Archive for December, 2014

2 weeks in Indonesia

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  I was so blessed to be invited to Indonesia for two weeks of songwriting and recording with local producers. The team that I worked with are currently working on a movie project and needed some soundtracks. I got to meet some amazing people – musicians, actors, models, pageant winners, journalists, publicists, directors and more. […]

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Asakusa + Akihabara

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We met up with Aunty Lala, a childhood family friend of mine and had Tonkatsu for lunch. We just had to cram as many tonkatsu meals as we can before we go back home. Afterwards we went to Asakusa to give James the ultimate tour round. Enjoyed some freshly grilled senbei (Japanese rice crackers) and […]

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Ueno + Jiyugaoka

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We decided to squeeze in a little shopping at Ueno. I bought some new shoes which I had been eyeing off this whole trip but didn’t come in a large enough size for my not so quaint Japanese lady feet. I finally found them in men’s. After a day of shopping and showing James the […]

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Takayama

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Instead of lingering around in Kyoto for another day, we decided to do a day trip to Takayama on our way back to Tokyo. We had seen everything we wanted to see and we heard about Takayama last minute and just had to go. It was an intense journey for a day trip, with all […]

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Arashiyama & Tofukuji

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In the morning, we headed to Arashiyama. This was an easy train ride from Kyoto station that took 20 minutes using the JR Sagano Line to Saga Arashiyama. This local shrine had carefully placed stones on top of each other everywhere. We then headed straight into the dense bamboo groves, which also included a flock […]

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North Kyoto

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We started our day at Ginkakuji the Golden Pavilion. Even though I’ve been to most of the places in Kyoto before, the sites never cease to amaze me. Every single one have an expertly amount of craftsmanship, preservation and dedication. Even tree branches have the same methodology of craftsmanship, preservation and dedication applied.   We […]

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Himeji

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  We headed out to Himeji, which was a short distance from Kyoto by the shinkansen.   The renovation of Himeji was still ongoing so we were only able to tour the surrounding areas. At least the scaffolding had been removed recently so we were able to see the newly reformed castle. Famous stone wall […]

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Hikone

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Chynna stayed at our apartment and joined us for a day trip to Hikone. A town on the shores of Japan’s biggest lake, Lake Biwa. It is also home to a castle like Himeji but a lot smaller. Himeji is currently getting renovated so we thought it was worth the visit to check out the […]

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