Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TOKYO SKY TREE ver.3 : LIGHT PASTEL FOR A BRIGHT SUNNY DAY with KIKI AND LALA ^0^

In Tokyo Sky Tree ver.2 you have seen this outfit because I wore it when having a date with Kaila ^0^ Since we are using an indentical kawaii rubber shoes, I chose to wear a superpastel shirt to make the shoes pop up. It was also a very hot day so I tied my hair into ponytail and add a forest inspired earring ^0^ It has an owl on it, CHECK IT OUT !!   (OH ! I FEEL SO CHUBBY >w<)






 BTW, You should check out Kaila's Kawaii outfit with her purple rubber shoes too ^0^
見テ、見て !!! And I am very proud to say that I MADE KAILA'S SKIRT !!!!! hehehehe ^0^ Kiki Lala is one of her favorite characters, so luckily I found the fabric and made it for her ^0^




TOKYO SKY TREE ver.2 : VISITING THE TREE WITH RAINBOWHOLIC ^0^

 I realize that visiting Tokyo Sky Tree only once is not enough ! It's time for another date with dear friend Kaila from Rainbowholic ^0^ Like I said from the previous post, we must book a ticket to get to the upper floor, so instead, we went around the Tokyo Sky Tree shopping district !!! It is super duper huge and surely very crowded !!! It's Tuesday, yet there are so many people come to visit the sky tree.

 For this date, Kaila and I promised to wear our twin hello kitty rubber shoes ^0^ We bought them on LaForet Harjuku. It's our dresscode for the day !! ^0^ While wearing our kawaii theme shoes and outfit we traveled around hundreds of shops. Honestly, the best part of the date is we always have a long time of sitting and talk, about anything !! There are only few people here in Japan who I can talk with and Kaila is indeed my first place to share about my feeling or sometimes my future plan. She really is a good listener and I really am a girl who loves to talk, what a perfect match ! However, I also love to hear her stories too. Her life is very interesting from and Kaila is definitely a girl who really pursue her dream and use her creativity to the greatest. I am proud having a great firend in Japan ^0^
 Okay, back to the date ! hahaha. I will make lists of what we usually do when having time together ^^ I just realized we have some kind of ritual activities, but not in a freaky way >.< hehehehe. This list is also one of the recap of the date !! ENJOY !!!!!! ^0^

#1 FOOD, FOOD, FOOD ^0^


 Everytime we go, we surely need to eat ! And let me tell you, we eat hard !!!!!! Today we had steak and rice at Denny's Solamachi ^^ The portion was so big so we took our time to eat and talk !! I think we really took our time well because even the waiter already took our empty food plate we still continue talking and just drinking 無料(Muryou - free) water, hahahaha !!!  One more thing ! Our ritual before eating is............ TAKING PICTURE OF THE FOOD!!! HAHAHA. Both of us just automatically took out our own camera and start to snap !!!! ^0^


*look at Kaila busy with her camera :p *




#2 KAWAII STUFF

 Oh Yeah ! This is the only thing that we can't get over with it, finding cute stuff !!! Guess what, WE FOUND SO MANY OF THEM in TOKYO SKY TREE !! FYI, Japan really is famous for making special edition stuff. Any characters from Pikachu until NHK character Domo kun is available in Tokyo Sky Tree excluxive version. Even clothing store has a massive discount offer becaue the sky tree is newly open. There were some shops which made us scream a lot because they had super cute display unlike their other branches store. Here are some of the snaps of our kawaii item we found !!!!











 HOW ??? Hehehehe. Don't forget to find your cute stuff when visiting The Tokyo Sky Tree shopping district ^0^

#3 TREAT FOR SWEETS

 One of the オススメcold sweets that you really really have to try is the milk ice cream in east side of the tower building ! There are premium milk, coffee, mix and strawberry milk ice cream you can choose ^0^ The price is around 360-380YEN. The most interesting about the ice cream is the CONE. IT'S AVAILABLE IN BLACK !!!!! Can you guess what it is made of ? ^0^ The answer is BLACK SESAME SEEDS ^0^ Maybe you will get a bit scared with the color, but it is delicious !! Especially the combination with the fresh milky ice cream..... Hmmmmm... perfect for a hot weather like today ^0^




KAILA's FACE, hihihihihi ^^





  Thank you for today Kaila ^0^



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

TOKYO SKY TREE ver.1 : CLIMBING THE TOWER OF DREAM


 The year 2012 probably one of the greatest year for Japan because a human made wonder is finally done !! LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, IT IS THE TOKYO SKY TREE ^0^ Since the grand opening on 22nd of May, the tower and the shoppping area under it has been crowded by tourist!! My brother and I had a chance to see this 634m tall tower and was super amazed ! SPEECHLESS EVEN !!!
 This tower in the TALLEST BROADCASTING TOWER in THE WORLD !!! Okay, some of you maybe don't get why do Japan need that super tall tower for broadcasting. As we all know, Japan has so many skyscrapers with over 200m tall, especially in Tokyo. In conclusion, it is super necessary to build a newer tower over 600m for broadcasting transmission purpose.

 Now, it's time to climb the tree !!! OH !! WAIT !! We need a TICKET !! FYI guys, you have to reserve the ticket to climb the tower because it will be open for public on July 11th 2012. Until then, advance ticket is super needed. AND !! I DIDN'T KNOW IT UNTIL I GOT TO THE TOWER >.< My brother and I were super dissapointed and feel really hopeless that time. We still could buy some souveniers though. It was the only thing that we could do. HOWEVER, I guess that time an angel just passed by and listened to our dream of climbing this tower of dream and it happened !!! I was looking at Tokyo Sky Tree homepage and it was said that we could still buy the advance ticket at Tobu Travel Agent Office on the 5th floor of the building. We ran so fast to the office and WE GOT THE LAST " TICKETS FOR THE NEXT SUNDAY. My brother was still in Japan that day and our prayer was answered !!!! EXCITED. The price is a bit expensive (the entrance is supposed to be 2000 YEN) but we got many privileges ! Free train tickets and many more !!


 THE DAY FINALLY COME !!!! It was a long way to reach the tree (from ASAKUSA there is a TOKYO SKY TREE LINE), but we were so happy because the train that we used was very cute !! It had the TOKYO SKY TREE MASCOT, SORAKARA chan !!!









As we arrived at the Tokyo Sky Tree Station, looked to the sky, and














WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW, 
We were just under it !!!! KYAAA !!!, LET'S REALLY CLIMB THE TREE NOW !!!!!


Now, Let's follow US !!

1. CHECKING IN, JUST LIKE IN A HOTEL


2.THE ENTRANCE TO THE TOWER, DON'T LOOSE YOUR TICKET


 3. AAAAA, THE ELEVATOR IS MOVING SO FAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >w<


4. OHH !! WE ARRIVED ALREADY !!!!!!


5. THE VIEW WAAAOWWW !!HEY, ISN'T THE ROUND WHITE BUILDING IS TOKYO DOME ???!! ^0^

 The reachable height that people are allowed is on 350m high and 450m. To reach the 450m floor, we need to buy extra ticket and it costs around 1500YEN. From Doitsu Panda, that floor is オススメ !!!!!The view was so much different and you might feel a much greater sensastion NEAR THE CLOUD ! Because Doitsu Panda loves to take picture, there was a photobooth on each floors (350m and 450m) that you should try !!!
見て、見て!!!^0^(mite,mite - look, look)


 Moving on, LET'S GO TO 450m FLOOR ^0^ The special thing about climbing the highest floor was we used a GLASS ELEVATOR !! YOU CAN SEE THE OUTSIDE VIEW AS YOU ARE MOVING !!!!!! AND TIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGGG !!!!

 ARRIVED AT THE SORAKARA POINT !!!

SERIOUSLY NEAR TO THE CLOUD, WANT TO TOUCH IT >w<


LOOKS LIKE A TUNNEL  IN THE SKY ^0^



HOLD ON TO THE GRIP CAUSE AFRAID OF FALLING >.<

HOW SMALL >w< >w< >w< >w<


SCARY T0T T0T T0T T0T, YET FUN !! HAHAAHAHA ^0^
 

 OH MY GOD !! My brother and I really had a fantastic time ! Never thought that climbing a tree would be that awesome, hahahahaha !!!! Dear my readers, when you have time to visit Tokyo, visit this incredible tree !!! Don't be afraid to visit Tokyo Sky Tree, eventhough there is an earthquake while you are in it, this tower is supported by the Japanese building technology !! That will be quite unfortunate if that happen >.< but I wish you a pleasant experience while climbing it !!!! ^0^


* check the TOKYO SKY TREE OFFICIAL WEBSITE : http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/index.html

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Monday, June 18, 2012

WHAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR : A LOVELY VISIT FROM MY FAMILY ^0^ vol 2 : OUR CARICATURE ^0^

 Today, I will start revealing what my family and I usually do when we have our trip together, especially here in Japan ^^ Like I said before, eventhough my parents and my brother came to visit me on different time, we had so much fun and new experiences ^0^
 Last year, we accidentally founf an interesting place in Shibuya. Well, it's not SHIBUYA 109 or any other famous department stores. IT'S A FACE CARICATURE STUDIO ^0^ FYI, The owner of this studio is a WORLD CHAMPION FOR FACE CARICATURE !!!! This studio is one of my オススメ (osusume-reccomendation) for anyone who will come to Japan soon, hehehe. If you are looking for new experience in Tokyo, please drop by to this place ^0^


TONS OF CARICATURES !! OH MY !!

 It didn't take a long time for them to draw our face. In 30 minutes time you will surely get a satisfying result. However, you shouldn't be shocked if your face become very comical, because that's the FUN PART !!!! The sketcher will take some outstanding elements from your face and put them together in their sketch. My family and I always laugh so hard when seeing the sketch result, because you can't predict how your face will be, hahaha. We were not allowed to see the sketch before it was completely finished, so the we could feel the tension (in a good way ;p )
 I have been to this place for 3 times and guess what !!! My face was different in every single picture !!! Eventhough it was from the same sketcher, the result is always different !!!!
LOOK, LOOK, LOOK !!!! 


MY FIRST CARICATURE WITH MOM ^^

MOM, PANDA,PAMPY ^0^ 


PANDA AND BROTHER ^^ ( panda got sunburn, wkwkwkwk)


 The price for a single face cricature is around 2000 YEN. You can buy aditional frame too so you can hang it on your wall imediatelly ^0^  COME GET YOUR OWN CARICATURE GUYS ^0^

website for Caricature Japan :http://caricature-japan.com/
(check it out guys !! - Japanese web)


HAPPY WITH THE RESULT !!!!! ^0^

Sunday, June 17, 2012

WHAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR : A LOVELY VISIT FROM MY FAMILY ^0^ vol 1 : THE MOMENT I MET THEM

 Dear My DoitsuPanda readers,OH MY GOD !!  It really has been like ages and I haven't written anything since my last post >.< Even worse, my hard disk which contain my PRECIOUS PICTURES is BROKEN T.T I just pulled out the cable while it was transferring some data from the computer. SUPER SILLY ME T.T
So, I couldn't continue the story about my Takanabe Family, but I will tell you everything about MY REAL FAMILY !!!!!!! THEY CAME TO JAPAN ^^ Eventhough they came in seperate time, I'm very happy because I could finally meet them after 7 months contacting through skype.



MY MOM, MY DAD, MY BROTHER, WHO I LOVE THE MOST

MOM and DAD <3

1st of May 2012,

The moment I met my mom and dad. It was undescribeable ! We only said Hi and shared stories through a computer screen and suddenly I could hug them again. We made a promise to meet at Shibuya Station around 9 o'clock in the morning. Waiting for a minute, felt like an hour !! I kept searchinng through thousands of people coming out from the station. I couldn't focus on the music I was listening to and there I saw... My mom, pushing a humongous purple suitcase, looking to her left and right searching for me. My dad behind her doing the same thing. I rushed into them and my dad was the one who realized me. That moment, was incredible for me. So much to say and so many things I wanted to do with my beloved parents. And for the start of the journey, we went to our favorite curry shop, COCO ICHI ^^ It's time to plan the days we are going to have together ^0^


<HUG MY MOM SO TIGHT!!!!! I MISS HER SO MUCH>

<SPECIAL KISS FOR MY PAMPY ^0^> (I called my dad "Pampy" to show my love for him, hehehe ^0^) 

MY FIRST PPRESENT FOR MOM AT COCO ICHI ^0^
"A KIIROTORI CUPCAKE DOLL"


<GAVE MY DAD A HARD ROCK PIN, He collects many of them ^0^>



<MAMA AND PANDA WAITING FOR BUS >


<PAMPY AND PANDA WAITING FOR TRAIN>


MY BROTHER



1st of June 2012,

 Unlike the sunny day when I first met my mom and dad this year,  it was a rainy and kind of gloomy. However, I was still SUPER EXCITED to pick up my brother on the airport !! It was around 7pm when I took NARITA EXPRESS (NEX) Train to go to the airport from Shinjuku. Well, a Limousine Bus service is also available to reach the airport. The price can be cheaper but a traffic jam can be a burden too. Okay, back to my brother, hahahaha !! I waited him at Terminal 2 while reaading my novels. The plane seemed to arrive earlier than I thought. The clock striked 9.46PM. A guy with leather jacket cam out and THAT'S MY BROTHER !!!! AAAAAAA! I thought I would have a dramatic scene when I hug my brother because I miss him so much, but I just realized WE HAVE NO TIME FOR THAT. The train to the city leave at 9.48 and we only had 2 minutes to buy tickets and got into the train. ヤバイ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (YABAI-DANGER) !!!!!!!!! carrying a large suitcase we rushed down through the escalator and it seemed like we are in the AMAZING RACE !!!!! Luckily, we COULD get into the train !!! OH YEAH !! THATS MORE DRAMATIC THAN I THOUGHT !!!!  Sweats came out so fast and we coud finally sit with relax. OHH! ONE MORE FUNNY STORY! We alsmost sat in the wrong train car. FYI, Narita Express train cars will be divided in to parts when arriving at Tokyo. One to Yokohama area and the other to Shinjuku area. Haaaah, what a surprising day ! Simce it was already so late, we headed to the nearest かつ丼 (katsudon) shop and had a super duper late dinner. The best part was, when my brother told me It was The best Katsudon he had ever eaten.... (SOB SOB ToT)


WE STILL TOOK SOME PICTURES WHEN RUSHING TO CATCH THE TRAIN :p (1)


WE STILL TOOK SOME PICTURES WHEN RUSHING TO CATCH THE TRAIN :p (2)


A SNAP WHILE WAITING FOR THE FOOD 


TIRED EYES, BUT SOON GOING TO HAVE HIS BEST KTSUDON EVER !!!! ^0^

NOT TO FORGET, PANDA !!!!!!! ^0^