Pott Glasses

In an effort to save my eyes from the constant glare all thanks to technology, I had the privilege to select a really cute pair of glasses that was fit with lenses that helped block out the glaring blue light from computers, television and even phones. 

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Pott Glasses is an independent eyewear label that emphasises on Asian-fit. Aside from that, they also make an effort to donate a pair of glasses to the underprevilleged with every purchase. 

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With a wide range of beautiful designs to choose from, I'm spoiled for choices!  

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With a branch in Subang Jaya & SS2, convenience is also one of the key reasons why I didn't mind taking my time at their gallery. The people who were working there were very patient with me as it was my first time getting prescribed glasses. 

-Zoey

In Memory Of 2016

A new year once again, it happened in a blink of an eye eventhough a total of 365 days have passed. When days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months, everything seems to be a blur. 

One of the many things I've learned in the past year was that it's okay to be an organized mess. It's okay to be confused and frustrated at times because you are still learning every single day about yourself, people around you and how the universe works as a whole. You don't always need to have everything in place to pull through because one day you'll figure that no one is actually capable of being completely in control of what they are doing. Let loose and let the universe take its course, what is meant to be will be. 

In 2016, I've also learned how to follow my dreams and build something out of it. Dreams may seem far fetch at times but it is not impossible. I urge you to surround yourself with the right people that inspire you to become more than what you have ever imagined yourself to be. The reality of a dream does not happen overnight. Hard work, patience and a whole lot of failure & disappointment comes in between the light of success. 

Aside from that, I've learned to rid myself from people who only hold me down. We all deserve to grow at our own pace and to put it in the most selfish manner, you can't wait for anyone just because they aren't ready for growth. The truth is, it is difficult to completely rid yourself from them because they might have been somewhat memorable at some part of your life but slowly and surely, you will find yourself in a better light. You will be and can be much happier without them holding you off from much better plans in the near future. 

With this, 2017 I'm ready for you.  

-Zoey

Christmas with Cameron Highlands Resort

My weekend spent at Cameron Highlands Resort in conjunction with their beautiful Christmas Lighting Ceremony was just as amazing as I expected it to be. A beautiful colonial resort surrounded by nature and great weather. Cameron Highlands Resort remains to be one of my favourite place to unwind and relax in. 

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We were picked up at Majestic Hotel KL by SUVs and from there, we made our merry way up the highlands. This wasn't my first time here but it was my first time celebrating an early Christmas in such a scenic town that screams festive just with its' chilly weather. 

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We were welcomed with Strawberry juice and complimentary lunch. It was absolutely just what we needed after that long ride.

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A cosy room that made me feel right at home. I even had the pleasure of reading up on the history of this beautiful highlands thanks to the complimentary books in my room. 

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That night, we were treated to every Malaysian's favourite hotpot! Cameron Highlands had the perfect weather to have this in. Hot soup and a variety of everyone's favourites all in one big pot. 

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Cameron Highlands Resort is where relaxation takes place. The beautiful spa located in the resort was everything I needed and more after the hectic weekend I had on It's The Ship.

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A variety of different tea spas were offered at the spa in the resort. Rose has always been one of my favourite scents, hence, I went with that. They started off with an aromatic rose oil massage followed by a rose tea bath.

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The rose tea bath was my absolute favourite. Immersing myself in flowers made me feel like a princess and the staff were all too sweet when it came to pampering me. 

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After my relaxing spa time alone, it was time for high tea at the tea lounge. A variety of scones, sandwiches, cakes and strawberries were served on a 3-story platter for our indulgence. Cameron Highlands Resort fed me too well that weekend, I felt absolutely loved! 

That night we had a beautiful and grand Christmas feast with all the media personnels. It was definitely a feast to remember! 

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The food served was absolutely delicious! To be frank, I've never had an authentic Christmas feast with turkey and pastry all together at once. I was so happy to have been able to experience such a grand feast all right here in the resort.

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Right after the Christmas feast we headed out to the main entrance to prepare for the Christmas lighting ceremony. There were Christmas carols and a market filled with food & drinks. By the time the lights were on, Christmas felt like it was right then and there. One of the very few special moments I've had feeling so festive for Christmas. 

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I had such an amazing time at Cameron Highlands Resort. It was such a spectacular event I got to witness and I most thankful to YTL Hotels for having me. Till next time! 

Watch my vlog for more! 

-Zoey

#ITSTHESHIP2016

Asia's largest festival at sea was exactly a month ago! 4 days 3 nights onboard Mariner Of The Seas was epic. The cruise ship had a total of 14 floors if I'm not mistaken, including a few pools, hot tubs, a mall, rock climbing wall, basketball court etc. 

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It's The Ship had literally EVERYTHING! Anything you want or need is on the ship. The first day had me so stunned because of how beautiful the cruise was. This was to be my home for 3 nights. 

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First thing's first, you'd expect everyone to board there ship in orderly manner, check in to their cabin for a nap and wait till sundown to actually party but this isn't the case with It's The Ship. The minute you step foot past the immigration, party goers are chanting and getting ready to party with no sleep preferably for the next 4 days and 3 nights. I spent the night before partying in KL with Redza & a bunch of friends so we practically did not even get an ounce of sleep except for a 30 minute nap on the plane from KL to SG. We tried to stay strong but eventually fell asleep in our cabin till sundown and that's when we went all out. 

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Truth be told, I don't think anyone would understand fully how to enjoy themselves at a party until they actually experience a festival once or twice in their lifetime. From Dada Life and Knife Party having a back-to-back live set to every mom's all time hottie back in the day, David Hasselhoff hosting the night at the main stage. 

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Day 2, or should I say after a few hours of partying and another few hours of napping...we woke up for brunch and decided to chill by the pool with some beer, just casually starting our day fresh. 

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Day 2 is when the weak gets sea sick and absolutely tired of alcohol and partying because they got too excited on day 1. Fret not, It's The Ship 2016 is a festival that does not only make sure your experience partying on the cruise is epic, but they also have it filled with side events where you can interact with some of the top celebrities in the music industry that's on board the party cruise as well. From belly flop competitions to barbecuing with the stars, your pick but make sure you're one of the first to sign up for it on day 1.

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In between partying on the cruise, we made a stop at Penang and had the whole of Upper Penang Road to ourselves. Upper Penang Road is the Changkat in KL of Penang. It's filled with clubs and bars, everything you'd expect for good night out with your best mates. Livescape Asia outdid it this time with the really cool pimped up rickshaw bringing us to Upper Penang Road. 

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From delicious Penang food to international music and people having a good time around you. Nothing beats good vibes and good company.

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Day 3 was my favourite because Sunnery James Ryan Marciano, Marlo and Andrew Rayel's killed it with their live sets. 

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That night all the party goers had the opportunity to dress up for the gala night hosted by David Hasselhoff. The best part of that night was when a bunch of us went from the dinner table to the casino to bet on my boyfriend to see if he'd win some cash AND HE DID. I swear to god, I was so stunned because I was getting pissy that he was wasting quite a bit of cash. Nevertheless, it was one of the highlights of the trip. 

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One last party to commemorate It's The Ship 2016 was the Zoukout Sunrise Party. One last time with the shipmates from 2am to 7am, just in time for the last sunrise on board the Mariner Of The Seas. 

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I absolutely can't wait for next year, an annual tradition until I decide sleep is way more important than the good nights I ought to miss. Much love to Livescape Asia, Gushcloud Malaysia and All Is Amazing!   

Watch this for more insights on It's The Ship 2016!

-Zoey

Food Escapades: Roofino Skydining @ Trillion KL

A brand new rooftop food escapade in the heart of KL with a beautiful view of the city, food & drinks to go with it. Roofino Skydining is a brand new Western restaurant & bar that I'd say is to be one of the next new hotspots thanks to its location.  

The rooftop restaurant & bar is located at opposite ends. My favorite part of the location is definetly still the bar lounge. A very relaxed ambiance to it, perfect for pictures!

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The lounge was very relaxed with good music playing all night. It isn't your typical club or bar, I'd say it's much more classier than that. 

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The restaurant on the other hand has a very vibrant ambiance to it. I'd say it's quite the opposite from the bar lounge but it's beautifully decorated as well with a nice rooftop garden to it.

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As part of the media launch, we were the second batch of customers to try their food. I'm thankful for free flow drinks but an honest review is what I owe my readers. Hence, I would give the food a solid 6/10 as it definitely still needs work.

*Do take note that they just started so I'd say give them time to blossom. 

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The baguette was a little cold and hard but I suspect it's because of the overwhelming amount of customers so I don't blame them. The taste of the toppings were very tasteful. 

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Very tasteful but onions aren't my favorite so this wasn't something I had finished. 

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Could have been better, I suspect the fish wasn't the freshest?  

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My number one favorite dish! The garlic sauce they had on my steak was perfection. It went beautifully with my medium rare, very tender steak.  

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A VERY small Raviolli dish, I expected more and for it to be freshly made Raviolli instead of the ones I get pre packed from the supermarket...

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The dessert was my second favorite part! A beautiful mess indeed.  

Eager to try this new place out? Here's where it's located:

Roofino Skydining

34th Floor, Trillion KL, 338 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

 

-Zoey

Ho Chi Minh City with @IGersMalaysia

I never thought that I would be in for a holiday in Vietnam because it's so underrated that people's perception of it is usually "not as good as Thailand" if you're into cheap eats and shopping. With many thanks to IGersMalaysia, I was in for an adventure in Vietnam with Mon. 

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Every tech savvy 21st century human being would be on a search for a sim card with data the moment they touchdown in a foreign country. I was surprised that Vietnam had such cheap packages at the airport itself. I got a 5GB data only package for RM25, I was shocked! 

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We got a shuttle from the airport to our small boutique hotel in the streets of Ben Thanh. Blue Diamond hotel is a very elegant in design yet affordable for a budget traveller. After checking in, we headed straight to the eateries.

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In Ho Chi Minh City, Pho 2000 is one of the two recommended traditional pho restaurants. Although it was recommended, I thought that broth was slightly bland compared to pho I've tasted in Vietnamese restaurants in KL. 

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A hot afternoon called for some sweet treats and coffee in a cosy cafe. A Vietnamese version of Starbucks located right opposite the famous Ben Thanh market. We hid in it for a bit till the sun went down to explore further. Just a heads up that mooncakes around the world pretty much tastes the same so there's not much point except for picture taking. 

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Ben Thanh market is a huge market filled with souvenirs, hawkers, florists, vegetable stalls, meat stalls and more. You can literally find everything you need and have a taste of Vietnam in here. Things I'd recommend you doing in this market are to shop for souvenirs because there a lot of stalls selling similar goods that are priced differently. Bargaining helps get you the cheapest price for whatever you're looking for. Things I wouldn't recommend is eating there unless you know a specific hawker you know of that sells good and fresh Vietnamese treats. Aside from that, being there in the evening may have affected our experience as well because the spring rolls we had were all dried up and soggy. 

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Decided to skip dinner and had a few drinks at Air 360 Skybar. You'd be surprised how vibrant the nightlife here in Vietnam is. It was a typical ladies night and we had free cocktails for the night and a few beers on ourselves. A tall tower located in the middle of the city centre that had a beautiful 360 view of Ho Chi Minh city. The bartender was also very talented in making drinks, constantly juggling a 1L bottle of liquor with a shaker while making our cocktails. A DJ and live band was also there to entertain us for the whole night. 

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The next morning, we decided to go cafe hopping around the city. You'd be surprised how cool these hipster cafes are and not to mention good food to go with. One of the cafes on our list was The Loft. There are two branches in the city and we decided to make our way to both of the branches for picture taking as the ambiance for both is very different. 

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Within walking distance, there's a lot of key tourist spots that you ought to visit. From the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica to Buu Dien Saigon. Classic architecture dated from way back with beautiful interior. Many come here for wedding and touristy photos. 

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The next day, we explored the city centre where popular cafes, shops and high end malls lit up the entire place. One of the places I really wanted to explore was this building facing the city centre that you definitely wouldn't miss when you're there. It was filled with different themed cafes and shops from floor to floor and door to door. My next visit for sure! 

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The famous statue of Ho Chi Minh himself standing tall in the middle of the city square. This place is a popular place for people to gather on weekends to just chill by the fountains for a picnic and enjoy street performances. 

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This is one of the famous eateries for authentic Vietnamese food in the streets of Bui Vien. A street similar to Changkat in Malaysia that has bars and mini street stalls selling food. Bun Cha 145 Bui Vien is a small restaurant located along the streets. Long lines usually await those who want a taste of the goodies but I swear it's worth the wait. Dishes you ought to try is the Bun Cha and Grilled Beef Wrapped in Guise Leaves.

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Just opposite the restaurant is tis mini seafood stall that was packed with people just chilling by the roadside having grilled seafood. One of the many things I love about Vietnam is that its' seafood is massive in size and yet the price is so low compared to the portion. 

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Grilled pork and seafood while having a bottle or two of beer. Watching the night come to life in Vietnam was such an amazing experience. 

On our last day, we decided to book a day tour to Chi Chi Tunnels to explore the history of world war. 

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An amazing experience that involved us getting into tiny tunnels and witnessing the traps they used to trap American soldiers back in the day. We paid extra to play with some of the AK47s'. Who knew shooting could be such a scary experience. The loud bang and the reflected impact startled me quite a bit. Thank god for the ear muffs! 

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Lunch was at an outdoor food court near our hotel and Ben Thanh market. There was a good amount of variety to the food they served and for its price, the quality and taste of it was not bad. 

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Dinner was at the other recommended pho restaurant in the city. Pho 24 was hands down the best pho I had in Vietnam. This one over Pho 2000! It's a chain restaurant that served fast food version of pho but the broth was so seasoned and the meal was so fulfilling.

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One last night called for bar hopping. We went to Glow, another famous rooftop bar/club for happy hour. A very nice place to chill but I would imagine it to be an even better place to party but we didn't stay throughout the night. 

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Another reason I'd recommend anyone who loves a good night filled with good music to stay at the streets of Ben Thanh is the fact that it's walking distance to all the hotspots in the city. My favourite part of the stay was this basement bar/club right opposite our hotel. While we were on the way back to our hotel to call it a night, we heard music playing from this basement across the street. Being the curious girls that we are, we made our way to the bar/club and found a whole new world. Good R&B, hip hop and a hint of EDM music filled the room. Bottle prices were cheap because VIETNAM. The bartenders were super friendly and we made friends from Hong Kong that night too! It was very memorable for the both of us. 

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So thankful to have had a chance to explore Vietnam with my girl, I'd definitely say it's the new Thailand and it's so underrated you'll love it! Big love and thanks to Air Asia, IGersMalaysia and Digi! 

Watch it in visuals on my travelogue! 

 

-Zoey

Food Escapades: Oktoberfest, One Utama

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Come celebrate the world famous German festival - Oktoberfest with One Utama Shopping Centre! It's been the 12th year that they have hosted one of the most major events of the year. Four consecutive days from the 6th - 9th October 2016, 6pm to 12am at the mall's Level 5 Centre Court Rooftop, a huge tent will be constructed and turned into a huge party venue. Ever wondered how the Germans partied? Don't miss your chance for an amazing time with live music, performances, games and a variety of local and international food and drinks. The best part is that entry is FREE!

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To purchase food and beverages from the stalls inside the festival venue you need to get coupons at the coupon counter by the entrance. 

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One of my favourite parts of the festival is probably the huge 1L mug that you can get to refill your beer as the evening falls into place. Exclusive discounts and offers for ONECARD members so if you're a member, note that you will be able to purchase the mug at RM50 and get a free 1L of any draught beer of your choice! 

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Crowd is slowly building up as German bands that were specially flown in took the stage. German dancers and performers were also very intriguing, my night was mesmerised! 

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Did you know that if you were to snap pictures and post it up on your Instagram whilst using the hashtag #1UTAMAXOKTOBERFEST, you stand a chance to win a RM50 ONECARD Gift Card! And that means...SHOPPING!!!

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German food all the way from the maestros from Euro Delia and German Chef Jochen Kern. I honestly never knew there were more to sausages and beer to German cuisine...

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While you're there, don't forget to check out the huge smoking hot German BBQ Big pan! BURN BABY BURN and eat up while it's still hot! 

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Cheers to a good night with good food, drinks and performances! Will you be heading out for one of the largest Oktoberfest in town? See you there! And do take note that this event is only for NON-MUSLIMS ABOVE THE AGE OF 18 (ID/PASSPORT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION). Enjoy responsibly my loves! PROST! 

 

-Zoey

Hokkaido in Summer

I've been longing to go to Hokkaido for the longest time. The food, people & scenery has always intrigued me. 

Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: H&M /Shoes: Adidas / Bag: Collete

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Landed in Sapporo International Airport and booked a car straight to Niseko, the town we were staying in for the first few nights.

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A pit stop at Shikotsuko Visitor's Center with a beautiful park by the lake and a local stall that sells the best fried cheese mochi. A sinful cheat day snack but that's what holidays are for! 

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The Snow Monkey house we rented via AirBnB. A beautiful place indeed, hidden in the beauty of nature and other chalets. 

Niseko is the best place to be during winter. Resort homes here are mostly fully rented out as ski resorts to tourists. The mountain a few meters away has the best ski experience for tourists. 

AIRBNB CHALET: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3578641?sug=51

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For the first night, we bought groceries from Aeon and made use of the kitchen we had in our holiday home. 

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Day 2, we explored the countryside that had beautiful flowers & fresh produce. Lake Hill Farm is famous for their dessert and pastries made from their fresh dairy. 

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Top: Zara / Skirt: H&M / Shoes: Zalora / Bag: Collete / Necklace: Forever 21

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A beautiful garden in the front yard of their cottage and a big farm behind where all their hard work is put in.

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I couldn't help myself, everything from the texture to the taste was so fresh and creamy. One of the many unique things about Hokkaido I would say.

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A trip to Wakasaimo which sold traditional Japanese goodies and had a famous restaurant that served highly rated Japanese food. 

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One of the best places for big, fresh scallops and oysters overlooking the famous Lake Toya. Sadly, it was raining that noon and I was not able to take a walk along the lake after lunch but if you have the chance, take a stroll and enjoy the spring breeze. 

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The next day, we had the opportunity to learn how to make ice-cream in Takahashi Farm on the way to Otaru.

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A cottage with a farm much like Lake Farm Hill except they produced their own ice-cream. They even have two cafes in the same area which were packed with locals and tourists. 

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Top: Forever 21 / Short: H&M / Shoes: Keds / Hat: - / Necklace: The Anomaly / Bag: Collete  

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After having a taste of our own freshly made ice-cream, we headed to the Nikka Whiskey Distillery in Yoichi.

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A wide variety of classic Scottish x Japanese whiskey that was very rich and had a strong kick to it.  

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My family & I always seem to end up in an orchard whenever we travel. This time, we found ourselves in Yamamoto Orchard picking fully ripe cherries.

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They were so fresh & clean that you could eat it whilst picking them off the trees. Definitely one of my favourite experiences, the cherries were so sweet and juicy. 

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By the end of the day, we arrived in Otaru. By the canal, there were a ton of speakeasy bars & restaurants I wish I had more time to check out.

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A few blocks away from the Otaru Canal are little boutiques famous for its glasswares and music boxes. Something you don't want to miss out on bringing home as a souvenir.

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The day after, we went to Tomita Farm in Furano that had a most beautiful field of flowers in full bloom.

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Serving fresh pastries, ice-cream and melons. Basically everything that Hokkaido is famous for. 

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Top: H&M / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Keds / Bag: Milktee / Shades: Forever 21

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We stumbled upon a beautiful hideout - Ningle Terrace on the way back to our place. A hidden track through the little forest that had little shops selling crafts and things. 

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We checked into a wooden lodge in the forest that night. A one of a kind experience indeed. It had all the bare necessities and nature surrounding it. From modern-esque to this, it took a while to sink in.

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I think I'm too much of a city girl to enjoy being stuck in the woods with barely a proper kitchen or toilet to be in but nonetheless, it was a good experience. Thankful we weren't on a tropical island that was humid and filled with bugs. 

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Top: MNG / Shorts: H&M / Bag: Milktee / Ring: -

We finally made our way to the city that evening and I've never been happier to see bright lights lit up at night. 

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My brother and I took a ride on the Norbesa ferris wheel that was located on the roof of the mall. A view from the top of the city with two restaurants & bars beside it. Customers usually ride the ferris wheel with their pint of beer whilst enjoying the beautiful city.

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Dinner was at a presumingly famous restaurant that served king crabs. It's a bummer that I forgot the name but it's not hard to miss at all. The big crab hanging from the front door of the restaurant that's about 5 stories high is where you want to go. We had large king crabs boiled, stewed and in every other way we wanted it to be cooked. It was so fresh and so appetising, I have never been a big fan of crab but this was something else. When you're in Hokkaido, this is not something you would want to miss. 

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Top: Monki / Pants: Bangkok / Shoes: Adidas / Watch: Daniel Wellington / Bag: Milktee / Scarf: The Anomaly 

Shopping and more shopping. Sapporo is filled with malls to explore. Mitsui Outlet is one of them that has two blocks filled with international brand outlets. Accessible via tramp and bus from the main city of Sapporo. 

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Two major underground malls run through Sapporo. Pole Town (running through North to South) and Aurora Town (running East to West) are located in Sapporo's central Odori area. Excess points can be found up and down Ekimae Street south to Susukino and along the length of Odori Park from TV tower west to block 5. 

Above the underground malls, a long stretch of shops known as the Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade is filled with tourists from all over. A vibrant street that lights up at night, one of my favourite places to shop for souvenirs and snacks. 

Walk along the area and you'll find large department stores that houses international brands for you to shop your heart out. The easiest way to get around the city is via Google Maps.

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Dinner was at the famous Ramen Alley in Sapporo. It's dodgy and mysterious but everything cooked in that alley was delicious from the texture of the noodles to the broth of the ramen. Walking distance from the major shopping streets I mentioned earlier. This is somewhere you wouldn't want to miss out if you're in Sapporo. 

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On our last day in Hokkaido, we took a tramp and ropeway up Mt Moiwa. The view from above was amazing. 

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Top: - / Jacket: H&M / Shorts: Monki / Shoes: Keds / Bag: Collete / Cap: -

Cringe worthy love locks were on the top of the observation towers but I would have bought it anyways. A cool structure with a bell was in the middle of the love locks that I had to take a mandatory picture with. 

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There was a few cafes on the observation tower but only one restaurant. It wasn't my favourite place to dine and it was kinda overpriced but the view made up for it. 

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Last stop at the central park in Sapporo city. Fully bloomed flowers and a beautiful water fountain. Tourists and locals filled the area with their hot Japanese snacks and good company.

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Didn't manage to shop much but I got a new top, sweater and skirt + a heated eyelash curler and well known mascara for Asian lashes that wouldn't stay curled. 

Watch my short and sweet travel vlog on Japan! 

-Zoey