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Ukishima Shitsugen (浮島湿原)

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The weather was superrrr fine one day that we just HAD to go out if not we would feel we wasted our time. And so we somehow ended up in Ukishima Shitsugen (浮島湿原). That day, we had Hashimoto-san staying with us so the 6 of us went out together! Hashimoto-san runs a business hotel in Tokyo which i think is…

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Autumn Leaves

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I have never understood the idea of enjoying the autumn leaves. So, what do you exactly do in order to enjoy the autumn leaves? C’mon, it’s just leaves on trees turning red, that’s all. This, coming from a Singaporean who has lived her entire 24 years of life in an evergreen city where leaves just turn yellow and fall off.…

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Asahiyama Zoo

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This post is gonna be about my visit to the famous Asahiyama Zoo!!! Apparently this zoo is a very popular place to work in as told to me by Mayu-chan. It’s like among the top few zoos in Japan. It is located right outside Asahikawa city  in central Hokkaido and is well known of its unique enclosures where you can…

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My Mixed Feelings towards Yama Nobori

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Within a month of staying here in Biei, i have gone mountain climbing for four times – – ->  which averages to a mountain a week! However, to say that i love this activity is rather…. untrue. BUT i don’t hate it either. Hence, i’m gonna explain my ambivalent feelings towards yama nobori (山登り) in this post. Yama no. 1…

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What am i doing here?

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Many people asked me what am i doing in Japan. Well, here are the answers to save me the trouble of repeating it again and again. 1. I went to a language school in Japan and tried to live out my own exhange experience as a student which i missed it during my university time. So, no regrets. Hehe 2. To…

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Starting Life in Hokkaido

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It has been a week since I first arrived in Hokkaido, Biei. I had earlier on liaised for a 2-month work exchange experience at a pension house here. BIEI IS FANTASTIC. I arrived on a Saturday, the busiest day of the week for the inn. Immediately, I was asked to help out despite knowing nothing about the place. The female owner…

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I’m Back!

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Hello everyone, i didn’t think it was THAT long since i last wrote something here. Well this was what happened: 1. My skin got worse ever since the natsu matsuri. It was so bad i just had to fly back to Singapore to seek treatment. 2. On the morning of 4th August, i booked a flight back home and also…

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Natsu Matsuri (夏祭り)

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Due to a huge unexpected turn of events, i was able to stay behind in Okayama to attend the annual fireworks display which was an integral part of the Natsu Matsuri (summer festival) in Japan. I was also very lucky to be invited by Fumina, my Japanese friend whom i got to know recently to watch the fireworks display together.…

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