Old pics that I found on my laptop.... its finally working but im not holding my breath. Will break down before I know it! But anyway, thought Id post some pics starting with hakone in February or March!
Come to Japan... Friends who haven't made it here yet :)
The food? It's not as expensive as people say... if you know where to go and eat :)
The trains? Yes, it's crowded, but not if you avoid the rush hours. Other than the crowd? the quality is pretty good, and their timing is impeccable
The scenery? Tokyo can be a little too 'urban'... but if you go out of the city, there is a lot of green. A trip on the shinkansen can also take you to Kyoto, Nara where everything just seems to stop.
The shopping? Fashion is strange and exciting here. I used to focus on the 'strange' and awkward. But this is how people express their individuality in an otherwise group mentality-based society. This is Fashion!
Lastly? I'm still going to be here for a few years and I want to see you all! :) Let's ride rollercoasters in Disneysea and Fuji-Q until we are sick, shop till we drop, and eat like there is no tomorrow!
Things I still haven't quite figured about Japan
What's with all the bowing? Is it truly necessary?
Why not put your make up on at home?
Why use a stranger as a pillow on the train?
(Connected to above... if you do do everything on the train, why sleep at home?)
Why don't we carry larger sizes?
Why is being skinny something so highly seen?
Do girls REALLY have to wear skirts to school in the winter? (how about giving them some options!)
Why don't we have central heating?
Lastly, it's the end of March... why is still so cold? I am freezing my fingers off as I type this from my room :(