Takizawa Hideaki, 滝沢秀明
The name that every girl in my class 15 years ago would know!
He was the "in" idol when the j-wave swiped us in my schooldays~
One drama 魔女の条件 and he is the prince of so many girls of my age!
I had never been very much into takki, honestly...
Because my level of "into" an idol is damn high!! Lol~
But if TAKIZAWA KABUKI is coming to Singapore, I WILL GO!
Hahahaha~ no lah, already buy ticket so I'm confirm going!!
Weeeeeee! I am going with my nyu-sama!!!
In February when they announce the show to be staged here~
I was praying hard that he will bring Yabu here!!!!!!!!! *nosebleeds*
Then, I got to know HSJ is hosting 27hr TV (charity) along that date!
Am quite sure Yabu is not coming now, yabucchi T___T.
Thou I am quite a kisumai fan but kitayama is my least favourite *hides*
Well well, I am still going to see takki so~
Oh, tickets are selling crazily fast!!!! I checked sistic at 6pm just now
Almost all the VIP seats and all the center seats are GONE!
It's only the first day selling!!! :(
Like aint all you fangirls on the kpop boat already?!
Why come back and snatch tickets with us T_____T
Still still, I think I got quite a good seat~ high high up first row!
I am so excited!!! Cant wait!!!
yacchatta by Bored4Lyfe
Busaiku makes people happy!
Work is very hectic recently and I keep falling sick...
So I am a lazy person who just watches whatever I can find online.
And given that Kisumai is hot and popular, there's much I can find!
Watching Japanese variety does has it's magic!
OOTD! Causal casual...
I fell sick on the last day :( Totally no voice.
But luckily the last day is a slack day...
I slept through 2 hours on the bus while the rest shopped.
They brought us to Honey farm, Leather factory & Paper brolly place.
This is our pretty tour guide, Natchuda~
Then came lunch!! Our last lunch before home!
My best buddy at work, Anjoe
Coconut juice again, yeah I dont look sick.
I felt better after some sleep and panadol.
Last lunch... Last thai lunch in Chiang Mai.
Had the MUST-TRY sticky mango rice!!
Didnt understand the wooha about it before this trip.
But now I know... It's really really awesome!
After lunch is a 2 hour shopping free time~
At the mall just 10mins to airport~ Central Plaza!
Given me, lazy me, we found a starbucks and settled down.
I like going to starbucks in different countries, somehow.
Waiting for flight, going home...!
I miss my little red dot so much~
3rd day started with a good cooling mask! OHAYO!
And finally a OOTD! I missed taking previous days...
We had a gem gallery tour before lunching.
At the palace place we had our first dinner, they have buffet lunch!
Pretty restaurant with full flavours of Thailand!
From decorations to the food served~
I had some traditional noodles, taste like laksa to me
Group photo again! :)
Vain me selfie-ing with pretty things I see!
Vain pot me :p
With the nice people in the company<3
Heading off... to Elephant camp!
Our big bus! It's not the cleanest of all... but it's big!
40 seater, we only have 15 pax so it is comfy!
Here we are at MAESA Elephant Camp!
It was an additional activity Elephant Trekking!
Added on at the very last minute before our trip~
Me and my partner in crime on the elephant!
It was fun!!! More then I expected!
15mins trekking is really fast... but a good experience!
We saw a bathing elephant~
And some of them bathing in the river...
Took picture with one of the zou-san! 20bhat for it!
It knows how to take money from you after you take picture!
Then we watched a elephant show before leaving....
They can really draw~ Maybe better then me!
Our next stop! Long neck heritage village~
Villagers still lives here, they are descendants from China.
This is their school, it's so heartbreaking to see.
We all gave some donations, hopefully could help a little.
The stalls set-up by the villagers.
Very happy granny who is also very friendly!
And also the long neck village women....
That's a fake ring that weighs less then a kilogram.
The rings they put on their necks are about 4-5kgs!!
Longer thier neck represent more beauty, and I dont understand.
Our company trip has a 2 hour massage included too!
Hey yeah! All 15 pax in a room... both men & women! LOLOL!
Thai massage! I told my masseur to not do my back (scared)
My last thai full body massage went really bad...
Had some chinese dinner again... and then!
There's a starbucks building nearby...
And one right beside the hotel we stayed in.
Walking by the old castle wall to the night market~
It's a weekend market so there's plenty of people!
Had a 30cents yam ice cream stick!<3
Nothing much that is too interesting, I would say.
And the price is not exactly cheap so...
But! Look at le husband's souvenir! LOL!
And I bought myself some pastel bracelet<3
Took a tuktuk back to our hotel, cost us 120bhat (SGD$4)
Ended our day, feeling tired again... Holiday can be so tiring?!
OHAYO! Sunny Chiang Mai is sunny...HOT DIE ME!
Second day is all about travelling, to Chiang Rai...
The boarder town of Chiang Mai, and takes about 3 hours one way!
First spot of the second day, HOT SPRING!
Sound so crazy right? Onsen at 38 degress sunny morning!
But but... it's ashiyuu (foot hot spring) so... worth trying~
ALOHA! it is exceptionally comfyyyyy<3
We all sat by the little drain of hot spring (near bottom stream)
SPOT ME! Hahahaha!
With the mother-like HR & Accounts,Yujie
And the always kind Purchaser, Yiping
Though they are all PRC but they are the best PRC I ever met!
Hi, my pastel shoe~
Selfie time after foot spring!
It's quite a nice tourist spot actually...
Next stop! Wat Rong Khun White temple!
Self-funded by an artist, privately owned.
There are many staff all around the area guarding the art piece.
It's indeed worth seeing, but the white and sliver used...
Plus the sun, I've never felt this much love for sunglasses before!
Really cannot open your eye without a sunglass!
Our stay was short, I spent half the time waiting for a toilet.
Their toilet has no flushing system, you just keep pouring water!
Then then, we had lunch in a resort hotel half way to Golden Triangle!
Everywhere you see elephant statues!
This resort hotel has nice beef noodles!!! *slurps*
Stopping by at Mae Sai, the border of Myanmar & Thailand.
We had 40mins to queue for toilet and shop!
Always rushing for time everywhere we go, cons of tour grp!
Nevertheless, little time we have, we shop!!
Here's the shopping street of Mae Sai, SGD$2 for a UV Brolly!
Found a cute coffeeshop!
Selfie while waiting for our big bus after shopping~
Another 30mins ride took us here...
The Golden Triangle of Thailand, home of opium poppy~
LOL! we watched a historical documentary about this on bus.
It is called golden triangle because it is the border of 3 countries.
Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, by a boat you can visit 3 countries!
While the rest of the company went for a river ride to Laos~
The remaining people who has no passport with them walked around.
Bought and ate some bananas~
Walked 3 rounds around the elephant for good luck
Ate some ice cream under the hot blaring sun!
And a group photo when everyone is back~
Then we had dinner half way on the road back to city.
By the river at a chinese restaurant...
Day ended with a birthday cake for our staff!
And 3 more hours of ride back to the town!
The riding part can be super tiring :(
Finally, this day has come! Its a mixed feeling I have~
Especially being planner, the toughest part is constant worrying~
Constant fear of unhappy colleagues ranting about the trip.
We are going to Chiang Mai Thailand! It's doesn't sound fun~
But then, it's freeee! Somewhere I wouldn't choose to spend my money
And my precious annual leave on, so I kind if anticipate the trip alot~
Me and my partner in crime (LOL) Anjoe~
We are like a pair of chopstick at work...
everyone knows we cannot be separated!
Sunflower garden before flying off!
My new pastel shoe thats gonna walk me through the trip~
First stop at Chiang Mai, is lunch in garden hotel!
The place is indeed pretty~ But the food...
With the colleagues~ Huibin & Lily...
Heading to the Wat Prathat Doi Suthep temple
Going via the little vans with opposite seatings...
It's a special experience I would say... in 38deg afternoon~
Here we are! After 30mins of ride.
Going up uneven little roads and way high up!
Shiny shiny bling bling... LOL!
Chiang Mai is a very slow paced place I think.
A group photo at the famouse photo spot!
And taken with a selfie stick in the tram that goes up!
The temple is high up in a mountain thats why.
The little town at the foot of temple...
Boarding back to our big bus!
They brought us to their Fruits market before heading to hotel.
And the bosses bought everyone coconut juice!!!
The durian there is like damn cheap! SGD$2 one durian!
First thing upon checking in... find a space for her!
Had a shower and all ready to head out for dinner!
My manmaru megane! $3 from taobao! Hehe!
This is like a palace place that serves traditional royal dinner~
Dancers to welcome tour groups.
Lemongrass welcome drink!
Another group photo before dinner~
Quite a nice place!
Pretty thailand girls doing their traditional skills.
Also there for people to take photos with them...
Our eating hall... that's a center stage.
Khantoke Dinner!The Royal Dinner, awesome fried pig skin!
And the long day finally ended after dinner...
We managed to bargain for shawls!! From 120bhat to 80bhat! Haha~
Like almost everyone got one!!! Even guys for their wives!
I showed le husband my shellie may on the hotel bed photo~
And he returned me a duffy on our bed!! So cute!!
The first day was super tiring cause it started from 7am at Changi Airport!
More tiring days are gonna come! XD
The colour of my hair is getting lighter after wash!
And I really like it alot! It was said to be yellow beige but it looks more like ash~
A karaoke night on a weekday~
Bought some taobao again, got myself a shoe for the coming company retreat!
Our company is going to Chiang Mai, Thailand for a company trip from 1st May~
And I have no flats at all to comfortably wear through the trip~ hehe
This mint pink sneakers is only SGD$8! and fits me very well :D
And also cases for my new phone!!
Momojiri~ And peko-chan! All rubber cases~
Look at this pudding hair! At first, I was feeling ok with it~
But then it really got on my nerves whenever I see myself in photos like this!
So I dropped by Naoki Yoshihara by Ash yesterday~
Right before a wedding dinner with the family~
Initially I wanted a Japanese stylist, because I had a good session previously.
Sometime back in 2013, I done some colouring and cut with them too.
Although I had a female local stylist this time, the end result is awesome.
But I must say, the process is very tiring and painful.............
The difference between Jap stylist and local stylist, I'll still opt for Jap stylist the next time!
I really the love the colour thou! Hehe~
All ready for the wedding dinner, we're in couple wear again!
I don't care if it is too mushy to always be in couple wear, I find it fun!
Do we look good? Hehe~
The wedding dinner with the family~
And I realized I didn't take a photo of my pretty crossback dress :(
It's pretty expensive, $14 sgd for a dress is not cheap but the quality is awesome!
I fell sick... After much tiredness I think.
And no, its not that I drink too little water because I gulped 2litres a day~
*sighs* Why cant all medicine be in liquid form?! I really do hate pills!
Being so busy, I haven seen the little rei in a month!
Met up with the bestie and the little rei for a quick lunch~
The word invented by le creative junior shimei fits so well~ REIDRAWALS!
She is such a joyful baby! Always laughing!
I hope if I am pregnant one day, I'll be able to have a happy pregnancy.
So that my baby is so joyful like the little rei!
Stealing le bestie's photo, the rei is wayyyyyy tooooooo cute!
She needs to be scouted to be a baby model!
Work is so busy recently I have no time for lunch!
It has been a long time since I lunch-in and have such junk food~
Even my make-up is a 10mins no falsie no blusher lazy singaporean style...
I try not to be so lazy cause I always believe women has to be groomed! Try lah~ ahaha!
No falsie eyemake~ so happy with the crease!
But I only allow myself to do the simple make up once a week~ hehe!
One of my OOTD! The skirt I bought from Taobao is so thick.
I thought I wont be able to wear it in this crazy weather! But I did~
And it looks really pretty! Like so mature OL style~ hehehe
This, is my new phone wallpaper~
I've sold away my iphone5 because my contract is up!
Le husband says it's worth so I bought a iphone6~ Not that I want a new phone~
They actually seems all the same to me... Ahahaha~
Also contemplating using this~ hehe, usagi-chan!
I'm also watching the Crystal Anime now, it is so lame! Like a summary of the old anime~
But then, its the childhood hero, so it's still very enjoyable!
Recently, I received members exclusive promotion offer from Starbucks.
So I have a Caramel Macchiato or White Chocolate Mocha to choose from~
Since it's one for one, le husband is more then willing to join me for a chilling afternoon.
Anyway, I like the look I created last week :)
Doesnt look like me~ wahaha! Cause the fringe is growing out again~
So I had it cut today!! Hello bangs, we meet again!
Yes, yes, and YESSSSSSS!
Seriously, how can someone be deemed as 'successful' by people around~
Always take advantages of others and makes everyone revolves around them?!
World revolves around the sun, didn't know you were the sun!
I am just bewildered on actions like these.
Especially from someone who is supposedly more mature then I am~
Our second stop for the cafe meguri was The Tiramisu Hero!
For a while, I noticed if you click on the hashtag #シンガポール~
The Tiramisu Hero will appear! And its all about jar-cake like tiramisu!
So I googled about this and found out it's a Singapore brand sweets (スイーツ)~
Le husband and I then decided to visit and have dinner one day!
One of their seats~
It was a full house day and we waited for 20mins before we got a seat.
And the waitress was kind of overwhelmingly straight forward, the awkward kind!
We had our dinner first, I ordered the meat platter~ with mashed potatoes.
The mashed potato was so super good!! And the chilli pork sausage too!
Le husband's bake curry rice, not looking good but taste good! The taste of indian spices~
While waiting for our dessert, which was the reason we went there for~
We walked around the cafe...
It is a nice place if you have a big group of friends who wants to chatter away.
But not the most ideal place for a quiet coffee break~
Here comes the star! The Tiramisu Hero original flavoured in the size of Momma Hero!
It taste exactly like it looks, like a cake-in-a-jar!
We had some other flavours take-away to try at home!
The purple one is Lavender Lemon! I liked this the best! Better then the original~
And the green one, of course, Maccha! Which was so-so~
The cute chops!
And the cute packaging!
No wonder it created a wave in Japan~
Given the inaccessible location, unless needed like a sudden craving, else I wont consider~
Thou the food was good, I didn't like the Saturday night ambience :(
Le husband Hero says hi~ hahahaha!
Yesterday, after work we had this impromptu cafe date!
Dolled up myself in a black little dress, and my new choker from Taobao~
Did a make up with colours I don't usually use~ turned out quite well!
Blue metallic eye shadow with Prism Mercury Blue lameliner~
It was kind of weird seeing myself in colours at first, but its surprisingly better then I expected!
First stop, [SHOP WONDERLAND]
Located in the middle of Haji Lane, the so called Harajuku of Singapore!
Its a dreamy place with super good ambience!
We opted for the second level seats at first cause it was full at level 1~
Then we realised only paper cups and utensils are served there due to the steep steps!
Quite clever! But will be less fun for us so we headed down again.
It was a cosy space if you book it for a private event, not sure if it's even allowed~
But having many different groups of people there is quite distracting!
After settling down for a seat by the window~ le husband went to place our order~
We were served the Clam Chowder Soup first~ With a big basket of bread!
Its the best clam chowder I've had so far~
Le husband agrees too, since he's not a big fan of soup, it must be good! Hehe!
Then came our coffee, I had latte and the husband had some cuppuccino.
The coffee definitely has its nice aroma, however, it really wasn't awesome.
I love the colorful ribbons on the ceiling~ Makes the cafe special!
Only afterwards that I found out, this cafe conducts flower arrangement classes!
As well as calligraphy for wedding invitations!
Left slightly after an hour's stay in the cafe... It was a great experience there!
Will definitely be back! *beams*
Second cafe blogging in progress!
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!
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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