the 2017 Super Summer from Kanto to Kansai to Kyushu ~

arrived in early August, Tokyo was surely hottie hot ~ well, around 30 – 32 degrees Celcius…

then the next day, i off to Osaka (Shin-Osaka) ~ and my accommodation was excellent! just 2 – 3 mins walk from the station and the view is…Shin-Osaka Station!

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I was in Osaka ~ bluntly for watching a butai 🙂 this butai was my first ever butai in Japan ~ and i watched it alone! well, a friend from Singapore was watching at the same time and day but different seats…so, arrived in Osaka quite a day before the show…i decided to look for the venue – since i am not so familiar with Osaka itself…

with a train map and much help from Google Map…found it!
as actually i was also looking around the venue and tried different paths – as which one is easier for me to come here…since Morinomiya got JR Line and Subway *but a lot of stairs to walk up with Subway ~ sighhh… ~ yet with JR, its quite a walking distance compares to Subway fufufufu…

after somedays in Kansai area – i went back to Tokyo, then i went to NEWS Koyama’s Ramen Shop *grinning hehehehe…

managed to see Koyama’s Mom ~ and i also witnessed that some fans are giving presents – either its for her or for her son ~ *uhmmm which one is likely to occur? fufufufufu…

the next day, my friend and me – we went to Tokyo Disneyland – we were actually just want to go to the Bon Voyage “Disney Mega Store” – for the sake of buying Stella Lou (for me) and Gelatoni (for my friend) – then later on we knew that to buy Duffy and friends merchandises, we need to enter the DisneySea! *sighhh ~ Disney really know how to make money huh? ~ ~ ~ so, after some minutes contemplation…we decided to buy the eeer was it Starlight or Twilight ticket? anyway, the ticket that we bought is to enter either Disneyland or Disneysea after 15:00…

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this is the huge billboards that we saw when we off from the JR Maihama ~ i shrieked out when i saw Stella Lou (the purple bunny) ~ then Gelatoni is the green cat fufufufu ~

then, after bought all those merchandises, we off to the lake to see the evening parade! Disney just never fail to amaze me!!!

the next day ~ on August 12th, we went again to Karuizawa! and i ate double scoops of Choco Mint ice cream again eh…it was gelato! 🙂 the one that NEWS’s Tegoshi ate during the summer trip to Karuizawa fufufufu…

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since basically i love mint *high five Tegoshi!!!* so, my love for this flavour just never dies! and afterwards, i found this!

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i was “GYAAAAAAAAA!” and then this drink has been my favourite drink in everywhere i go fufufufu *alright enough to fulfill my sugary needs! LOL

after Concert’s day on the 13th…my friend and me flew from Tokyo to KYUSHUUU!!!

some photos from Kyushu ~ where i went to Beppu ~ Yufuin ~ Aso ~ Hita then last Kumamoto…

i tried public onsen for the first time in Beppu, my first time stayed in a fine ryokan in Yufuin, then experience the ranch in Aso, shopped in Edo-like area in Hita and my first time to eat horsemeat sashimi in Kumamoto…all of these are beyond priceless…
i can’t tell everything in bits by bits! yet even it was a hottie hot summer ~ it was amazing!!! 🙂
i know i will not be able to walk thru this all alone…thank you 236! ❤

sincerely,
あちゃんより

the “not yet plan” in Bangkok

after i got back from my “Neverland”…my sister and my parents were randomly said… ~ “lets go to Bangkok!”
…i was like…i just got back and “heee?”

but then ~
who would be able to reject a holiday invitation?
moreover…sponsored by your own parents ~


its beeeeen a while that i havent visit Bangkok
…*well Re ~ your money was and is and will be amazingly very well-spend for another trip and purpose ~
so, basically i was totally clueless…like where i want to go? what would interest me? do i want to buy something? *since some friends said Bangkok is a foodie and shopper’s HEAVEN!

so…here i am now ~ in Bangkok
staying in the area that is famous with its shopping mecca,
it feels that the night never ends!

I well me managed to visit some temples in Bangkok also we went to the Grand Palace. Temples are alright ~ quite crowded with visitors – but still alright – but Grand Palace was overly PACKED!!!
Bangkok’s temperature is more or less like Jakarta – so its really hot with 33 degrees! and was getting a lil’shower when we visited Grand Palace.

Our tour guide – named Nancy said that Thailand is famous with their gold – thats why these main architectures are polished in gold *then my eyes got bling bling!
then some parts of the Grand Palace got influence from European style *for some seconds ~ it felt like i’m somewhere in Paris!

then ~ talking about Thailand…never forget their CUISINEEE!!!

looks delicious?? THEY WERE!!! 🙂

from Tom Yam Soup to Pad Thai to Durian Sticky Rice! yummy!!!

xxx ~
A.Ionapuspa

my first of New Zealand

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so, for this Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017, i was booked to go for family trip ~ my Dad said we need to book the ticket as soon as possible, or else…someone *means me* will getaway and got herself to be found in Tokyo 😀
*you are a true Dad of mine*

then ~ ~ ~ exactly on December 25th – i flew to Auckland from Jakarta via Singapore. I supposed to have around an hour layover time – then flight drama occurred – the flight was delayed for 30 mins HAHAHAHA!! *a sarcastic laugh*.
Because of the delay, obviously my layover time was cut shorter into 35 mins ~ more drama? Flight from Jakarta arrived at Terminal 2 – and my flight to Auckland departed on Terminal 3. I raaan with all my might with my big red backpack and a sling bag!
Further drama? when i got into Terminal 3 Gate 10 – i found out that my flight to Auckland was being delayed for 30 mins LOL! happy? tired? whatever ~

Arrived in Auckland – all went smoothly from Immigration to Custom to XRay Scan – as i did declared i brought my personal medication and some dairy products (which is Cadbury cocoa powder)…I was quite scared at the beginning – since i know that New Zealand is quite strict about natural products that comes in to their country. Then, its alright 🙂

While i was waiting for my sister to arrive from Sydney (like 30 mins later) – i used my time to look around…and the airport is as not what as i expected – i would expect a modern posh airport – this one is rather…plain ~ #eh

The accommodation that we lived in was a huge 3 levels house with 5 bedrooms – i chose the room on the 2nd floor that is near to the toilet and wifi spot LOL!
Overall, i love the house – its really huge, comfortable and CLEAN! (the most important thing)…BUT! the house is far from nowhere! i didn’t find any bus stop within 10 – 15 mins walk – no train station as well ~ so the only way was with car – which means i can’t go on my own! 😦 …being stranded like that…me no likey 😦

so, some views of New Zealand (that i took with my iPhone)…

 

for people who love nature and adventure – i believe New Zealand will be the answer ever for you! the clean air – the drinkable water on Lake Taupo (my sister said this) along with the greeneries! Makes New Zealand naturally perfect!

A friend of mine  ~ she lives in Auckland…she complained that Auckland (well, New Zealand) doesn’t own Uniqlo – even Zara just came in last year…
nevertheless, their local products are really nice *and quite expensive – considering i didn’t buy anything there apart from food and honey 😀

well, by the time i typed this thing…i’m back home already ~ was quite sick on my last days in Wellington…i’m alright with cold and winter ~ yet don’t blow me away with wind… *physically and mentally lost to wind LOL!

xoxo,
A.Ionapuspa ~

Kis-My-Ft2 to our Summer’s Stroll ~

…arrived early in Tokyo Haneda on August 3rd 2016, brought along my huge vast red suitcase from the Airport to Tokyo Station to put our suitcases in the locker (since we can’t checked-in) ~ then looked for something to eat as our lunch…later grabbed back our suitcases…walked or hiked, to be exact (welcome to Shibuya, anyway ~)…checked-in and off to Azamino to take my Nike baby red shoes fufufufufu ^^

next daaay…HELLO 7 RAINBOW MEN!!!

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the main thing of this trip ~ Kis-My-Ft2’s I SCREAM Concert at Tokyo Dome and Yafuoku Dome!!!
we managed to grabbed some gintapes ~ and I did grabbed some more in Fukuoka fufufufu… and we were fortunate to be able to get the red and yellow ones!!! 🙂

And…we found this!
Tamamori for Hawaiians Resort and Spa advert in Shibuya Station ~ well, my friend was the one who insisted to went back to Shibuya (from Kanazawa) for this huge lovely advert fufufufufu ^^ ~ while I was checking the Diver magazine! LOL! oh well ~

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also…managed to watched Toma Ikuta’s new movie “Himitsu” along with their Butai Aisatsu Live on screen from Marunouchi Theatre ^^

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between Tokyo and Fukuoka…we had some strolls around Japan ~ from Tokyo Asagaya (celebrating Tanabata ~ thanks to Ran! :)), Kanazawa to Gokayama, Shirakawa-Go, Kurobe Dam and Tsurugi.

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to be honest…wasn’t that much of strolling around this time ~ yet…
ME IS TOTALLY HAPPY WITH THE I SCREAM CONCERTS ITSELF! hehehehe 🙂
as what he said in his KisuLog, “it was the best SUMMER!”

last…is our stupid picture from Kurobe Dam *we didn’t know where to face…and even didn’t know where is the position of the camera! LOL!!!

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xoxo,
A. Ionapuspa

…its been a year now since August 19, 2015 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore ♥♥♥

the little bit Red in me

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either i’m too excited or i’m just too biased with Red ~

just one thing that i can be sure of ~ that my eyes …at the moment could only see red and pink (well…bright pink is like my favourite colour eveeer!)…
while other colours would be like…black and white LOL!

moreover, without i really aware of it…i have buying everything red…red…red ~
well, i know whom is to blame #ups…

so now…i just JUST can’t wait for August! ♥

kiss & peace,
~ a ~

the glimpse of Kyoto ~

…from Fushimi Inari Taisha to Ginkaku-ji then to Heian Jingu…

 

I went to Heian Jingu as because KinKi Kids’s Domoto Tsuyoshi 堂本剛 had his solo concert here ~ yet, the Shrine itself is so vast! Unfortunately, the garden was closed when I came …so, I know that I need to come earlier to view the garden! (Entrance Garden Fee is Â¥600) 🙂

~ xoxo

from here to anywhere in the UK

after 3 years since June 2010 – this is me…I am coming back again to the UK – especially to be back and stay for a while in the city of London.

i miss London,
as easy and as simple as I said it…i do miss London
– however, i am not as enthusiastic as when i had my holiday in Japan for 23 days – last March to April
hence…i do realised that i’ll be back in my 2nd home in the world.

what is the difference this time is that i will spend some days in the capital of Wales, Cardiff. I am really looking forward for that since I haven’t get any chance to visit any part of Wales when i was still living there.

Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour, lunch at Fifteen Jamie Oliver and take pictures with One Direction at the Madame Tussauds are some of my “to-do” itineraries in London.

Keep Calm and Carry On!