A post on shopping and souvenirs in Tokyo!!
Having stayed in Singapore for a short period of time put many things in perspective.
First of all, when in Tokyo doing groceries:
OMG WHY EVERYTHING SO CHEAP OK BUY ALLLLLLLL.
Remember the $22 broccoli in Singapore? Well I can feed a whole farm of bunnies here.
My grocery!!! I can even splurge on one of the most atas ranges and YET still at least half the price cheaper than Japanese groceries in Singapore.
Ibarakiss Ichigo from Ibaraki Prefecture for like $8, grapes for like $3, super premium Mexican avocado for $4 and also some super sweet fruit tomato for $4, which Singapore sells at $12. Siaooooooo.
Funasshi Ichigo Milk for JunJun.
This is Yumenoka Ichigo from Nagasaki Prefecture. I got it from Nagasaki Airport for like ¥580 ($7) It’s currently one of the most popular affordable ichigo! Even the premium fruit shops in Tokyo. AND IT IS SUPER YUMMY. Comes with super cute stickers too. WORTH IT.
Ichigo KitKat, Amao edition. That and my Tonkatsu Curry lunch.
I swear I was gonna eat all the ichigo until i explode lolol. Come back to KL or SG i’ll never be able to allow myself to splurge on something so ridiculously priced T_T.
This snack ichigo box is from Lawson downstairs!!!! OMG if convenient stores all sell ichigo T___T. It’s more pricy than usual (¥276) since it is combini, but WORTH IT!!! Hahhaha. Everything is worth it.
Next there’s my shopping from Don Quijote. It opens through wee hours in the morning so sometimes the danna come back from work, he can watch Junya and i go shopping. Or i just go for a quick shopping with Junya sleeping in the stroller. But I won’t be able to carry that much T___T.
Some new Lip Tint Pack thing. You apply it on your lips like a lip mask and peel it off when it dries up, and the color lasts a long time!! Not bad!
The crazed Bayu (horse oil). This one is suitable for both pregnant mama and babies!
Baby toothpaste for JunJun.
Well I heard that the haze was back so just to get prepared!
Easter version KitKat!
Some new food boom in Japan, Tiger Nuts. Apparently like super nutritious but totally not nice wan. Taste like some messed up coconut bits. -_-
Some new beauty drink… Oxygen water??? Hahha don’t care. Just buy and try!
Other assorted snacks and souvenirs!!
Mentaiko Cream Udon Ramen snack, produced by the famous udon shop Tsurutontan. The name very misleading hor. Got udon then got ramen hahahha.
Papa’s present for me and JunJun. Gudetama Cream Sandwich Cookie! See how happy he is!!!
Sanrio Rement Set!!!!!!!! I couldn’t decide how many to get and very scared to get the same ones so I just bought the whole box set la hahahha. Inside got all complete 8 items!
Omiyage from Kyushu and other prefectures!
We traveled to Kyushu this time so we bought some Kyushu Limited Edition omiyage too!
Marutai Ramen PRETZ!!! Only available in Kyushu!
Sasebo Burger (Nagasaki) snack!!!
Hiyoko Giant Pocky! Also Kyushu edition.
New Gotochi Kitty Collection!
During our trip to Kyushu, we had one free day in Nagasaki, so the danna decided to drive me to Saga Prefecture, just because I have not been there before.
He knows that I wanted to conquer all 47 prefectures, and Saga would be a new one for me.
Butttttttt Saga Prefecture, despite being sooooo famous for its awesome beef, is, actually, very, very VERY kampung hahhaha. I mean it’s not a bad thing! It’s quiet, serene and beautiful with lots of seasides and fresh seafood, but there was no souvenir shops to be seen @.@.
The closest thing we saw that resembles a gift shop sells dried fish lolol. The danna had to google and search for Omiyage shop, drove around town and made a few calls, just so I could collect my Saga Prefecture Gotochi Kitty.
I was really quite touched that he took my obsession so seriously. T___T. Thank you for marrying me. T____T.
In the end we did get it from the Highway R&R (which is always the best bet!!), even though it was at the border of Nagasaki and Saga. I would have been so devastated to visit a new prefecture and not get my Gotochi Kitty!
Nagasaki has lots!!! I already have many but these are to the Nagasaki collection.
We visited Hakone and Gotenba later on too! I just realized that Gotenba is in Shizuoka Prefecture and I don’t have any Shizuoka Kitties. So the danna got these for me too. Love the Mt Fuji Ocha Kitty!
Lastly this one does not state the location, but Melonpan is actually a famous food in Ebina (Kanagawa Prefecture), and I got it from the Melonpan Bakery at Ebina Rest Area itself!
(By the way, Ebina Rest Area is probably the BEST R&R i’ve ever been to, with the most crazy amazing toilet system i’ve seen probably in the entire Japan.)
Wa-Ichigo KitKat. For those of you who don’t know, “Wa” means Japanese. Like, Washoku (Japanese cuisine), Wafu (Japanese taste), Wafuku (Japanese clothing). “Wa” is one of my favorite kanji ever because it also means “Peace and harmony”.
So yea. This KitKat, is, Japanese ichigo.
Lastly, Royce Nama Choco limited edition in Strawberry and Grand Marnier!
That’s allll! ^^
Bossini X Sanrio Collection
Are you a fan of Hello Kitty, Gudetama and other Sanrio characters?
This spring, Bossini is debuting “A Day with Sanrio Characters” collection featuring Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, My Melody, Bad Badtz, and everybody’s obsession currently: Gudetama.
And I was so lucky to receive some of the latest collections! I ordered them in my pre-pregnancy size so I can wear them soon!! Here are the coordinates:
Hello Kitty Mesh Layering Skirt from Bossini X Sanrio
Hello Kitty Knit Culottes from Bossini X Sanrio
I also ordered a few items for Junya too! The smallest size is 100cm so they are a little oversized for him, but well kids grow up really quick!
Gudetama T-shirt and Denim Shorts from Bossini X Sanrio
Bad Badtz Graphic Tee and Knit Shorts from Bossini X Sanrio
Here are even more adorable designs from the collections!
Be sure to head down to Bossini stores in Singapore now to check out this Sanrio collection, which is available in Men’s, Ladies’ and Kids’!
Don’t forget that you also get a FREE limited edition Hello Kitty umbrella with every $150 nett spent!
Besides that, exclusive Sanrio collectibles will be available at selected stores in early April! Keep your eyes peeled on Bossini’s Facebook page for more information on the launch dates!
*FREE Sanrio Pouch from Capsule Toy Machine (7 designs available!)
*FREE Gudetama Neck Pillow
Bossini “Favorite Hello Kitty Memory” Facebook Contest
Do check out also their FB page to win exclusive goodies!
For more info, visit:
Instagram account: @bossinisg