Author Archives: danvand

My first visit to a 2 star Michelin restaurant!

After trying the somewhat disappointing worlds cheapest 1 Michelin star meal here in Singapore, I thought I’d bounce back with trying a two star joint for the first time. The chosen place: Shisen Hanten. It’s about time I tried a next level Michelin star joint. I’ve previously tasted a handful of 1 star establishments, with […]

I tried the worlds cheapest 1 Michelin star restaurant!

Singapore has a plethora of restaurants in all price ranges, this is somewhat of a food lovers heaven. The  country currently has one 3-star Michelin place, quite a few 2-star places, and many 1-stars. Here is the complete list. It stirred some controversy not too long ago when two hawker stalls made it on to […]

The slow fall of USA (and rise of China) part 2

In the first article, I laid the foundation for the series, and started by bringing up the shift in environmental policy as the first sign of many that America is becoming not so great. In this second part, it’s all about business and how the presidents actions quickly turned the nation’s top corporate leaders against […]

Tested: Ben & Jerry’s Keep caramel and cookie on

Boom! Just as I was finished trying and reviewing all the flavors of Singapore that I’ve never had, B&J hit me right in the solar plexus with a new one: Keep caramel and cookie on! Can it be a serious contender to the amazing Red Velvet, or vanilla caramel fudge..? Read on to find out. […]

Tony Robbins on quality of life

There is so much wisdom contained in this small sentence from Tony Robbins. If you want to grow as a person and get closer to your dreams, you need to make the conscious choice of deliberately exposing yourself to situations that scare you a little. Step out of your comfort zone! No person ever achieved […]

Crazy crown prince offers to pay for everybody’s groceries: supermarket frenzy

I read a fun article today in the Straits Times about a recent event in the Johor state of Malaysia (bordering to Singapore). The Crown Prince of Johor; Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, made a surprise visit to a local supermarket and offered to pay for every shoppers groceries in an impulsive spree of generosity. Pandemonium […]

Irritating things that stores do

Sometimes shopping can be a less than pleasurable experience. I’ve personally come across three very irritating things that I find is common in many stores and outlets. Hiding the price tag This really infuriates me. Don’t you just hate when you are shopping for a nice watch, and the price tag is hidden on some […]

Shoaff on changing your life

If you keep doing what you always have, you will keep getting the same results. Most people carry on in the same way just “hoping” that their life will change for the better or that they will get their big break. It’s not enough to just hope. The change has to come from within. Once […]

Tested: Singapore’s best cheesecake

A few weeks ago, I had a real cheesecake run. First, on Wednesday, trying the best rated cheesecake in Singapore: Cat & Fiddle bakery. On Sunday, I also tried  Japanese style cheesecake for the first time, and two different Ben & Jerry’s cheesecake flavored ice cream. A quadruple whammy! This post is my evaluation of […]

The slow fall of USA (and rise of China) part 1

I’m very interested in politics. The thing that intrigues me is the political game itself, and the tactics involved. Trying to interpret what really happens, based on history and current motivations. Trying to uncover the strategies and hidden agendas. The power. The high stakes. The alliances. Stuff that goes on behind the curtains. The subtle […]