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JAPAN HOLIDAY: SKIING AT GALA YUZAWA

December 29, 2016 23 Comments

I wasn’t really planning on updating my blog while on vacation but I’m currently on a bullet train to Osaka from Tokyo and here I am typing away.

It’s probably because of this e-mail I got 2 days ago:

Short, sweet, direct to the point. So here you go: an unedited first draft of a blog post. I will not overthink this and there will be no pretty pictures. Not by choice but because after my super detailed packing list (see Instagram post below), I forgot to bring my fricking camera.

I don't like overpacking so I went a little overboard on my packing list ✨kulang pa yan, wala pa yung gadgets and chargers lelz.

A photo posted by Saab Magalona-Bacarro (@saabmagalona) on

ANYARE.

So with the help of my phone (and Jim’s), let me update you guys on what we’ve done so far!

We spent Christmas eve with my family in Antipolo and got to Jim’s parents’ house at 2:30AM. Everybody was already asleep and after getting ready for bed and setting up Jim’s new phone (heehee), we fell asleep at around 3:30AM. Got up 2 hours later and left for the airport at 6AM. Spilled some coffee on my white shirt but finally we were on our plane to Tokyo.

Checked in at Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku and then had Christmas dinner at a nearby restaurant called Watami.

The next day was our ski trip at Gala Yuzawa!! We took a bullet train from Tokyo Station and it took a little over an hour to get there.

LOOK AT THIS CUTIE

You can rent everything there: a jacket and a pair of pants to keep your clothes from getting wet if you fall down, goggles so you can see better because it’s very bright and the white snow makes it even brighter, ski shoes, skis, poles, etc. Our travel agency rented everything beforehand so we didn’t have to line up with everyone else.

Tried to make a funny pun on Instagram by captioning this “Goggle Translate”

But somebody didn’t get it :(

Chelo suggested the caption “SKILIKILI POWER” wahahahaa

“I’ll never break your heart” – can’t stop laughing at ate Mia’s glove placed right on the crotch hahahaha

We took lessons for beginners, it lasted an hour and a half but we learned all about the basics. IDK but I think I’m a natural……

That’s me trying to get back up after falling

Jim and I also went sledding with Nunki and it was the best!

Somebody photoshop these people out of our cute pic pls……..

BEST PHOTO HAHAHHAHAA

The whole experience is definitely something to cross off my bucketlist and something I want to do again. Maybe next year with Maxx because I know she’s planning on skiing with Rob! I also want to try snowboarding next time!!!

When we got back to Tokyo, we decided on dinner at Ichiran.

In case you’re wondering what I like to get whenever I’m at Ichiran:

Ramen + boiled egg + seaweed
Flavor strength: strong
Richness: medium
Onions: green
Pork: YES, DUH
Spice level: 5
Noodles: extra firm

Awesome trip so far, I’ll try to update more later but right now I think I wanna squeeze in a quick nap on the train.

Thanks to the person who e-mailed me to update my blog more often. It was a push I needed. :)

♥,
Saab

Saab

23 Comments

  1. Reply

    Chrissie

    December 30, 2016

    I’m an avid fan of your blog and it’s my first time to comment because of your photo with Jim ( below the Skiilikili. hihi). I really stopped and stared longer than the usual ‘coz your skin is so radiant and grabe walang pores. Also, I like your lippppppie. Maygahd. Haha. Share your secrets. :D And I agree with the email sender, you should blog more often. :))))

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      Saab

      January 2, 2017

      Hi Chrissie!! Thank you!! Sana forever ang youth because as I get older I keep seeing more and more pores huhu — need a healthier lifestyle. Totally revamping my lifestyle this year. Once a month drinking nalang. Please pray for me. LEL.

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        Chrissie

        January 2, 2017

        Haha. Kaya mo yan girl. I first tried drinking when I was 24 (I’m ow 26) and almost everyday ako umiinom. But now very occasional na lang. I believe marriage really is the reason why you don’t look like your age. You’re like Forever 21. Hahaha. Btw, what lippie were you using? :)))

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          Saab

          January 3, 2017

          Fingers crossed! Thank you for the compliment!:) I used Kylie Cosmetics KoKo Kollection KHLO$ – Maxx gave me the whole Khloe collection for Christmas because I’m “the Khloe to her Kim” awww

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    Pia

    December 30, 2016

    Ang ganda ng place! And omg yung caption puns mo HAHA gusto ko talaga yung “Skilikili power” :)) Can’t wait to read more about your trip. :)

    http://pepperonipia.com

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    C

    December 30, 2016

    Hey Saab! Where did you get your lace boots? I waaaaaant 😣😣😣

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      Saab

      January 2, 2017

      Doc Martens!! Gift from Jim 2 years ago :)

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    Lizzie Cuezon

    December 31, 2016

    Nice pictures!😊 Hi we are currently in Shinjuku, we would want to go to Gala Yuzawa tomorrow, Jan. 1. Would you know if they’re open? How do we get there? Do we need to make reservations?

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      Saab

      January 2, 2017

      Hi Lizzie, sorry, I just saw this! I really don’t know anything because it was all taken care of by our travel agency! But I know it takes a lot of preparations because you need to get a bullet train ticket, etc!

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    A

    January 1, 2017

    I agree. If you can blog more or at least once a week :)

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      Saab

      January 2, 2017

      OKAY!!<3

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    Kimberly

    January 2, 2017

    What’s your skin care routine, Saab? You’re so pretty! I just made a blog ’cause you really inspires me. 😊

    • Reply

      Saab

      January 3, 2017

      Aww thanks, Kimberly! I just make sure to remove my makeup every single night and put Kiehl’s Miracle Recovery Concentrate :)

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    Mayee

    January 2, 2017

    Your sledding photos are so cute!!! It’s like you were meant to lay in the snow. ❤ LELZ.

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    Mich

    January 3, 2017

    Hi Saab. May I know what’s the name of your travel agency? Thank you for sharing your thoughts and adventures with us 😊 stay cool and sweet 😊

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      Saab

      January 3, 2017

      We used Rajah agency pero naku I don’t recommend them!!! 2 days before our flight, Jim’s mom realized that her passport was going to expire in less than 6 months (you’re not allowed to fly if that’s the case). That’s something that should have been noticed by the agency months ago pa. Thank God we knew some people who could help at the DFA. It was VERY stressful. It was my first time to use a travel agency and I think I trust myself better when planning stuff pa rin.

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    secretwithnoclue

    January 3, 2017

    Hi Saab,

    Is KFC really big there in Japan during Christmas?

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    KC Villera

    January 4, 2017

    sobrang charming ni jim!!! huhu cute nyo guys. Kilig everytime I see your photos together <3

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    Rei

    January 4, 2017

    I hope you will try snowboarding someday too. I fell (literally! :D) in love with it when I was working for two years in Tokyo. The adrenaline rush is like nothing else. We usually stay 2-3 days in an inn and going to the hot spring after a day in the slopes is just heavenly. You can try the ski resorts in Nozawa Onsen, Madarao, Zao or Hakuba Happoone. For the best winter experience, my friend recommends snowboarding in Niseko in Hokkaido (my future goal!) with a sidetrip at the Snow Festival in Sapporo (they have giant ice sculptures including star wars). I’m babbling but I was just so excited to see you trying winter sports. :D It made me miss Japan even more.

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      Saab

      January 11, 2017

      Oh wowwww maybe we should do that next time!!!:D Sounds heavenly indeed!!!

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