Thursday, March 29, 2012


Cherry blossom beer can!

Another cherry blossom beer can!  Actually every beer has a cherry blossom design now.  I love how Japan goes all out for the seasons.

More from Disney Sea!  Here's our official Indiana Jones picture. We were all supposed to do the peace sign but as you can see some didn't quite make it, haha.

My awesome orange trench coat that I bought last weekend!
Not a whole lot has been happening lately, but I did pick up an awesome trench coat and took some pictures of the seasonal beer can designs.  I only have pictures of two because I felt weird taking pictures of all of the cans in the supermarket, lol.  Seriously every single type now has a cherry blossom motif though.
Speaking of cherry blossoms, they should be blooming soon!  Normally they would be starting right around now, but because the winter has been so exceptionally cold they're arriving a bit late.  Which is fine with me because it means I can have a cherry blossom picnic birthday party!

Golden week is coming up really soon too, at the end of April!  I haven't decided exactly what I want to do yet, though.  The tentative plan is to go to the Kansai area with some friends;  we want to hit up Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara, and maybe Hiroshima if time/money allows.  I was thinking of maybe trying to squeeze in a trip to Korea to visit some of my friends there (and do some cheap shopping!), but I don't know if that will really be feasible.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Zao snowboarding

Zao in the afternoon

Zao in the morning

Here we are somewhere halfway up the mountain, about to get some lunch
It was a good snowboarding trip!  Our hotel was nice too, dinner and breakfast were included and were actually really good, and the hotel had an onsen which was awesome after coming back from snowboarding.  There was an indoor bath and and outdoor one, but the outdoor bath didn't have much of a view sadly.
Some of the slopes were icy and as we got higher up the wind got stronger, but mostly it was good.  I spent the first day traipsing all over the mountain with my friends (who are both advanced snowboarders) but the second day I stuck to the lower slopes so I could practice in better conditions.  I think this was probably my last trip of the season, but I'll definitely try to do it again next season!  Maybe I can even go to a different mountain, haha.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Disney Sea!

On the monorail to Disney!

Cute straps!

Just inside the entrance to the park

Ariel's castle!

Inside Ariel's castle

The spinning teacups are in Little Mermaid world at Disney Sea

My favorite of the themes, I think!

We took a gondola ride

It was really nice, it was dusk and the view was amazing

The Temple of Doom?  I don't know, it was near Indiana Jones

Right before we fast passed it into the Indiana Jones ride!