I feel so loved
I received birthday wishes from Japan and overseas.
I received special cattleya named Golden Queen Sonoko under my name.
Birthday presents in person and via post: Japanese traditional sweets and relaxation goods.
Today, it means more than a birthday for me- a special day.
Today I arranged a large scale arrangement!
It was fun😊
I received local specialised ramen for year end gift.
There are 2 packs each for three different ramen: Maezawa-Gyu (Maezawa Beef) Ramen, Hakkinton (Hakkinn Pork) and Sanma (Pacific Saury Fish) Ramen.
I had Maezawa-Gyu Ramen for dinner 🤣
Now I started Instagram and Twitter.
Please follow me at….
Attended Super T Market curated by Tomoko Mukaiyama @ Spiral, Omotesando
Hot debates, piano concert, art exhibition and networking.
Absolutely hot event in Tokyo!
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
Energizing myself; simultaneously, enhancing my life and space.
I had a Spanish food for lunch at Ginza Espero.
Each of us can select a dish from 4 categories to customize our own lunch.
The cost efficiency is definitely high and all delicious!
Later I became busy posting about the restaurant and food on Instagram and Twitter (I started recently at both @sonokotchi ) to get a complementary sherry and rum raisins ice cream.
Ow this was worth troubling for.
Well later I noticed my mistake.
The restaurant asked for #銀座エスペロ in Japanese, but I #espero and #ginza separately and in English. Ooops
But I managed to get yummy ice cream. Yeah
When I started Year 2020 a year ago, I was full of excitement and expectations; it was Tokyo Olympics Year.
None of us dreamed of adopting new normals in our daily life.
Year 2020 was surely a tough year for all of us.
However, the pandemics made me THINK.
Think of my health, life style, work style, relationships, etc.
In fact, I managed to improve my health, life style and mentality.
I’m happier and started challenging a new project with friends.
I appreciate and value bonding and networking more.
Although we stayed in playing games with niece; it was so much fun.
I welcomed New Year with excitement and expectation.
Let’s try to make Year 2021 interesting!
The first Toranomon Hills (Tower) was opened on 11 June 2014.
This is my first visit to Toranomon Hills.
Therefore, this is my first to meet Toranomon.
The second tower, Toranomon Hills Business Tower, was recently opened on 11 June 2020 and there would be additional two Toranomon Hills tower for residential and station by 2022.
I went to Toranomon Yokocho where 26 restaurants are located in a block or one floor.
We hopped restraints to enjoy few dishes.
We had pork skewers at Torishige.
There is a distiller for gin: Sake Shokudo Toranomon Joryusho (Liquor Restaurant Toranomon Distiller.
I had Mojito, and
Gifu Lavender Gin
If you want to have varieties of bites; this would be a place.
She is a great guide!
She also took me to one of iconic public arts: 10 m high sculpture “Roots” by Jaume Plensa.
My friend started importing Malaysian food paste, Mama’s Delights, from Malaysia.
She sent me samples to me so I tried few.
First, Nonya Curry with seafood (squid, scallops and prawns) and vegetables (onions, eggplants and potatoes).
Then Malaysian Curry with chicken and vegetables (onions, eggplants and potatoes).
She told me it required efforts to change packaging and modifying taste; but I think it’s paid off.
It’s easy to prepare and delicious!
I also enjoyed these Malaysian food at office by bring it as my lunch.