Chris and I at.................. Do you have any idea where this is Chris?! hehe Is this the pasta shop?! Because I didnt realise they had all the cutlery on the table.... haha Chris admiring her Kaki Curry Pasta --> YUMMY! Me and Chris along Kandagawa, right below house! Me and Chris in Saitama!
Me and Chris on the train!
I miss Chris especially when eating fantastic food. Which we often did together. Hehe.
Before my roomie Chris left to Hong Kong last year in December, we had the chance to visit the John Lennon Museum together, and it was incredible...
Don't get me wrong, I love some of the songs written by The Beatles, and by Mr. Lennon himself, but there was so much about the man I didn't know, and I had a great time at the museum. It is definitely a good thing that he got with Yoko Ono, because otherwise we probably wouldn't have this museum in Japan...
Also, after visiting the museum I realize that they really did seem to love each other... So will stop being cynical now.
Anyway, the way the museum was set up was also very impressive, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.... Also, after visiting the museum, Chris and I enjoyed the romantic Christmas lights in Saitama! haha.
P.S Dear Chris, I definitely miss having you as a roomie! You never leave the toilet seat up, and you kept our house super clean! Also, you made fantastic ma po tofu, and tuna don! hehe. Other than that, you were a fantastic Desperate Housewives convert, and I miss talking to you!
I hope that all is well! You're always welcome to become my roomie again!
Me and Yuka at the entrance of our section! After the show.... totally happy, completely drenched, and incredibly high!
Hello hello dear family and friends! It has been too long since my last entry... and WAY too long since my last PROPER entry..... A lot has happened! Mainly, from today I will be able to start writing in my blog (with pics and all) since I bought meself (finally) a new laptop yesterday! As much as I love my new Green Vaio, I reallllly truly miss my old laptop which stayed faithful for the last 5 years....
But anyway, put that aside, I'm glad that I can finally update my blog... hopefully, you all still come to read it.... Ill find out soon enough!
Anyway, lets start with the BIG IMPORTANT DAY, when I got to watch Mariah Carey live in Japan. Now, all those of you who know me well enough, know that I am a hardcore, unreasonable Mariah Carey fan... I went with Yuka (THANKS YUKA!), and I had a blast!
Me with Yukas hat, after the show! Me and Yuka!
Me and Yuka at a train station! Yuka with her funky hat at a mall in Saitama (only an hour to go till Mariah!)
Me at the same mall! Me and Yuka taking a slightly illegal photo inside the stadium... We were one of the first people inside!
Sorry the pictures are in semi backwards order... But anyway.... thinking back to that day makes me feel SO happy! I loved every moment of it.... And I am now an even greater fan of Mariah Carey. I cant wait till her next concert in Japan, because next time, I will be getting even closer tickets. She sang her heart out, and she sounded and looked AMAZING! I will not forget it! (I cried..... hahahaha) Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the pics! Be back real soon with more updates!
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 :(