JPN04: of subway and train… and tram too!

On 2nd day, our plan is to get to Kyoto as soon as possible. From Namba station (M20), we took Subway Midosuji Line all the way to Umeda (M16) for 230 yen per person. After clearing the automatic ticket exit gates, we looked at the train lines with the fare besides each station on the white board above the ticket machine again. In our itinerary, I wrote that we’ll be heading to Karasuma with Hankyu Kyoto Line Ltd Exp for Y690, but in the board we found Karasuma with the fare (Y390). That time we didn’t have any idea on how…

Spiritual Friday

Today I’m feeling very spiritual. I didn’t know what hits me – I just couldn’t stop listening to chants the whole day. And when I said chant, it’s not the normal chants that you used to hear in temples but the very relaxing chants from Imee Ooi. I’ve never been so relaxed for so long. The last time I had such feeling was when I went for IDC. This feeling is so awesome, so peaceful. Even when negativity surrounded me earlier, I’ve managed to manage it very well. I’m so amazed with myself – to be frank. Big Lol! Eh…

Wedding: wedding rings scouting!

Few months back I wrote about my dilemma in finding the correct venue to host 700 guests. Now that I’ve secured the venue, I have another headache – finding the right wedding bands (rings). Last year I proposed to Satkuru on getting gold rings as our wedding bands and he agreed. But as the price of gold increases and the designs of gold ring is not to my liking, I decided to put that idea aside. After coming back from Japan, I happened to have a long conversation with my girls in Whatsapp. What a place to have girls talk…

JPN02: To Osaka, we go!

When Air Asia X launched its new route to Osaka somewhere in 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2011, we were just trying our luck to see if we could secure any cheap tickets. Little did we know, we did! Without much hesitation, Satkuru got ourselves two tickets. Then only we were thinking if we could make this trip as dirt cheap as we did for our previous trip. Slim chance, as the cheapest accommodation we could find would cost us at least RM100 per person, not per room! Not to mention a bowl of noodles would cost us RM20-RM30. Then…

JPN03: First Cabin Midousuji-Namba

I came across this hotel when I was googling on capsule hotel in Japan. An article on world special lodging mentioned First Cabin and instantly I clicked on the link. The website shows a night stay starting from Y4,800 per person but luckily we managed to secure a cheaper rate at Y3650 per person from Booking.com. Without much hesitation, we placed booking for our first night stay in Japan. When the day finally came, we took exit 13 from Osaka Namba (Nankai-Namba) station as mentioned on the First Cabin’s website. Not only it was so freaking cold, there was wind…

English speaking man

As I was checking my Facebook wall feed, the house phone rang. He picked up the phone and answered in perfect English politely. I smiled, as old thought came to me. 4 years ago, sitting at the back of the lecture hall with my good friends Wenyan and BoonHui, we were talking about guys while the lecturer taught in front. We spoke on the type of guy we hope to date. All three of us were single back then, so it’s not a surprise that this topic was brought up. If not mistaken, they mentioned of hoping to meet someone…

Goodbye 2011..

Hello world! Today’s New Year Eve! It’s time for yearly reflection and I shall let the photos do the reflection for me instead of words. Haha! 1. Awesome weekend gateway to Medan! Breathtaking scenery along the way to Lake Toba. 2. I saw Jay Chou with my own eyes! 3. I was serenaded by Michael Buble LIVE! <3 4. My first ever business trip to Shanghai! Would love to work there, but I don’t know how to read Mandarin. Hao? (How) 5. Chinaaa! We covered 4 towns – Datong, Pingyao, Xian and Beijing in a week! Memorable!  6. Took Six…

Reebok – the latest addition to my shoes’ family!

It’s been ages since I own my own pair of sport shoes. The last time I bought a sport shoes was before entering uni. I wore brand new to the uni orientation and guess what, the sport shoes went into the muddy lake of 12th Residential College. –” I was sakit hati, but then better to wear sport shoes when entered rather than going into unknown ‘water’ with slippers. And I washed my sport shoes 3 times after that. It stank so bad. Urgh. Since then I never bother to get a sport shoes. It’s always sneakers or pumps or heels…

15th August – the day I graduated, officially

Photos of graduation and convocation in Facebook wall trigger me to start writing about my convocation 2 years ago. Convocation was one of the milestones in my life. I anticipated THE DAY so much – thinking of what shoes I should wear, what shirt I should wear, deliberating on to either wear a knee-length skirt or black slack, et cetera. The eve of the convocation day, Satkuru even reminded me to double check all the stuffs I supposed to bring/need for the convocation but I told him I’ve placed them in my bag. He even asked me to double read the…