the 2 main reasons for coming here is..
to see my friends again, (Yoshi, Eing, Jinny, Gara, Nova, Daniar, Duya, Debbie)
and to go to DISNEYLAND/SEA! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
I actually wanted to go to Ghibli Museum and see the night view of Tokyo Tower and to Odaiba to see the Gundam but in the end i couldn't (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥｀)
Yoshi came to Narita Airport to pick me up and I spent the first 2 nights at Jinny and Eing's apartment (: I miss Eing and her hugs, she hugged me a lot when i was there lol I'm glad she's happy to see me. and guess what, she had been talking to me in full Japanese the whole time! i think she forgot her English already lol. (on the contrary, yoshi never speaks to me in Japanese lol)
Hang around Ikebukuro with Eing on the first day and went to Maid Cafe with Nova
it's kinda different from what i imagined so i was a lil disappointed.
I wished they could be cuter and provide better services like the typical Japanese good service.
The next morning i had to move to the indonesian's place.
and i had brunch at a bakery cafe at the station.
I have to say i really like Asaka station! around it there is this bakery which is sooooo good i love it
and there are family mart, bookstore, fashion shop, cake shop, florist, and a really good italian restaurant!
and when u go down the escalator to the streets, there are Burger King, Baskin Robin, Starbucks, Coco ichibanya, Karaoke, etc etc!!
It's so convenient and has all the shops that i would visit!!
Makes me wanna stay there but their house is like 10minutes walk away D; you might think it isn't that far but i came back "home" late every night and it's a chore to walk that far.
Then, in the afternoon, I went to 埼玉鉄道博物館 with yoshi and daniar.
I knew about this Museum when i was studying in school and i wanted to visit it.
Was so happy Daniar is interested in trains too! haha.
i want to ride on it one day. maybe in Europe or somewhere keke.
i had wanted to go see the night Tokyo Tower after that but it was raining quite heavily so i went home with daniar in the end. and i watched the disney movie, FROZEN with Gara hehe.
The next day, we went to DISNEYLAND!!
I have been wanting to go to Disneyland since i know of it, like secondary school?
but didn't have enough money when i first came to Japan so this is my first time.
Although already at the age of 23, i'm still excited and happy to come here!
that's why it feels like I'm really in a fairytale world. and they are soooo cute!!
from the Peter pan, to Snow white, to Winnie the pooh, to Monster Inc, to Stitch musical and Pirates of the Caribbean, all of them amazed me and it was just so WOW.
I remembered watching Snow white countless times when i was young and i was afraid of the witch haha, and when i told Gara about it, she said, no, the witch is not scary at all~
and when we got on the ride, there was many times the witch appeared and we both screamed lol.
it wasn't that scary but just for the fun of it as the atmosphere was good. so we were like screaming and laughing hahaha but really, children should beware lol.
It was a really tiring day and we were both really hungry and my waist hurt (getting old) but we had a lot of fun! it was satisfying and i think there isn't someone who wouldn't like it. (there probably is but haha i love it, totally!)
On Saturday, Yoshi, Nova and Daniar accompanied me to tokyo city, Shibuya and Harajuku!!
Below are yoshi and nova, coincidentally in matching outfits, from top to shoes.
wanna laugh looking at this pair, see nova stepping on yoshi's foot lol.
the first time i went there, we didn't have enough time to shop around because i was having meses cramp and this time.. i didn't exactly complete harajuku area too because..
actually Harajuku is not their style and they were waiting outside the shops for me most of the time and i wasn't intending to buy anything coz i didn't have money so i was just doing window shopping.
so they wanted to go home early and i could have stayed back by myself but i wanted to spend more time with them instead so i went home with them.
Maybe when i have money for shopping i would come back for harajuku again!
and Ghibli Museum
and Disneyland maybe? hehe
and all the things i missed.
Soooo.. Nova made pineapple fried rice (first attempt) (indonesian version) lol.
and some simple dishes and we ordered PIZZA HUT!! weeeeeeee it's my first time ordering pizza hut since i came to Japan coz we had always ordered Domino coz it's cheaper.
so i'm happy and Nova's homemade food were delicious so i felt really 幸せ〜
in that prefecture, people often visit Yokohama or Kamakura but i didn't have enough time and money and i thought Hakone is more interesting and so, off we went (:
it was a 2D1N trip, on the first day, we went to the Glass Museum and the Little Prince Museum as well as Yunessen, which has very large scale of pools and hotsprings.
The Glass Museum was really beautiful. i'm thankful it was a sunny day because if it wasn't, we wouldn't be able to enjoy this art.
hard to show it in pictures so i'm trying to upload a video hope it works. if it doesn't, here's a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVSuS3djMw
anyway i don't even remember the story except that elephant in the snake stomach and it looks like a hat from side view.
but i quite like the Museum when i was there, coz it looks very stylish like the streets in france?
it was pretty cool like there's Chocolate/Rose/Coffee/RedWine/GreenTea/Sake/etc pools around.
i thought that it wasn't strong/thick enough but still, it was quite interesting and we enjoyed it pretty much, especially when we could admire the full moon from hot spring/pools.
I realised that i have always went to hot spring at night, probably because night time is the best time because you can relax at the end of the day and that you would be cleaned and ready for bed.
but i really wanna go to hot spring in the day coz i think it would look beautiful.
On the 2nd day, we went to Hakone Open Air Museum, 彫刻の森美術館 the one i had studied in class
I like this kind of Museums, those that we went on this trip. not those kind that has art pieces hang on the wall but stuff like this, i find it very interesting.
after that, we took cable cars and ropeways to this place called 大涌谷 it is the source on hot spring water and it stinks a lot. like rotton eggs. freaking smelly. really.
i bet no one can stand in the smoke for more than 5 seconds. haha.
I was so happy to see it coz the last time we went to Mt Fuji it was in summer so there was no snow cap on the mountain and this one has it of course! it still feels like winter.
One of the reason i wanna come to Hakone kekeke.
When we go back to Tokyo it was still early so we went to this Korean town at Shin-Okubo station.
I like it sooo much more than Osaka's Tsuruhashi coz there was more lively and seems to have more shops and restaurant that attracts me haha.
So we ate Korean food which i had been craving for, but still not satisfied, haha still craving! xDD
That night, i moved from Daniar's place to Yoshi's place, which is 5 minutes walk away.
Unfortunately or fortunately, Lucas went back home so i have a place to sleep.
but i don't like his bed, though it's very comfortable.. it's TOO SOFT and it makes my left neck and shoulder ache the whole day the next day. and not just that day, even until now DDD;
anyways, the next day is the day we go to DISNEYSEA!
(actually i planned disneyland/sea on thur/fri but it was going to rain so i changed plans)
have to take this cute mickey tram to disneysea!
People said that Disneyland is more cute and more for kids, while Disneysea has more exciting rides and more for adults. I understand why they said that but.. i couldn't decide which one is better. haha
I like both Disneyland and sea, i would say, more than Universal Studio. maybe because i like disney?
haha. Or I'm still a kid inside of me.
I feel that disney put us in a whole different world and the whole atmosphere was just amazing.
Kids definitely love this. no doubt. and i keep thinking those kids who were there.. they don't know how fortunate they are. especially those who were dressed like princesses. to enjoy such luxury.
In SEA, there's Toy Story, Indiana Jones (which we couldn't ride it in the end), Little Mermaid, Aladdin, etc.
I met Ariel in a musical show! they did a performance with crews using wires and stuff to make them look like they are underwater and it's really cool.
i really like the Tower of terror ride, it's like sitting in a lift and it would drop but not like those typical drop rides, pretty cool and the atmosphere was good because kids there were already shouting before it even starts dropping lol.
The 3 of us played Ji Go Pa until we get sick of it and because it's nearing the end of the day we got so tired and sleepy AND HUNGRY. but when it was our turn, i enjoyed it a lot.
it was going slow and showing aliens and pretty lights inside a cave or something and it started to go fast.. the tracks like suddenly became roller coaster and we went outside the cave and in again and was going really fast like WHOOOOO!! it was SO COOL!! especially when it came out we could see the night view it was so beautiful and i wasn't expecting this at all so it was really good and i love it.
i just wished that they shorten the front part and make the back part was longer haha.
Finally, we came to the last ride, (actually this is the very first fast pass as we reached there and the timing was so late because this ride is so popular!!)
it's like shooting game and u have to wear 3D glasses so the ball u shot into the screen seems real.
really damn tired that day.. so tired i would say fucking tired.
i wish i could teleport home, which is impossible. taking a cab home has the same impossibility rate lol. i think it would cost some hundreds dollars.
それでも楽しかった！！(it's in CAPS form lol)
I slept for about 10 hours and walked to the indonesian's place next morning coz yoshi's at school and i was so hungry, didn't eat dinner at SEA.
Gara was home so i cooked instant noodle and chatted with her till noon.
then went to the italian restaurant at Asaka station to meet Johnel and Akemi (:
They are the scholars in Tokyo and they came to Osaka once. Akemi is brazilian so Dani and her know each other and that's how we met.
I thought i wouldn't have time to meet them but they took time to come all the way to Asaka for me for a while. i know it's really far from their house, maybe 1 hour train ride. For that, i'm touched and happy to see them (;
Duya wasn't there because she had graduation ceremony to attend (which was a lie that was caught on the spot coz yoshi goes to the same school as her lol) and it became a joke we kept using later on haha.
u know what, the song Let it go from FROZEN is already in the karaoke box!! even though the movie isn't even out in Japan's cinema yet. anyway all of us really liked it and we kept singing it even when accidents happened lol.
had CocoIchibanya for dinner (many of them can take spiciness) i'm the weakest so i took level 2 haha. Jinny and Debbie took 3, Yoshi (had tried 10 lol), Daniar and Duya took 5 and Gara (who could tried 10) took 8 and she said it's just nice for her.
I was quite tired but I'm really glad that i get to spend time with them.
i just like having small funs and talks that make us go LOL (:
Although i had to come to Tokyo by myself, (because bestfriends had other plans) i had lots of fun thanks to you guys!! ♡♡♡ it's always comfortable to hang out with u guys and i can be myself (not like when i'm in school)
i hope we still meet up even thou me and Nova are going back to our countries next year.
Lots of loves and misses,
P.S. Many many many thanks to those who let me stay over at their place.
hontou ni arigatou gozaimashita! nomu nomu kamsahabnida~ ♡ saranghae~