Sakura

I went Hanami last time but it was dark because it was dinner. I wanted to go to Hanami again in the afternoon and my wish came true.

Aoi brought me to Gozyo river to see cherry blossoms. Thank you!

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom around Gozyo river, and it was such a beautiful sight. It was so pretty that I kept taking pictures even though it was similar scenery.

There were a lot of people!

What a Sakura party !!

And SoSo guy joined us along the way, and we watched, ate and take photos a lot! It was really nice to spend time with you!

a photo of three people!

They look happy isn`t it? 🙂

Thank you for joining me. It was a wonderful day!

Hanami

Are you having nice weekend?

I heard the flower is blooming this weekend and tried to go to Hanami today. But everyone is busy and the weather was also not that good. Wind was too strong to go to Tsurumai park😂

So I just ate a lot today, going around restaurant and cafes. And I am recalling memories of Night Hanami on last Tuesday!

This picture is from Aoi 🙂
Same place but the picture is quite different by the mobile phone!

After grit! is over, I met Aoi at Kanayama station and other members at Tsurumai park. The sun went down, and a red lantern took its place. It was dinner, so everyone might be tired after their own schedule. So I was very thankful for everyone!! ☺️

Red world… A little bit scary

We had dinner after buying food in a supermarket near the park. But it was not enough. And there were a lot of food at the park like Okonomiyaki, takoyaki, Cheese hot dog, strawberry candy, choco banana and so on…. I felt it is a little bit like Osu shopping street.

In front of Takoyaki outdoor shop. It was so cute!
I wanted this more than Takoyaki..
And いか looked so delicious!
So what? I couldn’t help but eating it😂

It was dark and everyone could not see the flowers well, but it was nice to spend time with good friends! And it was just great to have something delicious. Still, I would like to take a picture of cherry blossoms in the daytime someday!😆

Thank you for everyone~

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

” Life is not a spectator sport. If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without you. “

It is one of the best quotes from Disney version of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. I watched this movie when I was a child. I remember that I was fearful by the atmosphere of the story and songs at that time. You can watch the intro of the movie clicking the attached link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-XONxvdq4Y

And I had great chance to watch this masterpiece again with different version, the musical version of 劇団四季.

I watched afternoon performance, at 13:00
And the theatre was big and wonderful!

I was captivated by the theater and stage. It was so fancy 🙂 I heard the theater was built by Shiki and it is a private one only performing works of Shiki. It is quite rare case.

And there were adorable products for the audience! I wanted the key rings and CD, but it was costly for me.

And I wish I could take pictures a lot. But as you know, it is forbidden to take picture of a stage or performance. so I couldn’t.

Although Japanese was difficult for me to understand, I could roughly get it because I already knew the story and the direction was excellent. And the songs were really familiar because the musical used the music of Disney movies! If you watch it, you will be surprised by the grandeur of the songs.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Disney movie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
劇団四季.

Still, some scenes were different from the Disney version. So I thought it would be great to compare Disney version with musical of 劇団四季.

It was unforgettable Sunday. I could enjoy musicals I love and finally I could achieve my dream of watching a performance in Japan! And thanks for Aoi who joined me watching the musical and reserved tickets for me!

I will miss you

It is Sunday night.

And I am recalling back Friday, the last day of many other interns. I was so happy to have dinner with them on that day!

Spicy Tsukemen

I could have dinner with Nozomi, 輩先(Kotaro) and Morimori near Kanayama station. Come to think of it, I couldn’t even take a picture for all of us because I was so absorbed in eating. Very 残念. Everyone concentrated on having Tsukemen😂.

I am also sorry that Yuri and Yokozeki couldn’t join us!

Yuri chan gave it to me😊 so cute!

Yuri remembered that I have said “かわいい!” to the Bread Pouch, and she gave it to me as a present. How sweet she is🥰

I wish we could spend more time together! Even though their internship in grit! is over, I hope we can hang out when we have time. I also wish I could be a friend who can ask “how are you??”sometimes.

I am so happy that they start their new career. It definitely would be not easy, but I believe they can get through well all of it.

Good luck, Everybody!

Hokkaido food heaven

Yesterday, I went to Takashimaya to look around special events. The Hokkaido event was hold on the 10th floor of Takashimaya. I went there with Aoi who recommended it to me.

But we had work to do before going there.

Komeda’s coffee

In the Komeda’s coffee shop, we wrote brainstorming and made to-do-list in my left period in Japan. Because Aoi helped me a lot, I could think about the plans with more details and I was satisfied with the ideas we made. Thank you for the support 🙂

Finishing the brainstorming, we headed to Takashiyama to watch and try special products in Hokkaido.

….And there were more people than I could imagine. There were long lines everywhere and I couldn’t even walk well because of the crowd. Still, I enjoyed a lot watching and smelling the all kinds of food there. There were fish, Ramen, sushi, meat, chocolates, Ice-cream, cheese, and even corn & pumpkin soup. All kinds of food famous in Hokkaido gathered! So exciting!

I looooove fish!
Apple pie! look so yummy
It is pudding & cake. The ballon package makes it unique.
we tried cheese!

Besides cheese, we could try ramen, meat, salmon and soup! I am sorry that I couldn’t try the soft ice-cream because of the long waiting line. Everything made me so happy and I wished I could buy all of them. But I just cried with my empty wallet…

I bought one product, cheese omelet. I wanted to buy at least one thing in commemoration of this event and Aoi recommended it to me! I didn’t eat yet and it is in the refrigerator in home. I will say how was it after eating it~

Even if I haven’t go to Hokkaido in real yet, this event comforts me^-^

Mid term reporting

Hello Everyone!

You may not have noticed but on last Friday I left grit! early. It was about 14:00. I went Kanayama for the mid-term reporting with AIESEC members.

For this day, I made PPT

I was a little bit nervous before the presentation, so I bought Sakura flavor milk in the convenience store.

Sakura flavor milk from Starbucks

I drunk it before the statement to get the energy. Good luck to me!

Unlike I worried, every AIESEC member made me comfortable so I could start presentation in good mood.

I talked about myself, cultural difference between Korea & Japan and what I did in past three months. I also said mentioned briefly what I want to do on the left days. Everyone listened carefully what I said and I really appreciated it.

I thought my presentation is the only thing I would do, but there were some other activity. Surprisingly, everyone in the room came up with ideas to make scenario selling Takoyaki. It was really out of my expectation!

Everyone tried to make the scenario as if it is their own work. ^-^

In the past I had told Aoi, my TN manager, that I don’t know how to work on the commercial movie and it is difficult to do it on my own. Then every AIESEC member put effort to help me doing the mission. I was very moved! Thanks for all !! 🙂

Thank you for your efforts!!

After the seminar, I ate dinner at Kanayama station with some AIESEC members. We all felt hungry after the hard work.

Cha han and spicy tofu

I was sorry that everyone couldn’t have dinner with us. Let’s eat together next time~

I realized during the presentation that the time is flying faster than any other moment in my life, and should work and enjoy with every good people I met in Japan.

残りの期間もよろしくお願いします。 ありがとう!

ramen day

Today is Monday and it is supposed to cheer up and put some effort, but unfortunately I don’t feel well today. I kept coughing and my voice became a little bit strange. But I don’t think it is cold because I don’t have any fever and nothings wrong except throat.

My soar throat make me to want to eat Ramen.. because of warm つゆ in there.

As I say think about Ramen, I recall the day of the Ramen festival. It was two weeks ago, but I can not forget the nice Ramen there! It was at the Sakae, and luckily the day I visited was the last day of the event.

Bought ticket to eat Ramen!
Even though it was cold weather,
a lot of people were waiting for the Ramen

I don’t know well, but I chose Ramen that said to win a competition. And it was not so different from what I expected. It was really nice Ramen!

Looks Yummy!
My friend and I left nothing..

This reminiscence make me more hungry, and increase eager for Ramen. I should eat Ramen tonight!

なばなの里

I often go to Nagoya station, and always impressed by the beautiful illumanations.

Illumination around Nagoya station

On last Sunday, my best friend came from Korea then we went to more special place to see illumination, Nabananosato. We went to Nabananosato soon after having lunch, and waited until it becomes dark in Onsen.

It was incredibly wonderful Onsen

Five different types of Onsen made us happy!! We seriously doesn’t want to go outside the Onsen, so we almost miss the Illumination.

When we went outside, beautiful illumination spread beyond my eyes.

And this was the highlight of the illumination! The motive of the illumination was mountain Fuji.

The Illumination was a movie! I thought it might be
traditional story of Japan, but I am not sure.

Even the illumination was beautiful, my body was getting frozen. I am used to the weather of Nagoya so it was extremely cold! But my friend said Nagoya is very warm…^^. I really missed the Onsen.

So.. my point is, it is a little bit strange but,

イルミネーションも良かったけど私はなばなの里の中の温泉がもっと良かったです.もし機会があればぜひ行ってみてください~

Delightful Saturday

Did you have a good weekend off? Well, I did!

On the Saturday I spent time with ごとうsan and みずさこsan. It was kind of unique combination. Isn’t it?

みずさこ san promised to buy sushi, so we headed to a sushi restaurant near Nagoya station. When we arrived there, it was not opened yet and we had to wait more longer. But the waiting was worth it because the reward was…

sushi ^O^/ Yeah!! I LOVE SUSHI

The taste was beyond my expectation, and I ate every sushi served. Especially the crab(?) sushi and salmon sushi were the best out of them.

After eating sushi we also went to the Starbucks that I love. I have to refrain from going there, but my steps were automatically headed to Starbucks. The Starbucks was at Valentine’s event, and there were special Frappuccinos. If you order them, you can choose what to add on the Frappuccinos among three flavors, coffee, romantic and chocolate.

I ordered romantic, ごとうsan ordered chocolate and みずさこsan ordered coffee. Unintentionally, all different valentine menus gathered!

Three different kinds of Valentine day’s Frappuccino!
Funny thing is, I also went to Starbucks on Sunday. (In Sakae)

After having coffee in the Starbucks, みずさこsan went back to home, but women’s time was not over!!

As I found out, ごとうsan was a huge shopping-lover like me. We headed to a big AEON mall. It was very kind of her to drive her car to the mall. Thank you very much ごとうsan!

AEON MALL in Nishichaya
In the middle of shopping, we had food in the McDonald’s

Oh! and we also found VERY VERY familiar clothes in a shop!

Hello えさか san..??!! and まなみ san ??!!

I was very excited to see many goods there! We walked over and over in the mall. My legs became tired a little bit, nevertheless I enjoyed a lot.

In the end, luckily both of us bought something!

ごとうsan drove me home as well as to the mall. Thanks to her, I was able to get home safely. I was so impressed by her kindness. Thank you again 🙂

I am always open-minded to the shopping. I like try a new clothes and feel happy when the unexpected style goes with me. So when you want to shopping, please call me anytime~.

A village like a fairy tale, Shirakawago

Snows always makes me excited. It fresh up my mind and makes me feel innocent 🙂

Even though Korea is very cold, I can not see much snow in Seoul. So when I got to Shirakawago I was touched by the breathtaking view of the mountain covered with snow. It was the first time I saw the snow that much!

The weather was cloudy at first but it got better and better!

There were a lot of cute wooden houses and it was like a scene in a fairy tale. The whole village was amazingly cute!

Me and my friend were so excited and we took pictures everywhere.

But the thing is, it was freezingly cold as much as it is beautiful. Our hands and feet were frozen….
We decided to go to a warm restaurant in order to continue our lives.

I ate beef curry looking outside the window

The food was not enough, so we also went to a cafe.

cozy cafe
Coffee is life-giving water to me…

After having a coffee in the cafe, we headed to observatory where we can watch the whole town on the high place. The walking street to observatory was closed in winter because of the huge amount of snow. We took the bus.

Before taking the bus, I ate beef croquette

And scenery on the observatory! The houses looked like miniature.

small and adorable village
Welcome to Shirakawago~

Even though it is super cold, Shirakawago in winter was very attractive. I would never forget the massive snows and beautiful view! And thanks to my friend who took nice pictures for me!