Instameet: Mountain Day

The next instameet falls on yet another public holiday: Mountain Day. Hence, the organisers decided that we should head into the mountains, and turn it into a BBQ chill time next to a river; something that we have never done before. We gathered at Oku-tama Station and took a short…

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Instameet: Kasai Rinkai

It's Sea Day in Japan, so we went to see the sea. We couldn't travel far to see the beautiful beaches, so.. the absolutely typical not-so-clean yet not-so-dirty beaches of Chiba will do. We went to Kasai Rinkai Park in Chiba; just an hour train ride away from Tokyo. Summer…

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Instameet: Poppies

Oh, what are the chances? I'm back here again; but this time, I am not alone. Although this time, it was slightly before peak time, but who cares, I AM NOT ALONE. We went to the same Poppy Hills in Saitama, and the weather was hotter than I remembered. There's…

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Instameet: Naritasan

We went to Narita. No, not the airport, but the town that hosts the airport. Yeah, I just learn that there's actually pretty interesting spots in this area. There are shrines, a (really) huge park and of course, the typical tourist trap shopping alleys. Apparently there was a parade happening…

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Instameet: Kindness

It's Worldwide Instameet 15, and the theme was KINDNESS. Tough theme, especially when I don't consider myself to be "kind". We gathered at Shinjuku Gyoen. It was definitely one of the biggest instameet, but sadly, the weather was totally not cool with us. No, sorry, it was too…

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Instameet: Mall

We went...to a shopping complex, in Tachikawa. Then I realised that, damn, I don't think I've been to an actual shopping complex like those back in Malaysia here in Japan. No, those shopping complexes attached to the train station doesn't count; those are just "train stations". ..okay,…

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Instameet: Film

The first instameet for the year, and the theme is something different, something fun: Film. (or anything analogue). Yeah.. totally wanted to bring a wet-plate and make peeps stay still for an hour, and develop pictures on the spot as if it was the 1850's. I kid. I kid. I…

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Instameet: Koyo Hike

Ah..it's autumn, my favourite season of the year. Colour explosions everywhere. Lovely. Naturally, capturing autumn was THE obvious choice for the next instameet theme. Seeing that I'll miss autumn's peak in Tokyo (flying back to Malaysia in mid Nov), this is a good chance for me to capture the…

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Instameet: Lightpainting

Ah, it's instameet time again. Away from Tokyo, we went to the popular sand-bridged island Enoshima, which is just an hour train ride away from Tokyo. This is the 3rd time I've visited this island. Also, it seems like instameet posts are dominating this blog now lol. Instameet Light painting…

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Instameet: Soba Class

I didn't manage to join August's Instameet because the date clashed with C90 Summer Comiket. This time, we go with the theme of food! To make it more interesting, we will make our own food! Japanese food! We went all the way to Yokoze town, in Saitama prefecture; more than…

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Instameet: Okutama

For July’s Tokyo Instameet, it’s slightly different than the previous meetups. We went into nature; Hai the organiser took us to one of the famous waterfall Japan: Hyakuhiro Falls in Okutama. The place itself is not as accessible as the previous trips. It takes roughly 2-3 hours of…

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