Hi everyone! Long time no see 🙂

It’s been awhile since I posted a foodie post. Today, I wanted to talk about Raisu. I’m sure foodie lovers out there already know this place or heard about it. Raisu is a Japanese cuisine in Kitsilano, Vancouver. It’s located in the famous, W 4th avenue, where numerous famous restaurants are located at. Raisu is also part of one of the most famous Japanese restaurant group in Vancouver. This restaurant group contains Raisu, Kingyo, Rajio and Suika. All of these restaurants are very famous and known for delicious food in town! They are all worth checking into.

I visited with my family and my boyfriend for our early end of year dinner. This was my first time visiting the restaurant so I was very excited because I had few friends who recommended this place. Raisu is also very famous for their Sho Ka Do Bento, which is limited 15 serving per meal and Deluxe Seafood Bowl. We knew they had very few limited servings, so we made our reservation at 5pm, when they open for dinner time. Because we were dyeing to try them out, we had to make sure we were there when they first open for dinner.

This restaurant had a very nice Japanese vibe to the place and made it seem like an actual authentic restaurant located in Japan. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere itself was very nice as well. It can be a bit noisy at times because they usually greet customers very loudly in Japanese. Although it didn’t bother me, my dad was not a fan of this because he enjoys a quite place when eating. Also, not to mention the food takes quite a bit of time to be served and it is mentioned on the menu as well. I guess preparing for the food takes , but we definitely waited about 30 minutes for our food to be served. Here are some pictures of our food.

Overall, the food was very good but I was a bit disappointed with their famous, Sho Ka Do Bento (second picture). It was delicious but it wasn’t anything special nor did it wow me. I’m not quite sure why it has limited servings but it wasn’t a dish that wanted to eat again for my next visit. However, Deluxe Seafood Bowl (first picture) was very good! The seafood was very fresh and definitely had that authentic Japanese dish flavored to it. Both dishes were displayed beautifully and it was definitely Instagram worthy for all the Instagram addicts out there 😉 We also tried the Tonkatsu Teishoku, which was amazing with their sauce and Grilled Duck Marinated Sweet Soy, which I didn’t try because I don’t eat duck but heard it was amazing from my family. I was happy with the food and the service they provided. I definitely want to visit again in the future and would surely recommend to Japanese cuisine lovers out there!

Let me know if there’s any other restaurants that you guys want me to check out! I would love to hear. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram because I update where I visit.
Thanks for reading today’s post 🙂

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Process Post #1

Hello! Long time no see.

This is my first process post of the semester. It’s been a while that I wrote one of these process post but feels good to be back.

Regarding last week and this week: I’ve left my blog hanging ever since I finished PUB 101 last year and forgot about it. Actually, I always did have a small spot in my head for my blog but I guess I was too busy and got carried away with life. However, taking PUB 201 has got me back in track of blogging my life and I’m very excited about it. Since it’s been a while that I’ve been blogging, there are definitely few things that I have forgotten regarding about how to function and manage this blog. Therefore, last week and this week I had to play around with my blog, update few things and edit couple mistakes that I saw. At this point, I’m happy with updating few things here and there, but I definitely wish to improve the look of my blog. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do it or what I want to improve on specifically but I’m sure it’ll come to me as I work on my blog with time.

For this class, I’ve decided to continue working on this blog  because I wanted more experience and wish I could build and grow this blog. Since this is my personal lifestyle blog, I will be branding myself. This means that my brand is personal branding of myself. My blog is a lifestyle blog where I talk about beauty products and makeup that can help achieve one’s self esteem. I will also be talking about different restaurants, diverse places to visit around Vancouver. Therefore my audience are young adults, age around 18~25 or even higher. I would say female are more interested in my blog because I talk a lot about beauty and not even that, girls usually like to search and find new things, places to visit around the city we live in. Regarding my tribe, I have a lot of friends, coworkers, church friends who are interested in makeup, looking at food posts and much more. Since my blog is a bit broad, I think it will be much easier for people to approach and get a glimpse if they like it or not.

The Business Model Canvas is something very new that I was introduced to today. All the different terms that are used in the business model was new to me so I struggled at first. I had to research a bit online to what this model was and how it worked. Now I have a better understanding of what the model is, I can definitely see that it is a nice guideline for my brand. I still haven’t finished completing the business model but I will work on it for this week. Working on this business model canvas really helped me think deeply into my brand and how I want my brand to be. It also helped me think about monetizing my brand because that was one thing that we didn’t get to touch on a lot in PUB 101. I would like to say that during PUB 101, that was my first phase to blogging and now, I’m on my second phase.

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