Domo’s Lunch Date

Domo had a lunch play date with his friend, “Kid.” We met (together with Kid’s owner, Joleen) at a cafe at K9 Kulture. πŸ™‚

Jack Russell – “Kid”

The boys met this pretty girl, Japanese Spitz “Ohaiyo.” She’s got a Japanese name too like Domo! And was wearing a really pretty Juicy Couture dress with pearl necklace. The owner told us she’s usually too shy to socialise with dogs, but she got along fine with Domo and Kid after a while…I think she likes handsome boys. Haha.

So many big dogs at K9 Kulture! They’ve got a day-care programme that includes power walks and swimming for the dogs. Joleen and I are really interested in letting our doggies join their programme for a day!

Domo inside the cafe, watching the outside world go by.

Domo met a couple of other french bulldogs and boston terriers.

I got some mooncakes for Domo! (Lamb and sweet tapioca flavour)

Domo was a really happy boy at the end of the day! (And I, was really tired out from running after and looking after him all day!)

Kinder Surprise!

Kinder Surprise was my absolute favourite chocolate when I was young. Yummy milk chocolate coupled with a silly toy. The toy was always too plasticky and to be honest, rather useless. But I still loved the whole gimmick of it all.Β 
It was really sweet that someone remembered me mentioning about Kinder Surprise. He gave me a surprise with the updated version – Kinder Joy. πŸ™‚ It’s always these little gestures like remembering what you said that is so heart-warming. Thank you Mr Mole!
That same day, we brought Domo to Bookcafe for brunch. Or rather, our brunch. No dog food sold there….there are so few pet cafes here in Singapore! Here’s Domo decked out in his Peanuts tee I got from Tokyo, looking happy! πŸ˜€Β 

My Yesterday

Does green tea contain caffeine? I was always under the impression that green tea is free of it. I’ve learnt the hard way. I drank a whole pot last night, and spent the rest of the night being very much awake, trying to force myself to sleep. Very torturing! I’m sure many of you have experienced such nights.

I really tried hard to sleep because I will be on shoot for REM tonight – overnight from 10pm to 7am! Even taking melatonin pills didn’t help. I was way too wired. I’m definitely feeling knackered now, but still not sleepy…I expect myself to be thrashed at shoot tonight. Well, least I know that green tea will help me keep awake now…Very awake. :S

Since I was So awake last night, I decided to re-design my blog banner. Voila! A new birth! I’m still trying to decide if I like it enough, but it shall stay for now…till the next improvement, or not. πŸ™‚

Back to the green tea story, I was drinking so much of it because I made onigiri yesterday. Green tea goes well with Japanese food obviously, so…I was downing it with (too much) gusto. It was my first try at making onigiri. I really wanted mine to turn out pretty and authentic looking like those below. But, I realised how difficult it was without a proper onigiri mould. 😦 It was really difficult to squeeze the rice and ingredients into shape with bare hands. The rice would either stick to my hands (despite having already soaked my hands in salt water), or the ingredients will be falling all over the place. In the end, I ended having to use a round mould (the only one I could find). You would probably have guessed that yes, my onigiris were not very pretty. I tried making up for the lack of looks with taste though, and stuffed them with tuna mayonaise, teriyaki beef and unagi. I wished I remembered to take some pictures of my first attempt!

In all, I still think that the taste didn’t quite suffice the lack of looks. But, I’ve still got a whole bag of Japanese rice to try. Next time will surely be better, hopefully! πŸ™‚

P.S Thanks Benji, Domo is definitely better! His ears are ok now, and he is definitely less itchy. πŸ˜€ Yay!

Morning Ritual

I love waking in the mornings with Domo snuggling up beside me. He usually comes right up to my face to check if I’m awake. Sometimes I pretend to be asleep and he’ll flop quietly beside me so as not to disturb. But once I show any slight sign of being up, he’ll come to me excitedly and start kissing (licking) my face. Very cute. πŸ™‚