[TRAVEL] Japan Day 5 (Shin-Okubo, Pokemon Center Ikebukuro)

IMG_8848_89Haii ! !

It’s been awhile but i’m back with my 5th day in japan photo diary ~ I went to Shin-Okubo which is the korea town part of Tokyo and the Pokemon Center in Ikebukuro ! IMG_8855To start off my day I ate at a ramen shop in Shibuya for the first time in Tokyo ! I tried the nearest one next to my apartment – Ramen World ~IMG_8857_90IMG_8854IMG_8852

It’s such a cute small ramen shop ~ It’s always packed !

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I thought this Ribbon Orange soda drink was so funny ! It says – “You can satisfy not only your thirst but your heart with this ” ! ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_8887_93Me enjoying my ramen ~ I forgot exactly what I ordered but it was the spicy one !! Btw I really love this Bathing Ape umbrella plastic bag ~ IMG_8919_1 IMG_8921_2On my way to Shin-Okubo for korean skincare ! ! ! IMG_8976_3

Korean skincare shops you NEED to visit is Holika Holika and Skin Garden  ! ! IMG_8971IMG_9002Holika Holika was my favorite shop ! ! The girls treated me so well ! ! ㅋㅋㅋ they kept saying i was so kawaii and they gifted me a full size timeless snail foam cleanser and 2 kitty makeup pouches !

IMG_8998Skingarden is another great korean makeup and skincare shop ! It has a HUGEEE variety of makeup brands inside including Tony Moly, Nature Republic, Berrisom, and etc ~

Here’s the address to Skin Garden:

新宿区百人町2-1-2
K-PLAZA
Shinjuku, 東京都
Japan

IMG_8999IMG_9009IMG_9001I LOVEEEE SHIN-OKUBO FOR ITS STREET FOOD AND OVERALL KOREAN FOOD IN EVERY BLOCK ! ! ! !IMG_9008IMG_9005IMG_9004

I ordered delicious Hotteok (호떡) !!!!

IMG_8970IMG_9013After walking around the streets of Shin-Okubo for a while me and my sister got hungry and tired so we decided to cross the street to Tak Cafe ~

Here’s the address to Tak Cafe:

Japan, 〒169-0072 Tokyo, Shinjuku, 大久保1丁目16-14IMG_9018

I loveee how the cafe played korean music ㅋㅋㅋ !!

They had a delicious salad bar !! ! It was funny that they recycled alcohol bottles as salad dressings ~IMG_9065We ordered smoothies and spicy korean chicken ~IMG_9020_7IMG_9045_6

IMG_9156_5Overall I really loved how nice and cozy Tak Cafe was ~ Here’s a quick pic outside of it with my nature republic bags ~IMG_9242_3

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So we were so confused on how to get to Sunshine City in Ikebukuro.. So the pokemon center is inside of a mall called Sunshine City and my GPS said that we would’ve had to walk 30 minutes to get to it so me and my sister just hopped on a taxi to go there ㅋㅋㅋ

Here’s the address to the Pokemon Center:

Sunshine City alpa 2F 3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-6002

We drove past a really cool gas station ! !

IMG_9909The taxi dropped us right in front of Sunshine City ! And right from the start we saw a Pokemon Cafe advertisement ! Sadly we didn’t have time to go ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_9910IMG_9911IMG_9913IMG_9914IMG_9915IMG_9916

All these pictures and videos are pretty self explanatory on how amazing the pokemon center is !! ! IMG_9919

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IMG_9932We balled really hard at the Pokemon Center ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ We couldn’t help it !!!!!!!!! SO MUCH POKEMON GOODNESSIMG_9934IMG_9935IMG_9936IMG_9937IMG_0089_85 IMG_0031_78 clickitemstoshop

Taobao | Seoul Artment Shirt
Trius Garments | No Reply Cap
Dim. E Cres. | DIM Logo Bangle
Uniqlo | Black Slacks
Nike | Air Force 1

For links to outfit items you can click the items I am wearing to shop in the picture above ^ ~~ Complete list is also included below ~

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Trius Garments | No Reply Cap

Dim. E Cres. | DIM Logo Bangle

Taobao | Seoul Artment Shirt

Uniqlo | Black Slacks

Nike | Air Force 1

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IMG_0161 IMG_0158 IMG_0152_1IMG_0157_4IMG_0163On my way back home to my apartment I got a notification that peary pie liked my pokemon center photo ㅋㅋㅋ i love her so i was really happy ~IMG_0155IMG_0213_2 IMG_0211_3IMG_0203_5 IMG_0197_6 IMG_0183_7I hope you liked my photo diary of my 5th day in Japan ~~

Will be back with a new post soon ! Btw, my 21st birthday is this Friday ~~

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[TRAVEL] STUDIO GHIBLI MUSEUM

IMG_7557_2Herro ~

Today I am posting about my 4th day in Japan ! I spent my whole day at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka !

As mentioned in my previous post I am sooo happy I bought Studio Ghibli Museum tickets in advance because they would’ve been all sold out by the time that I went to Japan to buy them in Lawson !

I bought my Studio Ghibli Museum Tickets through Voyagin and although they were $30 more expensive it was all worth it that I got tickets to go ~~ So buying advance tickets are something to consider when going to Japan in heavy tourist seasons !

totoro17IMG_7567__3 IMG_7570_4IMG_7583_5So getting to Mitaka from Shibuya was pretty confusing, because there are 2 different types of train lines that run through the same stop. One train line goes to Mitaka and has less stops, the other one does not go to Mitaka and has a lot more stops. It’s best to look at the electronic sign on all of the trains and make sure that it says Mitaka on it ! Me and my sister went on the wrong one and I got really stressed because our time was at 10:00 am and Studio Ghibli Museum only allows you to enter within a 30 minute time frame from your time to enter

totoro16IMG_7602_6 IMG_7619_7 IMG_7626_8Although we went on the wrong train line, it became really empty so I got to take really cute outfit pictures ㅋㅋㅋ

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Apparel K | Uzumaki Windbreaker
Nike | Logo Socks
Nike | Air Force 1

For links to outfit items you can click the items I am wearing to shop in the picture above ^ ~~ Complete list is also included below ~

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Given to me from boyfriend | Hentai Face mask

Apparel K | Uzumaki Windbreaker

Nike | Logo Socks

Nike | Air Force 1

IMG_767914I LOVEEEE this Apparel K Uzumaki Windbreaker ! ! It’s really long and makes me look shorter but idc because it’s just so cute and perfect ! It’s more on the expensive side but worth every penny ~IMG_769815 IMG_7713_16IMG_7717_17 IMG_7733_19 IMG_7724_20I love this Hentai face mask my boyfriend got for me during Anime Expo ! ! !IMG_7738_21So again we went on the wrong train line so the train stopped before we got to Mitaka, but even though you get on the wrong train station it’s okay because we just had to wait for a little while after the final stop to get on the right train ! I was still freaking out because I was scared we were going to be late because there were like 10+ stops on the way to the last stop to get onto the right train… so just please get on the right train ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_7756

So to get from Mitaka station to Studio Ghibli Museum we just got a taxi since we were running late it was literally 10:20 when we finally arrived to Mitaka ! Plus that day was realllyyy rainy ㅠㅠㅠ

But here’s the first picture I took of Studio Ghibli Museum while rushing to get in !IMG_7757These next few pictures are from standing in line ~IMG_7758 IMG_7759 IMG_7760I LOVE all the Studio Ghibli movie themed stained glass windows ! They were so beautiful and adorable ! This whole museum was serious home inspiration ! IMG_7761So Studio Ghibli Museum is pretty strict on no photos inside… but it was just so hard to resist ㅠㅠㅠㅠ I was only capable of taking a few messy shots of the inside of the museum and only in general areas not the heavily guarded exhibits ! But I think its enough to show you all how amazingg Studio Ghibli Museum is !

The theme of Studio Ghibli Museum is – “Let’s Lose Our Way, Together” ! So deep and cute ㅠㅠㅠㅠ Are you ready to lose your way with me ~ ? Let’s go ! IMG_7764More stained glass windows on the inside !IMG_7765Here’s the common area downstairs !IMG_7771

This shot is taken right after I climbed up the huge clock ! There’s a clock inside of the Studio Ghibli Museum that has a staircase where little kids ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ climb up to get to the top floors ! I loved how Studio Ghibli Museum was always really interactive and cute ! IMG_7772Or if you don’t want to climb up the clock, you can climb the stairs like a normal person ㅋㅋㅋIMG_7781Inside one of the rooms, you can either walk around or you can crawl through a totoro maze !!! Of course I took the crawling route while my sister walked ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ There were these really cute star shaped rainbow lights casted on the floor and totoros everywhere IMG_778522IMG_7782 IMG_7793_23I opened a door and it was a window – how deep is that ㅋㅋㅋIMG_7796I can’t get the Cat Bus clearly because there were SOOOO many kids and adults surrounding it. I’m SOOO sad I wasn’t allowed to play in the Cat Bus ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ They only allow toddlers and kindergartener aged children in ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ whyyyyyyyy IMG_7805_24This is outside door from Cat Bus room that leads to upstairs where the robot from Lapus : Castle in the Sky guards the museum ~IMG_7816_25IMG_7825_26IMG_7851_27IMG_7799 IMG_7804IMG_7917IMG_7889IMG_7881IMG_7869IMG_7895_28Here’s the entrance to the staircase that leads to the roof top where the robot from Lapus : Castle in the Sky is from ! Of course I can’t just walk up the stairs like a normal person but needed pictures ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_7935_meitu_29IMG_7941_31IMG_7965_32Excuse my brief shorts shot ㅋㅋㅋIMG_8008_1Here is the robot from Lapus : Castle in the Sky ! ! ! !  ! !!  !!  !  ! !!

totoro13IMG_7992_33IMG_7997_34IMG_7976IMG_8198_40IMG_8033Does anyone know what this is from? I couldn’t and still can’t seem to remember… so I just sat on it and took a pictureIMG_8056_35IMG_8124_36Studio Ghibli Museum’s rooftop garden was so beautifully green and lush ! ! !  I could stay here forever ㅠㅠㅠㅠ Can you spot the robot ?!IMG_8123_37IMG_8146_38IMG_8147_39IMG_8237_41Heading back down the stairs ! Before going to the rooftop we shopped at Mamma Aiuto which is Studio Ghibli’s Museum Shop and bought hunnids worth of studio ghibli merch ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_8205Some last shots of museum from rooftop garden before we headed down !IMG_8206Afterwards, we got really hungryyy so of course we had to try the Ghibli Museum Cafe ! ! ! ! !

totoro14IMG_8429_2IMG_8430IMG_8373Before you can enter the cafe, if there is a line you have to sit in these chairs and keep rotating chairs until you get to the front. I’ve noticed that this is a very common method of getting people into a restaurant in Japan ! It happened to me as well at Odabei which is a convertible sushi restuarant !IMG_8257Here’s a cute pig menu from really far away ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Let’s just look at the actual menu ㅋㅋㅋIMG_8261Here is the cover of the Straw Hat Cafe’s (Studio Ghibli Museum’s cafe is also known as this) menuIMG_8271IMG_8275IMG_8276IMG_8277We both ordered the Pasta Napolitan with a Mischievious Meatball because I like pasta and I wanted to know what a Mischievious Meatball was ! ! ! !  IMG_8278And I ordered Coffee with Foamy Milk! If you wanted the coffee art you would order this drink !

IMG_8339We also are not allowed to take pictures of inside the cafe except for our food… but here’s a few sneaky shots ㅋㅋㅋIMG_8341IMG_8283The only coffee art they did that day was the Straw hat !!! I really wanted totoro or kiki’s delivery service but it’s still cute !!IMG_8281IMG_8284And here’s my Pasta Napolitan with a Mischievious Meatball ! ! ! It is served on a totoro plate !! They sell these plates in the gift shop too ! So i forgot to take a picture of inside of the meatball but it’s a mischievious meatball because there’s an EGG INSIDE !!!!! ㅋㅋㅋ !!! so cutee !!!IMG_8296IMG_8314_44IMG_8320_45IMG_8303IMG_8306

I can never bring myself to ruin something so beautiful ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_8346Then of course we had to order dessert ! We got Strawberry Short cake ! It was served on a Kiki’s delivery plate and with a ponyo flag ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ the ponyo flag is so cute i took it home back to america with me….. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ my sister was like ewww ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_8347IMG_8369I took so long to take pictures of the cake so my sister started eating it … ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ some things are too pretty to eat ! ! !IMG_8349_4IMG_8353_5Of course I had to guard the cake from her pre-emptive attacks because I needed selfies before it was eaten ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_8355_6

I finally let her eat ! Because this was really her cake because i’m not supposed to eat sweets with a UTI ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ I did sneak some bites though they were delicious ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

After eating, we wandered more around the museum ! Downstairs from the cafe is an open patio where these next photos were taken !IMG_8434IMG_8465_48There were these holes all around the museum with soot sprites in them ! !! ! ! !  !  ! ! ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ cute ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_8527IMG_8442IMG_8479There was a pagoda that kids were playing at ! It pumps up water that you can later dump into a trail that leads to somewhere ㅋㅋㅋIMG_8482IMG_8483IMG_8491Okay, this is the WOMEN’S BATHROOM. Such beautiful decoration in the women’s bathroom and such interesting urinaries ㅋㅋㅋ What are those for?! Please tell me !

When I was in here, LOTS of men confused this as an exhibit ㅋㅋㅋ I had to tell some that this is a women’s restroom because they kept wandering around ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

IMG_8511So our time at Studio Ghibli Museum came to a close and we wanted to head back home to Shibuya ! Here’s some messy shots of exiting outside !IMG_8522IMG_8524IMG_8526IMG_8530To leave, you are going to go back to the Straw House Cafe and then there is an exit way where you can leave to walk through the park to the station, wait for the bus, or grab a taxi ! We were so rushed to get inside so we didn’t get to see totoro’s reception closely so we were heading back there ! IMG_8433IMG_8539IMG_8540Goodbye Studio Ghibli Museum ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_8542IMG_8545IMG_8546IMG_8549IMG_8550IMG_8553TOTORO’S RECEPTION IN ALL ITS MAJESTY !!!!!!! SO CUTEEEEE !!!!!! Of course it got super rainy and I had to take pictures with my umbrella ! Which was really cool actually because it was so in theme with the studio ghibli movie !IMG_8570_49IMG_8586_50IMG_8595_51IMG_8614_52IMG_8605_1

I was snapchatting totoro’s reception and there was a group of japanese girls behind us and all of sudden a HUGEEEE bug flew out of no where and terrorized us ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

IMG_8636Very last picture in front of the entrance and exit ! We lost our way and found our way back out again ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_8641_53IMG_8672We got back to the station by taxi because it was raining and then we waited to make sure we went on the right train ! These trains were super cute salmon colored ! !IMG_8683IMG_8679_55IMG_8681_56IMG_8688Admiring my goodie bag on our train ride home to Shibuya !IMG_8729By the time we got back to Shibuya, we went shopping a bit and then ended up really hungry ! ! I REALLY wanted to try Sukiyaki ! We ended up in a really upscale restaurant in Shibuya called Den Rokuen-Tei in Parco ! Our meal costed $100 . . . because the meat was wagyu beef and they come to the table and cook for you and push in your chairs for you everytime you get up and pick everything up for you and do everything for you except put the food in your mouth ㅋㅋㅋ I didn’t expect the restaurant to be so upscale there were only fancy dressed people in nice dresses and business suits and me and my sister were in our normal clothes ㅋㅋㅋ IMG_8734The restaurant is on the very top floor of Parco !

IMG_8741But the meal was worth EVERY PENNY ! It was so delicious , wagyu beef is amazing it just falls apart in your mouth and bursts into delicious flavor ! And the sukiyaki taste is so much more powerful and delicious then the ones I’ve had in the US !

So that was my 4th day in Japan! Hope you enjoyed this really pic heavy post and i’ll have my 5th day up soons ~

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[TRAVEL] Japan Day 3

IMG_6474_60Herro ~

Today is my photo diary of my 3rd day in Japan ! For my 3rd day I spent it primarily in Harajuku ~~ Which is my absolutee favorite place in Japan ! !

I started the day off using the restroom in Shibuya 109 because of my UTI I literally had to stop and use the restroom allllll the time ! The restroom is on the bottom floor and it is sooooo cute ! ! ! Just look at that fringey chandelier ~~ IMG_6470Next to the restroom, there is a makeup store called Plaza ! Me and my sister bought some products from there ! In the very left hand corner next to the Barbie Face Masks there is the ReFa Carat that I want so much ㅠㅠㅠㅠ But it’s around $257 ㅠㅠㅠㅠ I couldn’t spend so much on one item in Japan so I will  just save up now since they also sell in the US ! IMG_6485Afterwards, we went on the JR Line from Shibuya to Harajuku! Right outside of the JR Harajuku stop is Takeshita Street which is the most popular shopping street in Harajuku ! ! IMG_6494_61Of course I needed to get a quick snap in front of the street but the sun was so bright ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_6508We headed into Family Mart because I got really thirsty ! In Japan you need to keep hydrated and I love how theres always some sort of convenience store – Family Mart, Lawson, 7-Eleven – in like every block ~

I will always be in love with convenience store foods ! !! THEY HAVE BOBA IN STORE ㅠㅠㅠㅠ IMG_6509_1IMG_6517_63IMG_6521_7And out of all these delicious drinks what do I choose – water ! ! As much as I would’ve loved to gorge on all the delicious sweet drinks I had to avoid sweets like the plague because they are really bad to ingest when you have a UTI ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Untitled-8IMG_6584A little ways away from Family Mart is a circle lens shop ! ! ! I loveeee all the lenses they sell ! ! ! They are so kawaii ! ! ! IMG_6585HELLO KITTY AND MY MELODY EYES ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_6586IMG_6587I really like this brand of lenses too ! ! !IMG_6694_6Of course I had to take outfit shots in front of a Harajuku drink machine ! IMG_6702__5clickitemstoshop

PUNYUS | Logo Hat
Dress In | A Line Pleated Skirt in Lilac
American Apparel | White Ponte Mock Neck Short Sleeve Top
PUNYUS | White Glitter Socks
PUNYUS | Lilac Platform Sandals

For links to outfit items you can click the items I am wearing to shop in the picture above ^ ~~ Complete list is also included below ~

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PUNYUS | Logo Hat

American Apparel | White Ponte Mock Neck Short Sleeve Top

Dress In | A Line Pleated Skirt in Lilac

PUNYUS | White Glitter Socks

PUNYUS | Lilac Platform Sandals

Since I bought a bunch of PUNYUS my first and second day in Japan of course I had to wear all the goodies I bought ! ! I decided to do a white and lilac combination outfit ~ Because I bought a lot of lilac PUNYUS stuff ㅋㅋㅋ ! All my PUNYUS went so well with my Dress In | A Line Pleated Skirt in Lilac that they sent me !

IMG_6745_6IMG_6730_4IMG_6665_3IMG_6643_2IMG_6820Looking at these W♥C pictures makes me want to go back soooooooo bad ! ! W♥C is my second favorite Japanese brand and store ! !

Untitled-9IMG_6828The store is the cutest thing ever ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_6831IMG_6858I got the white Only You backpack from W♥C ! I’ve already worn it in previous posts ~~IMG_6865IMG_6909I also bought both of these ㅋㅋㅋ~ So cute ㅠㅠㅠㅠ !!!!! IMG_6886_12IMG_6906_59Some pictures of me chilling on the lilac staircase that matched my outfit ! IMG_6898IMG_6902Some close up snaps of my PUNYUS White Glitter Socks and PUNYUS Lilac Platform Sandals

IMG_6866IMG_6867IMG_6868There was a bath full of roses ! ! ! ! So cute ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_6875Across from the store was such a beautifully aesthetic home with grid and plants ! Such good home inspo ㅠㅠIMG_6877IMG_6879A shot of inside the fitting room of W♥C ! IMG_6915Afterwards, we went into a mini shopping mall and we saw so many Tsum Tsums inside of the disney store ㅠㅠㅠㅠ I wish I could’ve bought a lot but toys are so hard to fit inside luggages ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_6917This mega size tsum tsum gave me a heart attack ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_6941_3Then we went into an anime store ! They had cut outs of my Free ! senpais !!!!!!!!! IMG_6920There was really cute gudetama cookies ~~~

Untitled-10IMG_7039Then we got SUPER hungry !!! I was researching online yummy okonamiyaki places and found this one called Sakura Tei in Harajuku ! This is the address:

Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 3丁目20−1
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So in most okonamiyaki places you cook the dishes yourself like at KBBQs ! ! ! ! EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUSSSSS I CRY I WANT TO EATS IT AGAIN ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Untitled-16IMG_7019_58IMG_7021_62The inside of Sakura Tei was super artsy and had hand drawn art all over it ~ It’s because it is apart of Harajuku’s Design Festa Art Gallery ! The art gallery is connected to Sakura Tei so after eating you can cool down while looking at pretty art !IMG_7056_14IMG_7068IMG_7069IMG_7099_12IMG_7130_10IMG_7136IMG_7210_7IMG_7243_3I love the design of Design Festa Art Gallery’s stairs !  IMG_7308Going up stairs, the white walls have stencil art on them !IMG_7313There are also these really cute empty rooms ! Don’t know if we are allowed in but we went in anyway ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_7323_1IMG_7359_18IMG_7447Another really pretty building that I kept catching myself admiring !IMG_7444IMG_7442IMG_7417_16IMG_7398_17IMG_7508_14IMG_7520After the art gallery we got lost trying to find Takeshita Street ! We actually got lost trying to find the restaurant so we didn’t know at all where we were going ㅋㅋㅋ ! But luckily we passed by a Too Cool for School ! ! ! I’ve seen this brand on so many korean makeup sites and always wanted to try so of course we had to go in ! ! ! IMG_7519I LOVE GET IT BEAUTY ! ! ! They were playing a video of their products there ~ IMG_7517Sorry for the blurry pictures I was so overwhelmed by all the cuteness of the store and products ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Untitled-11IMG_7516IMG_7515IMG_7513I loveeee the dinosaur packaging ㅠㅠㅠㅠ IMG_7522After shopping at Too Cool for School we headed home~ We finally found an entrance way to JR !

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To end the night, we got one of our favorite drink places inside of the stations ! I always got the strawberry, raspberry, and cranberry drink ! And my sister got the peach drink! The peach drink is DELICIOUS though! It tastes as if you are biting into a peach !!!!

So that is my 3rd day of Japan ~ Hope you enjoyed my post ! Will have 4th day up soon ~

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[TRAVEL] Day 2 Japan

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Herro ~~ Today I am posting about my second day in Japan ~ So much stuff has been happening lately that its so hard to keep up with my blog posts ! What’s happening to me now is that I am currently working at a new nail salon in the OC called Black File Nails ! ! You should totally come in and ask for me to get your nails did hee hee ~~

The address to my salon is:

Anyway, I will post more in detail about that later ~~
So my second day in Japan started off with convenience store food ! Because I lived right on top of a Lawson I literally just had to walk outside and go into the convenience store ! I’ve noticed people in Shibuya generally always dress nice so I felt really  janky getting food in my pjs ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
Anyway, the food in Lawson is soooo nice ! I chose zaru soba noodles ! ! ! I wish 7 eleven had comparably yummy food at such a cheap price in convenience stores ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
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IMG_6246_3My friend Aimee slept over in our apartment and forgot her lunch that she bought at Lawson so we ventured into the train station by ourselves for the first time to drop off her lunch ~ IMG_6248-8IMG_6255-7IMG_6260_6IMG_6253-1_8It took us a couple of times to fully understand how to work the train systems ! We went into the wrong entrance and bought the wrong ticket about 2x ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

It was weird because the train station workers in Shibuya aren’t very helpful… but when we went to Tokyo Sky Tree Tower they helped so much ! So something to be aware of when going to Shibuya, I sware you will find confused tourists like me looking at the train maps all the time  ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

IMG_6324Anyway here is a quick shot of the JR Platform ! ! JR Line will pretty much be your most used mode of transportation because it stops at all the main cities that you’d want to go in Tokyo !

IMG_6295_2IMG_6322The trains have so much funny and weird advertisements I’m always like 어이없다 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_6225My friend works in Shinjuku ! Here’s a quick shot of the street from where we were heading ! This was actually the ONLY time we went to Shinjuku ! Of course this street was so cute I had to stop and take outfit pics ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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Dim. E Cres. | Logo Hair Band
DIM. E CRES. | Logo Bracelet
American Apparel | Sky Blue Raglan (from LA AA Flea Market)
American Apparel | Denim Fanny Pack
MixxMix | Classic Pleat Tennis Skirt in Sky Blue
Uniqlo | White Socks
Nike | Air Force 1

For links to outfit items you can click the items I am wearing to shop in the picture above ^ ~~ Complete list is also included below ~

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DIM. E CRES. | Logo Hair Band

American Apparel | Sky Blue Raglan (from LA AA Flea Market)

American Apparel | Denim Fanny Pack (given to me for my trip from my boyfriend ~)

MixxMix | Classic Pleat Tennis Skirt in Sky Blue

DIM. E CRES. | Logo Bracelet

Uniqlo | White Socks

Nike | Air Force 1

Hat is given to me by my boyfriend ~

IMG_6208_5IMG_6233-5After dropping off my friends lunch, we headed to Tokyo Skytree Tower because we wanted to go back to PUNYUS ! We are so PUNYUS obsessed !!

IMG_6445_3IMG_6438_4IMG_6431_5IMG_6423_6Here are some shots inside of Tokyo Sky Tree Oshiage Train Station Stop ~

A quick vid of our second haul from PUNYUS ~IMG_6457_1AREN’T THE PUNYUS BAGS THE CUTEST THINGS EVER?! ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Untitled-15IMG_6449_2So I got a UTI while I was in Japan…ㅠㅠㅠㅠ… because I held in my pee in the airplane flight to Tokyo… NEVERRRRR hold it in ! Because I was sitting window seat, I didn’t want to keep asking people to get up and move… but fuck it !! don’t be shy to ask ~~ So I tried drinking Cranberry  juice… and it was SOO hard to find ANYTHING cranberry in Tokyo ! The ONLY place I could find cranberry juice was in a specialty grocery shop in one of the bottom floors of Tokyo Sky Tree Tower ! So if you get a UTI in Japan, go to Tokyo Sky Tree Tower to find Cranberry Juice !

IMG_6408IMG_6410Now I am heading back to Shibuya to eat nommy sushiiii ! ! ! !IMG_6404_10IMG_6370The first sushi we had in Japan was in Shibuya Mark City on the 4th Floor at a popular spot – Umegaoka Sushi No Midori Sohonten Shibuya !

This is the address:

1-12 Dogenzaka | Shibuya Mark City East 4F, Shibuya150-0043, Tokyo Prefecture

I ordered their 15th Delicious Anniversary dish because a lot of people ordered it and it looked so yummy ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

So the first two things to come out were the side salad and egg custard-y thing ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I don’t really know what the egg thing is called but it was really jiggly like jello ! And the topping on the salad looked kinda weird at first but it was actually really nommy !! It was like lobster-y !
IMG_6379And here’s the whole dish ! ! ! The fish was SOOOOO delicious ! ! Super fatty and  flavorful ! ! ! I want more right now ㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_6376

I thought this wheat grass one was particularly funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ! It actually tasted refreshing and veryyy healthy ! IMG_6393_10

Afterwards, we went to pick up our Studio Ghibli Museum Tickets ! We bought our tickets from Voyagin which costed $50 whereas if we bought it at a Lawson (which would’ve been right underneath us) it would be only $10 BUT it was a good thing we bought in advance because when we went ALL studio ghibli museum tickets were SOLD OUT! One of my friends who went to Tokyo before us told us that she didn’t get any tickets ㅠㅠㅠㅠ and tickets were sold out into the next month…. So if you REALLY want to go to Studio Ghibli Museum like me then you NEED to buy the tickets in advance IF you go during high tourist season !

My experience with Voyagin was great ! Right when I purchased my ticket back in the US, I was emailed by a personal concierge to communicate with. They also deliver straight to your hotel in Tokyo but if you are like me and stayed at an apartment you could just go pick it up yourself ! Their office was in Shibuya ! The only thing was that me and my sister got lost like 3x to find it.. even though they do send you directions with pictures and everything we are super directionally challenged and got lost… so we just took a taxi ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

IMG_6341_3My taxi ride to Voyagin office were the last pictures I took on my second day ~ But that pretty much summed up everything I did my second day in Japan !

Hope you enjoyed my post ~ I will be posting more about my adventures soon !

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[FOODIE] Anko

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Today I am introducing my first post to a new section on my blog – FOODIE !

So I really love food ㅠㅠㅠㅠ . . . If you follow me on ig you might’ve noticed that I have been increasing the amount of food posts lately whether it’s selfies of me with food or just food by itself because . . . food . . .

So my first FOODIE post is about Anko ! ! Anko is a 팥빙수 ( Patbingsu) place ~ 팥빙수 ( Patbingsu) is Korean shaved ice desserts with sweet toppings ! ! ! It’s such a perfect summer dessert… and and just eat all the time even if its not summer dessert ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

After Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival, me, Gia Hoa, Vannick, and Pablo really wanted dessert and Gia Hoa had recommended us to go here ~ The desserts looked so pretty on Yelp so we decided to go ~ It’s in K-town in LA ! It’s address is:

400 S Western Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90020

 

IMG_3960IMG_3961These are pictures of the front desk of ANKO ! As you can see there are so many yummy and pretty desserts to choose from !!! Me and Vannick ordered a large size Green Tea팥빙수 ( Patbingsu) with Strawberries ~~

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IMG_3954_1So happy when our Green Tea팥빙수 ( Patbingsu) with Strawberries  came out ~11830104_975532279165802_187589017_11Vannick took snapchat pictures of me ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ He’s not very good at lighting or angles ㅋㅋㅋ But ANKO has realllyyyy good natural lighting if you are able to capture it right ! You can see in my next pic ㅋㅋㅋ

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IMG_3947IMG_3948IMG_3957My boyfriend asked for added condensed milk so it’s more milkier on top now  ~ And Here is the center, you can see that its not all just green tea because they layer the flavors ~ IMG_3958IMG_3950_2Overall, I really loveee Anko ! I’m asking my boyfriend to take me there again today ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Have you tried Anko yet ?? How do you like it??

What other nommy OC and LA foodie places should I try ? !

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[OUTFIT] Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

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Today I have a overdue post of my outfit I wore to Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival in LA on a double date with Gia Hoa! So if you don’t know what Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival is, it is a festival trying to replicate the spirit of Harajuku with popular street style and lolita girls from Japan, Don Quijote, karaoke, and photo booths. If you are considering on going to Moshi Moshi Nippon, I would not waste my $10 again on going to another one unless they seriously make it ALOTTTTTTT better. . . Apparently it is their first year in hosting this festival but it was just really sad . . . like it was at a HUGEEEE venue in The Reef L.A. and not even half of the space was utilized so it looked really big and empty. Empty from both lack of booths and people who came. Me, Gia Hoa, Vannick, and Pablo only took less than 15 minutes to go through the whole place and we were reallyyyy bored the whole time . . . The only entertaining things were these gudetama backdrops and Don Quijote snacks but that was about it. We only got to see one popular japanese model – Rin Rin Doll. So our upcoming pictures are all of us looking really happy and entertained but that was because of each others company and not because of the festival ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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Me and Gia Hoa taking a snap with Rin Rin Doll !

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For links to outfit items you can click the items I am wearing to shop in the picture above ^ ~~ Complete list is also included below ~

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Swankiss – Risa x Swankiss Collaboration Sailor Dress (comes with hair bow)

Daiso – Black Knee High Socks 

W♥C – Only You Clear Backpack (from Harajuku Takeshita Street)

PUNYUS – Black Platform Sandals (from Tokyo Skytree Tower) 

IMG_3937_3This gudetama was our favorite !! It is so sassy and kawaii ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

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Did you go to Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival? What were your thoughts?

Hope you liked my post ~~~

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[OUTFIT] KCON 2015 LA Day 3

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Herro ~~~ Today is a quick outfit/mini photo diary post of my KCON date~ My boyfriend bought me KCON tickets when I was in Japan to get me psyched to come back here ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ! ! ! We were so excited to finally go yesterday ~  Of course we had to go on Sunday because Zion T and Crush was performing at the concert ㅠㅠㅠㅠ ~~

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Trius Garments | No Reply Cap
Dim. E Cres. | DIM Logo Bangle
American Apparel | Long Sleeve Crop Top (from Factory Flea Market)
American Apparel | Pink grid skirt
American Apparel | Striped Sheer Socks

For links to outfit items you can click the items I am wearing to shop in the picture above ^ ~~ Some stuff aren’t visible in that hotspot picture so a complete list is included below ~

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Trius Garments – No Reply Cap in Pink

American Apparel – Long Sleeve Crop Top

American Apparel – Pink Grid Skirt

Dim. E Cres. – Dim Logo Bangle

W♥C – Only You Clear Backpack (from Harajuku Takeshita Street)

American Apparel – Striped Sheer Socks 

Bubbles – Be Mine Choker (from Shibuya 109) 

PUNYUS – Black Platform Sandals (from Tokyo Skytree Tower) 

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First thing that we did going into the convention center is stop by the KCON Merch booth for 2 Zion T and Crush Posters ! ! ! I love how their signatures are printed on the posters ~~~~

But we came to the convention center really late… at around 5 pm ㅠㅠㅠㅠ… plus after walking around for a bit we were scared we lost my boyfriend’s wallet ㅠㅠㅠㅠ… we asked everywhere and left our information at the security room but fortunately we found it later in the day ! ! !  So pretty much we didn’t have much time at all going around the convention hall which is a little bit sad because there was so many korean cosmetic booths ㅠㅠ… like iope and nature republic… but it’s okay !!! We have decided to go all 3 days next year ~ ~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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IMG_3986_10We basically went to only 2 booths ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

The Shin Ramen booth and the KakaoTalk booth ! ! ! And the KakaoTalk booth made my convention experience ㅋㅋㅋ because I LOVEEEEEE KAKAOTALK SO MUCHHHH ! we got the last stickers they were giving out ~~ and i’m kinda bummed that we didn’t get the cute kakaotalk characters to hold because they ran out ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

IMG_4010_6IMG_4012_4We are waiting outside of Staples Center in order to go in to sit for Day 2 concert ~~

My phone batteries ran out soon after this picture (of course that would happen right before the concertㅠㅠㅠ ) so I switched to my Canon Powershot N2 camera for the next last photos !

IMG_1133We literally sat at the highest row but I actually really appreciated that because the whole day was just stressful at first because we were scared that we lost his wallet so relaxing in a seat was a perfect end to a crazy day !

The people on stage were a band that were taking pictures in the front of the KCON sign right when we came around 5pm and me and my boyfriend didnt know who they were ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

IMG_1134IMG_1146I was really tired so I didn’t take anyyy pictures of the actual concert ㅋㅋㅋ I just wanted to enjoy the perfomances ! ZION T WAS AMAZINGGGGG!!!!! Me and my boyfriend LOVEEE him ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_1147IMG_1148_2 IMG_1149_7

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After the concert, we were trying to head back to our parking lot but got really lost amidst the crowd ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ but in the crowd i spotted Dumbfounded who MC’ed the beginning of the concert ! ! My boyfriend likes his music a lot so we were so psyched to catch a selfie with him! This is actually our third selfie with him because the first 2 were so blurryㅋㅋㅋ

As we were walking back to our parking lot, we hear so much screams of fangirls and fanboys and we decided to just loiter around because we really wanted to see if Zion T would come out !! When we went over to where everyone was screaming, it turned out to be because AOA just left in their car !  Afterwards we decided to just keep walking around in hopes of snapping selfies with Zion T !

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So my boyfriend knows that I LOVE the Buzzfeed Try Guys especially Keith. I was complaining to him that when I went to Anime Expo this year and saw their Sailor Moon skit at the Masquerade ball, me and Gia Hoa waited 2 hours after the show for them. We just got so hungry when it hit 11:58 pm and left to eat nommy korean bbq…. soon after we left around 12 pm they came out to take pictures with people left waiting ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ  When me and Gia Hoa heard about that the next day we were so sad that we could’ve seen them if we waited literally 2 more minutes ㅠㅠㅠㅠ  !

I totally didn’t expect to see the Buzzfeed Try Guys last night because I thought they went to KCON on Saturday ! But I was so happy to finally meet and take a selfie with Keith ~~~~ My boyfriend was really happy for me ㅋㅋㅋ I’m so happy he can deal with my fangirl obsessions ㅋㅋㅋIMG_1154_11IMG_1157_9I didn’t get a selfie with Eugene, because he and Keith had to go so I stole a selfie of myself with him in the background ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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IMG_1161_5After seeing the Buzzfeed Try Guys we decided we were tired and left to go home !!! Here’s a pic of my boyfriend Vannick giving me a piggy back ride to our parking lot ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Overall, I wish I had experienced the convention more but I don’t regret anything because we have decided to go all 3 days next year ~ And the concert really made our day especially Zion T ! ! !

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[ TRAVEL ] Japan Day 1

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Herro everyone ~ I haven’t posted in foreverr because I have been so busy planning my trip to Japan, going to Japan, and coming back ! I finally found time to take a look at all my pictures that I have organized by day to post ! I will be posting about each day when I was in Japan !

The plane tickets to go to Tokyo in July was insanely cheap ! ! ! They were under $1000 without service fee and tax and only a little more then $1000 with those extra charges added ! I originally wanted to go to Korea but because of the MERS outbreak I changed my mind, and my heart was set when I saw that the plane flight tickets were so cheap !

My trip to Japan was spontaneous and planned in little over 3 weeks ! It was the funnest trip I’ve ever been on overseas so far and I am so excited to save up to go again !

My boyfriend dropped me and my sister off at LAX, we came so early that we had to wait for the people from baggage claim to open.. while we were waiting he gave me his hat to take to Japan with me ~ ~ If you follow me on instagram you would’ve seen me wear it a couple times because I love it ! !

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While walking towards our terminal me and my sister were amazed to see how renovated LAX has gotten! We haven’t traveled overseas in over 6 years and way back then LAX wasn’t the nicest airport . . . now it’s so pretty just look at that galaxy in the middle of nowhere *w* P1030713_2 P1030722_1 IMG_5319_44We of course took our nikes with us on our plane flight ! I’m wearing my favorite Nike Air Force and she’s wearing her Nike Cortez !

The next picture you can click on the items I am wearing to shop, sorry you can’t click on my hat though kekekee

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American Apparel | Basic White T (from LA Factory Flea Market)
Replay Container | Container Bag
Oi Oi | 人手一条超好穿休闲百搭直筒西装裤 3色
Nike | Nike Socks
Nike | Nike Air Force 1
Aliexpress | Bape Selfie Stick
Aliexpress | Kakao Talk Selfie Stick

IMG_5430IMG_5431Before lifting off, me and my sister wanted to eat dinner at the airport since we were scared of airplane food ! There’s an Umami Burger in LAX so we got burgers from there ~ IMG_5436_42Since we flew Economy we had to wait foreverr to be able to board the plane ! But I don’t mind ! I’d rather pay economy then a ridiculous amount for just one plane flight ~ How about you ? ? IMG_5442_41

IMG_5455Getting myself situated in the airplane ! On the flight there I sat window seat ! The tvs they had on ANA were pretty old quality in economy class !

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Here’s how my table space looked haha ! It consisted of a carry on mini bag full of skincare necessities – makeup remover wipes, face cleansing cloths, face wash, toner, serum, and moisturizer ! I came prepared since my friend who went there a week earlier then us said her skin broke out during the plane flight ! And of course I needed to chew gum while we were lifting off to prevent our ear drums from hurting !

IMG_5480This is what my sister got – a sandwhich, banana, and milano cookies ! I ordered a soba meal but I forgot to take a picture ! It wasn’t so bad… i mainly ate the cookies ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_5475_39IMG_5473_40After doing my skincare routine I took extra care of my skin by applying a face mask on board too ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ! ! ! It felt really nice you should definitely bring a face mask on board with you next time you fly ~~IMG_5573_37IMG_5500The sky was so beautiful when I woke up and looked out of the window ! ! We were super close to Japan at this time ~

IMG_5506IMG_5522IMG_5526IMG_5539IMG_5594Just about to land ~ Hovering over Japan was so breath taking ! !

IMG_5601IMG_5602IMG_5604I thought this snap was pretty cool because you can see the airplane hanger ㅋㅋㅋ ~ IMG_5607If you are flying to Tokyo, you should ALWAYSS land in Haneda and NOT Narita ! Because Narita is hourssss away from Tokyo whereas Haneda is only 40 minutes away ! 11655569_953203244700912_902455878_311737143_953203461367557_1305624423_511733402_953203048034265_99395846_411667177_953203504700886_543519192_n1To get to Shibuya where we were staying, we decided to take a Airport Limousine bus ! Since we landed at 5 AM, there was NO traffic and it literally took us 15 minutes from Haneda to Shibuya ! I really recommend going on the Airport Limousine bus if you don’t have so much luggage ! Even so, the station worker helps you carry your luggage on the bus for you ~

IMG_5633IMG_5643IMG_5839Here is a snap of the inside of our Shibuya apartment for 2 weeks ! I actually didn’t get much pictures of the inside… this is the only one I got of it ㅋㅋㅋ ! But I LOVED this place ! It was such an amazing apartment to stay in and I will definitely come back here to live again next time I go to Japan ! You can check out the apartment I stayed at HERE ! ! If you’re looking for a apartment to stay in Shibuya, you should definitely check out Ayami’s apartment ! It has all the amenities you would need to live- washer, dryer, shower, restroom, bed, air conditioning, fridge, and etc ! We lived so comfortably here and it was soooo close to Shibuya 109 and the train station ! Ayami is a very helpful host as well, we had such a great experience with her !

IMG_5646Right underneath our apartment is a Lawson which is a Japanese convenience store ! We literally survived off of onigiris from here for 5 days by our choice because they were so cheap and delicious ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ! ! ! ! IMG_5640_32First thing after dropping our luggages off at our apartments, showering, and changing we went to eat ! We were starvinggg and our first choice was to eat at a Segafredo ! It was a poor choice though, we both ordered pasta which tasted more like asian noodles then italian but that’s to be expected because we are in asia ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ since then we strayed away from american type foods ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_5632_33After eating, we headed to Shibuya 109 ! We are in the elevator and the next pictures are outside of the elevator ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋIMG_5629_34IMG_5624_35IMG_5622_36IMG_5647_30

My trip to Japan was made even funner because I had friends there too ! We met with my friend Steph and her boyfriend Charles ! They taught us to use the metro and trains and took us around

At Tokyo Skytree, me and my sister fell in LOVEEEEEEEE with PUNYUS !!!!!!! We’ve been to multiple PUNYUS stores but the one at Tokyo Skytree had the most selection ! If you love PUNYUS too you NEED to go to the Tokyo Skytree store – the Shibuya 109 one is so small it will make you cry in comparison to the one at Tokyo Sky Tree ! We literally bought from PUNYUS 3x during our trip ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
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IMG_5816IMG_5817-copyIMG_5820-27IMG_5837-23IMG_5832-24I love how crepes are literally everywhere in Japan ! ! ! IMG_5841Our next destination was Akihabara !!!!!! I LOVE AKIHABARA !!!!! We literally went 4x during our trip ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ! I am such a big weeb ! I’ve come to loveee anime so much lately !!!! I mean i’ve even picked up cosplaying too ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

IMG_5840I took this picture to send to my boyfriend because we bought the same Evangelion Nanderoid at Anime Expo !  There was so much UFO catchers here but we didn’t play anyy because it’s too hard to carry back so many toys ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_8690Then we went to the Bape Store in Shibuya because my sister really wanted to go ! We spent a lot of money there ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠIMG_8707_22IMG_8723_18IMG_8716_19I loveeeee these stairs at the Bape Store though !! They are so pretty ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ They even have rotating shoes ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

IMG_8759_17IMG_8767_16IMG_8773_15IMG_8781_14I loveeeee this MixxMix skirt so much!! It says “you’ll never know me” on it ㅠㅠㅠ !

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American Apparel | Tan Polo Shirt (from LA Flea Market)
MixxMix | Embroidered Hem Detail Pleated Skirt
Nike | Nike Socks
Nike | Nike Air Force 1

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To end the day, we met up with my friend Aimee and we all went to my apartment to hang out ! ! ! Our apartment had these cute plushies ! And we put my Kakao Talk selfie stick to good use ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ !

Well that was my first day in Japan ! ! Hope you had fun reading about my experience ! !

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[TRAVEL] Cabazon Dinosaurs

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Herro everyone ~ This is my last post from my trip to Palm Springs ! Our very last stop on our way back to the OC, we saw the Cabazon Dinosaurs ~

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If you are in Palm Springs, you should make a stop at the Cabazon dinosaurs ~ The location is :

  • 50800 Seminole Dr
    Cabazon, CA 92230

On yelp, lots of people say its not worth paying extra to go inside and my friend Steph also said that she wouldn’t pay to go in too ! Even so, you can still take cute pictures with the Brontosaurus and T-Rex !

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Me and Gia Hoa hiding from the sun with our hands ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ! It was sooo sunnyyy ㅠ ㅠㅠ ㅠ 275A8343_4275A8346_2clickitemstoshop

Dress | MixxMix Sleeveless Pleated Mini Dress in Ivory
Top | Forever 21 Long Sleeve Turtle Neck
Socks | Uniqlo White Socks
Shoes | Nike Air Force 1

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[TRAVEL] The Saguaro in Palm Springs

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Today is another travel post about my trip to The Saguaro in Palm Springs with Stephanie and Gia Hoa after Salvation Mountain!

If you are going to Salvation Mountain from Orange County it takes a 3 1/2 hour drive there, so driving back same day would total your trip to approximately 7 hours ! 7 hours is a longgg time to spend in a car for one day for me so one of my favorite things to do instead of driving all the way back to the OC is to sleep over at The Saguaro in Palm Springs ! The Saguaro is about 2 hours away from Salvation Mountain so the drive back home the next day will be a lot shorter then driving all in the same day !

I usually stay at The Saguaro whenever I am in Palm Springs, it is my FAVORITE Palm Springs hotel ! I stay here for Coachella too !

So we got here really late around 9 pm and it’s great how you are able to still check-in so late ~   The lobby is literally goals btw – i neeeeddd this neon cactus in my house ;___; ! ! IMG_3920_2

After you get your room keys, you take your car and park at the nearest parking location to your room ! I love how the doors represent different color schemes !

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The hallways are so pretty at night ~

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As I said previously, each door represents the room’s color scheme! Our door was PINK !!! And our room was purple and pink themed ! ! So cuteeeee ~

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Gia Hoa chillin on the bed and as you can see the bed frame and curtains is pink and you can slightly see the purple wall to the right ~IMG_3927_15

The door to the bathroom is purple but inside each bathroom in The Saguaro has the same color scheme which is an orange sink and yellow walls !

After changing and showering because it was really hot at Salvation Mountain, we tried watching some episodes of Orange is the New Black but ended up blacking out 3 minutes in ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ !

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One of my most favorite things about The Saguaro is being able to wake up to this pool view in the morning ! With Palm Trees and desert mountains against a colorful and vibrant pool atmosphere – it’s always breath taking ! Before checking out at 11 am, me and gia hoa wanted to go to the pool ~ IMG_4018_1

 

Our balcony wall and air conditioner was also pink! It was the cutest thing ever – me and gia hoa and stephanie just had to take pics on it ! IMG_4046_1

Here is our door in the day light ! How cute is it ?! We bought a bunch of Daiso drinks to bring with us on the trip because the water in hotels like The Saguaro is $5… just get a bunch of Calpico and Oi Oichoa Green Tea at Daiso for a few dollas ! !

IMG_4081_6IMG_4080_5IMG_4093_8IMG_4091_7Here’s what the rooms look like from the pool area! So colorful and cute ! !IMG_4118_26IMG_4110_29IMG_4101_30IMG_4206_10IMG_4208_11Does anyone know how to get on these whale pool things ?! It’s SO HARD ! I tried really hard to get a picture on it but as you can see totally failed … ㅠㅠㅠㅠ … IMG_4164_6

These donut things are 1000000x more easier to get on though ㅋㅋㅋㅋ ! ! ! IMG_4345_7IMG_4364_9I thought this photo was particularly funny to me.. i remember i was so tired trying to take cute donut floating pics like the ones in photoshoots and on igers instagrams but its really hard because I keep floating away from Gia Hoa who was taking the pictures ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ! !IMG_4358_11IMG_4191_13IMG_4205_15IMG_4349_3IMG_4185_16IMG_4292_23IMG_4397_22IMG_4400_21IMG_4440_19IMG_4441_20Untitled-8

On our way back to the room, we had to take some quick selfies in the hallway ! The aesthetic of it was too cute not too !IMG_4511_12

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After we checked out, we went to Native Foods right across the street ! It was really funny because a worker at this Palm Springs location recognized us from the Orange County location because we loveee to eat at Natives a lot ! !

I got the Korean BBQ sandwich because I wanted to try something new… but honestly I would rather stick to my Scorpio Burger because it was not so great…

Hope you enjoyed todays travel post ! Will you be coming here this summer ?!

Bikini | O-mighty Anime Eyez Bikini
Scrunchie | American Apparel Grid Scrunchie
Choker | Aliexpress Tattoo Choker
Shoes | Nike Air Force 1
Drink | Calpico

Round up of me and my friends in today’s post ~

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