Photo #197: July 16
Before and after riding one of the popular roller coasters at FujiQ Highland! At first, I was like, “Oh wow the view’s nice, it’s relaxing! I can do this!” Boy, was I wrong! I closed my eyes through all those twists and turns! I was worried about passing out, but thankfully, I didn’t. Surprisingly, my heart didn’t beat as fast as I expected it to be. I may be dead inside charot! I am proud of myself and ate Faith because we both fear heights but we did it!!! However, we didn’t have the energy nor the courage to ride the 3 other major coasters after, hahaha! Ate enjoyed the Thomas Land rides, while my fave’s Cool Japan! Oh, we also love the facial recognition system that they use so we didn’t have to keep showing our tickets! #Eejanaika #wesurvived #Tutoristas
Photo #196: July 15
No Mt. Fuji in sight? No problem! Hello, purikura! 😀 We believe that someday, we’ll see the real deal. That’s what multiple-entry visas are for, right? Hehehe! Had fun going around Kawaguchi today, especially since we bought tickets for unlimited bus rides! In fact, we were able to expand our itinerary because of the convenience! 🙂
Photo #195: July 14
From Kichijoji, we travelled to Yamanashi. Did a lot of walking today, including a 398-step climb to see this pagoda! It was tiring (so pagoda nga kami lol I had to), but worth it! We also enjoyed the 18-degree breeze, especially while going down! Chillin’ in our AirBnB now! Konbanwa/oyasumi nasai! 😀
Photo #194: July 13
Arianne and I met in college 16 years ago! Can’t remember the last time we saw each other, but it was definitely quite a long time ago. She has been working in Japan for 10 years now, and I’m so glad we found time to see each other today! Thank you for taking me to my first matsuri experience, as well as to an excellent sushi resto! See you again soon!!! :-*
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 #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!!
Photo #80: March 21
Today was all about history as we visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park. We cried as we read about what happened on August 9, 1945. We also watched/listened to survivors’ accounts…my shawl was wet with tears! 😦
We were also a little sad about not seeing as many cherry blossoms as expected, but we still appreciated Nagasaki’s beauty!
Photo #79: March 20
First time to celebrate my birthday abroad! We walked around Yanagawa in kimonos! The locals are so nice and friendly! They are also quite sweet and helpful even though they speak little or no English! Ahhhh can’t get enough of Japan! Best birthday by far!!! So happy!!! Thank you for all the greetings!!! #HBinJP #KonnichiwaKikays #FlyAstroboyFly
Photo #309: November 5
So stoked to have finally experienced Sundowners Vacation Villas in Bolinao, Pangasinan! Their social media photos don’t lie; the place is truly gorgeous! This was taken at the private pool of their loft villa! #SundownersSnaps