Posted in Art, Feelings, Japanese Culture, Place, Shop, Shopping, Travel

Short Trip to Kyoto (Day 1)

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….

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 Choco-chan, Family, Feelings, Food, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo

Happy Birthday Choco❣️

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.

Hummm

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❣️

Posted in Choco-chan, Feelings, Food, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo

boulangerie Bonheur, Roppongi Hills

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.

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 Beauty, Feelings, Place, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo

Feeling Spring and Summer

I admit this is my bad habit.

I cannot stop following new colour or limited edition of CHANEL.

I surely use these Spring/Summer limited edition collections: eye shadows and a glittering brown mascara.

I love glitters.

I was worried that these limited edition would be out of stock; therefore, I bought them at the selected shop, Fruit Gathering, at Roppongi Hills where I was just walking by.

The shop sells various selected cosmetics brands so I received a sample of Dior’s DIORSNOW.

There is additional cream inside.

I will happily try them.

Feeling Spring and Summer from eyes. fufufu

Posted in Experience, Feelings, Food, Japan Technology, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Shopping

Happy 49th Birthday Cup Noodle!

I didn’t know birthday for Cup Noodle is on 18 September 1971.

I should honor and celebrate the birthday together; therefore, I decided to think these are guilty free. hahaha

Nonetheless, I thought I should buy these special birthday package Cup Noodles for a memory and trying Chili Tomato for the first time.

I am traditional for Cup Noodle.