Saturday, August 30, 2014

Streamer @ Gohongi

I'm already a big fan of Streamer Coffee Company but I was ecstatic to find out that they decided to open a new location in my train line. Streamer Gohongi, located under the train tracks of Gakugei-Daigaku station 
is their most attractive location yet.

As much as I love their coffee, the space was what drew me in the most! Decorated in a warehouse like feel, Streamer Gonhongi consisted of a 2 story spacious lot.

Great coffee. Suave space for me to spend my precious day off. 
Courteous staff and talented barista. Seriously couldn't ask for more. 

Streamer Gonhongi is located at: 2-36,Chuuouchou,Meguro-ku,Tokyo

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer Sonic x Arctic Monkeys

I love concerts. I love everything about it. The music, the energy, even the crowds! When I heard Arctic Monkeys will be making a stop in Japan, I did not hesitate about going. This time they joined Japan's annual music festival, Summer Sonic.

The festival consisted of a 2-day event, both in Tokyo and Osaka. I chose Day 1 since some of the bands I like will be playing! Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to see Phoenix. Definitely next time!

Usually a baseball stadium, QVC Marine Field turned into a concert event for the day!

Beach stage was fun and energetic. Felt like I was in Southern Cali! 

When Arctic Monkeys came on stage, they did not disappoint. They played a bunch of tracks from AM and a couple of their oldies while front man Alex Turner lead the show with his psychedelic, cool, charisma on stage. 

The crowd in Japan is a little more mellow than the ones I am used to but overall a really fantastic show! Looking forward to seeing more live bands in the future!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer desktop wallpaper

Today's freebie is a desktop wallpaper that is inspired by fun, colorful palette like this, here, and a 

combination of my recent discovery of a brand called Unelefante

Hope you enjoy this very colorful wallpaper!

widescreen: 1920x1200

full screen: 1600x1200

Friday, August 08, 2014

Good finds: Olive Juice.

I fell in love with this quirky video by Celia Rowlson-Hall, a New York based filmmaker and choreographer.
Her video Olive Juice is absolutely charming, using quotes and idioms about love and arranging them in a choreographed short film.

View her short film here!

This short film totally stole my heart. View more of Celia's works on her website.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Summer drink: Coffee Jelly Iced Mocha

Summer can't be complete without summer drinks! Today, I'm loving my coffee jelly iced mocha.

If you can find an instant coffee jelly at your local supermarket, this drink will be super easy to make! It's ok if you couldn't find one, just simply follow these instructions.

Coffee Jelly / Pudding (found via

1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatine
2 tablespoons hot water
3 tablespoons white sugar (Optional)
2 cups fresh brewed coffee

- Dissolve gelatin in the hot water in a small bowl.
- Pour gelatin mixture, coffee, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Pour coffee mixture into glasses for individual servings or a large pan for cubing.
- Chill in the refrigerator until solidified, 6 to 7 hours.


Iced Mocha (adapted from

2 shots of freshly brew espresso
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Milk or soy milk

- First put the cocoa powder and sugar in your cup. Next pour in the espresso shots or coffee. Stir well.
- Pour coffee jelly into the glass, follow by half a cup of ice.
- Fill the cup the rest of the way with the milk and mocha espresso mix.
- Enjoy!