Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tokyo DisneySea (Part 2)

Part 1 here

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So after walking around me and dad felt quite hungry so we stopped by a random eatery at Mediterranean Harbor area and bought gelato parfaits, I didn't know that using the souvenir cup will cost more so I just nod when the lady at the counter asked me ;___; it's like freaking ¥800 when with plastic cup ¥450, but it's cute and I didn't buy anything while I was at DisneySea (yes I know I'm stingy) so I think it wasn't that bad.
I swear the parfait is like, the best ever I have ever tasted in my life. It wasn't too sour nor too sweet, and was both soft and crunchy because of the sprinkles. Imagine eating amazing dessert in amazing place with breeze blowing, and songs similar to what you usually hear in Aria episodes playing. God.

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Did I mention DisneySea is a cute kids factory?ヽ(。´ω`。)

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Baimomo crochet collar; Thrifted skirt
DisneySea = nautical colors + sailor collar haha geddit? Was it just me or when I was walking alone a gyaru with her friends passed me by and shouted kawaii. Okay please let me at least be happy and naive once. Then we headed to Port Discovery Area and I saw something bright-A ride with short queue! That's the story of how we ride Aquatopia.

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DSC_0182 Time passed so fast because suddenly it was already time to meet up with the whole group (4 hours is not enough, really). When I arrived at the gate I saw girls wearing lolita dresses was about to go in (✧◡✧) but, theme park at 4 in the afternoon? If I was them I'd have come real early in the morning and gone home after closing time hahaha kiasu.
Then we headed to Shinjuku to eat Yakiniku. While I was in Kabukicho area, I saw hosts and I was quite shocked. They really have that kind of hair and the one I passed by was really handsome, with typical bishounen face (*A*) and then the restaurant I went to didn't feel like restaurant at all because all of the waiters and waitress were so good looking it was like I was in a maid or butler cafe hhhhhhh self esteem

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Tokyo DisneySea (Part 1)

It seems like I'll be talking too much during my Japan posts (what to do, I'm really excited in sharing it with everyone!) but there is always a choice to ignore it anyway (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
So I spent my night on the plane and it was my first time. It's great to have your night sleep on the sky especially when you have long hour flight but you will look scary when you reach the destination ;___; after I arrived at Narita the tour bus took us to Disney Sea. It was really windy! But seemed like God was so kind it didn't rain on that day.
I know Japanese loves to queue but didn't expect them to queue for nearly 5 meters just for having their photo taken with the statue. Another shocking view was when I saw them already made a looong line in front of Broadway Music Theatre, an hour before the Big Band Beat show started. I mean, it's just a show not a ride or something....

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Do you spot those school girls at theme park during school hour?! Japan was really hard. I had to cooperate with students looking more mature than me, oshare couples, and parents that looked like my age. What.
I decided to go to Journey to the Center of the Earth first. But after waiting for about 20 minutes an announcement was made. Couldn't make anything out since it was in Japanese but it seemed like we couldn't ride it anymore and for exchange they gave us a fast pass ticket valid for almost every ride. OK NOW GO TO NEXT THRILLING RIDE ADRENALINE HERE I COME.

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I hate how I often make weird face with stiff lips, but aside from my mouth everything looks nice on the photo so I still post it haha. Look at how windy it was. And I found random ducks. Ducks. Why.
Apparently that guy was asking for a map to the sweeping man and suddenly a chinese battle theme out of nowhere started playing and the sweeping man acted like they're going to fight and made some fighting moves hahaha, but in the end he gave the theme park map. I love how DisneySea put everything into detail!
Next is Tower of Terror! (⊙﹏⊙) queue was really long but didn't matter because I got the fast pass ticket.

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And that was my last photo before the staff told me to turn off my camera. Oops. Everyone was looking at me. The ride was fantastic! First they gather about 15 people and began the tour of the mansion. Again, in Japanese so I didn't understand a thing www then we ride an elevator kinda thing and it brought us up reaaaaaally high until we could see the whole scenery of Disneysea and dooooown until no gravity. I thought I've lost my flying skirt omg.

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This ride is always full. Based from the board, waiting would spend approximately 80 minutes so it was a no to me. Looked really fun though  (ง ⌣ ~ ⌣) ง and then what I did was just strolling around, looking for a ride with short queue even if it wasn't possible.

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Okay please wait for the part 2! Because I took too many photos, 700 photos in 3 days hahaha. Japan is that awesome. I think now I can be a Tumblr (and Flickr) famous with my vintage Japanese alley photos. (❁ ◠ ﹏ ◠)
Eep. Did I mention I dyed my hair? Yes I dyed it brown (and it turned dark brown). Somehow it makes my skin looks more tan but I still like it! (´◡ω◡`)

Click here for the part 2!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My dreams are dancing

Um, hello! It's been a long time, isn't it? Well for me it is because I finally went to Japan on Tuesday, and just came back on Friday. It was only a good 4 days. I still think I'm really lucky because I got to visit a country I've been dreaming of even just for short period of time.

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The first time I stepped my foot into Narita Airport I immediately realized that Japan (okay, Tokyo) has this particular aroma. It's not that I love to sniff things I just saw (!!) But it's just like when you come to someone's house and you can smell that specific scent. In other places I found the smell inside buildings, but in Japan I could feel it everywhere...Maybe it's just me because I'm weird like that but I'd just like to know if anyone ever felt the same? ٩(๑`ȏ´๑)۶

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Starting from the third day I always woke up at 6 in the morning, left the hotel along with my camera, and before the breakfast time started I already showed up at the hotel again. I wanted to experience what it feels like to be a normal Tokyo resident so on that day I walked around, turned wherever I felt like to and bought something from conbini (you will find them in any kind of place). Then sat on park bench (this, also is everywhere) and started munching my food. The weather on Tsuyu is nice when it's not windy. It was mild, tad cold, and it was just perfect.

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The trip overall was really fun. I got to visit many districts and meet amazing people. I love being in Tokyo because I had tons of walking companions with muscly calves (just like myself....), and even though most people are pretty and skinny and stylish I didn't feel out of place; I met numbers of cute chubby girls and they were freaking concerned about what they wore.

The only thing I regret is I didn't have fun enough. I spent too much time trying to find perfect souvenirs for everyone, worrying about small matter like that when I myself don't have much time to enjoy between the strict schedules of the tour. Some more my father got pissed off of me too because he thought I already bought too many things (that is waaaay cheaper in Japan than in any Indonesian online shop). Actually compared to other people in our tour group, ours were just like 1/4 of what they bought hahaha. But I'm still a grateful and obedient and calculative daughter so in the end I only bought things I thought I really needed, in an enough, erm, small amount. Just hoping people will be considerate because vacation in fact is for, well, purely relaxing, and above was the real reason why I didn't manage to get all stuffs people ask. I'm sorry. Maybe next time I'm going anywhere I won't tell people at all. Not intending to be rude but that's what I feel, really.
And I think stuffs in Japan are not that expensive. Not because I'm rich or I'm a spoiled brat, but really. It's not as cheap as it can get in Indonesia, but if you dig more, you'll find. I've found plenty of ¥390-ish small restaurants (mostly ramen and the price is written in front of the shop), onigiri at conbini is around ¥110 if you're really running out of money, I bought shorts as cheap as ¥490 in Ginza; that high-end shopping place, and brought home a ¥913 brand new Olive des Olive (!!!) knit outerwear. Wooo seems like my cheapskate sense has increased! ƪ(ˆ▽ˆ)ʃ For the trip I will make a haul post!

Anyway that's all for the long wordy post. There will be more post about Japan. I hope you won't be bored. 
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