Posted December 13th, 2012 in Ume's Interests | 4 Comments »
My mum told me this is what Japanese people are into these days – Sleeping Baby Art.
Sleeping Baby Art is something you do to make it look like a sleeping baby doing something /0r being something.
I’ve seen photos like that at some Facebook pages here too, but some mums in Japan are crazy about this thing. But, since my mum told me about it, I kind of wanted to do it too.
Here is my first work
Does it look like a Santa Claus carrying a bag-full of toys near a chimney? ^^
Have a wonderful holiday season to everyone!!
Posted August 29th, 2012 in Ume's Interests | No Comments »
As I wrote about it before, I’m flying to Bali this year for the first time! Although I’ve been to Jakarta several times I never got out of Denpasar airpot.
My dad has bought his ticket from Japan, and so did 2 of us here (+ Hiro). Then I was looking for a place to stay. My husband wanted to stay at a 2bedroom villa with private swimming pool which is also close to the beach. Men, there are soooo many accommodation in Bali!! My friends and sister-in-law recommended us to stay in Nusa Dua, but I went with husband’s friend’s recommendation – Seminyak area. He travels to Bali often and is very familiar with this island.
Ok, so a 2bedroom villa with swimming pool and walking distance from the beach…. There are still quite many villas like that in Seminyak. Another issue was the price. There are quite expensive ones to fairly good priced ones. Of course I’d want to go with the cheap one but how about their reviews?? I was searching, searching…. and sent query to several villas. Price-wise they are about the same, but I found one villa who gave me pretty cheap deal.
In my head I was kind of thinking to decide on the villa. ….until I received their 2nd email. On the first email they were very polite and sounded professional, but from the second email they started to use casual language “yeah”, and smily faces “:)” !!!
I know they’re trying to be friendly, but I thought it wasn’t professional at all! It was kinda annoying They used “…..” at the end of each sentence (e.g. Ume….. I’ll be waiting for you….) and I felt it was rather creepy.
Then my friend showed me couples of other villas, and I found even cheaper one with great reviews. Close to beach, restaurants and shops. I bought it straightaway. Meanwhile I kept receiving emails from the “friendly” villa.
Aaaaa, now I can’t wait to lay on the beach like this photo Staying at a villa close to restaurants and shops makes it easy for us as my dad loves coffee and always drink one or two several times a day! I also can’t wait to visit Ubud where I hear there’re beautiful rice fields. My dad wants to see Indonesian style rice fields.
photos from bali.world-guides.com / flightsaustralia.com.au
Posted June 4th, 2012 in Japan, Ume's Interests | No Comments »
This may be a little old story to write about, but I just saw some photos of eclipse which was visible in Japan on May 21, and found that it interesting to actually see all the variety of sunglasses they were sold at stores. Yes, the photo of eclipse is the most amazing thing, but so are the sunglasses/googles.
Eclipse sunglasses and googles were at the shops everywhere and millions of people rushed into the stores to grab one for themselves. By the 21st, lots of shops sold out them and come people still tried to look at the eclipses with naked eyes (which was not recommended and people rushed into eye clinics afterwards).
I heard the story from my mum and friends, but I didn’t know there’re so many kinds of sunglasses and googles out there. From character things to funny looking ones…. I just have to agree because it’s Japan!
Posted May 2nd, 2012 in Japan, Ume and Baby, Ume's Interests | 2 Comments »
Hiro at 08:50 (AM).
Website →Kid’s Tokei
Hiro at 20:41 (PM).
This one doesn’t look like Hiro… but I remember he kept trying to move around. The location was at the church.
He looks hilarious.
Posted April 9th, 2012 in Perth WA, Ume's Interests | No Comments »
Have a Breakfast McValue Meal® and you can get a free copy of The Sunday Times!
This offer starts from the 11th of April for a limited time only, and is only available until 10:30AM. McValue Meal® includes Hash Brown and Small Espresso Pronto as well.
I saw this ad on The Sunday Times I was reading at McDonald’s yesterday. It was late afternoon and I felt like something cold – perhaps frozen coke or thick shake – but I got $2 Chicken McBites and a chocolate sundae in the end. I still got to read The Sunday Times for free coz someone had left it on the table.
Was I the only person who didn’t know that McDonald had started showing the calories of the each food item on the menu panel? It’s just like Japan – everywhere you go you get to see the calorie of each food on the menu. I heard that other fast food chains (KFC, Hungry Jack etc) are also going to show calories of each item on the menu board. You know, it’s good thing that you get to know how much calories you are getting by eating the food, but at the same time you just have to compare this item is lower calorie than others and sometimes chose the item that you weren’t planning to order. That’s what happens to me every time I dine at family restaurants and cafes in Japan. I feel like eating cheesy chicken and vegetable pasta, but I end up ordering a healthy wa-fu mushroom pasta instead. It’s just because I see the calories on the menu.
Anyway, get back to the free The Sunday Times thing. You can also get a free copy from Spud Shed when you spend $5 or more at one transaction. I’m not sure if all Spud Shed do this, but Jandakot one does! Sometimes you need to ask for it at the casher though. Oh, and McDonald’s free newspaper offer is only available in WA too!