Hakone in Spring 2014

October 30, 2014 in Japan 4 Cheesed

One of the last Japan photo posts!

 

N0-make Make and Cocker Spaniel hair.

Preggo Coordinate

 

I was 30w along!

Baby is ready to breathe and he looks like a proper baby now! How exciting! I remember he was moving and kicking a lot that few weeks, i could see it through the belly!

I sometimes really miss him being still inside me, tiny, mysterious and all that. I’m sure a lot of mommies get that too, but isn’t that weird? You have a real-life baby right in front of you whom you can snuggle and smooch and stare at allllllllllllll you want, any time all day long, yet you miss the feeling of having a tiny baby inside you, swimming and moving about!! Isn’t that insane??

Anyway. During our last extended week in Tokyo, we had to move apartment from Roppongi to Uehara Yoyogi, because the previous apartment lease couldn’t be extended T__T.

What they say about pregnant women cannot move house. Took us 3 or 4 trips to finish shifting our stuff upstairs. XD

The new apartment was also a lot older and narrower than the one we stayed in Roppongi.

 

This was about all it is XD

The neighborhood also has a completely different vibe. Roppongi was noisy, colorful and crazy crowded at night with lots of clubs and drunkards strolling about. It was quite dodgy but not dangerous so i really didn’t mind it given the convenience far outweighs a few pools of sick on the roadside.

But Uehara was nothing like the familiar Tokyo i know. The nearest station was maybe 15 minutes away, and there wasn’t a single fashionable young girl to be seen.

It was a pleasant change, though. There were some old sundry shops, fruit stores where the obasan will give you omake (a throw-in) for all the ichigos you buy. I liked it.

They still have Hello Kitty. Though. XD

Shared an ice cream with the danna.

For the life of me i really couldn’t remember what the flavor was!!! (Blueberry? Grape?? Yam???) #pregnancybrain

Supporting Kumamoto this time.

 

Hakone

Since it was the last few days of our stay in Japan (not gonna go back until Junya is out and about lol. Which he is now. So let’s see… that’s 8 months of Japanlessness!), the danna played the genie and grant me a few wishes.

One of my wishes was used on Hakone. Our holy mecca.

Road trip!

We rented a car and departed early for Hakone.

Breakfast in the car. Sorry i’ve got Yakionigiri sauce on my face lolol. Oh anyway the yakionigiri is from KFC!!!!

Yes yes you guessed it! Imma praise everything Japanese again!

Their KFC. Basically Japanese KFC spoilt the whole world of chicken XD.

 

 

It was 10th or 11th April, i think, and Tokyo is done with sakura. No more hanami.

But no!! Hana-forever-mi for me. XD Since i was born in April my mom should have name me Sakurako (the child of Sakura).

I just see sakura everywhere i go.

Hakone is a lot colder, so some cherry blossom was just starting to bloom!

Hanami :D

 

Anyway! This is probably the 10th time i’m blogging about this tree, but yes, the life-changing… no, life-bestowing tree i am forever grateful for.

I’m here again.

How magnificent.

Just me having a conversation with the tree.

Just the danna chatting with the tree.

Thank you for an awesome pregnancy, for a smooth delivery, i will be back to see you again, with the baby i prayed for a year ago :D

(Apparently QiuQiu also wants to go back to give thanks to you, so we will see you together! :D)

 

Owakudani

I have been to Hakone countless times, but this is my first time to Owakudani!

Owakudani in Hakone is probably the most famous tourist spot, with its active volcano and hot springs.

And the famous black egg!!

They say that eating one egg adds 7 years to your life.

The egg stalls only sell minimum 5 eggs in a pack. So the danna and i are pretty much immortal now wtf.

I must say it doesn’t taste much different from the normal Japanese eggs haha. But yea who doesn’t want the elixir whether Cheat One™ or not. XD

This is how they “black” the egg. By dipping it directly into the sulphur hot spring.

The eggs will ride the ropeway down!!! Whoa so glam one XD

 

Kurotama Nyanko (Black Egg Kitty)

Black Egg Hello Kitty.

 

That’s all!!

There’s one last post on Tokyo about the most epic hotspring i’ve ever been to!

 

 

Stored in Japan | 4 Cheesed

Doublewoot

Introducing another fashion shopping site!

Doublewoot is a Malaysian-grown fashion label specializing in producing and launching high quality women’s work and casual apparels.

Launched since 2005, Doublewoot has produced and shipped over thousands of designs all solely manufactured in their own factory based overseas. Each piece is of impeccable quality and workmanship. Doublewoot takes pride in meticulously crafting each piece to make sure that each Doublewoot apparel is of flawless cut .

At a glance their apparel may look like they cost over a hundred because of the quality, but you’d be surprise that most of Doublewoot apparels are priced below RM100.

There’s also a return policy of their items if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase!

Today, Doublewoot provides free shipping to Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, US, UK, Phillipines, Hong Kong and more.

Parcel is shipped daily (Mondays to Saturdays), each parcel is shipped right after payment is made and they partner with Pos Laju Malaysia and Aramex (international )to ensure smooth delivery to recipients.

If your favorite items are sold out (which according to them is pretty usual), fret not as they have backorders for hot sellers so you can still get your hands on their signature pieces, in about 4 weeks ETA. I’m sure it’s still worth the wait!

Some of the hot sellers being put up at backorders page here.

Here are some of my coordinates with Doublewoot!

Doublewoot is happy to hold a giveaway to my readers, so you guys are in for a treat!

If you haven’t sign up for an intagram account, you’d better be because Doublewoot is giving away free dresses to 5 lucky readers!

How? Read on..

Cheesie X Doublewoot Instagram Giveaway!

Win an outfit of your choice from @doublewoot_fashion! Just follow the simple steps below :

1) Re-post any of these 3 this pictures in your instagram account and include the hashtag #cheesiexdoublewoot and @doublewoot_fashion 

2) Tell us where would you be wearing this piece to

3) Make sure your profile is public

4) Contest ends 31 Oct and 5 winners will be announced on 1st Nov! 

Ok, that’s not all!

For all new customers of Doublewoot, just enter this discount code during checkout : cheesie10  and you will receive RM10 off on your first purchase!

Hurry!! Be very excited and re-post the pictures in your Instagram now!

Lastly, do check this video out for more info about Doublewoot.

Shop Doublewoot collections at : www.double-woot.com

Customer service : admin@double-woot.com

Facebook page :  https://www.facebook.com/doublewoot88

Instagram : doublewoot_fashion

cheesie X Love, Bonito

Exciting news!

Love, Bonito will be collaborating with Cheesie (hey that’s me!) for their latest collection.

 

It’s hard to not know Love, Bonito already, with their strong presence everywhere and being well-established for so many years. We worked together since 2011, and early this year they proposed a collaboration between me and the label, of course i agreed and we had been working on it for the past half  a year!

I was assigned to come up with 8 exclusive designs for LB, and i decided that these 8 items have to be something that are comfortably my style, yet suit the image of LB.

Although the brainstorming was early this year, the collection is for AW 2014, so i decided to have a monotone motif that interprets autumn, yet not too heavy to suit Malaysian/Singaporean weather.

This is the motif for the collection, and it is being printed on different materials/fabric for different items.

 

Sneak peak!

I wanted items that could be mixed and matched in the fun motif, yet it is suitable for both work and play!

 

 

Here are my coordinates of Cheesie X Love, Bonito collection:

Coordinate 1

Bold printed pants when you feel bored of your usual work pants. It is simple and comfortable almost for any occasion at all!

 

Coordinate 2

Since it is an AW collection, i wanted something that brings out that coolness of autumn, so we have a pocketed light trench coat, totally perfect for shopping mall temperature lol. The inner lining is the same feathery motif in satin for the added luxurious touch.

Inside i am wearing a front-tie cut out dress that has a really flattering cutting.

A perfect combination.

Coordinate 3

A top and skirt set-up that is both feminine and elegant. Wear it to an evening party, and don’t forget the stilettos!

 

Coordinate 4

A motif-printed dungaree for a casual day out!

 

 

 

Love, Bonito Fashion Show

Another good news!

Love, Bonito has finally set-foot in Malaysia! Can’t wait for your shipment to arrive from Singapore? Go over to and experience the actual shopping with Love, Bonito in KL!

On 16th Oct there was also a fashion show in Publika featuring their new collections, including the Cheesie X Love, Bonito line.

Photos from Love, Bonito’s official site.

One of Cheesie X Love, Bonito pieces on the runway.

Was wearing the same trench coat that day!

A short speech on stage.

And many other models and celebrities who attended the event that day!

 

Here are the photos from my camera:

With the gorgeous founders Rachel and Viola

Models Weena and Loreal

Fashionista Cherrie

And Bell!

 

 

Love, Bonito Pop Up Store in Publika, KL

Don’t forget to visit the pop up store!

The store is at Publika Mall, Level G2, Lot 15 ♡

 

The launch for Cheesie X Love, Bonito will be on 27th October, Monday 2pm. Stay tuned!

Visit www.lovebonito.com

 

 

 

 

New hair with number76!

October 20, 2014 in Hair Cheat One™ 36 Cheesed

So i had been wanting a hair makeover for a long time! Finally mom was here to take care of Junya so i had a few hours to spare for some mane-tenance lol.

This was before!

I have had dark hair mid-way through pregnancy for easy maintenance since i reckoned i wouldn’t have much time after the baby is born. After 4 months i think i’m pretty okay with regular salon visits again, so yesterday i dropped by number76 Starhill Gallery branch for a makeover!

 

So for the month of October, there’s a Sparkling October promotion!

Basically it focuses on scalp care, as it is the foundation to having healthy hair! Get a scalp microscope analysis, a Tansan hair wash and Micro Carbonated Spa treatment for only RM50 extra!!

After Tansan hair wash!

And Odera san was doing the scalp analysis for me. Just a very small device connected via wifi, and you can see your own scalp magnified thousand times on an ipad screen. It could be pretty unnerving to see what’s going on between those tresses!

I forgot to ask for the analysis before the wash, so Odera san was like “you scalp is really uninteresting” because he couldn’t find anything wrong with it lolol. My scalp is pretty much perfect, thanks to regular Tansan wash and scalp care at number76!!!

Go try it out and compare the before and after picture, it’s quite amazing! (And make sure you haven’t just eaten/aren’t eating while looking at the ipad screen wtf)

Then…. hair cut!!

76 TSUYA Bleach + Highlight bleach without adding any color!

If you haven’t alreadyknown, TSUYA is a 76 specially formulated treatment infused system that applies to all chemical services like bleaching/coloring/perming etc.

Usually all these chemical process will damage your hair, but 76 TSUYA system has added 11 types of treatment ingredients such as collagen powder, amino acids and hyaluronic acid to protect your hair and restore its moisture, and the result is lustrous, glossy tresses! Exclusively available at MB, Bangsar 1, Bangsar 2 and Starhill Gallery branch only.

You know how bleached hair without added color is matte, dull and has that kind of brassy orange??

Mine was bleached and bleach-highlighted with 76 TSUYA system, and i was so so amazed at how nice the color turned out!!! Will include picture later!

 

Anyway, plenty of chemical process today! I cut my hair medium length, and wanted a little bit of volume to it (you know, those perfectly messy out-of-bed hair effect!!), so i also wanted a perm.

And of course, it’s 76TSUYA cold perm. Process was pretty fast, 20 minutes or so and i was done!

 

 

And… the result!! (After a little styling cream)

 

Love love LOVE!

Initially i wanted to go for fringe cut too but i’ll save that for the next time haha. (Creating excuse to go back again lolol)

 

Anyway, it turned out exactly how i wanted it to be, and i’m really really grateful for number76 Starhill Gallery team <3

 

Outside number76 Starhill Gallery branch ♡

Last comparison picture!

 

Check out number76 branch locations here!

Will play around with new hair styles and update again ♡

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dyson Sucks

October 18, 2014 in Commercial Break 5 Cheesed

For the first time it is actually a compliment. It is true, the tagline for their latest cordless vacuum is “Sucks up as much dust as even a corded vacuum”.

So i never thought i would be blogging about a vacuum.

That’s right, just got myself a Dyson Digital Slim DC62, a cordless vacuum cleaner. Before that, i was already a fan of Dyson vacuum cleaners. There simply aren’t any other choice. Because it is unarguably the best.

I bought a Dyson DC48 when we moved to our new house.

It cost us a fortune but it was so worth it. It is no doubt one of the best investment we have for our house.

Mainly because of this:

The moment we brought Champon home, we were ready to deal with this for the next decade.

 

I have sinus problem, the tiniest amount of dust can set off a crazy tsunami of nose-blowing T__T. And then we have a small baby. Whose Champon always loves to lie next to.

Naturally our carpets, Junya’s play mats, clothes etc etc are all stuck with Champon’s fur. It is not so much the pet allergy (as many people are concerned) that bothers me but it just looks very unhygienic with everything coated in fur.

And i used to do this:

Every. Single. Day. The sofa alone takes 10 minutes and can use off half a big roll!

T____T.

 

 

And so Dyson DC62 was a godsend.

It may seem redundant to have two vacuum cleaners in the house, but this cordless one really, REALLY makes a whole world of difference!!! It is the most powerful cordless vacuum cleaner in the market right now, with its digital motor V6 and 2 Tier Radial cyclones (don’t know all the technical terms, i just needs it to do its job).

I’m sure you all understand how much work it is to drag a heavy machine all over the house, bending down plugging and unplugging. Sometimes i get so lazy i would pretend not to see the dust lolol.

 

BUT NO LONGER!!!

 

Champon shredded a magazine? No problem!! Sucking it all up right away!!

This is how small it is!!! And so so light–perfect as a handheld!

And comes with a complete set of tools for various purposes.

The picture above this is using a Mini Motorized Tool for sofa/upholstery cleaning.

 

There’s the standard carbon fiber floor tool. (Although for floor i usually will use my DC48 for heavy cleaning, and DC62 only for spot cleaning.)

Then there’s another tool with soft brush for surface cleaning, PC, desks, and surface with stuff you don’t want to damage.

 

And then there’s another flat tool that’s perfect for bed/sheet cleaning. Perfect for Junya’s cot.

And the useful long reach wand for clean your ceiling/fan. No more climbing up and down a ladder! :D

 

Such a time-saver! :D

If you ask me, i’d say it is a necessity in every home if you like the idea of a comfortable, spot-free house.

 

Find out more at Dyson: www.dyson.my

JRunway — International Shipping!

October 16, 2014 in Commercial Break 1 Person Cheesed

Good news, good news!

For those of you who stay outside Singapore (like me!), JRunway will start international shipping this 16th Oct to:

Singapore , Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and Thailand!

 

And more reason to shop:

With any purchase at all, you get a Biore freebie!! I’ve heard raving reviews about it!

 

 

Also, don’t forget to browse JRunway’s latest arrivals. JRunway always bring you the latest and trendiest apparel from Japan!

I love their X-girl collections and all the collabo items :D

Check this ouuuuuuuut:

X-girl X Hello Kitty! How cute <33333

 

Another one is collabo with Porter!

 

Porter is most famous for its luggage line and of course top Japanese quality. Their product designs are usually very low key so i’m glad there’s a collaboration so fun and youthful with X-Girl!

By the way Champon’s collar and walking leash is from Porter. And i super love it cuz it is impossibly durable with all his teething and chewing. It’s still like brand new!!!

 

If you are working lady, check out also their special feature on trendy work wear!

Watch a video on JRunway which gives an overview of what Shop JRunway is operated!

 

That’s all for now, head over to Jrunway for more shopping!

 

Follow JRunway’s Social Media for the latest trends from Japan