Confession of an Asian StyleHolic


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 I love sushi. Not only it taste fresh but I feel really trendy when I dip the unagi (eel) sushi into the soy sauce with a bit of wasabi. Its kind like exciting  in sushi restaurant. I can take everything from the conveyer belt. For those who not really familiar with Japanese conveyer restaurant or (‘Kaiten Zushi) is where sushi in colourful plates are placed on rotating conveyer belt that winds through the restaurant and past almost every seat plates. We can pick our selection and final bill is based on the colour of the plates.  A creative way to serve people and what a creative way to make me eat more than I can imagine and spend my money without I realising it. It’s like I become colour blind when I  can’t differentiate the colour of the plates (which will make me like What?!!!! when the bill come). Maybe because the exquisite taste of sushi.

Never do sushi without wasabi. I have quite an experience with wasabi. Mistakenly assume wasabi is mild, like some kind of tomato ketchup or mustard, I dip the sushi into wasabi paste, and I mean a HUGE PORTION of wasabi for a small piece of sushi. Then the strong  flavour attacked my nasal passage and feel like choking. Tears rolling from my eyes. The rest is history!


Now, I love my sushi with wasabi but very careful with it. Don’t want to mess with the green thing anymore. But, Elle Kate lunch bag come in erm.. green wasabi is something is not dangerous and it’s look cute and wearable. I am not going to buy this  because I don’t bring lunch to work or play (except at one time I obsessed with detox and eat nothing but tomatoes salad- tell you more about it in future entry).  The lunch box has very unique feature like drawstring closure; like a traditional Japanese rice container that I’ve seen in my late grandma Japanese series, Oshin.  Kate is made from 100% Nylon and the interior thermal interior is water and stain resistant and can be easily wiped so you don’t really have to worry about the cleaning thing. I can imagine Gwen Stefani carry this for a lunch picnic with Gavin and their two adorable boys, Kingston and Zuma. A not so conventional lunch box for not so conventional ladies like Gwen or maybe you.

Kate Wasabi Lunch bag for USD27.95


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I am so happy to live in country where King is the leader. I accept the Royal Constitution and grateful to live in a democratic country. King here is so powerful and he has the absolute say in so many things, which I think it is essential for peace and unity. Here  we believe King is someone we look up, accept and respect and everyone agreed with that including the paparazzi and fashion critic!


  Paparazzi here snap do not  snap our royal family having breakfast. Fashion critic don’t write or give rating for our royal dressing unlike in what they did for British Royal. I wonder what the British critic will say if Queen of England carry beige GG canvas ‘Royal’ drawstring tote. They probably write “king carry the fox that was been killed by Prince Philips”. I personally think this bag is odd and frightening. Like they kill fox (which is from Finland) and the fox haunt the bag. The open top has leather drawstring with tassels and bamboo ornaments, what it is for? If it is for lucky charm, sorry you will not get any lucky this time. “Finland Fox that killed by Prince Philip” bag at for USD1800.00.


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Last night I went out with two of my best buddies, B (the ‘handsome’ female-he) and F (the curvy lady- she). It is like a ritual for three of us to have late night supper and talk about almost anything, from country foreign policies to fantasies about stabbing someone.. Yes… stabbing someone. Sometimes we spend like 3 to 4 hours chatting while having glasses of the diabetic teh tariks (sweetened condensed milk tea)  with plates of MSG fried instant noodles. The reason why I just love spending time talk and talk and talk and talk to both of them is because they have brain, yes.. Real brain!


One of our discussions is about what is our purpose in life. F , the curvy attractive lady said she wants career advancement. She is willing to work hard and I can see that. She works and learn about the work just like typical scene in ‘nothing to rich’ movie; young executive that work hard and faces a lot of challenges until she succeeds. F is on track with career development but she told us that she needs steady boyfriend to complete her life < but I think she needs husband, oppsss… sorry F). About the boyfriend thing, maybe it is because her hair! Sorry 1000x again F!.


F and I quite worried about B( the ‘handsome’ female with stylish hair cut). He is in his 30’s with  and has what it takes  but doesn’t have any clear purpose in life. B has a lot of talent  that is in a ‘tight bottle and B need strength and strategy to open that bottles’. He is like setting goals but not in the right track to achieve that. F and I conclude that it is mainly because B lifestyle and attitude..  But B strength is he is willing to listen; especially to our free, irritating preaches. 



If you ask me, my aim is to earn reasonable enough money to live fabulously (yes, a bit like Kimora!). Stay in fancy house in hip area in town and holidaying in my big country house on top of the hill with my family and closed friends. When it comes to shop, I can buy almost whatever  including g legendary Louis Vuitton Damier Géant Canvas Conquérant 65 for USD3,520.00 @ because this is  luxury. The thing I like about LV Damier is because of thermo-compressed shape for extra space.  The canvas is from ultra-strong technical fibers similar to those used in mountain-climbing ropes. Worth every cents. Buy it today and you can use almost everyday in 20 years. But darling, this luggage is not even for me it’s for a monthly gift to  F and B.  I am rich, remember?


Yes maybe I can buy LV Damier with my paycheck now but it is possibly I am going have panic attack thinking what  to eat for the next two weeks. I have minor panic before like when I went to mall after reading money management self help book.  My original plan is to have dinner at the food court, not in fancy restaurant because the book said you can save as much as 40% eating at food court rather than fancy restaurant. But the  ‘SALE’ is everywhere. In the end I went home with new designer bag (the book said don’t sacrifice important staple thing), three pairs of  shoes at discounted price (the book said buy only things at discounted price), eye contour cream (again, staple thing) and books (including ‘Retired early with own saving’ – the book said you must read a lot improve your money management knowledge). The panic is when I accidentally see the bills.  To fix everything, I just think positive and humming ‘I’ll be thrifty next month’ before I go to bed.


Gosh, I can’t wait to get rich.


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