5 Days in Thailand + Missed Flight 😲 (Huhu) + Narita Airport Tour ✈️

Hi all!Β γŠγ―γ‚ˆγ† from Japan!

I have some free time this day so I want to sit down and start the Thailand Blog series already. Yay!

We booked our flights to Thailand 3 months ago. Since Aki is working at a company (his industry is really far from mine haha), he only has some days off during the year. For this summer vacation, we first thought of going to Hawaii / Okinawa. When we found out that Thailand would be waaaaaay more affordable, we decided to go for it! I was also going through a lot of transition that time so anything that’s more affordable was really favorable to me, haha!

VIDEO: Watch our Thailand VLOG here

VIDEO: Hobonichi With Me | Thailand Summer Trip!

Our flight for Bangkok was at 10:00 AM last August 26. Because many things happened that morning (we overlooked the email), Scoot didn’t allow us to check-in and board! We paid 30K JPY each for our one-way flight! (when you thought you saved more.. lol) ;_; We just missed 5 minutes of the check-in time…omg. We didn’t even have luggages to check-in. The reason we got few minutes late was that we had to go to the other terminal to get our wifi. πŸ™

We even walked around for a bit in the airport (I went to Traveler’s Factory Narita & had the time of my life stamping my pages ahhh lol) after getting the wifi… because we thought we had more time. If only it was emphasized that passengers should check-in an hour before, we would’ve gone straight (I experienced checking-in maybe 40 minutes before with another LCC / low-cost carrier). Of course, it was our mistake but I was just soooo surprised that Scoot Narita airport staff was not very accommodating at all. Though they did talk to us that we should call the “main” Scoot or whatever (I consulted Scoot customer service via phone), it even took more of our time. :O Overall, I don’t think I would recommend Scoot anymore to anyone if you’re gonna fly from Narita. It was my first time to fly with them and if only they were more approachable / accommodating / helpful to clients like us who were in trouble, I would even admire them more. I also handle customer service through my shop / JLM Store and I know how it feels to be a customer who experiences a problem and is not being provided with solutions.

Continue reading


Hello from the Land of Smiles: Thailand! πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­

Hi everybody!

(Or should I say, sawadee ka? Hihi)

If you’ve been following me through social media, you would know I’ve been in Thailand for a couple of days right now with Aki. Today is actually our last full day. cries

It’s my first time to go here and Bangkok really surprised me! I cannot wait to share stories about our trip! If you are looking for an Asian country to visit (and you’re living at the western side of the world), I really recommend Thailand before you visit Philippines / Indonesia / Singapore / another South-east Asian country if these countries are a little bit far from you.

Continue reading


Kamakura’s Ajisai Gardens + Rainbowholic Shop Updates + Life Recently

Hi all!

Here’s my creative photo spam report of our Kamakura adventure last month. Many thanks to Yumiさん for helping me out with the videos and for all the inspiring conversations with you. :”)

Hope you guys enjoy the photo collages as much as I enjoyed making them. ^^

From Tokyo Station, it’s almost an hour away by JR Line (920 JPY for one way). For the directions using Google Maps, please click here.

Ride theΒ JR Yokosuka Line bound for ZUSHI and get off at Kamakura station. You can explore the area by riding the buses or enjoy “Enoden”, their cute little train. Since this is a very touristy spot, there are many passengers riding this train.

I would recommend traveling to Kamakura during a weekday instead of a weekend. We went on a Friday and it was already super packed, what more if it was a weekend, omg lol ~

VIDEO: Hobonichi With Me | Kamakura for Ajisai / Hydrangeas (Hasedera Temple & Meigetsu-in) πŸ’œ

Before embarking on any adventure here, as a Japan travel fan, I would recommend that you visit the station’s tourist information booth as they have LOADS of free travel information especially in a place like Kamakura. We originally wanted to visit Meigetsu-in (Ajisai Temple) because of its famous ajisai pathway photo (for the love of #instagram lol). However, we thought it was located at Hasedera Temple since it’s also known for its blue & purple seas of Ajisai. Our target / main goal that day was to take a similar photo of that pathway but we had an interesting change of plans, as I have mentioned haha.

If you are planning to cover these two temples in one day during the next Ajisai season, I would suggest that you arrive earlier (maybe 10AM) and go straight to Meigetsu-in (Kita Kamakura) first to avoid the flock of local and foreign tourists. After that, have some quick lunch and ride the Enoden back at Kamakura station for Hasedera Temple. Upon entering the temple, go to the entrance and get a number and wait for your turn to queue. Don’t forget to hydrate yourself when exploring around Japan during summer! It was too hot that day, lolol.

Hasedera Temple Official WebsiteΒ | ACCESS GUIDE

All of these photos were just taken using my Iphone 6 plus.

Continue reading


Seoul Trip: Petite France + Nami Island + Kakao Friends Store πŸ‡°πŸ‡·

Hi everybody!

After 3 hours of editing, compiling, and arranging everything.. I’ve finally arrived the last step of blogging!

The actual blogging, of course! Lololol ~

Here’s the final installment of my Seoul trip series with Aki! You can check related posts here. ^^

β€œAll grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
― Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry, The Little Prince

During our 3rd day in Seoul, we decided to take a day trip to Petite France & Nami Island.

I’m a huge fan of Little Prince (like my friend Ashley!) & I remember seeing some clips of this beautiful place from a Korean Drama called “My Love from the Star“. Being able to visit this colorful pastel wonderland with Aki was truly memorable for me.

Before entering Petite France, we first ate lunch at the kombini located in front of it. I absolutely love people-watching while eating with this person lol.

And the non-stop “Take picture of me please~” requests started at this point lololol

Thank you stranger for helping us achieve my kdrama dream :))

Continue reading