Our favourite nearby spot 気に入りのお散歩スポット
★2014/08/21 18:41

Ever since I have my Little-big-boss around, almost everyday we’ll be out having a walk p_hana-ani03.gif or to nearby parks p_tulip.gif or tea with nearby mama friends f_x_coffe03.gif

It’s just easier for me to look after Little-big-boss and without cleaning up and got messed up again the next minute face2_catface.gif
And of course it’s happier, healthier and much more fun for me and Little-big-boss himself face2_happy01.gifh_notes.gif

Yeah, we have to keep connected with the outside world through our sense not just through the screen face3_kao02.gif

Anyway, when we were having our walk, there’s this old little cigarettes’ shop that we would stop by most of the time.

This shop is kinda unique h_bikkuri04.gif

The uncle from this shop will always place something especially things that attract kids in front of his shop o_carouselpony.gifh_shine.gif And they keep changing according to seasons and festivals p_cherryblossom.gifw_1_hare.gifp_maple.gifw_4_snow.gif

For example,


Spinning top コマ遊びA table with some spinning tops an_snail.gifp_hana-ani01.gif
One of the old-time games face2_wink.gif

Spinning top コマ遊びKinda nostalgic to see this and heart warming to know there’s someone is trying to keep the old culture face_self-conscious_smile.gifh_heart06.gif
Little-big-boss had fun with them face2_happy01.gif

Kids play whatever is given, shall we let them explore before they got stick on the screen of some sort face2_wink.gif

Rubber ballThere were colorful rubber balls in a pool of water too h_bikkuri04.gif
Hold, roll, throw, pick the colors, any ways you wanna play it h_note.gif

At the same time, it was the 7th of July, the Tanabata festival h_kira02.gif
Uncle, the shop owner prepared some papers and pens there for people to write down their wishes, “tanzaku” w_7_star.gif

IMG_6398And we wrote down a few face2_smile.gif

Tanabata wish 七夕の願いLittle-big-boss writing down some wishes too face2_catface.gif
He had a flu, so I wrote a wish wishing him for fast recovery h_heart09.gif

Tanabata setting 七夕の風景The setting for the festivalh_shine.gif

IMG_6397A wish for everyone face_shy.gifh_heart09.gif May you all be happy always h_heart09.gif

f_been.gif1 year 10 months 6 days old

After a month, when I came back from Malaysia, we came by this shop again face2_smile.gif

As usual, though I didn’t mention it yet, there are always some small animals displayed alongside too.
Fishes , scorpions , snakes, snails, crabs, tortoise, beetles and etc an_fish.gifan_scorpius.gifan_mushi.gifan_snail.gifan_cancer.gifan_kaeru.gif
Watching small animalsIn small aquariums and containers h_kira02.gif

Feeding the tortoise かめさんに餌やりThe uncle here I think he likes kids to expose more to the nature, that he always talk and persuade Little-big-boss to try and touch or hold the little animals face3_kao20.gif (the safe one of course!).
Little-big-boss likes to see from far, but once any of them is near him, he will move back and hide face3_kao20.gif

Since he was afraid of touching any of them, the uncle let him help to feed the tortoise instead face2_catface.gif

Mimosa pudica plant おじぎ草In summer, there was a plant of Mimosa Pudica displayed over there too.
I think some of you may be quite familiar with this in your childhood face2_smile.gif
In Malay, we called it rumput malu-malu which means bashful grass
and in Japanese we called it Ojigi grass (おじぎ草) which means the bowing grass p_futaba.gif

Drawing on rocks 石にお絵かき!動物にAnd we have a new display this round!
“Rocks with drawings” h_shine.gif
Creative and definitely one of an interesting activity for the kids h_shine.gif

What even more surprising me was, the Tanabata display a month ago has turned to…

Watering the Kappa family かっぱ家族にお水かけThe Kappa family mark3_sign03.gif(*゜θ゜*)(*゜θ゜*)(*゜θ゜*)

Watering the Kappa family かっぱ家族にお水かけAnd there were 2 families mark3_sign03.gif mark3_sign03.gif(*゜θ゜*)(*゜θ゜*)(*゜θ゜*)(*゜θ゜*)(*゜θ゜*)(*゜θ゜*)
It is a tradition to water the Kappa’s head especially when it dries up faster in a hot summer day w_1_hare.gif

Kappa's badge かっぱのバッチHere’s a display of Kappa’s facesh_kira01.gif

Drawing a Kappa pendant かっぱのペンダントを作るFeeling inspired, we got the base from uncle and started drawing our own kappa o_p_pencil.gifface2_happy02.gif

The Kappa pendant かっぱのペンダント完成Tadah~h_note.gif the Kappa pendant h_shine.gif

The Kappa pendant かっぱのペンダント完成Hehe face2_smile.gif
Happy summer~ w_1_hare.gif

f_been.gif1 year 11 months 13 days old

21 August 2014 | No Comments » |

Category:Japan my little-big-boss

Baby spa & the authentic Japanese FISH lunch
★2014/08/17 01:15

Yeah, I was back in Malaysia for a 3 weeks holiday staying at my brother’s house face3_kao07.gif
Yappi was with us for 4 days only, and back for work after that.

Haneda - departure to MalaysiaDeparting from Haneda from 23:30 almost midnight..

Arrived to Malaysia happily
Arriving safely and happily after 7 hours flight face3_kao07.gif

Arrived to Malaysia happilyIt was good traveling on a night flight with a toddler ya_hikouki01.gif Coz they will most probably sleep through the night face_self-conscious_smile.gif
Little-big-boss dozed off once he was on the plane and woke up around 1 or 2 hours before arrival h_shine.gif


Anyway, we have met a lot of friends.
Among them, we so happened to have one who runs a baby spa – Hippopo Baby Spa & Wellness face3_kao25.gif w_5_typhoon.gif
We never knew and we were very curious face2_happy02.gif
I didn’t know that baby spa actually is already quite well known in Asia.. like what I’ve heard, there were already above 2000 baby spa running in China face3_kao23.gif

And so, our friends, a married couple, who were so kind to have invited us for a try out with Little-big-boss face_self-conscious_smile.gifh_heart04.gif

Hippopo Baby Spa - the play cornerThe play corner for the babies to warm up face_self-conscious_smile.gif

We were like, wow.. what a luxurious space for babies.. face2_catface.gif

Hippopo Baby Spa - enjoying the baby for the first timeI can say, this is Little-big-boss very first experience on a baby spa face3_kao09.gif
Luckily we were taking baby swimming course back in Japan, which made him go down the water more comfortably in the spa h_heart04.gif

Hippopo Baby SpaThe Baby Spa face3_kao25.gifw_5_typhoon.gif
There were 2 big tubs (for 6 months to 3 years old) and erm..I think 2 small tubs (for baby below 6 months old).

Hippopo Baby Spa - enjoying the spaHe was happy h_heart09.gif

Hippopo Baby Spa - happy in a bubbly spaYeah, very happy during the bath h_heart08.gif

Hippopo Baby Spa - after the spa ready for a baby massageWhile relaxing after the bath, it was time for a baby massage..

Hippopo Baby Spa - not willing to be massaged..As expected, he is not used to and doesn’t like and not willing to let anyone he doesn’t know to interfere his life all this while kinda.. how can it be okay of having the staff to massage him..face3_kao20.gifh_sweat02.gif(→my doubt earlier)

Baby is supposed to lie down while enjoying the sensation of massaging by the professional there, but since Little-big-boss was not willing to,  we still tried a little while I hold him up..

Yeah, it didn’t work out face3_kao20.gif

I think he might thought that the staffs there were doctors face3_kao20.gif
he hates docs.. haha


After the baby spa, we head to another friend’s place for lunch.

Uokatsu - all about fish This friend is a Japanese who married a Malaysian-Chinese wife and stayed in Malaysia.
They opened a Japanese restaurant which specialize in FISH dishes an_fish.gif UOKATSU an_fish.gif

Happily eating something from homeland, Japan ( ̄▽ ̄)Happy eating food that he recognizedface_self-conscious_smile.gifh_heart04.gif

Well, we really really had a wonderful and fulfilling day and it was so great to have wonderful friends like them h_heart04.gif
Grateful thanks to:
Nick and Stephanie from  Hippopo Baby Spa & Wellness
Tomono-san and Winnie from UOKATSU

17 August 2014 | No Comments » |

Category:Malaysia my little-big-boss

MOMOE fashion
★2014/08/01 03:44

10 years back, there were one period of time, I used to buy my clothes and accessories from MOMOE, a fashion brand more likely for teenager girls  face_self-conscious_smile.gif

I think mainly because of their style which is more to Japan’s fashion influence (street style) and the price was pretty cheaph_kira02.gif

Even their slogan is in Japanese, “あなたらしさ”, which means like “be yourself” face2_catface.gif I’ve never been visiting this shop for years and now that I’ve upgraded my status to be a mom, at this age, and I can’t believe that I walked into this shop again face2_catface.gif and actually shopped face2_coldsweats01.gif

MOMOE tops and skirtsThey were actually not bad at all! I mean not like for the young and only young as I remembered face_self-conscious_smile.gif

MOMOE bagsTheir bags are cute h_heart04.gif

Some posing with Little-big-boss o_camera2.gifh_shine.gifa2_down.gif

Wefie with Yuto on Momoe blue top The blue Thai-ish top with flowery mini pants-skirt o1_fuku01.gif

Wefie with Yuto on Momoe blue border top The blue border top o1_t-shirt.gif

Wefie with Yuto on Momoe blue border top - cool pose Little-big-boss posing like an adult..face_self-conscious_smile.gifh_heart04.gif

Wefie with Yuto on MOMOE off-shoulder top The off-shoulder sweet top with yellow polka-dot in red skirt o1_fuku02.gif

Wefie with Yuto on MOMOE off-shoulder top The off-shoulder sweet top with yellow polka-dot in red skirt o1_fuku02.gif

The end.

01 August 2014 | 2 Comments » |

Category:harupi episodes