ありふれた日々 それだけで奇跡 一度きりだから愛しくて
Everything you come across Put it into one pile
Those ordinary days Even they were miracles Because they only happen once, they are precious
Day 11, April 18th: Last Round in Tokyo
Our check out time was at 11 a.m., so we took a walk around in Harajuku and Omotesando while Izzat went to explore Meiji Jingu Shrine- Ija, Zirah and I went there years ago and Nik just had enough of shrine visit already. Since we were out so early, the shops were of course still closed... waited a bit in Takeshita Dori for Calbee and Daiso to open, before Ija, Izzat and I rushed to Johnny’s Shop. I’d have to say, perhaps it’s a good thing we couldn’t spend too much time in there because... err... I’m pretty sure I’d buy more... =P Izzat’s flight was earlier so we parted in Harajuku after checking out.
|The still empty street on the way to Omotesando|
|Takeshita Dori, early in the morning|
|Takeshita Dori, waiting for the shops to open|
|Yummy potato chips with different topping!|
Anyway, after the awesome seafood feast, we thought of going to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in which their observation deck is free for entry. Dah last day kan, sape la nak jalan bebanyak lagi... but Annys was like "1.2 km je, that’s near!" We looked at each other and went, IS SHE FOR REAL?! Hahahahaha! Anyway, we did walk to the building from Shinjuku; didn’t feel that far since we were busy chatting away.
|Jalan pun jalan laaaaaaa~|
|The view from the observation deck|
|Walking back to the train station|
|Lindt's ice chocolate! ♥|
|The famous Shibuya crossing during the day|
|Senyum terpaksa, on the way to the airport... dalam hati : Takmo baliiiiiikkk T_T|
We arrived at Haneda and had more than enough time to pray, rest, freshen up, re-pack and check in. Oh, not forgetting to buy some last minute souvenirs at the airport itself. Tiredness showed on our faces as we waited to board the plane. Zira and I were separated from Ija and Nik in the plane due to our seatings but as soon as I settled everything and buckled by seat belt, I peacefully dozed off...
|See the plane outside behind us? Already arrived and we're ready to board~|
|Getting ready to sleep in the plane!|
... until they announced that we were landing on our homeland: “To all Malaysia, welcome home =) ” Don’t you just LOVE that welcoming note? :D
We prayed Subuh after we collected our luggage. Nik was the first to say goodbye since her parents were already there. We bid goodbye to Ija soon after, and she took the train back to Bandar Tasik Selatan, while my sister and I bought coffee at Gloria Jeans while waiting for our parents.
On the first day of work 2 days later, I was already literally sick and losing my voice- I called it ‘home’sick... for missing Japan and the wonderful companies while I was there. You know the little wish-list I have at the side of my blog? Yeah, one of it is visiting Tokyo again... I'm leaving it still there, it's still in my list of places to visit. Again. I left out a few spots during this visit- namely Tokyo Tower, Kamakura, Tokyo Character Street, Keikarou... Kyoto is a place definitely worth visiting again, we didn’t go around Osaka much and I’d love love love to go and visit USJ again! So yup, Japan is definitely still in the list.
Phew! That took some months to finish up!
two posts will be our (me and Ija) short trip to Singapore (with little tips and tricks in USS) and ChocoMon's travel in Penang our trip to New Zealand in May 2016. I'll post the short trip to Singapore and Penang later on.