Postcard Series: Japan

I used to really fancy Japan; everything about Japan had always fascinated me.
It all started from comics I read in my childhood years, and the food, and the culture; summer festival, fireworks festival, sakura, kimono, sushi, udon, the languages and so on.
I alwaaaays wanted to visit Japan so so so bad. I learned their language, went to so many Japanese festivals in town with friends, even I once tried to spare my monthly money for a saving. Yes, I was that weird.

But, then, before I could even step on that rising sun country, I breathed the dreamy British air.

And, well, you know what happened next.

Postcard Series: Osaka & Kyoto

All the pictures above taken in Osaka Castle and Fushimi-Inari Shrine, Kyoto.

Osaka: Shinsaibashi Shopping Street

So, the next stop after Universal Studio was Shinsaibaishi Shopping Centre. 
That afternoon was too sunny and hot eventho it was 4pm already! I'm not surprised at all why I got this dark right now and an absolute sunburnt all over my face and hand.

We walked from where the bus dropped us off to the Centre for about fifteen minutes and I started to realize how most of Japanese do not really care what other people are wearing.
For example, me, I'm wearing hijab and all covered clothes in that kind of hot weather, but they didn't even try to stare at me. It was like I was just one of them.
Such a huge difference when I was in America and most of everyone stared at me like I came from an outer space.

This was that Glico big banner. It was huge out of my expectation.

After taking lots of pictures in front of the Glico big banner, we walked past the shopping building and we found H&M and Monki.
Too bad because we were there with a bunch of family group with a strict schedule, we only had an hour and half, so I walked straight to Monki because I thought we got H&M in Indonesia.
AND  I am so in love with everything that Monki had!!!
They were just so edgy, simple and 'so-Topshop' with a more reasonable price! (I got a cool checkered top there!)

Then, we walked again and again and again, stopped at some stores and we finally found Disney Store. My niece and mine's favorite store in this entire world. I got a very cute Mike pencil too here!

After that, we walked back to the meeting point in front of the Glico big banner to gather with other families and finally we walked to a restaurant for our first dinner.

To be honest, this was actually my very first time ever eating in this kind of restaurant with that kind of food, and I WAS SO IN LOVE. Those meats, udon, tofu, fried potato were sooo good. And we were like, could eat everything we want, with an endless dessert: Haagen-Dazs icecream, and its variety flavors.
But, since we were in Japan, everything with Greentea will do!

Disneyland Tokyo

What can I do except throwing back some good ol' pictures? Hehehe
So, hi! Since I have lots lots lots of pictures from Japan trip two years ago (seriously, there are really A LOT) and I just looked back through them this morning and keep saying, "what when did I take this picture? why did I just find it?" then I thought why don't I just give them a go?

This was my third trip to Disneyland branches and please do note that I love love love love love Disneyland so freaking much. Tho I'm not really a fan of Disney characters (but I do love Tangled much more than I love Frozen), I love spending times in Disneyland. Like, compared to Universal Studio, Disneyland is absolutely the happiest place on earth.

I actually was hoping to also visit DisneySea, but we were running out of time, so i guess that's my homework to go back to Japan as soon as possible. But not in summer. Obviously. 

The galactic pizza I had after six hours running here and there!

I don't really remember how far Disneyland from the downtown Tokyo, but I think its around one or two hours away by bus. Different from three days beforehand when we always had blazing hot summer, seriously, it was so so so so hot I was about to die there, but that day we were warned that typhoon was about to come.......
That's why we had such a gloomy, greyish sky....... Like, it was so far from pretty.............

 Can I have this little girl's raincoat, please?

 It was so hot and humid and, really, such an uncomfortable weather

 Imagine this colorful building taken with a warm winter blue sky background :(

 Mind my arms.............. I didn't bring any cardigan with me and since it was the last day I ran out of proper clothes....

These tiny alien mochis are seriously SO GOOD!!!!!!!

Overall, the trip to Disneyland was awesome. Just like I had before, but I recommend everyone who's originally from a hot, humid country like Indonesia, just visit Japan when its winter, or autumn or spring... just NOT in summer. You know what will actually happen when it's too hot outside? You'll get annoyed easily and get mad and then you'll argue with your travelmate and NAH it's not going to be fun.
(I argued a lot with my mom there because I really couldn't stand hot weather lol because I have sensitive skin toward sunlight tbh)

Anyway, so I personally liked Peterpan's Flight a lot there. I know its for the kids, but I still couldn't believe that I was able to see a glimpse of London during the flight!!!!!! You know, we were riding a flying ship, or something I'm not quite remember, and we were sailing thru and met so many characters from Peterpan and then in a few minutes later I saw Big Ben, River Thames, London Eye, Parliament at night from above (just like in Harry Potter 5 movie when they were flying to Grimmauld' Place after saving Harry!) and it was so so so so pretty!

And for the others attraction....... I can't remember at all which ride I took because I have such a bad memory.

Still hoping I will be lucky enough again to visit Japan during spring, I don't know when but probably in two or three years after I finish co-ass while saving up................ can't believe this year will be the last year before co-ass takes my young, wild and free life............................. *sobs*