Farewells and D-day : fly off

It’s been hectic days before my departure.

(So excuse me, for no post last week. I know I only started this blog and I should post often to attract follow bloggers to visit here. And also bare with me for no pics and spelling/grammar for this post. I’m writing this on my mobile device at the airport waiting for my gate to open.)

Anyways, back to the subject; I had quite number of farewell dinner and lunches with my friends and families.
I didn’t quiet expected these farewells from them since i’m only going away for two months.

But it always happened like this:

Me: i’ll be going away for holiday soon

Friends: oh yeah! Where’re you going to?

M: to japan

Friends: cool. Get me a sushi keyring when u get back

M: nah, No room for my luggage. Get your sushi from ebay

Friends: (groan) so how long you gonna be away for?

M: bout 2month

F: holy cow we should have dinner before you took off

M: oh ok

So i had these conversations and similar ones with ppl asking for bring in kimono, japanese sweets, cosmetics etc for them from my trip. (All ended up groan soon after i told them about no space for my luggage.)

But I’m so grateful for having these friends and family who understand about my selfism and still throw farewells for me.

And during dinner or lunch with them, they became surprised again after i told them i’ll be traveling alone. And i assure them by telling my relatives are in Korea and japan so most of my accommodation are covered and few of my friends are in both of these countries so i won’t be too lonely. (So, I shouldn’t say that I’ll be travelling alone?)

Now I’m at the airport and waiting for my gate 56 to open. There’s been a delay so i need to wait for 2 more hours. It’s going to be long wait since I don’t have someone near me to chat to. But airlines gave me a meal voucher to shut me up so I’m half ok.

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Ticketing Nightmare

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So, i booked a flight to tokyo, japan and it’s going to be such a looooong journey from where i am = a beautiful place with full of sun = the place where everybody will go surfing under perfectly clear blue sky so you’ll be likely get sunburnt in less than 10mins… I decided to have a stopover for relaxing my jet leg at seoul, korea.

( Stop trying to pretend to be someone cool Caroshi! Just Admit it that you are cheap! )

No! I wouldn’t say that I am a cheap person but frugal I am. See, i want to save every bit of money on my travelling expenses. The money i want to really spend on is heavily relies on actual shopping and eating out at the destination.

I’m not rich person so even though, i know how unpleasant and uncomfortable my 12 hours of long distance journey will be on an economy class of airline and how much it will hurt my leg and back, as it will never be allow to stretch out freely while sitting in a cramped chair.
I can’t simply afford a business class. Therefore i looked at number of travel sites and rang couple of travel agencies to find me a better deal to get to tokyo.

And voila!

I found a ticket which has a stopover at korea and departing japan on the other day and airline will supply my transit hotel to stay overnight for free. All this for $1200 inc return ticket. You might say what the! That’s not cheap at all! But it is. Believe me, all the other places are offering $1600 or more. And you need to think about where i am coming from.

Can you figure that out?
No?
Okay i will give u another hint again.

Hugh Jackman.

Are you thinking what im thinking about what you’ll be likely thinking?unless you figured out where i’m based at?

If the first thing that you got crossed in your mind is wolverine, you and i are likely in same generation (yay!)

and you thought about 24601,
you just became my best friend. Mate!

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So i found a best possible deal out there for me and one of my biggest expense has been spend on already before actually leaving this country and stepping on a sakura soil.

* first image credit to Youichi Kosio of flickr
** second image credit to Alice of Tumblr

hello

Welcome and thank you for visiting my blog.

Creating this blog and writing my first post is super exciting. I wanted to make this first post special but like all bloggers do, I will eventually regret this very first post and maybe want to delete this later on since there’s nothing unique or special about this first post. But, I promise that I will not delete this… because it shows how unprepared I am to write this.

So what’s my motif to do blogging? check out on this. <- It will pretty much tells why I created this blog.

As being a latecomer for this blogging industry… oh wait is that right way to say that? blogging industry? hmm… anyways..

I’ve seen and visited many other sites and learnt that I need to make my post unique and interesting otherwise, it will just be a monologue no one even cares.

I’ve looked at how to make a successful blog site and one of its great tip was to use an image to convey my purpose.

So, here is the image for all of you.

You see, you just found a little smile on you right now. Don’t deny it.

So there, my purpose of this first post is to make you and viewers to have a little smile by reading this.

(and I purposely linked a cat picture I found from pinterest since, the web is designed for sharing cat pictures by the founder of WWW..and research shows that cat picture is the most sharing content in the web which will definitely make my blog popular right?)

For my next post, It will probably be about my preparation for my journey to Japan. (only two weeks to go! yay!)