It's been a week since my Taiwan trip with my univ friends and IT WAS SUCH A BLAST waaaaah ~
We planned this entire trip since late 2015 and finally, it happened! Why does it feel like I just dreamt about it??? *_*
*currently missing everyone*
Thank you Patrik for this photo!
I can't wait to blog the entire series!
If you are thinking about exploring Asia, Taiwan is definitely one of my recommended countries. If you are a Studio Ghibli / kawaii fan, then you will definitely LOVE Taiwan!
Never been in a place with so many Totoro / Ghibli stuff! I even found a milktea place with No Face packaging design, haha.
Spirited Away's visuals / sceneries were heavily inspired by this wonderful place called "Jiufen".
View from the Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall.
So delighted to know that Taiwan also does the stamp-collecting trend! Was able to influence my friends Kat & Lora to go on a stamp rally with me.
Here's the bunch who knew Kaila before she became a full-blown "Rainbowholic". I would tell these people about my dreams and my Japan-related preparations before. They were very supportive of me and for that, I am so grateful for having them in my life. We many not communicate 24/7, but I know that when the group needs to meet, everyone would make time for each other! :")
They were my family (and still are!) during my college years when we were all active in doing organization-related work. We've been through events, meetings, foodtrips, gimmicks, and so much more!
Getting to bond with them AFTER ALL THESE YEARS for a few days was a dream come true for me too. Any day with a great friend is an automatic blessing for me ^^
Before I go & start the series with lots of photospam, here are photos of my pocket travel diary during our trip.
I will blog about how to make a mini travel diary kit if you don't want to bring your entire journal with you! : )
Adventure immortalized on the pages of this pocket notebook!
At this point, my onhand washi tapes / sticker supplies increased for about 300-500% lol.
Disposable camera ~
That day we wrote our wishes on paper lanterns ~
Lightbulb milktea = Only in Taiwan (a.k.a. the land of the milkteas!)
Thank you so much Carla, Lora, Kat, Patrik, Mina, Rosemina, Marianne, Cle and JM for the splendid time we had with each other!
I will never forget these days. Thank you for sending me off while I was trying my best to not tear up while you waved me goodbye huhu.
You guys are the best. Thank you for believing in me and for being my positive-lovin' group! I would definitely not be where I am today if it were not for your encouragement and companionship from waaaay, waaay back before.
I can't wait for our part two! ;)
Your friend from Japan,