• #OOTD at 新宿御苑桜 Cherry Blossoms in Shinjuku Gyoen.
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    Tokyo: Shinjuku Gyoen, Halal Ramen Ouka, Daikanyama

    Shinjuku Gyoen (新宿御苑) The cherry blossoms had gotten their groove on when Ottie and I visited Shinjuku Gyoen. We were super lucky to have been there for the blooms! Shinjuku Gyoen has an entry fee of ¥200 (~SGD $2) per person. This comes with a map to explore this huge area. Everyone knew about the sakura blooms at this park, so it was quite crowded! We had to join a small queue when we arrived at 1pm, and queues to enter were even longer when we left the park at about 2.30pm. Luckily, the fields were large enough to comfortably accommodate people who’d set up picnic mats for lunch. So…

  • Fangirl catgirl outfit in Tokyo: Shein champagne crushed velvet dress, Dresslily knee-high cat socks, vintage floral gold earrings.
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    Tokyo: Yuri!!! on Ikebukuro

    I dedicated one day in our Japan trip for fangirling, much to Ottie’s chagrin. Yuri!!! on Ice brought me back to fandom after it captured my heart with its beautiful character styles, ice-skating sequences, and catchy original songs. It’s honestly one of the more consistently quality anime I’ve watched in a while, and it doesn’t hurt that it promotes a healthy (well, kinda) same sex relationship without resorting to tired-out tropes. Namja Town hosted a limited time Yuri on Ice exhibit, so of course I had to pay it a visit even though I’d been there before (also, wow the way I used to write was embarrassing). The indoor theme park has shrunk significantly since, but still worth a visit…

  • AmazonFWT style: Topshop velvet crop top, boyfriend sweater, Gamiss velvet embroidered bomber jacket, Zaful pink mirror sunglasses, Penshoppe cargo pants, Sammy Icon striped socks, Paperplanes white sneakers.
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    Tokyo Art Center: Alfons Mucha & Yayoi Kusama

    I’d been meaning to take an outfit photo at this reflection-gasmic structure leading to Shibuya Mark City that Ottie and I would pass by to and fro our lodgings. It’s a busy walkway, especially in the day, but I wasn’t going to let embarrassment get in the way of my vanity. On a side note, the mirrors reminded me of a short wordless comic I drew in school so long ago. Wearing Topshop top, Zaful sunglasses & choker, Ottie’s hoodie, Gamiss bomber jacket, Sammy Icon socks, Penshoppe pants, Paperplanes sneakers. Ottie needed a portable charger, so I introduced him to Don Quijote – land of all things you could ever imagine…