Japan 2017 Day 3 – Kyoto

31st March 2017

It wasn’t a good day because it was raining throughout the day 😦 But the itinerary must continue because it’s the last day in Kyoto! Off to Arashiyama bamboo grove early in the morning~
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It’s supposedly a nice place, but the photos did not turn out great because of the gloomy weather… No blue sky and also no time to adjust aperture and etc. Can only shoot and go to reduce the camera’s exposure to the rain!
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House of wishes!

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Lots and lots of wishes from people all over the world (:

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到此一游!

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A quick shot in the rain!

The other part of the bamboo grove looks nicer, but still don’t turn out as nice as photos I see online 😦
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Loving my Canon EOS M10’s selfie function! 😀
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The train track reminds me of Taiwan 十分 somehow 😅
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Off to the next destination – Nijo Castle! It was still raining but luckily it’s the drizzle kind~

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So cute, the road work barricade!

Walked a longggg way to get to this castle, just to save on transport fee! 😂 But in the end the exterior doesn’t look “impressive” enough so I did not pay to go in. Only took some pictures from outside~
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Mickey & Minnie spotted!

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Cute sotong prints in tunnel!

Next destination – Kinkakuji was a must-go for me even though it requires entrance fee as well! But it’s too pretty to miss!

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Cute entry ticket!

So this is the reason for my visit – the golden temple covered with gold leaf! That’s also what Kinkakuji means to – 金閣寺! They also have a Ginkakuji which is the silver version, but it’s not in my itinerary cause the gold one looks much nicer! 😀
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A very nice angmoh offered to take a picture and even stopped the crowd for me! 😂 Cause people kept walking past and it was really tough taking a proper shot~
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Another temple but not as pretty or grand-looking~
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还是 Kinkakuji 最美! 😍
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Walked one round but actually there’s nothing much to see except that golden temple~ And a mini waterfall 😅
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Saw people discussing about this mini pagoda at the back, linking it with 白蛇传~ Wah got so chim meh. Never thought/notice much about all these “stones“. 😅
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Chanced upon another golden temple when leaving! So grand! So nice! Kinkakuji is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Kyoto 😊
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Trying the authentic Gindaco takoyaki!!! It’s weird that I hardly eat this in Singapore but I love it in Japan! 😋 Such comfort food~
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Takeaway because the place happened to be closing early on this day >.<

Back to the apartment early to pack and rest! Had a belated birthday celebration with Kumakuma because I really didn’t feel like it was my birthday the previous day! 😅 Cause no cake so no birthday feel~
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Favourite mille crepe with my favourite 🐻!

高歌一曲

Finally tried the 无骨鸡! It’s nice but definitely way too overpriced~ Forgot the last time I had orh lua too 😅
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Caught Fast & Furious 8 and I think it’s my first FF movie??? Not all about car racing like I had imagined…hahaha!

Gift exchange with Lyn! Exchanged my Japanese souvenirs for these Korean sourvenirs! 😁
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And of course my favourite banana milk too!!!!! Feeling so energetic after a dosage every day 😝
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Chocolate blessed with happiness! 😊

Finally checked out Geometry Cafe for its Instagrammable dessert! 😁
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Not just pretty-looking, the berry ice-cream + tart + salted egg caramel floss was nice too! 😋
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信念。

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Midori Sour @ another Handlebar~

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When you constantly have someone pointing middle finger at you…

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From iMac to aquarium! How cool!!!

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Looks like a giant Lego man!

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Loving the rainbow light and its rays!

It was a rainy Friday and our office was flooded! Okay maybe not so kua zhang; only Ally’s room was 😐
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She actually found a puddle of water few days ago which caused a monitor to be damaged, but we couldn’t figure out why nor find any leakage. Then the Friday rain caused another leakage and we found that it’s from the ceiling! 😱

It was quite a bad one cause it was still leaking throughout the whole Friday. Apparently the drain at the roof was clogged, that’s why~

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Collecting rain water 💦

Belated birthday feast again on Friday night! 😀😀😀
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FOIE GRAS CRAVE AGAIN 😍

Chit-chat session while enjoying view from level 47~ So cool to have a roof garden at your HDB!!!
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Farm visits on Saturday again, starting with D’Kranji Farm Resort! The place seems even more dead than the previous time I was there 😐
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Off to the goat farm again! New discovery: You can now feed the goats again! 😀 Too bad they are not roaming around like the deer in Japan or sheep in Cing Jing~
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The baby goats are so cute!!!

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Fighting for hay~

I am biased because again, I only like to feed the light-coloured goats, but the dark ones are so naughty, kept snatching my goat’s hay! 😤

While the young goats are busy fighting for hay, the old goats are fighting amongst themselves~ Are they really feeling horny??????? 😱

Managed to catch the parrots’ performance again! Hehe! Still so impressed by them~ But more impressed by how much swag this parrot has 😂

Off to MINDS and I had an important role this time! Had to plan the whole project for the day and I decided to make them do some painting (:
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Actually my idea was more on colour mixing, so we only provided them with the primary colours and a few more basic colours. The residents were supposed to mix their own orange for the sun, green for the tree and purple for the butterfly~

However, it wasn’t easy getting everyone’s attention at all, but thank goodness I had briefed all the volunteers beforehand, so they could guide the residents along. Not too bad, I think! 😀
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But the most artistic piece goes to… *ahem* It was going well initially but suddenly when I turned my head, I saw an entirely different art piece from what I designed 😂
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I did a piece too! But I couldn’t find brushes at the end so I used my fingers to paint instead 😆
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My colourful hand!

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Honoured to be missed by these 2 fightmates! 😝
Definitely miss fighting a lotttttt.

Second NDP practice and we have learnt so many steps so far that my memory is running full! Totally lacked of memory space towards the end that I kinda gave up learning 😐 Cause I know I will forget after 2 weeks since there’s no practice during Labour Day long weekend~

Off for K-session with NDPeeps after practice! Cause 老娘 is learning a few new songs lately and learning means must practise also…hehe. Still not very familiar; need more practice aka K-sessions!!! 😛
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Photo-bombers!
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Suicide bomber!
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JB Food Trip!

Figured that I can’t possibly only focus on my Japan entries or else I will have even more backlogs 😅 It’s not easy to clear 2 weeks’ worth of entries within such a short time frame, so I shall blog along the way~ I just recalled that I still have my Aussie entries to clear too!!! Gosh. Resolution of the year again – to clear all my 2016 & 2017 trip entries…hahaha!

I thought I would be very shagged the first week because I actually headed straight for work after landing and going home for a shower. Hardly even had time to unpack my luggage! But thankfully I managed to catch quite a bit of sleep in the flights, and work was okay too since my dearest colleagues have all helped me to clear my 2 weeks’ worth of workload. Phew~

Thank god for Good Friday too, which made it a short week for me! 😀 Took me the whole Wednesday night just to pack the souvenirs and resumed yoga on Thursday~ 全身酸痛 after the trip! Joined Shrine and buddy after my class and the latter bought me Châteraisé‘s souffle cake, cream puff and fluffy roll to try! 真有口福 😍
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3 x 流浪汉 chatting at the void deck~ Dug out our old photos and videos and started laughing over them! OMG. So much memories!!!
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Had a good brunch with Kai Bin & Co on Good Friday over at Supply & Demand! The food is good and we were all satisfied! Thanks to Shuning for the great choice 😀

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Cheese fries hinted by Shuning 😆

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Salted egg yolk drumlets chosen by yours truly!
Yum yum!

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Nice crab meat pasta!
We love it!

Recommended the signature pizza to the girls because I tried it during my previous trip here and I like it! (:
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Must drink to love & respect ahhh… 😜

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Gift from Baby Kayla’s full month which I missed!
So cute the customised Kit-Kat and jar!

Thank you for the awesome lunch treat!!! Missing of Mummy Abby 😦 I think it’s inevitable that once you have a child, you gotta be prepared to start missing outings.
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Dessert time – Kiss The Tiramisu~! The focus is actually the cute staff luh 😂
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Got all 3 flavours – original, berry and chocolate! When I first walked past I thought it’s Tiramisu cake, but it’s actually all ice-cream 😐 I forgot which is the best one but each of us kinda like a different one~
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Had the rare opportunity to visit Limin’s office cause she went back to get something! 😛 How often do you get to visit Bottega‘s office? Hahaha!
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Wanted to go to Artbox with the girls and in fact we already travelled all the way to MBS~ But it was raining so heavily that it seemed impossible to go over without getting drenched 😭

We waited for the rain to stop while walking around aimlessly; everywhere was so crowded with people hiding from the rain! When it finally stopped and we decided to head over, I bumped into Yushi – my primary schoolmate and she warned me about the wet grounds and her soaking wet shoes. –CRY!!!– Not fated to go 😦

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Wala Wala on a Friday night!

The band is good~!!! Though no handsome drummer, they have a cool keyboardist cum saxophonist! She’s so damn zai!!! Actually all of them are pretty talented, but I admire people who can play the saxophone 😍

First JB trip with le volunteers on Saturday! I had been wanting to go in and just nice Mr Mah offered to drive! Even provided free pick-up from each of our house 😀 Super awesome! The journey in was smooth as well, cause we went in through the second link~

Their aim was actually all the good food, whereas mine is simply to shop and MASSAGE!!! Haha! I am scared to go overseas with foodies though. The breakfast we had already scared me off! Went to this dim sum place recommended by BW and we made a terrible mistake by sending Mr Law to choose the food 😑

Firstly, I had already emphasised that our lunch is in 3 hours’ time (already reserved and ordered food), so breakfast shouldn’t be too heavy. BW also further emphasised that I am a small eater, so don’t take too much. Then these were served to our table as the first round… We were like, why so many pau?!
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We managed to return some of the pau because we know those are the most filling ones and we need space for other dim sums! So bit by bit, the dim sums were being served… Okay, not too bad.
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Then suddenly the staff came with a trolley of stacked dim sum baskets… My first thought was, “Hmmm…cannot be all ours right? I think some belong to other tables.” Apparently, BW was having the same thought in mind, until the staff asked if we needed 1 more table 😱 And he started unloading basket after basket…
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Yes, this is the crazy load of dim sum Mr Law ordered for 6 pax!!!!!!!! It’s so damn 夸张 that even he got a shock! He claimed that he didn’t realise he ordered so much 😑 Why didn’t we see this coming~~~
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I was game enough to try 1 item each, except the pau because I don’t eat meat pau. So Law had no choice but to stuff the pau himself and even dabao-ed 2 char siu pau because we simply couldn’t finish! So the whole day we talked about pau for like 23463817 times because we kept blaming him for the breakfast and reminding him about his 2 char siu pau 😂😂😂
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JH 讲义气的后果!LOL!

Off for grocery shopping at Bukit Indah! BW really came prepared, with a shopping list! I was also prepared, prepared to 乱买 😜

And then soon, it was lunch time again~ Why so fast one! Argh. I am one who only gets excited about food when I am hungry… And at this point of time, I was definitely not. In fact, I think nobody was hungry yet! But because this famous restaurant requires you to order the food 1 day in advance, we got no choice 😩

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Ban Heong Seng!

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The signature beggar duck~

The soup and its cute cover! 😀

Verdict: The fish is the most special one~ It’s boneless and looks a bit like fish cake, but pretty good!

Off to KSL after much detour because halfway through, BW realised he forgot to take the duck that he ordered! Hahaha! I think he really 有备而来,dabao-ed so much things back.

I was looking forward every second to the massage because I was aching all over after my trip~ But we only managed to book the 7.30pm slot, so the guys decided to kill time by singing K! I wasn’t in a singing mood somehow, probably because I was so tired… I just want my massage!!!

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While the rest went for high tea~

Took the chance to celebrate PJJ’s birthday, which is the next day! 😀
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JH trying to impress BW’s Malaysian friend with Balik Kampong 😂 This is like one of the TH songs because they taught the residents this song during the recent anniversary!

Finally finally finally it was the time that I was longing for~ But when we reached the massage place, the staff couldn’t find our booking! 😱😱😱 I showed her the Whatsapp message of ZLJJ replying to them “Okay, see you!” But the staff actually thought “see you” means like “下次见“! OMGWTFBBQ~

Imagine my horror and disappointment after waiting the whole day for this! 😭 I was already so damn tired, with headache kicking in some more, so it was literally aching from HEAD to toes. And now I got such a news for something that I was so looking forward to… The next available timing was 9pm, which means we would only be done by 10pm…

Everyone was also equally shagged after waking up for the 7am plus pick-up, followed by a whole day of eating, walking and waiting, all for this massage. But I guess everyone knows that the massage was kinda my main aim for this trip, so they went ahead with the 9pm slot after much discussion 😭 几感动~~~

Went for dinner first at the nearby restaurant but I did not take any picture because I had KO-ed by then. Yea…I was sleeping while they were eating 😐 They were saying the dinner was better than lunch but I had enough of food! In fact I think I already ate twice or thrice as much as I would have on a daily basis.

The massage place is a Thai one and even the masseurs are all Thai. I requested for a stronger masseur as usual, but I got is no only strong, but merciless! It was the most painful massage ever in my entire life!!!

I don’t know if it’s because I really got knots all over my body, that’s why I’m aching, but it actually felt quite shiok! Though really sibei painful until I was biting on to my jacket 😑 Usually when you wince or jerk a bit, the masseur will lighten the pressure, but my masseur just went on climbing all over me and added on pressure to loosen my knots!

And after enduring with the pain all over my back, shoulders and neck, I was asked to flip over. Looked at the clock and there was still 30 minutes more to go! Only halfway through…FML!!! But okay lah it was really quite shiok. Just that I couldn’t hold it anymore for the next 30 minutes and started screaming a little 😅

I was telling the rest that I wanted 90 minutes initially, but thank goodness I only went for 60 minutes due to time constraint…LOL! I can’t imagine going through it for another half an hour! But my body really felt so much better and “looser” after the massage. SHIOK~!!!

Slept all the way till Singapore because we were stuck at Woodlands custom jam for pretty long~ Poor PJJ had to spend her 12am birthday moment in the car with us…LOL! Super shagged, but Chaffeur Mah, who was driving the whole day still sent each of us back home! Awesome service!!! Hehe! Okay lah, awesome friend! 🙂 They are the nicest people I know!

Had the first NDP practice for this year and I got a good news and bad news. Good news is I’m finally in the same group as Lyn, Tiff and Eric! YAY~!!! But the bad news is … we are in the new citizen group aka the “core group” – the group that will have more dance steps and higher expectation…Zzzzzz.

I just wanna be 小人物。。。😔 Sigh. Furthermore I don’t even know if I can get the basic steps, let alone the extra ones~ So much shaking this year! But 难得 we can finally reunite, cannot also must can! 死马当活马医吧!

First time trying Greendot‘s hotpot! So niceeeee~ Gonna have it again ❤ photo 20170416183236_zpsx3afk4kk.jpg

I don’t know if I was thirsty or that’s the best Illusion I had, I finished half within few minutes! 😋 #midorisucker

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YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant

 

Japan 2017 Day 2 – Kyoto

It’s my birthday but I think I actually kinda forgot about it~ It didn’t feel like it’s my birthday, probably because I was too excited to explore Kyoto!

But I only stepped out at like past 1pm and had to give Fushimi Inari Shrine a miss 😣 Nua-ed too much!

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Starting the day with my red bean dango! 😍

First destination of the day was Toji Temple, since it’s within walking distance from where I stayed~
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Attracted by the pond and its reflection!
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Another day of great weather and blue sky 😊
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Spot the tortise sunbathing!
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Toji Temple is actually famous for its 5-storey pagoda, which makes it the tallest in Japan. But I did not go in since it requires a fee, so I only stole shots from outside 😅
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Visited the free areas and saw these nice paintings!
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I think Kyoto is famous for its heritage which I don’t really know how to appreciate 😐 I am not a history person nor someone who likes old old things 🙊 But I still enjoy the photography part!
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Really really love my Canon~ I think I’m gonna praise it in every post! 😝
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Goodbye Toji Temple!

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Toji Temple, checked! 😉

Got attracted by the canal and its reflection again! I like ponds, sea, canals and all the water areas that give off a calming feel 😊 Imagine if I have the time to take a morning stroll here~
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Aiyo~ Look at the backside! So cute one!
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Travelled down to the next destination Kiyomizu-dera aka 清水寺! I like the name~ Got 水 so zen! It’s about 15 minutes bus ride from Kyoto station + 10 minutes walk uphill. But along the way you get to see many shops and try some local delicacy!
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Warm doriyaki with lots of filling + feeling! Feeling of happiness! 😍
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So glad that I did not skip this temple because it’s a pretty one! Not the old old kind though it has got years of history as well~ Love the vibrant red that contrasts with the blue sky so well!
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And sakura spotted again!!! Really lucky to spot my first bloom on day 2! I was still afraid that I would not be able to see any blooming trees since there seem to be a delay in this year’s sakura season~
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Happy birthday girl with the sakura! 😃

Super love my Canon’s selfie function too! So convenient and nice~ No more ugly selfies with my phone 😆
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The only turn off about sakura season is definitely the crowd… It’s like almost impossible to take a shot without anyone in the background 😐
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Just can’t get enough of the pretty sakura! Hehe! Pardon me for the spam because I’m here for the sakura after all, so of course gotta shamelessly spam as many photos as possible 😅
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Another cherry blossom tree spotted, but not blooming yet~
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Blooming light pink sakura spotted too! But I think the dark pink ones have more contrast and look nicer in photos 🙂
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Spent quite some time here because it’s a pretty big temple! Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Kyoto 😊
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Apart from a few beautiful temples/halls within, and the garden which looks so nice to chill with a cup of tea, there is a pretty pagoda too! I personally think it looks much nicer than the one earlier on at Toji Temple 🙊
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Sakura spotted again! Hehe! Yes, every time I see one I must take photos because they are just too pretty to get enough of!
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And finally managed to take an empty shot with the temple because it’s closed! 😂 That’s the only time the crowd is finally cleared…phew~
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Off to shop at the Higashiyama District and tried many samples 😛 But everything expires so fast so I couldn’t buy… The shops are really generous with their samples! Even gave out free green tea to go with the sweet snacks!

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3月30日!
Happy Birthday to me~!!!

Chanced upon some pretty restaurants with nice exterior~
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Is that a tombstone? 😐

Was kinda late so I gave Maruyama Park and Yasaka Shrine a miss as well~ I missed out the Jishu Shrine that is for love and matchmaking too! –CRY!!!

Headed straight to Gion Shijo but it was quite a distance by foot. Plus I kinda lost my way, so took extra long to reach… My JR pass only starts 2 days later so I had to make most exploration on foot 😩 Transport in Japan is really expensive!
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Chancing upon a shopping district~ See! Not that bad to get lost after all; get to explore new places 😁
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Finally arrived at Gion Shirakawa, where my real motive of visiting Gion lies – Geisha! I read online that this is the area where you might get to see them walking around, but they were all hiding inside leh… Only managed to spot one in the end but I dare not take picture of her 😅

No geisha but got sakura, not too bad lah. Though I think you guys had enough of that 😛
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Heading home after exploring Gion a little~ All the shops were starting to close 😦 So early!
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Kanna cheated 140 yen because I don’t know why the train staff at Gion Shijo told me to get the 270 yen ticket. And after transferring at Tofukuji station, my ticket got eaten at the gantry, so I had to buy another 140 yen ticket to get to Kyoto station 😭
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Back to chill on my sofa bed with my Asahi and favourite caramel pudding! Throat hurt like @#$%&#@% after yesterday‘s super gao hot chocolate 😩 Couldn’t find chrysanthemum tea nor any herbal tea in the supermarket so I decided to try the angmoh jitpun liangteh! Hehe!
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Japan 2017 Day 1 – Nara

Seeing the sakura has always been on my bucket list and in fact, I have been wanting to go for my past few birthdays but I procrastinated. Finally making it come true this birthday and finally bringing Kumakuma back to his hometown after 5 years! 😀

Excited Kumakuma saying, “Let’s go~!”

Evening flight after half day of off~

Oh in the end I thought I booked Scoot for my first leg from Singapore to Manila but actually it was Tigerair 😭 They have merged and even though you booked through the Scoot website, it might be the cramped Tigerair plane that you’ll be getting, so look carefully at the flight number when you book!

Watching the prettiest sunset from above the clouds!!!

I was feeling worried all the time because after the MAS saga, I am really paranoid that something would happen again and I would miss my next flight or something 😣 But the transit was smooth except that I was asked to open up my luggage at the Manila airport’s check point because of my heat packs.

Apparently the people there have not seen it before and thought the powdery stuff inside are drugs! But the male staff was later more intrigued by my disposable panties that he asked several questions about it. “Wear and throw?” Like duh. So embarrassing 😓

Flight to Osaka was simply uncomfortable and I really don’t know why Jetstar decided to disable the function of adjusting your chair! How do you expect people to sleep upright for 4.5 hours?! 真是要了我的腰! Tried all positions to sleep and luckily I managed to catch a couple hours of sleep for both flights, though I got off with an aching back 😒

Finally arrived at the land of sushi cum land of Pokemon~!
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Greeting from Pikachu at 6am Japan time 😁

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Sakura theme everywhere!

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And Pokemons too!

Collected my JR pass and got my very first train ticket! Off to Nara~!
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It’s my first time in Nara and I was damn excited! Excited to feed the deer! 😁 I think my first day is the happiest day of my trip! Fed the deer, saw sakura, took lots of nice photos, ate nice food, good weather; lots of excitement and happiness!

My first accommodation was in Kyoto, and Nara is like between Osaka and Kyoto. But thank goodness Japan has got lockers at almost every of their train stations, so I could conveniently deposit my luggage and backpack at 700 yen while I explore Nara!

Looking shagged after 8.5 hours flight + 3 hours transit in between~ But full of excitement!!! Oh my shawl makes me look like I have an injured neck because I didn’t know how to wear it 😂 Luckily I took a look at how Nad wore it (she lent it to me) and wore it the same way as the fashionista~ Hehe!
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Was on the way to the first temple – Kōfuku-ji when I already met so many deer! So cute OMG~ Makes me miss my meh mehs in Cing Jing!
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Managed to take a couple of photos with them before they started aiming for my hot chocolate 😱
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Hello! Let’s take a wefie! 😁

You can buy senbei to feed them and I was looking forward to that! I mean that is kinda what I am in Nara for 😝 I was looking for the 100 yen senbei that I read online but I think all the stalls have increased price to 150 yen now~
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Hello hello, what you sniffing ah?
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Saw even more deer wandering around Nara Park but I decided to visit Kōfuku-ji first!
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Japanese kids are really cute! I see so many at JAS but I am never sick of them~ Look at the little girl doing the peace sign with 3 fingers 😂 So kawaii one!
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With the pagoda!

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Another kawaii kid!

Most of the temples in Nara/Kyoto require a fee, but since I was only there for photos, I did not go in~
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Purifying yourself at the temizuya! Actually you should purify yourself before entering the temple/shrine but I only did it after 😂
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Chanced upon a cute tea house!
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Went back to carry out my deer mission! 😀
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It was fun feeding the deer but I was also scared after reading that they may attack you 😱 Furthermore all of them would keep coming after you if they see senbei in your hand! So if you’re feeding one, the others might start coming too.
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Happily feeding! 😁

The senbei were gone really fast because the deer were all so greedy~ One piece after another, munch munch munch.
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I look as though I am smacking its head but I was trying to sayang instead. But they like to smell my hand instead of letting me pat their heads 😐
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Tricking the deer with the senbei wrapper 😅
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Caught the deer doing a buck rub! So cute!
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Just cannot get enough of them! 😍
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Bo hue wefie~

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Newly-grown antlers 😝

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Finally a successful wefie!

I like deer/any animals that just sit there 乖乖 and let me pat, and I found a lazy doe that allows me to! 😛 Love these photos!!!
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I thought I was done with the deer but guess what I spotted? Fawns!!!
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So pretty and cute!!!! 😍😍😍
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But I only like the light brown ones 😐 The dark brown ones look dirty…
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Chanced upon this pretty garden! Spot the deer sunbathing by the pond 😅
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Chanced upon this Himuro Shrine where I saw my first sakura! Got attracted by them so much that I forgot to take photos of the shrine itself 😅
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Not blooming yet but still pretty in pink~
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White ones too!
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Saw a few couples taking wedding photos with the sakura~ But haven’t bloomed yet leh… I will be so sad if I’m the bride. So crowded some more! Still think Cing Jing will be prettier…hmmmm
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Okay lah…managed to take 2 photos in the shrine~
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But more sakura again! Love these pretty photos with the sakura! ❤ Love the colours of my Canon camera too! Make all my photos so nice~~~
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Skipped some temples cause I’m also not very religious luh. Just put them in the itinerary to kill time~ Main motive was the deer which I already accomplished what I want 😊 Off for shopping at Higashimuki shopping street!
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Found the famous mochi – Nakatanidou! There is no English name at the stall so I had to verify with the people if I was at the right place 😅
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So interesting to watch them pounding the mochi! I saw it a couple of times in JAS too but I still always get intrigued by it!

Got my freshly-made mochi! Still warm in hand!
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It’s soooooo soft and nice that I am actually craving for it now!!! 😋 It’s red bean filling inside and it’s damn nice! Must try if you are in Nara!
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Walked aimlessly in search for a lunch place, cause I did not have 4G nor WiFi~ I like how I don’t have to navigate, just walk only! Lost also never mind! No responsibilities at all ((:

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Chanced upon these cuties on the way 😃

I thought they are water bottles but they are actually fire extinguishers! Aiyo~ Why everything in Japan so kawaii one!!!
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First proper meal in Japan!
Yum yum~

Overall I really love Nara and I would be back! Goodbye my lovely deer for now and hello Kyoto!!! Kyoto is a 45-minute train ride away from Nara, and I am excited to finally visit this highly-raved place too!

Didn’t take long to find my first guest house cause it’s not too far from Kyoto station 😀
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My humble accommodation for the next 3 nights that comes with a mini kitchen~ It’s a small place because most of Japan’s accommodation are small and expensive (and full by the time I booked), but I love the sofa bed that I can extend out and nua in front of the TV after a long day!
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Nua-ed a bit before I was out again with my camera to explore Kyoto station! I read online that the roof of Kyoto station has got pretty good view of the city, so I decided to check it out (:
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Spotted Kyoto Tower!
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And chanced upon an interesting light display on the stairs!
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It doesn’t seem like but it’s actually freaking cold up there with the wind blowing! Brrrrrrrr~
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So pretty!
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View at the rooftop ain’t as great as I thought because it’s not open view~ Maybe it’s nice to look at and for couples to partor when it’s not so cold, but not so good for photography…hmmmm.
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Nevertheless, it’s been a long but fulfilling day and I had explored enough! So good night, Kyoto~! ❤
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