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Taka & The Moon

Hello all, i haven’t been doing much recently so there weren’t many updates but recently, the artsbuds decided to go to the moon for a bit of jazz and yummy mock/cocktails. But before that we stopped by “Taka” for some cheap Jappy dinner.

City scapes

Svlvy making a funny face

then stef’s funny face, you can see Nihal and Orion (in the beanie) in the background.

Everyone’s talking and not noticing me taking the pic

Finally, a nice group shot. From Left to Right, Jan, Yvonne, Mich, Svlvy, Stef, Nihal, Orion.

our table, From left to right, Kevin, Alan, Sam, Reza, Me, Loy.

Alan and Kevin posing for a shot

Yvonno and Jan posing while Loy tries to get himself into the shot.

Reza, Sam and a very reddish Orion.

Svlvy and Jan making cutesy faces

I dont know what to make out of this expression? Is he constipated??? trying to look cute???

A nice shot … finally.

The band

Svlvy & Kevin

Nihal & Svlvy

Sam and Orion (they’re not drunk, i think it’s just the light)

(yummy mock/cocktails)

Stef, Svlvy, moi and Loy

Arts girls!!!! top: Yvonne, Svlvy, Jan. Bottom, Mich, stef and me!!

And the boys… Loy (suffering from ADD as ususal), Nihal, Alan, Kevin, Reza, Sam and a missing Orion.

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Pockymania

I am absolutely amazed at the amount of flavours pocky has created for itself. It’s almost crazy.
Huge pack, three packs, two packs, singles, giants … you name it, they’ve got it. I’m shocked. But here’s just some of the flavours they have now.

First up is the mighty men’s pocky, the only difference being that men, being you know, men … **knowing look** tend not to like carrying “kawaii” looking pink pocky packs and want to have something manlier for their not so nimble fingers. At a result, the new men’s pocky is born, which in my opinion, is simply just another marketing gimmick. But of course, who am i to judge?

Next up… Black Bitter Marble Pocky: Bitter black chocolate with small lines of white chocolate.

normal pocky

Giant pocky

Marble royal milk tea pocky

Pocky Giant double chocolate: The whole stick is coated in chocolate cream.

Pocky Anime: An anime character on each box and chocolate pocky sticks inside.

Little Pocky: Tiny little chocolate pocky sticks. ( i personally find these pretty adorable)

Pocky Chocolat(e?) orange: orange flavored chocolate cream.

Old school pocky

Tsubu-Tsubu strawberry Pocky: have bits of Strawberry in it. That’s why they call it tsubu-tsubu which means “grind”.

Tsubu-Tsubu GIANT strawberry Pocky

Pocky Tsubu Tsubu strawberry 40%: this version of Tsubu Tsubu Pocky has 40% more strawberry bits in it.

Pocky Almond: **duh!!

Pocky Almond crush Anglaise: almonds and almond butter.

Pocky Almond crush cafe au lait: this pocky is coated with a chocolate that tastes like it has been flavored with coffee beans.

Almond crunch Pocky Chocolate: a mild chocolate and really good with the almonds.

Pocky Almond crunch Honey white: Sounds really yummy, maybe maltish tasting?

Pocky Almond crunch Mild milk

Pocky almond crunch chocolate:It’s dipped twice into two different chocolates and has almonds.

Almond crush Pocky White chocolate

Coconut Pocky Chocolate: They have these at Kongs for $2.85. Novelty always comes with a price.

Pocky Coconut milk: this is a chocolate flavor that tastes like the milk from a coconut… It also has coconut bits in it!

Mango Pocky Cream: It looks like it even has little mango bits in it.

Kyushu Giant mikan pocky: a lemony-milkon flavor released only in Kyushu, Japan.

Yubari Melon pocky: This flavor can only be found in Hokkaido.

Grape Pocky: The very rare grape pocky found in Nagano, Japan only.

Pocky Banana: A pocky stick coated in banana flavored cream (sounds slightly yuck)

Chocolate banana pocky

Pocky black sesame: Pocky covered in black sesame seed and paste.

Kobe wine pocky: Found only around the Kobe area of Japan, this pocky is flavored to taste like Kobe Wine but with out the alcoholic side effects.

Kiwi Mango Pocky (hmmm kiwi, a sure hit with my grandmother!!)

Pocky Honey: This is released in spring and tastes like honey

Pocky Fuyuno kuchidoke: These are pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate ganache which are only available in the winter

2001 Giant rainbow pocky:

As a way to celebrate the year 2001, Glico put out this special box of giant pocky. It contains 7 flavors of pocky in the colors of the rainbow.

Giant Cider Pocky
This flavor is the blue pocky you see on the box, but it makes you wonder…..why is a cider flavor of pocky a light blue color??

Giant Green Tea Pocky
The green color is, what else, green tea flavored.

Giant Custard Pocky
The yellow colored pocky is Custard flavored.

Giant Blueberry Pocky
The purple colored Pocky stick is Blueberry flavored.

Giant Orange Pocky
The orange colored pocky tastes like oranges.

Giant Chocolate Pocky
The final pocky flavor is the old favorite, Chocolate.

Kyoto Powdered tea Adzuki bean Pocky: This unique flavor is found only in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto Uji powdered tea is mixed into the pocky stick itself and then the stick is coated with a adzuki bean frosting.

Yogurt pocky

Pumpkin pocky

Milk Pocky (at last something recognisable)

Cereal Pocky Almond: Bits of corn flakes coated in Almond cream.

Pocky Caramel

Pocky Pudding:It tastes like pudding, a custard-like flavor.

Dunno whats the difference with the one above … something do with the stripes i suppose.

The G series

The reverse series

The Mousse series

The decorer series

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Two Moons

Hello there,

I got an email from denisiweesi today. She was forwarding this message to me.

Hi all…..if you are awake and interested in a little Astronomy but dunno what time……..look at the sky….on 27 Aug

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultimate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Share this with ur friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again………

I don’t have a clue whether this is just some person wanting to laugh at the sight of people standing outside their homes at 12.30pm or an actual astrological phenomenon (and i’m too lazy to find out as well). But all the same, i suppose we’ll know when the time comes, besides, it wouldn’t hurt just to take a peek.
Minz

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Mumbo Jumbo

The Arts people recently had a barbeque we called Mumbo Jumbo to coincide with the semesterly Mambo night held by SSS aka Singapore Students Sorority … oops i mean society. Anyway, it was held as Sam’s and there was so much food. I was awful and smelly that day so luckily for me, there weren’t too many pics of me. Hehehehhehe …

First up, pics of food.

Stef and Mich hiding at the sofa with kermie.

Stef in her ready to eat mode

Yvonne smiling away

Jan & Mich

Svlvy cooking and Loy waiting to gazak.

Jan and Yvonne

Aloy who has to ruin Svlvy and Jan’s pics.

Kevin & Reza, hiding away in the hall playing PS2

Nihal & Ian

Ian, Reza, Kevin, Nihal

Ok and the last and positively awful shot of me. YUK. hahahahah i know i look slightly drunk but i wasn’t OK. the only thing i had was a Raspberry vodka Cruizer because it tasted like cherryade!!! But from left to right… Me, Yvonne, Loy, Mich, Svlvy, Stef, Ian.
Not in Picture: Sam, Reza, Nihal, Kevin, Orion (who refuses to take pics), Jan (taking the pic), Sijie (went to do laundry).

I had a blast!!! I want more artsbuds outings!!!! **hinthint**
GRIN

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