Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nihon Ikimashio! Part 7

I couldn’t believe how fast time flew by. It’s always so when one is enjoying oneself, isn’t it? The next morning, I headed into Fukui-shi. Many shops weren’t opened yet so I took a leisurely walk through the usual routes I used to take when I was in town shopping. The familiar tune at the crossing put a smile to my lips, the tram pulling into the stop, the giggling school girls in their sailor-inspired uniforms…

I went to Loft and Kinokuniya. Understandably, that took up almost all the time I had. I wanted to take home the entire magazine shelf and because I couldn’t, I took so long deciding which magazines I should take home with me. Sigh, such painful and tough decisions, isn’t it? I knew you would understand. I had so much fun perusing the magazines though! The pages were stuffed full with surprises waiting to be sprung on me! Have I also mentioned that I REALLY love the simple elegance of Japanese designs too?






The arrangement was for me to meet Akiko and Chiyo-chan for lunch. I was keeping a lookout on the road as I was expecting them to drive by. Suddenly, I felt someone running towards me and before I knew it, I looked down to find a little hand slipped into mine. Chiyo-chan. I looked up again to see Akiko smiling as she walked towards me. Knowing my love for bread, Akiko took me to this cute little café housed in what looked liked a little cottage on the outside. The inside was just as charming!





That afternoon, I met up with Tanaka sensei and Nomura sensei. I had the yummiest matcha cake ever then. But for once, food was not the focal point for me. It was chatting with them. I lost track of time.

I hope you're enjoying this so far. Be sure to come back because tomorrow's post will be the last of this series. Well, till I visit Japan again, that is. Haha!!

7 comments:

  1. Sandy, i really enjoyed all your photos on your japan trip and the stories are great! Inspire me to save up some money and make a trip there. :) Thank you so much for sharing...have a lovely merry happy day! Love to you!

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  2. The hanging mobile is so sweet!

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  3. I agree with Dawn!

    Also Japanese magazines are so much cheaper in Japan but carrying so many back is impossible sadly!

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  4. Hi Jacqueline, it's my pleasure! Thanks for reading. And you should definitely visit Japan!

    Hi Dawn and Sarah, I totally agree too! I was so preoccupied checking out the decor, I left my friend to the menu and ordering. Hehe.

    And next time, I will endeavour to bring along an almost empty luggage--> more space for fabrics and magazines! ;P

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  5. Oh my, the magazines look so inspiring, and I love the style, kinda makes me want to own a house soon! The cafe looks inviting, and the breads so delicious! I adore bread too :)

    I really love your Japan visit posts :)

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  6. Hi Sandy, I've really enjoyed your Japan posts.... I almost fell like I was there with you! I must get back there as soon as I can.

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  7. Hey Lisa, you have to go back! I looked at your stash from Japan and wished I could take as much back. Hmm...too bad I was alone, otherwise I could ride on someone else's luggage allowance :p

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