Monday, June 20, 2016

Usai in Japan 2015 - Hello Kitty Café Kyoto

Hello my cute mauw-mauws,

during our stay in Japan, I finally had the chance to meet up with Yui again. I got to know Yui in Vienna, as I visited Schloss Schönbrunn. She toured the europe back then and I met up with her two month later in Cologne during Christmas time.

Now, Yui was back home and acted as our personal "Kyoto tour guide" for one day. Among others, we visited the Hello Kitty Café in Kyoto. The cafe is located on a lil hill and is traditional japanese styled.
Yui is such a sweetheart, she know how I adore Hello Kitty and so she came up with the idea to have a seat in this cafe.

When entering the cafe, you will be kindly welcomed by the staff who also patiently takes photos of you with their giant hello kitty plushie:

Okay, what's on the menue here?
The cafe only offer a handful of warm dishes, but the ones we choose were very delicious. Prices are around 1,500 Yen. And you get as much water as you want for free - as is the japan custom. Moreover, you can take the chopsticks as a souvenir with you! <3

Gosh, I think this was my first hot meal in Japan. And it was already Day 4! The days before I only ate Inari and other stuff from the convenience stores, hahaha ^__^ While traveling I'm sort of restless. I need to see as much as possible due my time is very limited and therefore precious in Japan - so meals have to be ligth fare and go fast.
Well, while eating and enjoying a meal (finally), we all also enjoyed the beautiful view into a little garden. Somehow the staff recognized our enthusiasm for the garden and asked us if they should take a photo of us there, too (how attentive!).

sadly, the stuff cropped Mochi a bit off :-/

I'm really thankful that Yui lead us to the Café. It was very delicious and worth the money and time, the staff is really friendly and you can enjoy shopping in the next door's located Hello Kitty- and Ghibli store with unique Kyoto-only- limited items. ^___^

The cafe also got a official website in japanese: Hello Kitty Cafe Kyoto - JP

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Staycation - Monschau, the historical town

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

sad but true most people forget or start being oblivious about the beauty of their homeland. I'm no exception.
Like a tourist, I started doing some research about the "Must see" / "Hotspots" of my area. The historical town of Monschau ended up as the first "must visit again" place. Last time I visited Monschau I was a very young child and could only barely imagine anything from Monschau. So it was really about time!

Monschau is a small town in the district of Aachen, only about 35km away from Aachen central.
Due to it's half-timbered houses and the lots of narrow streets Monschau probably looks like how many non-mid-europeans imagine germany. No wonder that Monschau is a tourist hotspot and got the nickname "pearl of Eifel" (eifel = low mountain range in western Germany and eastern Belgium).

Together with my boyfriend, I visited Monschau around eastern this year. Weather was still "modest", but as a result it wasn't crowded (accorind to several websites, Monschau get's pretty crowded during summer).

I LOVE river's flowing through town's <3

 As we strolled through the inner town, we tracked the sign "Panoramapfad" (Panorama path) which was partly a bit adventuresomely: small staircases, crumble stones & muddy ways.

doing my best to get through the mud in Lolita Fashion X'D
 But it was all worth the trouble:

my boyfriend storm a stronghold =D

Monschau looks so beautiful from on high. Very harmonic. And somehow also a bit like a toy town. If you stay in Aachen or nearby and still have a day off, you need to visit Monschau. Monschau simply got this peculiar charm you can't resist. <3

Sunday, June 5, 2016

My Cosplays - 11th - Lunch (evil state) of Dragon Ball

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

let's have today all eyes on  my Lunch (evil state) Cosplay.

Lunch Cosplay - Profile:
Cosplay No.: 11
Created in: 2013
Costs: ~ 25,00€
Hours to make: 1h
Weared at: Connichi 2013 (Sunday), Connichi 2014 (Saturday), DoKomi 2015 (Sunday)

Why Lunch?
Actually, Andriod18 (#18, C18) is my favourite female character from the Dragon Ball series. But somehow I'm up to now still afraid to Cosplay her because I'm convinced that I simply can't look alike her. I really liked Lunch also and persuaded Kuraude to do Lunch's kind version. "Creating" the Cosplay was easy-going because we could buy her outfit on the cheap. We only needed to sew the headbows by ourselfes.

Any unforgettable experiences ?
Together with Kuraude as kind counterpart we got a lot of attention. Lunch is a way more popular character than I thought.