Photo #357: December 23
One of the things Japan is known for is their wide variety of capsule toys! Today, I learned that they are more popularly called “gacha” toys because of the sound the machines make when their knobs are turned. Anyway, what I thought was a character from My Hero Academia turned out to be Godzilla! I was a bit disappointed at first, but when I finally assembled it earlier, WOW IT’S SO COOL!!! 500 yen – worth it!!!
Photo #332: November 28
Kawaii omiyage from Ate Jen who’s a fellow long-time UP MBT fan, and also #GalingUPIS. So sweet of her to include a hand-written note. ❤️💚🥰 I also started using the Hello Kitty tape for simple gifts for some UP friends. 🤩
Photo #331: November 27
This is absolutely my favorite treat from my latest JP trip! Melt-in-your-mouth goodness, grabe! Pikit-matang sarap huhu!
Photo #329: November 25
Ate my personalized cup noodles from the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama! Seafood! Oishii!
Photo #270: September 27
What’s better than shopping for omiyage? Receiving omiyage! 😅😂 Thank you, Angie 朱明珠!!! We seriously have to go to Japan together in the future! 😘
Photo #210: July 29
Although I’ve been to Japan thrice, I always forget to buy chopsticks! So now I’m thrilled to have my own thanks to my cousin Hexel Hexel and cousin-in-law Chiharu-chan! They even included some adorable hashi oki or chopstick rests! Arigatou!
Photo #201: July 20
I just recently learned what the stickers at the bottom of Japanese cup noodles are for! 😅🙌 No more using random objects to seal the cup while waiting for the noodles to cook! 😂 I also discovered that Nissin’s Chili Tomato is yummy, too! 😋🍜
Photo #200: July 19
A much cheaper alternative to Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory’s salt & Camembert cookies!!!! These crackers are just less than 200 yen. They’re not milky, but super cheesy! The yellow one is cheddar, the blue one is Camembert! So good!!! 🤤😋🧀
Photo #199: July 18
I regret not getting more of these salt & Camembert cookies from Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory! Super yummy! My sister said they taste like something premium! Well, she’s not wrong; these are expensive but worth every yen! 😂🤤😋