Cat cafe Calico, Shinjuku 猫カフェ 新宿

It seems that always when I go to my favorite cat cafe in Tokyo, I keep going to eat in the same restaurant called Shakeys pizza ( if you been reading my blog before you know it).

This time was no different, before we went to the cat cafe we took a quick stop at the restaurant to some delicious salad that they have and of course the best onion rings and few slices of pizza.

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Calico
-Best cat cafe in Tokyo (in my honest oppinion)
-not too expensive 1000yen an hour
-you get a free ticket always when you leave and with it you can get a free drink when you come back.

I took some great shots of the cats again there 😀 I know all you cat lovers will like them a lot !

The first ones are my favorite 😀
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These days when I go to this place I always buy that small box of chicken that the cats love. Always when I have it open the cats come around me 😀

Here are couple of photos of the cat downstairs and up.

-upstairs is great with Wii and ipad to play with 😀
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Downstairs is full of Manga and an area where you can eat and drink as well 😀
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More photos of the cute cats!

I love it how they put their paw on your hand when you are giving them chicken so that you don’t pull you don’t take the chicken away!
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Sleepy sleepy
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I loved this cat! I was watching this big cat jumping in to that small basket and everyone started laughing when she was trying to make herself fit in to it 😀
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There there cute cat’s
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I want more chicken !
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He doesn’t want anyone touching him while he is a sleep.
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Standing on my legs.
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and Sleepy again
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Some things I bought those days.
-From left to right
1st. European plug-in
2nd. SD card box for 4 cards
3rd. C270 logitech webcam for my girlfriend
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I love this thing, recharging the batteries of my ipads and everything 🙂
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Nice panorama I took at the station
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She has a cute back bag 😀
Asakusa festival

Thank you for reading one of my posts again ! “Like” my facebook page if you liked those cats 😀

New years in Japan!

おはようございます!

Okay this post is kinda late but still I know you’ll love it !

The photos in this post will be from the days between 30th to first of January I hope you enjoy them.

If you were reading my blog when I was in Aomori you should have seen this beautiful cat called Chibi.
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She looks so cute when she is sleepy!
Happy new year from Chibi
Close up photo !
Happy new year from Chibi

The convenience stores were very intelligent to make this glass box in front of their main door so snow would not be coming in. Also the parking lots were full of hot water all day so it would not freeze.

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Took some photos at the New years table for you so you can see what a normal Japanese new years food is. Warning you will get hungry when seeing the food!
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Deeeeelicious ! Would you like to eat any of this ?
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I have to say that there was a lot of food! the 31st we started eating about 3-4pm and ended the evening at 2am and the party continued for the next few days.
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If you have any questions of what is what just ask 😀
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I also took some photos at the store of the different dishes, you can see that they are not that expensive either.
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Check how cheap coca cola is in north Japan.
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… 138yen for 1,5L bottle
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If you are in Japan or going to Japan I’d recommend you to try this ice cream, you can find it pretty much everywhere!
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Since my girlfriends old room did not have a working tv, so I was watching tv through her phone!
New years in Hirosaki,Aomori
ps. that is a great tv show with Takeshi Kitano.

Now you are wondering why I haven’t taken much photos with my Nikon, well it was snowing quite a bit!
Snowing in Hirosaki

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こんばんわ!

I hope you like reading my blog and thank you again.

Let’s continue the story of our trip in Aomori.

One morning my girlfriends mother took us to the nearest train station and we took the first train to the center of Hirosaki city, the train itself was pretty much like every other train in Japan since it was JR train.

The size of the station of course was small compared to the huge stations in Tokyo.

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I love that in Aomori and especially in hirosaki you can see Apples everywhere like here on top of the mailbox.
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Poor vending machine was full of snow as well. One thing that surprised me about some Vending machines there was that you could use Suica!
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One of those days we had a quick meal in gasto since it was the only good place we could find where we were walking around.
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Also had a quick sweet time in Baskin Robins as well !
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This thing is a bit shocking ! took this in the mall at Hirosaki, this is the alarm for bags so I would beg you not to steal one since you will get caught 😀 All the bags had one !
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People in Aomori loves ramen (but then again so does most of Japan) so of course my girlfriends mother does well so pretty much everyday we ate ramen and I had no problem with that since I love ramen. The ramen in Aomori is a bit different compared to the normal ramen you get in Tokyo, I liked the Aomori ramen a lot.
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Like I said Aomori is famous for it’s delicious apples, in Tokyo the apples brought from Aomori are pretty expensive but of course in Aomori you could buy them in normal price.

(I personally love them, if you remember who followed my blog that my girls mother send us a big box full of apples earlier and I ate many of them)
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This dog is very famous in Aomori and pretty famous in Japan in general called Wasao. Aomori was filled with different candies,cookies and dog food with his name and photo.
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We happened to stop by a shop that was on the coast of sea of Japan and there was a lot of cute cats like this one outside.
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We went to our usual shop called Happy drug (funny name hehe) to by some groceries and I noticed something that it was super cheap so I took couple of photos.
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I’m a fan of Mana-chan, she is a famous girl now in Japan and I am following her career a bit as well. You can see her all over these days like here.
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This a pretty handy thing they invented in Japan. great for old people and so on 😀
弘前 青森 Trip to Aomori

Thank you for reading ! I’ll be posting again soon !

100円 iPad Stand !

Today I had a quick visit at the local 100yen shop to get me some bags and found this amazing thing !
100円 iPad Stand

I have been wanting to buy a good stand for my iPad 2 for a long time but never wanted to spent that 3000-5000yen to buy one but today I saw that book stand I had to try it with my iPad and it works like a charm! Perfect fit as well.
100円 iPad Stand
if you are in any need to buy a iPad stand or any tablet stand I think that would do the job very well.
100円 iPad Stand

I so love that store, when pretty much everything costs only 100 yen you don’t have to be counting in your mind how much you are buying.

Once again.. Shopping day !

Hey hey !

After I got finished with that dude hacking me, things got better. Saturday we had a crazy rain and wind here at Chiba and my brilliant idea was to go to wallmart quickly to get some food with my girl and on our way there “I” broke two umbrellas.. well the wind did ! Also my shoes got very wet and more broken heh I have to buy new shoes this week!

Got a love the way Japanese dry their umbrellas after a rainy day.
Heavy rain yesterday, poor umbrellas.

Sunday started great, my girl made us delicious breakfast with bacon,french toast and salad. Already at 9am the sky was clear and the sun was shining with +20celcius!

We left to Lalaport at Minami-funabashi and after that had a stop at Ikea to see the Christmas decorations and of course eat the meatballs there.

Lalaport is a big mall, great place to do some shopping. You can find Lalaport in many places (including chiba.tokyo and Yokohama). Little tip don’t go there on weekend, its full of people 😀

On our way to Lalaport, a lot of Christmas things everywhere!

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It’s a bit normal to see English and other languages behind some products but to see Finnish is a bit rare !
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These are sooo delicious ! Next time I go there I will buy a big bag.. mmm or maybe in Costco ! better prices !
Lalaport Funabashi

If you now live in Tokyo or coming to Tokyo for Christmas and thinking “where should I buy a Christmas tree?” think no further !
Depends which you like more plastic or a real tree.
1. Plastic you can buy pretty much every where, including Ikea.
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2.But if you are like me and want a real tree, go to Ikea they have real trees outsides in many sizes and are surprisingly cheap !
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We ate at Ikea of course like the tradition goes. I had my 20 meatballs and my girl had 15meatballs (women size) .

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After ikea we went to Nishi-Funabashi station to change trains back to Tozai line and in there is a great “gaijin shop” a shop full of things from US and Europe. Like this !
Shopping day at Chiba
These things are very delicious as well ! I make Hotdogs with these !
Shopping day at Chiba

Soon as we arrived to Gyotoku station we went to Donki (normal store that has EVERYTHING) and got some snacks. When we got out from the store it was raining like crazy and we had no umbrellas and no will to buy again an umbrella since our house is full of umbrellas heh.

we went to Mister donuts to get our dinner ( that I just ate, delicious)
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It looked like there was no end to the rain so we decided to have a little break and the nearest coffee shop.
Shopping day at Chiba

We were playing with my ipad a little Tower madness and before me noticed the rain had stopped and we could get going back home !