Mount Fuji from Mount Kachi Kachi

Mount Fuji from Mount Kachi Kachi

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Japan Life : Sending Food to Japan by post

I'm back! Just a quick post. My colleagues are moving to Japan soon,  I've prepared this list for them and I'm sharing it here as well. :)

Sending Food to Japan by post?
When it comes to sending food items abroad via courier, the rules are relatively simple: You cannot send any food items that are classed as perishables (things that can go off or that can spoil during transit). This is the most important rule of all, and as long as you stick to this rule, you will be just fine.

 What Store Bought Food Can be shipped?
 1. Foods must be in the original manufacturers packaging.
 2. Food packaging must be sealed and not tampered with in any way.
 3. Food label must list all ingredients.
 4. Foods must have a shelf life of longer than 6 months from the date of shipping.
 5. All foods that have a shelf life of less than 6 months will be classed as perishables, and cannot be sent via courier, even if store bought.

 How to Ship Food Items
 1. Don’t send food items that must be kept in a temperature controlled environment in transit (refrigerated, frozen or chilled) as they will spoil by the time they reach their destination.
2. Don’t expect your food parcel to be kept ‘this way up’ during transit.
3. Don’t send foods that are restricted for import into the destination country.
4. Always ensure your food items have a label clearly displaying all the ingredients and the ‘use by date’ because customs authorities may check these upon import.
5. Always package your food items so that they can withstand the parcel being placed upside down during transit, and always wrap individual items separately inside your parcel for optimum protection.
6. Always check the import restrictions in the country you are shipping to, to avoid sending foods that are prohibited at the destination.

Cik Tim’s Note (based on my past experience )

1. Basically, ALL TYPE OF DRY food is OK to post to Japan.
2. Kicap/Sos/Jem : choose the plastic bottle type. Don’t ship/post in glass bottle!!
3. Hazardous item, flammable – NOT OK
4. Some cases of posting MILO is NOT OK. Confiscated by Custom Japan, I'm not sure why.
5. Medicine from Malaysia – Panadol, balm, cough syrup, etc is OK for personal use. (From my personal experience, please bring some with you because Japan Hospital medicine is mild compared to Malaysia dosage)

6. Homemade biscuits/cakes – must be packed properly in container, seal, put label is better.
7. List out clearly what you put inside each boxes in the post declaration form.
8. Useful forum website: 

Monday, March 26, 2018

To my beautiful stranger

So it's that phase again,
Where nights feels too short,
And days seems too long.

But this time it feels different,

This time is an exception,
For you are too precious,
Peculiar and bodacious.

Thank you for choosing to stick around,
Though you couldn't promise for how long,

So when it's time for our goodbye,
Let there be no regret, but only smile.
To my beautiful stranger;

That awakens my shielded emotion,
That captures my wounded heart,

Lets celebrate this union.
Lets celebrate us,

Before we return back this borrowed moments.

(27/03/18 - from FS to FK)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Let's focus on bigger things!

I saw my Facebook reminder of my wonderful trip to Jeju Island last year, distracting me from my rough day abit. Got me thinking wow, there's so many wonderful, meaningful, exciting things in my bucket list that I've yet to complete! My travel journey has been dull lately. I went to Kyoto last month 100% for work-only purpose. So I'm going to Tokyo in Nov as a revenge for all the hardships that I've faced for the Kyoto business trip (I don't know who am I avenging actually). :/ Can't believe I've been to only 6% of the entire countries in the world so far! I thought I've travelled a lot, but I guess that's because I keep travelling to the same country over and over. Hahaha..Swiss and Italy has always been in my mind, and recently Morocco and Canada caught my interest too. But those countries are so far!! Huhuhu..I wish money grows on trees. And bosses have no rights to reject our annual leave application. That'll be good too. Let's plan! Or lets' dream!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Leaving SEOUL for JEJU..

Just a short but much needed trip with the usual suspects. 18/Aug/2016~26/Aug/2016. I bid farewell to my love. We were breathing the same hot summer air of Seoul city, yet I'm willing to let go this time. This time it felt so real, a bitter sweet farewell. Majimak Insak. Saranghe chagi..

We had the best time.

I'll be alright.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Just came back from a short trip to Australia and still having post-Aussie syndrome. Main objective? Okay, you got me. It was for Bigbang "MADE' in Sydney concert + sight seeing. Oh, and yes before Sydney I also attended the "MADE' in Malaysia concert. So much of big talk on retiring...(-_-)

Been neglecting my writing for a few months which made me pretty sad to see these empty space and lack of updates. My schedule was just too hectic. I'm either occupied with my weekly boot camp & weight loss regime (I just lost a few kg, still far from my target), work commitment or just falling flat on my bed of being too tired from all these regimes.

Australia has been very kind to me. Everything went well during this trip with 2 of my gal-pal. Not to mentioned the Bigbang boys, as always, was awesome too. Travelling really teaches me to be patient and rational (which I am still lacking of). I need to travel more, even though I hate the after effect of long flight, body pain and lack of sleep. The post Aussie trip is not yet over, but I'll try my best to get back to writing again, soon.


The Clan