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Movie Voucher

My friend gave me two (2) movie vouchers valid only at the movie theatre near my place – Toho Cinemas Roppongi.

The original validation date was 31 May 2020; however, the movie theatre was closed during the State of Emergency (8 April to 25 May 2020) therefore the validation date automatically extended to 31 July 2020.

Unfortunately, major movies postponed the showing date in later year such as 007 in November; therefore, I had to select a move from available movies.

I like an action movie so I decided to watch “Rambo – Last Blood” on 30 July 2020.

It was the last day of showing; therefore, it was showing only at the last show time of the day (9:30 pm – 11:25 pm).

I regretted to go alone to watch this movie at late night at isolated cinema – there were only seven (7) of us occupying a cinema.

I should have gone with a buddy because I needed somebody to calm me down after watching this movie – too much sorrow and pain.

I also reserved to watch Nausica – Princess of the Wind Valley (official English Title is “Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind”) on the following date on 31 July 2020.

The Toho Cinema was showing four Ghibli Movies – Nausica, Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke), Sen to Chihiro no Kami Kakushi (Spirited Away) and Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) – for providing opportunities to watch these masterpieces once again at the movie theatre.

I wanted my space when I watch this movie (again, there were seven (7) of us); therefore, I reserved the first movie of the day (9:20 am – 11:30 am).

I know the movie and it’s story; nonetheless, it was nice to watch Nausica with a big screen.

This is my favorite Ghibli Movie with a sentimental value.

Thank you my friend!

Originally, we had a different plan – watching Frozen 2 together; however, the situation didn’t allow us to do so.

Let’s plan something together when the situation is better.

Well, I didn’t waste them and I enjoyed watching two movies!

Arigato!

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New Normal: Movie

Tokyo lifted Tokyo Alert and moved businesses to Step 3 on 12 June 2020 (allowing more businesses to reopen such as Karaoke Box) and schedule to allow all businesses to restart on 19 June 2020.

Movie theatre was allowed to reopen on 1 June 2020 when Tokyo shifted Businesses to Step 2.

Accordingly, Toho Cinemas Roppongi opened on 5 June 2020.

It would be nice to watch an action movie, ANNA (Russian KGB Spy Movie) on the big screen.

However, we I learned that there are new normals for watching a movie as well.

The seats are parted by one seat in between.

Even we go in a group, we need to sit according to seating arrangement; we cannot sit next each other.

There are many more NEW NORMALs at the movie theatre to practice.

At the ticketing counter, of course, operated machine is one machine a part.

When we enter, our body temperature would be checked by the thermometer which requires to face the monitor.

Well, I didn’t know every 14th of the month is TOHO CINEMAS DAY so that we can watch a movie for discounted price of JPY 1,200 or USD 12. (Normal Price is JPY 1,900 or USD 19)

The movie was thrilling and breath catching.

It’s nice to watch a movie at the movie theatre.

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Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

It ended…..

This time I have a mix feeling after watching the movie.

Usually, I get excited and filled with a strong expectation for the next movie.

It was good but this time I feel lost because there isn’t any NEXT….

Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker at Screen 5 (Extra Large Screen with Dolby ATMOS) Toho Cinema Hibiya, Tokyo

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Terminator: Dark Fate

I had a sausage dog, French fries and apple cinnamon lemonade at Susan’s Meat Ball, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya for dinner before watching the movie.

I was so excited to watch it by IMAX at Toho Hibiya.

You can watch this episode without watching others because this episode is based on different future.

This is a must!

I needed to have a drink to calm me down after watching the movie at Food and Tapas Celona, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya.

I’m so happy now.

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Weekend Trip to Malaysia (Day 4)

Time flies…I’m going back to Tokyo today….

I’ll miss the Club Lounge and Malaysian Food.

I was looking at the hotel restaurants’ promotion flyer at the room and it gave me a craving of Char Kway Teow.

I’m glad that the hotel served Char Kway Teow for breakfast today! Yeah!

I enhanced my Nasi Lamak with sunny side up egg and chicken curry. fufufu

I was introduced to Malaysian delicacy today: Malaysian Soft Boiled Egg with Kaya Butter Toast.

Kaya is coconut spread.

We add soya sauce and pepper to soft boiled egg and dip Kaya toast.

It’s nice to have it with egg york! Yammy!

I didn’t have much time after breakfast.

It’s time to head for the airport. Oh No!

Sayonara Traders Hotel…. it’s a nice hotel to stay in.

It has a nice view of Twin Tower, nice Bar, spa and service!

I’ll be back one day; perhaps, When I decide to have another Honeymoon Vacation with my BFF!

I reached to the airport…. quickly checked in and we had our drinks at the Old Town White Coffee.

Drinks are nice but I didn’t want to finish my drink.

I went in 15 mins before my boarding time because I wasn’t ready to go.

I wasn’t ready but I had to force myself.

I walked through till my seat.

That’s how the time was tight. hahaha

My seat is consider as an Aisle Seat because my desk is inside, next to the window and my seat is at the Aisle side though that is only seat.

Sayonara Kuala Lumpur; Sayonara Malaysia.

I read ELLE Japan and continued watching the movie where I left it on the way to Kuala Lumpur: the Avengers Endgame.

I’m not an Avengers fan, but enjoyed the movie.

Perhaps. I should try other Avengers series.

I had a nice Japanese lunch by Zipangu, Shangri La Hotel.

I start watching Japanese movie – Kingdom – but I could not finish it.

It is interesting movie so I should find a way to watch the rest.

I should check NETFLIX, Amazon Prime Video and JCOM On-Demand (cable TV) for the availability of the movie.

In between, I also enjoyed in-flight shopping.

This is ANA limited edition of a collection of Hakuhodo Cosmetics Brush in Sakura design.

These brushes are brushes that I use and a carrying case is convenient for travel and even daily use.

I ended my weekend trip to Malaysia by safely landed at the Haneda Airport.

The trip was short, but quality was very high!

It was definitely worth going!

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Trump’s Visit to Tokyo

I returned from Australia and I was surprised to see many police men in my neighborhood: Roppongi Area.

Soon I found why; President Trump was invited as the first State Guest of the new Emperor Naruhito.

American Embassy is located in the area and Prime Minister Abe was planning to take Mr. and Mrs. Trump for a dinner at the restaurant in Roppongi.

I felt very safe when I was walking in the park at night because I bumped into a police man every 5-10 m. hahaha.

I pitied police men because Trump’s Visit was on 25 – 28 May 2019 and Roppongi was crowded by people due to the event: Roppongi Art Night on 25 – 26 May 2019.

The arts were displayed.

And there was the free opened air documentary movie on Banksy.

I met up with parents for dinner.

It was difficult to get a table on Saturday, 25 May 2019.

I visited few restaurants and I managed to get a table that was just cleared at Le Pain Quotidien, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

I usually come here for a brunch and it was my first time having a dinner here.

I even like their dinner menu!

It’s simple, fresh, delicious and economical.

The restaurant is highly recommended for dinner as well!

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Trip to Australia (Day 6)

There is an itinerary for Day 6 for Trip to Australia: returning to Tokyo by JL 774.

One day is used as follows:

Departing Melbourne at 0:05 hrs by JL 774

Arriving Tokyo at 9:05 hrs.

If this is official tour programme, I should enjoy my journey.

I like the design of amenity bag.

JAL collaborated with Tatsumura Textile Co Ltd (Kyoto).

The crane is corporate logo for JAL and it is a good luck charm for Japanese culture.

I like the design!

I have my UNIQLO down jacket but I prefer to use their cardigan which is soft and warm.

Sayonara Melbourne.

Sayonara Australia.

My seat/bed was made to make my flight comfortable.

I comfortably watched the movie: the Mule.

While watching the movie, the supper was served.

After hours, I asked for Jangara Ramen.

Yes, the flight serves Jangara that I like.

However, it wasn’t porky enough but satisfactory as inflight meal.

Wow, there is a corporate logo on the soup spoon.

After hours, breakfast was served before landing.

I decided to have Japanese for breakfast.

I requested a cup of coffee because soon I will drive back to house.

I can see clearly that we are approaching Narita Airport.

Boo boo, landed…

It was a fun trip.

I had good laughs with tour mates and I managed to reach to the summit of Ayers Rock.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post on reaching to the summit of Ayers Rock on Day 3 of Trip to Australia.

I should consider planning to go to Mt. Fuji.

Hummmm

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Star Wars Day

May the 4th Be With You!

I had to go to Roppongi Hills for Star Wars Day.

Unfortunately, the queue is too long for special display area.

Nonetheless, I was so happy to be there to feel the spirit!

There are people wearing costumes!

Simultaneously, there was an event for Pikachu Detective for starting showing on the screen on 3 May 2019.

Pikachu is cute!

We bought a birthday cake at Almond Roppongi on the way back to celebrate OUR (niece’s and my) birthday together.

We sang “Happy Birthday Day You & Me” together. hahaha