Konbanwa from Japan!
Before I go to sleep, I just feel like blogging. It’s been quite a hectic week for me ever since I came back from the (tiring but fulfilling) backpacking trip and unloading all of my thoughts right now seems to be the best idea to end the night, haha!
To start this blog entry, let me just plug this teaser video I’ve created. It’s just short (hopefully sweet, lol) and I hope that it would make you want to look forward to the entire video series I’m working on! 🙂
My goal is to edit these video clips we’ve taken in a more creative / ~aesthetic~ way than the usual Japan travel vlogs / videos. I might include some Hobonichi With Me videos as well towards the end.. or not. Let’s see, haha!
VIDEO: Traveling Around Japan For 9 Days – Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & Fukuoka!
At the same time, I’m also working on layouting chosen photos for my blog.
Many are asking about my itinerary so will post about that (hopefully) soon! 🙂
To make way for the upcoming blog / youtube series, here are some teaser photos of what happened during the 9 Days Japan Backpacking adventure with Aki.
I have a train to catch in 15 minutes because I have work in another prefecture today so no captions for this post for now, haha. I’ve kept my instagram stories to those who are interested in our itinerary! Full details soon! 🙂
( Film camera used )
Thought I should try updating my blog using my phone.
If you’ve been following me or any of my social media accounts, you’d know that I’m currently on a trip to discover and explore new places here in Japan with Aki. So far, we’ve visited Nagasaki, Fukuoka, and Hiroshima.
I used to be the kind of traveler who would bring her house with her whenever she goes on a trip but after being with Aki, he has inspired me to bring only what I need for survival lol. Of course, I had a journaling pouch with me. ??
So many people sent me DM about how I pack my stuff for this trip! I’ll upload a pack with me / what’s in my travel backpack video, don’t worry lolol~
From Haneda airport, we flew to our first stop Nagasaki for about 2 hours! Upon arriving, we checked in at our cheap airbnb & left our backpacks to enjoy the Nagasaki Lantern Festival more comfortably. A rainy city welcomed us but it didn’t stop us from exploring the charming Nagasaki.
How’s your 2018 so far? Hopefully, you’re just taking some time to have a good rest to mentally prepare for the year ahead. Before anything else, I hope & pray that all of your goals & plans this 2018 will come true! 🙂
I decided to write about what happened last 2017 today because tomorrow, it’s literally my own “new year”! Cannot believe how time flies! A few years ago, I was just relaunching this blog when I moved to Japan when I was 20? (or 21? lol). Tomorrow, I’m already going to turn 27 and oh man, my 26 yr. old self endured a lot last 2017!
(Uhm ,is it just me or does it feel weird to describe 2017 as “last 2017” when it was just a few days ago… haha)
2017 was a really challenging year for me (I’d probably say this sentence every year haha). It was kind of my first time to really tackle “adulting” in a whole new level. I promised to myself that I would document my progress / journey everyday through my creative outlet: kawaii journaling.
When things happen all at the same time, it is natural for anyone to have a blurry vision especially during the small / big moments that he/she should be grateful about. And this is probably why I decided to commit to journal regularly. My past self kind of predicted that this type of self-care hobby would help me a lot by saving myself from the unnecessary anxiety caused by the overwhelming feeling of impending tasks. Thanks to my TN / Hobonichi / little diary notebooks, I’ve survived many challenges in 2017 (and more years in the future)!
2017 was the year I decided to go out farther from my already-uncomfortable zones. To fuel and sustain my everyday life here in Japan (and to help my family back home if I do make extra), I applied for part-time jobs (English teaching). For some people, they find it boring and very usual for foreigners living in Japan to have the same job (I literally get comments “isn’t it boring to be an English teacher” lol).. but for me, I am very proud to be called a sensei. I’ve always wanted to teach (this is why I write long reflection papers on my blog because I want to share my knowledge on certain things) and after 2 months of continuous training, I’m finally starting fresh this January.