Experimental Dining

I had the dis(pleasure) of dining at a two-star Michelin restaurant a few weeks ago and the experience is definitely one that will stay with me for quite some time. Bo Innovation in Hong Kong is ranked 65th in 2010 San Pellegrino’s Best Restaurant in the World list due to owner and executive chef, Alvin Cheung experimental and innovative take on traditional Chinese dishes. And experimental it was!

The meal was a testing menu so it was served as multiple small plates. (more…)


What’s in a name?

I have been looking through Shiseido’s address book in China and couldn’t help but notice some interesting choice of names. Now, I said ‘choice’ because I’m pretty sure these names were not the doings of the parents. It seems like a case of loss in translation – either that, or some deliberately picked names that would be easy conversation starters.

Some weather-related names listed:

All names are real, unchanged, and followed by a Chinese given name.

  • Snow
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Rain

How about a name inspired by nature:

  • Bamboo
  • Spark
  • Shadow

No? Perhaps you’re a foodie?  How about: (more…)

A Lil’ Cleaning

I came up with the idea not too long ago that I should do something with ratzilla.wordpress.com, the old (and abandoned) address of RatzillaCosme — if you don’t know me then please familiarize yourself with my website. The link is in the sidebar. The past few days, I have slowly weeded through 753 old posts that were here so that this blog can have a fresh start.

The plan is that all my ramblings will go on here and my all beauty-relatd posts will go on (stay at) my main site. I can be a lot more “informal” over here and ramble to my little heart’s content as I don’t have to worry about HTMLs, codings, formatting CSS, etc. I’m not going to be talking about the latest sunscreen on here but I will undoubtedly rant about something beauty-related every now and then!

This is my not-so-secret diary — I do hope you enjoy reading it. Updates will be sporadic so you might want to subscribe through Google Reader or similar so that you don’t need to constantly check.

Anyway, welcome to my inner thoughts!