Monday, 30 March 2015

Taking Over Nakameguro. 3.30.15


Hello! I went to Nakameguro because I was supposed to meet with my friends at Ueno but then I was so early for our call time so I just went to Nakameguro first to kind of take photos and stuff and so I did. 


Can I just say that I was amazed on how beautiful the surrounding is. Very beautiful everywhere. It's very wintery looking. 


I took so many selfies like I don't really care. Most of the people here in Japan really don't care what your business is but you know, it's just me. 


Duck. There are so many ducks swimming and it was such nice view. I mean, probably amazing how they feel swimming while the flowers are falling everywhere. 


Vintage looking house. I like the effect of Sakura and the vintage house.  


I took photos of it quite a lot that I think people are wondering why. Or who knows? Is this vintage house a thing? 


Nakameguro Bridge


Nakameguro is probably the best place for Hanami. Hundreds of Sakura trees lined up is just so nice to look at. The river is the ribbon of the gift. Also, when you go early in the morning, you can enjoy its full glory. Minus probably the food. Oh well. 


Nakameguro Hashi 


Lovers in the Bridge 


After walking back and forth (repeat), I searched for a place to eat breakfast because it is still quite early for Ueno and the earliest breakfast place that opens is this. Mokē's. 

  
Iced Caramel Macchiato 


Then I had Mixed Berry Pancake. It was an awesome breakfast. 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Spring is Promising. Sakura 2015


I recently went to Kamoi to give something to an auntie there and last year, when I was here in this place, Sakura is in its full glory, it didn't show up that much this time of the year yet but it's promising. 

  
Sakura is already on its way.


I know it already bloomed at some areas such as Tokyo and stuff but here in Kanagawa, not much. 


I will always appreciate places in Japan like this. Somehow untouched. A place to take a stroll, breathe in fresh air, take a minute of silence from the busy world waiting outside. You know! 


Good to see my shadow is intact. Who sew it? ;) not Wendy. I don't know if I like Wendy actually. Mmmm...


Scenic! But I would appreciate it more if there were colorful flowers. 


Nonetheless, gorgeous. 


Sakura 

  
More Sakura


I'd say 1 week more. Almost there! Can't wait to be back. I don't know. There are a lot of places to see. So little time! 

Selfie

Hello Spring

Ducks

I saw them swimming at first but when I came back and thought of taking a picture, they were already hamging out like this. Moral of the story is to point and shoot. Always. Shoot now delete later. FFS. 


It was a less than an hour visit but I really enjoyed my stay. 


After all that jazz, I went to Sukiya to eat this. Cheese Gyudon is probably my favorite gyudon. Also my mom's favorite. The thing about places like Sukiya is that most of its customers are guys and so I feel kinda awkward eating there alone. Let alone I ordered a size larger than the normal size. I love my life. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

New Camera! | Canon EOS Kiss X7


Hola! I bought a camera. I always wanted this type of camera but I don't really have a use for it and I don't want to spend my money on stuff I don't really need. Much. But now, I was like, eff that! It's not that I asked anyone for money to buy this stuff, right? 


Also hesitant to buy Canon because for some reason, my first ever Digital Camera, Canon, kind of had a defective lens and I was like, if it happened before, it might happen again now. My logic. But then I might actually broke that camera myself so whatevs. 

Canon vs Nikon? I was like, okay here we go again. I was supposed to buy the Nikon D3300 but this Canon I bought is kind of cuter than that Nikon and it's much cheaper. I think. And it's touch screen. I am not a fan of the touch screen feature at first but I was like, mmm...that's kind of nice. Being a newbie, I mean, it's always nice to be able to operate something I know how to operate, right? Cannot focus, huh? Touch the screen out of that crap. Let's be real! My iPhone has been the biggest help for me, blogging wise. 


Hahaha bummer that it didn't have much colors though. It's literally only available in black and white and the white being almost 20000 jyp more expensive. Wag nalang. I think the black is more classic looking anyways. 

Now tell me this is not the cutest DSLR ever? Like, it's so tiny. Which is also one of my concerns because you know, I don't really want some big looking camera. For now. I think. At least I got two lenses. But let's be honest here. I don't even know what they're for. See yah!

Friday, 20 March 2015

My Big Furry Monster

Shiki! I am actually inspired to do this post because I recently saw Tinker Bell's newest sequel, The Legend of the Neverbeast (twice). I was really touched by the movie. I think they should make a movie featuring each one of the pixies. Tink, check! Zarina, check! Fawn, check! You know what I mean? I just love the whole idea of Pixie Hollow. 

I asked mom to send me a picture of Shiki and out of the 20 plus photos that she sent, this is probably the most decent. Mom said Shiks doesn't like the camera much. Just like how Gruff avoided Fawn at first. Speaking of Shiki. I think he's kinda like Gruff in a lot of ways. I do think that he's protecting us in his own mysterious ways. Most of my family members don't get it because he's always barking and always loud but for whatever it is, who knows? Maybe he's actually trying to protect us. I totally get them though. So when I'm home and he would do that, I would instantly go down to his place and calm him down. Okay sometimes I threaten him. When I do that, does he feel betrayed? Poor guy. I hope he understands. He would actually only listen to me. When he sees me, he knows it's time for him to shut up. Which I think is good because if he can't be tamed, my mom probably gave him away already. That I cannot stand. 

Back to the movie. I don't know what I feel about the Scouts. They're kind of too aggresive to be part of Pixie Hollow I think. Because when I think of PH, I imagine Pixie Dust, colors, magic, girly, and stuff. Not bunch of Pixies enforcing peace you know what I mean? I'm not hating (okay maybe a little). I just think that the Scouts are too gruff-y to be part of the whole Pixie Hollow thing. And why don't they have a team in the Pixie Hollow games? Or do they? I don't even know. Can I just say that the parade to his cave made me really cry. The scene where they have flowers, lights, and dandelions on the sidewalk. Too much feels! And the song! The song!! I thought I would be immune to the scene because I thought I already gave it all out when I first watched it (lotsa ugly sobbing and crying) but when I watched it for the second time, it happened again. Probably because I know it would happend to Shiki too. Not very soon though. Shiki only turned three this January and it would still be a long happy journey for us but I know it would happen because that's just how it is. Reality is sad sometimes. 

♡ Anyone who sleeps for 1,000 years deserves a decent bed. And a fluffy pillow.

♡ A spring-filled water bowl that never runs dry.

♡ A night light, so you never have to be scared.

♡ A little fresh air to keep you cool.

♡ And the enduring respect of a grateful Scout.

But you know, even though I feel like that towards them, at the end of the movie, NYX (looks like head scout) thought us all a lesson, didn't she? And that's to be always be respectful and grateful. That I am not really hating. That's all I have to say. See yah!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Raise your Glass


I am a fan of "sours" lately. Basically these are Japanese alcoholic cocktails that are super yummy. Ume sour is probobly my favorite. I don't know. There's just something with ume and myself lately. Should I find a non-alcoholic version of an ume drink, I'm down for it. I'm such a responsible adult that I even told my mom about it. I told her I was drinking it that moment and that it is alcoholic. No reply. Haha


Can we just appreciate this a little bit? I mean, this is serious business. The clouds ringing the mountains looks gorge! Little things like this, ugh! Makes my heart jump, really. Anyways what I really want to do is that I want to talk with you about this. You know I have this crush at work, right? I mean, he's cute but for some reason, without us even talking, my aunties think that I'm like head over heels already. I mean, I'm not that desperate. I don't feel like that towards him you know. I just don't get why they would think of it like that. Some even think that he's my soulmate. Hahaha already? If he really is, then this might be something to laugh about later but you know, I don't think so actually. Is it natural to be that crazy about someone who you haven't even talked to? Is it just me being cold or something? I mean, if this happened in High School, maybe. Even college. But things are different now. This ain't no school to be messing around with feelings and stuff yoy know. I just don't feel like that now. For some reason, I feel more responsible for my feelings. That's probably why things work differently for me. Ciao! 


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Being Lied to Hurts



I haven't necessarily experienced this (recently). But then I actually witnessed how someone was told a lie and how he unveiled the truth by himself. Basically there were three persons telling the lie and then I think he was getting suspicious that doing one act would prove him right and so he did. And boy was he right. 

He then hysterically called us all and basically scolded us. He was really shouting and even cursing at us and I don't usually like this person when he does that for no reason (which he does a lot of times)  but when he did it yesterday, I was actually happy for him. Happy that he was able to let some anger out. Because for once I think he deserves to know the truth. 

But can you imagine? Three people told you a lie and then finding out the truth in less than an hour? That might not hurt as much as finding out you're being lied to for a decade or something but you get what I mean, right? The feeling that at that moment, someone (this time 3) thinks you don't deserve the truth stings. I was not in the position to tell the truth but I do understand why they lied as well. Because you know, if they told the guy the truth, he would actually react the same. But I think that at the end of the day, he would be grateful because he's been told the truth. Awhile ago, it:s as if nothing happened. It's actually awkward because the intensity of his anger yesterday was so intense that I couldn't even. I also think that it would be hard for him to believe what these people would say in the future, Sad.

That's all I have to say really. I mean, I've lied to people, I think. It must have hurt them too. Sorry. 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

White Day 2015

White Day is when guys give chocolates to the girls they like. Since White Day is kind of irrelevant for me, I will make it relevant for myself. I bought myself chocolates! Again, we all know that this is just but an excuse for me to buy and eat chocolates. These are some chocolates that I bought.

 Ghana Black I usually have after meal. I mean, not the whole bar all by myself but like two to three squares of it. It kind of wraps up my meal which is good because it usually means I wouldn't want to eat more. And it also makes me feel like a grown-up. Haha 
I like my chocolates with biscuits. The bamboo shoots choco have been out for as long as I could remember and have really been my favorite ever since. Thanks Demi for introducing it to me! 


But this chocorantan I only discovered recently because of 木下ゆうか but I don't know how I feel about it. It's candied. I actually don't enjoy candied chocolates that much. It's kind of that sharp candy thing that I kind of worried I might hurt actually hurt myself eating it. But I finished eating it in less than 10 minutes. Huh. Other than it's candied, it's actually delicious. 


I don't know if White Day means white chocolate but I honestly don't care as long as I get to eat chocolates, we're all good here, aye? 

Friday, 13 March 2015

Dinner for one

I have been living in Japan for 11 months now. I'm almost used to eating alone which is great but then kinda sad too but that's not the point. Sometimes I just think of it as a blessing because not all people can eat outside.



Yesterday, I went to Tokyo to look for something and I actually planned to eat there but since it's already late, and it's rush hour, almost all the places were full and so I decided to eat at my station's Saizeriya. 



This is what I ended up with. Lately, I've been craving for rice. I tried to avoid eating rice for a while (a week). Then vaguely, I ordered hamburger. Like, before, I used to really like hamburger steaks but then I realize that I am more into the real steak but yeah sometimes it's good to turn back. 


I really enjoyed my meal. See yah! 

Monday, 9 March 2015

New Calbee Potato Chips!


When I saw this at the convenience store, I freaked out a little bit because I don't know. I do love KFC and I do love Calbee chips and I was like, them together? Let's see. 


It says boneless Kentucky and it also says it's crispy and salt flavored. 


I must admit that I was disappointed. I didn't get the chicken taste to it to be honest. It was more of a salt and pepper taste which is not actually a bad thing. It's just that the packaging promised quite a lot (at least for me). 


This I was honestly really nervous to try because I love me some ume but there are times when you kind of predict that it wouldn't go with certain food you know and this time mayo? 


I like dipping salt flavored chips to mayonnaise because you know! Can't get enough of the calories! Haha if you don't know what ume taste like, it is salty and sour at the same time. Yup. 


I like them! Like, I really like them. It has a very subtle ume and mayo flavor to them which makes it very easy to eat if you may. 


Then olive oil potato chips in rich pepper. 


I like the texture of this one. I like thick crunchy chips more than thin ones so I really enjoyed this. The only down side is that the bag only literally contains 1/4 chips. Oh well. Life. 

I actually don't know if these would be part of their permenent line-up whatsoever or if they're just trying things out but I'm glad I got to try these. See yah! 
You can always tell me what you think by leaving a comment! :) And may the odds be ever in your favor.