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Autumn in Japan - Video Travelogue

Sunday, December 4, 2016
11:49 PM

I know I promised to get this video up by Saturday... But Singtel modem was down for almost the whole of yesterday so I didn't want to risk uploading my video with my 3G (even though Today reported that Singtel would waive off the charges) because the video it's far too huge a file.

So anyway, here's my a visual travelogue on Japan's beautiful streets, temples and delectable cuisine. 12 days in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, captured in early October when the leaves just began to fall.


Do give the video a like and subscribe if you're interested to see more of my future travel videos! Any likes, shares or subscribes will be deeply appreciated!!!

I guess this is the start for my YouTube travel channel! I'm not sure where this is going to go but I'm hoping to make this work, so I'm really thankful for any support. It's been quite the hectic week, rushing through colour grading and editing and just coming up with this final product.

I'll admit, this is not the best video... I was kind of disappointed in myself at how I didn't focus some of my footages properly (which explains why some clips in the first minute was kinda blur), and how I still used them anyway lol it's such a crime. But I'll work on them and make my next video better!!! Promise!!

So here's the start to another one of my ventures hehe. Check out my other travel posts on Japan if you haven't, links are down below!

▶ Autumn in Japan (part 1) - Northern & Central Tokyo
▶ Autumn in Japan (part 2) - Western Tokyo
▶ Autumn in Japan (part 3) - Nagoya
▶ Autumn in Japan (part 4) - Osaka
▶ #TRIPPinJAPAN (part 1) - Japan tips
▶ #TRIPPinJAPAN (part 2) - Osaka Day 1, 2 & 3
▶ #TRIPPinJAPAN (part 3) - Kyoto Day 5, 6 & 7
▶ #TRIPPinJAPAN (part 4) - Kyoto Day 8 & 9
▶ #TRIPPinJAPAN (part 5) - Tokyo Day 10 to 17

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Park Bench Deli

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
4:53 PM

Recently, I've been on a couple of food ventures with Han since he's been paying his ex-colleagues/friends and his old workplace a visit during his bookouts, so I got to try many food stuffs that he recommended or his friends made. And they are all. So. Good!!!
I always look forward to Han's recommendation cause they never disappoint, and his friends are usually very generous so sometimes we get free stuff!! (working girl is cheapskate sorry HAHA). Perks of having a chef boyfriend I guess, I get a lot of good food :')

So one weekend, Han was telling me about this sandwich place that his friend/senior was working at, and after looking through a couple of reviews and pictures, we decided to patron Park Bench Deli together with Trisha and Zc!

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Honestly, I was super drawn to their aesthetic blue doors and rustic, old school decor. Makes for really good pictures!! The only downside was its indoor lighting being too dim, so we settled for the wooden tables and high stools outside where there was natural light.

So for four people, we got quite a lot LOL.

We ordered: Patty Melt ($17), Turkey RBC ($15), The Cubano ($16), Kong Bak Banh Mi ($16), Pork Fries ($12) and Acai Bowl ($8)

Park Bench Deli has way more options on their menu. Heard that their Peanut Butter Jelly one was really good but we were all feeling for something savory so we did not get that.

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Always loving my Acai bowl ($8)!!

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Turkey RBC ($15)

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Kong Bak Banh Mi ($16)

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Pork Fries ($12)

Out of everything we ordered, the best was hands down the pork fries. They had pulled pork, tomato salsa, jalapeño, sour cream, sriracha and other noteworthy ingredients atop the fries. I think it's a new item on their menu since I haven't seen much of it, but Han's friend recommended the pork fries so we gave it a shot. The serving was generous too!!
Initially thought that $12 was too hefty a price for fried potatoes but this is totally worth it!

Trisha's Kong Bak Banh Mi was nice too, and the guys also enjoyed their beef sandwiches/burgers. Mine was the Turky RBC, which none of us particularly liked because it just tasted too healthy... LOL. Not what you should get if you're looking for something flavourful, but if you want something guilt-free then yeah probably get the Turkey.

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They also have a peculiar range of beverages that I haven't really seen around. We tried the Mexican cola which was a little spicier than normal coke??

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So that was our brunch date two weekends ago!

I can't wait to try more food stuff omg. Han has brought me to try Saveur at Purvis Street (where he used to work) and it was so good?? The angel hair pasta, salmon confit and milk & cookies!! There was also the truffle kaisendon at Five Square that was unlike any chirashi bowl I had lolol.

Give these few places a shot if you're around the area!!


I spent almost my whole weekend editing my Japan travelogue video and I'm. FINALLY. Almost. Done.
The travel video is gonna be up on Saturday night, 3rd December 11pm. It's been a lot of late nights and restless afternoons to complete the whole post production, so I'm really stoked to share it!! I've been having some new ideas and may this video pave my way to the start of seeing my efforts come to fruition.

Till the next update!

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