Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Autum Leaves And Falling Snow

Another post to make Yvonne green with envy. I'm so "baik" kan, Yvonne? Kakaka

In 2008 we combined a trip to see cherry blossoms and played with a bit of snow in the month of March. Last year, we combined vieweing the beauty of autumn leaves (koyo) and experiencing falling snow. But it was rather a crazy endeavour as we travelled from Kyushu to Shikoku, from one end of Honshu to its tip and then to the island of Hokkaido for a bit of both! Oh! Don't forget the rain too!

Torrential rain is to be expected when one is in between seasons. Right, Rurousha?

Autumn leaves, plenty of it too...
Kyushu Island representative : Yufuin. At Lake Kinrinko to be exact. Beware! There's a sleeping dragon in the lake!
Shikoku Island. At Ritsurin Koen, one of the most beautiful park in Japan located in Takamatsu.
Honshu Island representative. In Nara.
Another Honshu Island representative.This burst of colours we found in Tokyo. At a cemetery.

Now, snowing time... where else? In Hokkaido. Actually, we've only been to Hakodate.
Can you see the white dots of the snowflakes in the first photo? Zaini tried hard to capture it with our el-cheapo camera. xD
 
Getting way too excited with small clumps of snow. While the people of Hakodate nowhere to be seen (with good reason since it was snowing and it was windy too), three tourists from Malaysia went crazy and decided to run around the streets of Hakodate. LOL
This though, doesn't look all that fun. It's just bleak and COLD! 

Oh yes... and then there's rain. We need rain here. NOW! Selangor is experiencing water shortage now. My area is having low water pressure issue. I crossing my fingers that there'll be no water cuts! o.O
That's a photo of a cold woman with a swollen gum in front of the Daibutsu in Kamakura. I had a painfully swollen gum for three days when we were in Japan! So not fun!

This post somewhat made me feel cooler. I think I need to do more cool season posts here to cool-off myself! Muahaha!!!

47 comments:

  1. Wow... what a great place! I really want to visit Japan honestly... err. I wish I could just travel that far...

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    1. How many hours does it take from Philippines to Japan?

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    2. probably almost same hours as from Malaysia to Japan lol

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  2. I love Autumn colors on the trees! Always beautiful and gave me sentimental feelings!

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  3. When it was cold, didn't you have problem snapping photos? I had to buy extra special camera just to be able to snap photos skiing in Korea. The camera was idiot, makan battery cepat woiiii....!!

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    1. Battery finished fast in cold weather, right?
      Mine did too.

      No problem with the camera and snapping photos that time, maybe because it wasn't below zero yet...

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  4. If they cut my water, I will go to all Fitness First outlets to see which one got water.

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    1. Lucky for me, I still have my FIL's place as a backup. ;p

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  5. Happiness is autumn photos on Lina's Japan blog AND her Malaysia blog! :D

    Yup, it's lekker wet in Japan right now. Typhoon Guchol is heading our way. Tokyo will escape the worst, as usual, but we're going to get drenched tonight at 9-ish, i.e. when people start going home. Fun times. I hope the trains don't stop running! o_0

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    1. I'm glad I made someone happy. ;)

      Typhoon. Fun times.

      Travel safe tonight.Don't go meandering around deserted places. ;p

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    2. The rain has just started falling. I LOVE the sound of such a downpour.

      Don't go meandering around? But ... it's fun to walk in a waterfall! :D

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    3. I don't mid being drenched while out on a run but if there are thunder and lightning, you'll see me cower in the safety of my home!

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  6. I really duwan friend you, Lina....

    Always put up those nice and beautiful scenery and I can only admire them from my monitor screen.

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    1. Don't lah don't want friend me... see I so nice post photos for you to enjoy. ;p

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    I wanna go sulk in the corner but cannot resist taking my eyes off the yellow, red and green leaves.

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  8. The colors are so mesmerizing, we can never had that in Malaysia T_T unless it's artificial plants.

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  9. When was this you said? Oct? Nov?

    No wonder TM is returning to Japan, one trip is not enough.

    And Ru said, every month in Japan is magical and unique. I truly believe now.

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    1. We were there late Nov-mid Dec last year. :)

      But by mid-Dec, autumn leaves had started to drop off.

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    2. (^0^)!

      Yes but I still say autumn is best! I think especially for someone from a tropical country (like you) or a semi-desert area (like me).

      But winter is nice too. And spring. And summer.

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    3. For me... let's put it this way. If I get to stay in Japan; any season would be great for me! ;p

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  10. Fuyoh, the last pic... this gadis is so cool looking, despite the cold weather and swollen gum.

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    1. Did you see my cheek. Lopsided already due to the swollen gum! :(

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  11. The water pressure in my house is low too.... I now go back to the conventional method to wash my clothes, using both my hands.

    Got backache now, old already. I'm too depend on technology.

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    1. I'll chuck mine to the nearest laundromat. Except, the undies lag. heh heh.

      Very, very lazy nowadays to do washing by hand. Anyway, laundry duties is Zaini's job. Not mine. ;p

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    2. Yvonne and Lina, I'm really surprised by your water comments. Why am I under an impression that Malaysia has lots and lots and lots of water?

      How come we're drowning in typhoon rain and you guys don't have water pressure? o_0

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    3. Welcome to Malaysia. We sell water to neighbouring country yet we faced water shortage off and on here.

      No typhoon... yet. Hence the haze. If the Meteorological Department is to be believed, (we should, I guess) the haze we are experiencing now is the result of stagnant air that causes all polluted air in the region to be stuck in one place instead of being blown over elsewhere.

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  12. wow, nice pics. I love the fourth picture. It has this contrasting effect from green to red to yellow. Just love it so much that I downloaded it to use as my screen saver.

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  13. Wow so nice...
    I have not been to that place...

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  14. I LOVED love the colorful trees...
    Looks like autumn seasons...

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  15. I guess that it must b very painful when swallow gum..
    Then when eating also ya.....

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  16. The amount of snow is less Le..
    Last time when I was in us... The snow is so thick until it buried my car...
    Aiye..

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    1. Can experience that also in Japan. Come visit early Jan/Feb. ;p

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  17. not only Yvonne, but you are making me envy also!! so "baik hati" lah you, showing us all the nice photos for our "reference"~~ :D

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    1. and poison you all into wanting to go holidaying to Japan! *baik hati laugh* kekeke

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  18. fuyoh!! the first photo!! OMG, that is so nice!! you took it yourself, or you simple grab from the internet and posted it here??

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  19. you know what?? after this HKG trip, i already feel like going for another trip again lah.. haha!! i am still recovering from my holiday mood, help!!!

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  20. a friend of mine actually is very enthusiastic in organising a trip to japan or korea during end of the year.. hehehe, high chance that i'm travelling again~~ :p

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    1. Go to both lah! ahahhaa...

      You know you can naik ferry from Kyushu to Busan? ;p

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  21. i have not been to japan or korea, so really looking forward to visiting these two places.. furthermore, Twilight Man toured Osaka and Kyoto for just RM2,500!! i really want to go also~~

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  22. now, all my comments are gone except the very last one.. so how many have i posted, i lost count!! so angry~~

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