Filed under: Holiday | Tags: grad trip, nyp, tokyo, waseda, yoyogi high school
Finally, after getting tempted by news of friends visiting the world’s 2nd largest economy that is Japan, I got a chance myself to visit Tokyo. The largest city and the capital of Japan, Tokyo is a backpackers’ hotspot with places like Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Akihabara and it is easily connected to places like Disney Land, and the ever-popular tourist attraction, Mount Fuji with their mega-network of trains and subways.
This year’s Chinese New Year is special. In the sense it coincides with Valentine’s, and marks the first Chinese new year I can’t hang out with my pals simply because they’ve got to book in camp really fast. Special in a way I spend the night of Valentine’s watching a movie with my cousins. (T_T) Also special in a way that I spend most time awake sniffing and blowing my nose. Yeah it’s that irritable, in chronic flu-like symptom again.
The entirety of Christmas week had seemingly disappeared, with the festive cheer turning into postsantum depression, leaving a bitter aftertaste. Could I have done more?
Perhaps. Perhaps it’s the feeling another year has gone, that makes you think what more you could have done. Maybe I should have picked up photography, tried more games, or learned new skills? But sometimes, what we miss is what we’ve actually done. Maybe it doesn’t sound a lot, maybe it doesn’t make an impressive list long enough to make it a scroll-of-the-year. But it’s always the little things that count, the things we take for granted that count…
Another beginning, another start for a year just like any other. Numerically it has differed by a number, but all in all it still feels the same. Nothing crazy, nothing fun. It’s been busy and tiring for me and the guys, and I do not want to impose more than necessary.
A week ago I went for a short holiday trip to the Cameron Highlands, Pahang. The whole of the Cameron Highlands district is roughly two and a quarter times the size of Singapore, with a cool weather all-year round. (12-25 degrees)
It’s Christmas! For folks who’re celebrating with parties and whatnot, good for you! For me, I’ll stay at home watching my burnt wallet ^^;