Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Great end, great start

One thing I like about having a blog is that I can look back at how my year has been. Although one year isn't a really long period of time, I tend to forget what I've done throughout the year. So I'm glad I had my 365-project blog in 2012 to remind me of the things I did, the places I went, and the thoughts I had.

A few of my most memorable events will have to be:
1. My 21st

2. Going on my first solo trip to Japan.
Planning it took almost a month but it was well worth all that time!
I'll be blogging about it soon!

3. Meeting up with blogger girls Eleanor, Jen, Melody, Shirley and Sue

Like every other year, 2012 was filled with ups and downs. There were huge decisions I had to make and things I had to give up. Those decisions weren't easy but through them I finally have a clearer view of the road ahead of me. All in all, my 2012 has been great and I'll be happy if 2013 is anything like 2012. May 2013 be an amazing year for everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tenjin, flight from Fukuoka to Osaka

 Spent my last few hours in Fukuoka with Sayuri!

 Sayuri brought with her the polaroids we took together when she visited Melbourne!
nawww :)

Christmas "tree" in front of the station. 

She even came to the airport to send me off!
Arigato Sayuri :)

On the plane bound for Osaka!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Train tickets to Hakata! 

 Got my hair cut and dyed in Gion-machi!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Last night in Saga

 Went back to the high school I attended. It hasn't changed at all!
College exams in 61 days!

Heard from my teacher that this block will be demolished after this year.
I was really sad when I heard it because it was where my classroom was :(

The karaoke and convenience store I used to frequent during my high school days.

Welcome to Saga, the prefecture of paddy fields...and more paddy fields!
On my way home on my bike! 

View of the town from a hill. 

Ramen lunch date with my host dad. 

Last dinner in Saga.

 We had Nabe (Japanese hot pot/one pot dish)!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

To the mountains!

 Had a mini road trip with Asami and Misato!

Can't forget sticker photos!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


 Shopping and lunch with Yumi at Youme Town.

 Cute cutlery! :D
Oh and the chestnut was to die for!!

Celebratory dinner for the 1-year anniversary of my host brother's dental clinic!
Sushiro, best sushi in town!

First time having Chu-hi!
I had the one in the middle, it was a nice mix of alcohol and yogurt!

Friday, November 16, 2012

My home away from home

First meal back at my host's.
It's amazing what a simple meal can do :')

Thursday, November 15, 2012



Sunset at the Nagasaki Dejima Wharf.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Dinner with Kai.
Best wishes to all that he has planned for the future!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hiroshima, Kokura

 Visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park but it started raining heavily on the way back.

Met up with Yuki and Saki at COLET, then we went off for dinner and desserts.