On 28th of March, my family and sister's bf, gates, arrived Osaka in the morning.
We had Mcdonald's breakfast and surprised the elder sis with a birthday cake.
After leaving their luggage in the hotel, i brought them to Kobe to have Kobe Beef for lunch, and to visit Rokkosan, which is within Japan's top 3 night scenery.
TOO FAR lol should have taken the bus.
actually the distant wasn't that long but we were walking up hill and it becomes hot and cold as we climb and sweat. but the air was really clean and fresh, it was still a nice walk with my family. though everyone was getting tired haha (:
when we reached the top, it was still bright. but no matter what i wanted to wait till the sunset.
だって~night view is the 重点 right? haha.
but it was VERY windy and cold and everyone wasn't wearing proper clothes coz under the mountain it's spring but on top it's like winter lol.
Only me and my elder sis tahan until the sun sets and the city lights up while the rest went indoor to hide from the cold.
it was beautiful. but a pity we couldn't wait till it's totally dark.
The next day.. god i was having serious menses cramp and it was raining shits.
(just raining lol)
i let my family shop around DONKI first before i go and find them.
but it was too painful. i took a rest at starbucks and dad bought hot chocolate for me (;
After lunch (okonomiyaki), met up with sadie who brought panadols for me (,:
we went to Nagai Park together.
There is this Museum of Natural History, the first time we came to one like this.. look below.
Glad that the rain stopped (:
On the 3rd day, we went to Osaka Castle, Museum of Housing and Living, and Umeda Sky building.
On the 4th, Nara park, Osaka Aquarium and sushi :D
I think my family really enjoyed interacting with the deers.
and it's the first time we went to a aquarium together. wanna go to more places for family together.
Day 5, Kyoto city tour Day 1.
Fushimi Inari Shrine.
(which 2 of them i have not been before)
because there was a signboard saying best view ahead so we went out of curiosity..
oh well.. the view on the way there was pretty nice and as my family were saying "just treat it as an exercise"
My dad didn't go up though.. i felt kinda surprised and disappointed when he said, "what's there to see, they're just monkeys."
i thought he likes nature and animals so i wasn't sure if he's being sincere when he said that..
could be because i said i'm not going up and i'll wait down there so he wanted to stay with me.
The next day, i brought them to Utsubo Park (which is near my school) and cherry blossom there were especially beautiful as the wind was strong that morning and sakura petals were falling.
The scene was, indescribable beauty. (just refer to the first paragraph of this blog entry) 美しい
After lunch, i took dad and elder sis to SpaWorld at Tennoji, there are swimming pools, hot springs, gym, etc but our purpose is to enter the hot spring (their first experience)
It was actually my first time there. Female & Male hot springs are divided into different storeys and the theme (Asian/European style) changes alternately every month.
(unfortunately younger sis was having her period so she went to walk around elsewhere with gates)
At night, we had teppanyaki for dinner. Most expensive meal ever. maybe. haha.
On their last day in Japan, they checked out the hotel and came over to my place.
We chilled and watched movie on my laptop [Life of Pi], quite interesting but i wouldn't say awesome.
Raining that night
Dinner at Torikizoku
Sent them till the airport station and bid goodbye.
Miss them the moment they left, of course.
Sad that they are gone now but happy that they came, happy to see them, happy to travel with them, and happy to be able to quality spend time with them (:
my heart feels sour sometimes when i look at my dad and realised how much he has aged.. plus, he has parkinson which made his hands and legs not as active as before. He loves photography, so it makes me sad when he said he couldn't take pictures properly because his hands were shaking ),:
it was his hobby, you know, he still has his old film professional cameras (just that it has moulds in them now coz he doesn't use it anymore lol)
it's a situation where you can't do anything about it and it feels really sad you can't do what you enjoy doing. because of a fucking disease.
SO I REALLY WANT EVERYONE TO APPRECIATE THEIR GOOD HEALTH, I know most of us are still young and in good condition so we don't really take care of our health and diet but i want you to know, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, I'M SERIOUS. the effect only comes later. SO PLEASE, be careful with what you eat everyday. and take care alright?
Felt so lonely that night, especially when sadhna has to stay out just that night.
Called up Jiahuey.
Felt better talking to someone back home.
Then, what can i do?