A day trip in Chichibu

A couple weekends ago, before i went on my trip to Singapore, i had a day out in Chichibu

We had lunch at Genrokuan
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The food here is fairly cheap for the portions/quality you get
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What i had
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Tempura

Closeup
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What the husband had
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Miso Tonkatsu

He also tried the curry bun they made [yummy!! but omg it was so toasty hot!]
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Website: http://www.genrokuan.co.jp/home.html

After lunch, we walked by Nagatoro and made our way to Asami Reizou for kakigori
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FYI, i wrote about Asami Reizou previously here

Oh how i love the kakigori here!
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Its truly the best EVER. [if u even think its remotely similar to shaved ice or other ice products, u are so wrong XD]
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I had a really nice day. 😀

Oh and i thought in keeping with the food theme, i should tell you my current addiction in Singapore.
Soy Milk Ice Cream!!
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Its made by a store called “Mr Bean” and is a local chain store in Singapore
Their soy milk is pretty good too
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I bought cute postcards from them XD
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Visit their website here : http://www.mrbean.com.sg/
[According to their website, they have two stores in Tokyo!!!]

I have been here in Singapore for about a week now and will here till the end of the week.
Its been an interesting trip, sometimes bad, sometimes good. [But isnt that always the case?]
Have a great week ahead
XOXO Yumeko

p.s Do you say SOY or SOYA?

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Weekly Photo Challenge #8 – All Star [Skincare/Bodycare] Edition

Disclaimer: the Friday photo posts were written before I went on my trip as I don’t have regular Internet here. Hence I won’t be able to visit your posts and entries till the end of this month. But I promise to do so!!

Its FRIDAY AGAIN!
Time to do another weekly photo challenge!
Regulars here will know the drill but for those new here..every Friday, i do a photo meme of 5 photos about different themes!!
Hope you guys join in!

Yumeko’s Weekly Photo Challenge #8 – All Star Edition
1. The Super Star . Something you have used for over 3 years and will still using
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SKII Facial Treatment Essence
To be honest,i tried this 6 or 7 years ago and it did nothing for me. A few years back, my sister started using it and told me to try. I told her i didnt find it worthwhile. However she was so convincing, i went round to the store for a look. The SA told me i had to use their clear lotion for the essence to work well. Now i dont know if its a brillant piece of marketing or the placebo effect but i purchased both bottles and never looked back since.

2. The Fast Rising Star. Something you have used for over 6 months and will still be using
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FujiFilm Astalift Jelly Aquarysta
I started using this around January this year and i am truly in love with it. I stopped using it for 4 days [as i ran out and couldnt go to the store to purchase till the weekend]. Even the husband noted the difference! Though i have only used it for 7 months, i count it amongst my HGs.

3. The Number 1 Draft Pick. Something you just started using and am loving it.
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KORRES Quercetin & Oak Antiaeging and Antiwrinkle
After my success with the concealer in the range [purchased from Sephora FF sale last year] i purchased bottles of their skincare to try. To be honest, since i have only started using these for 2 months or so, it wont be fair to give a proper review. However i can safely say, i am loving it quite a bit so far. Proper review to come.

4. The FAIL. Something you tried recently and does not work for you.
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Dove Damage Therapy Daily Shine Conditioner
I didnt actually buy this myself. My sister gave it to me to use on this trip. When i first saw it, my initial thoughts were..wow this is a huge bottle, it will take me a long time to finish using it. However once i started using it, i realised this might not be the case. Its SUPER watery! You need to use a lot to cover your entire head of hair. Not only that, the smell is extremely strong. Some of you might like it but i dislike it greatly. It kinda smells like baby powder. Result-wise..its ok. Your hair is fairly soft but none of the shine promised.

5. The Experiment. Something you bought and am going to try next.
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Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask with Pink Clay
Gift from my sister. This might be the 2nd or 3rd thing i have tried from Clarins [she likes this brand though] Will let you know how i go! FYI, she told me to use a scrub prior to using the mask and since i didnt bring one on my trip, she gave me this one from Clinique.

Wanna take part?
Here’s a recap of the list!
Yumeko’s Weekly Photo Challenge #8 – All Star Edition
1. The Super Star. Something you have used for over 3 years and will still using
2. The Fast Rising Star. Something you have used for over a year and will still be using
3. The Number 1 Draft Pick. Something you just started using and am loving it.
4. The FAIL. Something you tried recently and does not work for you.
5. The Experiment. Something you bought and am going to try next.

I chose to do a skincare/body care version of this but i intend to do a makeup version of this next week.
So you can start preparing ahead of time XD

Or try the ones from previous weeks
http://bittenbefore.com/tokyolife/tag/weekly-photo-challenge/

Leave a comment with a link to your post if you do take part!! I’ll pop over to read it and leave you a comment!
Thanks for playing!
Have a GREAT weekend!
XOXO Yumeko

p.s if you tweet, feel free to tweet me the link to your post too. 😀 [my twitter handle is yumeko55]

p.p.s i shouldn’t have to say this but whilst i did not invent weekly/friday photo memes, I did come up with this format. Please respect my copyright. Even if my post “inspired” you [to add identical sections and sentences], i think its only fair that you credit me. Thank you!!

P.p.p.s random foodie photo from Singapore
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I had these in Hong Kong and I loved them. was glad to find them in Singapore.
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Sorry for the ugly bite mark on the bun XD

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