NALU Hair Salon and 76CAFE, Omotesando

March 19, 2016 in ❤︎I LOVE JAPAN❤︎ / Japan / Oishii!

We are back from Tokyo!!!

I’m back KL now to take a rest. Every time we come back everybody gets sick -_-. The weather maybe? Looks like the haze is back T___T.

To add insult to injury, our helper decided not to return after we sent her back to her country when we were away. The danna had to go back to Singapore immediately for work. Now I have to take care of Junya alone at 8 months pregnant. Two nights ago Junya vomitted and had diarrhoea, and now it is my turn.

Things can’t go any worse than this at the moment. It’s a little bit depressing really. But I will be strong. I am a mother. There’s nothing I can’t do.





Anyway during our trip in Tokyo, Junya and I went to 76CAFE, Omotesando for lunch on his 21st month haha. Every month must celebrate <3.

Oyako coordinate! My belly gets so big this time all I wore was a rotation of different oversized sweaters and jeggings.

At 76CAFE!!

JunJun just turned 21 month old that day, and I ordered his first Okosama Set Meal for him.

We were given a disposable bib!!!! Why so thoughtful!!!!

Junya’s Okosama set. Hamburg Tomato rice with Ebi Fry.

Karaage as starter, the danna’s favorite.

I also ordered Red Seafood Curry but forgot to snap a picture!

All Junya cares about was the fruit jelly that comes with it. So typically toddler XD

Happy 21 month old!

Long time no see Dejima san!!


NALU Hair Salon

On a separate occasion Junya and I went to NALU Salon, which is just upstairs of 76CAFE for hair pampering!

Junya had his second haircut by papa <3

Actually really nothing to do cut XD. It’s quite amazing papa manage to cut for something like 5 minutes hahaha. (And then after cut no difference also XD)

This time around he knows he’s getting a hair cut though. He said “scissors, papa cut, JunJun hair”.

Awesome!!! My son’s gonna be a hair stylist at 5 year old lolol.

And then after that…. it was my turn!

Hair color, treatment and cut by Gomi san, who has worked in NALU for something like 13 years (!!!!!).  Japanese people’s work loyalty amazes me.

I was bribing JunJun with his favorite biscuits.

Dejima san helped babysit once in a while XD.


Treat bribes, milk powder, bib… every trick also come out lol.

Gomi san was giving me a dark ash color plus some super magic treatment!!!

I didn’t feel it that day but after i come back to Malaysia my hair was still super soft and  smooth and i must say that’s probably the best treatment I’ve done in Number76 so far @.@.

Why liddat wan???? I bet it’s the Japanese air and water!!!!

She added juuuuust a hint of pink at hair end cuz she said it’s sakura season hahaha.

A little bit of fringe trim and done!!

With baby JunJun <3

My stylist Gomi San.

If you are heading to Tokyo some time soon, why not drop by NALU Hair Salon for a quick hairset or hair makeover before heading for your hanami session!!!

Must look as pretty as sakura ok!!!! <3

The salon is tourist friendly! Basic English is ok with the stylists so no worries about language.

Also, there’s a secret sakura viewing spot just 3 minutes away from 76CAFE/NALU, so you can ask the staff to point you to this little rendevous!

Find out more about 76CAFE and NALU hair salon here!!!

Also, a short Junya’s hair cut video ^^




18 responses to “NALU Hair Salon and 76CAFE, Omotesando”

  1. Jolene says:

    JunJun so obedient during the haircut!
    And the photo loading problems is back again 😭😭

    • cheesie says:

      Oh man it just keeps happening after i fix it T___T. Let me talk to tech team again, i am so sorry about this!

  2. Tan says:

    I’ve just made an appt after seeing your post! Looking forward to it.

  3. Szu Mei says:

    Hi Cheesie! Its uhm outta topic but i would like to know whalich language do u communicate with junya? Cuz im in an international marriage as well n have a 16 months old toddler 😅 my husband is Korean n im malaysian n we’re residing in Korea. My biggest concern is dat he might have some difficulties when he starts kindy or daycare as im speaking eng most of the time. I try to speak korean as well but my korean is not good yet. Would like some insight on language barrier 😁

    • cheesie says:

      We speak a mix of everything!!!!! 😀 Japanese English Mandarin. Don’t worry, kids learn at amazing speed!

  4. ayn says:

    your helper didn’t return? doesn’t she know, she’s working for a famous blogger cheesie and very famous baby junya. hehe, if i could become a helper then I would apply to you 😅

  5. Eunice says:

    I am sorry to hear that your helper decided not to return. I understand how tough it can be when you are in the situation.

    It has been 7 weeks solo parenting (2 boys) for me. My motto is 1 meal at a time.

    I hope help will arrive for you soon. 🙂

    • cheesie says:

      Yeap for me too!! How come you had to do it alone?

      • Eunice says:

        Hubby has been sent away for work. It costs too much to join him, so the kids and I stay put.

        I didn’t realise how tough it can be… many tears and wines.. 😂

        Do whatever you need to survive and always remember the ‘put your own mask before helping your kid’principle. Gambateh ne..

  6. Michie says:

    Hi there Cheesie.

    wow I am so impressed with your motherhood spirit and so optimistic! If I was the one who need take care a 2 yr old kid with 8 months pregnancy, I guess I could have already surrender and cry loud like a baby too T_T

    by the way, how do you think about hair color during pregnancy?? is that safe? did you do any hair color during pregnant Junya? I heard that the color chemical contain harm baby boy more isn’t it? I am thinking of having hair color but i am now 5 months pregnant with a boy (most probably).

    thanks 😀 have a nice day!

    • cheesie says:

      Thanks Michie! Once you become a mother there’s nothing you can’t do. Serious. Hahahha

      I color my hair as usual for both pregnancies. It never bothers me. If my hairstylist husband of 20+ years experience allows me to do it there’s nothing I should worry about! 🙂

  7. Melody says:

    Thanks to you Cheesie, I got my hair done at NALU back in Feb when I was in Japan! It was seriously the best hair experience I’ve ever had and Gomi-san was super nice *_* Even though it’s been more than a month, I’m still getting compliments on how nice my hair looks and feels!!

    *must go back to Japan just for hair …and food*

    • cheesie says:

      Thank you so much for letting me know!!! 😀
      Gomi san will be soooooo happy to know that!! Pls come back again!!!!! <3

  8. fyhairandspa says:

    your son is so adorable dear. love your haircut & i can’t believe how much relaxed and in happy mood he is. lots of love for JUNY

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