Kiki & Lala Cafe, Tokyo

July 27, 2014 in Japan 4 Cheesed

Tokyo photo post from March 2014!

 

So RinRin and i decided to check out the new Kiki & Lala (Little Twin Stars) Cafe in Shibuya. We have been to most of the theme restaurants in Tokyo and we can’t miss this one out!

The cafe is at Shibuya Parco, about 5 minutes walk from Shibuya station.

And the funny thing is my reader Hermes wanted to meet me up while she was in Tokyo, and soooo happened she and her friend was also going to Kiki & Lala Cafe, and she told me the queue was 2 hours long WTF. And they were already half way queuing, so when i arrived and joined them i just had to wait like 10 minutes lolol super opportunistic. XD

Thank you Hermes!

Hermes and her friend, whom she met for the first time in Tokyo, who also turned out to be RinRin’s ex classmate from LA. This world is really too small.

 

Ok la the cafe is quite nice, pastel and all that with a little store in front where you can browse and buy Kiki & Lala merchandize without lining up. The interior is quite simple though. I feel that for the kind of price they charge they should have put in more effort.

Hermer’s LTS iphone case. Wa she really dressed to the occasion to the max!

RinRin was late so while waiting for her we ordered our drinks. Obviously everybody wanted to order cute character beverages, and the only Instagram worthy ones are all cafe latte wtf. The rest are like soft drinks and sodas. Sien.

I don’t drink coffee, (what’s more pregnant) but really no choice i had to order this cafe latte just for the picture. You are welcome.

I had like two sips of it.

Anyway the menu!

The only cute one (Little Twin Stars Burger Plate) was sold out. The rest are really quite meh.

The dessert looks not bad though!

And RinRin was finally here!

Since there were four of us, we ordered one each from the menu so we can take picture with each other’s food lol #annoyingbloggers

But anyway we had a big problem. RinRin is lactose intolerant, so ALL the desserts on the menu was out of the question. For the mains, the Clam Chowder and pasta was cream-based, and the pancake has cheese in it. And the only non-dairy burger is sold out wtf.

THERE WAS NOTHING SHE COULD ORDER LOL.

In the end RinRin requested if the pasta could be made cream-free, and the waitstaff was quite polite and helpful, she ran back and forth the kitchen to ask the chef, then she came back finally looking a little nonplussed, and said if it is made without cream, the taste would be “quite mild”.

RinRin said okay. (No choice FHL)

Her pasta. Without cream.

According to her it tasted like boiled plain noodle with a piece of ham and clam on top LOL.

Most tasteless pasta in the world

See my latte not diminishing lolol

 

I don’t ever remember having bad food in Japan. Ever. But this has to break the record. Granted it is a themed restaurant so we didn’t have high expectation in the first place, but i give it 2 points for effort. They are so lazy with the menu they have the SAME pancake for both savory menu and dessert -_-.

With failed Kiki Lala logo on it. -___-

Kiki & Lala roll cake, probably the only saving grace.

 

Lemon tart.

That’s all!

The bill ended up 9,000 yen for the 4 of us (almost RM300??), which is super super expensive! I can eat 5 bowls of super awesome ramen please!

But i guess there will still be people going there just for the photos! I guess it is not as bad now since the hype probably died down a little and you probably don’t need to line up for 2 hours to get in.

 

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Make of the day

And coordinate!

Was at Smir Nasli’s press room for their new Summer Collection (and now they are doing Winter already that’s how late this blog post is -___-)

 

The paper bag with real hand-written signature on it!

 

Also on the way to the press room i saw a beautiful bloom! I think it is ume (plum blossom)

 

Will blog about hanami soon! If anyone is still interested #awkwardlaughter

Stored in Japan | 4 Cheesed

Junya’s Fullmoon Party

July 26, 2014 in Baby 7 Cheesed

A little late but here it is, tons of pictures!

So Junya turned 1 month on 11 July!!

Which is, coincidentally, his dad’s birthday as well. Anyway i am totally not a party sort of person (thanks to my major socially awkward character, and also because i am sooooo bad at planning parties, and also mostly because i don’t even have enough friends to have a proper event lolol), and this is probably the first ever time i initiated to hold something akin that of a party, because one bird two stones la (eh wait. i mean one stone two birds) and i felt a little bad i didn’t do anything for the danna this birthday (although i just could just chuck my son at him and say nah! Happy Birthday and this is your present lolol).

 

He was sleeping a lot a lot that day, which is a good sign. I had the time to actually draw a decent eyeline and put on a skirt.

Mama & baby selfie

Anyway Xiaxue, Shuyin and Huiwen came visit again!!! All the way from SG!!! Super super thankful that they came so far away to visit me and keep me company and babysit Junya so i could put on decent eyeliners on the other eye LOL.

Shuyin

Mc Selfies

 

And then i chalked up a birthday card… on our wall wtf.

Xiaxue said my doodles were too ugly so she deleted it wiped it off and re-write “Happy Birthday Papa” for me again XD

 

Junya’s fullmoon coordinate. Denim jacket is a present from Aunty QiuQiu :D

Party guests!

Thank you to everyone who decorated the hall/bought stuff/helped in general while i went milking self multiple times.

And found my two baby sitters Amy and Yoshi.

Junya was in such an incredible good mood that day, (mostly because he was drowsy all the time hahaha i hope someone didn’t secretly feed him cough medicine wtf) and let everyone carry him for years and years!

Thank you Yummyflowerz for sending the cutest Baby Fruit Basket ever!

Comes with a real pacifier HAHAHA how cute is that!!!!!

 

And yummy too!

 

Thank you Eric and Ika

Who was trying to get Champon drunk wtf.

 

Posted Ivan’s photo on Instagram and somebody asked whether i had 品冠 at my party LOL.

Amy with Cheddie.

 

The full moon boy!

It was the busiest day for him too! Had to look at so many different faces and listen to so many different voices XD

And then slept soundly ever after XD

Thank you Eve for buying the yummiest cake ever!

 

“Happy Birthday daddy”

This party is also the most worth-it party ever cuz we also celebrated 6 other people’s birthday (July babies!) haha.

number76 team After Party ♡

 

Anyway it was a super fun night, i was so glad i decided to have one, and of course the party wouldn’t be as awesome if not for Yipee Booth and SMC Fullmoon Monogatari who sponsored the event!

Yippie Booth

They contacted me awhile ago but i only decided to have a photobooth a few days before the party!! The Yippie Booth people are so nice and super efficient, after a quick meeting they came up with the theme, props and came over to do the booth set-up before the party. There’s even a red carpet!!!

The props they provided.

Love the customized signage especially the smiley Junya-Cut-Out lolol!

Yippie Booth fun!

Junya for his first red-carpet glamor shot hahaha

Here are some of the instant print outs given to us on the spot:

And then some soft-copy i downloaded from their FB page:

 

 

You can go to their website and FB page  to check out their packages and find out more!

Also, if you decide to go for it, do use this promotion code “CheeserlandXYippieBooth” to enjoy RM700 off on the original price!!!

 

 

 

SMC Fullmoon Monogatari

SMC = Sekmechoy, and it actually started out as a restaurant selling Pepper Bakuteh, and i got to know when in a pregnancy workshop where they were promoting their fullmoon gift packs. But instead of individual gift packs for friends, they catered for Junya’s fullmoon party!

Cute cupcakes and the signature red eggs.

Some of the food! Cold soba, lemon grass jelly and Angkoo kuih.

I love how stylish it is! Everything is served individually so it’s really neat and easy to eat, no more messy paper plates with sauces dripping all over haha.

Chicken wing, potato salad and the signature pepper soup BKT! I loooooove the BKT!!! It is served with an induction cooker so it remains hot all the time.

You can check out their website for more info♡

 

 

 

 

Stored in Baby | 7 Cheesed

Hair Makeover with number76

I’m sure you when it comes to precious locks, i entrust my hair complete to the team at number76 (Mid Valley, Bangsar 1, Bangsar 2 and Tokyo Omotesando branch).

I have been with number76 since 2011 and never did i once walk out of the salon feeling disappointed. In the past i was always quite reserved when it comes to hair, but the 76 team changed my entire hair life, i tried almost all the colors available, bleached and tone-down and then maintain with lots of magic treatments…. :D

Here are some photos of my hair journey with number76:

Dark grey, ash blonde, sakura pink, blueberry waffle maple syrup lolol.

hi-bleached my hair many times too

These two colors were done in 76 Omotesando in 2012.

Then i got sick of super long straight hair so i had a mini makeover, cut chest-length and layered it crazy light, and I LOVED IT.

This one is done at number76 Bangsar 2 branch. And they are actually opening a new branch in KL area….. (where where where? :D) So excited about it!

 

 

Anyway, if you have been thinking about doing something nice for your hair, but haven’t got the chance yet…

Clozette is having a contest again!!

In case you have forgotten, Clozette is an online fashion and social platform where women can discover, shop and share fabulous fashion/beauty finds and buys from around the world. Want to flaunt your latest buys? Share it on Clozette! Want to shop the latest arrivals from ASOS, Nastygal? Browse them from Clozette Shoppe. Want to view the latest inspiration on fashion/beauty? Go onto Clozette’s community!

And I love Clozette also because they are always so happening having lots of giveaways/contest with very generous prizes!

 

 

This time around, Clozette is rewarding you with a Complete Hair Makeover & cash vouchers with number76.

What to do?

What are the prizes?

 

3 x GRAND PRIZE: Complete hair makeover worth over RM300 each (and apparently unlimited, you can create any crazy hairstyle you want!)
10 x CONSOLATION PRIZES: number76 cash vouchers worth RM100

T&C:

  • Contest runs from 21 July – 10 August 2014
  • Open to all readers from Singapore, Malaysia & Philippines 
  • The winner will have to bear her own traveling costs and make her own arrangements for the collection or redemption of the prize
  • Prizes are valid only at the following number76 branches: number76 Mid Valley, number76 Bangsar 1, number76 Bangsar 2

For the full details, hop over to Clozette X number76 to find out!

You can also browse my clozette account here ^^!

 

Purevivi

July 22, 2014 in Commercial Break 6 Cheesed

Haro all!

Today i want to introduce to you my current favorite make up remover!!

Jeng jeng jeng…

It is called Purevivi Cleansing Lotion.

Never heard of it? Neither did i until few months ago when i was given a bottle for a review!

From Japan and made in Japan, of course ♡

Now for someone who puts on quite a lot of make up, a good make-up remover is really one of the best investment you can make. For me i have tried almost everything, from soap to foam-based to mousse to gel-based to oil-based to make up remover wipes. The most effective one i would say is oil-based one to cleanse of those stubborn water-proof mascara. But honestly i secretly hated oil-based remover because no matter what there’s still this leftover oily feeling, not to mention it is quite messy when you pour/pump it out and worse if it spills over.

But why is Purevivi my favorite now???

Because!

It is a make-up remover that is almost like water!!!!! It is fragrance free, non-oil based, alcohol free, and the texture is SO SO light it’s like cleansing with water!!!

Here are the 4 main functions:

Removes makeup

Cleansing

Moisturizing

Soothing

At first i was very skeptical la. I thought, ok fine it might be so mild it’s perfect for sensitive skin, but really meh, who are you kidding, can it really remove those make up i put on?

(Hahha in this pic i put on extra heavy make up for demonstration)

 

Ok come.

First of all, drip a few drops of the cleansing lotion on your usual cotton pad.

Then i cover my eyes and gently wipe off.

This lotion contains moisturizing plant extracts like grapefruit, lemon, jujube, apple aloe and barley extracts, so it’s completely natural and gentle to skin, yet it’s effective in removing even waterproof make up!

 

 

Before and after hahaha. Really like magic!!! I have never used such light texture liquid that so effectively removes make up before!

For lips also the same. I put on some really sticky lip gloss, and wipe it off with soaked cotton.

All came off!!

 

Really clean in just one wipes, and the best is it doesn’t leave any funny smell or uncomfortable feeling on your lips like some oil-based removers do.

 

Thoroughly clean face with no make.

The packaging doesn’t look very fancy mancy wancy, but highly recommended!

This bottle is 500ml, apparently it says that it will last you more than 2 months if you use it everyday (with 2-3 pieces of cotton), but guess what!! I have already used it for more than 2 months and look at the volume!! That’s how much i have used lolol. (Ok maybe i’m just extra kiam siap lol.)

Anyway Purevivi is now selling like mad hot cheesecakes in Taiwan and Thailand right now, and it is freshly launched in Malaysia too!

Now…

You want to know the best thing??

The price.

Guess how much??

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RM48.90 for 500ml!!!

Crazy right??? I used to spend over a hundred for some expensive oil-based removers!

Seriously this is one of the most worth-your-money products ever, you can just go try it yourself!

 

Purevivi is available at SASA Malaysia outlets, and also online at Tokyoninki.com!

 

 

 

 

Postnatal Coordinate

July 18, 2014 in Useless fashion 5 Cheesed

First coordinate collection after pregnancy! (Preggo coordinate post 1, 2, 3) Prenatal  Week 39 This was the last pregnancy coordinate, a day before i delivered. Now that i think about it, the whole pregnancy was just like a blink of an eye, the most part of it seems like a fuzz now and i feel like pregnancy is a piece of cake and i think i can do it all over again!!!! (Obviously not true lol) Also, the deteriorating memory thing is for real! No matter how hard i try to recall now (and it’s just slightly more than a month ago), i completely cannot remember how it felt like to carry such a big belly anymore! It is nice to be able to resume pre-pregnancy life and get into my old clothes again, but at the same time I am also a little sad i cannot remember how the baby rolled and nudged me back in the belly. In fact i STILL cannot believe i had a human inside me before. Why like that???   Postnatal Day 8 First outing after coming back from the hospital with Junya. Bag from Kipling!   Day 11 This bag also from Kipling.   Day 12 Monochrome. Outfit from MURUA and EMODA.   Day 13 A hello Kitty kind of day! Top from Oui Ayano Ruban.   Day 14 Junya’s coordinate: Bubble Swaddle XD   Day 17 Retro Pin Up Girl.   Day 23 Summer Resort Girl. Day 27 Bag from Storksak.   Day 31 Junya’s full moon party! Will blog about that soon! Whole coordinate from EMODA.   Day 38 Casual mama & baby day. Finally got my baby carrier from Ergobaby. This is the latest model: 360 Carrier that allows you to carry your baby in 4 different positions: front inward facing, front outward facing, hip, and back. And it looks like this super popular Ergobaby is also award-winning many reasons, and one of them is that it is ergonomically designed to fully support baby’s hip and not a crotch dangler like many other carriers. I tried wearing Junya in Ergobaby at home, and i love it!! Sometimes he fusses and i will have to put down my work to tend to him (which can take foreverrrrrrrr) but now i can keep him close to me AND have both my hands free to do more things needed to be done, like…. typing this. I also brought him out for a walk! The danna walked Champon and i walked with Junya… mostly sleeping throughout hahahha. It is also very very comfortable! Hi. *yawns* I haven’t seen many baby wearers around, maybe because not many people bring small babies out, and if they do they mostly use strollers. But i think if you are still thinking of giving it a try, i say go for it! It’s priced at RM689, available at major maternity/baby stores in Malaysia. ^^     Anyway, many people think that i was on some crazy fatal diet or something in desperation to lose weight and needed to go to a mental ward (“hey girl you need to take care of your baby and stop thinking only about yourself!“), or have some magic pills to get back into pre-pregnancy shape again so quick. But as much as you will hate me for saying this, i did NOTHING to lose weight. Diet was out of the picture because i was hungry round-the-clock and probably eating more than my whole family combined. But the good news is that a part of my belly is probably still as flabby as Junya’s cheeks now. So yea magic is not so magic after all lol.   . . . [Shoutout]   If you have not tried Libresse before, here’s the perfect chance for you to make the change and feel the difference! Hope over to Libresse’s FB page to redeem a 6pcs FREE sample pack while stock lasts! Remember to LIKE the FB page to show your support!

JRunway Online Shop

July 18, 2014 in Commercial Break 2 Cheesed

Two years ago i was at Singapore for JRunway’s store opening, it is so exciting finally Japanese brands i like are available to more people!

But at the same time i was also a little sad because there’s still nothing like that in Malaysia :(

 

Anyway, it is about time!!! JRunway has been planning to add an online shop in addition to the physical store in Plaza Singapura, and it is now finally launched!

 

If you love JRunway store, the same items will be available on the online shop as well. In addition, some exclusive exclusive brands for JRunway Online will be coming up soon too!

Some of the brands available:

 

JRunway offers both casual street style from Shibuya and Harajuku for the young (at heart) and fun, as well as simple and sophisticated Tokyo style for the working and those who prefer a more otona (mature) look.

Some of the new arrival items:

So many citrus and botanical prints that’s super got this summer!! What’s more they are on sale in conjunction with the Great Singapore Sale.
Isn’t this lemon pattern set-up cute!!! On sale at $49 only!
Floral print dress ♡
My favorite brands like EMODA is also available (some items on discount!)
Some items are at 50% off!
Shop.Jrunway.com also have a fashion portal site: “trends.jrunway.com“. This trends site offers street to high fashion in Japan, so if you want to get in touch with the latest fashion happening in Japan, this would be a great reference site!
Under “Fashion Snap” you can get inspiration from all the casual street snaps.
There’s also Buyer’s Choice, where Chinami (JRunway’s buyer) posts her fashion tips and inspiration. I love her fashion photos!!!
Of course there are also other hot news and fashionista blogger’s sites.
Anyway!
Specially for Cheeserland’s reader,  JRunway is giving out a special $5 off e-coupon to use on the online store!

Just use this code:  BLOG-LRJ9

 

Go shop at JRunway Online now!