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
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
OH BABY! First ride for the season! So happy to get my snow legs back. Bit wobbly at the start, did a couple of cartwheels. But the powder! THE POWDER!
Here’s a bonus pic of Woodley the powder lion of Niseko =PPhoto credit to the sexiest kiwi in the world, @hayd0ss
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.
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
This week’s results are dismal! I didn’t even bother taking any comparison photos.. I am currently on a 2 week holiday.. food holiday in Singapore XD hahah
This week I had 5 Freeletics sessions, that I squeezed into 3 days as I was travelling, and just didn’t really have much time… My Week 10 Freeletics coach sessions were:
- Atlas (42:05*)
- Ares (10:00), SplitLungeMAX (90*)
- Hyperion (23:28)
- Atlas (41:52*)
- Ares (09:09), SplitLungeMAX (95*)
I combined Atlas, Ares and SplitMAX into one day sessions. Unfortunately, I did not have access to a pullup bar/surface, so I had to complete Ares with either raised pushups or tricep dips.
Needless to say, my structured eating went out the window!
Nothing too drastic to my meals this week. I had a cheat meal at Kamimura (1 Michelin Star) for my birthday though! Thank you Midori no Ki! =D I love my company heheApart from that, introduced edamame beans back into me diet. Oh how I love edamameee
This weekend was Kutchan’s biggest event of the year! じゃが祭り! (Jaga Matsuri, Potato Festival, Potato Party, NO POTATO NO LIFE!)
Kutchan Town is famous for potatoes. Their mascot is Jagata-kun, a skiing potato! If you visit Hirafu in the winter, you might see him all around the village!
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the festival until quarter to 8, as Ali-chan had to work till 7. I didn’t get to see Jagata-kun mucking abt =( I did get to see the 1,000 people dance, that obstructed me to food/second dinner/Elvis Kebab. Also, my favourite ginger in the whole entire world, Ali-chan, got forced by an ojichan to participate in the dance! =P
I did eat potatoes! But I forgot to take a pic cause I got distracted by this guy!I have not seen him for yonks! Woodley, you’re so cute!
And, as per all Japanese festivals, fireworks to end the night!
On Sunday night, at abt 8pm, Lukey and I decided that we would hike Youtei in the morning. So, we found ourselves at the base of Youtei 12.5hrs later. I really didn’t do any research at all. We went up the Hirafu Trail, starting at Hangetsu-ko (半月湖).I didn’t really take too many pictures.. pittance compared to my Fuji posts (Day 1 and Day 2)! Mostly because my face was a fountain, and I needed my hands to grab onto trees for support. The climb was much harder than Fuji, in my opinion, it is definitely not a trail hike! I almost gave up abt 2049 times, and I began to regret my spur of the moment climbing decision somewhere between the 3rd and 4th station….
And once again, I was not equipped with the right shoes… descending via the Hirafu trail with Nike running shoes was a death defying feat! =P
I found some wild strawberries along the way to the 2nd stationAfter the 5th station, the clouds cleared up abit and we could see Mt Annupuri (the Niseko ski field) in the distance!
After 5hrs.. we finally reached the craters! We hung out and had lunch up there. Guess what? There is data connection at 1,898m above sea level! =P
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