Sunday, December 20, 2020

Tokyo, Mt Fuji Travel Day 2 Harajuku, Yoyogi Park

From Tsukiji Fish Market (read our Food Map here), we took subway to Meiji Jingu Mae 'Harajuku' 明治神宮前〈原宿〉station, as I promised the children to get them the giant cotton candy floss. But before that, we went to Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 to see the autumn foliage. However it was turning dark at 4+ p.m. during winter, and the view was not as spectacular as I thought.

The oldest wooden JR Harajuku station was closed in March 2020 and is replaced by a new building adjacent to it. So this was the last time I saw the old wooden station!

Takeshita Street 竹下通り at Harajuku 原宿 is super crowded! The street is lined with many eateries and shops that sell fashionable and cute items. 

This is our Harajuku food map:

base map: Google Maps

Totti Candy Factory 
The children thought they found the heaven when they entered Totti Candy Factory. There are many different types of candy. 

As promised, we bought one giant cotton candy floss from Totti Candy Factory for the children. I think it would be once in a lifetime that I would spend 950 yen (~S$12) on candy floss! It was bigger than my head!

Kebab Box J
Other than the biggest cotton candy floss, we also had the longest fries from Kebab Box J. 

Luke's Lobster
We ordered Lobster Roll (regular). It is an interesting combination of warm bun with cold lobster meat. It is satisfying to have a big chunk of lobster meat. However the seasoning is rather strong for me, the garlic butter taste lingered in my mouth for quite some time.

We walked past Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, the design of the entrance is interesting! Many people were taking photo there. I think it would look nicer during the day time.

We had window-shopping at the big toy shop Kiddy Land. DaDi and Hao Hao went to see the toy cars, while Pei Pei and I had a great time looking at the merchandises of Sanrio characters and Totoro!

The winter illumination along Omotesando presented by Google Pixel gave the area a magical feel.

Finally, we had tsukemen dinner at LaQua Tokyo Dome City and did some shopping for fruits at the supermarket. All of us were very tired after the long day!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Post-PSLE Activities: Reading with Scholastic

[Sponsored Review + Discount Codes]

It is an educational milestone for our firstborn - sat for Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), received result, submitted secondary school choices - and now waiting for the posting. It is also a milestone for us in our parenting journey! So what has she been doing after PSLE? It is a well-deserved break for her, so we let her have a rest, and to enjoy her favourite pastime - reading! Scholastic has a wide range of interesting books, let us share with you books that are great for post-PSLE reading!

Note: Check out the discount codes for Scholastic books at the end of this post!

Wing of the Locust

Singapore Asian Book Award 2018. As Tuan delves deeper into the craft of a mambabarang and its applications in espionage, sabotage and assassination, he is overcome by conflicting emotions that cause him to question his new life. When he reconnects unexpectedly with old friends and these friends’ lives are threatened, Tuan must consider sacrificing himself for the sake of his loved ones, and realises that there is no question of the road he must take.

Author: Joel Donato Ching Jacob
ISBN: 9789814885010

Thea Stilton Classic Tales: Romeo and Juliet

Thea Stilton's fabumouse adaptation of the classic play by William Shakespeare. The Montague and Capulet families have been enemies for many years. When Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet at a party, their lives change forever. The two mice from Rival families quickly fall in love and want to e married. They put their snouts together to come up with a plan that will bring their families together. But things go very wrong.

Author: Thea Stilton
ISBN: 9781338655964
Website: Shoppee

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Scholastic Asia

Disclaimer: We received the books for review purpose. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are mine. 

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Little Flower Hut Review: Christmas Flower Arrangement

[Sponsored Review]

Christmas is around the corner, and it is time to decorate our house for the festive season! It was timely that Little Flower Hut approached us to review their Christmas flower arrangement.

Little Flower Hut is a homegrown florist that offers a wide variety of affordable flowers and gifts for all occasions. 

I took a look at their website, and was impressed by the wide variety of flowers that they offer!

image from Little Flower Hut

Overwhelmed by the choices, I just let the senior florist from Little Flower Hut design the Christmas flower arrangement for us. The senior florist designed this Surprise Christmas flower arrangement, which was indeed a surprise! It matches perfectly with my home decor!

The festive mini Christmas tree, together with the lovely decorations, filled my house with the Christmas atmosphere without occupying too much space!

Other than decorating the house, you can check out Little Flower Hut's website for Christmas flower hampers and flower arrangements to surprise your loved ones!

If you need urgent delivery of flower, not to worry, give Little Flower Hut a call, and the same day delivery can be arranged! 

Do check out Little Flower Hut for other special occasions like birthday, anniversary and so on!

Little Flower Hut
Contact number: +65 6503 9750
Address: 25 Jalan Chegar Singapore 578483 (strictly by appointment only)

Disclaimer: We received the flower arrangement for review purpose. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are mine. 

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