Monday, December 12, 2011

Autumn Picnic

Ok, one grey entry is enough. I should do more happy entries!

I went to a park near my place in early October, when it was the beginning of autumn season. I totally forget to make an entry about it after uploaded some photos on my FB.

It's Kunitachi Showa Memorial Park, a very large park.

Happy family

People play, sit, and just enjoy their weekend in autumn.
 I took many photos of families because I love watching happy family, seeing a mother/father or both walking and playing with their children make me smile and say "awww" especially when I see a father carrying his little I like men who are good with kids, who can spend their holiday for their family. Kadang-kadang saya fikir, si ayah ni bawak anak dia jalan-jalan ni mesti sebab nak bagi si ibu berehat kt rumah. I wish I will have such happy family too, I want my husband to take our children to parks while I go to spa and so my facial treatment. :p

This is Susuki, we use this plants quite often for autumn's ikebana.

It was not that cold, so flowers were still bright and genki.
 After working about 15min, finally we got our picnic spot under Kinmokusei tree. I looooove this tree because its flowers smell really nice, like yellow peach in syrup in can! Do you know how it smells? The fragrance is quite strong, you can smell it when you are near about 5m from the tree, and when the flowers bloom, it's a sign that autumn has already come. ;)

Kinmokusei. It's flowers are little and in orange colour.

 I was looking forward for this picnic because I bought picnic items since spring but I didn't have chance to do it! Look at my basket, mini bowls, spoon and fork set, aren't they cute?hehe

Our lunch

me. never mind.

We had a really healthy lunch: fried noodles, boiled broccoli and cherry tomatoes, sweet potato salad, peaches and bananas.
 After had lunch, we played with bubbles. It was soooo fun because small kids came near us when they saw the bubbles and I love kids!

I look so serious. haha!
 We had a really good time, the weather was perfect, not too cold or hot, just warm and a bit breezy. We watched people playing flying disks, baseball, and hide and seek!

Kinmokusei tree when looked up.

my hand cream<3



It's already 12th of December and new year is just around the corner! Weather is getting colder and colder each day, makes me hard to sleep in night. ><

I've been quite busy recently with my club activities, part time job, and mid term essays so I didn't have much time to take good photos to share with you guys. Actually, I am sad lately because I cannot take beautiful photos, when I just bought my semi DSLR, I was really into photography because what I took look fabulous in screen. But not now. Maybe I am getting used to my camera's quality or just because my photography skill doesn't improve since last year, I rarely excited seeing my photos. And when I see other people's fantastic photos, ofcourse I am amazed but at the same time, I fell really sad. What can't I take photos like them? :'(

Is it because they use DSLR and mine is just mirror less one?
Is it because I can't edit my photos in computer?

I think I just don't have the talent. It is so sad because I have nothing, nothing that I can be proud of my self. Other people can sing, draw, write good essay, take amazing photos, have thousands of fans on his/her blog or twitter, but me? :'( Nothing.

I like a lot of things. I like to study foreign languages, to travel abroad, to cook, to bake, doing make ups, and many more. But I am not good in all of them, other people do better than me.

There's only one thing that I have and no one can beat me, that is my Japanese speaking skills. But still if I was compared with native Japanese speaker, I am not that good. And speaking Japanese is not something special, everybody speak it here.

So for a conclusion, I don't have anything special. :'(

Sunday, November 20, 2011

a man and a baby in masjid

This picture is from web, it's not mine!
Saw a men who was rushing to join jemaah prayer in masjid. He stopped by a baby crawling on floor behind the jemaah. Then he ran to get some tissue and wiped the baby's mouth (you know, babies always throw up). He couldn't catch the jemaah but the scenes warmed my heart to see someone caring for a child who's not his own kid. MasyaAllah<3

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Some Jazz in Autumn


It's autumn already<3

Today, it was a little bit tiring but amazing! I did a volunteer in this one event near my town, aimed to unite people in town with music. It's called Power Jazz, and one of my friends is it's staff so I decide to see what is she and her friends doing.

Unfortunately I had a meeting to attend (wow sounds like a busy lady hah?lol) so I couldn't be there until the main concert but although I only stayed there until around 2pm, I could feel how exciting what they are doing. They invited soooo many musicians for main concert, had few free gigs in main street of town, many restaurants and cafes gave support to them and held night shows in their shows, and I was really amazed.

My only task was to pass out leaflet but I quite enjoyed it, many people came asked me where am I from rather than what event we were doing!lol One man came and asked "Are you Indian?" and I said "No, I'm Malaysian" then he stared at me really closely and said "You looks like Japanese and sound like Japanese too, we are same Asian, I won't know that you were foreigner if you are not wearing that(hijab)", so I just giggled and gave the leaflet. It was quite funny and scary at the same time haha. Then this lady and her husband came, the lady asked me what we were doing do I told her that we have big jazz concert this afternoon and if they don't have much time, they can enjoy free gigs near the Starbucks around there. She was surprised and say "Oh you speak Japanese really well!" and she and her husband walked away while still talking about ME and not the concert!lol I guess I (I know, it's not me by my hijab :p ) really attracts people, till people cannot focus on what I are doing. hehe I think it was funny. Another man came with his friends, all of them were carrying analog cameras, gosh I want one!, and he suddenly talked to me in Malaysian language/Indonesian language "kamu dari mana(where are you from?" so I replied "I am from Malaysia". He said that he lived in Jakarta for 5years. We talked in Malaysian/Indonesian and he and his friend asked to take a photo of me. So I smiled, posing with my leaflet on my hands.

It was really nice to had a chance to converse with local people, especially people in town. When I was walking back to my university's hall, a man in wheelchair talked to me as if it's a natural thing to do. Note: It is reaaaaaally rare for a Japanese to have a conversation with random people on street, they won't talk to you unless they are sweet obachan(auntie) or curious ojiichan(grandpa).lol We walked together untill the university, and there is a zebra cross, and we crossed together. I think they made it(carriageway) slightly curved so that rain water will not go into road but into drains at side but that slight hill is  big to people on wheel chair, he said "I always have trouble going up this". Although he was quite fit(he is an athlete representing Tokyo!) and we people without wheelchair usually won't notice that the road is slightly curve or won't even bother about little bump about 2cm dividing roadway and pavement, but for people on wheel chair, they are really big obstacles. Traffic light became already red when we just crossed for 2/3 because the man had trouble crossing the road. I tried to help him to climb up? the bump that separates roadway and pavement but I couldn't do that easily, until a man who was near us came and helped me. It was really embarassing because I couldn't push the wheel chair. :'(

Ok I talked too much. Let's see some photos I took. :D

This is our uni's hall where the concert was held. 


Musicians entertaining people in town :D

I'm not good at music but I really enjoyed listening to them.

Another photo of gig.

This is my uni, people come like it's a park and I like it

A kid comes with his mother. How adorable!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

my shea butter set

ok, now let's do a fun, review entry plak. hehe

It's getting colder and colder again, leaves from trees starts to falling, and winds start to ripping moisture of my skin. I have quite severe dry skin, and when it's winter, my skin always become itchy due to the dryness and last year my skin was disastrously dull and itchy because I neglected to take a special care for it. :(. This year, I don't want to repeat the same mistake so I bought full set of body care products from Body Shop at the beginning of the autumn!

At first, I was only looking for body butter but I walked out the store with 5 products in total! :p I bought body butter, shower cream, and body scrub, all from shea butter series. They said that I can get free mini bottle of whip body lotion if I spent 3500yen, so I bought a pair of cotton gloves. I really hate how my hands are always dry like a 40years old lady so I will wear them in night after I applied my thick hand cream. Oh should I post about how I am obsessed with hand cream? I have soo mane hand creams in my room and I just love them, whenever I see a good smelling one or hand cream in cute tube or bottle, I just want to grab it to counter even though I know that I already have enough cream to wear for the whole year! haha

I like this shea butter series because the products do not smell to much, you know some products that have too many fragrance can irritate skin, that's why I can't use lipbalm other than Menturm's or other similar lipbalm in green tube or other wise my throat become uncomfortable and my lips become drier.

However, I'd prefer body wash that forms more foams, this body cream don't form much that I want, even though I use bath lily and body gloves to.

jenis2 org islam yg sy jumpa kt jpun

sy tak tau kt mane nk luahkan ape yg bermain kt otak sy ni. kt fb, takut ad yg terasa, twitter, tak cukup. so sy akan tulis kt sini. it's gonna be a long, boring entry so please skip this ans pretend like you didn't notice this entry. :p and for my international readers, sorry but this entry is ganna be written in my language because I don't have enough skill to write this in English, it so complicated.

Jenis-jenis org "islam" yg sy jumpa kt bumi Jepun
kita, Malaysian, most of us are Sunni and mazhab Syafee kan. So I already expected that I will meet different imams' followers, practicing islam in different ways: Hanbali, Hanafi, Maliki and other imams' followers. Diorang practice dgn cara yg lain, mcm cara amek wuduk lain, apa yang tak leh makan atau minum, cara istinjak, cara angkat takbir, dan lain2. And I also expected that I will meet Syiah followers. Sy mbesar luar Malaysia, so dah biasa la jugak jumpa org mazhab lain. Tapi tak jadi masalah sbb aqidah kita ttp sama, yg pokoknya sama.

Kt sini sy jumpa ramai org pelik2. First, yg minum arak, dan bzina. Dlm environment yg sy mbesar, mmg jaraaaaaaang sgt2 utk sy jmpe org yg buat 2dosa tu. Kt sini, yg non-muslim mmg selamba la kan. Ada satu hari tu, kitorg ad welcome party utk pelajar baru, ajk dormitory mmg sediakan halal foods utk org islam, so org islam(yg mgku la, yg tak mgku tu tak tau la dia mkn ape) akan duduk satu meja. Ada sorg laki yg rambut karat smpi bahu, kt tangan dia ad tin beer. Dia dtg kt ktorg n tanya ni meja halal food ke, pstu trus duk situ smpi akhir. Sy mmg terpinga-pinga la kan.

Pasal makan, mmg bermacam-macam la.
Yg paling hebat, arak ke khinzir ke haiwan yg xdisembelih atas nama Allah, sume dia bedal.
Kedua, khinzir tak makan @ arak tak minum tapi daging lain makan mcm ayam atau beef.
Ketiga, arak dan khinzir tak amek, tp asal daging dr Australia, suma dia makan. yg ni sy xtau la dr mana dpt idea yg dgg oz halal, kwn sy yg blaja kt sane pun xmkn kalau xd tanda halal.
Keempat, mcm sy dan rakan2 Malaysia lain insyaAllah, arak, sume daging, dan apa2 bahan yg basal dr binatang2 tu, kita xmkn. Kita beli ayam beef dan mutton dr kedai2 halal yg dorg import.
Kelima, yg ni sy rase sbb lain mazhab, dorg tak makan ikan keli belut sotong dan lain2 haiwan dlm air yg xd sisik.
 Keenam, yg ni plg jaga kot, tak makan kat restoran yg xd "halal kitchen". sy sndri xpnh jmpe org dr grup ni, sy bc kt blog org jpun yg tulis psl pelajar muslim dr Singapore.
Ok ni baru bab makan je.

Then pasal aurat pun macam2. Keadaan ni sama la mcm kt msia. Yg lelaki ada yg selamba tunjuk pusat mada musim panas, pakai short nmpk atas dr lutut sume. Yg ppuan, selain dr mcm2 gaya yg ad kt msia, sy png jmpe org yg pakai skirt dan tights yg bukan sahaja ketat tp yg jarang smpi leh nmpk warna kulit dia. Sy tak nak cakap bnyk sbb sy pun belum sempurna tutp aurat kan, so masing2 fikir sndri la kot.

Lepas tu, hal solat pulak, Saya faham kt sini susah nak solat, sbb mana ada surau atau masjid kt universiti ke kt shopping complex ke mcm kt Malaysia. Nak amek wuduk pun kena angkat kaki kt sinki sbb xd tmpt wuduk. Which makes org jepun curiga sbb dorg ni xsuka kwsn sinki atau toilet basah dgn air. Ad org xsolat lgsg, ad yg solat bila kt rumah je, ad yg solat bila org ajak, dan mcm3 lg, just like in Malaysia.

Kadang-kadang bila nak explain psl apa yg sy tak leh makan, org jpon keliru sbb lain org lain yg diamalkan! nak ckp sy xpgg tangan lelaki atau cium atau peluk pun susah, sbb ada yg duk satu rumah dgn gf dia atau selalu hook up kt party. selalunya sy akan senyum n cakap masing2 ada hak utk memilih utk nak amalkan apa, dan sy pilih utk ikut islam, insyaAllah.

Tu sediki sebanyak dilemma yg sy hadapi kt sini la. Sebenarnya nak tulis pasal lain, tp jd len plak bila tulis. hehe papelah asal sy rasa lega bila luahkan,

ok congratulation utk sesiapa yg berjaya baca sume ni! hehe

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Japanese Hot Spring

This is second part of my Odaiba visit, we went to a theme park where you can experience old good days in Japan, wear yukata you like and have spa massages. 

This is the entrance. I was soooo excited from the moment I saw it because it was soooo Japan!wooohooo!

 This cute? creepy? doll welcomed us at entrance.
His mouth can move!
We took off our shoes there, paid for entrance fee..

and chose a yukata we like. Mine was no.9 with mustard obi(belt)! I thought pink one was the nicest but actually 7 was nice too. They have different sizes and I was s size because I am short. :(

Then we entered changing room for women.

It's written "female".
Don't know how to wear? Don't worry, it is written here how to wear yukata. :)

First of all, we went to take foot bath, it is in out side so we decided to have fish massage as well. It was soo painful because we had to walk on small stones and pebbles and the fish massage was quite exciting, we couldn't stop laughing watching fishes, they really liked one of us and dia je dapat ikan banyak gila. Then we enjoyed stone bath, it's a low temperature sauna and people lie on small crystal for 30min to 1hour. It was ladies day so we chose 1hour session but man, I sweat A LOT and got really tired so I gave up after 45min. I slept a little bit inside the sauna but when I woke up, my body and face were all wet, I got scared I sweat too much and die because of dehydration!lol

Then we walked around the theme park. Inside was like in Japan's traditional festival or omatsuri, have food and toys like in Syowa era.

There is a tower and river inside.

And a dog(not real one), barking so cutely<3

A mother and child having shaved ice. :)

Feel so nostalgic even though I was born in

There were many games like in festival.

I saw this food for first time, lightly pickled cucumber, I think. It's so interesting! a cucumber!

Some Japanese sweets and snacks
Then we went to food court to have dinner

I had Tenpura with rice!

Isn't it cute??

The chairs are also Japanese style! how cool! It has tatami surface, not just normal cushion.

I really like the place, maybe I will bring my other friends next time. Rasa sangant best sebab dapat rasa macam pegi kat zaman dulu-dulu.

Coloured Contact Lens Review: Colour Zoom

Salam, sorry for have been so quiet this a couples of week. New semester started and I had so many thing to do. Sy akan update beberape entry untuk beberape hari ni. :)

Ok so let's start with my review. I bought few pairs of coloured contact lens this summer on net, from a blog which was recommended from one of my friends. She is using that site's lens for quite long and said that they can be trusted. Eyes are one of our most sensitive organs so I was quite worried about wearing coloured ones, especially ones that are from online shops. But I couldn't help my self, I really wanted to give it a shot, you know, I was being curious. I have some other friends who wear coloured lens, all of them say that they bought the lens online and it is ok if you change it before 1year( most of the lens say that it can be worn for 1year). 

So, convinced by them, I bought 4pairs of ColorZoom lens from this blog, Mirror Store. 2pairs of brown lens, 1 pair of grey lens and 1 pair of green lens. I paid it on Monday and products arrived on Friday. They said on the blog that products will be sent by 3working days, so I hoped it will arrive before Thursday since my flight was on Saturday. So I got a little bit nervous and text her (the owner) about it. Her response was quite cold, not really customer-friendly, but hm, who knows she was not in good mood at that time so I just felt ok with that. I opened 2 of 4 pairs that I bought, and found out that my grey lens were torn and can't be worn anymore. Memang sakit gila la bila pakai tu. Rupa-rupanya hujung tu terkoyak.. One pair of lens costed RM40, so even though it7s not that expensive, I wanted them to replace it new ones. I text her again, asked if they can refund or replace it since the lens were broken before I wear it. But she didn't reply. :( It is really disappointing, at least she should reply my text. But what could I do, I had to fly back to Tokyo on next day.

I'm wearing Twilight Brown for about 1month, and for me, these lens make my eyes more tired that when I was wearing normal one. Before this, I was not used to wear lens or specs if I were at home, I didn't have any problem but recently I can't see thing really well if I don't wear lens or specs. Maybe it is because my sight become worse and I have to increase my power ( currently I use 1.25 and 2.75). And at night, like in 10am and after, my eyes will sore and it is painful even to just open my eyes. About effect, it is not that dramatic because Twilight is more to natural looking lens, but for me, my eyes look like not focused, macam juling ar senang cite. Hee lawak betul.

Now I am a little bit scared to continue to wearing them, even though I was planning to wear them for 3months each pair. So I will go to see doctor next week to buy normal lens, there's a contact lens shop near my university offered a good price for us students.

Actually, after wearing coloured contact lens for 1month, I realized that I like my eyes before I put lens on! haha I'm such a narcissist! Well, it is better for me to wear something that I trust in not not to worry about the safety, isn't it? It depends, if you enjoy wearing them and can take a good care of your eyes, I don't think that it would be a problem. Mungkin it wasn't for me, unfortunately.

So, this is my coloured contact lens experience. How about you?

p.s My green contact lens were also damaged when I took them out from bottles for first time!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Odaiba day

salam, my dear friends who visit my unpopular blog. :)

I already got my new camera, alhamdulillah, it is still Panasonic Lumix but this time I chose GF2 because I really loved my previous GF1 camera. Though I don't really understand how to use its touch-screen focus yet. :p

Yesterday I went to Odaiba, with my friends. We went to Fuji TV station. The building has a sphere in it, and tourists like us can go there (pay 500yen) to watch view from there.

Fuji TV's building. Can you see the sphere?

Escalator to until 7th floor.
From 7th floor is free, anyone can go there. From 7, we went to 25th floor by escalator. It was quite scary because it is really high, 123.45m from ground!

Squid tomato pasta

Red tower in middle is the Tokyo Tower. They are building a new one, Sky Tree.

That tall tower in right hand side is that Sky Tree. or Sky Tower, meh I'm not really sure. :p

Autographs of soccer players from area affected by 3.11

Model house for anime "Sazae-san"

We had a good time chatting and updating our current "stories" *wink2*, then we went to a hot spring theme park near there. Gosh, it was really F U N!

I will upload photos more later, because I have to pack my things for my Korea trip. The trip is from 26th but I have to pack earlier because I'll work as assistant for TIBC(Tokyo International Bellydance Competition) 2011 on this saturday. woohoo I have been wanted to go to that competition since last year<3