samedi 29 septembre 2012

Japan Day 1 (Tokyo)

My dad and I arrived at Narita Airport on the 25th of March. It was about... 11AM ? (I actually can't tell because we were late and I set my camera at GMT+1... (/ω\)).
We were all excited, repeating "It's Japan !" to realize we were finally there until we got to know Aeroflot lost our luggages...
Luckily, Japanese people are kind and after filling the forms, we quickly stopped stressing over the loss.





We took the subway and after a looong ride, we arrived in Asakusa and I had time to take my first look at Japan.
Approaching the hostel, we realized our booking was in the luggages... We knew we stayed at Khaosan Tokyo, but there are 3 differents Khaosan in Asakusa...
We found one, they looked very busy but (Japanese kindness 。゚(T^T)゚。) listened to us. They let us use their computer to find where we booked and called Khaosan Tokyo Samuraï after we left to tell them we were on our way and we had lost our luggages













"I once saw someone get a hot coffee can from a vending machine in a drama".
My dad and I watch Japanese and Korean drama together, so I was happy to teach him something new. We tried at the first vending machine of the street (well, they are EVERYWHERE) and I saw his face turning "oww(・ε・)" suprised when his hand touched the can.







I seriously don't know who is the kid out of us. So I decided to be the one responsible of the money, Pasmo card (and its refills), passports, identity card, Japan Rail Pass and throughout the trip I realized I was the one in charge of ordering ... (u_u)








It was a good thing the shops were closing near the Sensô-ji, unless we wouldn't got back home because we were so hy-per ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ. We quickly got this feeling of home at Asakusa, even now we can only imagine ourself staying there.


Hope you're not bored already, Day 2 soon !




jeudi 27 septembre 2012

Thibaut's birthday

Only two days after getting back to school, Thibaut had a birthday party at his house. A simple BBQ but I was happy to see my bff again before a long time (since she reached university and I didn't ( ̄_ ̄ i)).

Boys in charge of the BBQ


...while I'm waiting like a princess


I'm often talking about how we play when we drink. This I'll explain one of our games, so you can imagine better (・∀・).
This one is (literally translated) the pigeon. You need 2 dices and a ridiculous looking hat.
One after one, everyone throw the dices. The first one to get a total of three becomes the pigeon. He has to wear the hat and can't speak. (if someone else get three, he'll become the new pigeon).
Everytime there's a three (not in total oc) coming out, the pigeon has to drink.
If you get a total of six, you can tell someone to drink.
A total of seven, the person before has to drink.
A total of eight, the person after has to drink
A total of nine or ten, they're moves to do, the last one has to drink.
A total of eleven, you finish your drink in one shot.
And many others rules !


And here's our first pigeon (note: it's not orange juice)


Then le bff arrived (^∇^)


Joyce playing with my camera effects


Her favourite one haha (*^o^*)


And then I became a pigeon



That's private (`Δ´)




Joyce biting my cheeks, as always



I cut an apple out of the tree and Joyce cooked it








Are you back to school already ? How was your first day ? 
(‐^▽^‐)


vendredi 21 septembre 2012

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mercredi 12 septembre 2012

Moscow

I know it's a very belated post, but since I'm back to school, there's not much happening...
SO ! I'm going to talk about my 2 weeks in Japan in March~April of this year. I hope you won't get bored (>_<)
(I was sadly still using my old camera... (/TДT)/)

But before landing in Tokyo, we had a stopover in Moscow. I was actually pretty excited to visit Moscow. We were there from 6AM to 9PM, it was a real chance !



Hope you remember my dad. I spent these 2 weeks with him (^-^)


Probably the worst thing I ever ate in an airplane




рубль !


First stop in a Starbucks in the airport, waiting for our train


Mmh... soft focus ?


SNCB, please look


Sexy airplane hair ( ̄∇ ̄+)


The picture is a bit blurry but the subway looked quite cool


Escalator to the moon ! WTF ( °д°)


First we went to the Red Square. The train ride was a bit long, therefore we decided to play the tourists and just go to the popular must-see.


Try to spot my dad


Zoom

The Red Square with a view of the Lenin's Mausoleum and the Saint Basil's Cathedral


The Kazan Cathedral


The State Historica Museum


The Saint Basil's Cathedral





Then, since we're Belgian-Italians no used to this freezing cold, we went to ГУМ (pronounced goom), a quite impressive department store.




We stopped to get something hot to drink ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ








We headed to Alexander Garden but decided to alongside instead.







And it was already 3PM and we were two hungry people (food takes a big part of our travels). We went to My My (if I remember right). It may not have been the best place to try Russian cooking but we liked the cow in front of the shop (^ω^)






It was all marinaded food and after a few bites I was close to throw up. I don't know if my stomach is too weak or if the food isn't easily suitable. My dad actually managed to finish more than half of it, but wasn't feeling well.


Maybe you already know Le Pain Quotidien. It's a Belgian production so we were somehow proud



Большой Театр, the Bolchoï !


Two pastries we bought in a little market



It was already time to take the aeroexpress and get back to the airport 。゚(T^T)゚。. Having slept maybe 3 hours in two days, it was a pretty long day but we didn't even feel the jet lag (^-^)


Back in the Starbucks (・∀・)


This man has no manners


Happy to leave Russia





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Dad playing while I was watching a movie


Tell me more, tell me more !



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Watching Big Fish with my breakfast, crêpes~



Filling some papers before getting out of the plane



Except the fact it was very cold, I liked the city itself. But (I'm not generalizing the Russian here), I only met really unpleasant people, starting at the airport. They were as cold as their city and didn't even want to talk English or anything else than Russian. I was almost afraid to move as they were getting angry at little thing.
I don't claim to now every Russian, I'm just talking about those we met. But it was so stressful I would actually hesitate to go back.