Monday, April 01, 2013

the fash packs: tokyo

happy april fool's day! oops, i mean happy easter! as usual, the fash pack has been delinquent. i haven't kept my promise to post regularly. so how'd you spend your holy week break? for the first time in years, i spent it at home. yes, four days, from holy thursday to easter sunday at home! as in, i never left the house! i was busy de-cluttering and segregating stuff to give to charity, to share with family and friends, and to just plain throw away! ugh so tiring when you've accumulated so much (useless) stuff. i mean, how much makeup do i really need?? (hmmm gives me an idea to have a blog giveaway...) i've also been traveling! a lot of local destinations (so much of our beautiful country i have yet to see), and just last week i went to tokyo! i can't believe i waited 30 years to go back to japan! and how lucky was i that the sakura was early this year! what a lovely sight!!
shibuya

ueno park



roppongi hills

it was my first time to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, which usually happens late march to mid april. and the flowers last for just 10-15 days, then they all fall off. it is a yearly event that the japanese really look forward to. you could really feel their excitement, taking pictures, posing in front of them, setting up picnic blankets beneath the trees (even when it was raining!), and just basking in nature's glory. 
roppongi hills

ueno park

shibuya

and i of course didn't miss the chance to have my own photo op! since i was traveling by myself, i had to ask someone to take my picture! if you ever get the chance to visit japan, don't be shy to ask a local to take your picture, they'll be happy to do it. the japanese are some of the nicest, most helpful, and most polite people you'll ever encounter! 
excited much??

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