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.
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.
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.
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……
Jim and I also went sledding with Nunki and it was the best!
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
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. :)