Sorry for the hiatus guys, been going through a rough patch now and so much for a better 2016 with it starting with more shit than 2015, thank you for nothing asshat. So i need some major distraction to keep myself from crying my eyes out everyday and reminded myself i had happier times alone- In Chiba of course!
Who needs men right? They give you nothing but empty promises, rip your hearts out and leave you there to bleed emotionally while they can continue with their gaming and other childish fantasies like nothing has happened. Also realized when i am F*cking pissed i tend to type so much faster than my usual typing speed.
GOAL(s) for 2016 :
- Forget men, not worth my time. Seriously. Ain't going to commit & grow with me. then please go back to your child day care where you belong.
- Go on more SOLO travels (especially Japan)
- Do not hesitate to slap/ step (literally) on men who underestimates me. Time to make use of my tomboy skills again.
I sincerely apologize for suddenly starting a post this way but i can't find any other ways to put it as that is what i am feeling right now, so much pain but all the cries are turned to his deaf ears while his friends are the ones taking up my gross sobbing. Sorry about that but thank you 2 for being there.
Time to start for the happy part of this blogpost because life is too short to be sad over one thing right? Also i can assure you guys that i am trying very hard not to be sarcastic in this post, so please do bear with me if i suddenly break into another round of rant in between lel.
No, i ain't turning into Julia Roberts in Love.Eat.Pray (whichever the order, i couldn't care less lol).
On the 3rd day, it was another fun filled day for all of us but this time it's literally in the fields & mountains of Atago, heart of Kimitsu City, wakaba-ku and Narita as our last stop.
But let me start from the super beginning of the day, brace yourself for another lengthy post but this time more pictures and i'll try to cut down on the talking lol.
Can you guys believe i woke up 5am AUTOMATICALLY (well the alarm rang at one point la lol) just to catch the beautiful sunrise while chilling in an onsen? Just for a frigging sunrise i am amazed myself too lol, slept only like 2-3 hours because i was busy repacking my suitcase and coordinating my clothes for morning.
You have no idea how cold it was to go outdoors for the onsen at 5.30am, makes me wonder how do people even do it seriously wtf. For those who has been to an onsen would know the rules of no large towels in the bathing and soaking premises except as small hand towel so tell me, what can a small hand towel do for you except cover your crotch area while you willingly walk out into the open COLD WINTER morning just for a hot soak lol wtf.
An experience nonetheless, did so many crazy things here just for the sake of "trying" and now looking back it felt kinda dumb haha. But how often do you even get to enjoy nature doing it's work (not shitting lol) while you sit back and relax in a pool filled with steaming hot water that feels so right for a cold winter's morning.
This is a built in onsen in Kamogawa Grand Hotel by the way, it's big and the best time to have this whole place all to yourself (especially shy people) is very early morning and late at night around 1am before they close.
There's just so many reasons to stay in this hotel, so best i list them all out below here:-
Reasons to stay @ Kamogawa Grand Hotel
- Great strategic location with rooms built facing the sea for sunrise & sunset view
- Public Open air Onsen that opens from 5am-9.30am & 11pm- 1am
- Famous Surfing Location
- Traditional Tatami room sleeping experience (what more can i say lol)
- Delicious fresh seafood served daily (highly recommend the full Japanese dinner set)
- Private Japanese banquet room for large groups available
- Souvenir shop available on 1st floor
- Kombini-s nearby (24 hrs)
Website for more info on facilities : www.kgh.ne.jp/english
Didn't get to soak in the onsen long as much as i wanted to, since i was planning to have a stroll by the beach before heading back up to get ready by 8am. See? Ini panggil "progressive" lol
I usually get questions like how long i roughly take to doll up etc and that made me kinda curious too lol. How long exactly do i usually take to look presentable so I tried doing my make up & hair while recording it which totaled up about 30 minutes lol. Is that considered long girls? XD
And back in ponpon land the most obvious thing to do is use my Canmake cosmetics since this is their birthplace :-P
Seriously the sunrise here is beyond amazing, this is my actual first experience watching a complete sunrise instead of the usual partial ones i've seen back in Malaysia and most of the time it's being blocked by buildings lol.
This is a full view of it from over the horizon (cheh, sound like Lion King pulak) as it rises the golden rays pours into the sea and fills the skies. Makes me reflect that how grateful i am to be alive to see all this despite all the nonsense that has trampled me over again and again making me feel like giving up on life because at that moment what's the point of living when all to it is just misery? Going back to nature is one way to find back what is lost and be at peace with myself even if it's for a little while. Now i feel like being a hermit lol wtf.
This house has been in the family for over 180 years, and there is a saying in Japanese folkore that once an item of possession turns 100 years old it will start to form a life of it's own like a living thing lol, Not here to scare you but i do find this fascinating :-P
Watch me make Futomaki like a PRO! Bwahaha, i might have sucked badly while trying to make an Okazari but at least i can make pretty looking fat sushi rolls.
Had so much fun doing hands-on stuff in Shibaraki-san's house and i believe that during travels, this method allows travelers to get a full experience of life as a local rather than just watching, also getting their hands dirty shouldn't be a problem as the outcome of it would be a precious memory :)
Who doesn't want a lifetime experience of learning from a pro wei!
Because i know i do, and if you don't that's your loss :-P
Now at least i can try to practice making this at home for my future bento, which i will eat ALONE, because no one to share with now. So sad lel.
In case you guys didn't know about the meaning of futomaki, it literally direct translates to fat roll lol.
After our sushi making classes with the ever so patient oka-san, which we are so grateful for her guidance and even got to eat our handmade prizes as part of our lunch for the day!
You may contact them through this website for booking & visitation inquiries.
Off to our next destination in Kimitsu City to visit (actually our much overdue exercise lol) the mysterious enchanting waterfall that has captured the breath of many visitors from far & wide who came here just to see this after a photographer by the name of Yuzoooo whom posted it on his instagram account. You may view the legendary photo here, now i am hoping one day i'll get to meet him in person and do a mononoke hime shoot here >w< lol
Nomizo no Taki WaterfallAddress: 1954-17 Sasa, Kimitsu-shi, Chiba-ken 292-0526, Japan
Dragon FarmAddress: 264 0007, 1354 Oguracho, Wakaba Ward, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture 264-0007, Japan
Haha, everyone's tired face instantly perked up at the thought of shopping, and this isn't just an ordinary shopping mall. In fact it's the famous Don Quijote, one of tourist favorite stores to visit when they come to Japan because it has everything, literally every single thing under one roof.
From beauty, to household items, fresh food to souvenirs, they have it all, it might cost a lil bit more from other places but at least you are paying for convenience than to visit multiple specialty stores just to get things you need.
And the Don Quijote we are visiting isn't your average Don Quijote. It's a MEGA Don Quijote and like it's name this store has x10 times more stuffs than their usual outlets.
As a tourist you should be well aware that you are entitled for tax exemption but of course with a minimal purchase of 5000 ¥ for food & beauty category and 10,000 ¥ for electronics.
Make sure to have your passport prepared and presented at the cashier.
Another reason why this Don Quijote is famous among tourists that flies to and from Narita airport it's because of the short distance of the airport from Don Quijote it's like about 10 minutes?
And trust me when i say 1 hour here isn't enough to shop lol.
There's just so many sections to go through properly one by one, unless you are just briefly scanning through or you know what you want get already.
Spent a total of 5000 ¥ here lol but much more in Jusco which i will reveal later on my next post which will be the last activity day for me here in Chiba *sobs* how i wish it did not have to end so soon :'(
What did i buy in Don Quijote?
- Facial & Foot Masks
- Food/snacks for souvenirs
- Make Up souvenirs
- Make Up removers (Bifesta is cheap here!)