Red Nose Day Bake Off

We had Red Nose Day/Comic Relief last month where the company decided to support the Great British Bake Off Sale charity event in our UK offices.
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Our office had a lot of support as there were many talented bakers hidden amongst us!
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I managed to win the Best Bake with my Mickey and Minnie Mouse cupcakes! Whoop whoop!
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Alex won the prize for the most money raised with his sausage rolls. He made three huge mountains of them, and had three different delicious flavours.
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I love these bake off and didn’t really expect to win since I though my friend who made the White Chocolate mud cake (with the strawberries) would. Everything looked so professional and delicious!
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We managed to raise over £200 and the financial director matched it ^^ So it was a great turn out!
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Here’s some more photos!
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Did you support the cause? What was the last charitable event you did?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: Chin Chin Labs Camden

Chin Chin Labs is very famous for making frozen ice cream with liquid nitrogen on their premises. Their shop in Camden Town is usually busy with a queue outside during the summer months.

I went last summer when I happened to stumble across it during my trip to Camden. Although there was a queue, it wasn’t long till we were served. The ice cream is mixed in stand mixers (I want one!) And the liquid nitrogen poured in, releasing a mysterious steam from the pot.

All the staff is dressed in lab coats and goggles. They are very friendly but too busy to have a chat xD

The ice cream is served in small polystyrene bowls lined with a sheet of paper with their printed logo. The ice cream looks like it’s been painted into the bowl in a swift movement. You get a good portion in each bowl.

We tried the chocolate and honeycomb flavour. Both were really nice and not too sweet. The chocolate flavour was more bitter than sweet and tasted like brownies.

I would totally recommend the place for any dessert or ice-cream lovers. Its a really cool experience to watch it being made!

Have you tried liquid nitrogen ice cream?
What’s your favourite flavour ice cream?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: Roast, Borough Market

I went to London Bridge to meet up with friends for dinner. The original restaurant we wanted to go to was packed so we ended up wandering to Borough Market. I didn’t realise that there was a whole street of yummy restaurants!

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Roast

We ended up choosing a fancy restaurant above Borough market called Roast. Inside, the decor seemed like fine dining with love music and a beautiful bar.
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Sides

The food was delicious! We ordered a lot and the portions were healthy.
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My hake fish

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Chicken

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Steak with giant Yorkshire pudding

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: Flesh & Buns, Bonedaddies

Sue and Nam invited me to dinner one evening at Flesh & Buns in Covent Garden. The name was really interesting and made me want to come try it!

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At the entrance ^^

The restaurant is underground in Seven Dials and is kitted to look like old Japanese bars with lots of old looking bottles and sake casks.
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Bar area

We ordered from the set menu so we could try a bit of everything, and boy, was it yummy! The gimmick in this restaurant is that instead of rice, you place the meat inside small white sweet buns (Chinese man tou) and eat it all wrapped up.
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Deliciousness

I found it really tasty with all the sauces and mixing meats up, was almost like building my own mini sub. Everything tastes tasty when eaten with fingers too xD
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Sushi rolls!

The toilets in this restaurant are very peculiar. They have decorated each cubicle with pages from manga, but these panels are all pornographic scenes… Unusual right? I really want to research as to why the interior designer decided on this concept! I found it funny. Maybe it was to boost social media and word of mouth? I’m unsure.
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One of the less obscene panels xD

Anyway, I would recommend people to come try out this restaurant as it’s nice and tasty, especially their smores! OMG the dessert was delicious and so much fun to toast the marshmallows. I recorded a video on my instagram.
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Dessert!

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Melting our Smores!

Have you been here? Would you? Where does this place remind you of?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: Dip & Flip

I’ve heard about Dip & Flip from friends at work so I thought I’d go for the first time with Sue-Chan.

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Sue hiding amongst the fooood

Th restaurant isn’t that far walk from Clapham Junction station and is a small little branch near the main road. The interior is almost of an old vintage fast food chain with wooden tables and a steel chairs.
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Pin Up Lady in Gravy boat

There’s also a pinup girl sitting in a gravy boat eating a burger with the slogan “Life is better dranched in gravy” Mmmmm!

I ordered the lamb burger with mint sauce and a mint chocolate crunch Milkshake, plus fries to share. Everything on the menu is served with a side serving of gravy.

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Nom!

The meat in the first burger came out cold which I thought was odd and when questioned, the waitress quickly fixed the situation and brought out a new one shortly after. Apparently the meat is cooked in gravy and then send hot but the first batch of meat didn’t seemed to get heated up. The second burger was much tastier with minty goodness and buckets of gravy sauce.
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Delicious Milkshake

The mint chocolate crunch milkshake was on their monthly milkshake promotion. It tasted like a minty oreo milkshake that was very creamy but not too sweet.
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I feel like a fatty

If you’re going on a date and don’t want to deal with messy food then Dip & Flip is not for you!

I will definitely visit again! Have I made you want to go?

With love,
Keki xoxo

Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s the year of the ram today! Happy Chinese New Year!

祝大家:
新年快樂,恭喜發財,身體健康, 羊年發大財,萬事順意,恭喜恭喜。☺😁🎉🎊💖💕

There are many Chinese celebrations happening throughout the UK and especially in London this weekend. There’s a Chinese food market near my workplace and they will also have lion dances, sponsored by Wing Yip. So I know what I’ll be doing for lunch!

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Nom

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Wonton!

My family celebrated our family meal together early and had a big feast! We had so much meat and veg that I couldn’t eat it all! Too stuffed…

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Weirdos

Some of them played mahjong whilst my cousins and I gamed on the Wii U and our 3dses. I was battling it out on FF: Rhythm Theatre Call. However it was hard to win since I didn’t practice a lot xD

How are you all celebrating? Will you go see the festivities?

Reminder about Kekiko celebration!
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With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Clearbooks Community Exhibition 2015 at Microsoft #CBCE2015

I attended the Clearbooks Community Exhibition 2015 last week with my friend Sue. This was an exhibition that aided small businesses with their daunting admin tasks by sharing the Clearbooks platform to them. There were also talks on how to market your business, make it grow and create awareness online via social media marketing.

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My Microsoft badge and #CBCE Program

Many small local businesses also exhibited to showcase their products and were able to mingle with other small businesses to potentially gain new customers. I managed to speak to a local printing company for t-shirt prints so be prepared for kawaii clothing coming soon possibly 2016!
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The stage where all the speakers did their talks

The whole event was hosted and organised by Clearbooks in the Microsoft offices. Microsoft also kindly sponsored the lunch and refreshments throughout the day which was very nice and yummy.
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A buffet styled lunch

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Lunch is served

I don’t think I ate so much cake in a day…
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Cake!

Have you been to any event to help improve yourself or business lately?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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