Friday, May 27, 2011

Hands Tailung

One of K's favorite store in Taipei is Hands Tailung. It is known as Tokyu Hands in Japan and their only overseas location is in Taipei. It is a store that focuses on hobby, home improvement and lifestyle products. It is filled with unnecessary but cute stuff that you can't help but buy! K could spend hours here! While I am usually at the beauty section while waiting for him :)

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D.I.Y leather bags 
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K got those colorful wastebins. He chose the purple and red combo.
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To keep shoes protected
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We got some hair waxes from the beauty section
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I got the softymo cleansing oil. A good alternative to shu uemura's.
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I want the ceramic knife!
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Love the cutting boards. Perfect if you want them color coded. 
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Health section

Next time you're in Taipei don't pass up a chance to visit this store. I'm sure you'll spend hours there too!

Hands Tailung
6/F Breeze Center
5/F Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A4 branch
9/F Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Nanjing West Rd. branch
10/F Pacific Sogo Zhongxiao branch
Outside Taipei:
8/F Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taichung branch

-Jean

(sorry for the crappy photos coz i'm trying not to get caught as they don't allow taking pictures inside the store)




Monday, May 16, 2011

Taiwan Series: What I Ate

After my what i wore post, let's move on to food in Taipei! I really think Taipei is one of the most underrated foodie destination in Asia. I super enjoyed all my meals there! Here are some of the highlights:


Mala Hotpot 
Ximending Branch
It's an eat-all-you-can hot pot place with assorted drinks, desserts and haagen-dazs and movenpick ice cream. I especially loved the movenpick ice cream!
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Angus beef ; My plate for hot pot
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Beer ; Assorted softdrinks
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Dessert station; Haagen Dazs; Movenpick; Drinks station

Street Food
I don't normally eat it here in Manila but when in Taipei be sure to eat street foods at night markets.
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Pork knuckle salad; Stinky tofu; Fried mushrooms; Taiwanese sausage

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Spring roll ice cream
wrapper w/ ice cream, shaved peanuts and coriander

Chinese breakfast
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Egg w/ raddish cake; Hot soy milk & Milk tea; Chinese cruller (you tiao)

Agnes B Cafe
Breeze Center Mall
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Coffee w/ juliete ; Coffee w/ croque monsieur

Da Che Lun Sushi
A nice sushi place in ximending area. Affordable and yummy sushi! 
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Smith and Hsu
Taipei city hall branch
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Afternoon tea
the scones w/ clotted cream and lemon curd are the best!

Saboten Tonkatsu 
Mitsukoshi Xinyi branch
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Unlimited cabbage salad; Tonkatsu set; Black sesame seeds w/ sauce; Green tea ice cream
my only advice is to choose the fatty pork! It will be so worth it!

Don't you want to hop on the next plane to Taipei? :)

-Jean



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My New Toy

I'm a regular coffee drinker. I usually have 2-3 cups daily. I need it to start my day, by mid-afternoon and occasionally after dinner too. So when i saw the Keurig coffee brewers, i badly wanted one for myself. I also love the fact that there's so many coffee refill variants available. You could also use it to brew tea and hot chocolate. Since it's not available locally i have to buy it from amazon and have my aunt ship it to me. I got the Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System and it's very affordable too! I think i need another one for our office haha :D


Here's how it works:


How it looks after:
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I can't wait to sample all the flavors available! Currently my favorites include:


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1.Donut shop coffee      2.Green mountain coffee - Nantucket Blend
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3. Gloria Jeans Butter Toffee

Know more about Keurig here.

-Jean



Monday, May 2, 2011

Accessory News: Proenza's Costume Jewelry

We've seen the bracelets..now a sneak peak of the necklace.  Proenza Schouler is said to release a collection of rope and geostone set of jewelries soon. Check out some of the ugly-made-beautiful-turned-trendy pieces which are projected to be launched every season, in same style but different colors.  Time to put the Hermes clic clac bangle and try out these androgynous pieces.  I personally love Proenza Schouler but I still have to think whether I can carry this one.  Will update you as soon as we hear more from the PS Team.

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Happy Tuesday!

-Rosz