Saturday, September 28, 2013

September Get-away Trips

Hello there... i feel like blogging again... it's been a long time i never updated this photo blog of mine ... how i wish i can find time to continue posting some of my activities here again.
I actually started to renew the template of this blog and i still need to do something about some other changes coz many of my old photos and displays here are missing and disconnected already  ... however,  i still have problem with my time and maybe i need more efforts and determinations to continue this ... so, maybe if i am fully back to reality... meaning the old me lol ... i can make an effort to post more in the future.

Oh well... September is hereeee ... meaning autumn is almost around the corner !   There were many 3 weekend holidays  and i enjoyed them thru travelling and driving ...  ;-)

HAKONE with my bff--- Liza and papa

Hakone Tenseien ... nice Ryoukan
with excellent rooftop onsen, lovely gardens, falls and ponds 


Mt. Fuji in September ... photo taken from Tomei Fuji 

 -ODAIBA with Papa and Sachan-

 I think Odaiba is the next fav place of my family in Tokyo next to Disney Resort :P
This is one of the popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo.  
 The Liberty Statue from France, the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower at the back.  If i need to fan my camera on my right ... we can see the new highest tower in Tokyo, the Sky Tree. 
 Papa's fav restaurant

We stayed in Grand Pacific Le Daiba again 
Shopping time ...wooohooo ;-) 

Ooedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba

ouch! ouch! ouch!

Tokyo Trick Art Museum 

Takoyaki character <3 nbsp="">

Early Showa generation

Ramen Town in Odaiba

Tomei Expressway from Fuji 

By the way ... to everyone sending their comments... thanks a lot to all your inspiring words and suggestions... i enjoyed reading them ... sorry if i don't usually post all your comments here but i make effort to reply to them nway and i am keeping them all safe in my magic inbox here... heheh <3 nbsp="" p="">

Monday, September 16, 2013

Family Summer Trip in Hawaii


Hisashibuti no family travel desu!!! I think it was almost 20 years ago since we last visited Hawaii.  Thanks to my bff papie for the wonderful summer treat to me and Sachan.  
Waikiki beach
We enjoyed our everyday stay in Honolulu.    We loved the beach, our hotel, shoppings, the different shows we watched, the foods especially the mexican, the stroll around the city including our visit to Waikiki Aquarium and yes ... our new discovery, the awesome Ko Olina Beach Resort in Honolulu and next to it is the Disney Hawaii Resort, Aulani

The Hitachi Tree in Moanalua Gardens... the famous original tree used in TV commercial in Japan by Hitachi since 1973

名前も知らない気になるでしょう♪ v(*'-^*)~☆

Ko Olina Beach Resort

Japanese Obento lunch in Aulani Disney Resort

Afternoon rainbow... so lovely <3 br="">
after watching and dining at the Legends in Concert Waikiki ...

papie and sachie 

our room's veranda at hyatt regency hotel  

  It was a peaceful and satisfying trip ... thank u... arigatou ... salamat po ... mahalo ...bow m(_ _)m  

 ... until then... goodbye... aloha♪

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Summer Europe Adventure

Trip to Europe was one of my memorable adventure this summer.   This was my second time visit in Europe after that travel in Rome last 2009.
This time i was able to visit Paris and Nice in France, then travelled by train in Monaco, Florence and Venice in Italy, then Zurich, Switzerland and flew to London, England.
I was able to go around those countries and cities for only about 18 days ... the schedule was sooo hectic... this was the trip that i can tell "i am really aging !!!" lol...   it was indeed a tiring trip for me but it was such a worthy one.

One of my fave view in Paris... the famous Eiffel Tower.

Da Vinci's Monalisa... finally i met you!!!

Among the countries i visited in Europe, i think Monaco is best for me.  An elegant country.

Oldest casino in the world ... Monte Carlo Casino

I love Nice... more than i expected especially the old town.

Town plaza in Nice

Famous beach in Cannes

 Port of Cannes is on the other side of the beach

Old Town in Grasse, France

Venice ... what a lovely city! Perfect for the honeymooners.

 Exploring the enchanting maze of narrow alleys and canals was really an unforgettable experience ... grrrrr hahah.

If you are an art lover ... this is the place you should not missed.... Florence, Italy 

 This was the city where i walked and walked a lot ... just like the wandering jew, Samuel Belibeth ... lol

It was always raining when i visited Zurich.  We had a chance to go up the hill by cable car to see the overview of the city but unfortunately it was too foggy... but i enjoyed travelling by cable train around the city

 ohh yes, the old town district of Niederdolf was nice too.

 London was cool ... like in Paris, i enjoyed the London bus tour around the city.

too bad i did not meet Peter Pan and Harry Potter :P

How i wish i will be healthy always so i could visit more countries in Europe in the near future ... and if possible, maybe i want to try the backpacking trip especially if i need to visit more than 2 countries ... well, just saying coz i experienced travelling in suitcase that time and it was really hard and tough ... i thought all the train stations in Europe are as convenient as in Japan ... where they provide elevators and escalators and barrier free services.
One more thing that disappoint me were the lack of public toilets.  If you are lucky to find one, you need to pay some Euro in order to use it and you can't use the restaurant toilets not unless you will buy or eat something in that restaurant.
But generally speaking ... sightseeing was excellent ;-)

Travelling is indeed another form of learning ... not only an opportunity to learn other countries cultures and customs or being expose to different kind of people but it also teaches me about the realities in life... like from this adventure, i learned not to expect too much and always be prepared when traveling ... anything can happen... you know ;-)

i never regret i had this travel ... all good things happened were trully wonderful ... and i considered those bad things as experience.  

--thoughts to live-by--
" I believe everything happens for a reason... people change so you can learn to let go... you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right ... and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together " -- M.Monroe