One of my OOTD! I love that sexy top!
SGD$8 including shipping from taobao~ call me taobao queen!
Wore this formal looking top because I had to interview someone.
My bosses are hiring me an assistant and thought I should talk to them first~
It is a certainly a new and interesting experience!
And one of the days, I wore like a sweet 16!
Hahahaha, I love that wego top~
Doing light makeup recently because I am too lazy for falsie!
Randomly, I hear my name being called on radio today.
So I went to search for the exact meaning of it!
Apparently it meant a pure heart~ teehee!
It can also be this flower, 佩兰花
Thou interesting but I dont think my mum thought of that when naming me~
Transformed into a 17 year old again!
Thanks to the always awesome, Kyudotsg~
And the senpai, Priscilla chan!
Also big big thanks to the assistant Justin~
The shoot was done possible on efforts of the team!
Hey! I dont know who is reading...
But if you ever want a Japanese idol styled photoshoot (and a cute one)
Do talk to them: HERE!!!!
Awwww the watery eyes T____T
YES, TAKE ALL MY SWEET POTATOES *last heard she loves them*
And rei, you have the LOL face! *pinch cheeks*
You are too adorable to not love, my dear!
My love for pastel will really not die!
Hehe, although I'll turn 30 in another 3 years :(
Today, le chef shawn at home cooked!
We attempted to make katsu renkon (lotus) like what we had in UMA.
The looks failed but the taste is actually near~~~ hehe!
But our ebi fry is a total failure! Luckily there's some instant karaage in fridge!
I am officially going back as a full timer~
As mentioned, a different pay different post different responsibility!
Not sure if I can handle but all the chinese drama taught me...
And it's alot of money that I can be earning so...
For the unborn (and not even existing) child & our upcoming new nest!
I am up for the challange! よっしゃー!!
The whitening huals I got from my neighborhood mall~
I was sitting in Starbucks this day and then poof!
A thought hit me suddenly~ and that is to start a whitening regime!
Having natural darker skin colour is a disadvantage for a girl~
I seriously hope my daughter doesnt take after me for that :(
Thou not pleased, but it never crossed my mind on doing whitening care~
Having magic tools, its always not a problem when I doll up...
But every girl wants to be that natural beauty, fair skinned big eyes!
I picked on this because kelly says it's good! *she's naturally fair thou*
And the Nivea Cream comes from my internet search!
It's COSME no.1 Whitening Cream! And cheap!!!!!!
You can find it in Watsons for only a freaking $2 *beams*
I've also made some Tomato Lemon juice that can be used as eye mask!
It is to cure my very serious dark circles :(
On a side note, not related to whitening care, but more like health!
I've started drinking Ginger Tea! This is with Longan, Red dates & Brown sugar!
It's very delicious! More then I thought it would be~
Heard that it can warm one's womb and makes it a better place for *ehem*
......... the sperm to meet the egggggg! :p
Hope all is not too late!
Baby Rei says HELLO!!! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
But then again, I kept telling myself...
Thats the truth but so hard to keep believing!
12 more months before true freeeeedom!!
Anyway, here's my last ang bao in my life~ from my in-laws.
Met up with le bestie for lunch!
Went out to the Marina Float for a walk with the in-laws.
Red dress gold necklace for the festive!
Although not much festive feel is left out there~
That was pretty much about all I did~
And we visited 2 of le husband's relatives only...
It's a boring CNY, I'll plan for a trip out next year!
My super nice bosses have us a 2g gold plate for new year!!
It has goats printed on them, the three goats represent teamwork~
What a hint! LOL!
And we went for lunch altogether on the first day of work!
Received another ang bao! $88 开工发发! Hahaha~
But I want to keep a copy of my life here so I can look back and laugh 10yrs later!
There was this day, I decide to wear le husband's abandoned top!
He bought it in Shimokitazawa in a furugiya for 500yen~
But realized it was too huge for him to fit nicely...
I think i pulled it off as a dress quite well!! Hoho~
Say hi to my daiso lap blanket!!
Sheeeeep prints! Looks sweet so I bought them :)
Some sweets from Korea & Japan the little Junior brought back~
Yes, we met! 4个女人1个巴刹! Endless gossiping!
And sorry, with the selfie master *points self* WHO NEEDS A SELFIE STICK?!
We moved back to the in-laws, I am hoping for zero-confilct *prays*
My mother-in-law is a wonderful woman! I'm only worried about the....
While moving out, I sorted my stuffs~
Hey! Look at the me 12 years ago! So tanned and chubby!
Loving to doll up these days~
Loving to wear heels these days!
Loving earrings too!! This pearl-shell one is my favourite!
Only less then SGD$5 including shipping from taobao~
This is only SGD$3, from Paris Kids!
Another pretty pair from Paris Kids!
It dangles from the ear loop instead of on it~
Started keeping warm in my always freezing office!
I brought along 3 pairs of sock to rotate wearing :D
Speaking of work, le happy lady boss bought us coffee on her birthday!
And so, we bought her a hamper in return!
Tried some teawand~ its basically tea but in this innovative way.
The wand packaging is supposed to act like a stirrer and not leak when held up!
Le little brother brought back from an exhibition~
A few OOTDs I like....
Wearing my skirt as a dress!
The Floral Maxi
And very into thick hairbands now!
Bought some decent hair tie cause my hair is irritatingly long now~
That sums up my long absence here! w
02142014 One year ago, I became Mrs Tay!
Today marks our 1st year being lawfully married~
So... We went on a date!
Misa gave us free admission tickets to SEA Aquarium!
Since le husband hasnt been there before... It's a great chance!
Bought some POPCORN! long queue in Japan hor!
The cheese one is super good! So in love~
Oh look! GYUKAKU!
Had some yakiniku for dinner!
We craved for gyukaku salad we had in Japan~
But they dont have anything similar here :(
Our meal cost us THREE TIMES of what we had in Japan!
And the beef is of course, not as good :(
Hais, I miss Japan :(
I think we make a cute couple! *shamelessly*
Hehe, happy 1st year marriage!
The other day, where the parents went for a wedding dinner~
They offered to drive us out to town...
So we changed up and hop on!
I wore my newly bought from carousell $5 tube dress!
Love how it looks like a 3990yen dress rather then cheap 500yen :)
Dinner was... Tokyo Soup Stock!
Headed to 313 for it cause it was so nice I wanted the husband to try~
He loved the curry rice + soup combi too *beams*
Desserts after dinner! Hoshino Cafe~
Sakura Float~ which didnt taste nice and didnt look nice either!
And the part time staffs were pretty lousy!!!! Not going patronize again!
CNY decorations~ My favourite peony!
Day5, 26/11/2014, Wednesday, Kegon Waterfall / Birthday!
The nice OKAMI from Kojoen Ryokan sent us to the Waterfall!
We claimed the free Ice Cream and Amazake (barley-like drink)
Taaa-daaa~ The sick looking husband, poor him!
It was so super cold!!!*brrrrr*
We are lucky cause there is a couple who needed help to take photo.
So we help them and in returned got help too :)
It is a scenery near the national heritage park nikko~
And it's along the way so we visited...
Probably will not come all the way to see this waterfall~
The air is pretty fresh yo!
Then, we walked our way back to the bus terminal
And hid inside of the heater room~
Happy 26th Birthday to meeeee~
Hopped on the bus that brings us back here, Nikko Station
And we waited about half an hour for our train back to Asakusa~
Lemon Milk! It says a Tochigi ken special only!
After another long 3 hours of travelling....
We're back at Ikebukuro and le husband wants to buy me a cake!
I've been eyeing on Chocoholic for the longest time~
Their cakes are absolutely to die for!! Cute and Cheap!
We then headed home first...
Our first night in Kaori san's another room
It's alot better then the previous room, with more stuffs~
A little kitchen and fridge...
A Queen sized bed (thou, I would prefer futon)
A dining area with chairs that has cushion on
And it's toilet is so much presentable :))
So pretty worth for $50/night stay!
After fridge-ing my birthday cake...
We headed out to Johnathan's for a quick dinner
My Nanban Chicken with Hamburg
Le husband's Meat Platter~
To be honest, I was quite disappointed with their food!
Didnt think it was this bad a few years ago :(
Headed to the 24hour departmental store beside Johnathan's
And then we head home after some light shoppings...
We bought some MIO Sparkling Sake! Super nice! Otonappoi~
And we decided to eat my Milktea flavoured Neko Cake!
It's a sister company of SWIMMER, the super duper cute brand!
And guess what, only SGD$5.50!! Thou small, but good for 3pax...
To end the day... I sorted out my loots of the day.
We did a quick shopping at SERIA 100yen Shop in Asakusa station.
And this are what I swept! hohohohoho!!
Super good to use nail polishes from SERIA!
My beauty loots from the departmental store!
Ending the night! MUAHAHA! Disneyland the next day!
Day4, 25/11/2014, Tuesday
Tochigi-ken, Chuuzenji Lake, Hotel Kojoen
Day4, we headed off down the mountain a litte~
Before we board the train, we had 45mins...
So why not make use of the free leg onsen!
Yunishigawa Onsen is the only station in Japan that has a onsen in it.
Bath Ducks~ hehe
Ashi onsen~ (foot onsen)
Wanted to take a picture of our legs with with steams...
The KAPPA mascot of the duck tour they have.
On the way to Tobu Nikko station~
Nice scenery along the way...
Bought the bus ticket to Chuuzenji Lake
It is so cold that the background is white because of the mist!
Attempted to take a wefie of the mist, but failed~
I am so proud of myself, for wearing no stocking and a mini skirt!
The temperature was said to be 3deg!! Wakaka!
Warning of Monkeys~ Nikko's famous for that~
Walking towards our ryokan beside the lake...
Many beautiful sights along the way~
Just a 10mins walk...
And we are there!
It's extremely beautiful, so unjustifiable on photos~
The room view! that's the balcony that is open to the lake!
We even saw a whole family of monkeys moving around in the morning~
My favourite ryokan teaset, they gave very yummy senbei!
And I bought few packets back to Singapore!
Their little room of private onsen<3
We had one round of onsen and then got ready for dinner!
Momiji is our room name!
The kaiseki dinner has very innovative menu~
Nacho-like deep fried lotus!
Orange sauce grilled fish~
An attempt to make a beer mustache...
The dessert, vanilla with home-made mango syrup~
Ice-cream itself is enough to make you want a second one!
Our beds are comfortably done when we came back after dinner~
And the sick husband, fevering, slept super early...
While I watch some Japanese variety program :)
Waking up to such scenery is awesome!
It snowed a little, look at the top!
Had our breakfast at the dining hall again...
The sick looking husband~ hahaha
Wanted to take a picture of the lake, it was too misty~
Only if the mist wasnt this thick, it would be awesome!
The dining room :)
This okami-san is a very very friendly and warm person...
Knowing that le husband is sick, she drove us to our next destination.
Which is just 15mins walk, 3mins by drive, Kegon Waterfall~
Day3, 24/11/2014, Monday
Tochigi-ken, Yunishigawa Onsen, Heike no Sho
Day3 into our trip, we moved out of Tokyo
With a little handcarry luggage for our 3D2N onsen trip!
Before the long trip up to tochigi, we had some Mutekiya Ramen again~
Negi tappuri ramen<3
Oh my hunsum husband~ hohoho...
We took a train to Asakusa for the SPACIA express train
This fastest train even has to take 2 and a half hours to get to half way up!
Our final destination is Yunishigawa Onsen~
But SPACIA only stopped at Kinugawa Onsen Station.
Had to change 2 more trains and a bus to get there :(
Meanwhile while waiting for connecting trains...
We explored around the station~
It's end of AUTUMN, I love the leaves (collected 1 in 2010 too)
Look at the mountain!
We finally reached Yunishigawa Onsen station!
After like 4 hours of travelling, but! It's not the final stop yet :(
Changed a bus, and the whole trip cost SGD$50.00 to get here!
Heike no Sho, it's the ryokan that has been voted No.1 in 2014
I had been here before with my bestie in 2008, it wasn't too popular then.
The okami-san tended to us personally, she is very pretty!
And speaks very good english too...
Cheapest pretty room plan, but without a window & toilet.
it's pretty interior~
it's pretty interior~
it's pretty interior~
it's pretty interior~
it's pretty exterior~
it's pretty exterior~
it's pretty exterior~
We changed out immediately and rushed to the private onsen.
They have 6 private little huts with lock for family use~
And so, given it's popularity after the TV voting...
The private onsens are so difficult to queue for, we had to station outside.
It's 4:30pm in the afternoon and it looks like 7pm in SG!
One challenge of winter onsen is the moment you strip off everything~
Too cold to stand still, water too hot to dip in! T_____________T
But it's super good when you finally get use to the temperature<3
They had lights lighting on the forest surround the ryokan
So the scenery at night is special too :))
After a good session in the onsen~ it's dinner!
It used to be kaiseki meals when I went for the first time.
And I love the experience that's why we chose this ryokan again...
But this time, it became BUFFET style
Walking around the ryokan after dinner~
And we found TORA, the resident cat that lapsits anyone seated!
Everything is so exquisite in the ryokan, so detailed in the decor
There's bar that's said to serve alcohol but it never opened~
The teaset in our room, with the azuki sweets~
One round of night onsen before we sleep~
I went to the public bath too, and there is no one else
Was not supposed to take photo in the changing room of bath
But I am the only one, so... here's the changing room<3
They have all kinds of beauty products for testing!
There's also weighing machine, ice water, leg massage...
Our futon made nicely~
Breakfast the next day!
Also BUFFET style~
Overall, it is a nice tranquil place to be in.
Going off, heading to the next onsen ryokan!
I had forgotten to feed my coffrettchi for one day...
She left me a mail and then POOOF! GONE! T__________T
Got to reset now :(
After like 3 months, we finally get to meet again!
But honestly, this is the year that we met up the most frequent!
We two are like half taitais now... LOL!!
We went for late lunch at the Soup Stock in 313 Somerset.
The ambience was great and the food was good! That branch is new too!
I ordered the butter chicken curry + soup + drink set, S$17.80
If you only want to soup, which seems filling too, it's cheaper!
Then we headed for some window shopping, ended up buying snacks!
The cracker from MUJI taste exactly like the one I love from Japan!!
Had the Earl Grey Tea cookie with some hot milktea~
I never knew they had such yummy plum!!
Will sweep more of these the next time I visit a MUJI!
Hello! I became a joshikosei (女子高生) with twin braids!
It's a collaboration with, the usual, KYUDOT!
And the pretty SENPAI, Priscilla ♥ ♥ ♥
It was fun, with assistant Justin joining us~
The only times you feel younger! Is when you join young people!
And thank you guys, for the pressies!!! I love them all so much!!
It's really warm to have received them!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Looking forward to the end photos! <3
I've been trying to wear natural falsie...
Ever since I fell in love with Dollywink No.9 after the competition.
But you know, Dollywink is luxury, it's like the LV/Guccic of bags!
AND I AM A POOR KID! xp
So I use substitution from Taobao (yeah, I don't hide the fact)
But! Taobao lashes are less comfy then dollywink that's for sure...
My most recent trip to Japan, I managed to find a cheap good one!
Looking like No.9 (just shorter in the horizontal length...
It's from Seria 100yen shop, and so, its only 100YEN!
Quite comfy too, it says COSME No.1 so I bought and try~
And! Even if Dollywink is luxury, it's a girl's dream to own Dollywink...
So, I bought only one in the same trip, just one lonely packet! haha!
New design, No.23 Sweet Girl! It looks so natural!
Suitable for work days!! :)
Yeah to no more panda eyes!!! *beams*
First Day of work in 2015!
I met up with the bff and little rei for lunch before work!
She is growing so well, growing so cute!! Hamburger Face!
Look at her expression! "Don't touch my burger cheeks please" XD
Hello from the little Santa Rei! Hehe~
Just stealing a cute photo of my lovely goddaughter from the bff!
Wants to blog about my 2014 christmas~
The company had the annual christmas party as usual~
I am very lucky to be a part of this awesome family...
There are bitchy people, as like everywhere else that is~
But the bosses are really *thumbs up* they make attempt to treat
For every occasion like xmas, new year eve, cny we all have free meals!
Reindeer says hi! XD
I prepared little christmas goodie bag for all~
Such pretty bags from Daiso right? 20pkts for 2 bucks~
And its the custom to exchange presents with colleagues!
My present! Box from Daiso too!
Contents of my pressie~ vouchers are always practical :)
Me and sisterly Anjoe~
Christmas card from the bosses kids~ I am still 姐姐 (sister)!
Thats young! Hahaha, not aunty! ;p
The lady boss with her emptied wine bottle because she kept going around~
Pouring red wine for everyone~ lol~
LOVE x XMAS Christmas nails made with stickers from Seria 100¥ Shop!
Xmas present from the husband!
Its a TAMAGOTCHI! Friends~
I was eyeing for one during my birthday trip because there's a official shop
In Harajuku, newly open at the new building just at the road side facing station!
Given that we are not heading anywhere for staycation~
Le husband thinks its ok to buy me this little pet<3
Prior to the pressie, a nice xmas brunch at the cosy roycemary cafe!
We don't normally spend like this...
We are the couple who eats chicken rice everyday~ lol with Ice Teh~
So once in a while, its ok to buy presents and eat brunch!
That concludes my
This is such a cute Happy New Year illustration from SWIMMER!
Didnt do much on the first day of the new year~
We ate 一品锅 with the parents! Hahaha!
It was supposed to be steamboat hotpot but this was... easier~
So, I have been missing ever since I came back from Japan.
I went back to work, and became a Secretary!! Yup, that's right!
Back to this familiar place but as a different person~
In a different position and of course, different pay (& work time)
Alot more challenges but thats alright~ I'm up for it!
Also, I went with le husband to a wedding lunch of his ex-colleague~
It was a good occasion to dress up! Put on pink lips! Hehe~
I am really happy to see more and more hotels banning shark's fin!
Am not the active environmentalist but I have my set of morals to follow~
Oh, I am anti "tissue-chop-seat" too! ;p
Also went for tea after wedding lunch!
First time le husband accompanied me to Antoinette!
We had a full family dinner one of the days too~
To celebrate the mum's birthday! At a restaurant in town...
In couple wear too! Tehehehe~
There was this day~ where the nyunyu met up with me!
And we headed to the company of cats! The best cat cafe imo~
Somewhere near christmas, we met up with the bff and family!
For a meal at aston and some desserts at roycemary cafe!
Look at that chubby potato! Sweet potato~ ;p
The great mastermind behind kyudot dated me for lunch~
And his virgin solo car ride after having his license!! Which was... *phew* close~
First time going to the saddle club, Riders Cafe~
Had some fried oyster for lunch! The food was good!
And its a nice new place for me~
So actually, I've done pretty much load of things in one month! :D
Happy 2015 people! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ♡
Here comes the end of another year,
It's indeed a life changing year for me, I would say...
Before I get emotional and start on my resolutions
LOOK! THE GROWING UP OF MY RESOLUTIONS!
Dug out from the depths of 1700 over entries in this blog :p
Resolutions for Year 2007
Resolutions for Year 2008
Resolutions for Year 2009
Resolutions for Year 2010
Resolutions for Year 2011
Resolutions for Year 2012
Resolutions for Year 2013
Resolutions for Year 2014
HAHA! Yeah, I used to die for a chance to study in Japan.
And I am happily contented that Shoon shook my hands~
2014 has been oh-so-good to me, truly.
It is the only year (looking back at all my resolutions)
ever that everything revolving around me were positive!
- Got married to a loving husband
- I met the most awesome bosses ever!
- Achieved another level of work (career)
- Travelled to Japan twice (yes, you jelly?)
- Explored 6 more places on the map
The serenity of life comes with a price, GROWING UP.
I became less aggressively vocal on the online social platforms
Maybe a healthy dose of thoughts contributed this peaceful year too~
And my resolution for 2015?
- To continue be the happy Yui
- Have a baby! Yeah! Baby!
- Health and Peace for loved ones
- MORE JAPAN TRIPS!
2014年は人生の最高だと思います‼︎ ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
我冷眼旁觀霧中風景, 不偏不倚 一鏡到底
我開始用第三人稱的口氣, 不疾不徐 全事不關己
第三人稱 - 蔡依林
Before I start on my post...
Allow me to say, I think this is very meaningful song!
Given that I really don't like her but, music is music<3
And JJ wrote the tunes *plays on loop*
So recently, the war in the blogosphere is like the event of the year.
Everyone is talking about it, everyone knows it! I am not the one who takes side,
But I genuinely feel that Xiaxue takes on her haters pretty well~
Quite something to learn out of that whole saga jyan?
That brings me to my topic, Am I a blogger?
No. I just pen my thoughts and I am not a writer too.
Just thought it would be good to clarify to whoever is left here.
I have always been writing diaries since I was 12!
This space has been my diary since I was 18 :)
This blog started as a communication medium between a group of fangirls~
Where we used to read each other's blog and rant/squeal/dies for pretty boys
But as I grew out of the johnnys fandom, I wrote lesser of that.
This blog became a ranting space for my anger and emotions.
Especially during that darkest period of my life, this blog saved me.
And then, when I met the right guy who walked me out of that darkness.
The next interesting thing in my life is there was beauty and fashion,
that is when I started to take good beauty care and fashion checks :p
Also the point where I learnt about the way online reviews works in a blog.
At any of this blog's existence, it never garner that much of a reader.
And I have no idea where my messages here get to and to who~
However, I write reviews, I write emotions, I write my boring day.
I write about the happiest days in my life with my soulmate
I write about all the pretentious people I dislike
I write about what I want to write about.
Never considered myself to be a blogger, such small existance doesn't count.
I never pretend to be a blogger, but I do get products to review on.
I never pretend to have sponsors, I am just luckily sponsored.
All in all, I still am and always will be this Japanophile as I was 17 years ago.
And I will continue penning my thoughts here (yes, in FC2) as I always do...
It's going into the 9th year of my FC2 journey, this is an awesome space!
FC2's layout is simple and just the right place for me.
Oh wait, why am I explaining these! XD
*rolls off to blog resolution*
Today's product is a gift from my colleague!
Knowing I am a Japanese lover, she bought me some of these!
So touched, to have these nice people around me<3
Suisai is a line under the big player in cosmetic scene, KANEBO
This product here is a powder facial wash in small little capsule.
SUISAI Beauty Clear Powder, 0.4g per capsule
15 capsule per trial pack (which was what I received), 1000JPY
It is so small!! Like a miniature...
That sends you thinking what can it actually do!
As said in it's official website, it can:
1. Clear blackheads
2. Clear dead skin
3. Cleans pores for a smoother skin
4. Moisturizing effect
5. Prevents adult acne
6. Gives a fresh clear feel
The blue series was launched in 2009 targeting women in 30s
To help them achieve better skin clarity and it's suppleness!!
This series is called うるおい保湿, directly translating to Moisturize
And there is a pink series called PREMIOLITY for ladies in 40s
Proteinase & the sebum degrading enzyme is the main star of product!
It is said to remove pore-clogging dead skin & excessive sebum
to create translucent, firm and lustrous skin after use.
Product is colour free, fragrance free in form of powder!
Mixing water into the powder and lather them into foams~
The instruction is to use a capsule per wash but I beg to differ...
It certainly depends on your the size of your face and preference~
I am currently using half a capsule per wash and it's working well!
30s of circular motion will be sufficient to cleanse enough!
Followed by 30s of rinsing with warm water for best effect it says...
The SUISAI Beauty Clear Powder has clinched not once but TWICE~
COSME NO.1 for Year 2011 and Year 2014 in the facial wash category!
I am currently done with 4 washes only (2 capsules),
It's hard to say if it's good or not, because I am naturally acne-proof.
But what I know is the fresh clear feeling is surely there!!
And the instant you are done with your wash, it's like baby skin!
Day2, 23/11/2014, Sunday
Shimokitazawa / Harajuku / Akihabara
So... My attemt to live report my trip failed...
It is so tiring to travel I just want to sleep as much as possible in trains!
HAHAHAHAHA! Late for a month, but finally I have time~
I wanna show you the amazing place we found through Airbnb!!
This is the living room from my first room of the trip.
And Kaori san's amazing Cafe!!
Entrance of Patina...
Narimasu, is a quiet and convenient neighborhood...
It has everything you need to live, there's a 24 hour departmental store!
One stop by rapid train, 10mins to Ikebukuro
This super pretty walkway we cross everyday to the station.
I really fell in love with this place the very first day I arrive!
Anyway, here's a rare OOTD from le husband! hahaha~
Our breakie from the convenient store just 2 mins walk away!
The egg-in-the-center one is so yummy!!!
First stop of the day, Shimokitazawa~
Everyone has been saying it's a hippie area youngsters love!
Lots of unique shops~
Lots of second-hand clothing shops (furugiya)
Lots of second-hand clothing shops (furugiya)
Lots of second-hand clothing shops (furugiya)
This NATTO specilist shop! Didnt go in thou...
I love love love natto and can just eat it with white rice for a meal!
But le husband hates the smell, it's like durian, if you love you love~
Freshness burger! The one that failed in Singapore ;p
And lots of pretty nice cafes around too!
We also saw some charity even going on, seeling mochi for funds~
Bumped into this egg-pudding store...
I guess it's actually promoting their high-quality egg made pudding.
Main star is still the egg, but anyway, we tryied the pudding!!
Ta-daaa! It's texture taste like Ice-creams!
After a good long walk... we settled for some coffee
カフェドーパルファン (Café de PARFUN)
It has very nice interior and a cosy slow pace in it~
Cappuccino le husband had~ It came with a cinnamon stick!
Made a very unique taste out of the coffee<3
My Royal Milktea~
They serve very good quality drinks!
wefie! my best husband<3
Its pretty garden stairs~
After coffee, we went shopping at Harajuku!
But first, fill our hungry stomach with Hanamaru Udon!
The guy who prepared my udon is a PRC, apparently new~
And so it tasted... really... bad... :(
When you see this green background... It means PURIKURA!
I am proud to say this is our ONLY puri this trip!
Hohoho, I can be a budget queen too!
Our next stop after a short Harajuku shopping trip is stopping by Akibahara!
Only took a photo outside AKB Cafe~ didnt patronize~
AKB48 plays a crucial part of growing up for me, such memories~
And with Christmas around the corner~
Everywhere has illumination, small, big, grand and simple~ all kinds of them!
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!!