Embracing the British Winter

Longing to embrace another winter season would be my best reason why I decided to come back to the UK this year – especially in December.

Nothing can beat the feeling of mine to touch the snowflakes *i wonder if snow will come in the UK*, to feel the winter breeze and especially just to wear coats, boots, mittens and muffler for the most right reason.

Most of my friends would say things like; “why winter?”, “winter is gloomy!”, “not enough sunshine” – up to the point…”i can’t put on my sexy dress in winter!” …
well me? i don’t care…i love the cold *Indonesia is full of sunshine and hot and humid…got enough of it!* – everything looks sparkle and festive!

well hello winter! 🙂

what can you do…

you can’t control the weather, but you can control your mood.
you can’t change your look, but you can smile.
you can’t control others, but you can control yourself.
you can’t foresee tomorrow, but you can utilise today wisely.
you can’t win everything, but do your best to achieve that.
~ wish u can face the daily life positively and always be happy…

Aloha! Hello 2014…

Here i am – still the same *well physically – not getting slimmer anyway ~

Some updates…
I left the year of 2013 as it is – no regret, no need to feel sorry to myself, too relieve to grieve and some things remains not to be understood.
Nevertheless, I love 2013!
From my countless journey – Japan then Singapore then the UK, my uncountable memories – Ayumi Hamasaki’s concert then the first time ever visit to Wales, my priceless lessons of life – how to appreciate others then how to accept the truth about love, my valuable friendships that across the countries and continents – met my best friend in everywhere I travel to…
those are not to be count like 1…2…3 – because all of them are incalculable…

Therefore…
I am still me – nothing change…still have a huge desire to travel;
..love to chat, love to talk, love to argue…*proud being a Gemini
..love to smile yet quite often to cry;
..fancy Disney Princess and Barbie – and oh…Princess Jasmine is my favourite one!
..fancy Polar Bear *was a big fan of Knut;
..like anime – my favourites are Tennis no Oujisama, Rozen Maiden, Uta no Prince-sama, Meitantei Conan and Kindaichi;
..like a 15 years old girl despite of my real age ~ *having no shame about it

2014
I do still want to do something amazing – go in a different path than before…
…I don’t have an exact resolution …I just wish everything would be better for me, you and every soul in this whole wide world…

WELCOME TO MY LIFE dear 2014!

xoxo,

on my own…

At one time moment, we do have to realise that we all live for our own sake – not for anyone else. Maybe that’s why most of us had and will have bittersweet memories, ups and downs time, heartbroken, feeling love and be loved.

Nevertheless, the fact that “human is the social creature that have been created by God” – then, i do realise that in the end one have to fight for its own life – as no one will understand what one would wants as well as maybe none of them will be willing enough to stand with us in our hard and difficult times.

I had learn enough about how to sacrifice everything for someone that i care and love dearly. I may have it more than enough – yet never tired of doing the exact same thing – just towards different person.

…At last however not the least…i do love my life for every single tiny reason and will living my life without any regrets ~ lesson learned and keep on learning until the end of time with believing myself that i am blessed…

Friendship means…

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The greatest thing in life is finding someone who knows all about you and your mistakes, and still sees the best in you.

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Hard times will always reveal true friends.

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A true friend sees the first tear, catches the second, and stops the third.

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Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.

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Best friends are people you know you don’t need to talk to every single day. You don’t even need to talk to each other for weeks, but when you do, it’s like you never stopped talking.

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Unlike Barbies, my girls and me, aren’t sold separately.

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fight for you. Respect you. Include you. Encourage you. Need you. Deserve you. Stand by you.

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source…unknown

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from #Tokyo to #Saitama to #Kanagawa #Japan

on how i view Japan…

from Shibuya to Saitama

my “forever” bestie!

we’ve been friends since we are in kindergarten – as she now lives here, so i couldn’t see her as many times as before…this shall be my 1st reason why i love Japan or being here…*smile of happiness ~

with Nichi and Nio

Arvenichi & Arvenio

these two boys are so adorable…i’ll miss them so munchies when i got back.

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Choco Melon Pan

love this type of bread so munchies! bought it in 7-eleven for only 98 Yen or about £0.70! also…its tasty!

KitKat Green Tea

Kit Kat ~ Green Tea

Japan would be the only place that you can get this Kit Kat ~ even they have Kit Kat with Wasabi flavour

Ginza Mitsukoshi

Mitsukoshi at Ginza

not only loving the Mitsukoshi, but all over Ginza ~ well, this is the shopping madness in me…

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Nakamise at Asakusa Sensoji

look at those cute lil’snacks! only in Japan that they do have Doraemon shape for cakes!

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Nakamise at Asakusa Sensoji

the sandals or Geta for men and women when they are wearing kimono or hakama ~

Sensoji

Sensoji Asakusa Kannon (Temple)

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Asakusa Station (Ginza Line)

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What will the paper tells you? Fortune or Un-? ~

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Food Show at Tokyu Plaza, Shibuya

one word! FABULOUS and DELICIOUS! *two words then… :))

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Tokyo Station

Narita Express

Narita Express Train

NEX or Narita Express will take you from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station in an hour!


last one…but not least…

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Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Live in Concert at Saitama Super Arena

she has been my idol for 10 years…for those 10 years, i’ve been longing and dreaming to be able to watch her live in concert as she may never be coming down to south or south east Asia…so, being able to see her in Saitama Super Arena was perfect!

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the shoppe is the sport

can’t deny it no more ~ shopping is truly my definition of doing sports or exercises …(quite believe my Dad will staring at me if i say this in front of him…)

however…girls or ladies or women or female or whatever it wants to be called…we love to shop!
i believe more than 50% of all women in the world love to shop ~

when i shop …well anyone and everyone ~ of course we have to walk to see the items right? call this one “walking” but not on the treadmill…then *well…for me since i’m short – 157cm* quite often i can’t reach an item that i like easily, so that i have to stretch out my hand ~ call this one “stretching”!
next…after shops after shops after another shops…surely i will have some things on my hand that i have to carry everywhere ~ call this “weight’lifting”

so? we do sport huh?

Shopping is a Sport

xoxo…

welcome to Tokyo #Japan

arrived in Tokyo on Friday ~ i was happy into tears…i just can’t express the value of the happiness for being here again. since this is my 3rd visit to come here on my own – so, i decided not to stay in a hotel, not only because of their bloody expensive price but also i have this desire to live on my own in a small Japanese apartment…

so…here i am, staying at Shibuya-ku – around 7 minutes walk to Shibuya Station that is always full with teenagers and tourist, especially at the Hachiko statue area…
the apartment is small – only 20sqm, but its nice, cozy and clean – honestly, i can’t ask for anything better than this.

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Aoyama-dori

this is the main street – go straight and you will see Shibuya Station – and to my left is the Aoyama Gakuin University

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Ryowa Palace Aoyama Minami

this is the flat where i live in while i’m in Tokyo – i know it’s a bit messy but it’s so comfortable…

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let’s do cooking!

this is the thing that i do when i get bored in the flat…COOK!

PERFECT! 🙂

my dream come true ~ #AyumiHamasaki

it is actually a simple dream to be said,
nevertheless…
if you have to consider all the conditions and situations,
then it is difficult to make “this dream” or wish or hope or any words that is capable to express the desire i have inside for…*let me count* …around 10 years?

and yeap ~
to be able to watch Ayumi Hamasaki in Japan! *tears come out ~
oh well…i can’t express my happiness better than that – since i believe my 1 hour will-power and determination was totally paid-off! *since…the website is all in Japanese characters ~

see…
i am still a Japanese fan or lover,
from its language to its culture – from history to their modern life
nevertheless…
what amaze me the most is that Japanese people are able to preserve their old ancient traditions  – mention those all Matsuri they are having annually…uncountable!

then…how Kyoto still famous with its Gion – where we could actually see the Maiko and Geisha in their formal kimono walking around with their geta!

imagine Tokyo with its all modernisation however you still can see old castle, shrines, beautiful parks with its own history and sometimes you can see the children in their kimono attending some celebrations at their school or at the shrine.

Japan is still fascinate me up to now…as well as their Sakura trees when it blooms ~
…still i so can’t wait what Japan will show me next!

…anyway, i’ll stop here…
my purpose of writing this one post is just to express my overwhelm happiness,
#AyumiHamasaki

xoxo ~