One of my favourite country to visit is Japan... and after coming home from Nagoya and Taiwan, I get to visit Tokyo again!!!
I WAS SO EXCITED 'CAUSE I REALLY LIKE TOKYO THE LAST TIME I CAME!!!!
This time round, it's for a shoot with Liese, really thankful that they invited both Qiuqiu and I for this shoot~~~
Anyway, finally decided to blog because I have lots of pictures to share (we got to wear kimono omg I LOVE KIMONO!!!!) *_* Also we were busy shooting so I can't do up a vlog so here's a blog post to compensate ok!!!
Starting off the trip with MY FAVOURITE EVERRRRR.
CORN SOUP FROM THE VENDING MACHINE OF JAPAN.
PLEASE TRY THIS IF YOU ARE IN JAPAN!!!!
Sweet & salty.... it's perfect especially for the cold weather~
I think I had at least 6 of them during the short 4 days trip LOL.
Anyway, we stayed at Asukasa Hotel Hatago, it's very near to Asakusa Subway Line and it is really cosy there!
Pardon the little bit of mess 'cause I was holding a ton of stuff HAHA but yes it's like modern x traditional vibe!!! Tatami and cute lantern-looking lights~
We stayed at Asakusa, pretty near Asakusa Temple as well, so after settling down at the hotel, Qiu and I, along with Michelle, headed down to Ichiran!!!
SO HAPPY THERE IS A ICHIRAN NEAR US THAT WE CAN WALK TO OMG.
I was telling Qiu that I just NEED to visit Don Quijote & Ichiran this trip. I will be happy enough. Even if we have no time we must make time. xD
HAPPY FACES WITH HAPPY TUMMY~~~
Next morning's breakfast with a view!
Our hotel had complimentary breakfast but only limited to 15 sets so lucky us managed to snag two sets~~~
INARI SUSHI FOR BREAKFAST!!!
It was honestly super yummy and filling!
Also selfie spam 'cause the sunrise make us look good in every picture. NO NEED FOR FILTER OR EDIT YAY. xD
The stunning view with Tokyo Skytree from afar.
After breakfast, we had a full day of shoot ahead of us, and headed down to Kao Lab for a talk & sharing session!!!
OOTD~ Cute sweater top from Chocoolate at IT Singapore~
Honestly I was quite interested in Liese Foam Dye because I used to be such a huge fan (especially before I got a hair sponsor)! It's super easy to work with, also the result is always very nice!
My mom is still a Liese user, don't have to go to salon specially to dye her hair~~
And the cool thing now is that they have an improved formula!!!
They demonstrated on the model so we can tell the difference in the new formula. Also the photobomb is our crew being very hardworking shooting for the video HAHA.
Left is when it's freshly pumped out from the bottle, and right is after massaging!
The foam gets denser and thicker as you massage so it will coat your hair and make sure every strand gets dyed~~
So here's us doing hands-on hahaha.
Qiu and I trying to get the hair up 'cause the foam is so dense the hair STAYS UP HAHAHAHA.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE?!!??!
At Kao Lab, they also showed us this amazing app which will help us try on the liese colors so we will know which one suits us before dyeing!
I prefer the brighter one hehe.
Anyway, they now have a NEW SHADE called Red Velvet which is only available in Singapore!!!
ALSO heard that they are having a promotional price at SGD$16.90 (U.P. SGD$19.90) during CNY period!!! RED VELVET IS A PERF SHADE FOR CNY 'cause red will huat hahahaha.
Lunch is a sumptuous bento box at Kao Lab!
Everything in one box haha.
More OOTD shots at the lab~ xD
So right after lunch we headed back to change into Kimono~~~~~!!!! *_*
I REALLY LOVE KIMONO OMG they make us look so demure!?
Anyway I always look tall in pictures when I'm alone....
... until someone tall like Qiu stands next to me. :)
First stop was at Rikugen Garden for the shoot in Kimono~ :)
And here's a cute shot of me from Qiu. It's supposed to look good except she shot almost ALL the backstage crew in the picture. :)
Next stop is Tokyo Tower! It is actually my first time there, and the tower reminds me of Cardcaptor Sakura. I was harping about it to Qiu but she has no idea what Cardcaptor Sakura is. :D LOL.
The sky turned really dark at about 4:50pm omg it felt like 10pm hahahaha not sure if it's 'cause of the early sunset, I felt extremely lethargic by now, but can't get over how gorgeous Asukasa Temple was!!!!
Our hotel was nearby also so #SCORE.
Dinner was Omakase Sushi so the chef will serve us surprises hahahaha.
And I was indeed pleasantly surprised by every sushi served!!!
The appetiser was AMAZING.
Raw Tuna...... which was SO MINDBLOWING. The texture is amazing & the after taste was so sweet it took me away my gosh.
JUST LOOK AT ALL THESE DELICIOUS GOODNESS!!!!
We were all so STUFFED by the end of the meal hahaha really can't believe the amount of sushi I took... super full but still managed to finish all 'cause they were all so unbelievably good.
After dinner we headed down to Shibuya for more shooting hahahaha
So fast forward to next morning~~~
We headed down to Harajuku, Takeshita Street, NOA CAFE!!!
IT IS ONE AMAZING BREAKFAST.
To be very honest, my first impression of the menu was "......" 'cause they serve really simple food, nothing fancy. I was expecting something fancy 'cause I was told that this cafe is highly raved.
Anyway, I opt for plain waffles with 3 toppings & egg salad~~
IT WAS SO GOOD?!!?!?
the 3 toppings I had were Strawberry sauce, Maple Syrup & Honey. The toppings were of such fine quality that made the crispy waffles so delicious!!!!
Also the rest had some toast with whipped cream which was absolutely mind-blowing omg.
After more shooting at Takeshita Street, IT WAS FINALLY A WRAP!!!! T _ T
THANK YOU EVERYONE for being nice to work with!!!!
Qiu and I headed to this sushi place at Shibuya afterwards during free time!!!
I know.... after this we had ENOUGH of sushi hahaha just like how we had enough of each other. :)
Some shots taken by Qiu hehe.
And the night ended with a BBQ seafood dinner along with Qiu's friend, Miyabi!!!
That's kara miso with a very very unique taste hahaha it was good but the taste is indescribable for some reason hahahaha. xD
It was an amazing and inspiring trip with Liese, and although tiring, we had fun for the shoot~~~
Thank you for sticking around, and thanks for reading!!! x