Japan Trip 2016 Part 5 : Hachiko, Shinjuku and Trying Harajuku Hair Style12:44:00 AM
Yo guys. How is this September already T.T??? This is insane T.T. I can't believe it's been 8 months since i was in Japan, on the other hand that means it's getting closer and closer to my next visit to Japan.
Oh well. I'm not looking forward to turn 33 soon -___-. Although i've basically been mentally preparing myself since the beginning of 2016.
Anyway. Continuing my Japan Trip so i can finish up before my next trip haha.
Day 3 and it was a special day because our tour was filmed by NHK Kawaii for their Kawaii International program... Which i forgot to watch when it was aired. We're just horrible like that.
Our first destination of the day was back to Shibuya for shopping purposes, Stella took us to Don Quixote and i went a little ballistic, not too much tho (at least for my standard *teehee*, i guess it was still a lot for normal people. Btw i haven't been doing any haul posts in so long, it's just that looking at my hauls make me feel bad T.T that's why!)-you can check out what i got there (and other stores while in Japan) in this Japan Trip Haul post.
We also finally taken to Hachiko's statue formally for a group pic
|It was raining that day, Silv and hunny bought clear umbrellas that they both promptly left on the plane on our flight back to Indonesia -___-|
It was at Don Quixote that i finally realized that my phone was missing FML.
But let's proceed (i really need to let it go already, it's just a bit hard WTF). Just next to the statue is a department store (which unfortunately i cannot remember, was it Tokyu...?) where Stella took us to a Jill Stuart counter in place for Laduree (i found Laduree in duty free shop in the airport but for some weird reasons i lost interests in them already -___-) and then we were led to the basement where they sell all kinds of yummy food (it's like a food court but no sitting tables, so you have to stand to eat) for lunch.
|What hunny bought for us to share, i love tobiko but hunny couldn't find any so he bought me ikura sushi instead *LOL*. Not the same you guys, not the same :p|
|Ok bought some offal :D. FYI, i love offals *LOL*|
|One thing that we always wanted to try is uni (sea urchin) because so many people raves about how fresh it is, how it tastes like the sea. Eh. We didn't like it *LOL*. Are we weird???|
|While we're at the topic of food, let me show you some of the other foods we had. Combini food *LOL*, how i love them. This was what we had for breakfast (again, provided by Stella)|
|One of my favorite fruits in the world, ICHIGO!!! Unfortunately i think it was def not ichigo season yet, these are nice but not as sweet and lovely as the ones i binged on in South Korea|
|And we also tend to buy oden for supper, i absolutely love this konyaku noodles!!!|
|Super expensive melons|
|USD 250 for two melons. Nope. NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE|
|Super famous Zakuzaku, i'm not a fan of pastries in general and i was not interested to even try this-but one bite and i was sold *LOL*. Japanese taste standard... It's no joke.|
|Look at this oinigiri with full boiled egg inside.... The yolk was melty... GGAAAWDDD I WANT THISSSSSS!!!|
After we filled our tummy, it was time to head to the next destination : Shinjuku!
|Every district in Japan seems to have their own unique vibe|
|Shinjuku is quite modern but not as hip and happening as Harajuku, i feel|
|It truly looks Japanese tho (what am i talking about??? It is in Japan!!! What i mean is... some parts of Japan feels like Europe haha)|
|This little Hair Salon|
One of the most unique activities in this Kawaii Beauty Tour was that we got to try crazy Harajuku hair! You definitely won't be getting that in a regular tour package. What we didn't know is that apparently most of the girls (and guys) with crazy hairdos are those who work as... You know, hosts/hostess. LOL. Not the casual type of hosts too btw, the ones that works in the night life *LOLOLOL*
|The hair salon (i think they also rent out gowns) is quite tiny and cramped, they could only work on about 5 people at the same time so we had to take turns. I was one of the firsts to get their hair done|
|Thankfully Stella informed us the night before that the hair salon doesn't do hair washing so we had to wash our own hairs beforehand. That's quite strange to us! There was literally no washing station there btw|
|Silv was very nervous|
|I'm quite game when it comes to hairdos, i mean... It washes off! LOL. But Silv was totally freaked|
|Stella was kind enough to offer a makeover too for those who didn't have any makeup on yet, you know-the hair's big so the face must be suitable too!|
|Obviously i have different hair cut and texture so the end result is slightly different|
|But i think it's still super cool! Look at those perfect curls!!! Gosh, that's exactly the kind of curls that i want!!!|
|Sorry, i have lots of selfies here hahaha, totally loving the hair!|
|Yes, i felt very Gyaru and young with this hairdo.|
|Just a little bit more...|
|Coz, ya know. This might be the first and the last full on Harajuku hairdo for me|
|OOTD. My mini skirt is batik btw, bought in Solo :D|
|Silv was unsure about the result, but i personally think it's awesome and very suitable for her. She looks like the baddies in school set animes, don't you think??? I kept on imagining her holding a whip... LOL|
|Look at the details! The hair stylist sprayed on each hair strands individually to create the ring effects!|
|Wefie with hunny|
|The wives club hahaha|
|The group with the crazier hairdos hahah|
|Altogether now ^^|
|The guy from NHK Kawaiii busy filming hahaha|
One other thing that i didn't know before is that Shinjuku is sort of the "red district" type of area (you can find a lot of love hotels here, also bars and stuffs). It really went to life latter at night.
|One that really caught my eyes was this Robot Restaurant|
|Look at all those high quality plush toys prizes!!!|
|Minions and Teds!!! FYI, the attendants of this arcade were NOT FRIENDLY at all *LOL*. This is why when people gushes about how friendly and polite Japanese are, i sort of feel "meh" coz i definitely met some not so friendly (or at all) ones too.|
|Everything was so cute|
|I was afraid that they'd tell me off for taking pictures tho!|
|You can't find dodgy prizes in Japan!|
|This is what we're here for, Purikura!|
|We were freaking out because time was ticking away very fast when we had endless choices to decorate our purikura with!|
|It's def not for guys tho, look how crazy Ok and hunny looks!|
|That's why Silv and i took another one, because the hubbies were ruining our Purikura *LOL*|
With that Purikura, i am ending this blog post (that turns out to be a lot more narcissistic than i intended to be hahaha). We went to Alice in Wonderland cafe next and although i didn't take that many pics, i still think it deserves a blog post on its own!