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Karen-kho.com is a fitness and lifestyle blog. The blogger, Karen, is a fitness addict who likes sharing fitness tips on social media, and who aspires to motivate her followers to lead a fitter, healthier lifestyle. Karen also casually blogs about her travels, beauty and fashion. More info...
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Another short getaway to Singapore with my friends. Basically it’s for the music festival and also most importantly the crazy sale in Singapore on JUNE! Yay! Another shopping trip for us.   
I’ve heard about HomeAway many times, but haven’t gotten around to using it until my recent trip to Singapore. If you’re unfamiliar with the site, basically HomeAway is a platform where allows you to choose from many vacation houses that accommodate your entire family or travel squad during travel. Apparently, compare to others hotel booking, HomeAway is more economical and more spacious. 
I always loved to travel but yet i don’t really enjoy flying most of the time, especially on long haul. Flying can be really tiring if you didn’t get to rest well during the flight. It is hilarious i know, how can you avoid flying if you want to travel so much. Travelling almost every month these days, sometime i really hope there is a transporter where can just send me to my destination in a blink. 

Europe is always one of my favourite travel destinations and this round i’m lucky enough to tick off one of my bucket list - SPAIN! (I will blog about my spain trip soon in my next post, stay tuned) Yes,  Europe is so far away from home...another long haul flight. Long haul flight can be another nightmares for me, But i’m glad i’ve chosen Cathay Pacific Business Class this time. I got no worries at all. 
People love to take selfies these days and share it on social media to make the moment more memorable. Taking a selfie may seem simple, but not all of us manage to get the perfect selfie. So, how do you take a good selfie the first time without wasting time trying to get another one? 

The answer is...get a CASIO SELFIE CAMERA
I’m sure all of you have heard about the legendary Casio TR series Selfie Camera. It is every girl’s dream to have one. I used to have the older version few years back but i’ve stop using it because it is the photo quality doesn’t reach my needs after a few years. But NOW, their latest transformation caught my attention once again. So i got myself a EX-TR80...Guess what, now i’m in love with it.  So happy and i’m going to share about my new toy. The upgraded version is even more better now! 

What to know more? Keep reading.......

The Camera Design is very Chic, Elegant and Classy. Also, offering the handler the convenience when taking a perfect selfie. The surface surrounding the lens is finely shaped, giving it a highly refined look. It is super light, compact and small.

It comes with three color variation : WHITE, PINK, and BLACK

 With a LCD display (3.5 inches) larger by 30% than the previous model.

相信如果有关注我的Social Media都知道我很常到中国旅游,原因是因为爸爸热爱中国文化历史。所以从很多很多年前就开始一年到中国一个地方观光。这次选择了闻名四海九寨沟,所以要去九寨沟当然就是要到成都啊!之前的PO都介绍过了我的九寨沟之旅,所以这篇就像介绍一下 九寨沟这条线可以顺便游玩的几个地方-成都 还有 乐山大佛。想看九寨沟的介绍可以去-九寨沟之旅 看看。


可以选择待在成都2-4天,在成都别忘了感受四川菜尤其是麻辣火锅。想到都流口水了 姐姐。在成都,有几个地方是必定要去的。

Massage makes me feel good and relax most of the time. I always go for regular massage whenever I feel muscles tension after long day of work or even after a workout. Because massages could help cure my muscles pain, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation! How much I wish I can have a good massage everyday after I got home. Obviously, it is impossible to spend your money on the massage parlour everyday. It is not cheap at all if you do it in a long run. Therefore, the best way to enjoy it anytime you want, as many as you can..is to own a massage chair at your home. Relax and enjoy inside the privacy of your own home. So much better right?  

I’m sure you all know there are lots of different massage chairs in the market. But the most popular brands that came to my mind are probably OGAWA, GINTELL and OSIM. Massage chair is not something cheap, of course it is more important to find a comfortable one than a fancy one. It has to be worth every single cent spent, right? I’ve done my research and compare these brands earlier. After trying on Osim uInfinityLUXE, the newly launched OGAWA master drive and GINTELL DeSpace UFO , i decided to go for OGAWA! Here’s the reason why.....
I’m here to introduce my new toy - Fitbit Flex 2.

Always wanted to have a fitbit and finally i got it and i enjoy having it in my life. The main reason why i need a fitbit is to keep myself active and to track my sleep. I’m a person who can’t really sleep well at night. With this, i can finally track my sleeping hours and my sleep quality. Of course, it has more than one function. Scroll down and keep reading what Fitbit benefits my life. 

If you ask me where i do i want to live, i would say Bangkok! Bangkok is like my second home already. I flew to Bangkok more than 3 times a year. Being such popular tourist destination, Bangkok is packed with hotels and places to stay at all budgets. It is a bit overwhelming choosing where to stay in Bangkok, as there are so many accommodation options available. After visiting so many areas, Thong Lor is still my favourite spot. Thonglor, one of the most cosmopolitan and fashionable areas of Bangkok. Also, it is surrounded with many nice restaurants, cafes and bars,  VERY instagrammable. Hahaha me like! 

This time, i’ve found a newly open neighbourhood hotel in Thong Lor. It's a hotel with only 28 rooms so everyone gets exclusive service. Basically it is like an executive club floor. Trust me it’s a hidden gem for you to discover. 

I love Tokyo, simply from its great Japanese cuisine and the incredible vibe the city offers. I have something to admit. I’m a huge fans of Japanese food. I already knew that I would love the food before I entered it’s doors. Why do I love Japanese food so much? Simply because of the freshness and the tastes. On top of that, Japanese food seems to be more healthy compare to others so i felt less guilt having Japanese food. hehehe. Sorry if i make you drool after share some of the amazing dining experiences i had during this trip.  

First of all, Tsukiji Market 

I’m going to start with Tsujiki Market first because this is my favourite! Yum Yum......

Fish is big business in Japan, and the Tsukiji Fish Market on Tokyo’s lower east side is where it all happens. Everyone from chefs of 5 star sushi restaurants to homemakers visit this market daily to find the freshest fish around this area. If you are a fans of Japanese food like me, this is a place you can’t miss! I arrived in the afternoon.  That’s because i’m here with a different mission– LUNCH.

We choose this place for lunch, basically there is a lot of choice along the streets. I think most of them are good because everything is fresh there. Just follow the flow and see which one attracts you. 

Tsukiji Aozora Sandaime Honten 
They serves lunch set, ala carte sushi and also don. 
I ordered the signature sushi set, including 11 sushi, miso soup, green tea and chanwanmushi (4500¥) 
The food quality is good, real good! 

Of course, it is not that crowded in the afternoon compare to the morning. but there is still a lot of restaurants and streets food opening during the noon. If you can’t make it at the morning, you can still visit in the afternoon for lunch like i did. 

Don’t eat too much because there is still a lot of street food along the streets! You might need to reserve some space to try something else. I wish i can try them all. yes, ALL. 
Everything is so FRESH and the price is super affordable too! 

Enough said, go explore it yourself. I’m missing Tsujiki market already :(

How to get there :  Toei Oedo Line > Tsukiji Shijo station(E18) 


Trust me, this is one things you must try in Tokyo! It is authentic Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu restaurant! This place was amazing. Located right outside the famous Asakusa Sensoji Temple. It's a big restaurant with lots of small rooms. There are booth and tatami options. The waitress are all wear kimonos and are amazingly friendly and helpful.
The price range Above ¥10,001

This is my first time having a traditional sukiyaki! Everything was amazing; from the service to the quality of the food. It's slightly pricey, but it's totally worth it. Service was excellent, the waitress showed us how to eat it properly and was super attentive. 

The appetizer which comes together with the Suki Yaki set we ordered.
For traditional sukiyaki, they provide a raw egg and you beat the egg then dip the cooked meat into it before eating. The marbled beef was so tender and the flavor was epic. 
It was heavenly and unforgettable. Not even kidding. You must TRY!!!

We also ordered ox tongue as side dishes to try. Everything tastes so good.
Seriously, i never thought that Suki-Yaki can be so good. The beef is heavenly good.
Trust me, this is definitely a must try while in Tokyo! Something you won’t regret having! 

Kokusai Street Head Restaurant 
Operating hours : 11:30AM to 9:30PM (Last Order PM8:30) Open Daily


How to get there : Ginza Line Tawaramachi Station Exit 3 (5 minutes to walk) / Tobu Line Asakusa Station MATSUYA Exit (10 minutes to walk) / Toei Asakusa Line Asakusa Station Exit A4 (12 minutes to walk) / Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station Exit A2(0 minutes to walk)


Cuisine is traditional 会席 (Kaiseki) Japanese cuisine. They provide Typical Japanese foods. And there are many small private rooms with nice views from 51st floor. Most of the food comes in courses. If you are looking for a Traditional Japanese food with a nice environment around Shinjuku area, this is a place you should pay a visit. 

The views from our private dining room. 
 The average price is Lunch 2,500 JPY Dinner 9,000 JPY. 

個室会席 北大路 新宿茶寮  KITAOHJI  Tel : 03-5909-7227
51/F Shinjuku Sumitomo Bldg, 6-1, 2chome, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  
東京都新宿区西新宿2丁目6-1 新宿住友ビル 51F

Operating hours : Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 - 14:00 , Dinner: 17:00 - 22:30 
Saturday 11:30 - 15:00 Saturday 17:00 - 21:00, Closed on Sunday. 

How to get there : JR Shinjuku Station West Exit 7-minute walk, Toei Oedo Line Tochomae Station Exit A6 2-minute walk, Subway Marunouchi Line Nishi-Shinjuku Station Exit C5 3-minute walk

Okay, I’m missing all the Japanese food i had already.
Please bring me back to Japan ASAP  T________T

The most beautiful sakura season is coming real soon. Planning for a JAPAN trip anytime soon?

I know that Tokyo is a very exciting place, especially for first-time visitors. There is a lot of places to explore in Japan. Well, If you don’t have enough time to go all of the places, then at least go to Tokyo first. I’m sure you won’t regret it. This is my third times traveling to Japan. This time, i finally get to explore the city a bit more. I’m putting this travel guide together with some tips and some MUST visit place in Tokyo. 

Photo taken at Tokyo City View Observation Deck at Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills


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