Friday, 28 August 2009
Japan Trip Day 1 -- Arrival!!!
On the 13 August, my birthday, my dad, stepmom and my stepmom's friend and of course, me, arrived at the airport early morning around 4.30am. We checked-in our luggage and my dad went to the duty-free shop, wanting to but some wine for my stepmom's friend who is staying in Tokyo. I followed him.
Here's my very shagged dad and tako trix!
That's our flight alright~
So my dad didn't get to buy the wine as the time allowed for passengers to purchase stuff from the duty-free shop has been closed. So he didn't get to buy the wine. We then went to meet up with my stepmom and her friend, Audrey.
They were having breakfast at this mini cafe.
And here's my stepmom enjoying her bread.
Here's my boarding pass to Tokyo alright! Wahahaha~~~!!!!
Cam whore with my boarding pass!!!
My dad looks gay with my stepmom's light purple cap clipped on his bag!
And there we went, to board the plane!
And ya.. my dad still dont get the whole cam whore thing. To him, photos MUST be taken properly and especially not myself!
Attempt of taking a photo of everyone...
Failed! my dad moved!
Fail again! My dad lifted up his arm! Argh~
My boarding documents and my kawaii Doraemon pen that Dann and Steve got in Hong Kong.
*Kinda think about it, I havent blog about the stuff that Dann got me from Hong kong!*
My dad and my stepmom. see they so happy~
My breakfast served on North West Airlines -- Omelette with Cheese.
My dad eating his mee goreng which tasted HORRIBLE!!!
Fill out immigration form while watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Bored on the plane~~~ When are we reaching???
After around 6 hours on the plane, a light snack was served.
Watching Monsters VS Aliens then...
COKE!!! The last taste of coke before we landed in Japan. Happy Trix!
My dad... always give me weird faces when i take photo of him!
Last photo of the Moks before landing!
And here's the plane that we were on for the past 7 hours!
And everywhere was welcome to Japan signs!
And also welcome home signs for Japanese.
And after collecting our luggage, it's time to go off!
Here we go!
We took the JR line to Ueno station where my stepmom's friend, Agnes, picked us up from there!
And once we reached the station platform, everyone started to get their hands on their mobile phones! Including me alright~
My daddy reaching for his camera while I was already camwhoring away! =p
So~ Their train station's boards shows the time and the time of departure for the train to different dicrections! Ok. Narita Airport's board did not show to which direction does it go cause it is the last station and trains at that station only go in ONE direction!
They have like mini kiosks at the train station platform where you can get a drink or snack or something. Some stations event have mini cafe or restaurant!
Their kawaii small train tickets!
Get my cap on and CAMWHORE while waiting for the train to come.
Here's auntie and auntie Audrey chatting away~
So here's my dad, stepmom and auntie Audrey. Cheese~
Tokyo's trains~ hahaha...
They have kawaii panda danger signs on the train doors!
Signs to tell you which direction is the train going towards and the next train station and also the current station you're at. Don't worry, there's English, too.
Along the way~
Getting bored... 45 mins ride in the train.
The trains there are very quiet. People talk very softly and everyone switches their mobiles to quiet mode whenever they are in the train. People don't really talk o the phone while they are on the trains either. I like that~ Like... In singapore, you step into a train and say take a ride for 30mins, you can hear like all sorts of ring tones lah! And one more thing, all ringtones are SUPER LOUD!!!
So after auntie Agnes picked us up at Ueno station, she drove us to the apartment which we're gonna be staying in for the next 7 days which is near Kasuga station. We dropped our luggage and soon, we're out again for food!
Building near auntie Agnes's house.
A shop near by.
And guess what?
Tokyo Dome is nearby, too! Just less than 10 mins walk away!
The roller coaster track at the shopping centre opposite of Tokyo Dome!
We went for soba as my dad kept saying he wanna eat soba soba soba...
Here's what I ordered! Ok. I had no idea what exactly it is. I just saw cold veggie soba then I just ordered! =p It's yummy!!! Oishii~~~
My dad enjoying his curry soba!
Then we went to the shopping centre that was opposite Toyko Dome to walk walk a little.
Roller coaster anyone?
And here's my dad, waiting to take a photo of the people on the ride coming down. I had to tell him when to push the button or we're all gonna stand there for quite a long time!
Sorry but I haven't had the time to get the photos thatmy dad took, select them, edit and upload. Will update post when I have the tell. And of course will inform you, my dear readers, when I do so be it twitter or in my future posts.
After some shopping, we went over to this family restaurant for dinner.
You can find other outlets of this restaurant almost everywhere else, too! It's right opposite of Tokyo Dome Theme park!
Park your bicycles here!
So in Jonathan's, you see Anpan-man everywhere! some promotions for this summer I guess.
Pour sauce over Katsu!
Shisamu salad and pork cutlet! The salad is SUPER OISHII!!! If you do go Tokyo and do go to Jonathan's DO GIVE IT A TRY!!!
And this is my beef stew omelette rice! Also very Oishii! The beef stew is really really good!!!
After dinner, I went for a walk near "my" neighbourhood with auntie and auntie Agnes as they wanted to go to that supermarket nearby. Like c'mon! It's like only 8pm plus in Japan which is like 7pm plus in Singapore, you ask me go back to the apartment do what sia~ Plus! There isn't internet at the apartment! So of course I chose to go walk walk with them.
Restaurant nearby when I walked one of the fashion shop nearby.
So I ended up shopping at the drugstore nearby before going back to find my stepmom in the supermarket.
And here's the stuff I bought that day!
Not a lot alright~ Got Dann a yattaman t-shirt from UNIQLO, KATE eyeshadow, Soyjoy bars and bubble hairdye from the drugstore.
Ok. As you can see and I guess many should already know about this hairdye. Yup. Bubble hairdye i call it. So Apparently i bought it and used it like just 1 or 2 days before it's launched in Singapore.
So anyway... here's some tips for anyone that wanna try it out.
No.1... SHAKE THE MIXTURE HARD!!!! Trust me~ Yvonne bought the hairdye on Saturday and told me the instructions stated to shake gently. RUBBISH!!! If you're gonna just shake it gently, you are NOT gonna get foam! You're just gonna get water mixture out of the bottle!
No.2... Make sure your bottle it perpendicular to the floor when you squeeze the bottle. If not, tada! you get water mixture too!
Here's the KATE eyeshadow i boughtand I LOVE IT! I'm sooooo gonna stick to KATE eyeshaodow from now on! It's long-lasting and the colours really show! Even though it's a lower end of Kanebo, the quality is still there! Come everyone! Convert to KATE now!!! haha... Just kidding! but it's really good. Eyeshadow I'm talking about here. And also the makeup base and loose powder! No joke! My makeup stays well on the whole in the hot weather!!! Just imagine I actualy got sunburnt when i went Disneyland and Disneysea but my face didn't get burned at all! Miracle with that makeup base with SPF protection!!!
Ok. I shall stop the "promotion" for KATE products. But~~ Any KATE sponsors?! heehee...
Lastly, here's my nails at the end of day ! in Tokyo. Super sad sia~ But too bad... I didn't bring nail polish removal. So i just have to stick with horrible nails throughout my trip there. And thinking that my nails got worst every single day! Argh~
Ok. That's all for now!
Have a sweet night everyone!