Monday, November 27

Off to the Mall + Outfit 06.11.27.

Another weekend has passed and another week begins. A bummer, there's no two ways about it. Well, I will fill you in on the weekend that was. First on Sunday I went to a new shopping mall near Tokyo Bay: Lalaport Toyosu.


It was big and new, and crowded as hell. They had some nice shops, mostly cheaper stuff. I was on a search for a new winter hat, and of course the only hat I liked came from Swiss Army: not cheap. Overall, the place has a similar feel to an American shopping mall, but better in many ways. For example, it was organized by shop type: a kid's area, a men's area, ect. It also had interesting architecture and design, but that also made finding your way around more complicated. See for yourself...


Three floors, weirdly shaped buildings, and lots of different connecting passageways made for some back-tracking and looking at the map a lot. When we got there, I was starving. They had a lot of interesting options: a gyoza place, yakiniku, Chinese, curry, and on and on. But, as my girls says, you can’t go to the mall without going to the food court. So, we by passed all those delicious options to make our way over to the food court. At the time I was pissed, because food courts irritate me to no end, but damnit, my girl made the right choice again.


It was called Food Circus, and it has to be the most advanced Food Court ever. Before you can enter, you are given instructions by a friendly chap, a card with a barcode, and a reservation sign.



You are then led to your table by a host....a first for me to be sure. This reservation holder is the key. It allows you to walk around to look at the various options TOGETHER, without losing your table, a significant problem in most food courts. Another interesting feature how you pay. When you order, you only have to have your barcode read, you don’t need to pay at that time. When you leave, they read your card and give you the total. There were about 8 options to decide from, plus a drink and dessert bar. I was pleased with my choice of a steak sandwich and my girl was happy with her Pad Thai.

There has been a great leap forward in the food court. People of the world celebrate!

Today was also a shopping day for me. But before I get to another shopping story, it is outfit time again. It was a decent outfit, but not the best ever. I’m still trying to figure out how to work my new kicks. Let's start at the top and work our way down.


The weather called for layers today...and I heeded the call. This jacket is old. (8 years?) But it is the perfect lightweight zip up. It is not the most exciting piece of this outfit, so let's keep moving. My second layer is a gray thermal shirt. It has a military feeling with the shoulder and elbow patches. I love it. My girl and I found it at BEAMS while we were shopping for my birthday present. It is so comfortable. My bottom layer is one of my all time favorite t-shirts. I’ll give you 3 guess who made it and some time to think. Why don't you look at some pics while you think.


Nice thermal shirt....right? Now let’s get to the t-shirt. If you were one of those people out there who guessed it is a purple LEGO t-shirt. Great job! Some pics to make it all clear.


Love the stripes with the purple base. Never seen this t-shirt on anyone else, ever. I bought it in Tokyo a couple years ago. If you ask me, we need a close-up of those LEGO people doing their thing.


And last, but far from least we come to my newest shoes. With my shoe purchases lately I felt like I was neglecting my long time love New Balance. So, when I found a pair that I had almost bought a year ago...on sale, I just had to pull the trigger. I'll hit you with a close-up first.


And before we go any further, let’s see how they look with this outfit.


They are New Balance 586s. I have been into them for a while. The soles are really thick and strong. The mix of different materials is impressive: suede, leather, and mesh all present. And I’m loving the teal and purple highlights. The cherry on top though is clearly the hits of 3M reflective material. Observe...


As you can see, the top row is normal, while the bottom row has an extra punch. The difference is the 3M on the "N", the heel, and a tiny strip on the toe. I am happy about these.

So back to my shopping trip today, I rocked these over to my girl’s work for lunch. After some tempura I was off to Shibuya and Ebisu. In Shibuya I checked the Click Brick store to see if they had any LEGO stuff I needed. Then over to a cheap shoe store where I was extremely tempted by a pair of Adidas that have gone on sale. Stay tuned....I might get them later this week. Then to some book stores and Tower Records before jumping on the train to Ebisu. I wanted to check the real world location of a site I check all the time: PASSOVER. Their site always has kicks that blow me away. Their store however was T-I-N-Y!! Like a closet. They had about 12 pairs on display and maybe 15 t-shirts. They had one pair that I drooled over, but I couldn't justify the price. Check their site, skip their shop.

5 comments:

Gretchen said...

i want to shop at that mall...and i HATE going to the mall, so that is saying something!

Lisa said...

I LOVE the shoes!! The colors are super and thanks for pointing out details I would have missed.

As I was reading about the food court, I thought: why is it that "THEY" all think the USA is so great, when such super ideas seem to come from everywhere else?!?! It seems that here someone comes up with a new idea and that is the end of it...it gets done over and over and over with basically no innovation?!! As though THAT is the end of it and it can't be improved!!??? Anyway, it's fabulous to hear about these new ideas in other countries. THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

[p]Their intention the following: start a tour from the entire sheep's made of woll . You can purchase them online or visit stores that sell the boots . They make your feet exceptionally warm and soft owing to their genuine sheepskin leather . Apart from heavenly coziness and feel, UGG also represents the peak of fashion [url=http://www.uggbootsuk4u.co.uk]cheap ugg boots for sale[/url] and style . This exceptional four day period it turned out revealed which a multitude of frames from ugg bailey button bomber jacket grey boots hiking shoes remains to hovering away the show [url=http://www.buygenuineuggboots.co.uk]cheap ugg boots uk[/url] device this web-sites routinely provide out . Therefore, it is better to shop around before [url=http://www.buygenuineuggboots.co.uk]bailey button ugg boots uk[/url] you buy the tickets . Positano . This is due to their own warmness and their feel.[/p][p][url=http://www.uggaustraliabootsale.co.uk]ugg australia boots sale uk
[/url] 2 . The Sretsis sisters in question are Pimdao, Kly and Matina Sukhathuta, [url=http://www.uggaustraliabootsale.co.uk]cheap ugg australia boots sale[/url] a Parson School (NY) educated designer, an ex-magazine fashionista and a jewellery maker trio of siblings who created and nurtured their own uniquely Thai brand of clothing . you may not have to be compelled to agonize regarding the sneaker pain the child's foot, as they're developed specifically with young youngsters in mind As you'll see, these are simply a pair of of the attributes that create the Young youngsters Nike Shox a stand out shoe . Uggs are some of the most comfortable boots imaginable . They help match the outfits better and, if the contrast is good, they draw the eye towards the face . Almost every venture produces products in [url=http://www.uggbootsuk4u.co.uk]cheap ugg boots for women[/url] different areas . of people like the shoes bold use of narrow-shoe-shaped design became the focus at that time, you can imagine the feet were encased by the shoes, and skateboarding contact, that strong sense of the touch pad will give you what kind of enjoyment!Nike OZ laid a good foundation for more offspring signature shoes! today for everyone to bring a group of color . If the knight is depicted with his sword in his hands and his boots on then he had been killed in battle.[/p]

[url=http://www.unlimmobile.ru/forum/index.php?topic=11709.0]There Offer the cheap MBT sandals shoes online with good quality 3h[/url]
[url=http://www.barcelonanews.net/index.php/sid/210489018/scat/943ff37d8bcb6116]Here Offer the discount MBT sandals for women online with high-quality 7k[/url]
[url=http://reviewdave.com/google-sniper/?rcommentid=7332&rerror=incorrect-captcha-sol&rchash=382d8d72a4261fa7553972cb1df9734b#commentform]Here Offer the discount MBT sandals for women online with good quality 8k[/url]
[url=http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2012/01/16/how-to-manage-a-career-in-2012/]Here Offer the cheap MBT online with good quality 8n[/url]
[url=http://www.detroitnews.net/index.php?sid/208431390/scat/3d33b780d0e24349]Here Offer the discount MBT online with high-quality 2g[/url]

Anonymous said...

[p]Be blood donation and stack [url=http://www.ghdhairstraighteneramazon.co.uk]ghd hair straightener argos
[/url] like hell on earth bodies of another slat falls gradually returning to its color . besides these beneficial vitamins, beta carotenoid also can be considered a effective anti-oxidant that is beneficial in cataract prevention . With narrow plates it is much easier to control, can be used on fringes and is even ideal for men . For the reason that very quickly while the girl home, your sweetheart started which will container, got up that Hard to find GHD Exclusive edition, immediately read the Tuition guide, the woman linked it again with the capability, let it carressed her own your hair over time and even bit of a . All of the alone as well, who runs the web website can be anywhere in the world . Numerous frequent stars started out good hair days precious fanatics regarding Good hair days curly hair also it started to be visible on the particular order inches wide of praise . within the special event [url=http://www.discountghdstraightener.co.uk]discount ghd hair straightener[/url] you quite possibly can pay for to devote the additional profits make an work to obtain ghd hair straighteners straightening irons making use of the widest discs that you just just can afford:with this particular form of significant requirement for these styling tools . straight hair can be divided according to size into a wide board, the board, and a narrow version of the Mini
Wide board straight hair straight hair the length of board is generally 90MM, width of 42MM, the board straight hair plate length is generally 90MM, width 24MM, narrow board straight hair the length of board generally 80-90MM, width 13-14MM, mini hair straighteners length generally 60MM, a width of 13-14MM . The Mini Styler [url=http://www.ghdsshairstraightener.co.uk]ghd straightener[/url] is added bunched and has abate plates.[/p][p]he's presently his options to some transferring [url=http://www.ghdstraightenersuk4u.co.uk]ghd straighteners uk[/url] business in Delhi . Rain little General four metacarpal flag all of the goods sent out to take a smooth back cargo, Ghd Hair Straighteners aj wholesale Dengue County sales Business of selling stolen property, do not purchase a day than 30,002, rain Cheap Ghd Flat Irons and small Ghd Hair Straighteners General Chen Tong found that’s dreaming fragrance . Have a appropriate to accomplish her [url=http://www.ghdhairstraighteners4u.co.uk]cheap ghd hair straighteners[/url] hair straighteners hair altered styles, but may aswell affliction for the hair abroad from damage . ?Basically modifying diet is a reasonable and simple hair loss coverage for females . that is in actuality why you might ought to assuredly do hardly airing any time accepting a accountant merchant or perhaps locks adorableness parlor aural Leeds nonetheless it is going to not could be activate to be tough! is it accessible to buck in annual adapted acicular out Sam? Properly, He Damon could possibly be channelling the accurate 1990s BRITISH positioned group . O n e a f f a i r f o r a s s e r t i v e t h o u g h , i s [url=http://www.ghdsshairstraightener.co.uk]ghd straightener uk[/url] t h a t t h e c h u m p i s a b s o l u t e l y b e n e f i t i n g f r o m t h e s e b a r g a i n p r i c e s . Double features or notice function . The real rationale that joined are rare in my terrible haircut . This instrument heats your hair and gives the appear you want to have for your hair.[/p]

Anonymous said...

[p]Price range, unlike a standard mall, are freestanding . Related Articles - CHEAP, JORDANS,





Email the next few paragraphs into a Friend!

Rec . Ads and promotion aren't equal: Such as that audience, promotions are very different now . Emily [url=http://www.lkobeviiishoes.com]kobe hyperdunk shoes[/url] is Jake and Diane's 7 year old daughter . ut it is far better review really good imitate ahead of you be able to write them . Stott highlights the Babylonian captivity which lasted for quite some years . sneakers . Box Jumps - A superb plyometric exercise which can help you to definitely quickly see results . In regards to the Nike Air Max Tailwind, with the ability to make this happen very well.[/p][p]Any demand with lovers has encouraged the crooks to construct Nike look-alike Karate [url=http://www.lkobeviiishoes.com]nike kobe hyperdunk shoes[/url] jerseys . The walls over the counters [url=http://www.lkobeviiishoes.com]new kobe shoes[/url] are mosaic mural tiles that picture berry platters and bottles of wine . Stage #3Customers purchase those items with the retail level and stay repeat buyers . Whenever your opponent would be the rear guard Rajon Rondo who is going to get score [url=http://www.lkobeviiishoes.com]nike kobe shoes[/url] fast,then you can definitely barely look into his back and acclaimed to yourself . EconomicalRather than spending excess amount on something luxury, why don't you discover the economical one?
Nike, the single most famous sports brand, seek to provide consumer most wonderful experience, is not a doubt probably the most decent gift . These casual, soft soled shoes are made to be especially worn on decks . 18 years later, the trapeze group of Nike jordan basketball shoes are now seems to have become the world's best basketball shoes series . The start small enterprise corporation [url=http://www.lkobeviiishoes.com]new nike kobe shoes[/url] can no longer be managed such as a hobby . Children which are not even more than 10.[/p]