Kevin
6 months ago

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.

Carson
6 months ago

how was the last two weeks of crypto crashes been for you, LUNA made me cry

keni
6 months ago

何時も、ありがとう!

Debbi
6 months ago

Wow Kevin, congrats! :)

Kevin
6 months ago

Thank you Debbi.. ha ha ha… truly grateful to LanCul and it’s management. 😊🙏🏻

Kevin
6 months ago

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

Kevin
6 months ago

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.

Kevin
6 months ago

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.

Kevin
6 months ago

again, very likely this pull back is temporary.

Kevin
6 months ago

Keni さん、ケビンともします。初めまして、よろしくお願いします。

Kevin
6 months ago

sorry Carson, have to say that, the comments were just my opinion, with my perspective. a bit long sorry 😊🙏🏻

keni
6 months ago

Kevinのセッション今度予約するの楽しみにしてます!

Kevin
6 months ago

Keniさん、どうもありがとうございました。 楽しみに待ってます。

Alyssa
6 months ago

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

Kevin
6 months ago

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.

Kevin
6 months ago

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. 😊👍🏻

yoshi
6 months ago

hello Kevin!
I can't imagine Singaporean food at all.
I hope it's delicious.
See you later!

Kevin
6 months ago

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 😊🙏🏻

Kevin
6 months ago

sure to have good fun chatting.

yoshi
6 months ago

thanks Kevin❗️😋👍

Debbi
6 months ago

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! :)

Kevin
6 months ago

Dear Debbi, you are so kind and sweet, truly appreciate. Thank you for introducing the Singaporean food, that helped me a lot. 😊🙏🏻

Alyssa
6 months ago

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

Alyssa
6 months ago

Actually we went to Ebisu Garden Place!!

Kevin
6 months ago

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.

Kevin
6 months ago

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.. 😊👍🏻

Zack
6 months ago

Hi,Kevin san. I reserved your Hung out on 21th😊
I wish weather would be fine🤔🙏

Kevin
6 months ago

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 😋

Zack
6 months ago

I can't wait🤤🤣 See you soon👋

Kevin
6 months ago

see you very soon Zack-san. Have a great evening 😊

Kevin
6 months ago

Just saw this park full of roses, in Chiba Keisei Rose Garden. It looks really gorgeous, probably worth a visit.

Kevin
6 months ago

sorry, watch it on the TV a few mins ago… 😊

Kevin
6 months ago

https://www.keiseirose.co.jp/garden/ (日本語)

https://livejapan.com/en/in-tokyo/in-pref-chiba/in-chiba_suburbs/spot-lj0000724/ (English)

keni
5 months ago

Kevinお願いがあります!都営大江戸線で開催して頂けないでしょうか?日曜日の夕方解散がうれしいのてすか、宜しくお願い致します!土曜日は仕事なので!

Kevin
5 months ago

お早うございます、Keni-さん。Hangoutのことを指していますか?

keni
5 months ago

はいそうです!ハングアウトです!

Kevin
5 months ago

Keniさん、ご返事ありがとう御ざいます。6月19日(日)に新宿でHangoutを開催する予定です。というわけで、もしOKなら、そのHangoutに参加できます。

Kevin
5 months ago

Keniさん、どぞよろしくお願いします。

Ayaka
5 months 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🥰

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

Ant
5 months ago

Having a positive mind is soooo important! It really can change someone's life around 🙂

Kevin
5 months ago

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 ☀️

Ant
5 months ago

I'm doing ok, this semester has been tough for me but I'm getting through it. How about yourself?

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

Ant
5 months ago

Well let us know when you leave so we can wish you safe travels!

Kevin
5 months ago

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 😊🙏🏻

AKEMI
5 months ago

Thank you for telling me all about Singapore the other day.
I am also planning to visit Malaysia while I am in Singapore.

Kevin
5 months ago

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. 😊

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

AKEMI
5 months ago

Thanks a lot
enjoy your trip too Kevin.

Kevin
5 months ago

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. 😊

yoko
5 months ago

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!

Kevin
5 months ago

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. 😊

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

yoko
5 months ago

@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☀🤞

Kevin
5 months ago

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. 😊

Ant
5 months ago

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 😁

Kevin
5 months ago

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 😊

Zack
5 months ago

We will wait for your sessions😀

Kevin
5 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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…

Kevin
4 months ago

Kevin
4 months ago

Look at the front wall in the middle of the pic, just before the bridge, it was the location of the old Merlion location.

Kevin
4 months ago

It’s located here.. old location before the Merlion was moved.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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… 😊

Kevin
4 months ago

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..

Kevin
4 months ago

Long long queue, thought it was quite tasty.

Kevin
4 months ago

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). 😊

Kevin
4 months ago

oh drink on the left was soya bean milk.

Kevin
4 months ago

just a quick introduction of Singapore dish. Wishing all of you a great weekend ahead. 😊

Yasu san
4 months ago

It looks delicious. how much is your lunch?

Kevin
4 months ago

yes it’s really delicious… it costs me SGD4.70 or about JPY446.. reasonable good meal.

Kevin
4 months ago

The Singapore living expenses has shot up significantly… I will report the Malaysia meals and environment very soon.

Meya
4 months ago

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

Ken.Y
4 months ago

@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 🤔

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Ken.Y
4 months ago

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

Ken.Y
4 months ago

That’s why I expect Japan government attract foreign investment to push own culture or make citizens be competitive against foreign countries.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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…

Kevin
4 months ago

… 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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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…

Kevin
4 months ago

… 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

Kevin
4 months ago

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. 😊

Kevin
4 months ago

Sorry for late reply… wishing you a good night and a great day ahead. ☀️

Yasu san
4 months ago

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.

Ken.Y
4 months ago

@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..

Ken.Y
4 months ago

..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!

Ken.Y
4 months ago

LanCul may also contribute tourism? Just saying 🤗

Kevin
4 months ago

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?

Kevin
4 months ago

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..

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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..

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Yasu san
4 months ago

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 .

Ken.Y
4 months ago

@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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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).

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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”.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Ken.Y
4 months ago

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

Ken.Y
4 months ago

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..

Ken.Y
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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).

Kevin
4 months ago

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

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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).

Kevin
4 months ago

Otherwise there are always alternative networks that will ensure smooth transactions around the globe. Thank you Ken-san, for sharing all the good points.
😊👍🏻

Ken.Y
4 months ago

I’ve never thought that we had talked a lot! Thx for sharing current situation around Singapore.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Yasu san
4 months ago

Hi Kevin san, how have you been? long time no chat.
no news is good news!

Kevin
4 months ago

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. 😊

Kevin
4 months ago

Wishing a wonderful and good Sunday ahead. 😊☀️

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

The touch n go is an e-wallet payment…

Kevin
4 months ago

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 😊

Kevin
4 months ago

This supposed to be a video but I can send only a still pic… it’s a very scenic place called 極楽寺.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

This is the tower at the top.

Kevin
4 months ago

This is the big Kannon in the tower.

Kevin
4 months ago

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…

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Really it’s a cats heaven and reason being, Malays love cats. ❤️

Yumiko
4 months ago

so cute ❤️

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

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.

Kevin
4 months ago

See the father was wrapping around the kitten.

AKEMI
3 months ago

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!

Meya
3 months ago

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 🥹

Kevin
3 months ago

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?

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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?

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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,

Kevin
3 months ago

so I had like 1 hour sitting there to observe this kitten, adult cats & many other cats around…

Kevin
3 months ago

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…

Kevin
3 months ago

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 🤣🤣🤣

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

Another angle for your “viewing pleasure” 🤣

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

“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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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 😋

Kevin
3 months ago

Click https://eatbook.sg/claypot-chicken-rice/ to read more and where are the famous places serving this cuisine.

Kevin
3 months ago

oh… not forgetting the black sauces.. yummy.

Ayaka
3 months ago

Cute☺️

AKEMI
3 months ago

Thanks for all the great information. They all look delicious. I will enjoy until the 12th!

Kevin
3 months ago

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. 🤣🤣🤣

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

AKEMI
3 months ago

Thanks Kevin.

Today I went to Chinatown in Singapore and had lunch at Hawkers in HDB. I also bought some dried shrimp and dried scallops!

AKEMI
3 months ago

Those towns are very interesting. I will go out there with my friend.

Yasu san
3 months ago

Dear AKEMI san! Are there any restrictions to prevent infection staying in Singapore?

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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”.

Kevin
3 months ago

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… 🤩

AKEMI
3 months ago

Dear Kevin.

Today I came to the Wet Market in Little India.
Fresh vegetables, chicken and seafood are cheap.

AKEMI
3 months ago

my friend invited her co-workers over for dinner and I'm looking forward to meeting some Singapore locals

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

Good, hope your friend can introduce you to some Singaporeans and you will be able to practice your English 😉

Kevin
3 months ago

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?

Kevin
3 months ago

Dear Yasu-san, having your usual daily LanCul session? Any interesting event to share?

AKEMI
3 months ago

Dear Kevin

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

AKEMI
3 months ago

It was a very nice memory.

Yasu san
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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).

Kevin
3 months ago

Which was where you saw the laser show from MBS. Great, it was good 👍🏻
Glad that you had a fantastic dinner. 😊

Kevin
3 months ago

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?

Kevin
3 months ago

Glad that you are enjoying summer, though hot but sure happy 😊👍🏻

Yasu san
3 months ago

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.

Kevin
3 months ago

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?

Kevin
3 months ago

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.

Yasu san
3 months ago

Sky lantern is like a Taiwanese lantern on cultural event. sky will be dark at 6:30 pm on October.

Kevin
3 months ago

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 😊🙏🏻

Kevin
3 months ago

Oh 1st Oct sky will turn dark… yes, autumn has started so yes sky will turn dark earlier. Thank you again. 😊👍🏻

Yasu san
3 months ago

I think Sky lantern is not our culture but a mimicking.

Kevin
3 months ago

ha ha ha oh I see 😊 Thank you Yasu-san, appreciate that very much.
Have a good night rest.

Chika
2 months ago

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😆

Kevin
2 months ago

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

Kevin
2 months ago

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. 😊🙏🏻

Kevin
2 months ago

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.