Shibuya crossing on a Friday evening is way more crowded than it seems in the photo. It was cloudy on Friday, and the rain came pouring on Saturday as Typhoon Jongdari slammed into central Japan. We had initially planned to go to Kyushu for this trip, but luckily changed it to Tokyo, or we would have been caught in the typhoon. Good thing we decided not to head out to the Mt Fuji area and Atami as well, as the rain and wind was so much worse in those places as compared to Tokyo.
There’s something really beautiful about Torii Gates. I’m not sure if it’s the structure or the lovely red colour, but I like looking at them. There was a line of people waiting to take photos when we went, so we had to be quick. No time to get the perfect shot. #hakone
[Shiro Hige’s Cream Puff Factory] Came here for the Totoro cream puffs. (So cute!) It’s in a residential area, but close to the metro station and not too difficult to find. Prices for eating in are slightly higher than for taking out, and you have to get a drink if you’re just getting the cream puffs while eating in the store. It’s a small space, relatively quiet, and with few tourists. They do have set meals as well if you drop by for lunch. #tokyo
Sulphur, more sulphur, and black eggs. It’s a pity we couldn’t see Mt Fuji as it was cloudy. The hiking trails were still closed due to volcanic gases, but at least the ropeway (cable car) was operational and we could head up there and walk around the station area.
Hakone: Venetian Glass Museum #hakone
Hakone: Little Prince Museum #hakone
Everything in life has its nice sides, as well as those that are not so nice. Being a SAHM has its own fair share of ups and downs. It’s been a tiring journey, and it comes with moments of sadness, frustration, anger and loneliness. It involves a good amount of sacrifice and loss of freedom. It is a thankless job. But on the other hand, the time I get to spend with him is irreplaceable, and I know that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to stay home with their kids even if they wanted to. I get to be there for his firsts; I get to spend time with him without having to worry about work and other related stresses, and I’m thankful for that. I just hope that he’ll have a happy childhood, and that he’d grow up to become a kind person. Most importantly, I hope that he’ll grow up having the courage to try different things, and to chase his dreams, knowing that no matter what difficulties he might face, or how beaten and tired he might be, this home will always be here for him and we’ll be there to support him. It’s been a long 18 months, but at the same time he’s growing so fast!
These pastel highlighters from Daiso are really pretty, and it’s only S$2 for a pack of 5. 👍 I wanna get the “bright colors” version next time. #daiso