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Getting hit right in the feels

A few of my babies, who I grew close to over these past 5 months in Niseko, have finally left/are leaving.

I just had to say my goodbyes with this sexy ciggie butt brain this morning
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And then just another to Geoffles, who’s leaving tomorrow morning.

Goodbyes suck. But I know they are going to have the time of their lives living it up an Japan and am super happy for them! Till next time, much love <3

Ponder of the Night: Re-energized

Wow, it has been amazing how re-energized and psyched for the winter I have become in these 2-3 short weeks my family came to visit. I have really taken for granted the preciousness and passive encouragement that comes from being around the people whom I care/love and who care for and love me back.

niseko dreaming (Medium)I have family and friends pretty much visiting Niseko (and me too!) every month this winter. Not many people who work here can say that. I feel very blessed to have people in my life who take the time to visit me (even though their main goal is the mountain =P). I also was informed this week that my two best mates are coming to Niseko for THREE weeks!! =D I didn’t get to spend much time with them last winter, so I can’t wait to see them this time round <3 much love

*come at me bro!* I am ready AND psyched for the winter hectic-ness! I hope to see you all in Niseko this winter ( ^___^ )v

Day 2 – WORRY NOT!

IMAG4552So, yesterday the reception of my ryokan reckons they didn’t receive the letter with my eConnect sim cards in them. I emailed eConnect, and they said it has been delivered and provided me with tracking number. I intended to leave home to go the JNTO office in Yurakucho at 9am.. but I waited for reception dude for an hour, as he tried to find my letter.

Can you really say you’re surprised he couldn’t find it in this state? IMAG4550 So, I had some breakfast from Family Mart of course. During this time, some fellow tenants came out and had breakfast too, and we had a good ol chat =) The Indian-English dude is going to climb Fuji when Mikeypoo and I are going too! But he’s a machine and going straight through the night.

They left, and I decided to leave shortly after as I didn’t want to anymore of the day, there was nothing I could do anyways, so I left it up to the Big Guy. I just prayed that reception dude will find my sim cards. So off I went to JNTO. Cool looking English-y building nearbyIMAG4553 Why am I going to JNTO? CAUSE I HAVE NO ACCOMMODATION IN NARAI! ( T___T ) JNTO actually doesn’t do any bookings, but I was like I have no friends (Taiki is in MURICA!), I don’t have a phone, and I can’t speak Japanese  ( T____________T ) So a VERY VERY NICE Japanese lady helped me out, and she called all over, and finally found a ryokan in Yabuhara! At first the ryokan was not very keen on gaijins, but since i can understand some Jap, JNTO lady said it should be fine =P YAY! Right in front of Yabuhara Station too! Yabuhara is just 1 train stop from Narai and is one end of the Torii Pass!!! YAY THANK YOU GOD =D

I thanked her some more and head over to Harajuku to wait for Mikeypoo to finish church and gather some provisions. DSC00151Thought I have a feeling, I still forgot some… Anyways it was very hot and busy today as it is a weekend AND Obon week (Buddhist Festival)! DSC00144I passed off as a Japanese cause I didn’t get hasseled by the African promo dudes! =P I got some cotton face pads, a fan and washing detergent from the Daiso (100yen sore); contact lens solution and Tsubaki Water from a pharmacy; and a 2,400yen rolly bag from some random store so ask Mikeypoo to store some stuff for me for now. So he has to wheel around a cute little pink Donut bag XDIMG_0126

I sat along Omotesando and had lunch nom nom! DSC00147I met up with Mikeypoo and we walked over to Yoyogi Park, because believe it or not, after SEVEN annual trips to Tokyo I have NOT been to Yoyogi Park… and didn’t even know the big ass shrine was there! I always wondered where that was… hahah now I know! DSC00154 DSC00155 Continue reading Day 2 – WORRY NOT!

Homebound in T -10hrs

All my bags are packed and I’m ready to go….2013-08-11-22-11-41_decoThis is the cleanest my room has EVER been! hahahah

I am really excited for this adventure! But I’m really worried my luggage is overweight! I’m just going to pray that the flight isn’t too full and they’ll let me through!

I spent the whole of today just packing, doing last minute chores and tidying up my room.. it’s really strange to see it so clean and empty.. But I definitely felt very loved. My friends went out of their way and brought me a last supper… HELLO KYOCHON! =D Thanks Minticetea and Hiyuki ♥♥♥

Khoius came over after work at 1030pm to bring me some mountain drugs ;P and have dinner and tell me he’ll miss me ♥ 1150166_10151525000681426_510051404_nThat’s right, I greet my guests in my PaulSmithFromThailand PJs XD 

On Friday night, my family friends attended Hillsong’s second Friday Night Live with me. After church, we headed over to the Barvarian Bier Cafe in the CBD for dinner. The food and beer were really delicious, and we had soooooooooo many laughs! Such a perfect and wonderful night! I will miss you guys heaps! Hopefully see you in Singapore!2013-08-10-02-04-02_deco

1009836_10151523577346426_1858743899_nLast night, some girls from my Hillsong connect group came out and had dinner. We had awesome awesome chats.

Thanks for chilling out with me you lovely ladies! Much love =)

Feeling blessed ( ^____^ )

Had a wonderful day today =)

My daddy helped me out with car insurance. Now why did I need to deal with car insurance…… WELL… two days ago, some dickheadguy rear-ended my car while I (and everyone else) was stopped at a red light. I turned around and looked at him like “dude, wtf?!” and he was like “what are you looking at!?” The light turned green and I panicked, so I turn around and used my hand to signal to pull into the petrol station just 5m ahead, he says ok. I pull in, he drives off! I DIDN’T EVEN GET TO SEE HIS NUMBER PLATE! Stupid bald guy with his equally stupid gold suv… karma will get him!

Then I went to a boxing class with Minticedtea. It was hard but really good, and a good reminder of what fattys we are………. anyways when we went up to pay, Minticedtea just told the dude to take the extra payment from his 10-class prepay card thing. But the guy gave it to us for freeeeeeeeee! weeeeeeeeee!

Then Khoius and I went to dinner at Ribs’n’Rumps as I had a $30 voucher for me birfday! But we (ok I) ended up over ordering.. so it really wasn’t FREE per say, but my hero paid for dinner! XD ♥♥♥♥♥Khoi looking at me like "are you crazy how you going to finish THAT?!"; we're speshull, we need bibsKhoius looking at me like “are you crazy how you going to finish THAT?!”; we’re speshull, we need bibs

After dinner, daddy and I went to the movies as I had heaps of points on my card to redeem two free tickets! Took my dad to watch THE Wolverine in 3D. He liked the movie (I think……..), but was really disappointed by the “3D”.. it was simulated. We should have watched Pacific Rim instead. ah well…. Dad saw the trailer for Now You See Me, so we’re going to go watch it when it comes on Thursday =P

Ponder of the night: Change is Inevitable

Was hanging out with gandi two days ago, for one of the last times in a long while (two months or indefinitely =P). We went into serious business best friends mode, and he questioned: “What are you seeking out of this trip?” At first, I was really annoyed, thinking “You encouraged me to do something for myself, but now you want me to explain myself?” This feeling only lasted a split second though, cause I know he wants me to do this for myself, and not run away from my circumstances.

Like I mentioned in my previous ponder, change is what I am seeking, but it is not massive. I haven’t laid out any big plans… I just feel, change will happen, it is a natural progression. It is inevitable. Change will hit us front, back and center throughout our lives, but it is whether we choose to accept it, or stagnate.

It seems in our nature to hate and reject change of all sorts, whether we want it or if it was forced upon us. It makes us question and doubt ourselves, “Is this what I REALLY want?” or “Is this the right choice?”. It makes us uncomfortable. But if we stay in our little safe boxes, we have no space to grow. We only feed our excuses to stay in the box, we settle for less cause we can’t fit anything else into the box. And we go through life wondering why nothing exciting ever happens. Gandi wrote a really good post abt not fearing change, and his own experience of leaning into it. He concluded with:

Don’t be afraid of change, people. We tend to get ourselves in a safe little corner, and even when we’re unhappy with what that corner turns out to be, we become so attached to it that the alternative seems too difficult to overcome. But in the end, you can either sit there in your corner and live with what you have, or you can take a risk, change things up and try for something better. Some famous dude once said “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. And if we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” So to anyone out there, who managed to get through to this novel and is unhappy even in the slightest; change something. Change your attitude, or your job, or your home, or your partner (try this one last though =P) and just see what happens. I daresay, once the aftershock passes you will be glad to have done it. It was easily the best decision I ever made in my life.  tl;dr: Don’t be afraid of change.

I know change is inevitable, for me it has already begun. But my fears start to rev up and I worry: is this the right thing to do? I/You will know that it is the “right” thing to do, because you are currently unsatisfied with.. well life. Change is what we make of it, right? You gotta lean in and embrace it for it to make any positive impact. Otherwise, it’s just another opportunity that slipped you by.