Photo #90: March 31
Photo #89: March 30
At Animate, a popular anime shop in Japan, I saw this hmmm poster dispenser? It’s 400 yen a pop, and without knowing which one I’ll be getting, I limited myself to just 2. I wanted to get Shoto Todoroki, but Ochako and Iida are great, too! I kind of regret not buying more now, especially since they come in strong cylindrical cardboards, which ensure the posters’ safety even while travelling. Anyway, the last time I put up posters in my room was in my elementary years — Moffatts! Hahaha! Ughhh can’t wait to go back to Japan and complete these!!!
Photo #88: March 29
I’m not a big fan of KitKat, but it’s super fun to shop in Japan because they have a lot of flavors to choose from. Didn’t notice how many I bought until I got home — 12 kinds!!! So there’s Tokyo Banana, ume sake, sakura sake, banana, hojicha (roasted tea), orange, raspberry, peach, Hokkaido melon & mascarpone cheese, nuts & cranberry (regular chocolate), nuts & cranberry (Ruby chocolate), and cranberry & almond!
Photo #87: March 28
Here are some of my Boku no Hīrō Akademia purchases from Animate and Jump Shop! I like all of them, but my favorites are the playing cards and towel/muffler!!! Showed these to the young learner who recommended the anime to me, and he was delighted as well! So happy!!!
Photo #86: March 27
My sister and boyfriend requested for Tokyo Banana as omiyage. At first, I couldn’t find it at any Fukuoka Airport shops before immigration, so I bought other products. Finally found it at the Duty-Free shop and ended up buying Tokyo Banana Heart as well!
Photo #85: March 26
Nearly 2 years ago, we swore to travel to Japan together. We originally planned to go in October 2018, but due to various personal reasons, the trip had to be delayed. Despite that, my two best friends still encouraged and supported me during RareJob’s ambassador program last year, which became my first ticket to Japan. Now that we’ve fulfilled our promise, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed with much gratitude and love for each other! The journey was tough but we persevered! Oh, Japan! Thank you for all the memories! We promise to visit you again! *happy tears* #DreamsDoComeTrue#KonnichiwaKikays #WhenSomedayBecomesToday #PinkyPromise
P.S. for all your pre-nup or other photography needs, contact Ernest Garcia hahahaha!
Photo #84: March 25
Ticked off our bucket list: experiencing the Japanese tradition of enjoying beautiful flowers, HANAMI! More cherry blossoms greeted us as we explored Ohori and Maizuru parks!
Travel tip: many hawks fly around Ohori park, so be careful with your food! A hawk swooped down and grabbed a piece of karaage from my hand while I was busy admiring some chubby pigeons! I was startled and amazed at the same time!
Photo #83: March 24
Nope, this ain’t a postcard! Oh, sakura! Your beauty is simply breathtaking! #HBinJP #Tutoristas #KonnichiwaKikays
Photo #82: March 23
Oh, Nagasaki! I will miss your yummy food, rich history, beautiful nature, and warm people! The lower right picture is a pair of binoculars – a freebie from a sweet 80-year old shop owner!
Travel tip: Castella is a Japanese sponge cake & specialty of Nagasaki. If you’re not picky, the unboxed ones are much cheaper at 300-350 yen each. Boxed ones are priced at 600-900 yen (or more), depending on the brand or probably how pretty the boxes are, hehe. Choose the boxed ones if you plan to give them as omiyage! 😀
Photo #81: March 22
Ahhhh Huis Ten Bosch!!! It’s so Instagrammable that my camera ran out of juice! So many great pictures, so difficult to choose which one to post for this album! Hence, this collage! A must-see in Sasebo, Nagasaki!!