Well, this is it. I’m leaving tomorrow and Japan will be left behind. A lot of stuff has happened over the past two years that I never really got to write about on this blog, but pretty much no one reads it anyway, so yeah
I never really thought I would be this sad to to leave but here I am wishing for just a bit more time. Still, at the same time I’m eager to get back to my wonderful life back home where everything is good and right (in my world). So all in all, it was one incredible experience but I’m happy to go home now.
Thankyou everyone <3
Yes I know my life is not a Black Eyed Peas album but whatever.
Today was the last day of TBH (the big holiday!) In the morning we left lovely Palace Japan and split up; dad and Felix went to Akihabara and mum and I went back to Shibuya to shop. I got a really pretty top at good old 109, then we hopped on many trains, then a plane to get back home to Hiroshima.
All in all it was a great holiday!
(Great, if I was this sad in 8 days think how sad I’ll be to be leaving Sunami after 2 whole years!!!! D:)
Today we went to Ameyoko-cho, and big market area. It wasn’t really my scene (fashion capitals – see day 7 – being more my scene) but I had a good time and scored some black Converses.
After that we went to Tokyo station and watched bullet trains, including this sexy beast:
looked at lots of shops, and ran into this dude:
That pretty much took up the whole day, so, yeah!
awesome iphone/itouch home button stickers!!!
Today was our last day of skiing I went back to the skis. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too good but we gave it all we had. Yeah, man.
After lunch we packed our bags, said farewell to the St Antons and hopped on the shinkansen (bullet train) to Tokyo, where we will be spending the last 3 nights of the Big Holiday. We checked into our hotel; it was really nice and new! Not to mention I found it
Hotel Palace Japan. (Unfortunately not my photography. Note the two IMACS in the corner!!! )
We went down to the supermarket and bought ourself a feast and then ate it at the hotel – my dinner was yogurt, granola and a banana. Woohoo! After that I was so tired I crashed into bed. Can’t wait for the next exciting saga in Tokyo!!!
Stay tuned trusty readers! xo
The name pretty much says it all…….today on snowboard it was terrible weather and I had a pretty horrible time. Because I didn’t have goggles I couldn’t see in front of myself, it was snowing in my face, I was freezing etc. etc.
We headed home early in the afternoon and chilled back at lovely Haus St Anton. Before dinner, though, I was forced to go in an Onsen (Japanese hot springs). In case you didn’t know I LOATHE Onsens, and for a good reason too! It’s a lot of people in a hot steamy bath, naked. I think I’ve said enough there.
ancient traditional tissue box
Today we left our wifi-free hotel and went by bullet train, then bus to our cute little lodge, Haus St Anton. The food is DELICIOUS and it’s a log house!!! There was also soooooo much snow it was unbelievable!!! If only it snowed this much in Sunami
We then headed off to the slopes. (We are in a ski town; the ski complex is in walking distance.) This particular one is popular with foreigners too we saw lots of English-speaking people. The weather was ok; it was snowing lightly but we still managed to have an amazing time on the fantastic slopes!!! (Seriously – there are so many to choose from and there’s so much to explore!) In Japan skiing and snowboarding are equally popular do both at a ski field. Today I picked skiing with mum and Dad and Felix did snowboarding, but I have snowboarded before and am looking forward to it!
We finished up early in the afternoon and crashed at the lovely lodge until we were fed dinner – absolutely incredibly high-quality food served over a two-hour period! So that was exhausting in itself too.
All in all a great fun day though – can’t wait to ski/snowboard some more!!!
***The Capp family is on a big adventure of 8 days of skiing and sightseeing!!! Stay tuned for the latest updates.***
Today we departed our home in Hiroshima and flew from Hiroshima Airport to Tokyo.
the 'friendly airport' bus
We then checked in at our hotel, which (GASP) didn’t have free internet/wifi :O However it more than made up for it by having a large complex with an aquarium and a roller coaster to name a few!! We watched the dolphin show and seal show, both of which were great.
(That thing in the middle is apparently a crab…)
For dinner we caught the train to Shimbashi and had soba (Japanese noodles). Passing by we saw this:
They sure love their big eyes in this country!!!
We also passed this old-style bar:
Unfortunately after eating dinner I got massive stomach cramps and was in excruciating pain the whole way home And no, I did not exaggerate in the slightest.
That’s it for today! Tomorrow we are going straight to Nagano to ski. I can’t wait!!!
Yes, it’s the last everything around here lately.
Last PJO concert (sob), last day of school (sob), last soccer match (sob)…….on and on it goes!!!
It’s all finishing up now but I still have lots to blog about so keep on reading folks!
Here are some photos of the gifts I was showered with:
School — 2 massive photo albums filled with induvidual messages from all my class members and every single teacher in the school! Plus heaps of other photos.
I also got this from the members of the brass band:
Soccer — a really cool towel with my name on it, plus this nice album!!!
These fully sick gifts will help me remember all the great times I had here!
see you!!! ＼(^o^)／