Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Taylor Swift - Eyes Open (Chelsia Ng Cover)

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your eyes open



I like this cover. I personally think it's the best so far and I can see that Taylor Swift's music is getting more mature now which is a good thing.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Touch & Go - Life's a Beach

 

Imagine myself by the beach, sipping cocktail while listening to this beautiful song. Ah...I can only dream!

But wait, that dream is going to come true. I can't wait! Woohoo! Holidayyyyyyyyyyayayay!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tokyo Trip: Day 6 - Ginza, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Departure

Our flight was at 11:50pm so we still had time to go around Tokyo. The weather was really good. We went back to Ginza for Burberry and I spent a bomb there.

On our last day, we went back to Ginza with a mission

Mission accomplished! (and 130K yen poorer :P)

Ginza main street. On weekends, cars are not allowed into this road as barriers will be set up. There will be chairs and canopies set up right in the middle of the road for shoppers.

Marina met up with us in Ginza. We wanted to have Kobe beef so she took us for a nice lunch in Kawamura.

Our private room, the setup and the menu

The chef in action right in front of my eyes

We ordered Kobe and Tajima Beef Hamburg Steak Lunch Course which came with soup of the day, kobe and tajima beef hamburg steak (180g) with vegetables, season salad, bread or rice, dessert and coffee. The price - JPY2,625.

The food

After lunch, we walked around Ginza for a bit. Marina bought us this very yummy Belgian Waffle. I love it. The waffle was really crispy and the cream will just melt in your mouth. Oooh I miss that!

Manneken Belgian Waffle. Look at that crazy long queue but it's worth it!

We head back to Shinjuku for the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The garden was originally created for the Royal Family in 1906. It is currently a national park, harmonizing both European and Japanese styles. Entry fee - JPY200.

The map of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

I love the colour

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

The garden closed at 4pm. So we headed back to our hotel to collect and repack our luggage. Boy, that was a serious long walk from the garden back to our hotel. LOL!

Our luggages and we had to leave behind that huge Burberry shopping bag with Marina

We took the subway to Shinjuku station and over there, Marina helped us to buy the Airport Limousine Bus ticket to Haneda Airport. We hung out for a bit at a random bar and restaurant nearby until it's time to say goodbye. Sniff! Sniff!

Bye Marina! Bye Tokyo!

Well, I miss Tokyo. I think Japan is a country I don't mind visiting again and again. I will definitely check out the other parts of Japan in future.

My complete posts on my Tokyo Trip:
Tokyo Trip: Day 1 - Arrival
Tokyo Trip: Day 2 - Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku
Tokyo Trip: Day 3 - Hakone
Tokyo Trip: Day 4 - Tsukiji Market, Odaiba, Ginza and Roponggi Hill
Tokyo Trip: Day 5 - Asakusa and Ueno
Tokyo Trip: Day 6 - Ginza, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Departure

I see a lot of #gifrus around so I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon. :D

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Muji @ Pavilion, KL

Muji at Pavilion KL


So Muji officially opened its first store in Malaysia at Pavilion KL last Saturday (14 April 2012).

I was a little disappointed because there's no food section. I was really looking forward to the food section. :(

Unlike all the other Muji stores I've visited in Jakarta, Singapore and Tokyo, this one in Pavilion is really small. Well, at least they have my favourite stationeries here. I just hope that they have future plans for the food section.

Like them on Facebook here or follow them on twitter (@MujiMalaysia).

Friday, April 13, 2012

Casual Friday


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I'm wearing crochet top by H&M (bought in Tokyo), tank top by Bershka and jeggings by Uniqlo.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tokyo Trip: Day 5 - Asakusa and Ueno

On day 5, it was still raining but it was lighter and it stopped around 2pm and the weather was really nice after that. We were supposed to meet Marina at Asakusa at 10am but we overslept. We woke up at 9:40am and I texted Marina straight away to tell her that we'll be late.

So we met up with Marina and her boyfriend Mitzuki at Asakusa Station around 12 noon. They took us to this famous restaurant for Tempura. I guess it's really famous because there was a long queue to get a seat in the restaurant. Anyway, Mitzuki queued up while the girls went explore around nearby.

We came across this stall selling some kind of snack. I don't remember what it's made of but it was really good.


Asakusa street snack and stall

Shortly after, Mitzuki called to tell us that he got a table so we got back to the restaurant.


Jess and myself in front of the famous Tempura restaurant in Asakusa


The menu in Japanese (top) and English (bottom)


We ordered Tendon (Tempura over rice) - JPY1500. Very yummy!


Marina and Mitzuki

After our meal, we walked and shopped around Nakamise Shopping Street. This is the place to buy souvenirs.


The iconic lantern at Nakamise Shopping Street in Asakusa


Nakamise Shopping Street
Both sides of the 250m street from the Kaminarimon Gate to the Hozomon Gate are lined with about 90 stores dating from the Edo era


We had yamasake (a tasty non-alcoholic sake) and green tea ice-cream. By the way, it's JPY300 for one ice-cream.


Spotted a Geisha along the way
That is Tokyo Sky Tree in the background, the tallest tower in the world which was recently completed. Too bad it wasn't open to the public yet when we were there.


Sensoji Temple
The oldest temple in Tokyo is said to have been build in 628. The Grand Kaminarimon Gate with a large lantern is a landmark.


They said if you let the smoke cover your head, you'll be smarter. If you let the smoke cover any part of your body, that aching part will be okay.


Water for cleansing


In the temple. Love the details on the ceiling.


Paid 100yen, made a wish shaking the box, got a stick and got my fortune results


My fortune reading is a bad one. Not only bad but the worst. Omg. Lol.


If you get a good reading, take it with you and keep it. If you get a bad reading, fold it and tie it like a knot here.

After our visit to the temple, we took the subway to Ueno and we got there around 3:30pm. We spent all our time in Ameyayokocho. This street is crowded with stores offering clothes, miscellaneous goods, fresh fish and dried food. We bought a lot of food stuff here.


Ameyayokocho


Fresh seafood and fruits at Ameyayokocho

I like this place. It's very interesting probably because I'm quite drawn to Japanese food stuff. I also like to explore their supermarkets. Maybe because I'm slowly becoming an auntie. LOL

Shortly after, our shopping bags got so heavy it was so unbearable to carry it around. Luckily, Marina took us to the lockers in the subway station nearby to store our shopping bags. We just hung around there until dinner time.


We went to this game centre and saw a horse racing betting game


Marina talking to some guy on the street holding a food menu promoting the restaurant he worked for. Apparently, there a lot of restaurants hidden either underground or above ground. So they had to hire people to walk around the streets to promote them.


We tried Pachinko again. Marina won a little (left). I won a bit at first but lost a little after. Lol! That's my winnings (right).

We randomly went to this place for dinner in Ueno.


Restaurant


Dinner

After dinner, Marina took us to this place for Monjayaki. Monjayaki is a Kanto region specialty that is similar to Okonomiyaki, however, the dough used is much more liquid than the okonomiyaki dough. Japanese girls love this.


Before and after

Watch how Marina make monjayaki here.

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Instructions - How to make Monjayaki

By the time we were done, it was almost 10pm. We were all dead tired that we just had to call it a night.


My shopping bags on the floor and Jess with her heavy shopping bags. Good thing we could keep them in the locker at the subway station.

My complete posts on my Tokyo Trip:
Tokyo Trip: Day 1 - Arrival
Tokyo Trip: Day 2 - Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku
Tokyo Trip: Day 3 - Hakone
Tokyo Trip: Day 4 - Tsukiji Market, Odaiba, Ginza and Roponggi Hill
Tokyo Trip: Day 5 - Asakusa and Ueno
Tokyo Trip: Day 6 - Ginza, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Departure

Monday, April 09, 2012

Monjayaki and Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki (known as Japanese pancake) batter is made of flour, eggs and shredded cabbage.

Okonomiyaki
This is Okonomiyaki

Monjayaki is a Kanto region specialty that is similar to okonomiyaki, however, the dough used is much more liquid than the okonomiyaki dough.


Monjayaki - Before and After

This is something I've not seen in KL yet. Well, I'm glad Marina took me to this monjayaki place in Tokyo. Watch Marina make monjayaki in the video below.

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