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Business Trip to Fukui (Day 1)

We took early Shinkansen (bullet train) to depart for Fukui as early as 7:33 am.

Therefore, I took a breakfast on the train knowing it will be three hours journey to Maibara Station to change to Shirasaki Express Train; it takes four hours to reach Fukui.

The sample looked nice and packed, but when I opened it…I was surprised how it looks….ah empty…?

When we reached Maibara Station, we rushed to the platform for Shirasagi Express Train because we didn’t have much time.

From the window of Shirasagi, we can spot snow here and there.

Nonetheless, we arrived Fukui safely and started our programme for today: networking lunch and seminar.

Since I acted as host and secretariat so that I refrained myself for taking photos but moved around the floor.

After the event, we had a dinner at Japanese Restaurant Tachibana, 2F, Yours Hotel, Fukui.

I was looking forward for the local specialty, Echizen Crab.

We also had Kaiseki (Japanese course menu) while waiting for crab.

Then tadaaaaaa crab

Then noodle and dessert.

I ate for few days potion today.

I definitely need to exercise more. haaaa

We had all events at Yours Hotel, Fukui and finally I returned to room for resting.

At the room, I opened gifts from guests.

These are Fukui local special crafts.

From left, Fukui plum castella (cake), Mayu (cocoon) cosmetics and abalone shell decoration chopsticks.

So nice!

It’s getting late and I found a foot massage machine at the closet.

I tried it to relax my feet in the room.

I can have a good sleep tonight.


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Pet Hotel @ Green Dog, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi

I wanted to come back home earlier to spend more time with Choco but I couldn’t due to a last minutes preparation for business trip to Fukui tomorrow.

I took Choco a walk before reaching to the pet hotel, Green Dog Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

He was happy and excited when we reached there.

He might have thought we went there for shopping.

He even asked to go down to play.

It was time for me to pass Choco.

I was half crying.

Now I’m alone at home for the first time since you joined to my life.

He usually takes my slipper away.

He usually asks me to go to the bed after 11 pm.

Tonight I’m going to the bed alone.

I miss you so much!

Be good; I will rush back home the day after tomorrow.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Place, Restaurants, Shop, Shopping, Shrine and Temple, Tokyo

Anahachiman (Anahachiman Shrine), Waseda, Tokyo

This became my routine so that this is not my first time to post about my visit to Snahachiman ak Yuzusama (accommodates our needs).

On 3 February, I will place this charm as instructed: West side of room, facing East.

I had Hiroshimayaki (okonomiyaki in Hiroshima style, with noodles) at Kurumi, Kagurazaka, Tokyo.

I bought a down jacket at the select shop Strasburgo, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

It’s in light champagne gold.

Posted in Beauty, Feelings, Friends, Health, Place, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo

Nice Things

I was looking for a room fragrance and I would say this is the aroma of wine!

When I walked by the shop (IDEE SHOP, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi), the aroma reminded me nice full body wine.

The fragrance is very berries: thick, sweet, and spicy.

Please try

Dr. Vranjes Rosso Nobile, Firenze, Italy

I also received nice spa set, Tanamera Spa, Malaysia.

I will try them out to improve my beauty!

Posted in Experience, Feelings, Food, Friends, Place, Shop, Tokyo

Bourgogne Red Wine Seminar @ Enoteca Marunouchi Lounge

This is my fourth wine seminar.

I finally start understanding what Sensei (teacher and sommelier) is saying or lecturing.

Today I tasted five glasses and they are

2014 Morey-Saint-Denis

2016 Chambolle-Musigny

2015 Volnay

2016 Francois Lumpp

2015 Cote de Brouilly

The very right glass is Beaujolais.

Beaujolais wine is very popular among Japanese so I usually have a glass or more every season.

Today. this glass surprised me.

It is whitish, must be bottom portion of bottle, and smell of ANIMAL like Jibie.

The smell is so strong; therefore, I couldn’t finish a glass…

I am not exaggerating; my friends agreed!

After the lesson, my friend gave me these souvenirs from Seoul.

So sweet of her!

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31 December 2018 (Omisoka: New Year’s Eve)

It’s omisoka for Japanese and we supposed to be at home to prepare welcoming New Year.

However, my boss (foreigner) didn’t approve my leave (Japanese) because he took holiday since 21 December 2018.

My boss approved all other Japanese staffs to take leaves so I was alone in the office.

I could be the only person in the building as well.

Luckily, boss called to inform me I’m allowed to close the office at 3 pm.

The town was quiet and deserted.

I rushed back home because I was expecting my niece for New Year holiday.

She changed in a dress that we bought for her.

She likes blue princess look dress which Mom chose for her than black and red lady look dress which I picked for her.

We all (including Choco) stayed up late till midnight to welcome New Year together.

We greeted

Akemashite Omedetogozaimasu

(Happy New Year!)

Now I manage to update what I left out in December 2018 because I was sick.

Now I’m back on track and hope you would continue enjoying my blog.

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30 December 2018

My relatives who owns rice fields always prepare mochi (pounded sticky rice) for new year.

I enjoy their mochi very much because rice are so fresh and chemical free.

It tastes much much much better than commercial ones.

Today, I cannot eat mochi and brown rice that are sold at supermarkets.

I need to get my supply from my relative.

This time, I took Choco with me.

It’s his first time to ride for long hours: 2 hours straight.

I’m glad that he slept in the car for both ways.

It was a nice sunny day.

I drove through Kujukuri where it plans to be a surfing tournament place for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

We can see the construction going on and there is a nice beach and waves for surfing.

I brought my apron but there were enough people to work on; I left it with experts.

I just enjoyed eating them.

What a good job that I had!

My other cousins were busy grilling yakitori (skewered chicken).

I took my portion of mochi and uncle’s.

I delivered mochi to the uncle who couldn’t make it today.

He was so surprised and happy when I showed up with fresh mochi.

He treated me Sukiyaki (beef pot).

He was so happy that he couldn’t stop talking.

His smiling face made me happy as well.

It was a nice day because I met my loving relatives and Choco behaved well.