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Travel Diary: Harajuku, Shibuya & Ikebukuro

In the morning we met my friend, Takahiro, at Harajuku station and headed to the park. We paid our respects and I wanted to hang up a wish plaque but couldn’t think of anything specific to write… Ended up just taking a touristy photo instead :D

Meiji Shrine Gate
Meiji Shrine Gate

At Meiji Shrine
At Meiji Shrine

Afterwards we went to Shibuya for some sushi! OMG, sushi was really inexpensive and the choice was vast. Takahiro took us to one which was self operated using an iPad. You select up to 3 dishes you’d like per order and when ready, the chef will ‘ship it’ to you via an automatic conveyor belt. It was so cool! There was even an option to play Jan Ken Pon (rock, paper, scissors) with the computer after spending over ¬•1080, winning allows you the choice of a 10% off voucher on your next visit or a free go at their gashapon. I opted for the gashapon and got myself a cute sushi keyring which I gave my little cousin!
Immi with Sushi
Immi with Sushi

Sushi Platter
Sushi Platter
My Kiddy Meal
My Kiddy Meal

Oh on another occasion, Stefan and I ordered a kids meal as we didn’t want to spend nor eat a lot that day and thought it would suffice. However what we didn’t realise is that we seriously confused the waitress because when the chef pinged for her to collect the food for me, she turned around instantly to confirm the table number. When she looks back at table 1, she sees me sitting there and replies to the chef that there’s no child at the table. The chef shoos her off and she warily walks over and asks me if this children’s meal was mine. Shyly, I replied yes and felt super bad for ordering a non-adult meal D: The others thought it was funny and laughed about it throughout our trip. Oh Japan, how you amused us so. Nevertheless, the kids meal was super yummy with fries, fried chicken, mini sushi pieces and a cake!

Polaroids at Harajuku
Polaroids at Harajuku
Cardcaptor Sakura merch!
Cardcaptor Sakura merch!

Harajuku is a small place with a huge sense of fashion. The world famous Takeashita Street is renowned for the hoards of people who gather to show off their fashion on the weekend. The times I went weren’t very busy and we were able to browse the stores¬†casually. I was very tempted to buy a maid outfit for my next expo as they were having a sale, but couldn’t decide on the colour or design at the time. My friend, Emi took us to her favourite shops, many which were lolita stalls and some quirky ones such as Doki Doki 6%. There was a really nice retro toy shop which we all ended up buying something each as souvenirs or for ourselves.

Takeshita Street
Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street
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In Harajuku
Immi and I kept coming back here to try out the crepes! We found out the hard way that cheese in Japan isn’t the same as cheese in England… Thus their cheesecake isn’t great and tastes really odd. Brownies are rather yummy on the other hand! Nevertheless we enjoyed our pretty crepes.

When you visit Harajuku you definitely must see the Dawson store here. It is huge! The selection is great and you’re bound to find a few souvenirs to bring home. I stocked up on some cute washi tapes and DIY keyring kits for my little cousins!

Dressing up for our purikura shoot
Dressing up for our purikura shoot

Onesies
Onesies for Purikura!

Purikura
One of the many Purikura photos :)

After a long day of shopping and eating, Emi took us to the purikura shop. Purikura is famous in Japan where you can take sticker photos with beauty x100 (exaggeration) plus enlarge dolly-like eyes. You’re also able to dress up for free and decorate your photos at the booth afterwards. I had a lot of fun and the photos came out great! (although we seriously don’t look like ourselves… Heh )

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: JRC Buffet

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Nom nom.nom

During the weekend of Chinese New Year, I went to JRC Buffet in Ilford with a couple of friends. The restaurant is very big and has a LOT of different cuisines to offer including Japanese, European, Italian, Thai and so on.
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Chef at the Teppanyaki Grill

The food was delicious and not salty at all, unlike some buffet restaurants I’ve been to. However there was a few chicken dishes which had been left out for too long, so it was dry and hard to chew.
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Tempura Items

The decor of the entire restaurant is spacious, elegant and modern. It is inside a glass building next to easyGym. So the place is very bright ^^ They also have a chef who will walk around offering you delicious meats similar to Brazilian restaurants. So cool!
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A lot of sushi

I would totally recommend this restaurant and if you do visit JRC Buffet, I’d advise you to book to in advance since it will fill up easily in the afternoon. However, your whole party must be at the premises before being seated as a two hour timer will be set for you. So yes, scoff yourselves silly for those solid two hours!
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I love desserts

When was the last time you went to a buffet? Was it good?

With Love,
Kekidoll xxx

Face lifting Face Masks

When I was on holiday I stocked up on some face masks. These particular ones were Sasatinne branded from the beauty store SaSa.

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Sasatinne Face Masks

They are different to the ones you normally get in England as they are a thin sheet with handles for the ears. Not only do they have handles to hold the facial mask upright but it also has a second set that helps lift up the chin.

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The face mask out of its packaging

The mask states that they help firm the skin and lift it back up. I also bought the version that helps with acne and blemishes.

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I look like a ghost wearing the mask

When applied, it feels very cool and refreshing. Although the mask pulls on my ears it doesn’t feel to uncomfortable.

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Easy to hook, ear handles

After application I rub and excess residue on my skin and it makes my skin feel smoother. Then I’ll head to sleep and wake up the next morning with super soft hydrated skin!

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Cool hooks for the ears to lift up the chin area

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post!

Do you use face masks too? Would you try this particular one?

With love,
Keki xoxo

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