Cold feet is very common during the winter.
In Japan, room boots, worn in rooms to protect against cold feet are sold during the winter. If you are wondering about the effectiveness, I would say I couldn’t do without them anymore during the winter. Not only are the designs lovely and fashionable, the inner is made of boa and that’s the reason why they keep your feet warm. Below are some room boot pickups.
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Room boots design 1
Room boots design 2
This is another stylist boutique shop that is worth a mention. “SAKURA” as this shop is known as is just a mere 2mins walk away from the JR Chuo line mitaka (north exit), near to the cafe that I had introduced earlier. Besides fashion, the shop has a wide variety of accessories, interior and antiques goods for selection. According to the lady owner, making customer feel a sense of warmth and ease is the theme that she had her shop’s interior arranged into. The shop not only deals with lots of exotic and unique goods, prices are very affordable too, so it is definitely worth a visit.
“SAKURA SELECT SHOP” signboard greets you at the main entrance of the shop.
Main Entrance of the shop
Coordination display that never fail to show up even at the side entrance. The owner takes pain to mix and match pieces from her shop.
Side Entrance Display
The exquisite coordination of the antique lights, accessories and interior goods give the interior a soothing effect.
From accessories to bag to interior and antique goods, SAKURA offers a wide variation of goods for selection.
Acessories, Interior goods
Coordinate display outside the shop
Winter this year in tokyo is extremely warm. So warm that shots of the autumn trees were still possible in mid December which is especially true for ginkgo trees. Urbanization has not affected Tokyo badly. Trees blend in well with the bustling city and its people such that cherry blossoms viewing and autumn trees (maple, ginkgo,etc) can be widely enjoyed within the city itself.
The last of the autumn-like winter before gearing myself up for the real cold winter months ahead…
Some pickups from LOWRYS FARM again. Currently, they are having 20% storewide Christmas sale (selective stores). So hurry up to if you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the good stuffs. Prices shown are original price.
Navy, Claret, Beige
Wedge type heels
The dismantled bicycle that I saw on my way to work few days ago was still around at the same spot this morning. In Japan, it is a must to purchase a garbage disposal ticket in order to dispose off bulky waste (Eco-friendly measures).
So, please refrain from illegal dumping!
A few of my favorite natural styles from SM2. Layering skill is something that I am always struggling to learn even after so many years (・π・*)」？
Fashion coordinate set 1
Fashion coordinate 2
Fashion Coordinate set 3
From long ago, Origami (traditional Japanese art of paper folding) has been a part of the Japan culture.
Images of origami
But without realizing it, toilet paper origami becomes a recent trend…
So you know what happen when someone stays inside the toilet for more than 30mins. (^_-)
Toilet paper origami
Sunscreen or sunblock plays a very important role when it comes to anti-aging measures. Many brands of sunscreen are available in Japan. Today, I will just pickup two that enjoys high rating here.
Nivea Sun (SPF30)
593yen (~USD7.70) / 80g
The top in ranking is “Nivea Sun” which is a product by KAO. For few years, it has been awarded as one of the Best Sunscreens in Japan. If you happen to be checking this article by chance, it will be good to know that Nivea sunscreen is probably easily obtainable in most part of the world and it is very affordable.
I will translate some common positive reviews about it from the users:
- I like the fact it’s gel type and the face does not go white after application.
- What I like most is the texture which doesn’t feel oily or even sticky on the face.
- Special type of cleanser removal is not needed, which is a plus for me.
- It feels so light on the skin that you don’t feel the application at all.
- I don’t encounter skin irritation after using.
The amazing part is that I don’t really see much negative reviews from users out of the 2904 write-ins. I just pick up two for your information.
- It feels just like water, thus I can’t use it as base for makeup.
- I put it on during travelling to school. Though I repeated applications, my skin still turns dark (probably SPF30 isn’t enough during summer season?).
ALLIE by Kanebo, released 9 months ago is a more expensive version which is slowly gaining in popularity. Of course, the deserved to be mentioned point is that Kanebo is a very famous cosmetic company in Japan. Over the years, they had released many series of sunscreens and the series are constantly improving.
2,940yen (~USD38) / 60g
Ok, here you go. These are the positive reviews from users.
- Spreads and blend easily onto the face.
- It doesn’t go white on the face and is not sticky consider its a SPF50.
- In spite of its high SPF, its unexpectedly light on the face.
- I don’t burn under the sun after application.
And not forgetting the negative review from users. Like the Nivea Sun, ALLIE also doesn’t have much negative reviews from the 1211 write-ins. Again, I picked up two.
- It seems too drying for my face.
- Applying mixture of the screen and foundation in a hurry make the face looks very dirty.
I will reserve my comment for these two products since I have yet to give them a try. Speaking about preference, I will prefer SPF higher than what Nivea offers (30). I am currently using Annesa by Shiseido, which I am quite satisfied with the texture and how well it blends into my skin. I think I will stick to it for a while more and switch to ALLIE if I have chance.
No, your eyes are not playing trick on you. These clam shells known as “Meretrix lusoria” are GIANT compared to normal ones in the market and they taste quite good. Most convenient thing is that you don’t have to wait for the sand to be removed.
Simply love claypots during winter. They keep the body warm. Plus the fact that you can just dump basically anything that you have in your fridge is a big convenience for well,, you can call me LaZYBones, but the word I want to use is “BUSY PEOPLE” like me.
Though the picture doesn’t tell enough about the taste, fyi, the taste wasn’t bad at all. *WINK*