Monday, April 20, 2009

japan trip: nagoya


the last leg of our travels found us in nagoya. it was in nagoya that we found tokyu hands (crafty haven), shopping in takashimaya and tiffany. we visited daniel's host family, the mizunos. their family home was so huge with impeccably manicured gardens, veggie patch and two huge mutant jack russels, twice the size of our darlings in sinagpore. and we felt like we returned to home.

meeting the family over dinner.. they fed us yummy yakitori grilled food, beers and had my first fish testicles *faints*

as disturbing as it sounds..

the last of our cherry blossoming at nagoya castle.

looking back at our japan adventures, i find major gaps and experiences missing. we did not see any cosplay dressers, we did not go to the few must-sees even in tokyo, we hardly ate a fraction of what i wanted to and definitely missed the entire cherry blossom shower. but it did give us nuggets of time to reconnect and ponder our last continent. it lead us to think 'why not japan' which fascinating enough was the same question thrown at dearly beloved when we first got together. but back then, it was not an option for us to explore together so he had to shelf that. so this little wander on the flip side of the moon left our guts thinking "maybe." :)

fingers crossed. woolessee! 

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. - Freya Stark


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