Joined November 2019 Message
  • Day1

    Auckland > Osaka Flight

    December 11, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    I'm digging the movie selection, they update it each month which means I have some variety from the last trip :)

    I ripped my face mask 😭

    Lunch was good, I got the chicken with potato and beans. I can't believe how tender the chicken was!

    I watched a Man with Two Brains. Bit of nudity which I wasn't expecting, but very funny! A lot of my dad's kind of humour
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  • Day8

    Narita-san-Shinshoji Temple II

    November 19, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    I didn't realise that this Temple had nature walks, waterfalls, etc. apart of it. It was a pleasant surprise of course. It was so nice being surrounded by ambience of nature. Furthermore, while touring the place ethereal music started to play. We couldn't see the source but it could be heard as clear as day. It was really lovely to hear, and felt rather 'mystical'.Read more

  • Day8

    Narita-san-Shinshoji Temple I

    November 19, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    It was our last site to visit, which weighed on my heart a bit. I enjoyed the tour and absorbing the views, the architecture and the environment as a whole.
    It was a Buddhist temple, which was easy to see in the architecture and its artworks. They're fascinating to look at, and learn about too. The three story Pagoda has a beam running down the centre for structural integrity. However, it doesn't actually reach the ground, it's stops about a level before it - This is to ensure it will survive earthquakes.

    I loved taking photos here, there was so many interesting angles to explore :)

    Money Turtles. So unexpected and cute! I love them. 🐢🐢🐢
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  • Day8

    Tokyo National Museum

    November 19, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Tokyo National Museum was huge! Three seperate buildings, in addition to a Japanese Garden sector.

    Unfortunately we were only given just over an hour to explore, which was in no way ample time.
    I did enjoy the gardens but after that I only had the time to explore a singular exhibit and zoom through the gift shops.

    I attend to return and explore some more :)
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  • Day7

    Last Night in Japan

    November 18, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    After dinner, a group of friends and I 'hit the town'. I was having a fun time, staring in wonder at the lights and branded buildings that I recognised. But we ventured on towards a photo booth parlour.
    It was crazy (in a good way). They had a whole floor of photo booths. Costumes were available for hire (so you could dress up for the photos), a wall lined with a giant mirror, as well as a station for preparing your look - the kind that you'd see in a classic theatre (a mirror lined with light bulbs.) They also had hair straighteners and curlers, which I found entertaining.

    After our photo session we found a karaoke place to hire a room. It was the first time I had been able to do karaoke without feeling stupid or too self conscious. They had a large selection of songs, in multiple languages too. It was really fun, and my favourite song to sing was "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" by The Proclaimers.

    It was a really fun night, I'm so glad I got that experience. I just wish I could've had more times like that with those friends.
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