I finally got my very own AMA chat room!! Welcome to my world! It’s gonna be filled with nature, spicy food, books, movies and lot more!! See you around!!🌸🌸
@osamu san, thank you!!😊
I'm so happy!! congrats Rashi 🥰🥰
Yayyy!! cant wait to see what you update here!! 😊😊
@mao san thanks so much!!😍
@debbi 😆😆 I’m really happy about this chat room!!🌸🥰
@maddie me too!! thank you so much for this!!❤️❤️
I saw this Sakura tree near the shinjuku branch today! I am absolutely, madly and hopelessly in with cherry blossoms!! They make me so happy😊🥰🌸
Btw, is this Somei Yoshino Sakura(ソメイヨシノ)!?😍
Your chat room is finally opening! It's going to be fun. Congrats!
Maybe, that's Someiyoshino. Spring is coming soon.
@Moto San, thank you!
I’m so excited for spring!!🌸🥰 hope to some at Shimokitazawa as well🥺🌸
The cherry blossoms are already blooming 🌸
Congrats @Rashi!! I’m looking forward to see your posts here about Indian food and other stuff😄😄
@Kenta San, yes!! I’m so excited🌸
thank you @chris!!🥰
@Rashi Hey, welcome to the town, I’m your new neighbor 😈
@Tam I’ll see you around, neighbour 😈😈
Congrats on your AMA! 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽
It's "タカトオコヒガンザクラ（高遠小彼岸桜）". According to a signpost standing by the sakura,it was donated by Ina city(in Nagano prefecture) as a token of friendship in 2016.😊
oohhh i saw the same sakura tree @Rashi !! I took the photo in the daytime though🌸🌸
@jose thank you!!!✨
@Nami san, I see!! thanks for telling me that! you’re a flora genius 🥰😆🌸
it looks so beautiful @maddie!! I’ll try to get to shinjuku early tomorrow to see it in daylight 🥰🥰🥰🌸🌸
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Is anyone obsessed with daiso?
Last year I collected enough stickers for a bowl! This year again, I’ll be collecting stickers to get one of these cute plushies! Which one should I get though? All of them are cute and i’m confused!😆
Lemme know if you guys are also planning to collect stickers!!😊
same cherry tree last sunday.
@Hide san, it was really amazing to see the bloom from the beginning! I know I’ll be sad when the flowers fall down🥲
finally i have got these.
i could not find in phisical store so i got these online.
@Hide san FINALLY!!😆😆😆 have a great time turning them into Fuji San😆😆✨✨🗻🗻
I think they are sold out at Daisos these days. I checked yesterday and they were gone. Probably because tourists love these!!
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I went to a ghibli inspired cafe in Setagaya yesterday. I had to wait in the rain for about an hour and a half but it was totally worth it! Their cream puffs are to die for! The entire aesthetic of the cafe made me feel like I was in a Miyazaki sensei’s movie🥰
Name of the cafe is TOLO coffee&bakery
@rashi Oh, I'm not kind of Ghibli person, but I really wanna go there someday. "Castle in the Sky" is my fav☺️
@Julie you must!! it was really beautiful but be ready to wait in the queue for an hour😆😆 I love castle in the sky!! my favourite ghibli movies are “whisper of the heart aka 耳をすませば” and “my neighbor totoro”🥰🥰
@Rashi Totoro was waiting in the rain in the movie too. So i guess you experienced the movie itself in real life☔️☔️
@hide what is that Fuji stuff?! An eraser? 👀
@Maddie you’re so right!! 😆😆 I feel like Meicchan now lol
oh pardon me, I just read the label lol
omg so it means that after a while using it the tip is gonna turn white?! need it 😳😳
@Debbi yep! you can get it at daiso if it’s not already sold out there 😆
yeahhh I'll go to the big one in Shibuya this Sunday.
I'll go on a mission ✨
@Debbi it comes in three colours 🌸😆
@Debbi try the not-so-famous daisos. This eraser is always sold out at shibuya daiso these days because of the tourists.
omg how cute 🥺🥺🥺🥺
let me ask to Mercari sensei 👀
Yoooo Fuji san eraser is the new Bitcoin!! 🥲
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@debbi just wait sometime. you’ll get them at daiso :)
@Debbi I can’t believe some sellers sell erasers at a high price 😂
@Rashi Is the Mt. Fuji eraser very that popular?🤔
I’ve been for years here in Japan but never see. that before😮.
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"Thank you for a long time."
yeahhh in Mercari people always try to gamble with popular products 🥲🥲
@Chris yep! it’s super famous amongst the tourists. It was one of my first daiso products that I bought lol 😆
Have you guys seen this huge Hello Kitty building before?? It’s so cute 😍
I LOVE hello kitty and it was such a pleasant surprise to come across it 😆😍
@Rashi If you like Hello Kitty so much, you should go to Sanrio Puroland in Tama City, Tokyo😊. Not a big of that but I do like PomPompurin
@Chris oh yes! I plan on going there sometime :) a lot of members have suggested it to me!!
Nice to meet you!!!
I am a beginner in learning English...
I want to practice speaking English because I use English at work...
I'd like to learn a lot from all of you！
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@rashi points are for you and your crazy obsession with ugly plushies lmao
@Sayaka San welcome!! nice to meet you too :) I hope you have a wonderful time at LanCul❤️❤️
@Debbi I’ll take all your stickers thank you 😈
my fave pics we took together last week 🌸 Asakusa during cherry blossoms season is really beautiful!
@debbi it was a beautiful afternoon❤️❤️
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Recently I tried this Indo-Chinese dish called “gobi manchurian” gobi means cauliflower. I never tried this dish in india because I dislike cauliflower but here, a friend asked me to try it and let me tell you- IT WAS AMAZING! I regret not eating it soon enough!
Have you ever tried any fusion dish?
@rashi I can't find any cauliflower in it lol.
It looks like a sweet and sour pork doesn't it?
@Hide San, what you see it kinda of like cauliflower karage😂 it tastes like chicken! the overall taste is kind of spicy but really flavourful!!
the dish is vegetarian 😊
Omg that soubds and looks delicious!! i wanna try it!! 😍😍
@maddie let’s try it next time we go to Andhra dining😋😋
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@Moto san, thank you so much! see you again soon :)
@Rashi Yesss!! Looking forward to that!! 😍😍
I saw a new kind of sakura today near the Ginza branch! Does anyone know what it’s called??😍🌸
@Rashi This must be yae-zakura. （八重桜）
We have Ginza- sakura-st. in Ginza 1chome area which is well known as yae-zakura.
Rashi, so sweet! Sakurashinmachi station( tokyu-denen toshi line ) has that cherry trees street ! those may start blooming in a little while.,so beautiful !
@Hide San, I see! they look so pretty and fluffy!! I’ll try to find that street and go there asap🌸❤️
@Yumiko san, thank you for telling me that! I’ll check it out during full bloom🌸❤️
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@Ai it was so nice to have you!!🌸
It’s been a while taking a short vacation so I spent my day watching RRR today. It’s my first time watching Bollywood films and it was so fun to watch👍. I liked the action and dancing scenes and also the music. It’s in my top 10 movies this year. Does anyone watched this movie?
@Chris a lot of members have been telling me about RRR! i haven’t watched it yet which is a shame because I’m Indian lol. I’m glad you liked it! “Nathu Nathu” song from the movie won an Oscar this year and a Golden Globe award too!😊
I enjoyed the film as well. it was fun and the time flew
I watched it too Chris. That was an epic movie. There are so many movies about the British colonial period, but this is the best one for me 😍
I totally agree with Tbilisi♥️
I went to Kawagoe a few days ago and saw a momiji tree🤔🤔 how is that possible in spring!!??😳😳😳
They don't know how to read the room 😉
@Kim haha yes!!😆😆
spotted momiji too lol
Rashi look at this cutie!!
Korean spicy noodles Kuromi version ❤️
@debbi all momijis have gone crazy 😂😂
@Debbi PLEASE GET IT FOR ME!!!!!!😭😭❤️❤️❤️
I love kuromi so much🥺🥺🥺
I got this kuromi pastie from daiso last year and stuck it to my jacket🥺🥺
Also!! Ex-mate Jose’s girlfriend got me some snacks from Mexico!😍 they all super delish and unique! Weirdly enough, some of these candies reminded me of some Indian candies I used to eat as a child. Great trip down the memory lane😊😊❤️❤️
@rashi that is a Costco product so super huge tho! I'll tell you where I found it, cause it's in Shimokitazawa! Maybe you can go there before your session ;)
about the candies, I recently received candies from Mexico too! I met a new housemate and he gave me some candies from his country! I tried tamarind flavor and it was sooooo strange. Sour but spicy but sweet 👀
@debbi thank you!!😭
@debbi tamarind is one my my favourite flavours lol. we also use tamarind in cooking sometimes :)
yeah since I didn't even know what tamarind is, I checked on internet. It comes from Africa and Asia actually, but in the "use" section was written that in Mexico they use it for water and sweets!
really interesting. I'm pretty sure we don't have any dish with that ingredient!
Everyday you learn something new 😉
It’s been a while since i had tamarind. We use it for seasoning sour dishes in my country 😊😊
When I was small, I used to eat raw tamarind as a snack. Good old days ☺️
interesting! even raw has this sour and spicy flavor?
@Debbi yeah the taste of happiness 🤣
@maddie @tam Indians too!! we use it in some soups and often eat raw tamarinds as candy 😆
I heard tamarind taste is very sour , is it true?
@Yumiko San, yes! it’s super sour but with a bit sweetness :)
@rashi You changed your pic! Have you ever been to SANRIO PUROLAND in Tama? You can greet Hello Kitty and other characters there. Kawaii full packed place. https://www.puroland.jp/lang/en/#top
wow @julie it looks so cool! I've never been there but for my last birthday I went to Sanrio Cafe in Ikebukuro! So cute 🥰 have you ever been there instead?
@debbi I often go to Ikebukuro for watching movies, but I've never been Sanrio cafe before! I wanna go there someday. And yes, I've been to SANRIO PUROLAND! I greeted Hello Kitty, she was so cute💕
@Julie haha thank you for noticing! I have not been to Sanrio Puroland but I really want to do one day!! 🥺
@Debbi last night I was researching about character cafés and I saw the Sanrio one on the list! I wanna go😭😭😭😭
@Julie I love hello kitty so much. there’s a song called “Hello Kitty” by my favourite singer Avril Lavigne. you should check it out maybe😊 it’s fun but a lot of people say that the video is kind of racist towards Japanese people. I would love to know your views on it :) https://youtu.be/LiaYDPRedWQ
@rashi @debbi You girls may know it already, there's a place you can literally talk Hello Kitty in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka! I’m planning to go there next week or 2 weeks later. I’m so excited
Here is a link. https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us/attractions/hello-kittys-ribbon-collection
here's the pic of what I ordered for my birthday! My fave character is cinnamon roll. I could hold a big cinnamon roll plush for the whole time I stayed there!
unfortunately I'm not a big fan of amusement parks, so I prefer cafes and shops! but it looks sooooo cute indeed!!
@debbi I prefer completely opposite side😂 I wanna greet and hug the characters a lot. If you have a chance to get there, just try it! They’ll be so welcome for you✨ But I’ll also try Sanrio cafes.
I know @julie!! 🥰 it's ok! to each their own! :)
@julie I’m so excited for you!!! I hope you have an amazing time there!!
@debbi you look mechha kawaii😍😍
Hi! I’m Marsha. I’m new here. My husband is American but he speaks Japanese to me so, my English isn’t improving. I want to learn to speak English with this app. I’ll do my best.
nice to meet you @Marsha San!! I hope you have a wonderful time learning English❤️❤️❤️
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Saturday!
Today I went to Atami for onsen! It was my first time at an onsen. I was quite nervous in the beginning but it all went perfectly! It’s amazing how hot water can do wonders for your skin and body 😆😆 I also ate “ちらし重” for the first time, very yum!
It sounds like really fun about your first onsen experience.
@Moto San, it was!! I’m glad I got out of my comfort zone😉♨️
Some more pictures of the onsen! It was beautiful❤️
@Rashi Girl this looks like the ultimate relaxing weekend 🤩🤩 Can you let me know where the 1st and last pic is??
i love the aesthetic 😍😍
Also, did you have a chance to try the Atami Pudding?? 😊😊
@Maddie it was!! I really needed it lol.
I went to this onsen spa called “Ocean Spa Fuua”! all the pictures are from the spa :)
they had onsen, sauna, bed rock baths and many relaxation areas. I highly recommend this place!!
And I did try the pudding!!😊😊 it was so delicious 🤤
I got the matcha one because I love everything matcha but next time I would try the original flavour too!😆
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"Thank you for the good time today! I was so nervous, but it was so much fun. I will attend your session again🧡"
@Rashi I went to Atami 2 years ago and the pic you shared here made me feel nostalgic 😃. I had some pics when I went there as well. I went to a trick art museum as well but wasn’t a good poser 😂
@Natsumi San, thank you!! see you soon again :)
@Chris your pictures look so cool 😆😆
@Rashi Thanks girl! will definitely save this for future visits.
Also, since we are sharing Atami pics, here are some food photos from when i visited Atami. I really wanted to try all the pudding flavours 😆😆
@Maddie me too!! I wanna try more flavours when I go back❤️❤️
bruh I wish I could go to those places too 🥺 every pic you guys posted is sooooo beautiful!
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@Debbi Golden week is coming up, so if you have some time, go for it!! 🤩🤩
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I went to Hitachi Seaside park and Ashikaga flower park yesterday!! I had such an amazing time on this day tour! I also picked strawberries on my way to Ashikaga 🍓
And finally, I was able to see the last of sakura - Yae-zakura🌸
Have you guys been to these places before?
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It's raining today.☔︎ How is everyone doing?
I am collecting picture books to learn English📚
Do you know any of these picture books?
Hi Sayaka! where’s spot is one my favourite books to read to my little cousins!!
I have also read the Disney Princess’ stories❤️
Hi Rashi I went to Hitachi Seaside park a few years ago. your photos made me kind of nostalgic.
It’s nice that you had an amazing time.
Hi Sayaka. it is nice to talk to you. I have the book called “where is baby’s belly button?” and my kids love it so much :)
@Masa san, I’m glad to bring back memories!❤️
You were reading to your cousin!
How sweet! 🧡
I remember the Princess story but my language skills make it hard to read it 😂.
"where is baby's belly button?" is so cute!
You'll want to flip through it again and again 🧡
I recommend "Excuse me" Sooo cute🧡🧡
(My English level is baby )
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I recently started watching this J-drama and I am in love with it! Partly because I really love Sapporo and watching this show reminds me of that place❤️ I’m looking forward to finishing it soon❤️❤️
Have you guys watched it? Did you like it!!??
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Have you guys ever heard of butter chicken ramen??
@Rashi Never heard of it! and looks sooo yum😊
It is beyond my imagination,if they conbine vegan butter and vegan chicken.
@Yumiko San, I know right!! it looks yum and I would love to try it sometime too!!🤣🤣
@Hide San, I think vegan chicken is tofu 😂😂🥲🥲
if I ever make it (which I will soon lol) I’ll share the picture here 😂
Ok! If vegan butter is made from soy milk,that should be conbination of soybeans and soybeans.
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@rashiii I didn't know you went to Hitachi park!
I've been there too! I went there last year the last days of Golden Week.
At that time I could only see nemophila tho!
Really beautiful, a bit far but it was worth it :)
I also tried this cute soft cream!
I thought it was kinda flowery flavor, but it was actually ramune 🤌🏼😭💀
And I found this woman photoshooting her rabbits 🥺🥺🥺 sooooo cute
I remember I could see a loooot of customers bringing animals for the pics. Rashi, did you see some?
@Hide San they should call it butter soy ramen (somehow sounds even more weird lol)
@debbi yes!! it was magical experience. everything was blue - the fields, the sky and the ocean💙🦋
@Debbi I saw the stall of the ice cream but the line was wayyyyy too long!😭 I bet it was oishiiiii🥲❤️
@Debbi I saw many MANYYYYY dogs there lol. they loved it there, all of them were so happy!!😊💙
"Thank you for the other day! You are bright, kind, and I enjoyed the session a lot :)"
@Yuki San thanks a lot!! you’re so kind🥺❤️
I finally had Tochigi’s famous gyozas today!! They really were delicious and absolutely worth the hype!! I can’t remember the name of the store but it was in Oyama station! 🥟🥟
And I also tried Takoyaki for the first time (after almost a year in japan which is quite shameful lol)
I didn’t expect it to be soft from the inside. I was expecting something a bit harder. 10/10 for the experience and 8/10 for the taste. Can’t wait to go to Osaka to try takoyaki there!!😊😊
@rashi Oh, that's Tsukiji style of Takoyaki🐙 I'm traveling in Osaka right now, I had a nice Osaka style one. It was more fluffy, lighter. I like both. I also wanna try Akashi style someday too.
@Julie it looks so delicious!! I can’t wait to go to Osaka and try their takoyaki🥺❤️
@rashi You should! And I'm enjoying the beautiful garden and Matcha in Kyoto right now, feeling like I'd love to stay here forever🍵🎋 I recommend to visit both, Osaka and Kyoto.
Speaking of takoyaki! I had a takoyaki party with my housemates last weekend! 🥰
it was my very first time and thanks to my friends we could make a good shape and flavor! 🐙
We also put cheese in some of them, and of course they were my favorite! 🧀
@Julie I’m so jealous of you haha 😆
I hope to go there soon❤️❤️
@Debbi your takoyaki looks so delicious😭😭😭 I can’t enough of takoyaki!!
I’m jealous of you allllll!!! Takoyaki is my fave Japanese food😍😍 all your pics look amazingg!! 🤩🤩
@maddie You should visit Kansai area😏 According to Google, Osaka one is light and fluffy, Kyoto one has more veggies and weight, Akashi, in Hyogo prefecture, style is dipped in soup.
I absolutely love Takoyaki!! These look so good! 🏽🏽
Jose (ex-mate) and I had our “last supper” last night. He will be flying back to Mexico on 30th April. He was the first friend I made in japan and I’ll miss him so so much🥺
We made Indian Mexican quesadillas last night which was super fun and yum! Can’t wait for him to come back!🥺❤️
he told me that he misses LanCul and everyone he met here🥺
I also miss Jose so much. He is so kind that everyone including beginner members could enjoy his exciting sessions. I hope to see him again! Many thanks, Jose!
@Shimo San, for you :)
😭 Thank you, Rashi!
I’m also miss him . Really wanted to talk a lot !
@Yumiko San there’s gonna be a next time for sure!😊
I really miss my handsome prince 😢
@Tam So do I, but another handsome prince is still here.
@Tam he’s gonna miss you too bud 💔
@Rashi That’s so sad that Jose will be leaving Japan😔! He was so kind when we talked after work in Shinjuku like more than 6 months ago🥺. Also, I like Mexican culture so I’m gonna miss him