Sunday, October 9, 2016

Update Update Update!!!

I've not been updating much this year! It's already October?!

Just 3 weeks left till my 30th birthday! OMG!!!!! (ノдヽ)

Actually I've also been neglecting my Instagram, Twitter & Dayre. Lots of things happening but I am just too lazy to post. Maybe I am getting older? Or maybe I am just getting more and more lam nua (lazy) as the years go by.... But I need to buck up and not neglect my blog because this is how I document memories and how my future me will look back and see the experiences I went through instead of just forgetting about them..

Super blessed because I have a lot of holiday trips this year!
  1. January - Tokyo
  2. May - Perth
  3. June - Osaka
  4. September - Taipei
  5. October - Perth
  6. November - Delhi (?)
  7. December - Tokyo (?)

I am heading to Perth for 2 weeks at the end of this month to house-sit & dog-sit for Tabby! I've been house-sitting for her a few times and I just love it! It's like my second home away from home. I love visiting Tabby & Doug, spending time with their 3 dogs, the awesome weather there (except during summer), the cafe culture.. and overall the laid back lifestyle.

My good friend, Sangeeta, who moved back to Delhi had a 2nd baby and she's been bugging me to go visit her and her family. She's been asking for 3 years and I have been saying  India doesn't have a very good reputation as a holiday destination because of the security and hygiene issues, especially for a woman to be travelling there on her own. Le hubby won't be going if I do go to Delhi because he went to India once for a business trip and got such bad food poisoning, he's scarred for life. Not sure what my parents-in-law will say if I tell them I want to go to India by myself..... ( ⚆ _ ⚆ ) We shall see! The weather in November is cooling and I am looking forward to quash my misconceptions of India! It will be great seeing Sangeeta again cos I miss her so much!

Le hubby and I always wanted to be in Japan during Christmas and New Year because it's fukubukuro (mystery bag) season! I've only been in Japan once over the Christmas season but it was many years ago for a tourleading assignment and I was in Hokkaido. Not a lot of fukubukuro bags to buy there compared to Tokyo. Hopefully we can score cheap tickets and accommodation to make this trip in December happen! If we can go, that will be 3 trips to Japan in a year! WOW! (*/ω\*)

Wondering why I have so much annual leave to go on holidays? Well, it's been a month since I stopped working! My last day of work was officially on 09 September 2016. I had a great time at CWT for the past 2.5 years and it's time to take a break.

There are a few reactions from people when you tell them you quit your job and is currently not working. I categorize them into 3 different groups.
  • The concerned aunties
  • The jealous bitches
  • The awesome friends
The concerned aunties will usually be the older generation. They will be worried and concerned that I have no money to eat, no money to save up and I can't find another job because of the shitty economy. Well, I understand where they are coming from... but I am not that old and not that fussy so I don't think finding a job is difficult. I think finding a suitable job with a good boss and nice colleagues is the difficult part.. but I trust in God that He will provide for me and I will find a better job!

The jealous bitches are a dime a dozen. They are angry and bitter and jealous and that you can take a break but poor them have to continue working because they cannot let go of the expensive lifestyle that they are used to. It's all about showing off and comparisons on who has the 'better' husband, who has the 'more expensive' house, blah blah blah.. And the conversations that they have.. O.M.G!! Whenever I hear them yak yak yak, my brain cells just dies rapidly and my ears will burn. All I can say to these people... "YOU NEED JESUS IN YO LIVES!"

Moving on.. lastly we have the awesome friends are far and few in between but luckily I have them! Like my cell group mates! They are very encouraging and are genuinely happy that I get to take a break for a while and enjoy life without any work stress. They encourage me to be happy and do things I like without being judgmental or jealous (see above point). I will be an awesome friend to someone who decide to quit his/her job to take a break. We spend most of our adult lives working and what's wrong with taking 2-3 months just to take it easy and recharge? To me, it's better than working and working and being burnt out/bitter about life, about work, about people.

Anyway, I've updated my LinkedIn profile and sent out my resume. Hopefully I will be matched to a company with great company (boss & colleagues)! Fingers crossed and I leave it all to God! :)

So on my last day of work, I went for lunch with my 2 favourite colleagues Anne & Joslyn! They bought me a bouquet of flowers as a goodbye present. Super sweet of them!

Pretty flowers ~ヾ(^∇^)

 The two people I will miss the most!

I bought cheesetarts as a goodbye gift for my colleagues!
The queues are still insane so I used LaborMe to deliver to the office.

Saying goodbye to my desk at work!

I was working up till the last minute! I was supposed to do my exit before 5pm but I was so busy that I could only do it at 5.45pm and I only left the office around 6.30pm. Totally not like a 'last day' behavior right? I believe in putting in my best at work even if it is my final day. I was rushing to finish as much as possible so my replacement will not have so many things to follow-up on when I am not around anymore.

Le hubby came to pick me up and we went to Orchard for dinner with Santi guniang who happened to be in town for the weekend to attend a friend's wedding! We met up with Nat & Ray too!

Dinner at Wisma's Omakase. Best best best!!! o(〃^▽^〃)o

We happened to bump into the boss and chatted with him for a bit! Haven't see him for a long while and it's nice that he remembered us! He shared with us that he's opening a new dining outlet and will be introducing membership for his regular customers! Wheee! Sounds super exciting! Can't wait!

After dinner we decided to go for desserts! Since Santi is seldom in town, we drove to Sunshine Plaza for ice-cream and waffles at my favourite dessert place.. MERELY'S!

After dinner we decided to go for desserts!

Since Santi is seldom in town, we drove to Sunshine Plaza for ice-cream and waffles at my favourite dessert place.. MERELY'S! When we arrived, we were too full to order waffles so we just had ice-cream! Hahahaha!

ヘ(= ̄∇ ̄)ノ
Btw, I am ordering Merely's ice-cream for my birthday party! 
Hope my guests will love them as much as I do!

What have I been up to for the past 1 month?

Well, I was planning for my upcoming birthday party, I went on a trip to Taipei, I cleaned up the room, I sent out a lot of postcards on Postcrossing and did a lot of postcard swaps on Instagram. Eat clean, go for morning walks, watch Netflix.. Just chillax and relax.

Super excited for my birthday party! This is gonna be a big one and I will stop having parties until maybe I am 50 years old? Hahahahahaha! From next year on, I will try to go for a holiday or staycation during my birthdays!

Everything is pretty much settled..
  • Guest List 
  • Venue rental 
  • Buffet Caterer 
  • Ice-cream 
  • Decorations 
  • Games & Prizes 
The only sad thing is my little sister is in Los Angeles now and she cannot attend my birthday party!

WHY WHY WHY~!! (⌯˃̶᷄ ﹏ ˂̶᷄⌯)゚

But I am happy that she finally got her wish to work in Los Angeles and be with her boyfriend. Young love! And it's also a great opportunity to be able to live abroad for a while and gain more experiences. She's most probably coming back during Chinese New Year so I have to wait for a few more months before I can see her again. Hai.

I will be posting back dated entries for my holiday trips, so don't be surprised if you see entries before this one! #Playcheatone
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Moomin House Cafe (Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi)


The first time I visited Moomin Cafe in Tokyo was with my sister and Le hubby. She said her friends recommend her to go.. I didn't really know much about Moomin because it's from Sweden and not so popular in Singapore but I vaguely heard of it before. Apparently it's very popular in Japan and there's a quite a few Moomin cafes / bubble tea shops there! Since then, my past few trips to Tokyo will always include a trip to Moomin Cafe!

Actually, the food is not fantastic, but I just love the decor and dining with the Moonmin plushies. The staff will rotate the plushies around so you will have a chance to dine with different characters. 

They leave the Moomin plushies outside their shop without any supervision or strings tied to them. So trusting. I think it would have been stolen really quickly if it is not in Japan... Hahahahaha! And they are not even at the entrance.. it's at the side of the cafe. If someone want to carry and run away, they will have a very high chance of running away without getting caught. But this is Japan! Hahahahaha!

The one we visited is at Tokyo Skytree! It is very near the train exit.

Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi 
1F 1-1-2 Oshiage Sumida-ku 
Tokyo 131-0045 
Tel: +813 5610 3063 
Open: 8:00-22:30

We spotted someone inside taking a picture of the whole Moomin family. So cute!!

Love the decor on the wall!

Group picture!

Nat & Ray!

Why Le hubby so dodgy one. -__-


If you have time, visit Moomin cafe for a cup of coffee (don't order the mains.. not worth the money) and take pictures with the plushies. The best time to visit is early in the morning or near closing time so there are lesser people around and you can take as many pictures as you want with all the plushies without waiting too long for your turn.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Fujiko F Fujio Museum (Doraemon Museum)

I've never been to Fujiko F Fujio Museum and I was really excited to go!

It is very easy to get there! Just take the train to Noborito Station. Once you arrived you can choose to walk there or take the bus. It's a no brainer choice for me.. OF COURSE WE TAKE THE BUS! I guess it will be a nice walk through the neighborhood but time is of the essence! I am travelling with a mushroom king (my husband) who has difficulty waking up in the morning so every minute counts!!

Try to spot Doraemon at the train station!

The bus stop is just located next to the train station. You won't miss it!

We got a pink bus on the way there!

It is not easy getting tickets but they are not sold online or at the museum itself. You will have to buy it in advance at Lawson convenience stores in Japan. The tickets are not open date and you have to pre-select a date & time and it cannot be changed once the tickets are bought. The tickets are open for sale for 2 months on every 30th of the month. So if it's 30th January, the dates available will be for February & March.

The admission fee is not expensive.. in fact it's surprisingly cheap! Only JPY1000 (SGD12.00) per adult and you can stay the whole day inside the museum. You just have to take note of the entry time because if you are more than 30mins late from the entrance time stated on your ticket, you won't be allowed to go in. 

Admission Fee :
Adults and University Students        1,000yen
High School and Junior High School Students 700yen
Children (4 years or older)        500yen

  • *children at the age of 3 or younger are free of charge
  • *tax is included in the admission fee
  • *Maximum 6 tickets are available at each purchasing procedure.
Entry Schedule :
Each day, entrance time is divided into quarterly time-schedule.
(1)10:00 (2)12:00 (3)14:00 (4)16:00

  • *Please note that visitors must enter the museum no later than half an hour within the reservation time schedule.

Luckily for us, Wany went for a holiday to Japan in December so she could help us get tickets in advance! And she did not collect money from us cos she said it's part of our Christmas presents. Thanks Wany!! ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)

Try to spot le hubby!

If your entry ticket is at 10am, do not arrive at 10am! That is so noob! Be there no later than 9.00am! Yes yes, I am very kiasu.. but what to do? Japanese are more kiasu! It was a weekday morning but the queues were all the way to the back when we arrived at 9.20am! And even though they said 10am open, they start opening the doors at 9.45am for people to go in!

** Photo-taking is strictly prohibited in the exhibition areas so you can only take pictures on the top floor where the restaurant and the garden is, and the area outside the theater (where there you can watch a mini animation film / once per visit) and the giftshop.

You will receive these ticket stubs in exchange for the printed tickets from Lawson.

There are many designs available but you cannot choose. 
It's randomly given out.

Each person will also get an audio guide!
(You can choose the language!)

The map will tell you where all the attractions are located at.

The restaurant on the top floor

My recommendation is to CHEONG up to the top floor to have your breakfast first. Just ignore the exhibits and run to the lift and go up to the top floor. We were there at 10.15am and the restaurant is almost full house. After we finish our breakfast at around 11am, there was a long queue outside and the average waiting time was 45mins - 1hr.  After eating breakfast/brunch then you can take your own sweet time to browse through the exhibits.

The food menu!

Dessert menu

Coaster also so cute one!

We ordered a drink each just for the latte art! Unfortunately you cannot choose what design you like so it's totally random. 

Our main courses! I ordered the pasta cos it looks cute (but the taste was meh). I prefer Le Hubby's fried chicken... I might have stolen a few pieces from his plate. Hahahahahaha!


Too excited to drink!

Random things hiding around the corner.

After breakfast we went outdoors! 

There is a little giftshop outside adjacent to the restaurant.

Things you can get from the giftshop!

It's a field with a few really nice photo stops!

I really love this playground! Like a scene from the manga!

Too bad our group picture did not include Doraemon.

We walked to the other side and we can see residential houses!

I spotted Doraemon's sister, Dorami!

Nat likes to secretly take pictures of me. -_-

There is a reading area with lots of manga books and you can read for free.

Giant capsule machine!

The super crowded giftshop!

Super cute biscuit tin!

There were lots of really nice merchandise for sale!
Too crowded to take any pictures though.

Once you exit you cannot go back in again! So make sure you bought everything you wanna buy and saw everything you wanna see before leaving.

Our return bus was blue!

Sitting at the priority seat cos the bus was empty. Heh.

Look at the super cute bell!

Overall I think it is definitely worth your time to go there! I will recommend going for the earliest morning entry at 10am so you can take your time there and go off somewhere afterwards. For us, we went in at 10am then headed to Shibuya for shopping in the afternoon! :)


For more information, visit the official website:

Open Hours :
Days Closed :
Every Tuesday except during the Golden Week(April 29th ~ May 5th) and summer holidays (July 20th ~ September 3rd). The Year-end and New Year Holidays (December 30th ~ January 3rd).
  • *We will announce any other special holidays in advance on this website.
Reservation Required :
Our museum requires reservation so that every guest could thoroughly enjoy the museum. Each day, entrance time is divided into quarterly time-schedule.
(1)10:00 (2)12:00 (3)14:00 (4)16:00

  • *Please note that visitors must enter the museum no later than half an hour within the reservation time schedule.
Location :
2-chome 8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa Prefecture, 214-0023
Transportation Access :
Shuttle bus service run from Noborito Station (Odakyu line or JR Nanbu line)
Approximately 16 minutes of walking from Mukougaoka Yuen station of Odakyu-line
Approximately 15 minutes of walking from Shuku-Gawara station of JR Nanbu line
Please visit our museum using public transportation.
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