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Back From Tokyo

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We just got back from Tokyo, Japan yesterday morning and I still feel like I am in Japan. We all loved the place. We are already thinking of our 2nd trip to Japan and hopefully, by early next year when the weather is still cool and breezy.

We enjoyed this short but fun-filled vacation. We haven’t been to places lately except for New York so the trip to Tokyo is refreshing and exciting.

My daughter really had fun. We got tired walking around though, but that’s normal. I even lost 1.5 kgs from continuous walking from morning until evening. Now I don’t wonder why the Japanese are slender people. They are always on the go and they don’t mind walking long stretches to get to the train station. Aside from the rigorous walking stints, the food is amazing. I find the food bland which is what I prefer and their green tea is nice.

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I said I will not shop but I ended up buying so many cute or kawaii stuff for my daughter and myself. Even the hubby joined the wagon by purchasing a Voltes V action figure for his collection.

I don’t even want to know how much I have spent on this trip. You don’t put a price tag on family time and fun!

Sylvanian Family Club Member

Hooray! Finally! My parcel from the UK arrived today in the office and I am so ecstatic. You might think it is some check or fashion goods but it is my Sylvanian Family club membership certificate, catalogues, 2 free Troy and Arabella Dante Cream Cat Wedding couple figurines and a Belinda metal pin.

I have been contemplating for some time now whether to join or not being the 40 year old person that I am but since this is a beautiful collection, I decided to sign up in their website. I had to pay around GBP 9.00 to cover the shipping and processing/admin. It is okay because I have an addition to the collection.

I have been collecting these whimsical forest creatures for sometime now. I think I started around 2005 when I saw these cute little toys in SM Megamall Toy Kingdom while my daughter and I were checking out the doll section. I got hooked ever since.

These toys are really cute because they are small and have tiny houses which come with miniature stuff you find in your own home and other establishments. We have managed to buy some so far. The recent purchased loots were at Singapore.

These toys are not as famous as the Barbie, Bratz, game consoles and other modern toys the younger generation play these days. You can find a lot of these toys in Japan where it actually originated under Epoch, the company who owns this toy brand. There are distributors in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, UK and in some parts of the US and Europe.

I am really looking forward to visit Japan so I can buy some for my collection. This is a wonderful toy to give to your daughters (mind the age preference since it has so many small/tiny parts) who love to play house.

Check their UK website here: Sylvanian Families


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