The fire that died will never reignite.

7:22 PM

Just yesterday at 950pm, I officially landed in Singapore after two super long and boring flights from Japan (with transit at Shanghai)!

17 days breezed by way too quickly.

I could still remember the nerves we felt when we first landed in Japan, not sure of what we should expect. We spent the first couple of days getting lost on the subways pretty often, and being totally helpless when we had to converse with the locals. We thought we knew some basic Japanese (guess the number of animes we have watched thus far wasn't really sufficient). 
I remember missing my family and Brandon quite a fair bit during the first few days, since Japan was a foreign country that does not in any way remind me of home. We had our fears, since we are but just two girls that look like high school kids HAHAHA. 
But gradually, we began to understand their culture and we slowly picked up the language. And I think it was then that we begin to truly immerse ourselves in the country's beauty and experiences it has to offer.

Well, I'll be coming up with more elaborate posts about my 17 days in Japan, but it's gonna take a couple of days for them to be up because I have not edited a single photo from the ton that I've taken. Argh I should've edited the photos while I was in Japan at the end of each day!! ):
For now, I guess you could relish in my iPhone photos of Japan part 2 while I slowly compose the other posts over the next few days.

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All photos are taken on an iPhone5, and are edited with either vsco or PicTapGo. I can't wait to post up the pictures taken on my DSLR and on film!!! 

Anyway, I'll go more into detail about the places we went in the upcoming posts. And hopefully, some of the things I'd mention (such as how much we spent, where we got wifi, how we communicated with the locals or got around to places) would be able to help some of you fellow friends who intend to head to Japan sometime soon! 

I've really done a lot of homework and worked my butt off to fund myself for this trip. I guess it feels pretty good to know that I've accomplished being in a foreign land with only the money I earned through my blood, sweat and tears. It's like sweet independence HAHAH and I can't wait to do this again!!

There was a lot of preparation on me and Trisha's part before our trip. So many nights were spent staying up till 4am on Skype, just to settle all our bookings and itinerary. We watched a couple of YouTube videos and read a couple of blogs related to Japan too.
And because of that, I'll be more than happy to share what we learnt in these 17 days, coupled with real life experiences from me and Trisha! Hopefully, they'll be beneficial to those who happen to read them. My plans are to get the posts up before school starts next week, if time permits. Good things are worth the wait, yes? Hehe.

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