Baby cooperated with us and slept through the 1 hour dinner in the carrier and so I got to enjoy and savor the food. This was also the first time I got to know that we would be charged for not ordering alcohol (Note to myself that at least one party must order alcohol in such places) Though I have to admit that we could eat similar quality sashimi at other places with a lower price but we had really attentive service, a relaxed environment, REAL non smoking seats and it was a long over due date night we had since baby was born. Everything was worth it.
04 May 2016 Leave a comment
Chanced upon this eatery as we were in Ginza Uniqlo doing some shopping. A quick check on Tabelog showed pretty good review of this place as we decided to eat there.
Address:東京都中央区銀座4-6-16 銀座三越 9F
26 Apr 2016 Leave a comment
A very famous Sendai Beef Tongue chain which also have a huge following in Tokyo. We decided to go for this as we were supposed to have a busy afternoon so we wanted to have a full stomach before we did our errands. My lunch set of grilled beef tongue, salad, onion soup and rice with grated Yam topping.
21 Apr 2016 3 Comments
Denny’s is not too bad a selection if you don’t want fast food and they are ok with pushing a stroller in. The only bane is their idea of smoking and non smoking seats = different corners of the restaurant so the non smoking areas does have a smoke smell.
26 Mar 2016 2 Comments
[Throwback Winter 2015] It is so difficult to blog nowadays as little M takes up almost all the time I have. Had to finish this post with many naps that she took. We had a 2.5 weeks vacation during the New Year holidays to visit family and friends before I ended my maternity to go back to work. I was a little apprehensive as this time we had an extra tiny person tagging along with us. I was worried about the flight, worried about milk supply, worried if she would catch a cold, worried about nursing her, worried about pumping, worried about the new environment for her.
End up, it was not that bad. In fact, I think she adapted pretty well and enjoyed the much much cold weather compared to sweating buckets of sweat in Singapore.
As a first time mum, who was pumping and nursing during this trip. I paid much attention to NURSING ROOMS for the first time in my life. I have to say, nursing rooms there impressed me a lot. You do not have people walking in to get water like it is a pantry room, mothers wait patiently in line for their turn to use the nursing room, some would nurse at the sofas if the rooms were occupied, some nursing rooms welcomed daddies, and it is really important that the nursing rooms are CLEAN, provide hot filtered water for making or warming milk and they do not smell.
I downloaded this app called BabyMap onto my phone which is connected with a data plan. It is ok if you do not understand Japanese as you can just turn on your location setting, and use the map feature to figure out where is the nearest nursing room and diaper change area. This is app is available for both Apple and Android.
Here is a list of the nursing rooms that I had visited this trip.
1) Daimaru @ Tokyo Station
Only 3 nursing rooms, men are not allowed inside. But it is pretty spacious and definitely no issue with pushing your stroller in. You can also put your toddler in the toddler seat so you can nurse baby in peace. You can have your own privacy with the curtains pulled
2) Tokyo SkyTree Town
Only 2 nursing areas but no issue with pumping as there is an electrical plug. You can have your own privacy with the curtains pulled
Hot water and a washing area for you to wash your bottles. Most Japanese mothers I know personally only bring 1-2 bottles out. They usually wash their bottles in the nursing rooms when they are done to prepare for the next feed.
3) Muji @ Yurakucho Station
Hot water and basin
Free Muji wipes and tissues for use.
4) Tokyo Midtown @ Roppongi Station
Nursing room, you need to share with another mother. You can close the door but it cannot be locked as 2 mothers are allowed in each time.
Instead of the usual hot water dispenser we see in other places, this one just runs from the tap but the water if filtered for making milk.
5) Aeon Laketown Mall @ Koshigaya Laketown Station
This mall is not in Tokyo but in Saitama but worth to check it out if you have day to spend as it is really huge and has an outlet mall too. I visit this mall more often this time as it is really close to Sushi papa’s home and with a baby in tow, it is difficult to go shopping in Tokyo at times.
This is actually a common sight when you dispose of diapers in Japan. Most of the nursing rooms would provide plastic bag for you to wrap your soiled diaper in. If not, everyone would wrap the soiled diaper with their own plastic bags. You have to throw them in a separate bin as indicated.
Nursing room here is individually locked.
Older kids can go straight to the kids’ toilet too.
03 Feb 2016 Leave a comment
in Shop Japan
My personal blogging time is really a luxury nowadays.
Micro-blogging is easier nowadays, so my Instagram is more updated with the sights and happenings (not much except milk, poo and baby cries)
[This draft has been sitting here for so long] I bought the popular Jelly Nails nail kit when I was still living in Japan (plus baby free). Though it was quite affordable to have gel nail manicure on a regular basis in Tokyo but it still adds up. I thought of trying out to do my own nails instead.
I bought this kit cos I thought that it is more portable with a shine LED torch but soon I realised that it was actually a much slower process with the torch as you can only work on your nails one by one. (so it would be faster if you buy the LED light where you can insert all your fingers in at one go)
Here are some of the works I did with the kit.
They update their site monthly with step by step videos on some DIY nails. I often refer to their site for designs.
Removing gel nails is always a hassle and I use the rubber finger glove that you put over when you are counting your cash to hold the foil wrapped remover soaked cotton in place. Much more convenient.
20 Jan 2016 Leave a comment
This is what happens when you become a parent, blogging really have to take a backseat. I used to do my rounding up post on the last day of the day but guess what I was doing on the last few minutes of 2015, I fell asleep after nursing her.
Well, instagram did help me put up my best 9 photos for 2015 and some of the it are really the ONES for 2015. so let us re-capture.
Yup, my favorite activity when it comes to winter and I did eat my fill of strawberries.
Though filming was in 2014 but it was screen on the now defunct Hello Japan channel for a while. Well, my 30 seconds of fame.
Here is the interstitial if it interests anyone. (still)
Though I was stuck in Singapore but I still got to taste yummy chips from Japan, thanks to Sushi San.
Got to stay in the Ocean suite which was an awesome experience.
Caught some fireworks from our SG50 national day preview while soaking in the MBS pool.
I already miss the feeling of her in my womb. Welcome to the real reality: #motherhood #breastpump #breastmilk #diaper #milkmonster #crying #baby Our daughter was born at week 34 + 2 gestation, 6 weeks earlier than her #EDD My birth story was like out of a scene of #ER #drama but luckily she made it to the world safely. Hopefully we would bring her home soon. Welcome #baby #S Yeah, she arrived too early for us to think of her name (^^;;
Yup, the main hightlight of 2015 – Being pregnant
Then, becoming a mum to this little human being who arrived 6 weeks prior to her EDD. Thankfully, she is growing well.
Goodbye to my #Limux gf2, hello to my new #Sony #rx100m3. I finally unboxed it, 3 weeks after I got it. Got a good deal in #Japan for this but the Japanese menu is a test for me. *\(^o^)/* Moving from micro 4/3 to a manual compact as I don't have free hands to change lens with a baby (^_-) これからよろしくね。
Bought a new camera but sad to say, I havent got much chance to explore it yet.
The best thing, being able to go back to Japan before 2015 ended….
Cheer to 2015 and onward to 2016