Snacking Ben’s Cookies (Milk Tea Praline) at GINZA SIX.
I met Ultraman.
There is a Pocket Monster vending machine and guess who is a sales person….
Last week, I visited Kyoto.
First, I visited Galerie Tamenaga.
Mr. Kiyoshi Tamenaga, the owner, has four galeries: Ginza (Tokyo), Osaka, Paris (France) and recently opened Kyoto.
In Kyoto, he refurbished a traditional Japanese moromi (mash / unrefined sake) factory to a galerie for young artists.
The owner welcomes us to visit the galerie just to enjoy admiring paints and the building.
I enjoyed exchanging impressions of each paints with Mr. Kiyoshi Tamenaga.
The building itself is the art.
I found Shoki san (Mr. Shoki) who protects us from evils, bad lucks and illness on the roof; I felt safe.
I will continue more on next blog.
To be continued….
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!
Choco had his annual health check up and his rabies vaccine at Green Dog Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.
He behaved good!!!
Good Boy Choco-chan❣️
Choco became three (3) today.
I bought this Chicken with Sweet Potato cake at Jocker, Roppongi Hills.
It seems I was the last customer for today.
Once I stepped out from the shop, the light went off. Oops
By looking at his gesture, he likes this cake!
However, I didn’t know it takes 4 – 5 hours to defrost….. uuuuu
He likes it and tries to eat it but it’s too cold for him.
He gave me an reaction like a human.
He tried to have a bite; then his head goes back and also walks in a circle but he continues to try it again.
I took it back and put it in a refrigerator to be defrosted.
You can enjoy it better tomorrow.
Last year, a cake was too big for you.
This year, it’s too cold for you.
Next time, I will plan it better.
I love you Choco❣️ Happy Birthday❣️
In the morning, I went to the bank and walked by a cute looking shop.
It smells nice with fresh bakeries.
There are so many bakeries to choose from.
There is a kitchen in side of the shop and we can see the baking progress.
When I visited a shop, the shop serves a free coffee.
It is nice warm sunny day so I was tempted to eat them under the sun; but I hurried back home.
Choco (my doggy) is waiting for me.
I’ve decided to picnic at home balcony.
Yes, my eyes are bigger than my tummy.
Sorry, I cannot share them with you Choco.
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.
I believe everybody want to enhance their meals at home – Stay Home.
I found star and heart shaped cucumber (1 cucumber) for JPY 158 or USD 1.58 before tax / JPY 171 or USD 1.71 after tax at Precce Premium, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.
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.
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.