make this year a great one. buy a daruma doll (pictured above), and in the tradition of japan, make a wish and fill one eye, and when it comes true fill in the other eye and burn the doll….
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a must stop on my annual pilgrimage to tokyo – a city that i could claim twice as my home – is a favorite eatery called tonki. i have been going there since 2000. Continue reading
singapore airlines could not confirm my return seat from perth where I had planned to spend new year’s with friends sailing in the ocean. so i find myself in dubai for new year’s reflecting on some of the more interesting winter destinations i have been to Continue reading