maNara Hot Cleansing Gel

This time round, I want to introduce to you this really amazing product, maNara Hot Cleansing Gel! It is the #1 selling cleansing gel in Japan! 😀 Thank you Akiko and Cheryl for meeting up with me to share more about maNara and Beauty Pati!!!

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One day in Nara: Mt Yoshino and Nara Park

During my trip to Japan, Joanne and I had a homestay over at Nishi-san’s house! So glad to see Nishi-san, Yaemi-san and also Falcon after many years!!!^^

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Hello my sweet old friend!

We took a train early in the morning over from Osaka to Nara to meet Nishi-san! Nishi-san then sent us back to his house to unload our luggage then drove to Mt Yoshino!

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BIGBANG at Osaka

Hehehe, sorry for taking so long to update my Osaka Trip in November!!!! I want to share with you guys day 2 and 3 at Osaka! One of our main purposes of visiting Japan this time was actually to catch BIGBANG’s concert!!! LOL LOL!! Please ignore my fangirling because Mr T.O.P is gonna enlist in army so I just want to catch his performance! 😛

I think this was my 4th time to Osaka!!! I still really like the Kansai region a lot since I am most familiar with this area! I’ve visited Osaka Castle during Winter, and twice in Autumn! Haha, I am really glad that this time I managed to catch some beautiful colours instead of the naked trees in the previous autumn!

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Japan Autumn Kobe – Himeji Castle and Namie Amuro Concert!

Hehehehe! So happy that I went to Japan for a second time last year! Hope you enjoyed my Kyushu posts! <3 I will be visiting Hokkaido in March!! *SCREAMS* Hokkaido is also one of my dream places to visit!! LOL, Japan is just so addictive!!!! ^^ I am also looking forward to March to look for a new adventure and chapter of my life if you know what I mean! Wish me good luck!!!!!!! 😀

On 20th to 30th November 2015, I went over to Osaka-> Kobe-> Osaka-> Nara-> Kyoto-> Takayama-> Tokyo! Busy and super packed schedule! LOL!

Actually for the main purpose of this trip, Jochan and I wanted to catch BIGBANG’s concert in Japan!!! They were in Osaka from 20th to 22nd November! A big thanks to our sweet Japanese friend, Yayoi for helping us with the tickets and also many Krunk products!!! <3 <3  I also wanted to visit Kansai area properly again this time since I only went to Universal Studio in June. ^^

One of the main highlights was visiting Himeji Castle! There are many beautiful castles in Japan, but I fell in love with Himeji Castle when I first saw its photo! It looks so elegant with its white appearance! However, Himeji Castle was under a huge renovation for a few years and finally reopened in March 2015! <3

Since we were staying in Osaka, we got a One-day Kansai JR Pass from Osaka to Kobe so because a single trip is also really expensive!

Himeji-jo is the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture, comprising 83 buildings with highly developed systems of defence and ingenious protection devices dating from the beginning of the Shogun period. It is a masterpiece of construction in wood, combining function with aesthetic appeal, both in its elegant appearance unified by the white plastered earthen walls and in the subtlety of the relationships between the building masses and the multiple roof layers.

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Himeji Castle is a National Treasure and was added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993! Also the fourth Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site I visited! ^^
Spotted a kitty rock climbing! *purrs*
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Super super huge size castle! Do be prepared to be squeezed with people and wear good walking shoes since you need to climb a lot of olden days steps which is super scary when coming down! Both Jochan and I got muscle ache the next day… LOL!!!!!
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I have been dreaming of visiting you for years and I finally see you, Himeji Castle!!!!! <3 _ <3 Himeji Castle is really beautiful and I highly recommend you to visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It was a long walk but I am glad that the weather was really cooling which was just nice! <3 Actually we felt that we wore too much! haha!!

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Hyogo’s scenery is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! <3 Wish I can stay here!!!!

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Magnificent when closed up!!!!!!!!

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Autumn colours is also really beautiful!!!!!!
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Missing the beautiful scenery, cooling fresh air <3
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 We had dinner at Zipang and this pork rice was just so oishii~~~~ I want to eat it again!!!!! <3

Then finally we ended the night with Namie-chan’s concert!!!! OMG!! I liked her since I was in my teens and she previously came to Singapore for a concert but cancelled in the end! Therefore, I was totally overwhelmed when I finally saw her singing and dancing in person!!!!!!!! Tears just rolled down my eyes when I see her beautiful and cute face!!!! *blush* Hahahahha! I admit I teared a couple of times during the concert!!! hahahahah!!!!! She is even cuter and prettier in person!!!! She sang and danced so well!!!! I cannot believe that she is already 38 years old!!!!

 

 

If you have been following my instagram, you will see that I updated my Japan trip while I was there thanks to HIS Singapore – your Japan Specialist!
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As per usual, more photos can be found over at my facebook!!!!!!!! Be back soon with more of my Japan wanderlust!!!

Beppu – Japan’s Most Famous Hot Spring Resorts

On my day 3 of my Japan’s Trip, we traveled from Nagasaki back to Hakata and then to Beppu!!

I bought almost everything that I see mentaiko!! lol!!!

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We had Sasebo Burger at our hotel before we set off for Beppu!

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SUPER HUGE SASEBO BURGER!!!!!!

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Passed by Hakata Station and saw my favourite Rilakkuma! BOUGHT truckloads when I was back to stay in Hakata. 😛

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Beppu (別府) is one of Japan’s most famous hot spring resorts, producing more hot spring water than any other resort in the country.

Beppu offers an unmatched range of baths to be enjoyed, including ordinary hot water baths, mud baths, sand baths and steam baths. In addition, the Hells of Beppu are several spectacular hot springs for viewing rather than bathing.

Welcomed to pamper my hands just outside Beppu Station! ^

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Saw this statue of Mr Kumahachi Aburaya just outside the station. He is the “father of Beppu tourism” ! Thank you for beautiful Beppu! 😀 P1250324

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In Beppu, you will just see many many Onsens and don’t even look like one. HAHA! I wish I stay here so I can visit all the onsens!!!

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Saw a Tengu Shrine in the market street.

Tengu were often described as protectors of freedom and sovereignity in Japan. In 1688 there was a huge fire in Beppu, and this has led to the construction of many shrines to protect the villagers from further grief.

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Tsunami evacuation area.

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Japan = World No.1 Vending Machines Country!

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A peek of olden days Japan: Old poster, signboard..

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Not to forget, my favourite beer Kirin!!! Endorsed by ARASHI, Arashi for dream~~ 😛 *spams some Arashi*

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Hello my sis!

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Saw beautiful flowers at a car park entrance!

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I am so amazed by Japan that I even took photo of their manhole.  How cute and colourful is this manhole! Japan!!!!!

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After exploring a little, it is time for the main highlight of our trip to Beppu. ONSEN!!!!!!!!!

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There are many famous Onsens but the one we chose is Takegawra Onsen!

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Built in 1879, Takegawara Spa is Beppu’s oldest and most famous bath house, offering sand and regular baths in an atmosphere of the old days! The entrance fee is just 100yen! P1250356

We managed to small talk with some kind Obaasan. (^_^) The onsen is super hot.. Omgosh… Haha!!! By the way, it is situated just next a red light district~

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After onsen, we were shocked that the shopping mall closes at 7pm!! OMG. haha!

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Must eat dish at Beppu! Chicken Karage!!! I WONDER HOW JAPANESE stay so slim eating all these…..

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Our hotel for the night is Beppu Daiichi Hotel which is a few minutes walk from the station! Love how cozy, clean, and cute the yukatas are 😛

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As per my previous post about Kushu Trip, you can view more photos of my Beppu in my facebook if you are interested!

Beppu Day 1 and 2 in Facebook

Kept this entry short to day 1, but I will share about day 2 soon! ^^

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After looking at my Japan’s trip photo, I can’t wait for my next Japan Trip in November!!!!!!!

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Recently, I received  a customized Passport with my name and add-on charm from The Vintage Stash !!!<3 <3 <3 I love the vintage leather look and can’t wait to bring it overseas!!!!!

Enter “Kiyora” to enjoy 10% OFF from now till 31 Dec 2015! 😀

Nagasaki: Lesson for World Peace – 22.6.2015

Hello! Sorry that I took such a long time to update about day 2 of my Kyushu Trip! I miss Kyushu so much! Basically I miss Japan so much! I know how most people will be like I love Tokyo the most! 😛 I used to love Tokyo the most when I first fell in love with Japan, but I also fell in love with Kansai Region (Osaka, Nara, Kyoto) when I visited Japan! I also fell in love with Kyushu due to its beautiful nature and less crowded places. ^^ Definitely going back again soon!!!!!! Japan is just somewhere that one will visit again and again!! Too beautiful to describe~~ ^^ So glad that my sister brought me around Kyushu for my fifth Trip to Japan!! Can’t wait for the sixth trip in November! 😀 DSCN1232

For the second day, we traveled to Nagasaki from Huis Ten Bosch Station, Limited Express Huis Ten Bosch, which took about 75min.
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We reached Nagasaki Main Station, and walked around to hunt for our lunch!

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Rainy Seasion (Tsuyu) in Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch – 21.6.2015

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haha, so everything is related to SG50 since it is Singapore’s Jubilee 50 year old celebration! We came a long way and I love Singapore more and more as I grow older! Thank you for a safe, beautiful and clean garden city!!!! Come to Singapore and have a feast with our local yummy food such as Chilli Crab and Satay!!! ??? 2015-06-21-00-08-50_photo Screen shot 2015-07-28 at PM 04.26.02 Reached Fukuoka safely in the morning! Thank you Singapore Airlines! It takes only 5hr 55min from Singapore to Fukuoda!! I think Fukuoka will be the next place I will visit for short trip! Continue reading

K-Palette 2way Eyebrow Pencil and Eyepencil

I received a truckload of products from Cozy Cot but I have yet to try most of them! 😛 😛 😛 I will share with you one of my favourite Japanese cosmetics brand K-PALETTE with you!! I shared about K-PALETTE products many times and this time I want to share with you the NEW REAL LASTING 2WAY EYEBROWN PENCIL 24HRS and REAL LASTING EYEPENCIL 24hr! <3

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Sakura is a must-see for anyone who loves Japan! I have yet to go during the peak Ohanami (Sakura-watching) period but I did see another kind of Sakura! I can’t wait to go back to Japan! 😀
Let me share with you the K-Palette 2way Eyebrow Pencil first.

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JRunway Goes International!

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Yay!! JRunway – a multi-brand Japanese  store in Singapore  is offering FREE SHIPPING in Singapore till end of the year, and is now shipping to 5 more countries: Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand! I can’t wait for it to be shipped to all over the world some time in the future! 😀

Meanwhile, did you see this collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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X-girl x Hello Kitty collection!!!! Of course I have to buy!!! TOO CUTE!!!!!!!!! The dress, the t-shirts, the pouch!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

It was a difficult choice but I know I have to get the dress in white!! HELLO XGIRL! 😀 Cap is the VANS x ASPCA I blogged previously.

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I also have to get one of my beautiful kitties to take photo with me!! HELLO KYLILA~~~~~ XDP1170861

Other than this collaboration, JRunway online is having x-girl x Porter collection!!!!!!

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Furthermore, you’ll receive a FREE Biore Micellar Cleansing Water sample with any purchase from now till 22 October!!!!! SHOP SHOP SHOP JAPAN TO YOUR HOME NOW!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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