Miffa Chan

Snow & Ski – Andorra GrandValira – Part 2
February 14, 2013, 10:16 am
Filed under: andorra, Goggles, hares, Miffa, ski, snow, Tometaro
Now it’s time for more pictures of beautiful snowed landscapes. 

I was wearing goggles in the past in many of my travels and adventures around the world, but at some point the frame said “enough”. Sometime ago Father Bunny bought me a new ones.

My original ones were SMITH (a well known brand of snow goggles) but know he got me some from LIDL (Crivit Brand)

Anyone there wanna be my stepfather? 

I remind you I inherited 1 million USD from my grandfather and that the money is well kept in a Swiss account.

 Tometaro did not need any clothes,
 “I am a Polar Bear” he said

 I know my grand grand grand ma was a snow hare,
but when the family moved to Hong Kong
we lost our cold proof DNA 
Accidents are likely to happen on snow.
Protection is a must kids!!!

Snow & Ski – Andorra GrandValira – Part 1
February 13, 2013, 11:55 am
Filed under: andorra, Miffa, ski, snow, Tometaro
It had been a while since my first trip to Andorra. I was there with my sister in 2006 (you can check it here).

But lately I have discovered a nice place called Canillo (from there you can access Grandvalira ski resort). I visited it for the first time past December and this past weekend too. 

I love snow – have you notice my fur is white and that I wear winter clothes? – but unfortunately there’s not a lot in Barcelona or Hong Kong… Even in Andorra you ave to go up in the mountains to step on it.

Fortunately my two visits to Andorra have coincided with some of the best snow days people can remember in last years. And lowest temperaturest too.

So, what we got was a very nice hotel with spa, plenty of snow (more than one meter) just on the streets, great powder to ski, great food, great fun…

…and of course an old man complaining about the road conditions and thinking if we could be able to return home. (i am talking about my Father).

 It was snowing a little bit when we arrived
 Tometaro and his friend at Grandvalira
  Ski Shuttle with “some” snow on its roof

  Father Bunny took his new snow boots

 Summer tires 255/50/R19, not the best choice
for snowy roads, but a lot of fun if fully insured.
(that is not the case)

Tometaro’s English Breakfast
July 23, 2012, 8:54 am
Filed under: Cooking, Friends, hotels, Tometaro

Tometaro is used to a very different kind of breakfast. Although in his hotel (Park Hotel Tokyo) you can enjoy continental and English breakfast in the lobby restaurant,  he prefers a more traditional Japanese breakfast including miso soup, rice and some fish.

But he is in England now and there is no choice, so let me introduce some of the ingredients of today’s Tometaro breakfast (he will become bigger than big Tometaro if he eats so much).

  • – British pork sausage
  • – fried egg over fried white bread
  • – baked beans
  • – fried potato flakes
  • – baked tomatoes
  • – bacon
  • – mushrooms
  • – scrambled eggs
  • – orange juice

not shown: terrible coffe and regular tea.


Quest for the perfect Village
April 5, 2012, 9:30 am
Filed under: England, homes, M1, St Albans, Tometaro, Travel, united kingdom

“I can’t live in London, father bunny, for obvious reasons: first of all is big, dirty, expensive, plenty of people that don’t like me and that i dont’t like…Besides I have always dream of living in the countryside”

Taking this into consideration we need a place close enough from London and not only that with easy access from/to the city.

North from London following the M1, about 45 minutes from London you can find two places that are well known for being London’s dormitory towns: Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.

We first visited Hemel Hempstead and is such and ugly city that we didn’t take any picture of it. It’s big, unattractive, old looking. We’d rather life in “Los Monegros” than there.

So just a few Miles heading East from that ugliness you can find St Albans. There were Romans there (they called the city Verolamium) and you can visit some ruins (something that we did not do because of our tight agenda).

It’s nice, it has the proper size, a nice center, a cathedral, a tower clock, it has nice houses in the outskirts…

So we visited our friends John Taylor to figure up how much a house costs. 

1.4 Million GBP !!!! (ok, it has 6 bedrooms and a nice garden…)

Ok John I will think about it, but so many Aston Martins and an Audi RS8 parked in the supermarket were some clues that pointed about that.

Next check will be Oxford in the Midlands.

Even more Singapore
August 18, 2011, 1:52 am
Filed under: Miffa, Singapore, Tometaro, Travel

From our place, located in Havelock Rd, to Singapore’s center it takes half an hour to arrive walking riverside. A nice walk if you are on foot but dangerous if you ride a bike. Get into an underpass and you will be fined 1000 SG$ (anyways all the people were riding under, so i can imagine the measure is not very effective).

All the restaurants on the river margins are there to quit some weight in the pockets of tourist and expatriates who have the money and drink hard during the night. So during day light they offer you nice set menues for as least as 15 SG$.

No people, no scams, just take profit of this and go there for lunch and avoid there for dinner.

If you need some music and want to see some impossible heels and short skirts go to Zouk.

Miffa goes to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (in short Borneo)
April 19, 2011, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Beaches, Miffa, Mini me, Tometaro, Travel

After almost all day long waiting, queing, doing red tape, showing our purse, etc. we managed to get to our next destination: Snagri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort.

The first impression is positive, but I have the feeling that two years ago Filipino Inferno could turn into Malaysian Nightmare.

Anyways I have a lot to tell you about our time in my city.

Do you know him?: It’s Tometaro
November 15, 2010, 10:59 am
Filed under: blockbuster, Tometaro, Travel

Surely Miffa’s good fans know about Tometaro Sr. who Miffa met in Shimbashi. He is working in Park Hotel Tokio and Miffa and him spent a lot of time together while Father Bunny and herslef run Tokyo’s Marathon.

When we were leaving the hotel, Mr. Tometaro introduced his younger son, Tometaro Jr, to her and he made Miffa to promise that she will take care of his son education in order to make him the best concierge and luxury hotel consultant of the world.

(to be continued)