One month from the day I first took a photo of this scenery, the landscape was drastically different, where thick snow would cover the roads, dot the trees, and stay snugly on people's roofs (scroll down my profile for the exact same shot). One month later on my last day here, the sky had turned gloomy, strangely echoing what I felt inside. Thankful for the opportunity to experience life in this small and relatively unknown village in the Japanese Alps, to experience this other side of nature, that is the surreal complexities of winter in all its beauty and ugliness. It's crazy to think that I had spent a whole month in one of the best places for powder snow in Japan, tried skiing and snowboarding for the first time, surrounded by snow mountains wherever I went and basically seeing white all around me 90% of my time here. Thankful for all the day trips I've made and the people I've met: the hotel owner, general manager, chef (who cooks really amazing food), two Japanese part-timers, and Lee, another Malaysian intern who was there during the same period as me. To be honest, the language was a huge obstacle even though I was learning the language at that time. "Intermediate level" certainly did not prepare me for daily conversations with the locals. Having another Malaysian around was a lifesaver indeed, the both of us stumbling around with our meagre level of Japanese. I will never forget the time when we had to help a frantic Chinese guest, going between Japanese, Chinese, and English, that we were becoming frantic ourselves. But I can proudly say that I've gained confidence in speaking Japanese towards the end of my stay. One thing I learned about mastering a language is that you need to constantly speak the language. It doesn't matter whether what you say is grammatically correct, or whether the sentence structure makes sense, just start speaking - and take it from there. In the same season, so much has changed. But my heart is full.
One of my favourite spots in Japan so far. We arrived early enough to beat the crowds. This place gets so busy later in the day! It's also an amazing way to get your 20k of steps without even noticing ⛩️🦊
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Google Translate is our best buddy when we travel if we want to avoid surprise non-vegan ingredients 🙅♂️ . Keep in mind sometimes ya need to give the ole app a quick second try - unless this ice cream really did contain breast milk and flesh 🍦 . SPOILER it was vegan and delicious 💥
Vacation package by Tokyo Disney Resort It includes: 1. Unlimited drinks (not those in the bottles) inside the park 2. Fast passes for rides (though some of the rides does not offer fast pass, you really have to queue in line) 3. Discount coupons for the food 4. This little cute bag, with a lanyard 5. 1 popcorn bucket (can be availed in vacation package) 6. Early entrance to the park (I think 30 minutes before the park opens) 7. VIP seat for their show (you can only choose one, parade or Big Band Beat) 8. Free Train Card for Tokyo Disney Station #tokyodisneysea#tokyodisneyland#tokyodisneyresort#traveljapan#jafun#witchydisneykid#travelwithwitchdisneykid
Lots of things you can enjoy only here at SUZUKA circuit. I guess it’s the only one you can drive EV automobile at F1 race track. It’s just about 1500yen! Come and enjoy! サーキット内で走ってみた。風の音が凄かった。#suzuka#鈴鹿#モートピア#f1#race#bike#traveljapan#travel#car