Noelle Mikazuki

Noelle Mikazuki

The Awesome One

Apr 4, 2018

4D3N Thailand Trip [2018] Pooltime Café - Get up close with RACCOONS!



If you're on my IG, you'd have seen me posting about this Café I went to in Bangkok
(And if you're not, click to follow my IG now!!! I update IGStories almost everyday)


It was one of the most memorable café 
(& probably the highlight of my Thailand trip) because

1. I got to see a raccoon upclose
2. I got attacked by one of it LOL

But don't worry, it doesn't happen that often and other than that, they're really cute creatures actually.



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So hereby introducing..
*Drumrolls*

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Nearest MTR :  Khlong Tan 
Operating Hours :  1200 - 2000 
Closed Dates : Monday 



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The café was a 2 storey shophouse, well-decorated with a "poolside" theme
(as you can see from the following images)






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What's best about this café, that separates it from the others, was that
THE FOOD ACTUALLY TASTED AS GOOD AS IT LOOKED

I've been to way too many cafés during my yearly BKK trips (of which I don't really post unless I think it's worthy of my time to post) and this café had one of the best tasting "themed café" food around.


When this was served, I was thinking to myself - I'm probably not going to like it.
BUT, the first bite was unforgettable! The "blue" bun was well pan-fried to leave a slight crisp, with the mixture of the patty, bacon, veg, and sauce, it was really good! 

I wouldn't say that it tasted heavenly but it was definitely delectable - considering it coming from a themed café.



This was expectably sweet but really amazing as well
Love how they put fruit loops with the bubblegum flavoured drink



Their pasta was a tad bit spicy for me but it had substance.
I'm pretty particular for pastas cause I really HATE soft and overcooked pastas.
But this was made just nice that it tasted good. Not perfect, but good enough.



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And here comes the best part of this café

INTERACT UPCLOSE WITH RACCOONS!

Do note that raccoon interaction timing is only from 1400H-1800H


They move really fast so it was hard to snap a decent shot of them around the room,
unless they stop to zone out or are really focused on something.


There's the 3 of them, 
Bob, A-Po, Poon


But my photos consist of only 1 - I forgot if it was Bob or Poon.

1 was having PMS, hiding away in enclosed areas within the room.
1 had PMS and attacked me (A thinks that maybe he thought I was a tree or smth) and was removed from the room
Leaving only 1 of them here to play around with us!




If you're lucky enough, the staffs would teach you how to carry them and how they liked to be pet!
I didn't, though, had a little phobia after the incident hahahaha!

(Though they're really cute)




Ending this post with my favourite photo,






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NM's Verdict

Location: ★★★★☆
Atmosphere: ★★★★★
Price: ★★★★☆
Food Quality: ★★★★☆
Customer Service: ★★★★★
Worth the try(?): ★★★★☆



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It's definitely worth a go if you're in Bangkok!

Read up on more Café Visits in Bangkok here:
http://www.noellemikazuki.com/search/label/Bangkok%20Cafes



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Yesyesyesyesyes, I know I've been lazy in updating this space of mine.
I'm trying my best to strike a balance between work, music, stream, social life, friends, family.
I'll do my best to update more on interesting places I've been to on this space!

Was thinking of doing a vlog instead when I travel - but I've never once successfully completed it LOL


OK TILL THE NEXT POST,
BYE.



Jan 25, 2018

8D7N Taiwan Trip [2017] Houtong Cat Village (猴硐貓村)


Believe many of you guys know of Japan's Cat Village but very few of you actually know that
THERE'S ACTUALLY A CAT VILLAGE IN TAIWAN AS WELL!

And best thing about it is, it's just a HSR train ride away!



The way there is basically almost the same as how you go to Jiufen, just that instead of alighting at Rueifang Station, you alight at Houtong - one stop later.

Taipei Main Station > HSR Train to Houtong

The ride costed 56TWD (est S$2.50) and should take around 30-40 minutes.


A fly happened to stop at "Sankang" lol.
But this is the train map, alight at Houtong (猴硐)





I was feeling really happy once I stepped out of the station because 
Everything was SO CUTE!

(P.S. you don't even have to "tap in/out" of the station, lol?)


Look at this cute map of the town!!



And they had this machine where you can get this souvenir!
There are like 3 designs but I think this is the simplest yet cutest one.



CATS EVERYWHERE. Literally.



And they got food for the cats to eat!
(This was on the bridge to the village)

Apparently you're not allowed to take the package of food away from there nor leave any can food or drinks for the cats - I guess cause they didn't want the cats to get used to a new diet & be picky on food after tasting better food because cats do that!











Was taking a photo and it decided to start cleaning itself, rude. 
HAHAHA JUST KIDDING. ITS CUTE AF, IM DYING.



And this kiddo decided to peek at my phone, SO RUDE.
AGAIN, IM KIDDING, IM DYING FROM SUCH CUTENESS.





And just look at these cute shelters for the cats!! 
I'M DYING FROM AWE AND CUTENESS!!



In the midst of a cat-staring spar



By far my favourite kitty on this village 
LOOK AT THOSE LEGS AND THE COLOR OF ITS FUR AND ITS LONG TAIL
AND THE NOSE AND THE EARS AND THAT KITTY EYE AND WHISKERS







It was a torture to visit during summer, though.
THE WEATHER WAS SO WARM

But then again, I'm not sure if the cats would be out in the open if it was winter..
So I'm glad nonetheless, to be able to visit this village and get to see and play with this many cats.



Ending off this post with an awkwardly self-shot photo.


That's the thing about solo travel.
1. No one to take photos for you - but the people I travel with aren't really great photographers to begin with so..it doesn't make much of a difference.
2. When you take photos on your own, people around judge you T_T

LOL

But anyway, this wasn't the same solo trip though it's to Taiwan and in 2017 as well.
This trip was in late August where I went Taiwan a few days before my friends arrived.

You can view my solo adventures here:



Till the next travel post,
MISS ME OKAY.