1. Gili Lankanfushi Photo Recap/Review Day 7 (Final)

    Posts: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6

    After an incredible and truly unforgettable 6 nights spent at Gili Lankanfushi, it was finally time for EE and I to head back home to London. Our flight from Male was at 10am and we were informed by Ahmed, our Mr. Friday, at yesterday’s dinner, that Gili Lankanfushi’s speedboat would take us to Male at 9am, and that there would be time for us to get breakfast at our villa or down by the beach at the Main Restaurant as usual. 

    I was worried that we were cutting it very close to make our flight if we left Gili Lankanfushi at 9am. The journey to Male takes around 15-20 minutes in itself, and then if you factor in the time it takes to check-in and for security checks, it seemed very hard for us not to be late.

    That was until Ahmed, reminded me that Gili Lankanfushi was 1 hour ahead of local Male time (which I mentioned about on the first day’s post, here), which I had totally forgotten about.  Wow!! That really, really helped things actually. There was no mad rush to finish breakfast and check-out, in fact, check-out was done at our breakfast table on the beach in under 5 minutes.

    Here are the pics from our final day.

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    This is EE’s response and thank you to Hassan’s gift to us the previous night.

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    The bill which you get the night before so you can peruse at your leisure and check if everything is in good order.

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    All packed and ready to go……..

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    …..but not before one final breakfast by the beach.

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    Ahmed, our irreplaceable and wonderful Mr. Friday. The dude’s a legend.

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    Last shot of the island before getting on the speedboat and head off to Male airport.

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    These are obviously the aerial shots of some of the 26 dazzling natural atolls that make up the Maldives.

    So that brings our Gili Lankanfushi photo recap/review/photo essay to an end. If you have any question, please feel free to ask.

    In a nutshell, our time spent at the charming and magnificent Gili Lanakanfushi was nothing short of mesmerising and outstanding. The natural beauty of the Maldives with its gorgeous crystal blue ocean and white beaches were elevated by Gili Lankanfushi’s sensational staff. EE and I are already thinking about when to go back. Whenever that is, it can’t come quick enough.

    Peace, JW

     

  2. Resident Evil Revelations 2 | Concept Teaser

    After the positive reviews that Resident Evil Revelations 1 got and by how well it sold on the Nintendo 3DS, the sequel, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is scheduled for an early 2015 release on the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, & PC in Japan. Strangely missing from that list is the WII U OR Nintendo 3DS. 

    Peace, JW

     
     

  3. BAL Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

    The theme of “Adult Orientated Things” continues on from Bal’s S/S 2014 collection to their latest F/W 2014 line, and once again, Bal have created a very snazzy and trendy line full of top-notch wearable items.

    To see the full lookbook from Bal’s F/W 2014 collection, please go here.

    Peace, JW

     

  4. REAL LIFE FRUIT NINJA

    The title says it all. 

    Isao Machii aka the modern day samurai is also actually a modern day legend in Japan capable of some amazing display of accurate sword slashing. I remember when I first saw him on TV on the TV show in the clip below. Very useful to have as a team member when the zombie apocalypse happens.

    Peace, JW

     
     

  5. Kwe’shaun Parker has insane Hops

    From Hoopmixtape.com, "Here is 6’2 Kwe’shaun Parker showing out in AAU and at Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville NC. Kwe is going to be playing his junior year at Wesleyan Christian in High Point NC. More from Parker coming soon on Hoopmixtape.com!"

    Peace, JW

     
     

  6. Neighbourhood Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

    Neighbourhood continues to do what they do best, delve into America’s rich subcultures for inspiration to create an excellent fashion collection.

    To see the full  lookbook, please go here.

    Peace, JW

     

  7. Kill me with cuteness | Totoro Edition

    Peace, JW

     

  8. Super Smash Bros Trailer for Nintendo 3DS

    This series may look like good clean fun, but it can and has ruined friendships. This version of it looks to continue the trend of making you want to punch your friends. Bring it on.

    Peace, JW

     
     

  9. Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC | C.VIPER Prologue

    Following on from this post here about Rufu’s prologue, Udon Entertainment have now released a look at Crimson Viper’s prologue from their new official SFIV prequel comic series. 

    If this is something that might interest you, please check out amazon below.
     

  10. Darth Vader Toaster

    I did a double take when i first saw this. That is indeed the Dark Lord’s helmet as a toaster. And why not? So need and want this in my life

    Peace, JW

     

  11. 10 Deep Fall 2014 Collection Lookbook

    From 10 Deep"For 2014, our collections have focused on an international theme that has explored the far flung world cultures that influence our brand and this culture.  The Fall 2014 Collection continues in this bend, but takes its inspiration from today’s most powerful global cultural influencers - technology and the internet.  Dubbed "World Wide Wave", this collection moves from referencing culture born in the pre-internet world to the new one that is emerging online." 

    To see the full lookbook, please go here.

    Peace, JW

     

  12. Street Art in London 

    Found by me in Shoreditch, London.

    Peace, JW

     

  13. Master Sushi Chef, Naomichi Yasuda  | How to Eat Sushi

    Having lived in Japan for a decade, I have eaten my fair bit of sushi and sashimi at high-end Michelin star places and low-end chain establishments and what I have come to realise is 1) you are not going to get bad sushi in Japan ever, even the ones in the convenient stores and supermarkets are good, and 2) sushi from Michelin star establishments along with the high price tag doesn’t necessary mean that the sushi is going to be better than those without Michelin stars and at a more affordable price range. A good example of this would be, and people are going to kill me for saying this, is Jiro’s.

    Another thing that i realised are that there are 2 types of Master Sushi Chefs. The talkative ones and the ones who will basically outright refuse to talk to their customers. Naomichi Yasuda is definitely in the former group and if you visit his restaurant near Azabu Juba, he will give you an amazing dining experience.

    So, it was great thatMunchies caught up with the guy so that he may drop some knowledge on the proper way to eat sushi.

    From Munchies, “Coming to you straight from the sushi chef’s mouth, Munchies presents the dos and don’ts of eating sushi, as taught by Tokyo’s Naomichi Yasuda. Be warned: You’ve been doing it wrong.”

    Peace, JW

     
     

  14. Tomorrowland Men’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

    Tomorrowland’s F/W 2014 menswear collection is definitely eclectic. Love how Japanese brands are always so good at mixing items for dressing up in with items for dressing down. 

    To see the full lookbook, please go here.

    Peace, JW

     


  15. FEAST FOODIES FESTIVAL @ BATTERSEA PARK, LONDON

    On August 17th, EE and I and some other friends headed down to Battersea Park, London for a lazy Sunday funday at  FEAST Foodies Festival. A video recap of that day will be coming soon, but in the meantime, here are the pics from that day.

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    Peace, JW