Sunday, February 19, 2017

Who really matters?

A blogger I follow, Rambling Rabbit, recently wrote a post about re-evaluating friendships and just people in your life, this couldn't have came at a more relevant time.

Sometimes we keep friendships because of the length of time we've been friends with this person and because of the memories. But when you're just holding onto just memories and no longer enjoy that person's company, it's time to let it go. Sometimes, there is more bad than good when you hold onto a friendship. Especially, if you put more into the friendship than the other person. 

I closed a chapter of my life, and I already can see a difference, a good one. I have decided to use this as a lesson: Only keep people around you who make you feel good about yourself, encourage/support you, and are there for you. Sounds pretty obvious, but you would be surprised what we put up with without really noticing until we take a step back from it all.

I only have a handful of people in my life, but they are people I can count on and help me live my live positively, and that's all that matters. They're the people who really matter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

winter vibes.

This past weekend Lisa came out to visit me in Chichibu. It was so nice to see her, it had been a while. Or, at least it felt like it. I showed her Mitsumine Shrine and we explored it a bit more. We came across an actual shrine for wolves. I'll post it eventually. We ate waraji katsu and afterwards I took her to one of my favorite cafes that K took me to. We had gelato for dessert.

We were planning to see icicles but decided to go to an onsen instead where we booked a room but that ended up not going as planned. To make us feel better we slept in the next day and got soft serve at my favorite place. This time I got the white coffee flavor.

Our weekend didn't go as planned, but it was still fun to meet up and catch up. I'll be seeing her in another week or so for Laura's live.

x  x

It's already going to be February, it trips me out how fast January went. I know February is going to zoom by, I'm going to work more than usual and I have things planned on the weekends. I'm literally going to be booked.

March is also going to be busy. My little sis and her boyfriend are coming to visit me for a week! I'm so excited to show them around. I'm also so happy my little sis gets to travel, she has never really traveled before.

Also, for the rest of my spring break me and Lisa are planning on going to Okinawa. I literally cannot wait, I've been wanting to go there forever. My friends who used to live there have been recommending me places and it makes me want to go there even more!

March is also going to be the end of my contract and I will be starting my second year with my school. A year seriously flew by. I definitely feel like I need to make the most of my time here.

I'm still all over the place with what I'm going to do after me second year, but one step at a time I suppose.

Monday, January 30, 2017

fushimi inari, bengals & owls.

Friday, December 30th 2016

We went to Fushimi inari, which was probably my favorite place in Kyoto, minus the cat and owl cafe. Fushimi inari was so beautiful and weather was great that day so I was able to capture some good photos. Even if it was crowded, it was still good.

After Fushimi inari we headed to the bengal cat cafe. Bengals are my favorite cats so I was so happy when Lyy took me here. We also went to see the owls which was a good choice. I've never seen an owl so close and you could pet them! They felt like clouds, I loved their touch.

This was probably my favorite day in Kyoto. Me and Lyy chilled at a restaurant as we waited to head to Kyoto to take the shinkansen back to Tokyo.

Overall, the trip was nice. But tbh, I think Kyoto is a bit overhyped. Maybe because I live in the inaka I don't for care it? I actually preferred Miyazaki to Kyoto. It was still a good trip, andI'm happy to get it off my travel list but I probably won't head back to Kyoto or Nara again unless it's for cafes or something.