Yes we did ^^;
It wasn’t exactly a planned trip, and it was rather short, packed and super busy, but I must say it was fun! I didn’t think we would be going really, but due to something unexpected we just ended up going ^^; (no we didn’t win the lottery ^^;)
To put a long story short, my team “Permanent Immigrant and Pending”‘s entry Glacier Lily, got into the finals for the Blythe beauty contest(voting has ended thank you all who had voted for us!) and there was a private opening party to attend, and what better excuse to go? During the mid-week got a invite from Danny about an Appliya party, so we attended with a friend and Mirai chan as well ^^;
Due to the amount of photos taken I will seperate food and maybe loot into different entries :) Since it is the rainy season in Japan some days it was rather too wet to take any decent photos so we still felt like we did not take enough photos ^^;/
One of the highlights of the trip was that we finally got to meet Danny Choo, his lovely waifu and 5 gorgeous daughters ^^; I brought along Mirai’s head as I acquired a Dollfie Dream Dynamite body, so I can just put Mirai’s head on the extra body to save myself some extra luggage space ^^;/
Very happy to be able to visit Danny’s office and see all the neat stuff in person :D
Danny tried to convince my husband that the Vader suit was for him ^^;
Dinner :9! Take out from Saboten *drool*
Before eating must take some photos of food and dollfie musumes ^^;
During chatting must take some moment to admire musumes…
After dinner, let’s whip out the gundams :P
Thanks for taking time off to hang out Danny!
A little background: My husband came across Danny’s blog/website a few years ago, and recommended me to read it, I got hooked, so the rest is history (LOL) I ended up doing some small artwork and making some dollfie clothing for Danny during some of my spare time between my illustration work :)
When I am in Japan, I love checking out fabric stores to source for good fabrics and materials to make doll clothing :) Below is a small shop called “Life!” which I went in for the first time with 2 friends :D The shop does not have a website, but my husband found them at the bottom of this link featuring some shops in Nippori. The shop owner kindly allowed us to take photo of the shop interior ^^ She also speaks some english too :D
Shop front of Life!
While going to meet some friends for dinner at Shinjuku, saw this, kawaii and moe? ^^;
We went to the restaurant at 8 floor:
There’s this fruit store selling Durians lol
Fruits are always neatly arranged and people are not allowed to touch them ^^;
I like how they include the little stalk on top of the melons ^o^
Cute Majong? ^^;
The little bear was walking around the pole ^^; I think it has been defaced by marker ^^;
Display thick toast… like THICK ^^;
Scored some bits and bobs for Mirai at Ikebukuro Volks store ^^; It was a bit difficult to find but has quite a bit of stuff other than dollfies ^^/
We wondered around a bit and bumped into a friendly japanese guy at this place ^o^ we tried to communicate in our limited language lol
And you probably already seen variations of this photo ;P Steve Nagata san took many great pix that night! ^o^
Amano Ai-chan and troopin Danny ^o^
Yas san from appbank borrowed Trooper helmet ^^;
Got a photo with Amano Ai-chan! She’s sooooo CUTE in person! :D
Later at the iphone party ^^;/
Giveaways ^o^! Kawaii cosplaying staff from CIRCUS Co., Ltd ^o^/
Danny not only talked about Mirai clock iphone app developed by Ken Lee, but also hosted some give aways ^o^
We encountered life size Gundam at Odaiba ^o^
So glad that Gundam was put together by the time we went, and VERY thankful for the great weather, despite being sun burnt after we hung around for a bit ^^;
My husband took better pix I think :P I’ll let him show more later ;D
Over the week, at Nakano Broadway, I came across a deal I cannot resist ^^; I think she might had been from a smoking home (due to a faint smell) or maybe was used, as the wire around her neck looks different from what I recall from my other Mamachapps. But Moko tan Get! ^^;;;;; I may have to rehome some dolls tho ^^;/
She met a new friend ^^;/
And ate my dessert :P
Walked thru a mall, saw this squishy thing :P
Mascot rallying? ^^;
Was treated Mister Donuts :D! First time eating it thankq Danny and waifu ^o^!!!
I want! :P but I think it’s acquired by points? ^^;
Mokotan went to donut heaven ^^; Texture is very interesting, kinda chewy. ^^
After an afternoon of chatting, we nao have Danny demonstrate how to make Dollfie Dream Maki sushi :P *round of applauce*
First, place Dollfie on one end of a soft towel…
If towel is big enough you can place 2nd Dollfie Dream and continue rolling…
Make sure the towels are clean before rolling your Dollfie Dream musumes in them!
Danny having an “otaku moment” LOL He’s a good Dollfie Papa ^^!
Fast forward, we went to this amazing Korean BBQ place owned by friend’s parents ^o^! It will be featured in the Food entry coming next lol!
Hung out a bit on sunday with the bunch of friends, they took us to Yokohama and China town, too bad the weather was poo, rainy ^^; We saw a river FULL OF JELLY FISHES O_O!
In China town, we noticed that the Panda is often associated, and there was many steamed buns stalls/shops around ^o^
Unfortunately on the evening I got back to Canada I fell sick :P I was quite worried in case it was the flu which we don’t want to get lol! I am currently taking medication and feeling slightly better today ^^;/ so more next time! Also gotta catch up with work ^^;;;;
I love it when my grandma make it for me, I don’t like from restaurants or any other shop XD
ooooh wow o_o so I guess it’s sweet congee?
good luck!!! :D
omg ya went to tokyo? *faints
argh i am way too slow on the uptake! i so need an rss feed reader….
it was nice of danny to invite ya to that event, probably got a bit of networking done yes?
also, were all your pics taken with the lumix? man, i am considering getting either a big dslr or the lumix… dilemma….
Like open a soda bottle?
Looks like you had a bery good time over there! ^^
Durians over there are expensive eh? Maybe I can move over there and start selling them.. =3 Do people there even eat durians I wonder.
Wow that river full of jellyfish is amazing !
I WANT THAT TOAST!!!
So envious you got to see the Odaiba Gundam. T-T.. I’m just eagerly awaiting the MG version that’s going to be released based on it. And you met Danny!! so cool. Omedetto for making the finals on the exhibit.
So THAT’s how danny brings his daughters along.. :D
@Pyoro Danny invited everyone on his news item ^o^! As for net working a bit as we were not the most fluent in Japanese ^^;> But it was a very interesting experience for sure! Pix here are a mix of lumix and the canon DSLR :D
Yes! It was a bit crazy but a good time indeed :) Durians doesn’t seem to smell like durians there :P But I recalled we smelt durian on the train one night LOL! Business opportunity!!!
if U see them moving… the feeling is a bit creepy lol
Fan of toast I see lol I wonder if my husband will try to acquire the MG base off Odaiba gundam ^^; Danny is cool ^o^! Thankq :) And I think that was Danny’s record number of daughters he brought out ^o^!
I especially love em when they’re slathered in butter and sugar before you put them in to the oven toaster. :) And Mirai looks good with DDDy body. :)
wow won’t it burn pretty quick with sugar? but does sound yummy :3 I think mirai’s face look a bit innocent for DDDy body lol I wonder if I will have a chance at a yoko head ^^;
the sugar get caramelized. :D you should give it a try.
Ohhh huge toast. I think I can finish it XD.
Awesome team name lol (Permanent Immigrant and Pending). I just recently got my permanent immigrant status back in February this year after 8 years living in Canada ^^;;, hence why I am able to go to Anime Expo. As soon as I got my permanent resident status, I preregistered for Anime Expo hehe.
That’s really cool that you would be able to visit Danny’s place ^^. I wanna go there too lol. Hopefully next year, I can go to Japan.
did danny show u his singaporean accent? (‘~’)
Oh gosh the trip looks as if was a load of fun!
wow ^^;;; power to you! and hehe our team leader thought of it lol we thought it was outstanding so we went with it XD and ah I didn’t realise you’re in Canada ^^;;;;
Congrats on your PR status! ^O^ Good luck with YOUR japan trip! :)
haahahaha not just that :P LOL
yes it was ^^; my husband doesn’t wanna come back lol :P
thank you chun for these wonderful pictures, its like I was there too when I saw your pictures, so so cool…:-)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them ^o^
Wow, seems you had a good time ^^
Hmm.. want to go to Japan too (who doesn’t?) xD
Eh? the volks shop you went to wasn’t Tenshi no Sumika? =)
Or was it? ^^
haha, Danny sure looks like a good dollfie papa =D