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Rust Lust

According to the calendar, Fall is supposed to have arrived. Yet we are still basking in hot days, and the mosquitoes are still ferociously biting. From time to time, there will be light crisp cold air that pushes you to reach for a sweater, a jacket, and some mufflers. As far as I am concerned, dressing up is a puzzle. I have not even opened my winter clothes suitcase. I am surviving only with light sweaters I purchased on sale at Forever 21 back in September. I am longing for days cold enough to make me layer, and pull out my cold days accessories (aka knitted hats and scarves). I am longing for the leaves to turn red, gold, brown and fall on the pavements. I am longing for vegetables soups or nabes to be slurped and warm my insides. Yet, I am happy that it is still warm enough....
I went to Hakkejima Sea Paradise with the family on Sunday. It was supposed to be a warm and nice day so we decided to spend it outdoors. I made quiche, salad and sandwiches and we headed to that nice is…

At the Zoo

My kids are out of school for a week so I planned a series of things to entertain them:  trip to Hakkeijima (post coming as soon as I can upload the pics I took), two playdates and a trip to the zoo. My sister (from another family) in law invited me to go to Ueno zoo with the kids (she has two adorable daughters). I accepted since I have never been to that zoo. It is popular for hosting the pandas that the Chinese government was nice enough to "lend" to Japan.
After travelling an hour by train, there I was at the zoo with the kids. The zoo is big enough and has plenty of places to eat and rest. But let us just say that it was not worth the trip to see the animals. I could see better at Nogeyama zoo or Zoorasia here in Yokohama. Plus we were there around noon so all the animals were having a little nap and did not want to show their faces (the lazy things). Nevertheless, I had lots of fun with the kids and chit-chatting with my friend.
Here is what I wore:


Sorry pics taken …

The Yokohama I love (in pictures) Part I

I have already wrote this post at the beginning of this week but I was in such haste that instead of publishing it, I just deleted it. Anyway, here are some pictures of the places I love in Yokohama

Motomachi shopping street with fancy cars and pet bar (aka somewhere dogs can drink) Mickey and Minnie Display at Jewelry store in Motomachi shopping street
Indian designed ceiling in dome at Yamashita park
Flowers at ....
...Yamashita park near the...

...fountain  Marine Tower
Lovely display at Bar entrance in Yamashitacho
Bear cake at Diamond Yokohama
Plate of pizza and baked potatoes at Shakey's Yokohama
Chinatown entrance gate Isezaki Mall entrance

Used Kimono stores (where I love to purchase clutch bags) in Isezaki Mall  ..and the Daiso and Uniqlo store next to it
Donuts Shop in Kannai
Plate of Aburi cheese salmon sushi at Kura Zushi in Isogo

Disappointed!

Hi Y'all!
 I am inspired to blog again even though my camera is broken. I am using the one from my pad and my husband's until a good one falls on my lap.
  In the meantime, I want to tell you about an interesting thing that happened to me today. Yesterday I heard from a friend of mine that H&M was having great sales with prices starting from 100Y. So today I decided to check it out. I found some interesting pieces almost all from Summer but I was not inspired to purchase anything because it was all sheer and neon pink or something else. That was until I found two pair of cropped pants in pastel peach and coral. I checked the price tags and the peach one was 300Y and the coral one 700Y. I take both pants in my size and try them on. They fit perfectly for they are not too tight. Excited, I proceed to pay but before the lady at the counter starts, I open my mouth to ask her why there was a difference in price since it was the same product. She said that she was going to ask…

Broken!!!

I have not been blogging as much as I used to. It is not because I do not want to. But for starters, my camera fell and finally died on me. I was trying to take some pictures while I was on a bridge in Yokohama. I put it on the rail of the bridge and took a picture using the timer. But when I went to retrieve the camera, my clumsy hands just push it and it fell two stories down. I knew that it would happen with my luck. I did find it in one piece and I could turn it on. But the shutter button was pushed further inside the camera as it impacted the ground and I cannot push it to take pics. My pics were still intact though and here they are for your pleasure.
What I am wearing:

Scarf / Sunnies - Daiso 100 yen store
Tee - Homes
Dress - order made from home
Shoes - Forever 21
Bag - Thrifted

I had this dress made before I went home for Summer. I wanted something in blue tie dye for a while. And I asked for my Dad to look for the material and have his tailor make me a maxi dress. The mate…

The Yokohama I love (in pictures) Part II

Here is part II of the pictures of places I love in Yokohama

The gate at a...
...famous wedding venue in Yokohama

A glimpse inside the wedding venue (the place is so famous that it is often used as a location for movies and dramas) A couple exchanging vows next to the Yokohama Art Museum Acrobats/Entertainers at Jack's mall (can find many other performing on week ends at Yamashita park as well and all for free or almost)
Some random wild flowers next to the wedding venue
My kids trying out the Nisson GTR at Nissan Showroom Night view of Bay Quarter It is hard not to fall in love with Yokohama. The place is beautifully spacious with old buildings and parks. The atmosphere is serene with the sea at proximity. Sometimes, you do not feel like you are in Japan when you take a walk in certain places. And I like the fact that as an International city, it hots many festivals that would allow us to learn about other cultures. October is actually the month to be in Yokohama with Internati…