Ginza Backstreet

When I was in Tokyo last year on my solo trip, I stayed in Tokyu Stay. Not far from the main Ginza street. This has been my favourite place to stay. It is smacked between Tsukiji Market and Ginza. Was easy for me to walk to Tsukiji for breakfast, and back in hotel in 5…

Looking forward for my holiday break

I still remember back when I was extremely active in photography. Every single weekend, I will be going out to the streets to shoot photo. Be it landscape, architecture or even street. Over time, I improved my skills and now, to me I can say that I am generally good in comparison to other amateurs….

Chiang Mai – The Big Gallery

Going to Chiang Mai was an impulsive action where I wanted to take a break from all the craziness at work (not that crazy). I do believe that taking little breaks every now and then does give me some recharge (or not). Also – this year is where I am taking a strategy to do…

Chiang Mai Part 4

Another collection of photos from my recent trip to Chiang Mai. Such a pretty sight to see a lot of colorful temple.

Cafe Hunting – Blue Bottle Aoyama

One of the joy in life is to go cafe hunting whenever you are on holiday. This morning I woke up quite late – as I was extremely tired from the major flight screw up on Sunday. I lost a whole day of walking and a seat in first class. So this morning, instead of…

Tokyo from the Top

I am missing Japan to be honest – it has been almost 4 weeks since I am back from Japan. Here is one of the best photo I shot with my phone. It was shot using my iPhone X 🙂 The view is from Tokyo Tower. Its not that far from the city centre, but…

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 Zenkō-ji, a 7th-century…

Japan Food

Completely have no clue what my plans are.  All I know is that food is great in Osaka.  I should be cutting my carbs.. Yet I am going to a place where most of the food are paired with rice.  Hopefully I’ll enjoy my trip. I am sure I will!