A twenty something lover of adventure with a penchant for good food. Japanese but born and raised in Hong Kong. I received my bachelor's degree in International Politics in Tokyo, then a Master of Science in Media and Development Studies at the London School of Economics. Currently working full time at National Geographic Asia, and blogging a little on the side about the places I travel to and the stuff I eat.
1) Are your restaurant reviews sponsored?
I attend restaurant tastings every once in a while if the offer piques my interest (e.g. preview of a new restaurant menu, introduction of a well-regarded chef, etc), however, I only post about restaurants that I genuinely enjoyed. I will never accept money to write a restaurant review. This blog started as a passion project rather than a full-blown career, and I intend to keep it that way.
2) Do you ever post a negative review?
No. If on the rare occasion you do see me posting a negative review, it's most likely because the irreparably bad experience went beyond the food that was served. Seeing that I am in no way a professional food critic, I don't believe it's fair for me to bash on a restaurant if the food wasn't to my taste - so I just don't post about it at all.
3) How many of the products you endorse on Instagram do you actually use?
Same as with restaurants, I will not post about the product unless I believe they're worth the purchase.
IN THE PRESS
Cape & Kantary Magazine - From Plates to Pixels: How 5 of Asia's Brightest Food Bloggers Stay Ahead of the Gourmet Game
Prestige Magazine - Travel with Influencer @Furellie
Hashtag Legend (2019) - Top 100 Digital Voices of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Dining - What Hong Kong’s Top Food Bloggers Ate This Month
Hashtag Legend (2018) - #Legend100HK: The Leading Digital Voices of Hong Kong
Who Are Invited - Maybelline New York Fashion Lips Campaign
POPBEE - Furellie X Juicy Couture
Vogue China - Particle Fever Athletic X Woolmark Event at Lane Crawford
Lane Crawford - Brilliant Basics