17th December 2008. I took a 3-hour train from Shinjuku to Nagano to meet my host family for the first time.
I enjoyed the journey very much. The scenery was the best i’ve ever seen through a train window.
Nagano is a mountain place. Colder than other big cities.
Snow mountains everywhere.
3 hours later i reached Matsumoto. And Yuriko was at the station waiting for me with her daughter Ai chan.
Just 1 minute after meeting me she was already posing for my camera. ^^
Ok i know i’m very suah ku because i only heard about it last week and you have prolly read like a million reviews about it and for a brief instant i felt ashamed that the moment i entered the restaurant i actually gasped in amazement that such wonderful place exists in a country called Malaysia (i must add, though, that i am more ashamed about the fact that i couldn’t decide if the source of my shame came from the suah ku bit or the unpatriotic bit).
Ok, before i comment on this fancy little restaurant/store, i’d like to point out a piece of infomation that has much disturbed me. read more
There’s really nothing to update but i’ll update anyway, because the lizard pic is real disturbing even *i* don’t feel like opening my blog. So i fast fast update lo. How about… my new hair? Yea that’ll be better than lizards.
It’s really confusing, i have like, a thousand pictures i need to blog: when i was having short hair in Shanghai, and pictures after my hair extension in Shanghai, then i have pictures of me with hair extension in Japan, and pictures of me after having my hair extension taken out in Japan, then i have pictures of Shanghai with my short wavy hair, and then i have pictures of my latest new hair extension in Shanghai, with the timing all jumbled up. So like, I can post two pictures and nobody could tell when they are taken. read more
I reckoned after so many yummy pictures of good food, it’s only fair i make you lose appetite.
It was the most disturbing thing i’ve ever seen in a kitchen sink.
The bugger was obesely pregnant. Its body was smooth and translucent with glowing pink intestines and wait a minute is that a freaking lizard egg?!?
And i suddenly thought of Xiaxue’s dramatic hatred for lizards and feeling extremely empathetic. They are srsly like one of the most disgusting things on earth.
So the fella won’t go anywhere except lying still like a corpse in my kitchen sink because i think it was too fat until cannot move and was about to give birth (what turf!!!) and i dunno what to do with it!!! read more
I’m attending Obama Magic in KL!
Roger Fisk, Obama’s National Director of Special Events, is coming to speak to all Malaysians for a full-day session on 2 March 2009 at the Petaling Jaya Hilton. Learn how the latest American President campaigned through the use of social networking and development of online communities.
Venue: Kristal Ballroom, Petaling Jaya Hilton
Date: 2nd March, 2009
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Entry: RM850 (HRDF-Claimable via SBL scheme)
Wa you really think I will show you. Not a chance.
This is taken in Japan. For the first time I discovered the usefulness of fringe—It can conver up a very badly volcanoed forehead. (Then again I think because I have really oily hair, it contributes to my thus oily forehead, and little volcanoes on my forehead. Then you proceed to cover it with more fringe, which aggreviates more rupture on the surface. Gross.)
My skin became terribly dry when I went to Japan. I had to slab moisturizer every few hours just so my face doesn’t wither and become a raisin. Lips dry, and knees and toes itchy (I dunno why!!!!! I thought it was the Umeshu but apparently it is itchy until today!). read more
I just heard from the organizer that her concert has been postponed after the ‘events’ of the last week.
The concert is not cancelled, so ticket buyers, please hold on to your tickets and wait for future announcement regarding the replacement date.
Hope you’re not too browned off by it.
I used to have a love-hate relationship with MAS. When i first flew MAS, it wowed me. It gave the best landing, ever, and I’m loving all the services on board. Cabin crew was very friendly (plus eye candies are an extra. I noticed MAS tend to have more male crew than the female :P), food tasted better than other airlines too.
Just that, MAS is relatively quite expensive. Everytime i was going for a holiday, i was always in a dilemma. Go for the 5-star service, or go easy on the wallet? read more
Osaka is a strange city. I’ve witnessed the most disturbing scene in my life when i went to Osaka one day.
But i will come to that later.
It was a sunny but very cold day. In the afternoon it snowed a little.
Osaka is full of strange people. It is said to be the dodgiest place in Japan. I didn’t believe it.
And dirty too. I didn’t believe it.
We went to Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) at night. Which is the best shopping place in Osaka.
Which is where i bought my 1000 Yen gorgeous heels. Soooo many people. read more
is my MSN nick (and this is a pointless post).
This is like the, spur of the moment kind of thing. Something you feel like doing but dunno why kind of thing.
I think i am slowly melting away.
This is an official announcement. Please do not call me Ringo anymore.
My name has melted to Ring. Or Rin. I can’t decide. Seems like the shorter the better.
Because i got sick of explaining my name to people. Especially to Japanese people.
(Once and for all, please do not ask me this again) In Japanese Ringo means apple. TK calls me Ring because he prefers my real name, which ends with “Ling”. And you know the missing pronounciation of L in Japanese so everything with L becomes R. Hence the name Ring. Then again in Japanese character there’s no such thing as a G ending so it’s literally Rin in writing. りん。Geddit? (Ok nvm.) read more