Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ristorante Buon Gusto, Brunei

To satisfy our cravings for Italian, we chose Buon Gusto for lunch the other day.

It was my second visit to this restaurant and I remembered I quite liked it during my first visit.
Affordable and pretty good food. Love their desserts especially!

We ordered….

Soup of the day – Cream of Carrot. Yum!


Pizza with the name Ultimate Buon Gusto , cheese overload I kid you not!

Fettuccine Ghiotta


I don’t usually order tiramisu because it’s usually disappointing. But this is really really good!

Chocolate Pudding. Not bad, but will be way better if put in oven another 20 more seconds. It’s too watery.

And guess how much is the total bill?

  • A soup
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • 2 desserts

A grand total of BND24.50!!!!!

What a steal right!!!

Not sure if it’s because that there’s a promo or what because I didn’t notice but my happy husband is definitely very pleased with the price.

Ristorante Buon Gusto

No. 1626 Unit 46 Blk. C Bangunan Gadong Central, BB3919 Brunei Town, Brunei
Mon - Sun: 07:00 - 23:00
242 7322

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Yokoso Japan: Day 5–Gundam, Palette Town (Toyota Mega Web, iReal and Venus Fort)

If you went to Odaiba and didn’t take photo with the life-sized Gundam statue, then you can’t really tell people you’d been there. It’s like a MUST-DO!


That’s how close we can get to it. And there’s a lot of people taking picture too.

Then we walked walked and walked to our next destination, Palette Town. Palette Town is a large shopping and entertainment complex consisting of the Venus Fort shopping mall, Toyota Mega Web, a Ferris Wheel, the Zepp Tokyo music venue and Tokyo Leisureland.

A 115 meter tall ferris wheel.

Took the above photo because it’s very very photo-worthy!
1) A cool and fashionable mummy
2) in wedges (that high), stroller and full of shopping bags

And this cute little girl is her other daughter. I super salute the mommy.
Bringing two kids (one baby, one toddler) alone out shopping in wedges!

And then, we reached Toyota Mega Web, a giant Toyota showroom that shows off all of Toyota's latest models, car accessories and technologies. Attractions include test driving of cars (requires driving license valid for Japan) and a museum exhibiting cars from past decades.

Super cool lah! There’s just so so so many models unknown to us!

Like this

And this

Retailing at this price

Cool name! What’s your car? Sai!

Super handsome Crown.
Baby, if you upgrade your crown to this version then I’ll be able to drive your car!

Awesome feature for the disable, adapted car seat.

A closer look

It was announced that the demo of iReal will start in 5 minutes. Told you we’re like super lucky! We never really check and expect but it was just such nice coincidence that we get to see awesome shows!

That’s iReal, a 3-wheeled electrically powered one-passenger vehicle, running on lithium-ion batteries.

It has two modes. The above photo you see is in Low-Speed Mode, the vehicle is upright, and moves around at 'walking pace' at similar eyesight height to pedestrians, without taking up a large amount of space.

In High-Speed Mode (above pic), the Toyota extends in length by leaning back and extending the single rear wheel to improve aerodynamics and stability, thus being able to achieve a speed of 18.6 mph, or 30 km/h. It leans into corners, like other tall, one-man vehicles such as the Segway, to prevent it from tipping over.

All info of iReal is just copy and paste from wikipedia.


Doraemon and friends are everywhere!

Another awesome feature


We all entered for the test drive and they only allowed 3 English speakers and 3 Japanese speakers each time.

Pray hard hard!

And Vai and I got it! Poor SL didn’t so he became the photographer.
*dui sim kam*

Paying attention to the instructions

Yay I’m first to try!

It was super awesome!!!!!!!


Super happy Vai

After Toyota Mega Web, we then walked to Venus Fort, a shopping mall in the style of a 18th century South European town.


So pretty

Like Macau’s Venetian right?

The colour of the “sky” actually changes!

Japan, so technology-forward, of course have the first “Teleport Station”.

Rush hour in the station don’t play play… super scary and crowded like sikit lagi gugur dari platform


We met up with Fussy in Shinjuku and later decided we wanna have dinner in Shibuya, so we had to take train to Shibuya again.

And…. we took the wrong direction and ended up in the wrong place. We stopped in Itabashi and took the right train back. Hahhahahahaa. Dramatic adventure!

Hello Shibuya, you look so pretty at night.

With help from this super cute cop, we finally reached our destination in 5 minutes. THE POLICE SO CUTE LAH!

Cool restaurant in the next post.