Friday, 24 October 2014

Arriving - 2014

Hey everyone! We have arrived safely in Japan, I still can't believe it. Feels so surreal! The flight was fine, it seemed to go more quickly than my other trips.

We arrived in Japan at 8am so it is like I've been awake for 2 days or something so I'm shattered!
First thing I did when I got here was buy Fanta Grape from the vending machine haha, I love this stuff. Travelling from the Airport to Osaka despite being so tired was still amazing. Japan's urban landscape is really beautiful! All the houses are really different from each other. I just like how it's set up.
Also, another thing that always amazes me is how much strangers are willing to help you! Within 5 mins of standing around trying to find out where our Hotel was, a kind salaryman said he'd take us there on his way to work! So we were taken directly there, would have been hard to find.
This hotel is cool, Yodabashi Camera is on my doorstep and it's close to Hep 5. While we waited to checkin, we went to a Hep 5 and I felt so ming since everyone is dressed nice! But I did purikura with my Mum, she was totally baffled by the whole thing but she gave it a go haha. We played on the Maimai machine and my arcade card still works!

Anyway, finally resting up in the hotel. Fell asleep for a bit, but next step is to find Family Mart!
See ya~

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Japan Next Week!

Back again!

Well next week I'll be in Japan again - my 3rd time! It has actually come around again so soon! I can't believe I'll be going back, I think I'll cry when I touch down in Japan.

This time I feel like my Japanese has improved quite a bit, so hopefully I'll be able to speak to people a little more and feel more confident doing so. Because I keep flaking and not studying properly I haven't progressed very quickly but hopefully the 2 weeks in Japan will help that!

This time I'm going to visit some different places, like Hiroshima, Nara, Nikko and maybe Yokohama. This time, my Mum and two little brothers will be coming with me so the experience will be different! I'm really looking forward to showing them Japan though because they know how much I love it so it'll be good for them to see why.

I'll be updating my blog everyday like I did the last time I was in Japan or I'll try to because it does get quite busy at times!

I'll be in Japan a little longer, it's not quite two weeks, it's more like 17 days. So much to see and do, I can't wait <3

See you next time!


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Japan Trip October 2014

I didn't really wrap up last time, but my last trip to Japan was amazing!

I'm planning to go again in 2014, so stay tuned for that, I'll be posting more planning and pictures!


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

In Japan Day 12

Day 12 already!

So today we went to Sega Joypolis, it was amazing! They had a rollercoaster inside the actual place and it was so fun, although I lost one of my DollyWink eyelashes haha. I won a giant Hello KittyxSonic which I was very happy about!

Odaiba in general is pretty, and you get there on a little train that spirals around the city. If you get chance, this Joypolis is definitely one of the best!~ <3

In Japan Day 11

Today we did Shibuya! IT WAS AMAZING. I couldn't take many pictures because most stores don't allow you to, but today was my big spending day. I'll post what I bought a little later! We literally shopped on every floor, haha. I bought a set of Dolly Wink eyelashes and also one of their eyeshadow palettes; they are expensive but 100% worth it. I've wanted a set of Dolly Wink lashes since last time I came so I was just like, right, I'll get them this time. I also bought some Diamond Lash glue :) We looked on a few floors and there was just row upon row of mega shops and immaculately dressed ladies!

We went to Ma*rs and I bought an amazing black dress, with long lace sleeves and a big black silk bow at the back, it was so lovely and I didn't actually expect to like it, but I put it on and I felt really good in it, so I bought it. It's really unusual too, and I like unusual dresses. Anddd I got a matching bright pink obnoxious Mars bag :D Then, I went to Liz Lisa and Tralala, Tralala is one of the stores I bought from last time and this time I picked up a really nice sailor-dolly type dress that's really comfortable and cute.

We also went into a random goth/punk shop and the inner goth in me was amazed, the store lady was so nice and looked awesome! They had some proper mental dresses including a studded tattoo dress. Tried it on for the hell of it and it looked crazy... and I bought it. Haha. I just had to have one of those crazy 'harajuku girl' type dresses that you just wouldn't be able to buy anywhere else. I can't decide if I love it or hate it haha.

Later, we went for food at a really nice Tempura place in Shinjuku, was craving tempura and it was amazing! Omnom. Some bloke on the street recommended it to us, even though he was promoting somewhere else.

Japan Day 10

Day 10, we did Akiba! Akihabara is an electronic and anime-themed area, it has a lot of arcades and electronic shops. It's very lively and one of my favourite places. I went in cosplay because I wanted to do that last time but didn't, it was absolutely freezing that day though -full of regret- it was still pretty fun though. I bought a Nexus 7 and had a bash at some of the arcade games again. I think I've become addicted to this arcade game; it's a rhythm game and I think it's called MaiMai. You just have to bash buttons in a certain order. I haven't seen many DDR machines at all :"( I think this is the new thing!~

We also found a table flip game which was hilarious but baffled me. I didn't give it enough flipping force. And there is also a quick and unflattering cosplay picture of me in Akiba. Hur hur. I was then meant to go to Harajuku, but someone stole my Suica card from the loos, I left it on the side for all of 5 seconds but it'd already been taken :( So I went off home and went to Harajuku another day.

In the evening, we went to a really amazing Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant! It was really awesome and very tasty. I've loved Alice in Wonderland since I was a little girl, the waitresses were dressed like Alice and the Mad Hatter, and they played music from the Disney film. As you entered, all the walls were like pages of a book! They had some amazing themed food, too. Was really fun! I'm also going to the Square Enix cafe later, so we'll see what that is like too.