Posted in Choco-chan, Daily Life, Exercise, Feelings, Friends, Gadget, Tokyo

Work Out with Four Ladies in Malaysia Together via WhatsApp

Suddenly, I was invited to attend two (2) webinars this morning.

To be asked to join VCs and webinars at very last minutes became one of common new normals.

Now I’m glad that I attended I thought it’s going to be a boring “webinar”.

I spotted a friend that I haven’t communicated in a while among other participants.

We started to communicate via WhatsApp and she invited me to join a work out and exercise together via WhatsApp tonight!

I pulled out a yoga mat and a selfie stick cum tripod to join four ladies in Malaysia to work out (Tabata/HIIT) together via WhatsApp.

I sweat, felt good exercising and happy to be connected despite our distance.

And YES, this is definitely one of new normals and THIS I enjoy.

Choco was very supportive!

Thank you my friend for extending me an invitation!

I will try to join regularly!

#friends #newnormal #webinar #whatsapp #workout #tabataworkout #hiit #yogamat #tripod #mybelovedchocochan #funtimes #invitation

Posted in Daily Life, Feelings, Gadget, Work

Perhaps too Small to Call it IT Crisis

My PC hub was busted.

Least I think it’s busted because I started to receive an alert message that I need to make sure that it gets more than 90 V when it’s directed connected to the socket.

It’s 4.5 years old… Rest In Peace, Amen

I discussed with a vendor and we decided to get an USB hub with a LAN socket.

I thought my agony with bad internet connection was solved but no….

I still had a bad internet and network printer connection.

I call a technician to look into it and found that IP setting on my PC was required.

I thought it was removed by another technician. Hummm

Least a network printer problem was solved.

Was it caused by a hardware problem or a simple IT matter.

I would lose my mind when I don’t have an access to internet because I would feel useless.

I hate to be chased but I hate to be locked out.

Posted in Daily Life, Feelings, Food, Japanese Culture, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo

The 3rd State of Emergency

Tokyo is under the 3rd State of Emergency (Stay Home Request) now.

Ms. Koike, the Governor of Tokyo, requested shopping complexes and department stores to close.

In addition, requested restaurants not to serve any alcohol or close.

On that note, many shops are closed; restaurants are opened for take out service only and closed for dining area.

Vaccination started in Japan.

I thought I would feel safe by now; however, looking at the town, I don’t feel safe enough.

Dear all, take care and stay safe!

Posted in Daily Life, Feelings, Health, Japan Technology, Shop, Shopping

New Normal: Laundry Detergent

This could be a part of new normals.

I prefer my clothes to smell floral; therefore, I’ve looked for a laundry detergent, Emal by Kao which can provide dry cleaning result even washing clothes by a washing machine.

I’ve looked for it at supermarkets, drug stores and convenient stores; but failed to buy one.

I finally found it on AMAZON.

Perhaps the demand is high; today, many households might frequently wash clothes due to the COVID.

I panicked and bought six (6) value packed (900 ml) of Emal.

I usually use 40 ml for one cycle.

I should not worry looking for Emal for a while.

Posted in Daily Life, Feelings, Food, Health, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo

Setsubun was 2 February in 2021

Usually, Setsubun, New Year on Japanese old calendar, is on 3 February.

I learned this year that the Setsubun can be on different day due to the Sun calendar.

The previous Setsubun on 2 February was 124 years ago.

Luckily, I didn’t miss it this year.

We wish for good luck by throwing soy beans to attack bad luck (represented by Oni: demon) and make space for inviting good luck.

AND

We eat an Ehomaki (direct translation is good luck direction roll).

We eat a long sushi while facing this year’s good luck direction (this year, it is South South East) to pray for a good luck.

This tradition is originated in West Japan.

Today, people in Tokyo also practice.

Who doesn’t want to welcome good luck?

There were so many varieties of Ehomaki at the supermarket, Precce Roppongi.

It was difficult for me to chose.

I enjoyed following Japanese tradition at home.

Wishing for good luck: Peace, Health, Love, Happiness and Fun.

Ow I’m greedy.

Posted in Daily Life, Feelings, Japanese Culture, Place, Restaurants, Tokyo

Quiet Nights in Tokyo

The night of Tokyo is known for its brightness: neons and signboards.

However, government requested restaurants in Tokyo area to close at 8 pm (last order for food and drinks at 7 pm) during the State of Emergency.

The signboard says

“Due to a request for shortening operation hours

19:00 hrs Last Order

20:00 hrs Close“

Irori-Yaki Edokko at Monzen-Nakacho, Tokyo

Tokyo will be quiet for a month.

Hopefully, the State of Emergency would be lifted in one month.

Tokyo is known for a populated place.

Currently, it’s obviously NOT TOKYO that I know of.