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.”
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 #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! 😀