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Saturday, April 23, 2005
♠ 4/23/2005 06:20:00 PM
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46 things(yesh..46 :)~!!!) i learnt during my Japan's trip =):

1. Japan's time is one hour earlier than Singapore's time

2. 1000 Yen is approximately SING $16

3. The starting meter fare of Japan's taxi is SING $10.50 whereas Sing's is $2.40

4. The midnight charge is TRIPLEEEE (eg. 1000 Yen + midnight charge
= 3000 Yen..Sing's : S$16 + midnight charge = S$24)

5. The midnight charge starts from Japan's 10.30PM (Sing's 9.30PM)

6. A 10 minutes taxi's ride costs around SING $30

7. The taxi's charge of each trip to the airport is 19 000 Yen / SING $304
(regardless of the distance but must be within Tokyo)

8. Credit card payment is accepted by the taxis' drivers

9. Taxi drivers are required to wear white gloves while working

10. Mount Fuji is a "live" volcano

11. Mount Fuji last erupted was 300 years ago

12. To define a "dead" volcano..it must not have any eruptions for 10 000 years

13. The second largest city in Japan is Yokohama (the first being Tokyo) and not
Osaka

14. It used to be Osaka though

15. There is no Haagen Daz in Japan due to some conflicts

16. Biotherm is one of the brands under L'oreal management

17. 1 out of 5 people wear masks when going out

18. One sweetcorn in Japan costs SING $6.50 whereas in Sing..it costs only $1

19. One stick of hotdog in Japan costs $4 whereas in Sing..it costs only $1

20. Japanese are protective of their environment

21. Japanese youngsters nowadays are not as polite as thier elders

22. All Japanese women put on make-up (i didn't see anyone without mascara)

23. Hence..most Japanese ladies look the same to me

24. Some guys even apply thick coats of mascara

25. Most retail assistants are very friendly and enthusiatic in welcoming customers

26. Japanese are VERY helpful

27. Some Japanese bring luggages to shop (took out wallet from it and stuff their
shopping bags into it)

28. Some even bring their pets to shop too

29. Whenever there is a new series of clothes being launched,many people will start
queing outside the shops days before
it officially launched

30. All of the working men i saw wear black suits (no other colours except black)

31. 4 out of 5 Japanese ladies have at least one branded item on them

32. The cost of the branded item (such as LV/Dior/Burberry/YSL) in Japan is DOUBLE
the price
of a similar item sold in Singapore

33. Burberry Blue Label is only available in Japan and London

34. One of Japan's famous fashion brand "Rose Fan Fan" is jointly opened by a
Japanese and a china woman who happens to be my cousin's friend

35 Japan's boutiques earn 100% profit for each piece of clothing in order to afford
the expensive rent

36. I only saw ONE Japanese girl (out of my five days there) wearing specs

37. Most of Japan's department stores and shops close at SING time 7pm

38. Japanese do not accept money placed on the counter table,they only accept when
you place them on the small tray that they provide

39. There are 105 Yen sushi shops,they serve all kinds of sushi

40. There are 24 hours La Mian eateries

41. Japanese do not like people taking pictures of their shops

42. The lifespan of Sakuras is only ten days

43. Sakuras originated in Korea and not Japan

44. The largest zebra crossing i came across in Japan is SIX times the size of the
general zebra crossing in Singapore

45. Japan's GST is also 5%

46. There is a navigation road map system in each Taxi to guide the drivers when they are clueless


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Hee..we reached the airport at ard 9.40pm..whoa..most of the people in our tour group had already arrived and gathered..hiaz..didn’t spot any shuai ge in the group..

Sulked my way up to the foodcourt to grab some bites..and soon..we bade farewell to my father..

Shopped around the duty free shops..finally sampled Curious perfume..wasn’t as nice as I expected to be..hence I did not purchase it..

Mum wanna buy me a watch cause I forgot to bring mine..wanna buy a Guess watch but she said “too ah huey” (-.-)..she has to like the watch before she will buy for me..hiaz

Aaahhh..and we shopped till we forgot the time..chionged our way to the boarding gate..hahaha

Whoa..two Japanese ladies were sitting beside me..OHMY..they can REALLY SLEEP..haha..before the plane departs..they had already sleep..and the stewardess have to wake them up so many times to ask them to fasten their seatbelts..hahahaha..

And not only that..when the stewardess served us snacks..towels..toothbrush..socks..headsets and our breakfast that time..they were still sleeping~!!!!haha..the “ohmy..wat shld I do” look on the stewardess’ faces are so funny~!!!!

And now I am going to praise how GREAT Singapore Airlines is =))~!!!!

Hee..their inflight services.”Krisworld” is simply fabulous~!!!!they offered so many movies for our entertainment..movies like “The Aviator”..”Alexander”..”The Incredibles” and many more..and not only movies for us to choose..there are discovery and travel programmes ..tv serials and sitcoms..how to finish all in just 7 hours??

And for the audio section..they have radio broadcast..with S.H.E as the djs(pre-recorded)..all kinds of music channels to choose from (pop..R&B..Soul)..the best thing was..they offered many music albums for you to choose..they have Jay Chou..S.H.E..5566..Britney Spears..Joss Stone..Avril..Ashlee Simpson..Fei Yu Qing..Teresa Teng and many more..and they are all the latest editions~!!!!

And you get to choose the tracks you want to listen and create your own playlist..so cool huh~!!!!!

7 hours of flying just whizzed past so fast~!!!!I din even get to watch a single movie..all I did was to listen to jay..david tao..britney songs..haha..

and all the two Japanese ladies did most of the time were sleeping~!!!!HAHAHA..


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reached Narita airport at ard Japan’s 7.15am..and..OHMYYY..our tour guide is quite a hunkie~!!!!!!he has a really good build..tanned skin..and an adidas lover..aaaahhh…he looks like:

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YESH..aaaahhh…and he is single..haha..and he is called Ken..haha

BUT~!!!!someone else snatch the limelight away from him~!!!!hahaha..

Yesh~!!!I saw a yandao in my group~!!!!haha..he is much more good-looking than the tour guide..my attention now all diverted towards him..haha..but den..on the third day..he did something that made me have a very bad impression of him..urgghh..

Walked quite a distance to our tour bus..and haha..we were the last to board..the only available seats are just behind the yandao~!!!hahaha..

Headed to dis hotel for our breakfast..aaahhh..so qiao~!!!!My Mum and I stayed at the hotel before..hee..i still rmb it was after our Disneyland trip and the first time my sis talked to Andre..aaahhh

And before we left..dis waiter smiled at me~!!!!haha..he is so cute~!!!!so friendly~!!!!

Hee..after breakfast..our city tour in Tokyo starts~!!!!

Our first destination is :

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Hee..dis is where our anticipated Sakuras’viewing experience starts~!!!!!dis park offers 1000 different varaties of Sakuras..and the tour guide told us they are only 60% full bloom today..whoa..

Hee..upon entering the park..der is dis mascot there welcoming us~!!!!

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And our Sakuras journey begins..

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And we went up to a temple uphill..we bathed Buddha..and pray to Buddhist Goddess of Mercy..

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bathing Buddha :)~

And we get to drink free green tea..very nice~!!!

Saw another temple there..

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saw the wooden ladle?you are suposed to use it and scoop the water and wash your mouth and hands as a form of washing away the impurities..

We saw many blue mats lying around..

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the tour guide told us most people will place blue mats there as a form of booking the space for a picnic party under the blooming trees..saw many people already gathering there..hee..we saw dis group of ard 12 elderlys sitting on small stools..chatting and eating away..and dis group of 3 Japanese working men sitting down and eating pickles..they even offered us their pickles~!!!!hahaha..and some people really dressed up for such picnic gatherings..i saw many ladies dressed in stylo clothes..put on thick make-up..styled their hair..and carrying foods and mats..haha..

Is just so heartwarming and pleasing to see people of all different age groups gathering together under the cherry blossoms trees..laughing away and sharing all kinds of food with each other..viewing the trees together..they seem so relaxed..so trouble-free..

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aawwwwhhhh..

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close-up view of the beautiful Sakuras:

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Pics i took wif my handphone:

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Soon..30 minutes is up..and we proceed to dis shopping street just across the road..

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oohhh..i tried Beard Papa..it tastes better than the ones in Singapore though..gee

Roamed around the shops..mainly selling snacks..shoes..clothes..and I saw the shop “Claire’s” (hee..dis shop is very famous in Japan..it has many outlets..they sell very girly stuff <3)~!!!!!!!aaaaahhhhh..SO HAPPY~!!!!!

Due to time constraint..i only bought one hibiscus ribbon from there..#%^?%^^%^^%^&

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And we saw some boots selling at SING$ 300 plus..*faints*..

Next..we proceed to dis restaurant for our lunch..hmm..actually the tempuras in Japan taste the same as those in Singapore..

We headed to our next destination: the famous cultural landmark Asakusa Kannon Temple~!!!!

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Whoa..we saw a big paper lantern at the Kaminarimon Gate which marks this temple~!!!!

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We walked past the long narrow Nakamise Avenue which has many souvenir shops~!!!!aahhh..shopping time~!!!!hee..but first..we made our way to the five-story pagoda and the Main Hall for our praying =))~!!!!

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We saw a bronze incense burner just in front of the Main Hall..

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we waved the incense smoke over our bodies to either cure our illness or to be blessed with good health..and my Mum waved smoke to her bag coz it will bless you with wealth too~!!!!

Next..we went to the fountain nearby which has many ladles..we used them to scoop the fountain water and wash our hands with it..it is a MUST for us to do before we enter the Main Hall..coz it will wash away our impurities..

And we oso bought some incense to burn..hee..their incense is very different from the ones we bought in Singapore’s temples..

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Hee..went up to the Main Hall after that..

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and we threw in coins into dis big area to make our wishes..i threw two coins..so I made two wishes~!!!!hee..

Upon stepping into the Main Hall inside..we saw the Goddess of Mercy and we threw in coins too to offer our prayers..hee..

And there are many divination lots stands nearby..you deposit a 100 Yen coin inside a metal box..and shake a metal container and a stick will fall out..you check the number..and right in front of you..there are many small drawers labelled with numbers..open the drawer of your number and take a slip of paper inside..hee

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hahaha..i noe i drew till very ugly..but dis is a sketch of how does the cupboard with the small drawers look like..

I got one divination lot..hee..and is VERY ACCURATE~!!!!!

After offering our prayers..we went down to the Nakamise Avenue to shop..

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the exit of the Pagoda..

and i saw dis interesting dog..haha..so pampered arz..dun need to walk..the owner just pushed it around..

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hee..Nakamise Avenue sell lotsa diff kinds of food..Japanese dolls’ keychains..fans..lanterns..thee are many shops there but actually they sell around the same things..so you see the same kind of things over and over again..hee..

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the view outside of Asakusa Kannon Temple:

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Next..we went to Palette Town~!!!!it is another mega-shopping complex~!!!!and it has a 115 m ferris wheel ..Mega Web and Venus Fort(my favourite~!!!)..

Mega Web is a Toyota showroom..and is the largest Toyota cars exhibition fair in Japan~!!!hee..

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Aren’t those cars cool??!!!!and you can even get into the car and experienced the feeling of driving them..the cars are all so posh..and their leather seats so comfy..the interior of the cars are big too..really feel like a tai tai when inside wor..

wanna take more pics of more cars..but my camera's battery low..

the tall tower is the landmark of Palette Town:

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Next on..we headed to Venus Fort~!!!

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WOW WOW WOW~!!!!!Venus Fort is the MOST BEAUTIFUL shopping center I ever came across~!!!!!this mall is fashioned in the 18th century European town style.. and when you stepped inside there..you feel as if you are shopping in Rome~!!!!I was so awestruck by its beauty..it brings new meaning to the word “shopping”..

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yesh..they have a Barbie shop~!!!!

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and look at dis beautiful fountain..

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i was so reluctant to leave this place =((..

Next..we proceed to Ginza~!!!!!!!for SHOPPING~!!!!!!haha..Ginza is Japan’s most expensive shopping district..all the branded shops are found there..

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The first stop we went is the Burberry coz my Mum wanan buy Burberry Blue Label stuff..

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While I just walked around Ginza..scouting for Dior..hee..

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Went into dis Adidas sbop..and I got this free phamplet:

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Is to inform you of a new outlet opening soon..hee..isn’t the phamplet cool~??!!!

Hee..and check out dis café~!!!!!

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WOW~!!!!!isn’t it grand and classy~!!!!is like dining in a posh Victorian styled café..dining like a queen..hee..

Walked around for 2 hours..

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all the things der are too expensive for me to buy..so I left there empty-handed..haha..

And I almost got knocked down by a van while on my way back (-.-)..*phew*..

Soon..is time for us to check in at Shinjuku Washington Hotel..hee..but before reaching der..we drove pass the Imperial palace..not much to see since is dark..and I onli saw trees and river..aniwae..i saw the Imperial palace during my second Japan trip..our hotel den was just located beside the Palace..and my sisters and I are the luckiest~!!!!coz we got the room which we can just see the Imperial Palace near us :

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the circled building is the Imperial Palace(taken during 2003)

The reason why there is a river in front of the palace is because in the older days..the river will prevent any enemies to climb into the Palace and attack the Emperor..they will be killed once they were spotted swimming across the river..hee

Shinjuku Washington Hotel’s rooms are the smallest hotel rooms I ever come across~!!!!but..is very cosy~!!!!!hee..the bed is very comfy..

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Is onli Japan’s 8 plus when we checked in..the night is still young baby..haha..so we all decided to go explore Shinjuku..visit their “red light district”~!!!!!

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saw many young pimps..quite shuai wor..tanned tanned de..spiked hair de..

But because we forgot to bring the international adapter..we din really have the mood to explore coz we tried many shops..but one of them sell that..urgghh..no IA..cannot charge my camera..cannot take pics..wa wa wa..

Walked around and saw many working adults..and the trains are so packed~!!!!all I saw was black and black and black people..i mean people in black suits..weird arz..the trains onli seem to be exclusive to those wearing black suits..

And dis is oso where I saw the biggest zebra crossing~!!!!haha..and you may tink such a big zebra crossing..only maybe one quarter is being “used up”??hee..noppie..the whole stretch of the crossing is fully “used up”..yesh..imagine many people were just crossing the road..so crowded sia..

And we saw dis big store..dis store practically sells everything under the sun~!!!!

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batteries..soft toys..uniforms (I saw sailormoon costumes too)..clothes..electronics..CDS..VCDS..luggaes..household appliances..Disney stuff..hair accessories..you name it..they have it..and yesh~!!!!we name the international adapter..they have it~!!!!hurray~!!!!

This store has 9 storeys..opens till Sing time 3am..and is so packed with goods..you can only walk in a line..you can’t walk in pairs..even if you walk alone..you have to be careful of not knocking things down..they really bu fang guo every single space..

And I was so amazed and excited at the large range of Disney stuff they sell..bought many Disney mirrors and handphone accessories from there..

And ooohhhh..something funny happened..

From afar..i saw these weird looking but pretty nice things..coz they are in bright colours..and I saw two Japanese guys holding them and admiring them..so I went up wanting to take a closer look..the moment they saw me..they quickly put down and walked away..”aye.how come they so weird de”..

Nvm..i continued admiring the object..and my Auntie saw me..and told me they are vibrators~!!!!!!wah piangz..i exclaimed and kept on laughing..and the two Japanese guys suddenly popped out and laughed too..they were laughing at me lolx..somemore laughed until so loud and for so long (-.-)..

Okie..after shopping..is time for our supper..hahaha..went to this 24 hours La Mian store..ordered Guo Ties..yuppie..their guo ties around the same taste as our local ones..hmm..had a very delicious supper..
It was oredi Japan’s 1am plus..time to walk back to our hotel..but aahhh..we got lost halfwae..and we saw dis group of guys..my Mum sae..”quick..go ask those shuai ges for help”..hahaha..

Only got one shuai ge..the rest are uncles (hey..it rhymes)..the shuai ge is young and really SHUAI~!!!!aawwwhhh..i kept on gazing at him..and we had eye contact~!!!!kena “electrocuted” by him manz..really bei dian dao sia..den I paiseh tuend my head away..hahaha..

Hmm..but he was clueless so he walked away..leaving dis uncle to guide us..but the uncle very nice..even took us to the other end to guide us how to walk from there..haha..his other friends just leave him alone wif us..hahahaha..

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Shinjuku Washington Hotel is the most unique hotel manz..not only the rooms are the smallest I had seen..even for their breakfast..you have to wake up early to queue for it..urgghh..by the time I was ready..so many people queing ler..and there is dis group of guys..quite good-looking waiting too..den I paiseh to queue beside them..oso quite pek chek dat haf to queue up for breakfast..so went down to the family mart to buy my breakfast..haha..saw one of my tour mate buying breakfast too..

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my breakfast..haha

Hee..today is just a free and easy day~!!!!We were brought to Harajuku~!!!!!another shopping paradise~!!!!!Japan’s youngsters favourite hangout~!!!!

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look at their dressings..hee

Lunch were on our own expenses..but neither of us wanna take a break from shopping to eat lunch..so we just settled on crepes..eat it while you shop..haha..their crepes are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YUMMYLICIOUS~!!!!!!!!!SO NICE~!!!!!!..their crepes are so big and wrapped with so many fillings..they have ice-cream + bananas + cheesecake all wrapped up together in one crepe~!!!!

Hee..in order to make full good use of the time..i decide to shop alone..and I saw Claire’s~!!!!!’s~!!!!!so happy to see the shop der~!!!!finally can take my own sweet time to shop in there..their hair accessories are so nice~!!!!got roses..hibiscus..all sorts of flowers patterns..and pinky pinky stuff..tiaras..earrings..aaahhhh…all so pretty~!!!I spent around SING $155 in just 15 minutes..haha..din expect all the accessories to cost so much..haha

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one of the clips i bought..so nice rite..haha

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And next..i went into dis shop selling handphone accessories..wow..saw many beautiful ones..and I just took dem one by one..after taking wat I like..is time for me to pay up..

And I turned around..WAHHHHHHHHH SEHHHHHHH~!!!!!I kena “electrocuted” again~!!!!!dis time..is far more powerful,,the most powerful of all~!!!!!I was so stunned and I really stunned till I opened my mouth wide..and stood there speechless for some time..imagine the “voltage” that the cashier guy emitted to me manz~!!!!

I tell you..the cashier guy is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HANDSOME~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!is the most yandao guy I ever came across during my stay der…haha..the guy even put thick layers of mascara wor..heee..
To be more precise of how shuai he is..to me..i tink he is even more good-looking than hideaki takizawa..

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See???hidaki oredi so handsome..just just imagine how handsome the cashier boy is..wooooooo..

And no..i did not go up to the counter and pay..coz why??I was so shy..scared I malu myself when paying up..coz I always seem to have some problems when paying up..so..i quickly put back the stuff.and quickly walked out..still can’t believe my eyes manz..

Okie..cannot waste time ler..continue my shopping..saw many Disney stuff..and I was so happy when I finally saw the mickey and Minnie mouse earrings dat I always wanted..hee..bought Winnie the pooh and tinkerbell earrings and dis playboy hat:

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Soon..is time for me to meet up wif my Mum and cousin to go other places..but damn it..i still haven shopped finish..still got so many shops ahead for me to go explore..

Den on my way back..dis Japanese guy approached me~!!!!!!hahaha..but I dunnoe wat he wants from me though..all I did was to smile back at him..and chionged to meet my Mum…

Next shopping place I went to is The Kiddy Land~!!!!their Kiddy Land very big wor..got like 6 storeys..~!!!and the things they sell is very diff from that in Singapore..coz they sell mainly Disney stuff~!!!!haha..

And they had dis promotion going on..for every 500 yen you spent..you get a free stamp on dis kiddy land’s card..once you collected ten stamps..you get a free gift..whoa..and I got nine stamps..left one more..and left onli 5 minutes to shop..urrgghh..quickly grabbed a baby Minnie softie..and yeah~!!!!I got the free gift:

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WOOOO..and i saw my favourite brand Samantha Thavasa's big advertising board~!!!!

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isn't it a nice shot of the board from dis angle??

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yesh..dis is their new outlet..hee

Met up wif my Mum and cousin again to proceed to Burberry Blue Label shop which is quite a distance away..Burberry Blue Label is the sister brand of Burberry..haha..machiam siblings..haha..

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AAAHHH..ALBAROSA SHOP~!!!!!!!!!

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these two ladies very chio wor..but din get to snap their faces..hahahaha

we can’t find the shop after some time..decide to ask dis Japanese lady..and I realized they dun pronounce Burberry as how we pronounced..our pronounciation is :”Bur- BEAR- RY”..theirs is “Bur- BAR –RY..”.haha..so weird rite..dat’s why she had some problems understanding us..

Finally..found the shoP~!!!

Eeeeee…I dun like the design of the Blue Label..very plain..doesn’t even look like some kind of branded items..but strangely my Mum loves it..spent a helluva time in der..Burberry items are much nicer den theirs wor..in the end..my Mum bought 4 bags for her friends..while she got these for herself:

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Den is my turn next~!!!asked them to accompany me to Dior~!!!!haha..still got dis “bouncer” outside welcoming you wor..urggh..checked the price of the pink dior wallet I had..it costs SING $680 der..while I onli bought mine for $350..wat a big difference..

On our way back to the tour bus..i saw many Japanese ladies carrying branded stuff..some wif the multicoloure LV monogram bag..some wif Gucci..and I saw dis lady~!!!wow~!!!chanel earrings..chanel choker..chanel bracelt..chanel big bag..chanel clothes..~!!!!!chanel lady sia~!!!!

Okie..the start of a 2 and half hours bus ride to Hakone where Mount Fuji is~!!!!

The tour guide said we can see the whole view of Mount Fuji in front of us in our hotel (New Century Kawaguchi) in the morning..whoa..dat will be so amazing..

We have to wear Yukata for our dinner..if you dun wear..no dinner for you..haha..imagine eating the Japanese dinner..and the natural cool air blew in from the window..haha..shiok..

And next program is going for the hotspring..i din went coz tried before ler..and hahaha..someone in my group..felt dizzy when coming out of the hotspring..and slipped and hurt his leg..heard dat much blood was oozing out and he was sent to the hospital after that..hee..so poor thing..hee

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Good morning~!!!!my Mum was doing her exercise and asked me to look at the magnificent view outside~!!!!!

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ISN’T IT AMAZING??SPECTACULAR??aaawwwwhhh..can’t really find the exact words to describe the breathtaking view and how I feel..my Mum said is such a great experience yi bian exercise..yi bian look at Mount Fuji..seriously..dis Mount Fuji view is much better than the one I had years ago..is just soooo magical..

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After breakfast..we proceed for the most beautiful mountain..Mount Fuji~!!!hee..went to stop at the first station to take pictures of Mount Fuji..the view is just great..even better than the one we saw in our hotel…dat is the greatest spot to take the best pictures of Mount Fujii..

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And we head on to the fourth station..oohhh..we saw deer on our wae der too..haha..the tour guide said..”he specially asked the deer to appear der” (-.-)..the view of fourth station..i tink pictures speak a thousand words..hee

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Lunch was next..and the restaurant have a mini mart der..bought Hello Kitty biscuits der..

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and dis is oso when I saw my displeasure to the shuai ge in my group..hoho..coz I was choosing the biscuits..and he was just beside me..i turned and “diao” at him..and walked away..hmm..

The lake in front of the restaurant:

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And now we are heading back to Tokyo~!!!!

The scenery of Tokyo buildings..took these pics on the bus..

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checked in at the same Shinjuku Washington Hotel..and after dat..it was shopping time again~!!!!!the tour guide asked us to choose between Takashimaya or Shinjuku shopping streets..since TAKA close at Jaoan 8pm..and left only one hour and a half to shop..we opt for the latter..

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First shop we went is the Sanrio store..haha..and oohhhh..i saw dis very cute bus..

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A HELLO KITTY BUS~!!!!!!!

Shopped around and went to the underground shopping center..nothing much der though…and we went to dis department store "IOIO”..and I saw Samantha Vega bags~!!!!!!!!but I still prefer my Dior bag..so just bought a SV keychain..hee

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Wanted to go to dis shop called “three Minutes”..haha..yesh..wat a weird name..but can’t find it..so asked dis guy working in a watch shop for help..he was clueless so he asked his colleagues for help..another shuai ge wor..thye oso dunnoe..so wat ddi they do??

Nope..they never give up..instead..they went online to help us check the location of the shop..and print out the map for us~!!!!but..erm..we still dun understand..but appreciate their effort greatly..and oohhh..they thanked us in Chinese..”xie xie”..even though I dun understand why must they thanked us instead..

Found the shop finally..and nothing der interests me..so I waited outside for my Muma and cousin..aye..realized they took such along time to shop..went inside to find them..they are gone~!!!!!shit..i walked around..trying to find them..oh oh..no sight of dem..went back to wait for them..still no sight..urghh..forget it..i just went to shop on my own..dun wanna waste my time..luckily I am street smart..i know how to get back to the hotel..haha..

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Finally went to the shop which closes at Japan 4am..and bought my desired Mickey and Minnie mouse rhinestoned tee shirts..so happy~!!!!I have been wanting these shirts for such a long time..finally I have dem~!!!!the Mickey and Minnie are decorated using rhinestones wor..so shiny..haha

and bought dis Disney Princess calender board:

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And just when I was about to head back to the hotel..someone shouted for me..haha..yesh..is my Mum~!!!!hahaha..they waited for me outside the shopping centre for an hour..why i din see them?coz they were in the changing rooms~!!

we went for our supper at dis famous La Mian store which the guide recommended us..you can spot the shop easily..coz they have their trademark Pig statue in front of their store..yesh..unlike the normal la mian..they used the pig bones to cook the la mian soup..so it taste very different from the normal la mian..and you can add lotsa sesame seeds to the soup..even nicer~!!!!and we saw dis Chinese unlce der..and he helped us order..and told us we very smart to come and eat at dis store..hee..

I will give a 5 out of 5 rating for the la mian..it is just so fabulous wor..those going Japan..die die must go try~!!!!

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Hiazz..it is the last day in Tokyo ler..*sighs*..so sad can =((~!!!!!our day is free at leisure till around Japan’s 3pm..hee..and how could one miss going to Shibuya if you are in Tokyo rite??!!!

Tada~!!!!we took a cab to Shibuya 109~!!!!!It is a collection of shops catering to Japanese youths' unique taste in fashion..you can find all those famous domestic fashion brands der such as Pinky Girls..Cecil Mcbee..Rose Fan Fan..etc..

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hee..too gan jiong to go shopping..so just took the pic without realising i left out the word "S"..haha

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Just right..when we reached..they just opened..

took the Shibuya guide to help me along:

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eee..wat an ugly guide leaflet..

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My Mum went to cut her hair at dis Excel Salon..they service very good..three hairstylist squatted down around my Mum and aksed her wat kidn of styles she want..whoa..great service arz…

While I went to chiong at those shops..Coco Lulu’s retail assistants very stylo sia..dressed so wildly..and yet very friendly in recommending you their latest clothes..thye kept smiling and shouting “welcome..thank you” in Japanese..

Went to ELLES~!!!a shop which sells bags~!!!Adidas..Puma..Converse..dis shop is highly recommended in those Japanese magazines wor..and I saw an Adidas bag I really like~!!!!!so I bought it~!!!!!aaaahhh..so happy~!!!!!saw other Puma and Converse bags dat are very nice too..

And chionged back to get a rhinestoned Mickey mouse bag though I was already late in meeting my Mum..*happy happy*..i will be filled wif regrets if I din get the bag..haha..

Rose Fan Fan's plastic bag..

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A Minnie handphone case:

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Actually Shibuya 109 wasn’t as great as I expected to be..seriously..i tink Heeren is a much better shopping mall den Shibuya 109..kinda disappointed dat it doesn’t turn out the way I expected them to be..but nvm..at least I got some nice things der..haha..

And damn it..i actually forgot to visit Pinky Girls~!!!!!#$$^%^*&(^$%#^$

Took cab down to Harajuku coz we din finish shopping dat time and oso to go to this shop called “Marche”..haha..nope..they dun sell food..they sell girly stuff..coz saw my Auntie bought many nice hello kitty stuff from der..den my cousin and I wanna get them too..so we went back der..while my Mum went back to the Burberry Blue Label shop again..

But so sad..most of the items we want all sold out ler~!!!!..so fast sia~!!!

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isn't dis card holder nice??hee..

Went back to Claire’s for the last time..bought dis..hahaha..imagine I use dis for my exams..hahaha..

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After dat..i walked by my own..exploring the other end of Harajuku..nothing much der ler..the crowd are much lesser..

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but I spotted dis shop selling all kinds of funny stuff..and I saw Mrs Pott soft toy~!!!!!I wanna get it so badly~!!!!but no money ler..i left oly 1000 Yen..whereas dat costs 1728 Yen..yesh..the reason why I rmb it so correctly is because I was staring at the price tag for a long time and hating myself spending money on some other useless stuff..if not I will be able to get the softie..is very cuteeeee..who is Mrs Pott??it is she:

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The biggest regret I had was not having enough money to buy Mrs Pott..till now..i still get very upset whenever I tink of it..=((..

Nothing much to shop at the end of Harajuku street..oohhh..and I saw dis shop..very unique..din take pics of it coz my cam’s space is almost full..but so qiao..i read someone’s blog and she actually chanced upon dat shop and took pic of it..



See those tee shirts hanging up??they actually moved in one big circle..just like those conveyor belts..very interesting huhz..gee..

Some of the pics I took while waiting for my Mum to arrive..

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Hee..took cab back to the hotel..

and my Mum bought me a card holder from Burberry Blue Label:

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while she bought dis bag for my sister:

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and off we went to the airport =(((((((((…

The parting shots of Toyko..

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the 115 m ferris wheel in Palette Town..

Upon reaching the airport..saw some of my tour mates carrying Disneyland’s shopping bags..so envious..den dis girl..i hate her~!!!!act cute lolx~!!!!pin two Minnie mouse’s ears on both sides of her head..as if she is Minnie mouse..and hanging the Disneyland’s popcorn bucket around her and munching the popcorns..YUCKS..I HATE HER~!!!!

Hmm..something happened in the airport..dis Singaporean was shouting away at dis Japanese officer and asking her for her name and saying she wanna complain about her..coz the girl apparently broke her things while they are checking her bag..she is making so much noise lolx..poor Japanese girl..can see she wanna cry liao…

Nvm abt them..we did some last minute shopping at the airport..haha..Narita airport have so many shops manz..and dis is the last thing I bought..Beauty and the Beast MD case..

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Oohhh..we tried “Da Bao”..big bun aye..their big bun is like 3 times the size of our local’s da bao..haha..

And yesh..again..we din take note of the time..chionged to the gate once again..hahaha..

I was feeling very sick during my flight back…I puked lolx..must be the chickens I ate on the plane..having serious headache..fever..den the next day..i was down wif flu..cough and yesh..diarrhoea~!!!!hahaha..

Overall..i find that dis is the best Japan trip ever..coz dis trip offered us so many days of shopping..daily shopping~!!!!is more like a Japan’s shopping trip..those previous two trips..the only shopping we had was like during the last day?and only for two to three hours?and only in just one shopping mall?

Haha..thus..i bought so many things..come to tink of it..some things I bought are quite useless..haha..my Mum said something so true..when you are overseas..whatever things you see as nice..when you bring back to Singapore..they dun seem dat nice anymore..haha..i din expect so much shopping..din expect myself to spend a hefty SING $1100..my Dad said I seem to “moved Japan back here”..hahaha..

i shall end this entry with this quote:

AMAZING JAPAN..THRICE IS NEVER ENOUGH <3 <3 <3~!!!!!!

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