Blogging this on our last night in Tokyo! I'm done with my packing; winter wear is so bulky but I managed to close my suitcase without even using the extension! #victorykid.jpg
Alaric & I are coming back with over 10 stuffed toys though -_- of which 8 are the big kind. They're taking up 3 whole hand-carrys of their own. #dafuq
And the worst is that only 2 are mine.
So anyway on Day 1 (the day we reached), we simply headed out to Shinjuku to get dinner. Our hotel has a pretty good location because we're really near a metro station, which is only 2 stops away from Shinjuku. Had Japanese curry that night!
The Japanese love umbrellas O.O Umbrellas sell everywhere & even the hipster/punk guys carry them hahaha. And I notice they all love the transparent one!
I love the transparent umbrella too & my mom has had one for years (like for as long as I can remember, so 10+ years) but it's the non-foldable kind so you can't put it into your bag. SAME AS THE ONES THE JAPANESE USE. They literally walk around with the long, unfoldable umbrella in their hands! What dedication.
Tokyo has lots of Italian & Indian (North) restaurants/cuisine!
Snowing but impossible to capture it.
Curry for dinner:
This restaurant has a Japanese curry for EVERYTHING! Aside from your usual pork/chicken cutlet (I always get chicken) they have shrimp, calamari... even veggie!
And you can select your rice + spiciness level!
This place, has AWESOME curry by the way! It seems that it's a chain & it's also 24hours!
The place is very no-frills; almost like fast food but the food is really good! And at least they have English menus so ordering is much easier.
We actually went back twice in our 8 days just to eat their curry! Would like some now :(
We bought back one of their instant curry mixes to try. Probably the only food I'll miss from Tokyo; the rest I feel that I can get the same quality (if not better) & greater variety in Singapore because I already know where to find what.
While Tokyo has good food, the annoying thing is that they all specialise in one thing, e.g. Japanese curry, ramen, sushi etc... You can't even enter a sushi restaurant & hope for sashimi (although the ingredients are the same lol). They serve ONLY sushi, in which the choices are already very limited (like 20 options). This basically means both you & your friend(s) have to want to eat the same thing!
In that case I'd rather go to Sakae Sushi & be able to eat both udon & sushi :(
Shop selling ONLY cigarettes!
HAHAHAHAHA, Mr Kentucky, why you look so funny?
No this is not a random photo. This is literally the poster at a KFC outlet hahaha.
The Japanese also love strawberries! They have so many strawberry-related desserts & they are all very pretty & look super yummy! But... they are damn expensive :(
The above small strawberry shortcake costs S$8.50... I've even seen some selling at S$15/slice! As much as I wanted to try one, I can't bear to pay S$9 for a small piece because their portions are even smaller than those in Singapore.
Anyway today I found one selling at 400+ yen! Omg so happy. And it turned out really yummy!
Oh yeah they also like to RANK their products hahaha.
You'll see many shops doing this (food/clothes), highlighting their top 3 bestsellers.
Bought a Japanese magazine because I know they're pretty famous (like ViVi) so I wanted to see what one is like! I didn't see ViVi selling so I got this one; all their mags come with a free gift & this looked the best lol.
I also (primarily) picked this because I saw the photo had a Chanel powder/case/makeup of some sort, so I thought maybe it came with a small sample. It didn't. T_T
I love these kind of floaty-floaty warm photos!
But one thing... the Japanese models all look the same. The 3 girls above are 3 different girls & in this photo it's already more obvious. When I first flipped I thought it was the same model used a few times.
Another thing... I love the pictures & styling but... it seems a bit blogshop-ish? The way each page is spammed with one pose of each outfit with a simple studio background... looking at these pictures I think some of the Singaporean blogshop models could easily copy the poses & look similar!
But well I guess it's just different from the conventional magazine spreads!
And at least their outfits are wearable, not weird ones done according to the shoot theme.
Random peach tea I got from the minimart. Sucked :(
Tried apple tea from another brand, also sucked. Got an orange juice thing another day, also very average. Bottomline, not a fan of the Japanese drinks!
Oh but they serve Oolong tea at a lot of places though!
Haha found it strange because it seems so Chinese to me.
Kind of sad to leave Japan but I'm sick of the cold & dryness!
And I miss Singaporean food/variety! :)
Wanted prata & spaghetti & longan-ice the other day (still do).
I'll be back 24th Feb but my place actually touches down after midnight so... it'll technically be 25th Feb.
See you guys!