Natsu Matsuri 2013


Exams are still not over yet, but I finally have something besides food to blog about.

Last Sunday I went for Natsu Matsuri with Ju Eun! It’s the annual Japanese summer festival in Singapore, and every year there are (I think) a few thousand people including tons milling about in yukata. I went in yukata this year too. Yayhappy


It was the gift from Mieko-san!  Since it’s a rare opportunity I decided that I definitely wanted to wear it when I could. I couldn’t put it on properly myself, so I queued for half an hour to have the volunteers at the festival help me.


There were so many cute Japanese kids that I felt I had to take pictures of every one of them. Just as well that I was in yukata too, because it made it hard for me to chase them around with my camera. I got plenty of back shots like this one thoughhappyI did approach some to ask if we could take their pictures, and they agreed. Yay! Except for the pair that just gave Ju Eun and me blank stares as we awkwardly backed away in case their parents were around.


Taiyaki was fabulous as usual230358I didn’t eat much that day. Too busy looking for kids to capture (with my camera) and trying to walk as well as I could in the tight yukata.

It was a good day and break from studyingyeyI really enjoyed being a part of Japan’s festival atmosphere with Ju Eun; nothing beats cultural events like this. With so many Japanese people around I ended up practising the language a lot too! And got a picture with one of their soccer players. (I was invited to)


That’s all for the festival report! Moving on.

Yesterday was the second anniversary of my blogalpacaTwo years! Wow.

(In all honesty I forgot about it until WordPress kindly sent me their well wishes. I’m not usually attentive to details like that but these days I have little enough things to talk about)



My blog!

I’m not sure how many people actually read it, but my views counter isn’t a total flatline so I’m comforted in knowing that at least one person comes to read a post. Unless the site statistics count spam bots too.

That being said, I blog for myself too. My blog isn’t just an online diary but also a home for all my photos, ideas and pieces of what I hope is my individuality. It’s kind of a digital scrapbook for me to look back on anytime I wantheheAlthough now when I read my early posts from two years ago all I do is get embarrassed at myself.

Still, here’s to more years with this blogkanpai

thank you for visiting


Back to the books! Studying is a literal pain.


I mean, I write all my notes by handcry

While my writing is one of the few things I appreciate about myself, the unfortunate drawback is that I won’t actually use this notebook after the exam is over. I almost wish I could sell it or something.




5 Responses to “Natsu Matsuri 2013”

  1. 1 summerlovefire August 27, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    写真はとてもすばらしいだよ ;v;

  2. 3 Movers Singapore September 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Thanks for your marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you happen to
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  3. 4 Wei Jie April 15, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Nice photos of the event. I wanted to go for it this year. 😊

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