So... I haven't been posting on my blog again. I've been through a lot of changes recently. I quit my job for a more challenging role. It was a tough decision as I had to choose from a managerial role in a high profile company over a more technical role in a start up company. Most of my friends wanted me to take the first offer but I wanted a more technical role to leverage my skills. Currently, I like what I am doing, despite the long hours and the long commute home.
Aside from the new job, I'm also in the process of refurnishing my room. I have successfully reduced my clutter by a HUGE amount and I'm left with just a fraction of clutter compared to what I had before. I'm still in search for an Ikea Expedit knock off shelf here so I can get rid of what's left of my clutter.. Hopefully, before the year ends. :)
Lastly, my laptop died. I have been sleeping well for the past few weeks because I have no more distractions when I am home. I am seriously contemplating on prolonging this "unplugged" state that I am in. However, I won't be able to draw digitally for a while.
I'm trying to post this entry using my phone and I hope it will turn out ok
Meiji Jingu was one of the best places I visited during my trip to Tokyo. I couldn't help but feel amazed by the efforts the Japanese made to preserve their culture!
Influenced by an animated movie, I included the Shinjuku Gyoen National Park in my itinerary~! It was huge! I was only able to see the French Formal Garden, the English Landscape Garden and the Japanese Garden.
|Small path towards the Japanese Garden|
I went to Asakusa, Ueno Park and Akihabara on the second day for my Tokyo adventure. I had planned other sites like Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple, Sumida Park, and Hikawa Jinja (the shrine at which Rei Hino/Sailor Mars live and work at) in Akihabara but I miscalculated a few things. I did not expect my feet to turn to jello at Asakusa then tortured even more when we reached Ueno Park... Good walking shoes is a must! Even though most sites are practically beside each other in Google maps... =_= It was hot and some streets were quite steep... =__=
Anyway here are some photos I managed to get: