My life in Japan

January 6, 2009 in Japan

After 11 years. The one place in the world i wanted to visit the most.

And i am here. (Check out my flag! Wahahha sorry i can’t get over that just yet.)

Proper blog post. Please gimme some motivation it’s so hard to blog on his 10 year old computer. Internet is fast but PC itself is lagging like constipation. But here you go, 40 over pictures of what happened since i arrived Nara.

Apart from the long Nenmatsu holiday, the rest of the days i live normally. Work (from home), go for lunch, rest a little, cuddle a little (very cold), go for dinner, shop in Combini (i love it. Japanese convinience store is freaking amazing. And i started this Ringo collection. Everything apple flavored its super good), go back cuddle summore (colder at night), sleep.

24.12.2008 Tenri/Umeda

I waited 1 hour at Disneyland bus station, out in the cold wind, with a luggage half my size it just looked totally silly.

Bus came 22:05 on the dot. And 6:05 i arrived Tenri, Nara.

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The mixed feeling was overwhelming. It felt like i have just completed the greatest journey ever.

TK picked me up from the station. We went back home and rested for a couple of hours till his work time.

Then he bought me breakfast. My first meal in Nara is Makudounarudo. But they have pork waaaaa!

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Lunch time we had Chinese.

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I think only like 380 Yen, very cheap!

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Gyouza.

At night we drove to Osaka. About 45mins away from Tenri.

 

And had the best Takoyaki.

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There are a lot of little Takoyaki stalls

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But according to TK this is the best. It’s called Kougaryu 甲賀流.

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Tasted tooooooootally different from whatever Takoyaki i have tried, including ‘the best takoyaki in the world’ i had in Taipei. I’m gonna eat my own words (after eating another round of Takoyakis of course).

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ORIGINAL. Takoyaki. From Osaka. Thanks.

After Takoyaki we went up to Sky Building in Umeda.

Going up to Floating Garden Observatory.

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Shimmery floor.

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Amazing sky view.

 

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This is about the most Christmassy thing we saw in Osaka. Christmas in Japan is seriously sien.

25.12.2008 Merry Xmas, Nara

Omg most unhappening Christmas ever. Not even a single Christmas tree in sight.

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The Boyfriend had to workand i woke up with the messiest hair ever. But it kinda looked cool, in a strange way.

Lunch break, Yuuri came over. And we played Mario Kart.

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Argh so cute!

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And taught him how to camwhore.

Dinner we went for Korean style Yakiniku with TK’s friend. Bestttttest.

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Raw cow liver. TK’s favorite. I hated it. Tasted cowy.

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Arrrgh the pork ARGGH PORK!!! The fat!! Go away, this blog is super non halal.

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Korean style pizza wa it tasted totally different from the ones in Mont Kiara/Hartamas also i swear this is like 100000 times better.

And omg you know what’s my favorite? Yakiniku is really expensive, three of us ate about 10k Yen. But my favorite is this ¥380 Tamagotuke Gohan.

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It is just rice (vinegared, i think), nori (seaweed) and a raw egg. Then you pour soy sauce over it. But it tasted like heaven. TK teased me and said i have strange taste. He said whoever also can make that. It looks reeeeeeally simple but i doubt it is. Just like mom said when she went for art class in college their first assignment was to draw an egg. It is the easiest thing ever, but the hardest at the same time. Skill, people, skill.

 

Ok. Merry Christmas. Yawn.

26.12.2008 Game day!

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God i had been wearing his jumper for days. Actually, weeks. But i just only washed it today (5th January 2009). Gross. I know.

Today he took half a day’s leave to help me settle my visa. It was also the day i saw snow for the first time. It was a happy day. Got my visa sorted out unbelievably fast, no question asked, just some documents and ¥4000. I love Japan.

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Bought this for him from Matsumoto. It says Suki Suki Daisuki.

 

We finished everything early, so we went Pachinko!

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Pachinko centers are everyfreakingwhere in Japan. In city got, in kampung also got. And i don’t understand why so many people played it. So i tried playing.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?

I REALLY don’t understand why people play pachinko/slot. It’s like the stupidest games every that requires no skill whatsoever unlike Roulette omfg i miss Roulette in Shanghai but srsly, WHY?!?!

Can anyone tell me? I think we lost like a few thousand ¥just in a few minutes. Cheesus Crust that’s like a few pair of leopard print BabyPure shoes gone!!! Argh heartache like hell. You lose money like crazy. I did ask TK why he likes to play with the stupid machine. He said if you win it is very shiok.

But the point is, you never.

I think Japanese people just like to play overly simply games because their life is so stressful. They have a card game called Dai Fu Oo, so the cousin asked if i know how to play, because it involves a lot of rules. Then i foud out that it is similar to Chinese’s Chor Dai Dee. except that it is10000 times simpler. I won like 10 times in a row.

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We went Purikura (Print Club) next. This is so much better!

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So much more fun.

At night went Izakaya with Yasuo and girlfriend Nami chan.

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Omg must try their brown sugar Umeshu!!!

Ordered so many things which name i couldn’t remember.

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This is like, called, Karupacho.

Ok wait a minute. This is like, i just smartly discovered like, 5 seconds after i typed the above sentence, translation for Carpaccio. God I’m so brilliant.

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Raw reba (liver) again urgh.

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Some Sazae no tuboyaki. Whatever. Nandeyanen.

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Obscenely delicious. Literally.

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Finally, expired Christmas cake.

Bonus: Nail Art

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So expensive in Japan T_T. Color lens also cost like RM300 i want to die. Please forgive me if i feel compelled to PS my eye turqouise because i can’t afford the real deal. I miss Malaysia.

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DIY nail art.

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God i love this camera. It looks like the stupidest camera ever but it is good. It’s Canon G10. Stop asking already.

This is just like 1/15 of what i experienced in Japan. There is a total of 3,736 pictures in my laptop as of now. Be prepared to die of Japan overdose.

Thanks. Kyoto next.

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