Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Golden Pavilion and Kitano Tenmagu Shrine
The Golden Pavilion (entrance 400Y).
On our way towards the Golden Pavilion (Rokuon-ji Temple)...
After all that walking, it's time for lunch. We found a place offering buffet!! Overjoyed :)
Worth every yen. A cup of coffee can set you back 400Y in Kyoto, here we had great food and a few cups of coffee for 1200Y. It's all you can eat :)
After lunch, we went to Kitano Tenmagu Shrine (entrance 600Y, inclusive of a snack and all-u-can drink hot green tea).
Walked out where there was a fair...
unleash's favourite snack, mentaiko!
(fish roe, an acquired taste ^^)
I know, this trip was from a year ago lol. Better slow than never!
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The award ceremony for personalities that best suit fountain pens, the 'Fountain Pens Best Coordinate Award 2011' was held at Haneda Airport Terminal Building on 8th November. Inoue Mao won the open category where the winner is selected by popular votes on the web. The award is in its 8th year and its objective is to spread the popularity of fountain pens. 15 companies dealing with the import of fountain pens, writing materials and manufacturing of writing products sponsored the event.
Inoue first used a fountain pen when she was a young girl. "There was one at my grandmother's house and I used it to write kanji and draw pictures. I received one when I turned 20 and have used it to write letters." She attributed her win to her role in NHK's Ohisama. "There were many scenes where I wrote letters during the asadora so I think it's because of that." When asked,"Do you write letters to your sweetheart?" she laughed and replied,"There's no one in particular but I'd like to write to someone wonderful."
Other personalities who attended the event included Suzuki Kyoka, Ito Shiro, Okada Takeshi, Tomoyasu Hotei, Nogiwa Yoko and Hirao Seiji. Kuroki Meisa, who was unable to attend, relayed a video message.
Fringe and new hair colour. Miss seeing the shiny forehead :) But what the heck is she wearing? It looks like leftover cloth stitched haphazardly together.
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Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Plastic umbrellas are cheap and convenient. But they are often used carelessly, forgotten and left behind in stores. A-one hopes to change that and make people treasure their umbrellas more by letting people paste on some individuality. The stickers were sold on a trial basis in June and started selling nationwide in September. The company has since received positive feedback from female customers and also requests from men for more male-oriented designs. Tokyu Hands is selling the stickers at 399円.
via tite_kubo Twitter
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Yamashita Tomohisa (26) who left NEWS in October is set to start off his solo career with a lead role in TBS drama 'Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~' (Thursdays at 9pm). Yamapi plays the main character who reluctantly inherits the funeral service business after the death of his father. He handles bodies handed over to him by the police. At times, he will also try tracking down the truth behind the corpses of the murdered, suicides and accidental deaths. As he grapples with the secrets, he starts to question his way of life, learns more about himself and matures. There will also be elements of romance as he gets to know a rookie police officer through his work. Yamapi's last lead role in a drama was in January 2010 where he played a doctor in the second season of Code Blue.
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