Monday, March 27, 2017

IT WAS RAINING CATS. JUST CATS.


26TH MARCH 2017 ~ This was the restaurant in which cats roamed freely and visitors came to woo them. People came here just not to eat but they were here mainly to look at the cats and  to spoil and pamper them in any way possible. I am now thinking of retiring early to open up this kind of eating place.



























































Cats Cafe is located at Jalan Abdul Samad, Johor Bahru, if you are interested to pay the cats a visit.

Thanks to Ms. Khaulah and Ms. Yana [ex-SMKTUN SPM batch 2006] for taking me to this cafe. It was great to gossip over coffee and running cats. Next time, it should be my turn to host.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SEARCHING FOR GLICO MAN ON THE STREETS OF DOTONBURI


17th MARCH 2017 ~ What is the proof you can show to other people you have been to Osaka? Get yourself photographed in front of the iconic billboard of Glico Man on Dotonburi Street. It is not evident why the Glico Man is very popular among tourists but the billboard has been displayed for over than 70 years there.





Dotonbori Street is a popular night spot among tourists and when I was there, we were surrounded by a sea of tourists and locals, and every space was occupied. Where did all these people come from?




The streets were brightly lighted up and it was no wonder people came here just to see the colourful neon lights and there were even cruise boats ferrying visitors on the river. There were also small stalls lining the roads selling all sorts of Japanese delicacies and the popular one should be takoyaki - a ball-shaped pancake filled with octopus meat in its core. 














































We did not stay long there. The air outside was getting colder and we needed to find some hot drinks, and later we had to find the guest house that had been booked earlier.