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2019 Project 365, Day 94: Of Photos & Magnets

Photo #94: April 4

In 2012, my family and I went to Singapore, and of course, Universal Studios was part of our itinerary. “Revenge of the Mummy” was one of the attractions that have souvenir photos, and unfortunately, we didn’t purchase ours because we thought it was expensive. My sister and I regret that decision until now, especially since our parents and brother migrated to the US a few weeks after the trip. Since then, I’ve been willing to spend on photographs on nearly all my travels. They are my favorite souvenirs, along with magnets. These are my latest mementos, and I am looking forward to having more.

Today, I lost my paternal grandmother. She had been bedridden for at least two years already, so during every reunion, we’d have our pictures taken with her. She may be gone, but those captured moments shall keep her memory alive.

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”

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2019 Project 365, Day 89: My Hero Academia Posters

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!!!

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2019 Project 365, Day 86: Tokyo Banana

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! 

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2019 Project 365, Day 85: Sayonara, Japan!

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!

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2019 Project 365, Day 84: Hanami

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!

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2019 Project 365, Day 82: Sayonara, Nagasaki!

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! 😀

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