Free Kids-Fun Indoor Tokyo: Fire Museum


A member in Tokyo Playdates group I follow on FB shared that his kids had fun at “Fire Museum” in the post I commented when I really needed idea to take Musa out with zero yen. In the next day after I read his comment, I repeated my trip to Shinjuku, exactly with the same route like our visit to Shinjuku Gyoen, except I had to go two more stations farther.

Generally, Musa enjoys outdoor places more than indoor destinations, moreover museum, but recently he used to be afraid to the darkness and big displays of museum. LOL. With this Yotsuya Fire Museum he was so. We entered from the basement, which has real-size of fire trucks from now and old ages, and the most scary thing for him, which actually super cute: toy fire-truck with a character robot that can respond you if you step in the designated point by moving its head.

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Japanese Small-Home Hacks


Few weeks ago I posted virtual tour of my home in IG stories by featuring the tricks we apply to outsmart the tiny spaces around house. It turned out some followers gave their positive responses and wanted me to tell more. Well, to be honest I actually just got inspired and recreated the ideas by others.

百斤(100均)の収納でキッチン整理している。

Organizing plates, cups, and cooking ingredients with 100-yen shop storage containers

ニトリのスチールラックで冷蔵庫の上に食料品用スペースが増えている

Increasing space on top of the fridge by installing small rack

現在の季節用服以外をバキュームプラスチックに入れさせた。

Storing not-in-season clothes in the vacuum plastics

Not all yet. More to come..

April Missions: Visa Extension and Driving License


Today we had double missions: to extend Ega’s visa, then to submit Aisar’s driving license application stuffs. Since Aisar already took absence from his office, which is a rare moment, before sleeping at night, we suddenly wanted to add another plan: visit Tsukiji, that is the most well-known fish market at Japan. So, it should have been triple missions though, but finally we gave up for Tsukiji. Not because overslept, but we could’t meet taxi to go to station (4.55 AM), while a couple minutes late to station means no hope for getting entrance ticket if we’d like to watch the tuna auction (maximum 6.45 AM). Yes, here nearby Kamiooka station, the earliest train runs about 30-60 minutes before the bus operates. Taxi is the answer. That’s what we remembered at that time. Too bad to realize later on: why didn’t we think about riding the bike? 😦

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