Sep 22, 2013

Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant @ Orchard Central


Having spent time with the ones whom you were acquainted with in high school sometimes triggers nostalgia. And it’s time for another moment of reminiscence with a buffet dinner at Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant with my fellow high school mates, who came abroad to Singapore for tertiary education, like me. Just a couple of months ago, we graduated from our respective universities (NUS/NTU), and having moved into the status of working adults makes gathering an even more challenging mission.

Nevertheless, some of us made it, and by getting a $15 sponsorship each person from the Chung Ling High School Students’ Association, everyone had to pay only $26 for the buffet dinner (U.P. $41) – big savings, still, big expenditure. It was actually a farewell dinner for the recent university graduates who were from Chung Ling High School (Glen, Jackson, Jonathan, Kay Wei, Sheng Di, Yi Ren & me), and it was undoubtedly wonderful to know that everyone at the table has secured a job in Singapore.

I started off by eating their meat skewers. The warmth and juiciness reminded me of those that I've eaten in Osaka. I was hoping to grab the more deluxe sushi like unagi sushi, but I only saw the pretty basic ones (the best you can get there is probably salmon sushi), which was quite disappointing.

If you’re a sashimi lover, Kiseki is totally a paradise for you. I grabbed almost a dozen of thick salmon sashimi out of greed and I ate till I felt like puking. Oops, but I didn’t say that it’s bad, it’s quite good, but I haven’t eaten that huge amount of sashimi in one shot before.




Apparently I didn't take a lot of pictures, I totally had no mood to do so because there were probably food particles stuck in the esophagus or trachea, giving me the constant urge of vomiting, which I most of the time suppress because I hate puking. This syndrome of mine is often accompanied by flu, especially during buffet meals. I love how they place the utensils tray - it's right behind me, where I've taken countless pieces of serviettes from to save my runny nose.

It's just simply a pity that I instantly lost my appetite for feeling unwell, when I could've tucked into a greater Japanese meal in this buffet restaurant. Guess no one at the table noticed how sunken I was. However, I honestly think that if you have extra money to spend on satisfying your desire for Japanese food or you have extraordinarily high eating capacity, go ahead. Great food, which to me are not really affordable.


Orchard Central, #08-01/02/03
181 Orchard Road
Singapore 238896
Tel: (65) 6736 1216

Operating Hour:
11.30am to 3pm daily
(Last order at 2.30pm)
6pm to 10.30pm daily
(Last order at 9.30pm)



PS: The journey back home was a disastrous one - I was so close to puking in the bus 190 when it entered the expressway where I had no way to alight before the expressway exit. The impulse just came at the very wrong timing, and trust me you don't wanna experience the sorrow.

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

第23回 星蘭祭


ペナンにいたから、第22回のを見失っても、今年(第23回)のへ帰ったぜー!

今回の参観は日本から帰ってきた後輩、忠祥さんと一緒だった。
彼は日本語が上手だし、日本へ交換留学が終わったばかりだ。

制服試着会

二年前の星蘭祭で制服の試着を見失って、ちょっと早く並んだらできたのに…けど、今回は最初の訪ねたスポットは「制服試着会」だったので、やっとすっかり日本高校生に変身したよ!


実は、制服の待つ時間は長すぎたから、試着会の後はすぐ食堂へ昼ごはんを食べに行った。$5の食券でこのきつねうどんをもらった。とても美味しかった!
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なんか、奈良で食べた巾着きつねうどんのような味がした、懐かしいなあ…

桃太郎のフェスタ

「桃太郎のフェスタ」でピンボールとか、ボウリングとか、ヨーヨー釣りとかした。

ヨーヨー釣りは本当に苦手だ。いくら頑張っても無理だったそうだ。

ゲームを上手にやれなかったもので、スコアが低くて菓子が二三個しかもらわなかった。

甘かったけど… ^^




御化け屋敷

僕はいつもこんな怖さに楽しみにしてる、やっと今日は経験できた。


グランド・ピアノさえ使って…

暗かったけど、怖いことはあまり怖くなかったと思う。でも、楽しかったよ。

アラジンと魔法ランプ Photo studio

おかしいテーマだったけど、あっちで簡単なマジックを一人の高校生に見せてもらった後でアラブの服を着てから写真が撮られたんだ。



忠祥さんの留学仲間と一緒に





早稲田渋谷シンガポール校の学生と先生たち、お疲れ様でした!
また今度ね!


Waseda Shibuya Senior High School
57 West Coast Road, Singapore 127366

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist

Sep 9, 2013

Tampopo たんぽぽ @ Liang Court


There's this female colleague of mine, who sits beside me on bus heading towards the company everyday. Claire, joined Cameron a week after me in July, and thereafter I was no longer lonely on the bus. 2 of our common friends are actually the GRDP Trainees of the same batch as me, and I'm glad that I know a friend who's also living in the relatively remote Bukit Panjang area.

We're having a mini celebration cum dinner at Tampopo たんぽぽ near Clarke Quay, which specializes in ramen.


Deluxe Tampopo Black Pig Shabu Ramen デラックスたんぽぽ黒豚しゃぶラーメン @ $16.30


BP Rich Pork Bone Ramen 黒豚濃厚豚骨ラーメン @ $15.30


Katsu Don (served with Pork Miso Soup) かつ丼(豚汁付き) @ $18.00

Something fishy is to be expected when someone is begging for an excuse to visit the washroom.


Claire looks happy with the present we bought her in the U.S. during our GRDP Leadership Week


177 River Valley Road, #01-23/24,
Liang Court Shopping Centre,
Singapore 179030


Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist