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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saybons & Din Tai Feng

A non Tokyo post for now. I still have got a few Tokyo posts to upload. Slow. 

Cinnamon crepe with ice cream! 
Latte (a no-no, taste quite bad)
68 Orchard Road #B2-32 Plaza Singapura
BabySis' borthday treat at Din Tai Feng!
Steamed chicken soup SGD$9.50 
I think its my first time trying. Quite light and not too oily.
Still my favourite. Sweet, cripsy, fragrance. 
Crispy golden prawn pancake SGD$9
My first time trying this too, and I tell you its really awesome! If you like vinegar, like me! 

Oriental wantons with vinegar & chilli oil SGD$7.50
Noodle soup with shrimps & pork wantons SGD$9.50
Fried rice with shrimps & eggs SGD$10.80
The must-order Xiao Long Baos. 
Steamed pork dumplings 10 pieces SGD$9.50 (6 pieces SGD$6.80)
Noodle soup with fried pork chop SGD$9.50 
Not a fan of pork (ironic, i love xiao long baos), but i am really not a fan of pork. 
Camwhore while waiting for more food.

Fried rice with fried pork chop
Steamed sesame buns 3 pieces SGD$3.60 (1 piece SGD$1.20) 

Not a fan of sesame either, I couldn't finish 1 bun. Black sesame taste & look like tar *horror*
Thanks Babysis! 
Some Korea clothings!

Tokyo - the 1 hour 20 minutes fireworks display (Odaiba)

The ''event'' I was talking about is .... This fireworks festival in Japan! 
They happen to have one during my stay there, so I planned to head there! Although fireworks are just fireworks, but watching fireworks in another country can be quite cool. The ambience, the people. 

I took a total of 25 videos & 164 pictures on fireworks but I can't seem to open the videos properly on my laptop -_- 
So I am posting pictures first (of course not all of the 164 pictures, you will die)! Wait till I share the video with you.


Many ladies were dressed in Kimonos. 
Rainbow bridge! This bridge is called the Rainbow Bridge because, it changes into rainbow colours at night - effects from the lightings of course. 
As the fireworks is starting soon (7pm, but I had no idea how long will it be), the Rainbow Bridge is white bridge for now. 
As they shot up the first firework, everyone squeal in joy! wtf, everybody. No pushing, no scolding people, no shouting at people to move. Everybody is enjoying the fireworks in sweat.

I forgot what is this. Ultraman? 
I only remembered there is flower, dragonfly, butterfly, dog, planets, and never-ending fireworks.

And I don't know what is this. 

Dog! I don't believe it at first, so they made more dogs. 
Then the Japanese go ''kawaiiiiiiii~~~~!!''

Although everything is amazing, I had to say this is the one that almost made me teared! Too beautiful. This picture cannot show/explan how beautiful it is. But is is totally beautiful. 
They shot a really high fireworks into the sky, into the smoke left behind by the previous ones, then it ''booomed'' into fireworks , you can only see half of it, and half is ''inside'' the smoke. WTF i totally don't understand my description. 
See see. Nevermind it is really beautiful. 
かわいい!            ビューティフル!

Ok, thats all! Must go & see for yourself. 
What I have lugged back earlier on (most of them from skytree)
Lots of bananas, masks for friends, cute redbean pancake, hellokitty snacks and most importantly, MEDICINE. fml
Crazy over bananas? 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tokyo - SkyTree & Odaiba

Hardworking me again! :D 
Taken from Wikipedia - Introduction! This picture may not show how tall it is. But it is gigantically tall! 
''Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー Tōkyō Sukaitsurī?) is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010[2] and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it thetallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower,[3][4] and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa (829.84 m/2,723 ft).[5]''

Shopping mall below the SkyTree.
KFC. Grandpa, why you drink beer!

All the world's tallest buildings here on this chart, then I took a turn and got a shock of my life.
wtf the queue to Skytree. o.o

and this is not all... this is not all. To be continued below...
tadah!!! WTF. I was, jaw dropped from the airconditioned area to this outdoor area. 
Hello I have fainted, bye I am going to shop and give up on going up to the tall tall Skytree.
Hokkaido Milk ice cream to cheer myself up LOL. Y$360 SGD$5.72
Really yummy! I have not taste any bad icecream here either.
Walked around, exploring exploring and found this carpark, not for cars but its for bicycles. Amazing. You can see a lot of bicycles there. So I sneaked a shot right behind the staff. :X

I went around looking for Tokyo Banana. I SPECIALLY came here to buy Tokyo bananas ... because only Tokyo Skytree has that LIMITED EDITION LEOPARD PRINTS Tokyo Bananas. 

And since I came here specially for Tokyo Bananas...
Self shot & I couldn't even take a proper one, and I almost drowned. 
Leopard prints Tokyo Banana (a box of 8) cost Y$1050 SGD$16.70.
The shop is bustling with business. Japanese sales staff will greet the customers warmly, and so, imagine the noise in the shop. Worse than a fish market. Not only the service is warm, the shop is also warm.
Y$15000 triangle watermelon! SGD$238.51.
I don't know if there are people who buy such expensive fruits. 
I can't even.
Looks too yummy.

Skytree is a total crowded place.
Nana's Green Tea!!! 
Hot Matcha with Chocolate Sauce Y$550 SGD$8.75
Soft serve with shiratama, azuki beans, jelly. Y$600 SGD$9.54
Matcha soda Y$450 SGD$7.16
Toilet cubicle: Clean & child friendly.
Camwhore a bit so here is one, in case you miss me.
Note the lady in Kimono on the left. You will see more of such on weekends or special events/holidays. BUt today, there are exceptionally a lot more due to something! (Look out for next post)

Taking a train back to the hotel because the bananas are real heavy! o.O 
Ice cream vending machine on the platform of the train station!  
I am real full, bloated.. but I want to buy, for the fun of it, and also I would love to eat something in the train station/on trains. (Sound really like a deprived-of-eating-in-trains kind of person)
I am thankful that we can eat & drink on trains, but I seldom see people doing that. So I can eat my medicine while I was on the way to the next location. And thank you Japan, although you did not ban people from eating in the train compounds, there is no litter at all, no staining of cushioned train seats. Nothing. 

You put my country to shame. Or ratgher, you put the people here (from anywhere, everywhere) to shame.
I think this is Strawberry Cheesecake Y$120 SGD$1.91
YUMZZ!!! It just taste better.

Put the shopping stuff back at the hotel and went out again! No time to waste when you are on a holiday.(even that I am not well)
Ebi burger that someone on my instagram commented that I have to try!
I tried & I did not regret. It is indeed DELISH.
5pm: The crowd at the train station.

Not any other ordinary day or station. (look out for next post!)
Ferris wheel!

Kawaii Paradise! (Spot another lady in kimono on the right!)
Spot the huge Hello Kitty in the centre!
I am at Hello Kitty Paradise! Everything too Kittish!! 

Cafe. I was really too full, if not you will see many Kittish food! 
Everything too pink.

Even mineral waterbottles are so cute! Now i regret not buying!
Wishes :)

Hello Kitty show in Japanese of course! 

Kitty asked the audience to join her dance! 
Kitty really has no mouth to speak, so she has an assistant to help her :D
And these girls are really crazy about Hello Kitty.
Little girl joins in! (spot the little boy with bag)
The little boy dropped his bag, and joined in!

Candy dispenser. Too cute please. 

Din Din! Ordered our ramen through the vending machine! 
Kukai Ajitama Soba Y$830 SGD$13.20
Noodles served with boiled taste egg in salt-based broth or soy-based broth. 
I chose soy-based :D
Aji-tama Tonkotsu Ramen Y$880 SGD$13.99
Boiled egg hog bone chinese style noodles
My favourite egg! And I had 2! *loves* thank you thank you! 

Next up!