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A JAPANESE CHRISTMAS IN TOKYO

December 27, 2015

Oh Tokyo…Japan…Shabu shabu, uni, sushi. Sorry, I’m still relishing the thoughts of these foods in my mouth. I have always enjoyed Japan for their gourmet foods and shopping. When I was younger, I loved to comb all the departmental stores here for cute stuff. Everything is so kawaii in Japan and they have got everything to offer in Tokyo until you are spoilt for choice! I can just name it, they’ve got it and that always puts a huge smile on my face!

Took us around 6 hours to get from Niseko to our hotel in Tokyo. Almost half the day flew by and we arrived just in time for dinner. Having Yakiniku for our first dinner, I felt so warm and tortured in the restaurant. They had the heater blasting away and the hot plate right in my face! It was so bad I could almost feel my eyeballs melt and it was teary throughout the meal. I simply don’t understand why the heater indoors has to be so powerful. It almost makes no sense to me how I cannot even tolerate having a turtleneck sweater on indoors when I had to wear that with a coat outdoors and obviously but I cannot be stripping myself to my undergarments when I am indoors right? And so, this is how I fell sick from that first dinner. Still nursing that horrible flu as I type, sneezing away non stop and blowing my nose for the upteenth time till I’ve become the doppelganger for Rudolph the red nose reindeer! It was no fun being sick while on holiday, even Michelin Star foods did not quite do it for me. Everything was just bland to my tastebuds. I was only partial to the shabu shabu I had at Seryna so I went back there twice in 2 days. It provided me with the warmth and comfort that my body was so desperately crying out for!

If anyone had been wondering why I’ve stopped doing my usual detailed food pictures during my travels, you can view action captures now on my snapchat ec24m_live. I find it a lot more impromptu, fun yet time saving in doing that as opposed to serious pictures which will take me tedious hours of performing a series of processes on them before the final upload.

I have always enjoyed Japan, not only for the entertainment that they provide but also for the spirit of the Japanese people. They take great pride in everything they do in the spirit of a warrior which they named Bushido. Something that I feel is seriously lacking in most cultures, especially Singaporeans. With the positive attitude of the Japanese, I am almost ensured a good time whenever I’m there.

Mainly spending my time in Tokyo doing what I do best, shopping (with a flu). Sucks big time but I perservered. Only problem is, I look like I’m perpetually crying while shopping. People might wonder if I am crying over my plastic card melting from overuse lol (fortunately I don’t use plastic cards, mine are made of stainless steel). Doing my usual Ginza and Aoyama rounds after lunch everyday, I know that for what I cannot get elsewhere, Tokyo will not disappoint.

Photographing my travels has always been an essential part of my routine as it serves not only to capture the wonderful and precious moments of my holidays but also as a pictorial diary to look back upon in years to come. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sweet Escape this time to document my Tokyo street style. It was a fun and no-frill experience and the best part is I don’t have to be lugging my own camera equipments! Photography has never been easier! xoxo

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Tweed Jacket: Chanel

Cashmere Sweater: Hermes

Bag: Hermes Himalayan

Boots: Hermes

Gloves: Hermes

Hat: Chanel

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Leather Jacket: Balenciaga

Dress: Saint Laurent

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Bag: Hermes So Black Birkin

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Mink Jacket: Miu Miu

Cashmere Sweater: Hermes

Shoes: Stella Mccartney

Kelly Bag: Hermes Himalayan

Gloves: Hermes

Jamie Chua
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