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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tokyo 2014 Part 3: Food Porn in Tokyo



This post is just to display (and brag) how much food I have eaten.

Is Tokyo banana cake that good? 
It deemed as a omiyage for friends but I didn't find it special.




My taste in food might be different with other people. I like omurice very much and I might show disinterest at some expensive food. For the first few days I were discouraged not to find omurice on the food menu. It should be a common food but restaurant does not really serve it somehow and I found it weird. My mom mocked me because omurice is just egg + rice so why I need to find it. (NO! It got tomato rice in it!)

My brother searched online for popular omurice at Asakusa (we stayed at Asakusa, read this) and we ended up found this.


A place that looked like decent hotel restaurant but it is not a hotel. There was an old lady served us and we kept analysed her whether is she the owner of this restaurant (like undercover or something) or this restaurant is managed by three-generation family. The restaurant situated in a quiet neighbourhood and there wasn't any other eateries around.


The right meal looks like a toy meal to me at first impression. I found out that Japanese carrot tastes different for us (kinda spongy feel?)

Red bean paste - too sweet for me
Ramen ramen ramen


Brownies Chocolate Banana Crepe
I'm scare of cream on the crepe so for safe choice:
I CHOOSE YOU! Chocolate brownies B.A.N.A.N.A~ I will try more next time ^^
Chinese cuisine at Asakusa






A hotdog that my brother insisted it tastes nice. Yeah right ==|||

White bean paste- toooooooo sweet



Sushi:

Like this very much. Singapore and Malaysia sushi never taste as fresh and fulfilling as in Tokyo.


My parents don't really okay with eating raw food because they think your brain will full of worms and bacteria as it is not cooked so eating sushi is a hard task because we need to find a sushi bar has a few more choices of cooked sushi for them. 



At Haneda airport: 


Last meals at airport - taste good!
 I like Tokyo airport very much

Tokyo 2014 Part 2 : Dessert! + Tokyo Tower





Dessert:

I didn't actually wanted to try out at this cafe originally because this cafe called WIRED CAFE which I think it is weird to have it at first but guess it is proved to be strategic when I wanted to use free wifi and rest. HA

Heavenly nice dessert

The ice cream is made from yogurt and it may tastes a bit more sour for some people but I felt really excited when I tasted it (like on heroin. Kidding) After my brother and I sent my parents back to the guesthouse to rest while my brother went to Akihabara AGAIN to explore his anime stuffs, finally I have time to satisfy my sweet tooth.




Tokyo Tower

Never really super excited to go to Tokyo tower because it might be overrated by tourists so didn't put this in the itinerary. After my dessert time and the night was still young (9pm), I were thinking why not pay a visit there. I know what's Tokyo tower looks like but when I saw this:

When I stepped out of the subway, I saw this O.O

Totally amazed by it. What a sparkling golden tower! If I live near this place, I can basically stare at this blankly to relax my mind everyday for some time.


A nearer view
I wonder if Paris tower as beautiful as this.                     



Subway Transportation:










Tokyo 2014: Asakusa


                


My first night 2am walk around Asakusa (Quiet night)


First Impression:


Asakusa is a bit far from city but you will get the feeling of small town and away from the town buzz but still have something worth to explore.

After we reached the guesthouse at 1am and settled down, we went out loitering around. My brother did not need sweater at all because the weather is chilling. Really like the environment and I still feel safe if I'm alone(I didn't walked into dark alleys of course). There was some drunk businessmen came out of the restaurants.
There was 3 Family marts and 1 7/11 convenient marts in Asakusa! Woot! How awesome is that. After remembered the locations of all these marts (I'm a fan) and window shopping in these marts, I went to first restaurant to eat. (Yup at 2am. I'm not that hungry though but still gonna try out)

Totally satisfied with the my accommodation location.



Sorry aunty, 
 Accommodation:
My guesthouse (Khaosan Original)
I have been giving my parents some mentally prepare about how Japan rooms will be not as big as Malaysia does given with its compact popularity but my mom still intimidated with the toilet size (Yup, can't barely move around) and she shied away from getting water from the kitchen because there was other foreigners at the common area. 

For me, I'm really like this accomodation. The location is so near with Sensoji temple which I went there every day (Ahem, more explanations below) and there is bicycle rental services nearby! 
Today luff it!

Too bad the staffs have much hospitality enough because they will only do their things without the talking or just answer your questions. They are helpful but not warm which I'm disappointed because I were hoping to make some new friends.



Khaosan Original (sites)

* Business Hours: 08:00 - 21:00

* Check in time: 15:00 - 21:00

* Check out time: by 11:00 am

Rates: (4 person per room) 2,300 YEN per night


 Surroundings:



  


-Shops that have beautiful drawings at the shop gates-

I'm sure the locals in Asakusa see visitors ALWAYS lurking around but I guess they get used to it because I'm THE ONE lurking around. For my 7-days in Tokyo, I woke up early (8am-9am) morning to walk around for the sake of exploring around. 

Mothers ride bicycle with toddlers behind them to send them off to the kindergarten(So cute). Children sit comfortably behind wheels(like a boss). Some fathers walk with their children to send them as well. 

There was some senior citizens playing hockey-style of pool game (a long hammer stick - upside down to hit a tennis-sized ball) in a field. Looked like a serious competition going on. 

After the shops open:


 




                      

- The streets to Sensoji temple -

During my stays in Tokyo, I did not went into the shopping malls at all (except when there was sunny raining). We just went to flea markets and streets shopping because Singapore has enough H&M and Uniqlo (no thanks). 

We bought a lot of street foods. If you convert the currency into SingDollars, you will eat comfortably. If you convert the currency to RM, you will starve and dehydrated (I'm not rich enough not to care).



Sketches:







Too bad I didn't try out the trishaw service (a bit costly) ;(





Purple: Walking route
Pink: Cycling route

Asakusa IS my neighbourhood.



                     

Monday, April 28, 2014

High Heels


How come there are some ladies wear heels as if they are wearing their skin? 
If high heels = ladylike then I .... *flee*
No wonder Cinderella also purposely drop her heels (?)


Thursday, April 24, 2014

化妆的天分 Make-up Talent

*One day*
 *I bought one eyeliner before this! Gonna use it!*



How come every make-up bloggers make up so easy but when I ...... (flip table)
and why my eyeliner dried so fast?!!!   (flip chair)   *Used once to draw on paper only*



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Room condition of a workaholic


I am not a person has OCD in hygiene but I am not a dirty person because I still... clean my room.
The only problem is when and how often. 
Being a decent lady (yeah I am self-praising now) and there is no dress code in office which escalate another problem to me: WHAT to wear to office? Believe I ask myself this "W" every  morning as if it is mantra to lead me to my wardrobe and form an image in my head to inspire me. 

Try on one. Nope.
Try on the second trial. Nope. No this either.
Try on the third time. I think the first one is the best.

Such vicious cycle.

If you think I can clean when I'm back from home, you're wrong. Whenever I am in the mood to do my laundry, the clothes in my basket is not full enough to fill the minimum capacity. Whenever it is full, I am not in the mood. 

There are two empty Jacobs tins under my table which serve as a stepping stone purpose because it will be more comfortable. I am on my third Jacobs tin now so sooner or later I need to eliminate one out. I will arrange the tins in a line for better vision effect when I am in the good mood too.

The wardrobe. 

Urgh. The wardrobe. I can only tidy them up on Saturday but only will mess them up again on Monday. My evil side starts to whisper to me to not to tidy them at all if their life span is 2 days only. Luckily I still fold my clothes on Saturday as always.... I think.









Please tell me a rehabilitation centre for me to apply. 
Thank you.











Saturday, March 15, 2014

First Musical Show: LightSeeker in RWS





Well, things happened. (Conclusion?)

Before going in.

Totally didn't anticipated I will watch a musical as I think they are quite pricey for me but I glad I watched it and I found a new interest!!! (Expensive interest indeed)

Totally love their settings and colours. So many different structures and models while each of the performers have different personalities and I have to stay 100% concentrate to look at every of them! 

There are some moments where two of the performers (left and right) swing towards the audience where he actually in front of me! I am so in LUV with the staff who sold me this seat. Hahahaa..

I got a habit that I don't always look at the main characters instead I keep looking at the side characters and sidekicks as I think they are super dedicated performers as well. <--Weirdo

Definitely unlock my spending money achievement already. HAHA.


Here are the details of the show:  http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/seeker2013

The settings that I love the most: 




One of my fav songs:



The Making of: 








 I know I shouldn't take any pictures but the sets are so interesting and I took three of them. Saaaawry!


 - This is the set that I like the most. Like Garden by the Bay to me ^^ -

-Like I were in a concert- 
Beautiful sets





-Thank you ceremony-
Spot those perfect abs *pervert mode* 
I mean girls' abs. Ahem..




-Ending-
I am a happy person.

 -Getting myself a weekend journal to record the place I went-