Posted in Feelings, Japanese Culture, Nature, Tokyo

Typhoon 10

Typhoon 10 is passing Western Japan.

It is non-recorded Japanese summer holiday season this week.

We call it Obon and Chinese call this Ghost Festival.

This is not stated as Japanese national holidays on the calendar though many companies and factories close during this period.

Japanese Government doesn’t support any religion; however, Obon is one of important Buddhist ceremonies and majority of Japanese are Buddhists.

Japanese corporates close during this season so that employees can freely take a break.

The week is ending and so as Summer Holidays.

Many people plan to return to Tokyo from their hometowns on Friday and weekends.

Due to this large sized typhoon, flights and trains (Shinkansen) stopped the service to avoid any coming disasters such as blackout.

According to the news, people started to return earlier to Tokyo by changing their plans.

The clouds are moving fast in Tokyo as well.

A frog is also surprised with this weather.

He couldn’t move. hahaha

Posted in Beauty, Feelings, Food, Friends, Japan Technology, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Place, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo, Travel

Short Trip to Malaysia (Day 1)

It’s long weekend in Japan; therefore I decided to see my BFF in Malaysia.

I booked a ticket few days ago and now I’m at the Haneda Airport.

First, I checked my favorite shop: Chanel Cosmetics.

I become so weak when I look at LIMITED EDITION.

I bought few.

I continued shopping confectioneries for my BFF.

These are Tokyo Banana, Shiroi Koibito (White Love) and Royce Chocolate Remy Martin.

These are my favorite as well.

And guess what?

If I purchase more than JPY 20,000, I can get JPY 1000 vouchers.

I continued shopping and I bought a NICE cosmetic brush.

Now I’m chilling at the ANA Lounge to wait for my boarding time.

I cannot wait to see her in 7 hours! XOXO

Posted in Art, Beauty, Family, Feelings, Food, Friends, Hotel, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Mt. Fuji, Place, Restaurants, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo, Travel

Trip to Kyoto (Day 1)

I had sushi at Sushi Train Kantaro at Tokyo Station before departing for Kyoto.

I can take a plate freely from sushi train or order through the digital order system.

When it’s ready, it will arrive on the truck above.

We had many sushi.

Now I’m ready to depart for Kyoto by Shinkansen.

I had my dessert, seasonal ice cream/mango ice cream, and coffee, on the Shinkansen.

Typhoon 6 is approaching; therefore, there is no sign of Mt. Fuji today.

I’m glad that I’ve safely arrived Kyoto without any delay.

I like Japanese traditional things and started shopping at Kyoto Station: Kyoto Souvenir Shop Iwai.

Finally, I checked in at our usual hotel in Kyoto, Kyoto Century Hotel and went out for shopping at JR Kyoto Isetan, Kyoto Station.

I know I should shop in Tokyo because no much of difference.

However, when I’m in Tokyo, I always have something to do and I could not find time for no plan shopping.

Usually. the department store welcomes us with cosmetics.

I love the colour that was available last year – one of Les 4 Ombrés series.

I’ve been hunting for it or similar colour and I learned that popular cosmetics can run out fast.

True enough I get one product that is only one left.

I’ve got samples for Lifting!

I shall try them!

I continued shopping for clothes.

I had so much fun shopping and window shopping.

The store closed at 8 pm so we had no choice but stop shopping.

We had Kyoto cuisine at Manju, Underground Shopping Area Porta, Kyoto Station.

Kyoto Craft Beer

And Kyoto Seasonal Set.

We enjoyed a slow walk back to hotel after dinner by looking at Kyoto Iconic Buildings.

Kyoto Station, Central Exit.

Kyoto Tower

I love visiting Kyoto and I never get board!

Posted in Choco-chan, Feelings, Food, Friends, Japanese Culture, My Flower Arrangement, Place, Restaurants, Tokyo

Upper House Election Day

Today, it was the Upper House Election Day.

I thought I can go to the election venue, nearest elementary school, together with Choco for his walk.

I put him a bag and about to enter the venue; then I found the sign.

The election is at the school lunch room; therefore, pet cannot enter.

I had to return for election without Choco because I cannot just leave there.

Today, I took my flower arrangement class by taking a replacement class.

I met my old classmates who is not able to take Saturday Class with us due to her work schedule.

It was a nice surprise to see them.

I had a nice Italian and pizza for dinner at my favorite restaurant: PST Roppongi.

I also enjoy talking to owner chef, Mr. Tamaki.

He adds extra essence to his food.

Posted in Art, Choco-chan, Family, Feelings, Food, Japan Technology, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Nature, Place, Restaurants, Tokyo

Tokyo Midtown Roppongi Loves Summer 2019 (Suntory)

Suntory is sponsoring events at Tokyo Midtown Roppongi under the theme of Loves Summer.

My niece and I enjoyed cooling down at the stream.

The roof changes in various colours such as blue, green, pink, white, etc.

Choco waited for us patiently. Good Boy!

The park turns into a nice Japanese Style Opened Air Restaurant: Roku Midpark Lounge.

We can purchase drinks and food to dine here.

Soon I will try their Japanese craft gin – Roku.

There is a light and mist digital art show at the garden of the Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

I watched it with Choco and Choco seems to enjoy it, too. hahaha

Our evening walk would be fun.

Posted in Beauty, Exercise, Feelings, Food, Gadget, Health, Japan Technology, Japanese Culture, Shopping

FiNC

I tried this diet and fitness app for two weeks.

I record weight, food/calories, steps and sleeping hours.

I can obtain information on exercise, food, life style, products, supplements, events, etc.

AI checks on me when I forget to record.

AI suggests based on my record and pattern.

I’m having conversation with AI.

This app provides me points by doing something good for health and wellness and I like to collect points.

Today, I registered and became a member.

This app is not free; but Let’s do it!