Sunday, February 26, 2012

Osaka (The First Night)

After settling down for a few minutes, we take a stroll around the city while looking for dinner. We had udon as i was really craving for a good udon, in front of our hotel. The udon was really good and also very fast service!

The shop, bar style

hot ocha on cold night~

Tempura udon.. Sluurrpp!

To close our first night in Osaka, we hard warm coffees bought from the local mart and had it in our room, resting and preparing for tomorrow adventure.

happy faces :)

Boss coffee, like a boss!

Osaka (The Arrival)

Ok, so we reached Kansai Airport at 4.00 pm local time and it was already dark outside! It's winter and the temperature is around 10 degree C. So we rushed our ways to the hotel before the sun sets as we aren't familiar with this area. To make it more challenging, we are travelling on our own, no tour guide or even ground clearance. Even worse, none of us can read and speak Japanese, only Abang can speak a little, thanks to his 3rd language class on KUSESS.

Maps for The Kansai Airport

Rushing to the train station

The train to Namba Station

Japanese trademark..?

We took the express train, which stop at less stations so less time taken to reach Namba. At 5.45 pm we reached Namba station and decided to just walk to our hotel. We could take subway there but we are so eager to have a look around the city despite the cold weather and our luggage.
The distance is around 2km and we walk for about 20 mins, including pit stop at the local mini mart for some onigiri. We are shivering all the way (4 degree C) and take a few stops for heater in the mini mart while feasting our eyes with the snacks and packed foods. Yes, their packed foods look really really goood!

Inside Namba Station

Our luggage

Just outside Namba

City atmosphere

Abang teaching us how to properly unwrap the onigiri


Finally arrive Osaka Fujiya

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Osaka (Intro)

Jiha had just finish her paper for SPM, so she deserved a vacation and a lot of places popped toour mind. Yes, OURS! A lot of places were suggested and after a lot of consideration about the cost, weather, and the duration of flight, we decided to take the offer from AirAsia X promotion to Osaka. Very good price i can say.

So, Osaka it is. Mama as the chief de' mission prepared all the documents necessary to travel ie. tickets, visa and all the stuff. I, apparently was battling with my final papers at UNITEN. I finished my paper on 4th Jan and fly to Osaka on 8th. Just in time!

We start our journey at 5.00 am and headed to LCCT straight away. Our flight was scheduled at 7.50am and take about 6 hours.

Holiday mom is a happy mom

Sleepy head...

Like a boss!

The hardworking



Facelift or as BMW calls it LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) has been done to this blog. It's been a while since this blog has been abandoned. A new post is still in progress and in the stage of collecting materials.