How are you guys? 元気？ I hope you’re all genki (good)! ^^
Yesterday, me and my friend Kiko met up at Kawagoe to visit the insta-famous Starbucks branch & to finally experience the Wind Chimes festival at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine.
And oh btw, you can watch the early viewing video on my patreon~ heehee! 🎐
Video will be released within the week! Please stay tuned!
I really missed exploring Kawagoe. I went here alone and with my friends before in multiple occasions. We also had some work-related photoshoots here before. Going back with a friend really felt nostalgic for me!
For many years, I would always miss the Wind Chimes event at Hikawa shrine. Not anymore this time, yay!
After months of collecting clips for this requested video, here it is!
Watch the “A Day in My Life in Japan” video here.
Most people think that when they see my travel photos, perfectly-curated instagram feed (now inactive for an indefinite period), or have watched my videos is that “I have it easy”. A girl living in Japan making kawaii journaling process videos + blogging her life for a living? Wow! (spoiler: I don’t earn that much from youtube / here. Every content that I upload has a purpose & has the similar one why this blog exists.)
Sure, I’m living here in Japan, my dream country… but it doesn’t mean that I’m just always out there having fun creating content. Maybe happily struggling & thriving would be the better description? Haha!
Thinking about it, I am still in this uncomfortable phase where every penny is counted. I have to think of the bills to pay and to live within my means. Sometimes, I have familial responsibilities and I need to also help out. When I have extra, I always think, how can this blessing help me in the future? This is why I’ve chosen to invest & reinvest in the things that I’m most passionate about even though I know everything will take time. Time passes by & I know that in my heart, if I do my best, I’ll eventually reach this goal I have in mind & I’ll just laugh about the times when I struggle. I think that even if I reach my ultimate dream, there will still be struggles too. By that time, I hope that I’ve become stronger. I look forward to the day when I just share about my entire journey & hoping that it inspires someone out there, young or old. I can only share some stories here for the meantime, haha.
Since I am feeling a little bit pensive today, I just wanna share something.
This is going to be quick.
Here is one of the reasons I’ve been hiatus on instagram / twitter . . . .
Join our facebook group / kawaii journaling community here.
Revealing the other reasons soon! Soo excited!
For today’s blog post, I’m going to share something special!!
This blog entry is about my lovely experience at Oedo Onsen Monogatari. To those who don’t know what “onsen” is, it’s the term for hotspring in Japan. If you wanna try onsen for the first time in Tokyo, I suggest going to this place since it has many facilities you can enjoy besides the actual onsen itself! ^^
It’s so nice to take photos around the place so definitely fun for those who want to snap photos & pretend they’re back in Edo period in Japan, haha!
Walk around in your chosen comfortable yukata. You can also dine (sushi / ramen / Korean food?!), have a foot spa, enjoy the arcade, and so much more!
Read the entire post until the end to find out about my favorite things to do in Odaiba!
For the first number, of course, it’s Oedo Onsen haha!