Thursday, October 18, 2007

japan - observations

some of my observations on this trip...






i love the food, but after a week of sushi, sashimi, yakitori, bento sets....and since my nose so sensitive, really "jelat" with the smell of jap food....i really crave for nasi lemak, char kuey teow, assam laksa...anything malaysian la! but i love the jap rice...ate loads of it everyday. i dunno if it's just me (greedy & hungry all the time!), but i find the portions too small, no wonder there are no fat people around. i guess they make the food look so pretty that you forget that it's so little meat!!



they love their pets and show off by pushing them around in a special doggie stroller...quite similar to ellisa's stroller!! i guess pets are easier than kids!! i just wonder where do they put them in their tiny apartments.





ample choices of cheap and fast food on the streets...ok la, not very cheap but reasonable!! they use lots of they jap soya sauce and mayo. we love their ajinomoto!!! yummiii...hehhehee just gotta drink lots of water.







attended a dinner with geisha girls...they are so expensive that they only performed one dance for us!! these geisha are from kyoto, i think most of them are from there only. took some pictures with some "maiko"~apprentice geisha girls, they were really young around 16-17 years old and they dun go to school anymore, just attend geisha school. and the most facinating part is the maiko's hair is real not wigs! i just can't imagine how they sleep and not mess up their hair!

eh...maybe they sleep on some special memory foam mattress! what do you think?



see these jap gardens, not a single flower in them...a true jap garden dun have flowers, coz the superstitious shoguns think that flowers will diminish his powers with such feminine elements. the garden will have only trees (symbolising man's spirit), water (blood) and rock (body), which must work in harmony for a beautiful garden and person also la.




no i am not showing off the jap girl's bum, i notice that the girls love wearing heels...everywhere. either they wanna look good, fashionable or they are short!! nothing wrong with heels but aiyoo i see them suffer so much, they walk until all "senget" especially in all those touristy spots (walk uphill, downhill)... still hanging on to their dear heels!

11 comments:

Mummy to QiQi said...

hehe.....so kesian hor walk like that. I had a chance to doll up myself as a maiko too, while i was in kobe. people in south area get to stay landed home as compare to tokyo, so dogs are not too bad. But my hosted mum used to sleep with her cat....*eeewwww*

jazzmint said...

wah dog sit stroller LOL..

eh not oni japan, even china oso..they can wear skirt, but stockings, wear high heels...and walk and walk at tourist place...crazy lah...then those man will wear coat like going to see customer liddat, but actually go sightseeing LOL. and most funny is, they wear so nice, but sit so teruk, and squat at roadside makan LOL

ilovepearly said...

I have a dog stroller as well and I wish it be as popular in Japan but it's not. People don't really use that. But dogs don't really need that much space depending on the size of the dog.

Angeleyes said...

Your trip look so fun leh! Working still can go jalan jalan super shiok lar! I'm so jealous! LOL

NomadicMom said...

I also jealous lah...

WMD: Wife, Mother, Daughter said...

The dog buggy picture really insightful.

Btw, you've been tagged ...4 tags (quickly run away and hide). Take your time and you don't have to do it.

laundryamah said...

actually the dogs on the pram is actually cruelty to animals la..they should be allowed to walk and roam leh...

eh just like WMD, wanna remind u that u've been like tagged max by me too..so dont forget to do ah!

KittyCat said...

Love the photos! You're so lucky to be able to see the geishas (thought no women allowed?). The gardens ARE beautiful!

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

you're back! nice to know that you had a great vacation cum work.

I think the dogs sleep with their masters, in one bed ^_^

shern's mom said...

wah, how many dogs they stuffed into one stroller? kesian-nya. but those pics are really nice, cos i never seen anythin like that before.

you sure had a enjoyable trip, nice photos too.

CutiePrincessMummy said...

nice photos & eloboration ...must ask daddy to work harder to bring me there for vacation! hehehe :P