Tag Archives: Travel

July & August 2017

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Nagoya University, JP (iPhone 7)

July and August ended in the blink of an eye. July marked the last month of the spring semester, also the end of first year. Couldn’t believe that it’s been almost a year since I moved to Japan and started university, wow.

I joined an inbound program with students from National University of Singapore (NUS) in the first week of July. We visited some factories and galleries, and did some group discussion together.

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Brother’s Gallery, Nagoya, JP (iPhone 7)

I was very busy with my studies after the inbound program (correction: since the inbound program). I had some papers to submit, some presentations and some papers in three weeks time. Not sure how, but I survived July. Before I had my last paper on July 31st, I went to Ise City in Mie with Ariunaa. This trip was sponsored by Meitetsu Japan. It was also my first time visiting Ise too. It’s been a while since I had some ‘girl time’.

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Ise, Mie, Japan (iPhone 7)

The day after I finished my last paper, I went to Kansai with Michael. We planned to go to Tahara City, but it was a bit inconvenience for us. We booked our hostel few days before our trip. We didn’t really have a plan, it was kind of impromptu. We decided where to go the night before we left. But it was great. We ended up visiting Osaka (first day), Himeji and Kobe (second day), Nara (fourth day) and Osaka (last day).

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Dotonbori, Osaka, JP (iPhone 7)

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Nara, Japan (iPhone 7)

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Himeji Castle, Himeji, JP (iPhone 7)

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Kobe Harbor Land, Kobe, Japan (iPhone 7)

After Michael went back to Nagoya, I had 1.5 days for myself. I walked around Osaka Namba and Harakata after he left.

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Harakata T-Site, Harakata, JP (iPhone 7)

Dawn, my sister and her friend came to Osaka on August 6th. Four of us traveled around Kansai (Osaka and Kyoto) for a week. The highlight of our Kansai trip was definitely Universal Studio Japan (USJ).

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Typhoon Day @ Shinsekai, Osaka, JP (iPhone 7)

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Universal Studio Japan, Osaka, JP (iPhone 7)

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Arabica Coffee, Arashiyama, Kyoto, JP (iPhone 7)

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Fushimi Inarai Taisha, Kyoto, JP (iPhone 7)

After Dawn went back to Tokyo, I went back to Nagoya with my sister and her friend. Three of us walked around Nagoya for a week before going back to Malaysia.

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Oasis 21, Sakae, Nagoya, JP (iPhone 7)

 

I spent most of my time procrastinating at home after I got back to Malaysia. I went Ipoh on the Independence Day (31st August) with my family but it was kind of rush.

That’s all for my July and August. I will blog about my vacation soon (hopefully). Sorry for the lack of post. Once again, thanks for viewing!

Jiaxin x

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Spring 2017: Nagoya Castle, Aichi, Japan

(more photos from the spring)

April 9th, 2017 (Sunday)

This was my first time to Nagoya Castle (after moving to Nagoya for half a year, lol) I wanted to come here in winter last year but luckily I didn’t. Nagoya Castle was so gorgeous in spring (with all the cherry blossom).

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Nagoya Caslte, Spring 2017

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017

 

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017

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view from Nagoya Castle 

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view from Nagoya Castle 

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Nagoya Caslte, Spring 2017

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017 

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All photos are mine. Taken by Nikon D5200.

Thanks for viewing! x

 

Spring 2017: Yamazaki River, Nagoya

April 4th, 2017 (Tuesday)

I went to Tsuruma Park in March for the cherry blossom but I only managed to find one or two trees blooming. Quan invited me to join his friends for hanami at Yamazaki River. It was a great afternoon (well, at least it was not as awkward as I thought it would be).

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Lovin’ the weather in April.

All photos were taken by Nikon D5200, 18-55mm lens.

More from Spring 2017: Tsuruma Park, Nagoya 

March 2017

I hope March can last a bit longer 😦

March 1st: finally signed up as an organ donor (things to do in 2017 & 101 in 1001 challenge)

 

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Cheras, Malaysia

 

March 11st: went back to Ipoh to celebrate grandma’s 81st birthday ❤ I missed her so much

 

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Cameron Highland, Malaysia.

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Cameron Highland, Malaysia.

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Cameron Highland, Malaysia.

 

March 12nd: visited Cameron Highland with family

 

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Taman Tasik Raub, Malaysia

 

March 18th: was supposed to have a movie date with YanZhuang but we were too busy talking until we forgot the movie time. we went to two bookstores and spent hours there. (also, a toy store oops)

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March 24th: completed my 2017 Goodreads reading challenge (not a big goal but still)

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March 26th: came back to Japan again after five weeks of holiday ;(

some photos from March:

 

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my first proper henna

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

 

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

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cherry blossom @ Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

 

 

Thanks for viewing!

Jiaxin x

Document Your Life: January 2017

Music:
Eklo: Let’s Go Home
(https://soundcloud.com/iameklo)

Locations:
0:21 Odaiba
0:59 Inokashira Park
1:35 Tokyo Tower
1:47 Harajuku
2:06 Shibuya
2:26 Tokyo Sea Life Park
3:35 Shinjuku
3:47 Nagoya: First Snow

Blog Post: https://jiaxinxlee.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/january-2017/

 

Thanks for viewing!

Social Tower Market & Nagoya Matsuri 2016

October 16th, 2016 (Sunday).

Location: Nagoya TV Tower and Park.

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Sakae Station, Nagoya.

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Oasis 21, Sakae.

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Central Park, Sakae.

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Sakae

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Market Tower 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

 

Thanks for viewing!

– J

February 2017

February ended in the blink of eyes.

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Startbucks @ Motoyama, Nagoya. 

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Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs 

3rd Feb: I survived first term.

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on the way back (@ Nonami)

6th Feb: Gathering with the second year senpai (aka senior) and first year after we finished our finals. We went for shabu-shabu at Nonami.

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thanks Mariko for the present ❤ 

6th Feb: Mariko came to Nagoya to visit me. We spent our evening at Oasis21, and did some stationary shopping at Nagoya Station.

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happy to know that you like the movie too  (@ Nagoya Station)

11th Feb (snow): Went to watch Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with Michael. I thought I wouldn’t be able to watch this movie in the cinema. It was good.

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early morning, book, iced coffee, combini. 

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Higashiyama Zoo, Nagoya. 

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❤ 

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Higashiyama Zoo, Nagoya. 

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thanks Le and Anh 

14th Feb (Valentine’s Day): Went to Higashiyama Zoo with Michael. We didn’t manage to find Shabini (the handsome gorilla) (or we did see him but he wasn’t handsome at all). It didn’t matter, it was a great day 🙂 (ps / received two boxes of chocolate from Le and Anh)

 

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Nagoya > Tokyo 

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view from bus ride 

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on the way to Tokyo 

15th Feb: Visited to Tokyo again after 1.5 month. oops

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16th Feb: Went to Tokyo Disney Sea with Dawn.

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Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan

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Meiji Shrine at 4pm

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Shibuya at 4pm

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Harajuku at 5pm

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Muji Store @ Shibuya

17th Feb: went to Harajuku, Meiji Jingu and Shibuya.

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Aqua Park Shinagawa, Tokyo. 

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Aqua Park Shinagawa, Tokyo. 

18th Feb: went to Aqua Park Shinagawa before flying back to Malaysia.

19th Feb – : spring break in Malaysia

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Love, Jiaxin