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21/11/2014 & 22/11/2014 Friday & Saturday, Going to Tokyo
An attempt to live-report!! wahaha!
No lah, to pen down asap before my memory fails me :3
The very hard working me, put on a few mask consecutively before flying!!
Its stressful to be less in best shape when you are in Japan~
The girls mostly look like dolls! And I dont want to lose! w
My mum came sending us off~ had some tea with her before flight :)
Selfie at the departure hall terminal 3~
First time flying from there ^^
Flying off! Via Vietnam Airlines transiting Ho Ching Min~
Our in-flight food, wasnt too bad but the tv was broken and...
A couple of pretty rude looking stewardess we meet :p
After 5 hours of wait at the boring transit area in Ho Ching Min airport~
7 hours of flight from Singapore to Narita Japan, finally here!!!
Breathing my favourite air again!!
Selfie in process because the husband is sleeping beside~
And I am toooooooo free! :3
I want to talk about my accommodation so badly~
But all I have is a picture of the landlord's cafe sign board!
Wait till I take more of it! This is truly an awesome neighborhood!
Very quiet, tranquil and there is a stylish secondary school beside too!
We rushed out almost immediately to meet dear lina!
I have never thought I could meet my little junior in Japan!
They brought us to a very special vegan cafe, which was good!!
In Shibuya, like 10 mins walk from the station named Nagi Shokudo~
And Joe, our little junior's handsome boyfriend who is in Todai~
Brought us along to their university organized Komaba Festival!
Its like the seiransai in Singapore, but classier and larger in scale!
Never thought I would have a chance to go into Tokyo Uni even just to see~
After a while, we left and changed trains at Shibuya~
The crossroad :)
Queuing for our favourite ramen!
Its a 20mins queue, not too bad for a weekend~
Mutekiya really has melts in the mouth chashu!! Such awesome ramen!
Then we headed home for an early night :3
Our futon in Kaori's apartment is a good quality one!!
Too tired on the first day as always~
Its superrrrrrrr cold in the night!
Then we realised its because I didnt close the window properly :p
Thats all for day one!! *waves bye*
LOTD/OOTD for today's brunch in the garden!
My taitai bestie wanted to celebrate my birthday in advance...
So we decided to go to The Canopy in bishan park!
Nice place in the midst of a neighborhood park~
It's nearly lunch hours so they have started serving lunch menu~
My cold tea came with the set lunch :)
Then came my soup! It was my favourite calm chowder *hearts*
Main dish, I chose a egg benedict classic~ haha!
I just really like egg benedicts somehow and I can't say why!
Alice's little brother came along~ and look! People nowadays...
Me too actually, take pictures of food before you eat!!
Selfie master me! Wahahha! Why need a stick?! *shurgs*
Busy mum busy checking on photos~
Sometimes I think she is a superwoman!
She handles her baby and everything else at the same time so well!!
Selfie with the little rei~
Happy 100 days old little potato!! ;)
Little rei looking all so comfy with mum!
As compared when I carried her! Lol~
Her first look tells shock please! Hahahaha!!!
Thank you for the brunch and a wonderful session with rei~
I cannot express how much I appreciate a friend like you who stays for so long!
FLIGHT IN 24 HOURS TIME!!!
Earlier this month, my iphone charging cable broke :(
So I thought I should get it changed before my Japan trip!
Today, I wore my favourite pair of brown high wedge out to town~
And the right side one broke right after I alight the train :(
Had to walk barefooted to the nearest shoe shop, got myself a slipper~
Before bringing the cable to a apple service center for exchange,
I bought twice non authentic cables and both failed me in less then a week!!
Then, TAQBIN failed me badly in one of my delivery~
And I got a news from the job agency saying my contract's not approved~
I DON'T EVEN... *inserts meme face*
On a side note, Christmas is coming!!!
I had the chance to walk pass Centerpoint today~
It's decorated so nicely!! Like one of the most exquisite deco ever!
It has a huge huge "bird cage" with a swing and lots of flowers in it~
Placed right at the middle of the main entrance, for photo taking purpose!
Floral, vintage tea sets, high tea in wooden chair... Its really pretty!!
COUNTDOWN: Flying in 2 days!!!
Another good shot from the talented Boon Eng, KyudotSG :)
Shot at Boat Quay where I risked falling and drown!! Wahaha!
No lah, we just sat at the steep steps and kept blowing all kinds of bubbles~
3 more days to my birthday trip
Everything still feels pretty much surreal at this very moment.
Even with flights & accommodation booked, nothing feels real :)
I am very blessed to have married such a partner this life!
Although we may have moments where hurting's unavoidable... yes, we do!
I did not think that my husband will arrange for such a gift...
Because he is a practical & logical guy who never believes in romance.
But one morning, I receive a message from him saying I can book a flight!
He says that a birthday present for me and I literally jump out of my bed!!!!
This... Is... Super duper romantic cans!!!
I am blessed, Yes I am
Being so last min, I had a tough time trying to find basically, everything~
But lucky as I am, I managed to book a room in the recently voted No.1 ryokan!
Its called Heike no Sho, with 10 private outdoor onsen room (lockable)...
2 indoor 1 outdoor public baths & newly renovated traditional tatami rooms!
It cost $170 (cheapest)/night and $50/pax for transport, just to get there!
Also managed to book a ryokan room right beside the Chuzenji Lake~
At the cheapest price too SGD$200 per room per night that includes 2 meal
The lake view from its onsen bath is awesome! (from internet pictures)
So I am pretty looking forward to this onsen trip!!
As for Tokyo, I've finally planned Shimokitazawa!
The neighborhood highly raved about among youngsters nowadays~
Shoppings as usual, a halfday disneyland and some cafe meguri...
Up till now, all plans are well given that i only had 10 days to prepare~
From flight to accommodation to itinerary to packing of luggage...
Gyaaaaa! I want to like, just fly off immediately~~~~
4 more days till I fly! Got ready some toiletries :)
Because we rented an apartment not a hotel room so its good to prepare~
I had my towel, toothbrushes and toothpaste ready too!! Haha!
And to not look like a pudding head in my photos like at honeymoon :(
I used the cheap HOYU hair dye that I used before my hong king trip!
But this time, to touch on the roots only :) The colour's nice!!
Again, something unrelated to my trip~
I love the photos kyudot makes! ;)
Look at the amount of bags stacked in my room!!
Counting down: 6 more days to my Birthday Trip to Japan!
We are bringing the blue and red small luggage only~
This trip is going to be relaxed and no shoppings! *disciplines*
My clothes also went down in numbers, I am impressed by myself!
I only have one coat, one jacket adding up to 10pcs of apparel this trip~
Itinerary finally finalized!
Trying to pack my stuffs and coordinate my clothes!
Not sure if I did well, I wanted to look and feel mature~
Yet I didn't want to look boring and old... Haha!
Anyway... Something not related to my upcoming trip~
I have always wondered how will I look with lash extension~
Probably like this? Has been considering for sometime already~
But it can only last 2-3months, kind of feel like its not worth :(
Countdown: 7 days more!!!
Not that I am complaining~ I love planning especially to Japan!
But!!! Thats the thing about last min trips~ NO ACCOMMODATION! :(
Lucky for us, I found ourself an apartment!
At a decent loction, with a decent pricing!
Through this platform named Airbnb!
This is the one-room, one small kitchen/bathroom typical Japanese house!
It is located 3mins to the nearest train station that is 9mins to Ikebukuro~
Le husband loves that because his favourite ramen is just near!
And it only cost us an average of SGD$80 per night! For a whole apartment!
The house owner has 2 other rooms & a cafe in the same building~
She could offer breakfast at 800yen for 2pax and some free coffee!!
Sounds good ya?
Their concept of business, which is wayy too awesome for young tourist!
Have seen Singaporeans hosting at Airbnb and I wonder if its legal~
So I checked and it's not for HDB :( If not I could put up a room soon! Haha!
Itinerary up next!!
>>01/03/2014, Saturday, Going Home
So here comes my last moments in Japan~
Going home via Skyliner~ it has always been my first choice of transport!
There was still time after we has our last lunch in Tsukiji~
So we had some afternoon tea in a cafe near the Ueno station...
My last piece (actually 2nd piece only lah) of Strawberry Shortcake!!
I have this huge love for this cake *^*
Lazy to make up on the last day, had the singaporean make!
Which is only eyeliner ;p Singaporean girls in general are lazy in this aspect!
Going home... Byebye Ueno!
Le husband gave me this news this morning!
Early birthday present received! And I love it<3
It is a birthday trip to Japan! Autumn onsen in Nikko!
Now, allow me to go jump around in joy first and plan my itinerary!
*continues to spazz*
>>28/02/2014, Friday, Shinjuku
Last full day of my honeymoon in Tokyo!
My handsome husband says hi ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
Our destination is Shinjuku because we wanted a slow paced day :)
So we spent 2 good hours in Calico Cat Cafe!
It occupies 2 level of the building!
And you can buy the cooked chicken breast meat as treats!
Its 300yen (SGD$3.60) per small box of it! Which can last for a good hour!
The cats love them! Probably because they are fed with dry food usually.
Wet food is a total luxury to them! They crowd around you almost immediately!
Some shoppings after the cafe and its evening in Shinjuku already!
We managed to find some good cheap shops and bought some items each~
My best deal was 1000yen for a Dollywink eyeshadow & mascara! ;)
Went back to our hotel area early and have some yakiniku!
GYUKAKU! How can we not have some?! *slurps*
The minimal tables at the side of the small shop~
We were given a counter seat :)
Ordered a meat platter with chicken, pork and of course beef!
And one plate of gyutan to myself! Also a yasai moriawase :3
Ordered some negi rice!! It's so damn nice with soy sauce~
The gyukaku here is only less then 5000yen (SGD$60) a meal!!
In Singapore, that amount of food will actually cost SGD$140!!!!
They served us hot ocha (we have ordered our drinks earlier) in the end~
The who waiter came to us serving the ocha asked which was our fave meat~
We thought it was just a simple survery so we decided on one and told him...
Then he wrote it on this piece of card and pass it to us~
It is actually a free one portion of our fave meat on our next visit!
Such nice gesture~
>>27/02/2014, Thursday, Asakusa / Shibuya
13th day of Honeymoon! Tired us with sleepy faces in the cold~
Its kind of tiring, even thou cool to be on holidays...
And we are already the relax type of tourist who wakes up at 10am!
Our itinerary normal starts with lunch~ lol!
Itinerary of the day, first stop at Tokyo Sky Tree!
There is this beautiful plum tree outside the mascot store at ground level~
Oh hi ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ‼︎
Such a "tourist-ish" photo!
My turn!! Haha, it was... As usual, very cold!!
Tokyo Sky Tree that officially opens in May 2012! Thats very recent!
Is the tallest building in Japan right now~ probably everywhere else too!
It replaces Tokyo Tower as a broadcasting tower for radio & TVs~
Here's our ticket~
We went up to only the main observation deck at 450m up high...
But there really has nothing to see because it's too cloudy :(
And It will not make much difference coming another day because
The weather is just that bad that period of time~
Sora-kara chan! The mascot for Tokyo Skytree~
It was the Valentine's period when we went~
This little pathetic glass floor is... Pathetic.
Seriously, the tokyo tower one is even better! And bigger!
My collection of postcards and special stamps!
Tokyo Skytree edition getto!
Selfie, 450m above the ground!
Heading off very soon...
Off to Sensoji (Asakusa Shrine)~
It a very modern and sleek designed station at the Skytree station.
Underground at the Asakusa Station, we found this small standing sobaya~
And le husband finds it interesting, the vending ticketing order method...
So we settled for some soba!
I had kakiage and a tamago, le husband had something I don't know~
Looks like kamaboko (fish cake) or thin deep fried beancurd?
Either of it, its really good! ^^;
Japan is really a place where I learn new things every trip~
After a good lunch, we came out of the station and walked to the shrine~
Its a good thing le husband is super good at reading maps...
I have never gotten lost if we have a map with us :)
The famous and every tourist will surely visit, Sensoji!
One of it's quieter corner...
We offered some incense 150yen per bundle~
Its said that covering yourself with the incense smoke will bring luck!
Heading out of the shirne...
Some pretty plums along the roadside~
Then we went to Shibuya! Watched the people crossing the junction from far!
And crossed the junctions ourselves too~ haha! Its like j-dramas<3
And I am so impressed by myself~ I bought nothing from Shibuya!
Hohoho! So much self-discipline, cause I am never a shopping person.
I am not a collector nor a fanatic devoter of any big fashion brands~
More like I love fashion but am too cheapo to buy expensive stuffs!
My wallet must be very happy about that *smirks*
That was how my short hours of encounter with Shibuya ended~
Next off, we headed back to Harajuku for some cafe light dinner...
Sandwiches and Pizza Toast~
Set meal comes with a mini garden salad!
Its a cafe in the corner of the Takeshita Dori that we happen to find~
I like the atmosphere there very much<3
And to end the day~ a Strawberry Shortcake with a Ice Milktea!
>>26/02/2014, Wednesday, IKEBUKURO
12th day of Honeymoon brings us to Ikebukuro!
We headed to J-world at Sunshine City~
Its entrance fee is expensive! 1900yen (SGD$23) per pax!!
The easy-to-understand ticketing machine!
It was honestly, quite a disappointing attraction~
Aside from being able to buy some limited edition anime goods...
The rides and games are pretty much not worth the extra money :(
After a photo with Luffy~ we headed out for lunch!
Had our lunch here, specialty: Omurice!
Also inside of Sunshine City~ there's a variety of choices!
But we settled for some rice ;)
Here's my beef stew omuraisu! ;)
Prior to our day in ikebukuro, I made reservations to have my hair done!
I booked a stylist at Ash Salon, Ikebukuro branch~
And so le husband roams around again! This was what he took!
He says it reminds him of drama/anime scenes... So he took it~
With a coupon, perm/colour/cut at 10,000yen (SGD$120)!!
Its pretty worth I guess since perming at that length will cost $120 already~
I had my bangs cut! And had a brown shade of hair~
Le husband's best find out of his endless roaming in Tokyo is this!
MUTEKIYA RAMEN! Its the best of all the heavenlicious food we had!
I am not a ramen person, and I think Ippudo is fabulous enough...
This... Mutekiya Ramen is wayyyyyyy surpassing that!
How so it is awesome? Starts from the queue!
We were freezing in the cold queueing outside the shop for 30mins~
In a super off-peak weekday afternoon, that is!!!
The crowd just comes! Doesn't stop! Haha!
When we got a seat at the back of opposite counter~
We realized it is a very small shop, but with high turnover rate!
Definitely not a place where you can have a chat over lunch...
Made ourselves some tea from its concentrated tea essence~
This... Has got to be the best ramen on earth!!!!!!!!! *spazzes*
I have no idea why oh why the chashu melts in your mouth!!
Its only chashu but it's texture is like awesome fatty meat! *slurps*
Soup base, pork & chicken simmered for 16hours! The aroma!!!
Noodles made with full-flavoures flour that is produced in Hokkaido...
That is also considered limited quantity in where it's produced!
I dont like yellow noodle's taste in general but this taste so good I can do!
1030yen per bowl (SGD$12) is so worth it!!! And they give free kaedama~
We got a change of this 2000yen note and found it pretty rare! Haha!
Its like getting SGD$20 in Singapore!
After some random roaming together, we decided to head back early~
And have a conbini dinner!! Look at our choices~
Oden is such a luxury food in Singapore, one item can cost $3~
But in Japan! It can be found in almost all conbini (convenience store aka 7/11)!
At a cheap price too!!! One daikon is only 90yen (SGD$1) *cries*
And we had an average of 700yen bentos (SGD$8) because mine is beef!
Hiding behind is beef croquette (koroke) that cost only 60yen (SGD$0.70)!!!
What can 70cent buy you in SG?! Not even a kopi peng (Ice Coffee) alright~
Ahhhhhh!! I want Japan convenience store here!!! *^*
>>25/02/2014, Tuesday, Tsukiji Market / Akihabara
Wefie in the train on the 11th day of our Honeymoon :)
Our destination is the outer market of Tsukiji :)
As we all know, for 2020 olympics~ the tsujiki market has to move :(
Thou, I am not sure if it's only the inner market (for professionals) or not~
It will just mean a different thing afterall, so I glad we went now!
Look at the amount of uni (sea urchin) and the size of the hotate! (scallop)
It cost 400yen which is about SGD$5, all so worth!
500yen raw oyster!!!! So fat so juicy so delicious!!! With ponzu *drools*
Then we finally decided on a place to settle our lunch~ Kaiten Sushi!
It looks like there are a few of the same shop in the outer market~
But still, there were queues waiting for a seat no matter which shop you stop at!
When we got our seat, we made ourselves some hot maccha~
Maccha powder just placed at the counter with the chopsticks...
Its meant to be self-serviced :)
My all-time favourite! Negitoro Gunkan!
400yen (SGD$5) for 2pcs of Otoro Nigiri!!! So freaking worth!!!!
It melts in your mouth! And le husband finally understands the hype of it!
You can probably only get a piece of otoro nigiri at SGD$5 here!
Shimesaba Nigiri :) Unlike the ones in SG which are dry and tasteless!
This was such an awesome meal! And very economical~
Only cost us less then 2000yen (SGD$25) for 2 pax!!
Leaving tsukiji~ le husband was smoking while walking...
And came a volunteer who forcefully confiscated his cigarette~
Because its a new law that smoking is prohibited while walking at Tsukiji.
It wasn't too unpleasant a situation because I can understand Japanese~
But! She may appear to be rude if other tourist don't know the language~
Moving on... We dropped by Akihabara!
Of course, given my love for Meido Cafe, its a must go!
First stop, Maidreamin :) First hour cover charge at 500yen (SGD$6)
And we bought a dessert each at a price I cant remember T____T
*getting old, rusty brain*
Second stop (same day), @home cafe
This meido cafe is super highly raved by many jap-culture lovers!
Not only Otakus love there, even le husband says its a better cafe!
If I have a chance to go to Japan during my birthday, I'll celebrate it there!! :D
Souvenirs I got from them~ Took a checki at both cafe~
I am impressed by all their decorating skills, cute & creative!!
Our puri and the checki~ ^^
We then roamed around Akihabara~
Looked at gadgets, anime merchandise, the otaku's world...
And then realized that we are really like pool of still water! Boring!
Haha, in a good way thou, we are living a simple life!
>>24/02/2014, Monday, Disneysea Amusement Park.
10th day into the Honeymoon, we chose to visit Disney!!
Its my 2nd visit to Tokyo's Disney Theme Park~
My first visit was in 2008 to Disneyland with the bff~
As usual, its a freezing cold day...
Us in the mickey train!!
Le husband says either park is fine...
So I chose Disneysea! Heard so much good reviews about it~
Our ticket bud :)
We went on a Monday afternoon thinking there may be a smaller crowd~
But we were wrong, it was still spring holidays there were so many students!
The queue to take photo with the mickey statue at the gate~
So we did a selfie! ^^;
Its a very pretty place...
Though crowded, still managed to take some decent pictures~
Eating onigiri while waiting for the ride!
Learnt our lesson at USJ, so we brought our lunch along~
Magic carpet ride~
Such pretty scenery :)
So unbelievable that its man-made!
~under the sea~
And as a custom, we sent a postcard home to ourselves :)
Yay! A disneysea stamp!
And we stayed till the end for the fireworks~
But it was kind of disappointing because it wasn't as awesome...
Shellie May :)
Ended our tiring day with some alcohol~
>>23/02/2014, Sunday, Ueno
Day 9 (tokyo day 2) OOTD ^^;
Top and skirt all new bought! And I decided to french braid my hair!
Our Tokyo accommodation has been decided to be fixed at one place...
Because we think it's redundant to move around just for a place to sleep~
And I chose the super convenient UENO! :)
[NON-SMOKERS HOTEL UENO]
This hotel was recently changed from the name CUBE Hotel~
Its living up to its name because smokers are banned from staying...
Its a really comfy (and small - a norm) hotel in a convenient location
It is at the side corner of the few shopping streets~
With the station entrance just 20 steps away!
My room :) Building is a total of 13 levels so 7th floor isn't too bad I think~
The room is really small probably 3/4 of a normal HDB room only...
But they have everything available, from fridge to hair dryer, even air humidifier!
Although, the staff was shockingly rude given the service standard in Japan~
Else, all is good and perfect! :)
My view once step out of my room door~
Ueno Station~ Our 2nd day in Tokyo is to tour Ueno :)
Me in my new bag and new 500yen winter coat!
Walking to out destination, the cat cafe!
NEKOMARU Cafe ★
It is my first ever trip to a cat cafe~ I loved it so much!!!
And to my surprise, le husband enjoys it very much too :)
After our cafe trip, we headed out...
To find food at Yoshinoya!!
How can one not eat a beef bowl in Yoshinoya once when in Japan?
Not only the taste is different, even the atmosphere is different too~
Le husband enjoying it :)
Ameyoko!! In short for the full name of the market~
Ameya Yokocho (its like our pasar malam just that its permanently there)
You can find practically anything & everything essential here~
Most importantly, almost all things are so cheap here!
One of my best buy is found in a 2nd hand shop here~
Despite being listed as one of the most dangerous neighborhood in Tokyo~
I really like Ueno, no matter day time or night :)
And has never find it dangerous!
And we tried the kebab! Its my first try!!
The people selling the kebab are honestly, quite intimidating!
I have never dared to queue for it all my trips thou it smells really good~
So with le husband this trip! We made it into the queue~
It is so so so juicy and yummy!!! Awesome kebab!
Totally different from the dry and hard ones in pasar malam!
And... this shop is still there~
I bought myself some mixed flavour soft cream~
Ice cream in winter! Is not kidding man, its freezing!
Especially when you eat it in a park! With cold wind breezing thru~ lol~
But anyway, we had a short walk into Ueno park!
And the lucky us, one Sakura tree has decided to bloom~
Wefie, with the sakura!
I'll always tell le husband how beautiful it is at Ueno park when it full blooms~
And its a pity that we are not in the season yet~
Would have been awesome if we could see sakura together~
This one sakura tree seems to have heard my inner voice!
It bloomed! And its the best wedding gift for us :)
After our park walk, we headed back to the hotel for some rest~
And that's when I spotted a couple of nail salons just the building beside!
So, I have always wanted to do my nails once a lifetime in Japan!
I finally did and I am so happy with their skills, design and service!
Selfie of the day! Taken in the pretty restaurant for dinner :3
Its a restaurant that sells mainly Tsukune (minced chicken meat balls)
Also a Izakaya, they have lots of tsumami (small dishes to go with alcohol)
I am so in love with tatami seats, So naturally I asked for it :)
FUKUMAME is located beside the arcade opposite IOIO
Its very easy to locate and once you get out of the lift, its the restuarant!
Nikijyaga! This is my favourite Japanese dish!
I have attempted to make some for le husband a few years ago~
But failed! Hahaha, like what my ex boss said~ its really not easy!
And le husband normally doesn't like sweet sauced hot dish (like sukiyaki)
But he loves this! *beams*
Their tsukune comes in all kind of flavours~ some very creative!
But we only tried the conservative flavours like mentaiko mayo~
Not in for too adventurous flavours yet! Haha~
That pretty much sums up my day in Ueno!
And goodbye my 9th honeymoon day T_____T
Yes, I found a job in a Japanese Government Bank!! *pops confetti*
But! My charging cable is down and I am in the state where...
I scrimp and save usage of the battery (no carousell, no photos, no blog)
This is written on a laptop which I haven been doing for years!
Ever since FC2 introduced their mobile app in 2012,
blogging became so convenient!
So... I will be back with my honeymoon and ROM dairy soon :)
Hopefully my cable will back soon *prays*
You just don't know how attractive all the 20th anniversary goods are!!
I bought myself 2 phone casings!
Hehe, I'll punish you in the name of moon!
I love this case so much! Wanted a black one but its OOS :(
>>22/02/2014, Friday, Harajuku
The 8th day into my honeymoon, we are back in Tokyo!
First thing first, buy ourselves a SUICA! *Japan's Ez-link card*
First day in Tokyo: HARAJUKU the whole day!!!!
We headed to Meiji Shrine, by this time, le husband is bored of shrines already!
There were just too many of it in Kyoto! Hahaha~
Not been there for exactly FOUR long years!!!!!!!!!!! *喜极而泣*
I just cannot resist planning Harajuku in front of any other plans!
TAKESHITA DORI IS PRACTICALLY HEAVEN FOR A GIRL!!!!
And also why this post is so short and picture-less :p
I have spent a good and crazy 30,000yen (SGD$360) in 3 hours!!!!
Just in a drugstore alone! *spazzes incoherently*
Japan's drugstore is nothing like Watsons or Gurdian we have here...
It has practically & literally EVERYTHING a girl needs!!
I swept lashes, cosmetics, mask, collagen powder, eyedrops etc etc!!
Then, I spent another short hour speed shopping in Harajuku!
Speeding because le husband is going to turn into a statue at takeshita dori~
He completed one round of Harajuku and Omotesando while I was at it!
And my loots? *ehem* It adds up to a luggage full ;p
While I was shopping away, le husband walked around...
And took pictures of what he found interesting~
And of course, we had the HANAMARU UDON! Its my favourite!!!
It has been my favourite ever since my first trip there!
Became a custom for me to eat at least once whenever I am in Tokyo ;)
You know how TAMOYA UDON in Liang Court has the same concept?
But I think its still fail as comparison, I cannot express its awesomeness!
*le husband agrees*
Aftet lunch, I went speed shopping once again~
And when I am done, it was evening already...
Has some crepes before we head off!
BANANA CHOCO! Classic flavor~
Took purikura again! Like spam only! Hahaha!
That is the only time where le husband takes with no complains!! *smugs*
Byebye Harajuku!!! That ended my 8th honeymoon day~
*All opinions are pledged to remain true & honest*
Again, big thanks to CreerBeaute for the samples sent!
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Championed for 2 years consecutively, 2010 & 2011
Japan Cosme #1, the highly recognized Japan Beauty Award in eyeliner series
Winning point = Long lasting, Fine tip 0.1mm, Fast drying, Water resistant
Different thickness tried with the liquid eyeliner~
I received my Hongkong Postcard today!!!
It took some time but I am glad it came :)
We made it a practice to send ourselves postcards whenever we go out!
Either pen to each other or we would send one to ourselves~
Our manila one never reach us :( Others all did!
One board full now! I'll start another one soon!
*All opinions are pledged to remain true & honest*
Firstly, big thanks to CreerBeaute for the samples sent!
CreerBeaute is a company under the Bandai group~
Incorporating anime concept/ideas into daily usable cosmetic for people!
Not only for girls, they have a Dragon ball series of hair wax for guys too!
Today, the product review is on:
The Rose of Versailles Shinning Long Mascara, SGD$24.79
🌹The Rose of Versailles, 「ベルサイユのばら🌹」
also known as [Le Rose de Versailles] or [Lady Oscar] :)
Is a popular shojo manga from1979 that is adapted into tv anime~
And also famously as a successful Takarazuka Revue musical!~
Read the relationship of the manga with Takarazuka here:
The line of make-up revolves around the characters mainly on Oscar herself~
Shinning Long Mascara has brush designed to create fan-like shaped lashes~
It is easy to apply because of the bend-design of brush too!
A comparison of before and after with on three swipes of the mascara!!
Isn't that quite some difference? *beams*
For someone with short & sparse natural lashes like me~
Its a great thing that mascara being invented! They save me :)
And the Shining Long Mascara covers every strand of eyelash perfectly!
Making it look super natural to fit a baby makeup (trend in Japan now) look!!
The Rose of Versailles series can be found in selected Watsons stores~
Series includes pencil, liquid, felt eyeliners and also facial mask!
All with pretty sparkling packaging! :)
Check them out at their facebook page:
CreerBeaute FB Page
Also available at:
Yesterday, the free me and the taitai bestie went for hi-tea!!
Baby Rei's first tea session! Wahaha!
Le husband and I once roamed to find this nice cafe nearby~
And has always wanted to come and try!! So today~ We are here!
Simple & warm decorations~
The cafe is romance-themed and so...
You find these quotes all over the wall ♥︎
Their artisan tea selection, its really good!
Ice water~ Not sure if it's supposed to be self-serviced or not.
Both times, no one served us so I had to get them myself~
But! The staff actually served a group of customer ice water on my second visit!
Its not a big deal I know (I have been a waitress myself so...)
However, it creates a negative view of the professionalism of staffs.
It makes us feel like we are less valued as their customer~
The tea served by the ladyboss, Mary on my first trip~
Perfect with utensils and sugar :)
I had a Tea Set that cost SGD$10.90 before opening promo discount of 10%
So I chose my cake, Mascarpone Cream Brulee! Taste awesome!
On my second visit, I order the same thing again~
But to my disappointment, the tea served came without sugar and spoon.
Prepared by the same staff who offered water to other customer but not us.
Prior to that, our first disappointment came when we reached at 11:30am~
To be informed that the cafe only opens at 12nn (stated 9am on website)
Roycemary Cafe is a really great place to chill in my honest opinion.
But if they don't improve on their consistency in serving attitude~
It would be difficult for me to keep feeling great about them :(
8 Jalan Legundi, #01-13
At an exhibition in Expo! And they sell agronomical wave handrails~
It was researched and developed in Shiga University in Japan~
That this angle & design helps to reduce human body load weight!
Good for our aging population I think! Haha~
And we were to work in our yukata!
A little bit of rant~
Sometimes its just plain awful to have to meet new people...
Or even "old" ones who are incapable of respecting others :(
I look young and so when people are told that i am married~
They usually have these stereotyped reactions:
1) Never heard you say, shotgun?
2) Why no banquet? So sad~
3) Buy flat already? (Yes) parents help you huh?
I cannot stand these ignorant concerns for me~
Before even asking me about my life, did it never occur to you that
I am not you so high chances are, I dont think like you?
And after knowing people think differently as you do~
Why cant you respect and stop imposing your "you-should-blablabla"!?
The world could be better if everyone can learn to respect differences~
*HONGKONG DAY 3 backdated!!*
*All opinions are pledged to remain true & honest*
Can't wait because I am awed with too much of excitement!!!
Feel the need to share this amazing liner immediately!!
Firstly, thank you CreerBeaute for the samples sent!
So we all know the Sailormoon Craze is back!!!
Its in my beliefs that every girl has a favourite senshi (ranger)!
20 years ago, mine was of course, Sailormoon Usagi-chan~
I even had albums of playing/collection cards of the series...
I'll punish you in the name of Moon!
And to celebrate it's 20th anniversary!
One of the collaboration is... COSMETICS!! *pops confetti*
CreerBeaute is a Japanese cosmetic brand under Bandai~
And bringing anime into cosmetic is a brilliant idea I must say!
I was generously sent the retail size product of:
Miracle Romance Star Power Prism Lameliner Blue, SGD$24.70
Such an exquisite packaging! Pretty & blings~
They certainly know the power of attraction to woman!!
The texture of pigment is gel/liquid like... (over released for first time :p)
And is extraordinarily glittery! Shimmering in every particle!
Dispensing the pigment to the brush requires some skill thou~
But practice makes perfect! Haha, I have no worries on that!
It seems very smudge proof too! Look at the test~
Rubbing it real hard and not all comes off!
Although, It can be removed easily with warm water!
In case you wonder why is it called lameliner~
Because cosmetic-safe lame adhesive ingredient is in it!
Its high molecular polymer ensures the long lasting effect on our skin!
Putting them on is very easy~
The texture enabled a smooth application!
Ta-daaaa! Mercury on the eyes with falsie~
Mercury on the eyes without flasie!
Both with or without looks fantastic!! It really does!!
I cannot emphasize enough how metallically pretty it looks in real life!
One really respectful point is the seals of this product~
One at barrier ring at the top, preventing ink pigment from getting to the brush.
One sticker wrapped around the ink dispensing turn point!
You totally know if you are getting a brand new product at one look!
*referring to dishonest sellers at carousell!*
A less concentrated swatch of the colour it produces~
Looks like shinny sky blue doesn't it? ♥︎
The Miracle Romance series is now available at 49 Watsons Store!
*only those with a Japanese cosmetic corner*
Alongside the line of pretty coloured lameliners~
They also have the normal liquidliner in black and brown!
Also, a white penciliner which also shimmers!!!
Check them out at their facebook page:
CreerBeaute FB Page
Also available at:
My lovely god-daughter is growing cuter each day!!! *spazzes*
The rosy fat cheeks are so damn adorable!!
And she has got big pretty double eyelid (to-die-for) eyes!!!
Excuse me, while the obsessed godma go spazz!
*spazzes x 1000times*
HONGKONG DAY2 backdated!
Yui of five years difference :)
I think I look younger & younger!
But! I have my mature times too!
When it calls for a full fledge OL, I can be one too~
In blazer, pencil skirt, suitcase bag and even NUDE STOCKINGS!!
Ultimate OL Wear (=ﾟωﾟ)ﾉ
*HONGKONG DAY1 backdated* ">*HONGKONG DAY1 backdated*
I found a good chance to wear my yukata!! :)
There is an event that I will help out at next week~
And I am required to wear it! Haha, showcase its beauty!
Btw, I am working hard on my Hong Kong post!!
Back dating them soon!! (●⁰౪⁰●)♥︎
All review & opinion of product remains true and honest :)
Lafon Singapore (Sole Distributor)
Has newly launched the highly raved range of products
by models, celebrities & beauty bloggers in Bangkok!!
Heard that they are selling at an incredible rate there~
I was generously sent some retail size samples to try on!
Thank you Lafon Singapore!!
ANGELA Foaming Cleansing Whitening Mousse
Retailing: SGD$18.90 (150ml)
The amazing part of this product is that it's dual usage!!
It is does whitening cleansing and also acts as a make-up remover!
On a side note, the packaging is so pretty!!
So, mousse cleansers are very popular nowadays, why so?
Because of the FOAMS!
Foams are the direct weapons to removing oil and dirt on your face!
When you use your normal facial cleansers, those tube kind~
You are actually supposed to foam them before washing your face...
Angela Foaming Cleansing Whitening Mousse is convenient!
Just press them out from the dispenser and ta-daaa! Foams! :)
Tested it as a make-up remover on half side of my face~
Result of a single wipe with the soft foam and tissue paper...
It is working pretty well!!
Look at the amount of makeup wiped off~
Whitening & Moisturizing ingredients are said to be included in the product~
A prolong use of this foaming facial cleanser will bring you fair skin~
More radiance I guess, at least that is what appears on me :)
One thing more! It smells awesome! I like ♥︎
Smells like flower fragrance to me, not too sweet not to bland~
I have the strong dislike for any fragrance too fruity sweet :p
Right now, Lafon is having an exclusive promotion!!
2nd item at 50% is a great deal!! *terms & conditions applies*
They are now easily accesible at Carousell too!
You may also find them at the contacts below
Official FB: Lafon Singapore by Skinperfect
Lafon Singapore will glady answer any questions you have!
Do send them email enquiry or order via the contacts above...