See Narita Outside The Airport


What attractions can make you come to Narita city other than the needs for its airport? Not many. Even the nearest shopping center (Aeon Mall – if you need to buy more specific product rather than gift shops inside the airport) is still a few kilometres away from the airport. Narita was just a spacious farming area in the northern Chiba which then transformed into “city” after Japan’s main airport is built there. However, although there is a few attractions in the area, according to my little research, some places are very interesting for us such as:

and out of Narita City yet still within vicinity

By the way, what’s all this talk about Narita? Is it a recommended place to go? Hehe.. yeah, we never aimed to explore out of the airport too until one day in the last month, Aisar had to spend one night in a hotel at Narita city because he had morning flight to Germany for another business trip. It would be rushed to arrived at the airport if he took train in the Day-D. Of course, I and Musa got along him with pleasure 😀

Once Aisar flied, mom and son adventure begun! Unfortunately, we could only make to Aero Museum and Narita Shinsoji temple, plus bonus walking down the historical Omotesando shopping street. You can watch a glimpse of both places in my photos and videos below.
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Trip to Aichi – Day 2


We had unforgettable experience in the Day 1 from Toyota city. This second day we met our Japanese friends, who were fellow Michiganders, at Kariya city, and visited an Indonesian food company at Nishio city, Sariraya. Both cities are located in the southern Aichi.

BREAKFAST WITH LEFTOVERS

Menginap di AirBnB itu enaknya bisa masak atau ngangetin makanan, minimal buat sarapan lah.. lumayan banget menghemat waktu. Dibandingkan harus ganti baju untuk keluar beli makanan dulu atau sarapan di ruang makan (kalo hotelnya nyediain), mending usaha dikit buat ngusir rasa males-masak-karena-liburan demi sepiring nasi dan telur dadar 😜. Nasi pun kalo di Jepang ada yang instan jadi tinggal dipanasin aja.. tapi pagi ini kami kebetulan masih punya sisa dari makan malam di restoran halal Kashmir kemarin. Makanan Pakistan nggak pernah gagal memuaskan selera kami deh pokoknya, walaupun rada aneh dan baru pertama kali ini lihat nasi biryani pakai beras Jepang 😂. Segitu susahnya kah dapetin beras basmati di sana? 🙄

Pakistani naan bread and mutton curry from Kashmir restaurant, Nagoya. We could finish only half of it and ate the leftovers for breakfast in the next day.

Pakistani chicken biryani, tandoori, seekh kabab, etc. from Kashmir too

Musa yang biasanya suka kambing tumben lebih tertarik ke naan (doi tetep gigih nyebutnya “pizza”) dan tandoori kali ini. Sarapan doi adalah dua itu tadi plus yogurt dan jeruk. BTW, saya sering ditanya tentang hal ini oleh teman-teman yang bawa anak kecilnya pergi dan biasanya saya bilang makanan doi sama aja kaya papa mamanya, cuma saya tambahin lemak dari yogurt, keju, atau kacang-kacangan atau yang dia suka semacam buah-buahan.

TV di penginapan alhamdulillah akhirnya bisa nyala juga channel digitalnya setelah diutak-atik Aisar, jadi Musa bisa tetap nonton program-program anak NHK pagi hari dan senam kecil dari situ 😆 Continue reading

First Trial Kid-O-Kid


I’ve been curious with this place since we moved to Japan a year ago. Turned out Musa tried this indoor play area when we didn’t plan it. I think by applying the fee formation they’re having now, they target the visitor with little kids to pick “one day pass” plan.

1100 yen for the first 30 minutes (600 yen for kid and 500 yen for adult or kid’s caregiver) VS

1700 yen for all day playing (1 adult and 1 kid)

Which one are you going to choose?

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Country Trip to Mother Farm


I would say again and again that.. we looooooooove farm so much much much! I wasn’t animals lover until I had kid and realized that they are as cute as “Old Mc Donald Had a Farm” song.. Haha. We enjoyed some visits to the farms in Michigan, made lots of memories of fruits picking and animals petting, and last trip to Hokkaido we also had one awesome experience in Earth Dream farm. Today we finally managed to go to the famous farm (they use the term “牧場” alias “cattle” instead, whatever.. ) in Kanto area: Mother Farm. Much effort to reach the location, but all was very well paid once we spent a day to explore the view and attractions inside the cattle. Three of us had a blast! Continue reading