Biyernes, Setyembre 23, 2016

lashyer: japan (sagot sa kahirapan)

nag-japan kami lashyer. ang buong akala ko nai-blog ko na ang tungkol dito pero upon looking back at the posts, waley. wit pala akong na-blogels abawt japan. di ko na rin makita yung dati kong draft na ginawa sa listahan ng mga posts. ang weird. buhket kaya? saan napunta yon.. hindi naman ako nagdi-delete basta ng mga drafts. henewei..

similar with sked as previous year's paghahanap kay Li Min Ho sa kor'yaOctober, ngayon level-up ang aurahan, mas mahal. napa-nganga kami sa gagastusin lalo na kaming tatlo ni Darla at Trixie kasi mas mahaba ang stay namin, me extra 2days pa kaming mananatili kasi pupunta pa kaming Kyoto at Nagoya. so spell NGANGA. pero sa kabila non alam naming magiging masaya itwu. kasama rin namin ang iba pa naming friends with their pamelis. pero si Darla at Trixie lang ang me character build-up na dito sa blogelya kaya't sila lang ang importante. lol
Welcome to Japan!
so we started out in Tokyoone hell of a busy city. but ironically it isn’t as noisy as it seem, likas kasing hindi maingay ang mga hapon, at ang linis linis pwede kang humiga sa gitna ng daanan! the people seem to have their own personal businesses—walang pakialaman mga teh! kahit maglulumpasay ka pa sa daan, titingnan ka lang nila sabay kebs. ganurn dourn. at hungdameeng gwapo at cuties as in!! i thought sa Kor'ya ko mai-experience ang makasalubong lahat ng asian cuties sa daan pero hindi, sa Tokyo mga bakla! Tokyo is also famous as a food,  shopping, and fashion haven. jusko, nakakalula sa dami ng sosyal na shops at sosyal na mga tao, at habang naglalakad ka sa daan feeling mo parang andun ka sa isang malaking fashion show! kaya nakiki-ootd na rin kami. we spent 2-days in Tokyo.

greeted by a gentle morning light & cool weather
ganito kalinis ang mga kalye nila
a busy street crossing
tropa of youngsters

hop-on hop-off double decked city bus tour
the famous Hachiko bronze statue

 view from the Starbucks of this famous, Japan's busiest junction
the Tokyo night scene


at the Gotemba Premium Outlets. shopping!
Mt. Fuji at the background, w/ Jes
life-size Gundam! na-meet ko rin xa. OMG! moment
Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo
on the second night  we rode a night bus to Osakaanother major Japanese city. bonggaloo ang night bus nila! bongga rin naman ang syudad na itwu pero hindi na kami masyadong nabigyan ng chance na makapamasyal pa, maliban sa Mangga Cafe (pwedeng maligo sa loob), lalo kasi ang ipinunta namin dito talaga ay ang Universal Studios, dahil sa Harry Potter theme park attraction. makakapasok na ako ng Hogwarts! another OMG! moment na naman itwu. lol
  
 

in fairness, ang di ko makakalimutan dito ay ang napakasarap na frozen Butterbeer (na 500 pesos lang naman! me maliit at 280 yata..) at ang unforgettable sumptuous full meal experience ko sa Three Broomsticks. OMG. aside from the awesome authentic feel and ambiance, the food was really OMG! ang sharaap! hindi xa medyo mahal kasi MAHAL talaga xa. nga lang pero hindi itwu araw-araw mangyayari sa buhay bakla ko so kineri ko na, pinush ko na. at sa sobrang pagka-overwhelmed ko sa dinner, nakalimutan kong me camera pala akong bitbit at dapat di nakalimutang mag-selfie. watda-eff. 
the Harry Potter theme park entrance
Hogwarts Castle
look at the roofing windows draped w/ fake snow
look at my scarf, naka terno sa background. lol
interior: statue of the Hippogriff
interior: high ceiling w/ moving fotos on the wall
souvenirs & memorabilia!

after the Harry Potter adventure bumalik na yong mga ibang kasama namin sa Tokyo while me, Trixie at Darla nanatili sa US (universal studios teh). inabot kami ng gabi sa paglilibot sa US timing rin na me holloween churvaleklek palang magaganap sa gabi. so nagsilabasan na lahat ng mga zombie sa US! bakla yong ibang zombadingz me mga hawak silang chainsaw at kung tatanga-tanga ka, nasa likod mo na pala ampota at bigla na lang paaandarin ang chainsaw at jusko magugulat ka! tumalon nga bigla ang boobs ko eh. si Trixie biglang napalundag sa gulat at si Darla muntik nang mahulog sa gutter.


at the Universal Studios Osaka, w/ Darla
on the following day we headed to Kyoto—my beloved KYOTO! sa lahat ng napuntahan ko isa ito sa napa-nganga talaga ako sa ganda. as in W-O-W nganga! shett ang ganda at ang bango. ang linis linis. kung gaano kalinis ang Tokyo at Osaka, times two ang Kyoto mga bakla! ang Kyoto ang parang isang probinsya kung saan, if you’re looking for an old japanese scenery & feel, this town is a must-go destination. ang mga bahay dito yung parang makikita mo sa Doraemon. dito rin makikita ang mga (authentic) geishas na lumalabas tuwing gabi papunta sa kani-kanilang trabaho. bonggaloo di ba? must-exerience din ang mga kainan dito, pero mas mahal. lol. Kyoto is really unforgettable. kaya’t kung magja-japan kayo wag kalimutang mag-Kyoto!
 
Trixie, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (Kyoto bamboo forest)

the Doraemon houses neighborhood. lol
red, orange, & yellow autumn foliage @ the background
must try: authentic Matcha Ice Cream!
a gravel walk path to the Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto
the Golden Pavilion Temple (Kinkaku-ji) w/ Darla & Aya, Kyoto
old Japanese cemetery adjacent to the Bamboo Grove
on my way up to Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto
Trixie at the Fushimi Inari-taisha zen
on our sixth and last day day, Trixie, Darla and i headed to Nagoya. wala na kaming masyadong nagawa sa Nagoya pasyal-pasyal na lang, baka sakaling me makasalubong kaming yakuza. lol. doon na rin kami namili ng mga pasalubong galore kasi me murang tindahan ng mga pasalubong sa Nagoya. from there bumalik kami ng airport via the bullet train-Shinkansen, sosyal, another OMG moment kasi ang mahal ng ticket parang nag-eroplano! mura na nga daw yung nabili namen pero mahal pa rin. on the evening will then be our flight back to cebu Pilipins.  
on our way to pasalubong store, w/ trixie, Nagoya
sa bawat paglalakad me pupuntahan. sa bawat pupuntahan me mga matutuklasan at matototunan. tingnan ang paligid, masdan ang mga tao. langhapin ang hangin at amuyin ang halimuyak ng isang mabuting karanasan, kasi ang bawat lakad ay matatapos din sa bawat hakbang ng ating mga paa.. so hayun, hanggang sa susunod na namang gala.
hello Hong Kong!





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Lunes, Setyembre 19, 2016

deeshyer: hk!

it’s official, i already filed a week’s leave on October for a flyaway. yes mga froglettaloo, i think i really needed a week to desaturate myself from much work. pangangatawanan ko na ang sinabi kong “Feb to May to sail away, October to fly”. this time magho-Hong Kong ako.

everyone's been there except me, hmm..at least with the people that i know. different feedbacks both good and…not so good arrayed their adventures while they were having their soul search. lol. pero mas madali sa HK kasi di na kailangang mag-apply at magpa-process pa ng visa ang mga beki la fea.

while i was still planning for my next trip earlier deeshyer it happened that my friends who are now living & working in Singapore were hankering about going back to Hong Kong on October, so when they told me if i’d be interested in joining them i made a quite no-so-well-thought decision and affirmed right away. a pretty quick Yes was that. agad agad.

so the trip was almost pretty arranged, round trip local and international tickets (we booked earlier this year so we could avail the cheaper airline promos!), the apartment where we will be staying, and of course our itinerary. bumili na nga ako ng bagong trolley bagelya at mga susuotin. lol. speaking of the apartment, me nakuha kami sa Airbnb (fotos below). located at the center of Mong Kok, so entertainment, shopping, eating & leisurewise, it's just downstairs. the place is nice and pretty decent. basing at the comments & feedback, the hostLuluis very nice and accommodating. at amin yong buong apartment for 5days! kewl isn't it?

sa hindi sinasadyang pagkakataon, parang 2 consecutive years na ‘kong nakakapasyal outside the pilipins starting noong kor’ya experience ko, sumo-social climb? lol. saka ko lang itwu napansin. hk will be my 3rd. lashyer pala, together with some friends kasama rin sina Trixie at Darla, we went to Japan. at dahil wala pala akong nai-blog about ditu, will make a sepatrate post for it.

i'd wish to take as much fotos during the trip (which i don't really do) so i could share something dito sa blogelya. so wish me luck on my HK trip on October.

mong kok apartment bedroom -a
the living area to the kitchen
living area to the bedrooms
taps & bowls
me bonus pang sitting area sa roof deck!



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