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BuildingMyBento · 2W ago

Some of Us Need a Break

Because even employees need a break sometimes.  Still, a Taiwanese dream must be second to none. Advertisements Filed under: East & Southeast Asia, Human Nature Tagged: Century 21, rest, sle...
BuildingMyBento · 3W ago

The Best Snacks in the World, Japan Edition

It’s a tough question for the culinary traveler– which country has the best snacks in the world?  Impossible to answer, much like “which country has the best seated outdoor bronze Buddha sta...
BuildingMyBento · 4W ago

Hotel Review: Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon, Portugal

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Lisbon, Portugal in one of the Olissippo Lapa Palace’s Garden Wing pool rooms. Located in the posh embassy-filled Lapa dis...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

Product Review: Royal Hawaiian Orchards Fruit & Macadamia Crunches

Disclaimer: In exchange for two samples of the Royal Hawaiian Orchards Fruit & Macadamia Crunches, I am writing this product review. Although the Rainforest Crunch Bar (ok, and Reese’s Piece...
BuildingMyBento · 2M ago

Event Review: LUCKYRICE™ New York Feast

Disclaimer: I am writing this event review in exchange for one VIP entry ticket. On September 22nd, the 36th floor Mandarin Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental New York (entrance on West 60th ...
BuildingMyBento · 2M ago

Oreos: Omnipresent, Overzealous, (Un) Original?

These days, Nabisco’s diminutive Oreo might be a mainstay in supermarkets, convenience stores, and vending machines. However, these black-and-white sandwich cookies received great inspiratio...
BuildingMyBento · 2M ago

Hotel Review: Shangri-La Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a stay in Bangkok, Thailand in one of the Shangri-La’s deluxe river view rooms. Although my usual visits to Bangkok involve staying ...
BuildingMyBento · 3M ago

Airline Meals, Part Eight, Modern Art, Part One?

Since my first flight with them in 2002, Japan Airlines has consistently been one of the more tolerable airlines to choose.  OK, so I find their flight attendants a wee bit too obsequious wi...
BuildingMyBento · 3M ago

The New York Grill at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: In `exchange for lunch at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, I am writing this review. It seems I can’t get enough of this hotel.  Could part of that be because I on...
BuildingMyBento · 3M ago

Restaurant Review: Bengawan, Keraton at the Plaza, Jakarta, Indonesia

Disclaimer: In exchange for this restaurant review, I received one lunch at Bengawan, located on the 7th floor of the Keraton at the Plaza hotel, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Though the disappoint...