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.

Posted in Daily Life, Feelings, Gadget, Japan Technology, Japanese Culture, Shop, Shopping

Online Takarakuji (Lottery)

The service to purchase Takarakuji online started on 24 October 2018.

The Takarakuji counter is opened from 9 am to 5:40 pm on weekdays only at designated kiosks and Mizuho Bank; therefore, it was difficult for me to purchase Takarakuji.

Today, I can purchase Takarakuji online via official website or apps for 24/7 throughout a year.

I can not select lucky number ticket but if I don’t buy it, I cannot win.

I bought three sets (1 set for 10 tickets) of Summer Jumbo (1st prize JPY 500 million or USD 5 million) and two sets of Summer Mini (JPY 10 million or USD 0.1 million).

The winner number was announced on 21 August 2020 and I regret to know that I didn’t win.

I only won complementary prize which is one ticket worth of value for each set.

I spent a total of JPY 15,000 (USD 150) and won only JPY 1,500 (USD 15). Boo hoo

One of benefits of online purchasing is saving me from going to the counter to cash it.

If I win – hopefully, one day – the system will automatically remit the amount in the registered bank account when the amount is greater than JPY 10,000 (USD 100) or I can request for remittance.

In addition, I can get points from each purchasing amount and I can use the points to purchase Takarakuji tickets.

I plan to buy Halloween Jumbo (winning prize for JPY 300 million or USD 3 million) and Halloween Mini (winning prize for JPY 10 million or USD 0.1 million) which are scheduled to be sold on 23 September 2020.

Hopefully I can hit a jackpot one day.

Posted in Beauty, Feelings, Food, Friends, Health, Japan Technology, Shopping

Shiseido

My friend recommended me the followings and decided to start for health and beauty.

From Left

N.O.U Brown Rice Black Vinegar for Health (Energy with Rich of Amino Acid and Citric Acid)

N.O.U Sellsizer for Health (Slimming)

Benefique White Bloom for Beauty (Whitening)

I shall see for outcome in a month with these one month supply.

Posted in Feelings, Food, Hotel, Shop, Shopping, Tokyo

Self Rewarding

As I mentioned before, I had vouchers from ANA which I can use them to dine and purchase at ANA Intercontinental Tokyo.

I cannot get change from the voucher; therefore, I paid the balance the other day and returned to the hotel to spend the balance of voucher: JPY 5,000 (USD 50).

I went to a Sophisticated French Pastry Shop: Pierre Gagnaire Pains et Gateaux.

First, I asked for a box of Chocolates and four flavours of Macarons.

When I was about to make a payment at the cashier, I was informed that a shop is offering 20 percent discount till 31 July 2020.

I saved JPY 1,257 (USD 12.5) which allowed me to buy am additional short cake (strawberry cream cake).

It’s fun to open boxes….although I bought them myself and knowing what are inside…

I was wondering what to eat lightly to enjoy these. Hummmm

Well, I had the best dinner: eggs, flour, milk (cream), grapes and some guilty sugar. (Some..!?)

The BEST!

I’ll try to enjoy them slowly.

Posted in Cooking, Family, Feelings, Food, Friends, Japanese Culture, Japanese Food, Place, Shop, Shopping

Furusato Nozei (Home Town Tax Payment Programme)

In 2014, Japanese government introduced new tax incentive system to support local areas: Furusato Nozei (Home Town Tax Payment Programme).

We can purchase local products and services (hotel stay, experience such as diving, etc) to support the area.

We pay for products and services and the government provides incentives for income tax deduction.

There are few Furusato Nozei service providers such as Satofuru, Furunabi, Department Stores, etc.

This time, I purchase Nama Katsuo no Tataki (lightly roasted bonito) from Katsuura-city, Chiba via Satofuru,

My mother side are originally from Katauura; therefore, YES, I would like to support the city and this has sentimental value for me.

I will purchase more products and services from the areas that I would like to support.

This was my first purchase and I’m glad that I was strongly recommended to use this system to enjoy products and services AND tax deduction.