Monday, January 28, 2013

Tokyo Attractions


Tokyo is a lively city that offers unlimited shopping and entertainment.


We stopped by at the most popular entertainment and red-light district, Kabukicho when we arrived Tokyo.


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First stop in Tokyo after many hours of sitting in the bus.


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Kabukicho main street


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Went to Don Quijote for shopping. Don Quijote is a very large discount chain store and have many branches in Japan. It's a good place to buy souvenirs, daily goods, cosmetics or fake eyelashes.

Too bad I didn't get anything in this store because I didn't know that they have few more floors upstair. I only got to see some of the cosmetics and clothings at Ground floor. After I returned from Japan, I only found out that the store at Kabukicho has a total of 5 floors.


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Busy streets with a lot of buildings


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Unlike Kyoto, Tokyo has only a few shrines or temples which are worth visiting for tourists.

Asakusa Shrine is the most popular and impressive shrine that goes back hundreds of years.

I'd say a trip to Tokyo is not complete if you don't visit this place. This is the place that you can experience "tradition" and get away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.


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Here we are!


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OMG! This is so cute!


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We had only one hour to visit & shop in this Nakamise area. So we quickly went to Kaminarimon to take photos


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Crowded souvenir street. Shopping experience would have been much more better if we come on a weekday.


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"Thunder Gate"


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Below the giant lantern


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Souvenir streets


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Map that showed the compound of this Shrine


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Souvenirs!!!


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Lanterns in various designs


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Japanese dolls


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Popular rice crackers!


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招财猫


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Love the lit up



I'm going to KL for shopping and dining with my hubby. So that's all for now!


Will post about my Italy trip real soon!!






Sunday, January 20, 2013

BDO BLINK Annual Dinner 2013



There are so many functions and events to attend recently and one of them is my company's annual dinner.


Our theme for the annual dinner --> BLACK + PINK = BLINK

Venue --> KL Hilton


Supposed to get my hair done by a stylist by due to time constraint (Many things to settle after a car accident. Driver, why you wanted to knock my car when you knew that your truck wasn't able to pass by?), I did my own makeup and hair styling in less than 1.5 hours time.


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The backdrop. Pink chiffon dress with black tote to match the theme. Do I look like a Hollywood star on red carpet?


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Seremban branch's handsome & pretty managers


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Puiyee & me.


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Shaz, why I was still so much shorter than you even with my 4-inch stiletto?


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Luckily we were very early and got to take many many photos with the backdrop without having to queue


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My branch's senior manager


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CHEERS!


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Hui Peng & me. Love her smooth and fair skin!


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Lady in PINK with ladies in BLACK


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With our KL bosses


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The Grand Ballroom with all the spotlights on


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Enjoying my drink


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Finally! The food was served! Combination plate is always my favourite. After first meal, I was almost 50% full


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Nice ambiance!


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Show time! This year we hired magicians. They do magic with the fire, I do magic with the figures. LOL


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Camwhoring ^^


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Our Seremban Branch's big boss!


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And this was the best portrait shot for the night! Blink necklace and earrings + blink makeup!




Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hakone Peace Park (平和公園)



Hakone Peace Park (平和公園) is a famous and beautiful place to capture the breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. But I couldn't get to see the Mt. Fuji in this park due to the weather. Instead, maple leaves seemed to be the limelight of the place for us.


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This was the autumn colors at Hakone Peace Park entrance. Though some of the trees were left with only branches.


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Walkway heading up to the pagoda


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Love the sunshine that brightened up the maple leaves ^^


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The pagoda with golden buddha!


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Free souvenir of this trip - MAPLE LEAVES. Let me know if you want some! LOL


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Picking up the leaves for my collection


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Maple leaves were falling down! So romantic!


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Actually it was too difficult to capture a photo when the leaves were falling. And at the end, I threw those leaves up to create the "maple snowing" effect!


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You jump, I jump!


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This small area was full with the fallen leaves and before the bus left, Pui Yee and me quickly climbed in for photos.


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Perfect place for picnic!


Super love this park because it was really peaceful. We reached there a bit early and thus managed to skip the crowd. And all the photos taken at this park had a very special thing!


GUESS WHAT!


All the photos were without crowds, and not even a stranger!






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