Thursday, November 20, 2014

Last night in Tokyo, one of amazing cities I've always dreamed to visit, I wish I didn't have to leave you. I spent my last night in Tokyo with meeting new people, eating at the coffee & restaurant in front our hotel, Tokyo Grand Hotel and spending the night at Tokyo Tower.
Tokyo. I'll always miss waking up in the morning and to be able to see the sunrise and the new hope every day to explore more places, I miss strolling around your pretty buildings and parks, I miss shopping in Harajuku and walking around Shibuya 109, I miss your healthy food set. Missing Tokyo so bad :( Tokyo introduced me to so many new things, new culture, new characters of people and made me fell in love with its own charms and uniqueness. By travelling a new place, it made me see another world that exists beyond my thought. See you later, Tokyo. I know that this is not the last time you and I will be together :) One day my dreams to stay longer at Tokyo city will happen, I just know it :)
Met the girl behind LETTERS IMPROMTU, Samantha Mariko (also known as Samantha Rhodes), my new fashion blogger friend from Tokyo, she is a model and a musician too (what a talented person ey? :D) So that night she visited me at Tokyo Grand Hotel right after she's done working, even though we saw each other for less than 30 min, we had a nice chit-chat about our countries, she even accompanied me to go to Family Mart near the hotel and helped me to translate the katakana written on the snacks & chocolates there lol, it was really a quick meet up but I was happy to finally met her in person, we've been friends for a long time only on this blogosphere (and instagram). Hope to see you again soon or later and make a great collaboration post one day :) And oh don't forget to check out Samantha's new song "Turn It Up" HERE, she wrote the lyrics, it's an EDM dance tune with Latin inspiration, so for you who love to listen to the beat song, that song is totally for you. The song is meant to be a clubbing song, so let's give our supports to Samantha <3
Bare faces dont care ;p
After that, I and Tasya decided to eat at Jonathan's Coffee & Restaurant in front of our hotel with her Indian friend, Jinid. He is currently working in Tokyo too. When he met Samantha, we asked them to speak in Japanese and it shocked us when we heard Jinid is fluently speaking in Japanese language.
I only ordered Pancake that night (for DIET reason). Throughout Tokyo and other parts of Japan, Jonathan's is known for its ample supply of Western dishes but wait, there's a decent mix of more Japanese and more American dishes because some dishes are pretty efficient at mixing the two tastes. Prices are good and most Jonathan's restaurants can host numerous guest till all hours of the night.
TOKYO TOWER, SHIBA-KOEN MINATO, TOKYO

Couldn't be happier when Mr. Kito told me that this 333m high broadcasting and observation tower is just 5 minutes walk from the hotel and finally I visited this place woo-hoo #bucketlist.
Ka Gati, I, Jinid & Tasya
And this is my outfit of the day wearing the shoes I bought at HERE'S shop from Gotemba.
Happened to meet this guy (he is a Korean) in front of Tokyo Tower building. He told me he is a singer when we both introduce ourselves, his name is Joon Ho. I thought he was a Kpop Idol but no, I was wrong, he showed me his twitter account to convince me and I found out that he is one of the members of BEE SHUFFLE : a boyband of 5 - two Japanese and three Korean members. Debuted in 2014 with single "Welcome to the Shuffle!!". Their songs have both Japanese and Korean lyrics <3
Till I see you again, Tokyo.

vintage shirt + patterned leggins / MICHELLE KLEIN slip ons

And don't forget to check out Samantha's new song here <3 let's TURN IT UP the music and dance all night long :D

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Finally the last chapter of MARINA Beauty Days Out Japan 2014 is out. Last 15th October was our last day in Japan, missing Japan already T.T
Kali ini Sahabat Marina memiliki jadwal acara yang berhubungan dengan sejarah dan pendidikan di Jepang :D Di chapter sebelumnya, Sahabat Marina sudah mengikuti kelas origami, nah kali ini Sahabat Marina akan mengunjungi tempat bersejarah dan juga mengunjungi salah satu universitas swasta ternama di Jepang. Yap, dalam event Marina BDO, Sahabat Marina berkesempatan untuk merasakan perjalanan yang sangat berharga dan mengetahui hal-hal yang baru yang belum ada di Indonesia. Jadi, disamping kegiatan shopping, photoshoot & video shoot, keliling wisata kuliner yang sudah kita lakukan, Sahabat Marina juga belajar mengenai kebudayaan serta gaya hidup orang-orang Jepang. What a great and precious experience ever, GOOD TRIP WITH GOOD ACTION <3
IMPERIAL PALACE, MARUNOUCHI, TOKYO

Hari terakhir di Jepang, Sahabat Marina mengunjungi Imperial Palace untuk photostop dan pengambilan beauty video. Imperial Palace atau biasa dikenal sebagai The Edo Castle ini terletak di pusat kota Tokyo / kota Edo yang dibangun pada tahun 1457. Negara Jepang merupakan negara yang menganut sistem monarki konstitusional, dimana sistem pemerintahannya memisahkan antara urusan pemerintahan dan kerajaan seperti negara Inggris. Kepala pemerintahan negara Jepang memang dipegang oleh seorang Perdana Menteri, namun keluarga kerajaan tetap mendapat tempat khusus di hati rakyat Jepang. Sayangnya, Imperial Palace ini tidak sama dengan Kraton Yogyakarta / Kraton Solo dimana kita bisa dengan bebas mengakses beberapa ruangan di dalam istana, Imperial Palace Tokyo hanya membuka satu taman istana.
Generally, this place is recommended for those who love to learn about the history of Nippon castle. 
Di depan Imperial Palace, kita akan menemukan taman yang sangat luas banyak wisatawan maupun penduduk lokal yang memanfaatkan taman ini untuk berpiknik. Di daerah sekitar tempat parkir, tersedia tempat-tempat yang menjual souvenir dan rest area. Tasya sempat membeli beberapa souvenir lucu untuk orang tuanya di tempat ini.
WASEDA UNIVERSITY, SHINJUKU, TOKYO

Seperti yang Sahabat-Sahabat Marina tau, Orang Jepang dikenal sangat peduli & sangat mencintai pendidikan, gak heran ya kalau orang-orang Jepang selalu indentik dengan ilmuwan-ilmuwannya yang cerdas. Para pemenang MARINA BDO pada hari itu berkesempatan untuk mengenal kehidupan kampus & mahasiswa di Jepang. Kita mempelajari informasi seputar pendidikan di Jepang melalui Waseda University, we were accompanied by this brilliant student also my new friend, Rihoo Fuji from Departement of Culture, Media and Society :)
Universitas Waseda adalah salah satu universitas bergengsi dan universitas paling global di Jepang karena banyak menerima mahasiswa asing. Universitas Waseda terkenal telah menghasilkan 7 Perdana Menteri. Waseda University didirikan oleh Shigenobu Okuma pada tahun 1882. Dalam sejarahnya, Universitas Waseda dibentuk oleh filosofi 3 Prinsip Pembelajaran yaitu; "Kebebasan untuk Belajar didampingi oleh Semangat Kemandirian dan Semangat Kewirausahaan".
Oya Sahabat Marina, for your information salah satu dosen pengajar di Universitas Waseda ini ada warga negara Indonesia dari Surabaya, Prof. Ken K. Soetanto. Sang Professor ini telah meraih gelar doktor 4 kali dari jurusan berbeda yakni, bidang Applied Electronic Engineering di Tokyo Institute of Technology (TOKODAI), Medical Science dari Tohoku University, dan Pharmacy Science di Science University of Tokyo. So proud :)

For more information about Waseda University, you can visit their official website http://www.waseda.jp/top/en
The Okuma Auditorium clock tower
Waseda University aims to uphold the independence of learning and to promote the practical utilization of knowledge and good citizenship, to uphold the independence of learning. Waseda University shall strive to emphasize freedom of research and investigation and to encourage original and creative studies, thereby contributing to the advancement of knowledge, to promote the practical utilization of knowledge.
Waseda University shall endeavor to foster ways and means of utilizing knowledge side by side with the carrying on of academic research and learning, thereby contributing to the progress of civilization, to promote good citizenship. Waseda University shall stress the building up of character which enables one to respect individuality, to enlighten oneself and ones family, to promote the welfare of state and society and to extend one’s influence and activity to the world at large.
Okuma Auditorium
Central Library
The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum
AOMI STATION, KOTO, TOKYO

Setelah puas menghabiskan waktu sekitar 1 jam lebih di Universitas Waseda. Sahabat Marina pun langsung menuju Fune-No Kagakukan Station dengan menggunakan Local Train Yurikamome di Aomi Station. The Aomi station offers the most direct public transit access to the Venus Fort and Palette Town shopping complex around Odaiba, it also is adjacent to an embarkation pier for the Tokyo water bus lines. Waktu pertama kali mencoba menggunakan Yurikamome, Sahabat Marina mengira transportasi ini adalah jenis transportasi monorail. Namun sebetulnya Yurikamome ini bukan kereta maupun monorail karena jenis transportasi ini berjalan di track yang berbeda dan memiliki sistem yang sama sekali berbeda dengan kereta maupun monorail. Yurikamome merupakan kendaraan tanpa masinis maupun kru kereta, 100% dijalankan secara otomatis dan dikendalikan oleh komputer. Wow, amazing right?
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION (MIRAIKAN), KOTO-KU, ODAIBA, TOKYO

Lokasi Miraikan ini dekat sekali dengan stasiun Fune-No Kagakukan, Sahabat Marina hanya membutuhkan waktu 5 menit untuk tiba di Miraikan. Sahabat Marina had a precious experience to understand the things happening in our world today from a scientific point of view :) Miraikan diartikan sebagai "Balai Masa Depan". Sahabat Marina sampai di depan gedung Miraikan sekitar jam 16:30. Untuk bisa masuk ke Miraikan, kita diharuskan membayar tiket masuk untuk dewasa sebesar 620 yen, dan untuk anak-anak seusia sekolah dasar kebawah sebesar 210 yen.


Di dalam gedung Miraikan, Sahabat Marina melihat robot-robot canggih buatan Jepang (kita juga berkesempatan melihat show robot Asimo yang terkenal di dunia), kita juga sempat mencoba berbagai alat-alat canggih yang berhubungan dengan tema lingkungan, teknologi informasi, kesehatan, biologi, dan angkasa luar. Bangunan Miraikan ini dibangun dengan arsitektur yang berteknologi tinggi sekali loh :D Kita benar-benar merasakan seperti berada di dunia masa depan.



For more information about Miraikan, you can visit this website http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/
*MIRAIKAN TSUNAGARI PROJECT*

The Geo-Cosmos
*THE EXPANSE OF SPACE*

This exhibit will introduce you to the most updated aspects of space, this zone is the answers that our current scientific knowledge can provide, to questions that everyone has thought of at some point in time.
*THE GENOME*

In this zone, you gain basic knowledge about the genome and learn the cutting-edge technology of genomic analysis. We experienced genome research that cannot be seen through videos, graphic panels, or games. Great place to study about ourselves. Di tempat ini, Sahabat Marina diperkenalkan dengan berbagai model-model bagian tubuh, tampilan mikroskopis jaringan dan sel tubuh manusia dan masih banyak lagi yang berhubungan dengan pelajaran biologi :D
*PROMOTING MEDICINE TOGETHER*

This area is well suited to allow us to think about the future as we examine the current situation of the medical field which brings ever greater changes to our lives and society. Bisa di bilang ini adalah salah satu wilayah favorite di Miraikan, karena aku mendapatkan banyak sekali informasi mengenai teknologi modern di dunia kesehatan.

Therapies Using Patient-Friendly Technologies
This one is a surgical operation support system which uses information technology such as image processing and virtual reality and medical robot technology. How cool. Kebayang gak sih bisa belajar teknik operasi di museum ini :D
New Eyes to Look Into The Body
With the advancement of medical imaging devices, the technology to look deep inside the body in detail has dramatically improved. In addition to the improvement of resolution, which can be observed on a cellular level, it has become possible to identify the observation results by various methods and issue an almost immediate diagnosis. In addition to doctors, this might become a tool for patients to better understand their disease and consider treatment options.
Future Item

Miraikan introduces through images and video future medical scenes that are still unrealized which might be possible one day through the fusion of knowledge and technology. One side is for information pertaining to the technological side while the other concerns information on the basic research side. You can feel the direction of medicine of the future.
*ANDROID: WHAT IS HUMAN*

The exhibition will be a unique and rare event which will provide visitors with the opportunity to communicate with and operate android robots, while shedding light on the attributes of humans in contrast with those of robots.

Otonaroid
Otonaroid is a teleoperated android robot resembling an adult female. She has been hired by the Miraikan as a robot science communicator. At the exhibition, you can talk with her and also operate her.
Otonaroid is an experimental exhibition, in which you can experience a face-to-face conversation with an android robot and operate it. Through this experience, you will gradually acclimate to communication with an android robot and become capable of comprehending it more instinctively. Jadi di wilayah robot android ini, kita bisa berkomonukasi dengan teman/saudara (sebagai operator robot android) melalui perantara Otonaroid.
Kodomoroid, Tearoom of Zero/One
Kodomoroid is a teleoperated android robot resembling a human child. It is an android announcer with potential exceeding that of its human equivalent. It can recite news reports gathered from around the world 24 hours a day, every day, in a variety of voices and languages. In the studio set up in Tearoom of Zero/One on the third floor, you can watch her deliver news about global issues and space weather reports. Kodomoroid, with its close resemblance to a human child and detached voice, continuously recites world news. It is a work of art of sorts which asks profound questions about humanity's future. So brilliant.
*LE-7A ENGINE*

This exhibition presents the LE-7A engine, which is mounted with Japan's main rocket, the H-IIA. The LE-7A engine combusts a mixture of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, and generates a powerful force of 3.18 million horsepower. It is able to transport a satellite weighing 4 tons to a geostationary orbit at an altitude of 36,000km.
*THE DRIVE FORCE  OF INNOVATION*

A person's "wishes" cannot come true by just imagining them. What is necessary to actualize them is "Creativity." Miraikan will introduce how innovative technology is supported by the "Creativity" of technologists.
*LIFESTYLE 2050*

This exhibition explores possibilities for a future that is sustainable for both humans and the Earth. Get a ticket for a walk through this future city.
 This is Itookashi City, an imaginary city in 2050. You will go to City Hall to register to live in Itookashi City. Put your hand in front of the screen alongside the model, and you will be led through the future city. Through built-in cameras in the model city, the citizens will tell you how 35 cutting-edge technologies, such as the Plant Factory and the Superconducting Cable, benefit their lifestyles. 
In order to become an Itookashi Citizen, you need to offer your idea to make this city better. Think about what you've heard from the citizens, and use the "Waza card" describing cutting-edge technologies, to propose your suggestion to enrich life. You will see how the choices you make affect the city by the changes in the 4 parameters of Environment, Material, Individual, and Society. Exhibition visitors who became citizens of the city will be offered special benefits such as a copy of their Resident Card, a list of "Waza cards", and a Growth Graph of the city. Oh yeah, I already became one of Itookashi citizen. 
*ROBOT WORLD*

In this exhibit, you witness actual demonstration examples of Japan's leading humanoid robots. By watching the demonstrations and operating the robots, you can get the significance of their existence in our lives.

Humanoid Robot ASIMO
The Humanoid Robot ASIMO was developed based on the assumption of it being active in the human environment. Easy operability is actualized through its size, weight and free mobility. ASIMO currently works as a Science Communicator of Miraikan. Sahabat Marina beruntung banget karena bisa melihat pertunjukan dari robot ASIMO ini.
Inter-Robot
This is a robot which duplicates the human reaction of nodding and showing sympathy by responding to a human voice.
*STORIES OF ONE, EVERYONE AND YOU*

This exhibition takes a look at the nature of 'the human as a living organism' as seen through neuroscience, primatology, and cognitive science.
Towards The Future-Creating The Future Is Human Nature
Understanding this human instinct to maintain relations which one has unconsciously built with another, visitors are urged to take a new look at the connections they themselves have with others. Through the message from general supervisor who keeps striving to unlock the mystery of humans, visitors begin to see that the connections they establish with others will change the world and create the future.
*THIS IS ISS, GO AHEAD-SPACE HABITATION MODULE*

400 km above us is the amazing International Space Station (ISS) built with the cooperation of 15 countries. Miraikan will think about the meaning of humans expanding our humanosphere to the universe by contemplating the exhibit's concept. Fundamentally, ISS challenges an unforgiving environment where people cannot live unassisted: what makes life there a reality is the latest technology. Through research activities and life at ISS, Miraikan will think about what is essential in order to live in a community built outside the boundaries of Earth.
*KIDS' ZONE*

Parents' Sight
A little boy busy playing with his legos. Kawaii <3
Shared Wonders
Wunderkammer is the German word for room of wonder. Wunderkammer exhibits collections of rare and interesting objects from around the world, and were precursors to museums. Shared Wonders uses videos to introduce fascinating works made by children. Works made by children are displayed on the monitor as digital data, so they can be shared while playing.
Dan ini adalah hasil gambar mobil aku yang sudah terdisplay di monitor <3
JOYSOUND FLAGSHIP SHOP, SHINAGAWA, TOKYO

Saat menuju tempat makan untuk dinner, kita menemukan bangunan keren ini, awalnya aku kira ini adalah salah satu kantor management artis/penyanyi di Jepang, ternyata ini adalah tempat karaoke di Jepang, keren banget ya Sahabat Marina <3 Penasaran banget isi di dalam bangunan ini.
AMATAIRU RESTAURANT, SHINAGAWA, TOKYO

Wee had BBQ party at this restaurant that night. Bagi Sahabat-Sahabat Marina yang punya rencana ke Tokyo, wajib banget untuk ke restaurant ini. The meats are fresh and delicous, we totally enjoyed our dinner.
Yummy <3
HANEDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, OTA, TOKYO
Groupie (Group Selfie) di hari terakhir di bandara Haneda Jepang.
SOEKARNO HATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Thank God, we arrived safely in our beloved country, Indonesia. I personally so happy and grateful karena bisa bertemu Sahabat-Sahabat Marina baru dan berkesempatan menemani para pemenang Marina BDO Japan menjelajahi Jepang sebagai Marina Icon Beauty Blogger, benar-benar banyak sekali hal baru yang bisa kita ambil dari trip ini, I already fell in love with Japan indeed <3 Makasi banyak buat Marina untuk trip dan pengalaman yang sangat berharga ini, looking forward for the next Marina BDO event :)

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