[making] What to look for when you purchase small kitchen appliances in Asia?

Shopping in Asia is not only limited to clothes, novelty items, animes, and beauty supplies.  When I visit to Taiwan and Japan, in particular I'm always attracted to check out small kitchen appliances. I've bought mini grill, nagashi somen (流しそうめん) machine, travel cookers, blenders and more in Japan.  I was all thrilled and excited until…

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[Tokyo] What else to buy in Tokyo — LED Ceiling Lights!

Whenever I visit Japan, we don't just shop the ordinary goods like snacks, clothes, anime products, I shop electronics. When I visited Japan last year, I've got a dual voltage Panasonic Nano hair dryer and eye massager, and this time I got something bigger --- LED ceiling lights. While I was shopping for hairdryer last…

[xmas 2018] Top 5 perfect Xmas surprises for the Foodies

Christmas is coming in less than 2 weeks and I know most of us are still going out crazy shopping for the holiday. It's always thoughtful to give and to receive gift that fit your loved ones and at the same time they have absolutely no idea to have receive such thing on Earth. So…

[shopping] Where can you shop reasonable priced organic Chinese vegetables?

I have conducted an Asian grocery shopping tour earlier at a local Chinese supermarket with two participants.  It was indeed a very interesting idea exchange experience.   My two participants are definitely rookies in Chinese cooking, and they were definitely amused on how many Chinese herbs and veggies we use in our everyday cooking; that…

[making] Jaw dropping experience with the pick up service at Walmart

Walmart had introduced walls of yellow lockers earlier on for online shopping pick up in store service, I thought everything was going well and smooth and recently had just found out the lockers had become history.   The pick up in store service is still available when you do online shopping at Walmart, however be…