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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tokyo 21-27 March 2017

Short business trip to Tokyo! Glad to see even a bit of sakura :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Premium Economy on ANA

20161119-20161129 Tokyo business + holiday
20161129 YAYYYYY I got upgraded for free to Premium Economy on my flight back this time!! 

Extra space is always welcome. Leg space and seat space are bigger. The seat can incline more too. Overall better quality sleep. True story 

unagi meal!

And of course take opportunity of the snacks only available for premium economy and business class. instant soba noodles. it was okay~ haha.

Happy end to November 2016!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tokyo 17-22 Sept 2016 Day 5

today is work! went for hot spring in the morning and had to rush to iron my clothes. these irons are placed at the common corridor for use. 

breakfast at level 2. they offer different varieties of onigiri and soup every morning. not too bad. 

met macho manager at ebisu. I really hope I can bring them to Singapore!!

lunch with S. I didn't finish the rice :X
we found this place just walking around. and the food turned out alright. I like pleasant surprises like that :)

on the way to Taito kan. Asakusa is swarming with people! 

thought this was quite a cool advertisement 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tokyo 17-22 Sept 2016 Day 4

tsukiji XD To get some stuff for my mum.i woke up at 6,7am?? I couldn't remember. there was a lot of news coverage on the moving of tsukiji right before I came. they halted the moving for investigation on the toxics in the proposed new land. but actually most of the tourists visit the outer market which will not be moved. the famous sushi shops in the inner market will be moved though. 
note: tsukiji station exit 1 is the nearest 

my mum's favourite shop. I think they do really sell cheaper than ameyoko though.

I actually had some time before meeting Yuri, so I went back to the hotel first to put down the stuff before walking to OIOI to meet Yuri.

my very pretty online friend!!!! she brought me to this very beautiful place in Ueno park. 


Yuri is mother to twins, she's really cute :) and her twins are adorable !!!!!

I had to leave for work at about 1pm. 
I took my time to get there only to realise I got the wrong location. gah!!! luckily the walk was about 15 mins and I could get there in time. 

some pics on the way..

Meeting went well and we ended at 5:30pm? and we were met with typhoon. rain.

it was wet and cold. I really hated it!!

waited for call from my colleague A in the rain for about 20 mins? and I headed to Kinshicho. colleague S was stuck in Osaka since 1:30pm because of the typhoon and his flight was cancelled twice. he could only catch the flight at 6+. eventually he managed to meet us at the restaurant at 8pm. I gave him the wrong address oops.

met Nakamura san to brief him about JBL. he's a nice ojisan :) 

that spicy konnyaku is so chewy and nice. :) and cassis oolong! too sweet :(

I love izakaya food!! haha and eihire is my new favourite :)) the tamagoyaki was awesome too.. yummy 

took a cab back at around 9pm. S knows the route around Tokyo very well!! I'm impressed~ 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tokyo 17-22 Sept 2016 Day 3

no sadako today! good hair day XD today I'm meeting Kimura san, shopping and calligraphy class!! :) I'm also moving over to the hotel today. 

corn soup again! I requested!!
so good! 

Kita Ayase station is undergoing construction to become the last station of chiyoda line. I cannot wait!!! Kita Ayase has been very inconvenient as you have to change the the "0番線". but it's going to take 3 years.. 

i love this hotel! except for its lift because there is only one lift serving the whole building. other than that the room is good, the aircon and light controls in the room were awesome too XD

This seat serves as a toilet.... and there are water and snacks inside too :O in case of emergency! 

Dormy Inn @ Ueno Okachimachi

the lights are controlled by this remote control! 

I must be crazy to eat this again. I ate it 4 times in a span of 1? 2 months? just to get the toys. now I'm back to get other toys again. but they are really cute though <3

I went to pass some souvenirs to Kawada sensei later and because my timing was not right he had a patient so I didn't speak long to him. went off to met Kimura San at Harajuku...

as usual she is so chatty and she came with her niece this time who is 36 years old. OMG I cannot tell at all!?!! 

later I had time to stroll around Harajuku and otomesando. I love this classy place !!!

fujifilm girls event. I love this shop! bought  2 disposable film cameras for use next time XD

walked down to Shibuya and just enjoying the stroll even if it was raining. more shopping at muji, loft etc etc haha XD I'm running out of money!!

moved on to the Shibuya post office to post some items to Uin and Trang, and postcards to Tama, Doan and myself XD (update: postcard arrived in record 4 days time!!). it's one of the few post offices opened today because it's public holiday (敬老の日). I have been to this post office last year too. the post people were really nice, as always. I bought my stamps and postcards and sat down to write my cards. 

I love the Japan Post postcards. they are cheap and pretty. usually they are of seasonal designs. previously I have bought summer designs. this time it's Cosmo flowers and autumn leaves designs. 

when I was about to paste my stamps, something embarrassing happened. 

see this? I dunno why I mistook this for the stamp sponge (we always see that stamp sponge in the Singapore post office) and I didn't quite register they had this red ink pad for "Hanko" ハンコ. so I Piak my stamp on it and resulted in a red bloody stamp. wtf have I done!! 


So Doan's postcard became a little bloody. to avoid smudging the ink on the glue stick (so they use glue stick instead?), I put the glue on the paper and piak the stamp on the card. phew~ 
I really laughed at myself at that time. there was a staff in front of me at that time I wondered if he saw it... >.< 

as I still had some time I decided to make a trip to itoya in ginza. haven't got a chance to go there the last time. it's a big stationery and lifestyle store 12 levels high in Ginza. it's awesome XD

cool stuff XD

couldn't resist taking picture of this sight. so beautiful!!! 

moved on to roppongi and had afuri before calligraphy class. I wasn't so hungry so I settled for the chasiu don. it's really good!! 

the classroom has new tables! i missed this place!! good to see Yamamoto sensei and Taniguchi San again.

Yamamoto sensei wrote this for a tv drama!! so li hai. 

wasn't my best but I tried :/ 
met Mae from Thailand who is so talented ????? and Charlie from Japan.

after class I met Yoyo briefly to look around the infamous manga cafe. actually nothing much really XD

Thanks everyone!!!!!