Summer heat, unlimited milk teas, stationery loots, streets of Taipei, moody weather, lanterns, delicious street food, old friends… and my Fujicolor disposable film camera.
I can still vividly remember all the memories from this trip. I hope that you could also feel the raw happiness, warmth of friendship, and the sense of discovery I both felt & had during those time through my photos below. : )
Thinking of getting a real film / vintage camera these days. For some reason, there’s this certain charm in analog. I have been blogging “manually” through my hobonichi diary for months and it has brought me with so much joy. I think that it’s about time to go back where I initially started to practice my love for photography (I started with film before ^^). No VSCO filter / any photo editing app can ever replace the excitement feeling that film does to me. : )
Jiufen and its vibrant reds
Street food I couldn’t resist
Photos by JustinJapan.com …
… and yours truly.
Enjoy the photos, everyone!
Last weekend, I had a spontaneous adventure with Justin at Chichibu, a city located in Saitama prefecture. We went to see the beautiful Icicles of Misotsuchi! It was my first time to see icicles in real life. *_*
One of my 2016 goals is to explore the place I call “home” (for almost 5 years) here in Japan. I also want to introduce these places in Saitama through my photos & blog entries. Luckily, Justin and I have the same hobby / passion over Japan travel and taking photos (after all, he’s a professional photographer.. and I’m the pretentious one, haha!).. so yay, I got to tag along with him this time! :)) We just talked about this maybe just 12 hours before the trip, haha! And based on his research, last weekend would be the last for the icicle viewing / “light up”. I’m not so sure about this, though! ^^
Overall, our journey was fun and a bit stressful at some point. :)) Stressful because I mainly just followed him & just contributed a little bit of my (poor) navigational skills, haha. I think that my role was to be the overly optimistic / annoying adventure travel partner. He is better at reading maps / figuring out where to head to.. while me on the other hand, quite the opposite, haha! I’m more of a “whatever goes” person :)))
It’s amazing how the Japanese would even think of installing “lights” for travelers here! Genius idea, right? 😀
Anyway, let me take you with us in our adventure with these photos & captions below! 😉
Spotted a rare KitKat flavor (Japanese Sake, anyone?!) at a random food stall while waiting for our train.