Friday, February 11, 2011

To The Land of The Rising Sun

A little while ago, I was sitting at the table with my parents. We were having one of our crazy/hilarious conversations where we were constantly laughing and just rambling about random things (we have these conversations about twice a month XD). Somehow we got to the topic of travelling. My parents asked me where I would like to go someday. My answer was that, right now, there are three places I’d really like to go to:
1. Tokyo
2. New York
3. San Francisco
Suddenly the atmosphere turned from wacky to serious. ‘If you had to choose, where whould you like to go more?' my dad asked. 'New York or Tokyo?’ My answer (I was still left behind in the funny mood): ‘TOKYO!’ It was then that I realised my parents were serious and suddenly the conversation changed from rambling to seriously discussing a trip to Tokyo in summer, after my (hopefully) graduation.
Since it was kind of a strange night, I later asked my mom: ‘Do you really think dad was serious about the trip?’ I expected an ‘I’m not sure, we were having one of those funny conversations after all’-answer, but instead she said: ‘Yes, I do!’

Oh. My. God. I’m going to Tokyo! With my dad! Oh my God!
I can’t tell you how I’m looking foward to summer. I’ve read several reports of other people who visited Tokyo and I’m collecting all sorts of information, like how to use the subwaysystem, maps, hotels, nice things to do... I hope my dad is prepared for a lot of shopping, because I'm saving up my money for quite some expenses (Lolita~)!
I really, really can’t wait to go! I am so excited, you have no idea! Tokyo, here I come (in summer)!


  1. >I hope my dad is prepared for a lot of shopping, because I'm saving up my money for quite some expenses (Lolita~)!

    Oh my, that's going to be very expensive~

  2. Tokyo is number one on my wishlist too. XD Good luck/have fun! That's so exciting!

  3. That is SO exciting!! The first trip to Tokyo is always suuuuch a whirlwind of culture shock *___* good luck!! I'm going to be doing an intensive write-up of my trip when I get back, so I hope that helps you guys :3 If you need any tips feel free to ask!

  4. =O Congratulations! ;3

    Take a lot of pictures, please.

    Japan is my dreamed country. <3 I hope you have a great time and enjoy it very much. x3

  5. @ Charlotte: I think the same! Thank you! =D

    @ Kami No Pocky: Ye~s, but I'm saving up! ^^

    @ DuskRose_Dreaming: I hope you'll be able to visit it someday! ^^ Thank you! <3

    @ Miss Lumpy: Yes it is! Thank you! =D I would love to read about your trip! I definitely will. ^^

    @ Sakura Ai: Thank you! <3 I will, definitely! I want to write a report about it, but I'm sure it will become superbig! XD Thank you very much!

  6. Lucky! Take lots of pictures to share!

  7. I hope you get to go and I hope you have tons of fun! Tokyo was absolutely lovely and I had so much fun just eating! (I love Japanese food!) Haha, take tons of photos for us? ^-^ ♥

  8. I hope you have lots of fun and take a picture for kera snapshot!!!!

  9. @ Audrey: I hope so too! ^^ Yay, now I'm looking forward to the food too (XD)! I will! =D

    @ Aiko Chan: Haha, ok! <3

  10. That's great, you're so lucky! It's funny because I went to Japan too after my graduation (that was where I discovered lolita!).
    If I may recommend you something: don't spend all your time in the shopping districts. Japan's cultural heritage is wonderful, even in a big city like Tokyo. So at least visit the Emperor's Palace, some gardens and temples~
    (but this is coming from someone who studies Japanese, so you don't have to agree with me :P)

  11. Haha, don't worry, I'm definitely not planning to only shop my time away. ^^ Shopping is important to me in this case, but I really want to visit at least Tokyo Tower, gardens and the Emperor's Palace would be great! It all depends on weather, energy and what we'd like to do. ^^

  12. i don't think that the palace is woth a visit- but this is just my 2 cents.

    my tipp is: if you go shopping be careful what you buy. I ended up selling nearly all the stuff I bought in my first japan trip because i was so overwhelmed.

  13. Thank you, I'll definitely keep that in mind. ^^