Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Coffee Haven!

We arrived at Washington Hotel in Shinjuku, Japan early in the morning. There was no such thing as "early" check-in for the hotel so we had no choice but to leave our luggage at the hotel with three long hours to kill. Usually this would not be a problem for me but having just spent more than 12 hours travelling, all I wanted to do was check into my room, get a hot shower and a little relaxi-taxi before exploring the city!

Unfortunately, thanks to the no early check-in policy, B and I together with the three friends travelling with us had to reluctantly start exploring the city at the ungodly morning hour of 10am! Back home, I wouldn't be up at this hour but hey, I was on vacation so I guess a change was necessary. kenyit

After walking around aimlessly for twenty minutes, we were relieved to discover a nearby Starbucks; practically the only familiar sight so far! I so needed my coffee especially since I did not sleep the whole night and day prior to our flight from Malaysia. I did not sleep on the plane either. So our very first stop upon arriving in Japan was none other than everybody's beloved coffee place, Starbucks! minum

Coffee time at good old Starbucks!

I love coffee, don't you? In fact I just started my day and am having my first cup for the day. Coffee keeps me sane and I seriously can't and refuse to function normally unless I get my cuppa of love first. Addicted you say? Definitely!

One of the things I loved about Japan was the abundance of drink vending machines, scattered everywhere throughout the cities. There were all sorts of cool vending machines at every corner, which was so interesting to see. My favourite vending machines are the coffee machines of course. If you're a huge coffee lover like me, you'll definitely be spoiled for choice with the many different types of coffee available in a single machine. I'd spend at least two minutes deciding what to have and B will always have to remind me to make up my fickle mind already!

Coffee and more coffee

I think I had coffee every day while I was in Japan. That's nothing new you might say, but it was simply because I had the luxury of choosing a different type of coffee at each vending machine that caught my eye! And trust me, there were plenty to choose from. Mariuca was in coffee haven for a week! gelakguling

And speaking of coffee, have you seen the new Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker yet? Available in black and white, you will enjoy FREE delivery, FREE shipping and FREE K-Cups when you make your purchase. Flavoured coffees are also available like my favourite New Orleans Style French Vanilla and Double Chocolate! Apparently suitable for home-offices especially, I am totally enticed by this new cool coffee maker. I'm going to check it out now; feel free to do the same, if you're a coffee lover like me that is!

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-



Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:08 PM

:* :* :* :* :*

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:08 PM

Mariuca! :-D :-D :-D

Phatelara,  July 01, 2009 5:11 PM

:-D :-D :-D

Phatelara,  July 01, 2009 5:11 PM

=-O =-O =-O

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:11 PM

of coz I looooooove coffee!! :) ;)

Nessa,  July 01, 2009 5:11 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Nessa,  July 01, 2009 5:12 PM

Oooh coffee! Need some right now... :-P :-P

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:13 PM

Monica! FC1! :)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:13 PM

woah I love lah coffee haven! 8-)

Nessa,  July 01, 2009 5:14 PM

Wah, kenot check in for 3 hours... kesian. Stricknya kat Japan, unlike here... but I laik!! :-D :-D

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Phatelara,  July 01, 2009 5:14 PM

Coffee haven indeed!! I love those cute vending machines! The Japs are so cool to invent so many cute things to be used in their daily life! :)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:14 PM

RM opps is it? I laik lah!!! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:15 PM

Ha ha sorry la lambat, biasa la me slow poke Monica! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:15 PM

And I haven reset my FCSB yet! ;)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:16 PM

Yay Debbs! FC2! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:16 PM

Early pestaim chop for July, awesome Debbs! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:17 PM

Hahhahaha ABADEN right Mon? We love coffee! :)

LadyJava,  July 01, 2009 5:17 PM

cish. i missed it!! lol!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:18 PM

Oh yay! Nessa FC3! :)

Ane,  July 01, 2009 5:19 PM

:'( :'( :'(

LadyJava,  July 01, 2009 5:19 PM

am still online though really busy.. the final few days.. hahaha.. so keeping low profile.. see you later dearie!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:20 PM

Thanks for chopping ladies, will add ur new FCSB points right after I take down the old list he he! :)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:20 PM's ok Mariuca....must add smileys mah LOL!!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:20 PM

Yay for coffee lovers, have one now Nessa! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:20 PM

Ha ha ha I oso love coffee haven Mon, happily had coffee every day and night he he! Nobody could stop me la hahahahah! ;)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:21 PM

Kenot check-in gitu Nessa, but can leave bagasi at the hotel! Anyway, we eventually checked in half an hour before check-in time, dat one okay, cause masa we arrived, it was like way too early for check-in! ;)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:22 PM

Konnichiwa Debbs! :) Memang cute and interesting the vending machines Debbs, kat sini mana ada? :(
Yeah, I loooooove Japan for their technology, everything ada and they make it so convenient for u. Japan was efficient in every way, my type of place, tak yah throw tantrum!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:24 PM

Oh no here comes Ane! U distracted again sweetie? :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:26 PM

Oh yay u still around dearie!!! Lo profile it seems LJ, dah la mysterious now lo profile ahaks! Ok LJ, continue ur packing! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:27 PM

He he he yay for smileys Monica! Gonna work on a meow meow post soon LOL! ;)

Phatelara,  July 01, 2009 5:30 PM

Yay me! :)

Phatelara,  July 01, 2009 5:31 PM

I know right? Best la diorg kan Marzie! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:32 PM

Yay! Come chop at MD later Debbs! ;)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:36 PM

Best gila Debbs, service pun best, cepat semua la! I don mind living in Japan, seriously! :)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:39 PM

me too haven reset my FCSB yet! :-P :-P

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:41 PM

yeah we're addicted some more!! :-D :-D :-D

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Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:42 PM

I just reset my FCSB Mon! U my TFC here last month yay!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:44 PM

Oh now must change my TCM and TCO badges too! ;)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:45 PM

Yay! U oso my TFC last month! :-D

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:47 PM

Addicted to coffee, sure cannot stop so soon… remember u “tricked” me in ur post saying u want to quit drinking coffee, made me panic there for a while LOL!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:50 PM

Yeeeeha!!!! Thanks Mon and hey, u are oso my TCO here! Adding ur badge now! :)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 5:51 PM

hahahhahaha u still remember that Mariuca!! of coz cannot stop! don wan to
stop! so don panic! LOL!!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 5:54 PM

Hahahahah of coz la remember cause while reading it, I felt bad cause got no coffee fren if u quit coffee LOL!!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 6:31 PM

u are oso my TCO...LOL!!!!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 6:34 PM

hahhahahahah coffee fren is here! *HUGS*

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 6:35 PM

Hehehehehhehe yay to me being ur TCO at TUO!!! And then u are conquering MPG this month as well Mon! :)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 6:38 PM

wooo-hooo! she's my pinky buddy mah ;)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:02 PM

Yay for coffee frens! Think I’ll have iced coffee later for dinner! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:03 PM

Yay for pinky buddies too! I haven changed my badges at MD or at MPG yet!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 7:24 PM

iced coffee later ONLY for dinner? ;)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:27 PM

Of coz not! Iced coffee shall be my drink! Still thinking what to have for dinner, don tell me my grilled fish again! ;)

Monica,  July 01, 2009 7:32 PM

mine no need to change! just ve to change TD oni hahhahaha!

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:34 PM

I haven changed my TD oso oh no so many changes LOL!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 7:35 PM

haha grilled fish again! that is R's fav lah! :-D

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:35 PM

Eh no need to change badges at meow oso for my TFC ha ha! LJ, Shemah and Mon Top 3 Meows for FCC! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:41 PM

R and me good taste in food la, grilled fish, spicy stuff…only he doesn drink coffee like me lol!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 7:51 PM

lol yelah he doesn drink coffee!!! :-D he said wanna make curry later don
know jadi or not....haha!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 7:53 PM

Yay for 3 Meows!! :-D

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:58 PM

Ha ha sure tak jadi one cause sure later lazy wan to cook hahahha! :)

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 7:59 PM

LOL! Now only have to change badges for MPG!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 8:05 PM

lol.....yalor unless if i force him to start cooking now :-D

Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 8:18 PM

Poor R kena force to cook now hahahah! Some more mug cake oso u haven made for him Mon!

Monica,  July 01, 2009 8:22 PM

alamak! now i feel bad Mariuca.... nvm i'll let him force me to make mug!!

Nick Phillips,  July 01, 2009 8:29 PM

Darn, missed by a mile! LOL!

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Mariuca,  July 01, 2009 8:29 PM

Hahahahah feel bad then nvm hahhaahaha! Looking forward to ur mug cake! ;)

Nick Phillips,  July 01, 2009 8:29 PM

Ooooo, look at all those coffee ... I'd go stir crazy ... hehehe ...

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Monica,  July 01, 2009 8:32 PM

me too looking forward to my mug cake......hahahahahahha!

Jean,  July 01, 2009 9:02 PM

wow, marzie, i am going crazy over the latte machine!! =-X =-X =-X

Jean,  July 01, 2009 9:04 PM

looks like a great trip la! makes me wanna have one too soon! >:o ;)

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Metz,  July 01, 2009 9:59 PM

Hi Marzie,

wow it seems that you had a lot of fun on your vacation. Me am on my vacation time too for this week but am going to be resting the entire time at home and around the block. Don't drink too much coffee now ;) xoxo

Ayie,  July 02, 2009 1:55 AM

hmmmm coffee...i love it too! I usually order mocha frappe in starbucks but haven't been going there lately. I also stopped my coffee, well at least lessen intake like only once a week. I read in article too much caffeine hinders conceiving so I got scared! hahaha... i love strong coffee so it struck me real hard :-D

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Ayie,  July 02, 2009 2:24 AM

The vending machines in japan has a lot of drinks to offer, even i will have hard time deciding. I'll be just like you, trying every flavor each and every day! ;)

foongpc,  July 02, 2009 2:28 AM

10am is not ungodly hour! It's the hour everybody is up working! haha! :-D

foongpc,  July 02, 2009 2:29 AM

Wow! So many choices of coffee? So you are fickle minded? :)

foongpc,  July 02, 2009 2:30 AM

I'm not a coffee drinker, only drink occasionally. No wonder I feel so sleepy in the afternoon! :)

Hicham,  July 02, 2009 4:15 AM

Mariuca, you actualy lost in the 'Jurassic Park of Coffee' in Japan :-P That said, I think if you lived there you would have spent all your money on that machines espcially "Coffe Latte" which looks so yummy 8-)

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tekkaus,  July 02, 2009 5:47 AM

I love coffee! :D

tekkaus,  July 02, 2009 5:48 AM

From your does shows that Japan has lots of coffee vending machine which is very rare here in Malaysia. Too bad huh! :'(

Mariuca,  July 02, 2009 5:50 AM

Yay, same here Tekkaus! Coffee is my fave drink! :)

Mariuca,  July 02, 2009 5:52 AM

Definitely Tekkaus, I wish we had more interesting vending machines around. I’d be a loyal coffee customer lol! :)

LadyJava,  July 02, 2009 6:01 AM

Life life!! ehehhe

Mariuca,  July 02, 2009 6:05 AM

Trying to chop at ur blog now, screamyx slo mosi! :(

LadyJava,  July 02, 2009 6:10 AM

Hahah.. I'm thankful at least still got streamyx.. lol!

Mariuca,  July 02, 2009 6:18 AM

Of coz, better than not having any connection kan? :)

LadyJava,  July 02, 2009 6:22 AM

You said it!! lol

Mariuca,  July 02, 2009 6:31 AM

Wat time sleeping LJ?

LadyJava,  July 02, 2009 6:59 AM

Sleeping soon ni.. just clearing some stuff..

Mariuca,  July 02, 2009 7:02 AM

Likewise, posting one more and then zzzzz!

Mariuca,  July 03, 2009 10:31 PM

Ha ha! Hey Hicham, how’ve u been? Oh yeah, I was in coffee haven every day, every where, it was awesome! :)

Mariuca,  July 03, 2009 10:43 PM

Ha ha, good la to not be as addicted to coffee as me, Foong. You drink tea then?

Mariuca,  July 03, 2009 10:51 PM

Yes to both your questions Foong LOL!

Mariuca,  July 03, 2009 10:53 PM

A different flavour a day, keeps the moody blues away hahahhahah! :)

Mariuca,  July 03, 2009 11:04 PM

I love coffee too Ayie, I try to cut down but it’s hard! My fave is caramel frappe!

Ayie,  July 04, 2009 1:16 AM

you can do it too ;)

Maybe I'm too eager to conceive that's why I was able to put away even my coffee addiction :)

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Ayie,  July 04, 2009 1:17 AM

that's right Mariuca!! I think it's fri night there already...enjoy your weekend! :*

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Mariuca,  July 04, 2009 10:51 PM

It’s Saturday now Ayie, and it’s gonna be a long weekend for me cause my hubby B, is on leave Monday woo hoo! :)

Mariuca,  July 04, 2009 10:57 PM

LOL! I will try not to overdose on coffee Metz, keyword here is TRY he he! ;)

Mariuca,  July 04, 2009 11:10 PM

Go for a vakasi with M soon Jean, sure can rejuvenate! :)

Mariuca,  July 04, 2009 11:10 PM

Tell me abt it Jean, so many to choose from!

Mariuca,  July 04, 2009 11:13 PM

LOL! We wan mug cake! Kamon Mon! :)

Mariuca,  July 04, 2009 11:13 PM

Have your pick Nick, I feel like an iced coffee now just from looking at the pics! :)

Mariuca,  July 04, 2009 11:14 PM

New month, new posts for chop Nick! :)

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