Friday, July 4, 2014

Joe Hisaishi Concert by SSO

Friends got us some great tickets to watch a Joe Hisaishi concert. This was way back in February 2014, one day after Valentine. It cost us only like SGD19 per ticket, and we got front row seats! Amazing! Held at the Star Vista, which itself is an amazing place to hang out if you're even in the West side of Singapore!

Anyway, I'm a fan of Joe Hisaishi simply because I'm a fan of Hayao Miyazaki's movie's soundtrack. I would like to take a moment to clarify here that I'm not a fan of Hayao Miyazaki's movies although I do like some of them, and I do think Totoro is cute and all, but it is the soundtrack of his movies which I truly love. And the person behind those beautiful music is none other than Mr Hisaishi.
Here are the songs that were played during the concert. And a montage of the event done by one of my friend.
One of the highlight of the concert was the story telling of the Totoro movie thru narration and music, and also this piece from the movie Departure. If you have never seen this movie before, you should. I cried buckets watching it. The music is call おくりびと (Okuribito, "one who sends off")

Joe Hisaishi
Star Vista
Hayao Miyazaki

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Finally visited The Line buffet at Shangri-la Singapore after hearing so much about it. It was a treat from my brother for his birthday as me and my husband got him a xiao-mi phone for his birthday. The highlight for me was actually the macaroons as I was suffering from a critical craving for quite some time now and heard they serve it at the buffet. And so they did! Look at the pix above, aren't they pretty? I was all happy and glowing and was trying to eat a proper lunch before going after these babies! The usual sashimi and other meat dishes were served, notable Mediterranean, Indian, and the gyoza was super nice! But when I eventually tried the macaroons, only 50% were nice, and the crust was really disappointing! No further comments.

I absolutely love the cheese platter and went there almost every round, and only discovered the tea selection at the very end of it. I had a French Rose Vanilla tea which was just heavenly!
After lunch, we visited The Rose Veranda as my brother say it was a very nice place for high-tea. Love the ambiance there although I would prefer it was on the ground floor in or near a garden. Still, the spread was rather reasonable, and I look forward to visiting it next January during my birthday!

Note that if you make an online booking for the buffet, you get a 15% discount. 

Shangri-la Singapore