Dear members, I am glad that I am given this chance by LanCul & it’s management to have this chat. I am happy to answer to any of your enquiry, doubts and questions. Let’s start chatting.
how was the last two weeks of crypto crashes been for you, LUNA made me cry
Wow Kevin, congrats! :)
Thank you Debbi.. ha ha ha… truly grateful to LanCul and it’s management. 😊🙏🏻
Hi Carson, crypto retracement is just a temporary pull back. Crypto is AI & blockchain driven, if investment pulled back, it will impact the investment outlook, this is a natural process. The heavy sell off in equities showed confidence level started to shaken, due largely to likely expected hike in
interest rate. This is the catalyst for anything. However, the world is living with AI and blockchain, with the huge fall, if you have the ability, there can be a buy on dip possibility. No one knows where’s the floor, you can split your buying order in varies crucial support level.
i am not a big crypto guy but I can see the big potential. so say you watch the chart, draw the channel line and identify a few below support level and watch it.
again, very likely this pull back is temporary.
sorry Carson, have to say that, the comments were just my opinion, with my perspective. a bit long sorry 😊🙏🏻
Hey,Kevin!!! I hope you remember me! How’s everything going?Actually, 10th of May is my birthday.So I’m 24 rn! I got “Amazon Fire Stick” from my sister
Good morning Alyssa-san, how are you doing? Of course I remember. We met during the international meet up at Ikebukuro in Oct last year and at Ochanomizu in Apr. How are you? Hope you are good and well.
10th May? which is 5 days ago, and you turned 24 years old!! Wow 🤩 Happy belated birthday, hope you had a great celebration 🍾🎈🎊🎂🎁 Your sister truly love you, and she bought you such nice gift, I am sure you are very happy. 😊👍🏻
I can't imagine Singaporean food at all.
I hope it's delicious.
See you later!
Good morning Yoshi-san, think you will enjoy the toast, half boiled eggs with sauces, plus Singapore local coffee or other types of beverages. However, kaya is kind a unique, as it’s sweet, you either like it a lot or um.. so so. Nevertheless, give it a try.
Indeed, I will see you in 5+ hours 😊🙏🏻
sure to have good fun chatting.
Hey Kevin, yesterday with a member we were talking about Singaporean cuisine. They didn't know anything about it so I recommend to join your hangouts! :)
Dear Debbi, you are so kind and sweet, truly appreciate. Thank you for introducing the Singaporean food, that helped me a lot. 😊🙏🏻
Hi Kevin,I’m doing well😁Thank you for asking me.And you are remembering me so well! I’m so happy.and On my birthday,I went to Ebisu with my bf🎊 I spent such a good time
Actually we went to Ebisu Garden Place!!
Hi Alyssa-san, happy to hear that you are doing good and well. Of course I remember and I knew that you do speak Mandarin as well, hope you have some chance to practice mandarin too.
Wonderful and glad to hear that you had a superb time celebrating your birthday with your boyfriend, it should be a very memorable event 😊👍🏻
Ebisu Garden Place, oh wow!! That’swhere LanCul head office is.. 😊👍🏻
Hi,Kevin san. I reserved your Hung out on 21th😊
I wish weather would be fine🤔🙏
Dear Zack-san, thank you very much for your reservation 😊 I am very sure that we will have a superb walk around the bay & Osanbashi. I am very sure that it will be very enjoyable. Thereafter, an excellent dinner awaiting 😋
I can't wait🤤🤣 See you soon👋
see you very soon Zack-san. Have a great evening 😊
Just saw this park full of roses, in Chiba Keisei Rose Garden. It looks really gorgeous, probably worth a visit.
sorry, watch it on the TV a few mins ago… 😊
Hello Kevin. I watched you on YouTube. your career was interesting to me. what’s your motive nowadays? I would love to learn how you get your energy🥰
Good morning Ayaka-san, sorry for my late reply. No, I do not have any special or specific motive these days. I mainly do some part time jobs (largely LanCul sessions), & other family duties, that’s pretty much it.
I didn’t put in any special effort for my “energy” level, just thinking positive & trying to enjoy everyday. I exercise often, taking it as part of the enjoyment 😊🙏🏻
wishing you a good & happy weekend.
Having a positive mind is soooo important! It really can change someone's life around 🙂
Dear Ant, how are you doing? Yes indeed, a positive mindset is truly crucial to have a happier life. I tried not to have any negative thoughts but at times, it happens! 🤣 Thank you and wishing you a great day ahead ☀️
I'm doing ok, this semester has been tough for me but I'm getting through it. How about yourself?
Good to hear that you are doing fine 😊👍🏻
I am sure you are having a hard time, juggling between school studies, photography shooting, LanCul, friends, etc. I am sure you will be fine, managing your time well.
I am doing good, not much event to share. However, will be taking a few months off from LanCul, need to go to Malaysia for sometime.
Well let us know when you leave so we can wish you safe travels!
Thank you Ant, you are very kind. i will depart Tokyo on 29th June, and expected to be back around mid-October. Thank you again 😊🙏🏻
Thank you for telling me all about Singapore the other day.
I am also planning to visit Malaysia while I am in Singapore.
Thank you Akemi-san, so kind of you. Hope that I can talk to you again very soon.
If you are planning to visit Malaysia after Singapore, please let me know your schedule & I can help you with some planning. Take care & wishing you a good trip. 😊
Dear Akemi-san, thank you for your kindness. Unfortunately, under the LanCul rule, all mates are not allowed to contact members privately. Really sorry about that, I sincerely apologize to you.
You can contact me anytime using the platform here. Thank you very much and looking forward to see you in October. i wish a happy & great trip to Singapore and Malaysia.
Thanks a lot
enjoy your trip too Kevin.
Dear members, as per request, I will post videos during my Malaysia stay… do you want to watch it from here or from LanCul community Slack? Hope to hear from any of you. 😊
hi. this is just my case, but Ive never used Slack. so if you don't mind sharing your videos from here,it will be helped.I would love to see them!
Thank you for your kind input Yolo-san, I will certainly do so. Wishing you a great, hot & sunny ☀️ Sunday ahead. Drink lots & lots of water. 😊
Dear Yoko-san, I sincerely apologize for spelling your name wrongly. it was the phone’s auto-correction, and I failed to check before I sent, so sorry.
@Kevin It's not a big deal. So don't too worry about it! Also,thanks for your help and wishes. I appreciate you a lot. Hope you had a great Sunday too☀🤞
Good morning Yoko-san, thank you for your kind understanding. i had a superb Sunday at the Ueno session, thank you.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. 😊
Have a safe trip Kevin, I'll miss you at the meet-ups and I look forward to your return so we can have a proper conversation one day 😁
Dear Ant, you are very kind and nice. Thank you very much for your well wishes. Yes I will miss the end of July mates meet up, too bad. however, I will be back mid of October, let’s catch up, we should have a lot to talk. take care Ant & I will see you real soon…
Enjoy the mates meet up 😊
We will wait for your sessions😀
Dear Zack-san, I have just arrived in Singapore. Thank you very much for your kind message. I am very much looking forward to seeing you soon.
Dear all, went to the Singapore CBD (Central Business District) to settle some issues & walked passed the MBS (Marina Bay Sands). So decided to shoot a few pics to share with everyone…
Look at the front wall in the middle of the pic, just before the bridge, it was the location of the old Merlion location.
It’s located here.. old location before the Merlion was moved.
This is the paranoiac view of the skyline in CBD. To the left is Marina Bay Area, while on the right is where the financial centre is.
Hope you like it. Oh by the way, it is hot in Singapore but cannot beat the scorching heat wave in Japan! Wishing you all a great day ahead… 😊
Dear all, it’s a sunny day… went out to have an early lunch. At this hawker centre (bit similar to 屋台), I ordered the shrimp noodle from this stall..
Long long queue, thought it was quite tasty.
This is the shrimp noodles. Toppings were shrimp, slice pork, fish cake, spring onion, & spinach (空芯菜)… of course noodle and bean sprouts (もやし). 😊
oh drink on the left was soya bean milk.
just a quick introduction of Singapore dish. Wishing all of you a great weekend ahead. 😊
It looks delicious. how much is your lunch?
yes it’s really delicious… it costs me SGD4.70 or about JPY446.. reasonable good meal.
The Singapore living expenses has shot up significantly… I will report the Malaysia meals and environment very soon.
same in Poland, Kevin 😭 this economy and world situation really don’t help our wallets do they 😭
I was surprised to see prices in supermarkets being similar to the Japanese ones. 4 years ago, when I left Poland, the groceries there were around 30-40% cheaper than Japan 😱 now it’s almost the same
@Kevin, @Meya, how about the wage in your countries? If it’s increased too, I think it’s ok. But you don’t look happy 🤔
Dear Meya-san, you are absolutely right. After the pandemic, while everyone was struggling to recover, the oil producing countries started to cash in what they had lost for more than 3 years, including the one year in 2020 April when oil hit the low of $15. Russia/Ukraine war worsened it a lot more.
The groceries in Singapore has surpassed the end 2019 rates by at least 25%… that’s an 8 fold increase from a normal inflation of 3% average per year… so in reality, Japan in that sense, is still a lot cheaper than many of these countries.
Dear Ken-san, yes you are right, salaries for white collar workers increased quite significantly. Reason being, the government has attracted lots of foreign investments. These sector has almost no issue to survive. However the poorer blue collar & the lower tier poorer people, it’s really tough.
I hope that affects poorer people lately cuz I’ve never heard salaries for blue color increased faster than white in history. Conversely in Japan, the average wage stays which means all stagnant
That’s why I expect Japan government attract foreign investment to push own culture or make citizens be competitive against foreign countries.
Dear Ken-san, you are absolutely right. The salaries for blue collar either never increased or at a much slower pace compared to the white collar workers. That was the reason why the rich-poor gap started to get wider… it’s also the catalyst for the social issues.
i also agreed that Japan salary is stagnant & there seemed to have not much progress. I had this economic discussion during my sessions, where I said the number of contract & part-time workers has been increasing year by year. This is a very very serious issue. For company, it’s great, higher…
… profitability, but it’s a disaster in the making. probably 40% (May be even more) of the total Japanese work force are part-time/contract workers. To make things worst, a lot are younger people. Seriously worry that the economic backbone will not be able to support.
I am sure Japanese government is attracting foreign investment, pushing very hard, one of the country’s try is Singapore. However, it needs amazing amount of effort because of costs. Investment countries will see what is in there for them. If there is no benefits or very little, there is no point…
… to set up in Japan. Also, costs, these companies will compare, against Japan’s neighbors, is the Korean and Chinese capabilities same as Japan? If yes, how about the works’ skills? Finally, costs and expenses cheaper? i am very sure, tourism is one of the most crucial sector. Government has to act
to open up the tourism industry as soon as they can. Indirectly, tourism is short-term “foreign investment” for Japan, because they will spend a lot in very short period of time, praying 🙏🏻 that the tourist flows keep growing, then it will be perfect. 😊
Sorry for late reply… wishing you a good night and a great day ahead. ☀️
Such situation is caused by both globalization and digitalization(AI and robotics). Factories in Japan transferred to Least Developed Countries.Companies replace simple or routine work with IT.
@Kevin, thank you for your opinions with deep views. Yes, the rich-poor gap is inevitable. To avoid that, government could help small-midsized companies too much like Japan. Of course that results..
..what happens in Japan as you said. And considering how attractive to invest against neighbors, tourism is one of the best ways to earn much in short period. I expect Japan open to foreigners soon!
LanCul may also contribute tourism? Just saying 🤗
Dear Yasu-san, yes indeed, the globalization & digitization around the globe has brought many advancement, & less labor intensive operations. is it good? Perhaps it’s good for technology advancement & made life better & easier. However, how about the workers with only labor skills?
i think it’s 2 sides of the sword. Laborer will feel very pain as they are not able to cope with the rising costs, everything is becoming expensive. On the other hand, we can enjoy many things like ordering food & shopping from the comfort of our home. Of course, technology did make our life a lot..
more easier. But then, how about the future? Higher unemployment is not desirable, it will sure bring more social issues. Therefore, the government has to balance these 2.
what surprised me during this trip is/was, Singapore and Malaysia, they were encouraging electronic payment. Particularly Singapore, I hardly used any cash at all. in comparison to Japan, cash is still very widely accepted.
Just imagine, if Japan turn fully cashless, we will see a huge cut in physical labor… for example, McDonald’s in Japan take order & payment still largely labor. while Singapore and mostly European countries are having machines around the restaurant to take orders, pay by all the electronic payment..
including credit cards. Then collect your food at the counter. No contact with cash or face-to-face communications. Again, same question, is it good? Human needs interactions.
Such issues are inevitable. We must cope with them/work sharing to offer more jobs、basic income to support life,recurrent education to acquire knowledge. Education is the most important to solve .
@Kevin, I’m curious about if there’s alternative cashless way in Singapore or Malaysia. Last weekend, KDDI line was stopped and its user couldn’t use their Internet. I wanna avoid unable to pay.
Dear Ken-san, sorry for late reply to your responded messages 2 days ago. Yes indeed, Japan neighbors these days have what Japan has. Their products usually have the same, if not, more of the features that Japan can provide.
What they lacked, in my opinion, will be the ORIGINAL Japanese services, reliability & trust mark. This is something that is really difficult to attain. Therefore, there are still lots of opportunities for Japan to fight back in a longer term.
Japan needs to carry on its Samurai spirit & excellent services, always with smile. Tourism is the first step, it’s where all foreigners can experienced the Japanese spirit. As you said, hopefully the government will be able to open the country up for more tourists.
Dear Yasu-san, fully agreed with you, trending towards cashless & electronic/technology is really inevitable. Which means, Japan is lagging behind now and it’s doing catch up, it will take a little more time. Knowledge acquisition is a must, government is doing well on this point I think
However, I really hope Japanese government can start putting effort into its English education. This is for the next generation Japanese to survive in the fast and dynamic global change. So the school syllabus should focus on practical knowledge, prepare for the next challenge.
We all know that everything, anything at all, will rise and fall, nothing carry on going up forever (or on the contrary down forever), everything has a cycle. So one day, Japanese younger generations will take on that role to be the top spot in the global arena again.
To achieve that, a common communication tool is very essential, English is really important. Let me share a story with all of you. When I was working for OCBC about 9 years ago, I met the Managing Director of Barclays Asia Pacific Head of global trading.
He shared with me, “Going forward, knowledge can be gained easily when you type anything into the Google search or Yahoo search, anything you like to know, you get the answer straight away. But if you do not have that language skill, you may not be able to communicate or talk, so language is
an essential communication tool, not regional language but a global language.” He said that 9 years ago, and we can see it happening today, you truly can get any knowledge you want online, we can even work from home, no need to be even in the office.
Dear Ken-san, to answer to your question on the cashless payment. There are many ways in Singapore to make payment or cashless transactions. There are online payment “tap and go” payment with all the credit card companies, they called it “pay wave” (similar features in Malaysia as well).
Basically a person show his bill, the cashier goes to the register, key i. your payment amount, the machine attached to it will light up, you tap your credit card, the receipt immediately print out and that’s done. I saw very similar machine in Japan but it’s not common at all.
Another system is similar to the Japanese payment system, such as PayPay or KanaPay. It basically have an AI system that linked to the bank that keep, check, record & make payment. They are all private companies, common ones are called “grab pay” or “nets pay”.
The last one is Digital payment, where you can reload the money with credit card or bank transfer to top up the value.
The telecommunication lines are held by 3 major operators. As far as I am aware, the payment lines are connected to all the lines, one main line, one sub line and one back up line.
so chances for a down time on connectivity is quite low. There are cases of lines down for internet and telecommunications services, but I think I have never heard payment issues. Government fine the telecommunications operators very heavily for any disruption on communication.
i have no knowledge of any previous payment disruption cases so far. Also, Singapore is much more smaller than Japan, the disruption for sure will be less compared to a huge country like Japan. Also, there is almost no natural disaster in Singapore, so payment services disruption is a lot less.
lastly, as far as I know, banks usually have multiple connections to many telecoms operators. they have main, sub and alternate connections, so that may be the reason for no issue so far. however, a likely issue will be, your phone or computer that is connected to a specific operator, such KDDI.
if KDDI is down and you have only connection to KDDI, then you do not have any alternative. You may be able to tap on other open wifi connections to deal with it.
Don’t say sorry, @Kevin. Yes, Japan still have possibilities to raise its economy through the tourism. Moreover, to take a chance, I think English help us to know how to make Japan attractive for
foreigners. Cuz Japan has a little resource unlike Saudi Arabia & US. They have no choice but getting money from overseas. Especially under the circumstances of low birth rate..
THX for the answer about cashless. Thats interesting! Idk how payment works with telecommunications line. And as I expected, if I lost internet connection, I should use open Wi-Fi to deal with.
Dear Ken-san, once again, sincerely apologize for very late reply. i was trying to settle as many issues as possible before Sunday’s Muslim big celebration on Hari Raya Haji. it’s a huge celebration and they started it from Friday night all the way till Monday.
Hari Raya Haji also called Eid al-Adha (Hari Raya Aidiladha means 'Holiday of the Sacrifice' in Arabic) it’s the 2nd & bigger of the 2 main holidays celebrated in Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr or Ramadan, breaking fast).
Ken-san, indeed very true & I shared the same opinion as you. English will enhance the attractiveness of tourism industry.As I mentioned, it will boost the economy where every tourist can be seen as a small “foreign investor”, because they will come to Japan to spend & that help most businesses grow
yes I think your observation is very good. Japan has resources but not huge compared to many other countries, coupled with low fertility and birth rate, really leave the country with not much other alternative choices.
Finally, all the cashless connectivity are linked via the telecommunications network. Unless the global network has multiple issues, such as war, natural disasters, etc (quite seldom that it will disrupt a large part of the world).
Otherwise there are always alternative networks that will ensure smooth transactions around the globe. Thank you Ken-san, for sharing all the good points.
I’ve never thought that we had talked a lot! Thx for sharing current situation around Singapore.
Hi Ken-san, indeed, we knew each other for a while, met a few times at the international meet-up but never met you in person in any of the cafe session before. However, we chat much more on the LanCul app. Nevertheless this is really good, happy that you shared your views.
i am glad that we discussed many things, along with Yasu-san as well.
Thank you again Ken-san & wishing you a great night ahead.
Hi Kevin san, how have you been? long time no chat.
no news is good news!
Dear Yasu-san, thank you very much for your kind concern, really kind of you. I am doing good and well.
indeed no time no talk and I had taken a few video, just no time to upload…
How have you been? Hope all is good and well. 😊
Wishing a wonderful and good Sunday ahead. 😊☀️
Myself and my friend is in one of the Penang city called Butterworth on the mainland (not the Penang island). The city is big but quite rundown. They are already using e-payment everywhere, even the hawker stalls on the street.
The touch n go is an e-wallet payment…
i am sorry that I am not able to send video on this platform, I will consolidate the pics that I have taken later and send via this LanCul app to share with all of you 😊
This supposed to be a video but I can send only a still pic… it’s a very scenic place called 極楽寺.
what is it in that tall tower within the temple? That’s big Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) inside. I have screenshot a few pics from the internet, to share.
This is the tower at the top.
This is the big Kannon in the tower.
what I really love about Penang is all their very friendly cats. The cats walk to you, let you pet them & walk around you… Oh… I really love them. A few really beautiful pics…
Really it’s a cats heaven and reason being, Malays love cats. ❤️
so cute ❤️
Hi Yumiko-san, it was indeed very cute cats. There are a lot of cats in Malaysia because Malays are not allow to touch dogs because of their Islam religious teaching. So most of the Malay families keep cat instead.
i visited the same place where the mother & kitten were found. unfortunately the kitten was blind, so the parents were always around the kitten. Just to share the same kitten protected by, this time, the father.
See the father was wrapping around the kitten.
Hey Kevin, long time no see.
I'm at a friend's house in Singapore since yesterday.
Today I went out alone and had laksa. The nanny made kaya toast. All delicious!
omg I love cats! 😭 It’s so heartwarming to see the parents take care of the blind kitten. I hope the baby will be healthy and happy
Dear Akemi-san, how are you? indeed, we have not met or spoke for a while. Hope you are good & well, and of course enjoying Singapore.
So will you be staying for a a while in Singapore? or just for a few days? Oh wow!! laksa, remember the hang out that we had at that Laksa restaurant in Shibuya?
Now you will be tasting the real Laksa, great… hope you enjoy and have a great time. 😊👍🏻
Kaya toast, another signature dish (very simple toast) of Singapore. Try the Roti Prata from Indian store, you probably enjoy the Indian pancake with curry, cheap & good.
Hope you enjoy your trip in Singapore. Try visiting Gardens by the bay, Marina bay sands & Sentosa, May be you had visited already. 😊 Also, don’t miss the Singapore botanical garden.
Oh you mentioned in June that you will be going to Malaysia too, is it in your travel plan?
Dear Meya san, how are you doing? i didn’t know that you have such long vacation in Poland… and I am sure you are enjoying meeting with family members & friends😊😊😊
Oh you are a cat lover! ok, Malaysia is like a cat paradise and you see them everywhere.
Also, Muslims are not able to keep dogs, so cats naturally is probably the only pet that they can keep. Yes this blind kitten just sat there and only moving around the bench. The 2 adult cats (I assumed they were the kitten’s parent) will wrapped around this kitten.
The first day I was there, it was the female cat that was with this kitten. While the male cat was walking around, drinking water & eating some cat food supplied by the drivers from the bus station. i knew so much because the waiting time for their buses were pretty long,
so I had like 1 hour sitting there to observe this kitten, adult cats & many other cats around…
As you said Meya-san, it was really heart warming to watch it.
Since so many members love cats… I can share a few more pics…
This cat, I happened to walk pass the car, it was licking the tummy. The moment I “chih chih chih”, it stopped and stared at me with the hands down, & just sat there in this position, super cute, until I walked away, then it started to lick 👅 it’s tummy again 🤣🤣🤣
This one, saw it in the wet market when I was having breakfast with my friend. It was super crowded, so it just went around looking for people to toss food at it… after eating, it just stopped next to our table and tummy down, with 4 legs stretching out… super relax position.
Another angle for your “viewing pleasure” 🤣
While these 2 kitten, supposedly brothers or sisters, were playing with each other, biting each other, kicking each other… for 1H20M, the whole time when we were having lunch, they were playing all the way till we finished our lunch.. very funny.
“This is the fighting scene”… I am not able to send video… if the next time we meet during cafe session, let me know and I will show you the video… 😊
That’s it, no scenery, only cats, should be quite boring for some of you.
oh Akemi-san, before I forget, you may want to ask your friend if she knows any good “clay pot chicken rice” in Singapore. it’s quite different from usual chicken rice. They cooked the rice using clay pot, with braised chicken, salted fish & Chinese sausage as basic ingredients, it’s really tasty 😋
Click https://eatbook.sg/claypot-chicken-rice/ to read more and where are the famous places serving this cuisine.
oh… not forgetting the black sauces.. yummy.
Thanks for all the great information. They all look delicious. I will enjoy until the 12th!
Thank you Ayaka-san, these cats are indeed very cute. when you squat down and extend your fingers out with “chih chih chih” sound, they will come to you. May be to them “oh food is coming!!” This is totally from the Japanese cat, where you walk near them, they run for their life. 🤣🤣🤣
Hi Akemi-san, until 12th Aug is a long stay… that’s good, hope you enjoy Singapore. Many good food, humid weather, multi-racial (Chinese; Malay, Indians; Filipinos; Bangladeshi; westerners; etc), shopping centers & most importantly, do what the tourist doesn’t do, go visit the local housing estate.
Ask your friend how to go to Jurong West, where lots of people were migrant workers, working around the factories in Jurong & live in Jurong. Or Bedok or Ang Mo Kio, the middle-class’s suburb towns. Many other estates, mostly look the same, but a little different.
Why different? some areas are for the younger people, for examples, Sengkang & Punggol. While more older estates with more senior people around like Tokyo’s “巣鴨” will be Bukit Merah, Tiong Bahru & Queenstown. You can go to these estates’ hawker centre to have breakfast & visit the wet markets.
Take note that most towns with younger people like Sengkang will not have wet market or hawker centers everywhere. Just a few suggestions, hope you see something different.
Have fun and enjoy Singapore.
Today I went to Chinatown in Singapore and had lunch at Hawkers in HDB. I also bought some dried shrimp and dried scallops!
Those towns are very interesting. I will go out there with my friend.
Dear AKEMI san! Are there any restrictions to prevent infection staying in Singapore?
oh Akemi-san, you went to Chinatown hawker centre for lunch? wow 🤩 that’s one of the biggest hawker centre in Singapore. There used to have one stall that sells soy sauce chicken noodle. The dish was included in Michelin's first-ever guide to Singapore in 2016, earning one star.
However, it lost its 1-star due to fast expansion & became less authenticated taste. Heard the stall still there & I am sure still selling same taste. Try it if you have a chance. it’s called “Hawker Chan”.
Yes please go visit with your friend, I am sure all of you will enjoy.. every town has its unique cultural & things to offer… old HDB flats, new & modern design HDB flats, coffee shops, hawker centre etc. Have fun… 🤩
Today I came to the Wet Market in Little India.
Fresh vegetables, chicken and seafood are cheap.
my friend invited her co-workers over for dinner and I'm looking forward to meeting some Singapore locals
Dear Akemi-san, you went to the Little India Wet market? Oh ok, not sure if your friend told you, that’s called KK market, very famous, hope you enjoyed the market tour. Yes their fresh vegetables and meats are very reasonably priced.
Good, hope your friend can introduce you to some Singaporeans and you will be able to practice your English 😉
Dear Akemi-san, it has been a week since we last spoke. How did your dinner with those newly met Singaporeans friend went? Any interesting story to share?
Dear Yasu-san, having your usual daily LanCul session? Any interesting event to share?
I have already returned safely the day before yesterday.
The Singaporeans invited me to a local chili club restaurant. It was so delicious!
The night show at Marina Bay Sands and Gardens
It was a very nice memory.
This summer some municipalities hold summer festivals and fireworks. I attended a summer festival held by Setagaya ward.There were several performances and music show,etc.
Dear Akemi-san, I was so happy to hear that you had a memorable dinner with the newly met Singaporean friends. Moreover, they brought you to one of the best restaurant for chili crab… I believe it’s Palm Beach Seafood restaurant overlooking the Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
Which was where you saw the laser show from MBS. Great, it was good 👍🏻
Glad that you had a fantastic dinner. 😊
Dear Yasu-san, yes the summer festivities, fireworks, etc. Events that organized across many places during summer. I am sure you enjoyed these activities & had fun. What did you enjoy most at the Setagaya ward summer festival? Did they have fireworks?
Glad that you are enjoying summer, though hot but sure happy 😊👍🏻
I enjoyed listening to J-pop. Sky lantern (6pm)and mini firework show(6.30pm)events will be held on October1st near Futagotamagawa(二子玉川)station to commemorate 90th anniversary of Setagaya ward.
Dear Yasu-san, thank you for great information in Setagaya ward on 1st October. It looks like it will be a day full of exciting events. By the way, what is sky lantern? Is it lanterns that will lid with fire & then release into the sky, like the Taiwanese or Vietnamese does in their cultural event?
Also, you said the firework starts at 6:30pm, will the sky be dark by then to enjoy the splendid fireworks? 6:30pm May be a little early I thought.
Sky lantern is like a Taiwanese lantern on cultural event. sky will be dark at 6:30 pm on October.
Dear Yasu-san, thank you for clarification, appreciate that, good information. i didn’t know that Japan has that culture. Great, I learn something new from you 😊🙏🏻
Oh 1st Oct sky will turn dark… yes, autumn has started so yes sky will turn dark earlier. Thank you again. 😊👍🏻
I think Sky lantern is not our culture but a mimicking.
ha ha ha oh I see 😊 Thank you Yasu-san, appreciate that very much.
Have a good night rest.
dear Kevin san
Long time no see!
When did you come back to Tokyo?
I would like to participate in your sessions and activities again😆
Dear Chika-san, truly delighted to hear from you. Indeed, long time no see and have not spoken to you for a while. Hope you are well and doing good 😊
I came back on the 2nd week of August, cut short the trip from 3 continuous months to just 1 month, but will need to go back in October/November again
Yes please come to my session again if you are free, love to see you in my session 😊
I have only One Jiyugaoka session this month and hope to see you there.
Take care and have a good evening. 😊🙏🏻
When I was at the 1st Sep Futakotamagawa session, a member Kim-san recommended us to watch the Korean movie “Parasite”, said that it’s a great movie. So I decided to watch it on Netflix today.