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{trip} Seoul, Kyoto and Tokyo. 11 – 20 April 2015

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{trip} Seoul, Kyoto and Tokyo. 11 – 20 April 2015

We always love Japan, so this time just me and hubby went to Japan. But before we went to Seoul first, hubby need to work πŸ™‚
It was such a wonderful trip for us πŸ™‚

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Arrived at Seoul night time. We stayed at Hotel Mercure Sodowe.

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This day I went with hubby.
-Lunch: Korea Galbi Restaurant, Nonhyeon station exit 2
-We went to Hyundai Mall at Apgujong station
-We went to N Seoul Tower and put the lock πŸ™‚
-Dinner: Restaurant near our hotel mercure soware

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This day I went by myself because hubby need to work. I went to:
-Gyeongbok Palace
-Myeongdong and had lunch here
I had dinner with hubby, his cousin and his employee at the restaurant near our hotel.

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I also went alone today. Here’s what I did:
-Went to Hyundai Mall again at Apgujeong Station
-Brunch & Dinner at Subway restaurant near Nonhyeon station. Yup I made the effort to go back and forth πŸ˜€
-Went to Shinsegae Mall in Myeongdong
-Went to Avenue L, Lotte Young Plaza, Lotte Dept Store, and H&M in Myeongdong area also.

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-Yongin MBC dramia & korean folk village tour (with Lorraine and Harold, pilot of hawaiian airlines)
-Dropped off in insadong
-Had afternoon sandwich at subway in insadong
-met with hubby at lotte world mall in jamsil
-dinner at restaurant near hotel, I ate soft tofu stew…yummy

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Time to say goodbye to Seoul and we went to Japan…yippie πŸ™‚
We arrived at Narita and went straight to Kyoto by Shinkansen. Arrive in Kyoto around 11.30 PM. We stayed at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei.

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-kiyomizudera temple and had lunch there (yummy udon and tofu)
-sannen zaka & ninen zaka street
-yasaka shrine
-gion, here we had coffee
-dinner di miyabian kyoto rokkaku

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These are some of the souvenirs from kyoto. I love Kyoto souvenirs πŸ™‚

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-from kyoto we went to tokyo with shinkansen
-bought rimowa at daimaru tokyo station
-we went to bao bao marunouchi
-checked in Dai-Ichi Tokyo Hotel
-strolled around Ginza
-dinner at restaurant near hotel

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-we went to Tokyo Sky Tree
-then to omotesando, had lunch at subway restaurant (yup we loooovvvee Subway…hahaha)
-strolled around omotesando, harajuku and shinjuku
-after that we went to akihabara and had dinner near akihabara station

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we went back to Jakarta 😊 miss our kids so much

{health} Yoga

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I’ve been doing yoga for quite some time…errr around 5 months if I’m not mistaken. I do the yoga privately with my friends and the teacher also my friend. So it is fun actually, doing something healthy with your best friends.
Before I did try yoga at some gym center, but I didn’t find it interesting. So I thought hey yoga is not my thing. Butttt after my best friend asked me to do the yoga together privately with a teacher and after 3 months then I am beginning to love yoga. Now I am totally in love with yoga thanks to Sherley and Novi 😘😘
I am still learning and not yet a pro…still newbie ☺️

Here are some of the photos:

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Ini yg pose2 tripod headstand tentunya masih dibantuin bu guru pas naiknya πŸ˜€
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Critanya sihh mo sok2 pose potonya tp kok yah kayak tikus nyungsep πŸ˜€ masih belon bisa banget sih yahh bikin posenya tp udah pinginn berpoto pake pose…wkwkkwkw. Takut2 juga sih soale biasa dijagain bu guru kan kalo bikin pose heheheheh
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New year new mat ☺️
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{trip} the rest days in Tokyo (6-9 November 2012)

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6 November 2012
I had lunch at Pepper Lunch. Different style from Jakarta. We had to order from the machine πŸ™‚ the taste was good though, better than Jakarta. I chose beef pepper rice.
And then I went to see Hachiko statue. Met Indonesian couple, the guy took my picture with Hachico…thanks guys.
I also went back again to Ginza today, spent my night at Le cafe doutor again πŸ™‚

Pepper Lunch Shibuya
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mesennya di mesin πŸ˜€
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beef pepper rice
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Hachiko
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Le Cafe Doutor Ginza
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it was raining
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7 November 2012
Today I met with Tpfer that resides in Tokyo. We went to Ginza, had lunch at Laduree, had dinner at Genki Sushi Shibuya. We also went to Hermes Ginza and some other Hermes stores.
We had a great time. She’s such a wonderful lady, I am glad to know her πŸ™‚
After we parted at Shibuya Sta, I went to Apple store in Shibuya. I could not resist the new iPad Mini πŸ˜€

Laduree
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Genki Sushi
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iPad Mini!
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8 November 2012
Today I went to Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa and Meiji Jingu near Harajuku area.
I don’t know why I like temples πŸ™‚ would love to come back again someday to all of these temples. It made me feel peaceful.
Meiji Jingu closed at 5 pm so after that I went back to Shibuya. strolling around in Shibuya, bought souvenirs for my family.

Senso-ji Temple
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my lunch (don’t ask because I don’t know what it was πŸ™‚ )
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Meiji-Jingu
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wedding
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9 November 2012
a little story about last night, I was already slept at 11 pm. Suddenly at 1.30 pm I woke up and jumped from the bed. I thought it was earthquake because my bed was shaky really hard and I grabbed my bag, coat and wore my boots. but then I looked out from the window and people just act normal. suddenly I heard loud voice from the next room like very loud screaming and crying. I texted Daisuke but he didn’t reply, i guess he already slept. I whatsapp my hubby but no reply also. then I whatsapp KK, and she told me to report it to the front desk so I went down to the lobby and reported it. Two front desk guys went upstairs with me. I went inside to my room and after 10 minutes all loud voices disappeared. what a night…sigh.

arrgghh my last day in Tokyo…so sad 😦 but also happy because I will see my families soon :))
so after all packed and ready, I went to the lobby at 11 pm and checked out. I went to Narita airport by limousine bus at 1 pm. so I still have 1 hour to wandered aimlessly around shibuya. I chose to sit down and sink in all. it was a great 12 days in Japan, I am blessed :)) and wouldn’t ask for more. thank you Hubby and Tiara for letting me go to Japan by myself…you both are the best! Love you both :*

inside limo bus
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Narita Airport
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SQ
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this one I found at the airport…OMG It’s so delicious
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{trip} 2 November 2012, Day five: Osaka – Tokyo

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Jam 7 pagi udah bgn…hihihi takut ketinggalan kereta Shinkansen πŸ˜€
Jam 8 langsung check out trus cepet2 ke Namba sta. Sampe di Shin Osaka stasiun stengah 9. Nah utk naek kereta Shinkansen kalo di Osaka ya di stasiun Shin Osaka ini. Berhubung kereta gw masih ntar jam 11 jd makan dulu deh. jam stengah 11 gw buru2 nungguin kereta dateng di platform 25. Kereta gw Nazomi 16, green car no 9, seat no 1C. Keretanya enak deh kayak naek pesawat, malahan bersihin kereta ini dibanding pesawat Air Asia :p Perjalanan Osaka ke Tokyo memakai waktu 2 jam 33 minit. sampe kurang lebih jam 11.35 di Tokyo.
Langsung deh dari Tokyo Station naek subway menuju Shibuya Sta. kali ini gampang ga pake nyasar…hihihi.
Untung banget di Tokyo ga salah pilih hotel, gw pilih Shibuya Excel Tokyu Hotel yg mana satu gedung sama Mark City, jd pula nyambung sama subway shibuya sta plus dari hotel ini ada limousine bus yg langsung ke Narita or Haneda Airport.
Tanpa problem nyasar sampe lah di hotel, langsung check-in.
Sembari nunggu temen jemput buat dinner, gw bebenah dulu di hotel sembari cuci baju…wkwkwkwk.
Jam 7an kelar trus gw jalan2 dikit di seputaran hotel, gw foto2 shibuya crossing sembari duduk2 disitu menikmati suasana dinginnya Tokyo. Eh jam stengah 8an di telpon dah. ktemuan temen gw di lobby hotel abis itu langsung kita dinner di Rinka Restaurant, Shibuya. so happy to see my good friend from 9 years ago. Crita lengkapnya ada di Tokyo Highlights πŸ™‚

Shinkansen Sta
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Shinkansen Train
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Shibuya Excel Tokyu Hotel
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the view from my room 1705
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Shibuya Crossing
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{trip} Tokyo Highlights (2-5 November 2012)

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My main reason to go to Japan especially Tokyo is to visit a good friend of mine while I was in EF Boston circa 2002, Mr. DS. It has been 9 years since last time I met him. He’s a very busy man but luckily he has time for me. So on Friday Nite, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday he always took me everywhere I want to go πŸ˜€

2 Nov 2012, Friday night after work around 8 pm Daisuke came to Shibuya Excel Tokyu Hotel to pick me up and we went eat dinner at Rinka restaurant near my hotel. We ate a lot and catching up with our life, and talking about our EF friends. We finish dinner around 11 pm. He dropped me off at the hotel and went back.

at Rinka restaurant, salad, yakitori & sukiyaki
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3 Nov 2012, Saturday afternoon around 12 pm we met at Hermes Ginza. Today was a shopping day, he bought jeans also at Diesel. We went around Ginza, Marunochi, Nihombashi. He took me to see the new Tokyo station, Tokyo Tower and a temple near Tokyo Tower called Zojoji Temple.
Everytime we want to drink coffee we always go to Le Cafe Doutor. This place is everywhere, just like Starbucks.

Diesel store
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in front of new Tokyo Sta
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Tokyo Tower
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Hermes Marunochi
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Ginza street
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4 Nov 2012, Sunday around 3 pm Daisuke pick me up at Shibuya hotel then we went Yoyogi Park, Harajuku, and Gundam Cafe at akihabara. After that we rushed to go to his house. His mother cooked for me, cooked Japanese home food. it was Oishiiii πŸ˜€ after my tummy full and satisfied, and a good long talked, we called it a day.

Le Cafe Doutor, Manneken, Harajuku area, Yoyogi Park
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Me and his mom, Koto area (his place)
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his mom cooked for me…Oishiiii
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Gundam Cafe and Disney Sea
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5 Nov 2012, Monday Daisuke took a day off from work…yay! Today we went to Disney Sea and ate very delicious Kobe beef at Kawamura restaurant near Hermes Ginza. Beef and red wine always a good combination πŸ˜€ after yummy Kobe beef we went to Le Cafe Doutor to drink ice milk tea and chit chat more.

Disney Sea
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Kobe Beef at Kawamura Ginza
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Around 10 pm, we said goodbye at Ginza station. I am not gonna see him again until my departure date 😦 on Tuesday he has to visit his client somewhere outside Tokyo, so imposibble to have dinner and on Wednesday he will go business trip to Sapporo until Friday. So, when he arrives at Haneda Airport, I will be take off from Narita Airport, so no chance to meet again 😦
I really had a great time catching up with him. Thank you so much Daisuke for your time and your companionship while I was in Tokyo. I wish I can meet you again in the future.

us circa 2002 – 2012
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