Ho! Ho! Ho!
-Greetings from Japan-
Having a simple X’mas Countdown Party right now~*_*
Christmas Cake ~
Have been out for like almost everyday for 4 weeks now.
Been to so many places like Ghibli Musuem, Arcades, Shinjuku (countless times), Yoyogi Park, for BUFFET and also the title of today’s post, Mt. Takao.
Went hiking there and we took the 2nd hardest trail up to the peak.
It took us about 90mins to reach the peak to see the beautiful autumn leaves.
Great experience I would say as I don’t remember hiking before, not even in Malaysia. (lol)
After Mt. Takao, we went to GINZA for fresh seafood ~ clams, squids, scallops, cod fish ~ YUMMY!!
Also, for that 4 weeks I had 4 times of BUFFET, the same one twice.. SUKIYAKI Buffet and PASTA Buffet!~haha
Even put on some weight now!~LOL
All the food here just look too good and there’s no way to go on diet here in JAPAN!*_*
Around this time, you’re able to see those autumn leaves in TOKYO Area..
Lovin’ AUTUMN though I kinda think I’ve started to dress in winter clothing!~lol
Rode the two new attractions which is ‘Captain EO’ and ‘PhilarMagic’.
Plus, this season, they’ve got many cosplay characters and it just simply creates a whole different atmosphere in there.
Though I love the Christmas Theme but Halloween is pretty good too.
Went there on a weekday and still it was crowded! It was not even a public holiday but just an ordinary weekday.
Was lucky enough to catch the Night Parade which was superbly wonderful and also DISNEY DREAM FIREWORKS which was simply amazing!
I would say it was a pretty good day as the weather was perfect, we managed to ride on those HOT rides and also managed to catch the parade and the fireworks.
Although I’ve been there like just recently in July, still I don’t get sick of the rides!
Love them all!~DREAMS COME TRUE~
There’s this place called SWEETS PARADISE where you pay 1,480yen and “Eat All You Can” within 80mins.
Great CAKE-BUFFET experience since we don’t have this sort of buffet back home.
There’s so many types of cakes and most of them taste good.
There’s also seasonal cakes like the PUMPKIN for this OCTOBER since it’s HALLOWEEN!
Besides cakes, they’ve got spaghetti, salad, curry rice, soup and ice-cream.
This is something you gotta try if you ever come to JAPAN.
After foodies, we went for PURIKURA and a little shopping.
All I can say is that today has been a very BLISSFUL day!~
Had RAMEN and SWEETS…
There’s this place called SWEETS FOREST
and we had CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE and ICE-CREAM
It was soo YUMMY!!
Well, I guess all GIRLS love SWEETS..
Will be going for more SWEETS next week..
Soooo looking forward…
Well, as you might know already in JAPAN, trains are the best transportation here though we think cars are the best back there. (I miss driving)>_<
I have been hopping into trains to and fro from University every morning during rush hours and here are some bitsy things I would like to share.
I don’t know how should I describe them as during that RUSH HOUR. They are really different other than that time. During RUSH HOUR, you might see a little of unity?!~Should I use that “Unity” word here, I wonder!
Everyone queues up in line by standing behind the yellow line (safe zone). There’s about 4 lines and it will be a very long queue at every line. From my experience, if you’re standing on the 4th or more behind, you definitely won’t get a place to sit and get ready to get crush at every stop as more people are squeezing in even when there’s no more space to breath!
When I say UNITY, it happens whenever they see the train arriving and everyone will step forward at the same time, very close to the gate/door of the train getting ready to fight for a sit! Once the door of the train opens, everyone rushes in with their eyes aiming for the sit. You’ll see that HAPPY/RELIEVED faces of those who manage to grab a sit.
In the train, you’ll see them either sleeping or on their iPod/phones but mostly in the morning, everyone is on the sleeping mode. They can even stand and sleep without falling down.~So well trained eh!! I always wonder, are they that tired that they wouldn’t even care about their image whenever they sleep in the train where girls will wake up with a messy hair as their head float around from left to right.
After 3 weeks of attempts, on MONDAY I finally managed to grab a sit and that’s when I realized how they felt when they got a sit and having that HAPPY or RELIEVED feeling in them.~lol
To be honest, I’ve been trying to grab a sit everytime during that rush hour but never once succeeded not until MONDAY!~I was so happy that I don’t have to stand and get crushed by those working people!
This is how it’s like in JAPAN during RUSH HOUR on trains.
Everyone is just afraid of being late for work.
‘Being on time is just part of their culture’!
So if you’re a person who is never on time, you might have trouble living in this country but it might be a good thing/ good opportunity for you to change too.
Initially we only plan to go to Shibuya but
ended up going to Yoyogi Park and Harajuku too.
We first had SUSHI for lunch and did a little shopping and lastly PURIKURA.
In HARAJUKU, we had CREPE as we were craving for it.
It was so YUMMY!~Afterall having CHEESECAKE in my crepe was a right choice!
Let’s have another OUTING next time~
It was a FUN DAY!
and no classes were commenced on that day
So I met up with teacher and we went down to Yokohama City
Yokohama always reminds me of the FERRIS WHEEL
When we reached there, we first went to the Red Brick Building and then hopped onto the City Bus for a city tour.
The city tour even took us 1 hour.
After that, we rode the Ferris Wheel and then for lunch.
Around 4pm, we went down to Tokyo and met up with Azam for dinner.
Around 6pm, teacher sent me back to my dorm.
He’s a really nice teacher, isn’t he?!..
Soo..Yeah!..This is how I spent my holiday yesterday.
We’ve got ‘Welcome Party’ today in Shimoda, the dorm!..
Eating, drinking and chatting!!
My floor has to cook Okonomiyaki and I think it’s pretty cool cos it’s something that I know and also it’s my fav dish!~haha
Yay!..I did help out in frying the Okonomiyaki and also was really careless as I kinda burnt myself with the ladder?!..So me uh!!..(^^)
Here it is..
It ended with a photo session and then back to the room!
First ever proper dinner after 8 days in Japan!
It’s not like I haven’t been eating properly but this is the 1st ever dinner OUT from dorm!~haha
Great OKONOMIYAKI served in that small home-shop and my belly is sticking out now!~haha
What’s interesting about this shop is that the owner takes pictures of every customers who came here for his OKONOMIYAKI and he collects them in a file!
We’re in the 7th FILE!~AWESOME