Day 4 – Jobless in Japan: Arashimaya via Kyoto

Today is the day that I am going Arashimaya. Arashimaya is a western district of Kyoto. It is a major touristy site! Going there just for the check box exercise. In order to go there from where I stayed, I need to take a local train from Kyoto Station. It is a 15 mins ride….

Day 3 – Jobless in Japan: Nagano to Kyoto

My trip in Nagano is done. I’ve achieved couple of things: Went to see the temples in the city (and also experienced Murphy’s Law where most of my cameras are not working except for my phone! Visited a Winter Olympics site – never been to one before! Saw some Snow Monkey! So today.. I am…

Day 2 – Jobless in Japan: Nagano – Snow Monkey Park and Obuse

Today is my second day on holiday. This year – I am actually nursing a foot pain, hence walking for longer distance would be extremely painful. Well, at least to start and once the pain goes away, its actually quite ok. This is probably resulted from my massive preparation for this holiday in which I…

Day 1 – Jobless in Japan: Nagano

Nagano is a city not far from Tokyo. It is about 2 hours train ride. Refer to my previous post for the experience coming here.     From Wikipedia: Nagano is located in former Shinano Province and developed from the Nara period as a temple town at the gate of the famous ZenkĊ-ji, a 7th-century…

Day 1 – Jobless in Japan: Tokyo to Nagano

Left Kuala Lumpur from via Malaysia Airlines MH88. Flight left on time (surprising for Malaysia Airlines). Flight duration is 6:40 mins and landed in Tokyo about 7:15am. Surprisingly the temperature here is a good 23 degrees. Far cry from the expected low 10s!   Getting the reserved SIM card First port of call is to…

Visit to Kuala Sepetang

Last weekend I did a trip to Kuala Sepetang because I thought I wanted to eat cockle. The last trip I did to Kuala Sepetang was couple of weeks ago in which I went for motorcycle trip up north to Penang. A friend of mine introduce me to this place called Restoran Tepi Sungai (Restaurant…

Cambodia Revisit

I have been shooting for a long time, and now I have not been shooting. Is this statement confusing? Possibly not! Anyway – this is a revisit of the photos that I shot in Cambodia during the Crossing Bridges 2008. One of the last few crossing bridges that I attended before I started shying away…

Bangladesh – Child Labor

My trip to Bangladesh – one thing that I noticed is child labor. I have seen a lot of things but this, is crazy. They don’t even have the chance to go to school (I assume). When they reach a certain age, they are forced into child labor. Sad indeed.

More from London

When I was in London, apart from running around for work, I also took the opportunity to take photos to relive back my hobby that I took up seriously many years ago. Now equipped with a small “point and shoot” – I am still trying hard to get myself to take really good photos. To…

London.. More Pictures

It has been months since I went to London, and I have tonnes of photos that I have not processed nor looked at! My laziness seems to taken priority. It has been like this for many years. I cannot imagine how I am going to be a travel photographer when I retire. I need to…

Throwback Bangladesh – Working Woman

When I was in Bangladesh – visiting a rice mill, we can see the whole family live and work in the place. It is really a very sad thing to see how poor were the families and I believe that the workers are paid peanuts. I guess when you have a population that is so…

Rush Hour

Walk.. Run.. Push.. Read.. Those are some of the things that the Japanese do as they go grapple with the rush hour in Tokyo.