Apr 13, 2009

back in the day...

Back in high school I went on an exchange program to go to JAPAN! Yes...I know...too bad back then I wasn't insanely obsessed with makeup :[

I just thought these would be fun to post :p


A huge Rilakkuma for fuz!! Yes...I was at an arcade place [and Japan has the best claw machines and the workers even fix the animal so you can actually win it!]. The person on the left got cut out for certain reasons :p

This was at ODAIBA!! SO PRETTY RIGHT?!

I had no fashion sense...I was dressed as a complete fob yup. But this was downstairs waiting to go into the 109 place...a mall with 11 levels (?) filled with women's clothing and accessories. I was in heaven!!

I love HELLO KITTY now...loved her then. Yes...I went to Sanrio Puroland aka HELLO KITTY LAND HEAVEN!!

Don't mind me...I was a dumb high school girl...

I actually thought my friend was crazy because she was the one who really really really wanted to go here...I'm glad she made me go :p


They even have rides based off of HK.

Quite sad...once she came out all the little kids came and surrounded her. We were the oldest ones there to see HK it seemed like...so we had to squeeze in the picture with the kids...

In HK's bathroom!! One thing at HK land was that you could walk through her house...we sat on her couch and everything...

This was me being paparazied at...LOL

My host was so nice...she got us our very own YUKATAS!! The summer kimonos...I've worn mine maybe twice in the U.S. :]

I loved eating "soft creme" in Japan...they had all of these wild flavors!! Here I'm eating Lavender flavor which was SO GOOD! Everything is just BETTER in Japan :[ I went to a lot of places like Tokyo, Harajuku district, Shibuya, the foot of Mt. Fuji, and many many other places!!

I look back and I noticed that I lost a lot of weight since high school...don't know why...but my cheeks aren't as chubby and my arms aren't as squishy lol.

I went in the summer in these photos...well the first one came from Winter...and I don't really have many of those since I went with someone from the past...but yeah!! I'm so lucky to have gone twice...but like I said...too bad I had no info. on Japanese beauty products back then :[

21 comments:

gorillababy said...

omg.. what a wonderful experience!! looks like u had a lot of fun.. and im really jealous you got to go to hello kitty land <3 the picture w/ you guys on the ride is soo cute!! so awesome!! <3

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

ohhh lovely japan pics!! i know what you mean with the soft cremes! mmmm i had a sakura flavoured one and it was bliss! i love yukatas... but it's a little too hot to wear in the summer, even for the masturi's :P if you come to japan we should def meet! ;)

applecider918 said...

You look so cute in high school! I still have chubby cheeks, so maybe when I get older they'll go away? I hope so..

dirtontherocks.com said...

how awesome lucky you. ive never even step foot in japan. well i have lol does the airport count? lol. anyway youre too cute. :)

Yumeko said...

i hope u come back soon!
i love seeing other people's photos of japan! its weird but after i started blogging, i came to realise what people like about my home that i took for granted.

fuzkittie said...

Aw how fun, nice photos~

wuzzyangel said...

THose are great pics! Thanks for sharing your HS memories with us!! You don't look at all that diff! Apart from now you wear more makeup! LOL!! Super cute then & now!! :)

I wanna go Japan even more now!!

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

Hi Kawaiikao,

Thanks for dropping by my blog and left me comment... do stop by more frequent as I really like to see more opinions on other bloggers... I've been hearing my friends raving about Japan... I wish I could visit there one day... Nice experiences as an exchange student isnt it ?

CHOMSIRI said...

ah im so jealous! hello kitty!

Ladyfei♡ said...

i dont know, i dont really have time.. xD i want to though xD

hey the yukata looks cute on u! i envy u! get to see big sized rilakkuma xD

Zeno said...

You are so cute in all your pictures! I want to do an exchange program to Japan, but I'll bet it's competitive :(

The closest I've ever been to was Okinawa.

MiuMiu said...

wow an exchange to japan? it must have been really fun. i can't wait to go one day.

JAYXONLY said...

love the post.. totally cute !

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✿Ji✿ said...

Awww you look so cute in a Yukata!♥

denise said...

omg i always wanted to go visit my aunt in japan....now i have more reasons y i want to go lol....hello kitty ofcourse hehe...anyway tnx for ur concern girl...my face started to clear up after a day of not using the powder...but yeah nice pictures u look pretty as always!

stillmarionette said...

OMG HELLO KITTY LAND! I want to go! Haha XD Aww Kitty, I miss her.

My sister is obsessed with Rilakkuma right now. I saw videos of the people in the suits, it's really cute. Don't you just love the claw machines? Taiwan has a lot of those too.

Did you go to Odaiba with the exchange or in the winter?

✿Ji✿ said...

Thank you for your sweet comment!
I´m already feeling better!♥

^-^

miemiemie said...

ooooh you still look pretty much the same, still as cute then and now!

" KT " said...

awwww you are just sooo darn cute!

and you gotta love that you have these photos to look back on and reminisce!!!

Iyah said...

hello kittyyy!!! :D

btw, you are pretty then, and still pretty right now. YAY! :D
wishing to go to Japan someday :D