I'm back with the 2nd part of my Japan Trip! (As you can tell by the title) (Way to go in making things obvious izza). Anyway after the long bus ride; which I slept throughout the entire journey, we arrived at Kyoto Station. It's an enormous place, if your sense of direction is as poor as mine, you'll get lost. But thank god Alia was around. We kept our huge luggages in the lockers. Most lockers charged you around 500 to 700 yen depending on the size of the bags you're keeping with no time limit.
We tour around the famous Bamboo Forest. I've no idea why but all the pictures turned out dull and disappointing. It's not as breathtaking as the other pictures I saw on random people's instagram. We then rented bicycles and mine happens to be the cutest bicycle ever. I love the basket that came with it and the tone of blue of the bicycle is one of my favorite colors! Anyway, we cycled around this park and it's filled with deers. They were honestly quite scary because they were freely wandering around and some even did a live show of them pooping, haha.
Oh and we had the best mochi so far! Plus point for the simple yet attractive decoration by putting a sweet strawberry on top.
Don't blog when you're feeling blank and uninspired because you might ended up writing a boring post. Like what I'm doing right now. But I'm forcing myself because it's been wayyy too long since I came back from Japan and not write about it. A part of my memories during this recent trip is still in my mind so I might as well share it before it fades away.
Anyway, on 30th of October around 2.30PM, we departed from KLIA. My sister and a friend of mine, Alia, were with me. We flew there by a Japanese airline (ANA) and we were the first batch of passenger to ride their newly bought or leased plane. I found out about it because there were having this mini launch/ mini party, whatever you call it at the gate before we departed. We were served with free Malaysian food and we were able try out the colorful kimono for free too. We were also given a goodie bag with a mini replica of the plane.
Fast forward to 8 hours later we arrived at Haneda Airport.
We alighted at Otemachi Station and walked around The East Garden of Emperial. There's a lot of fascinating attractions to visit around there and the walk from one place to another will blow your mind! Just kidding, I'm exaggerating but looking at the surrounding of another country is really nice. Here in Malaysia, it's really rare to see a Malaysian getting involved in a construction site but in Japan and a few other countries I've been, the locals, sometimes even the girls help out in the construction. I would to if our country's temperature is slightly colder. Like between 12 - 16 degree celcius.
After visiting those places, we're back in our train ride to Akihabara! Attached to this station is a mall; each floor is worth visiting because they sell a wide range of different watches, cameras, lenses, toys, gadgets. You name it, it's all here. If you go to Japan for this specific purpose: to buy electronic stuff, this place is highly recommended.
We walked to an anime gallery after exiting the mall because my sister is a huge fan of anime related stuff. Unfortunately, it was closed. I felt bad for her but it changed after we found a row of shops selling all of her favorite anime character. Alia and I on the other hand was just following her around the shops; looking lost and uninterested, haha.
Our next destination is the famous Shibuya Crossing but since I suck at taking pictures and I couldn't find a good angle, there's no clear picture of the crossing. And we found the shop Lush and splurged a bit there. But honestly ladies, if you're a fan of the Lush products and at the same time or at any time, you or your friends' going to Japan; buy the products here because it is way cheaper than the prices that the Malaysian online shops sell.
Getting the CA title at the front, or is it at the back of my name, is my current goal. But, originally, getting involve with the courses that's related to accounting, financing, tax and so on; was never my dream. The moment the clock ticks signalling the end of the time for my accounting subject during SPM, I told my friends, this subject ain't my thing. I wanted to be a lawyer but I figured I can't just talk without knowing any facts. (At the same time, I'm always scared of representing a bad person and making the other innocent party go to jail haha)
Then, life happens. I took CAT, graduated from it and I'm currently studying ACCA. The first semester (July - Dec 2015) was hell, honestly. I got way too proud of myself and neglected my main responsibility. I ended up failing both the subjects and man, it felt like I drowned into the ocean and no one was there to save me. In some ways, what I felt did make sense because firstly, I can't swim. Yes, you read that right. And secondly, of course no one was there to save me, it's pretty obvious only I can help myself by making some changes.
Trying to survive. From Malaysia. 21. ACCA. Feel free to comment for any inquiries!