(A melodic or harmonic configuration that creates a sense of repose or resolution.)

"But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever." - Psalms 52:8

Sunday, April 19, 2009

a chicken and a duck

i got really excited and was thinking of checking out some Japanese theatre performances, so i turned to alvin and asked:

v: hey dear! let's go watch some kabuki!! or the sumo grand tournament!! XD
a: oh! no!
v: =(

what a vehement response.

today, as we were bus-ing back from pasir ris:

a: hey let's go and watch some sumo wrestling!! XD
v: and kabuki...?
a: no!
v: but why???
a: no... no!
v: ???

then belatedly, i realize it's not 'no' he's saying...

it's noh.

v: oh, noh!
a: yes!!!!

alvin patted my head and had a really good laugh.


planning for japan is taking its toll on me. not that i haven't had any help - ingrid and alanna both gave me their tokyo/osaka tips, and the four of us travellers had a nice long msn chat to confirm the itinerary that changed in record-time after i met ingrid.

but i find myself waking up incredibly early in the morning with a single thought:


and went back to reshuffle the itinerary. i also want to make sure we pack enough free fun into each day. zzz.

every morning it's like that - I JUST WANT TO PLAN THE TRIP.

oh... but thank God for small miracles. =)

1. i found out about the Imperial Palace guided tour and signed us up! i'm guessing that there're still slots because booking just opened 5 days ago. and the tour is at 10am - same time we were planning to get there AND no area will be under maintenance or closed on the same day! awesommmmme.

2. i have no idea how i did it, but i mistakenly thought that the charming little ryokan i wanted to go to was in asakusa, when we really wanted to stay in shinjuku. although ingrid gave me information for her hostel in shinjuku, by some fluke i googled for more shinjuku ryokans...

AND MY RYOKAN WAS LISTED. omg, it's in shinjuku!! YAY!!!

i don't know how i missed that though.

ah, now to email Spa World. and to look for an Osaka ryokan.


A ryokan|旅館 is a type of traditional Japanese inn dating from the Edo period (1603–1868), when they served travelers along Japan's highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the owner.


  • At Monday, April 20, 2009 8:28:00 AM, Blogger Jade said…

    omg i am extremely envious right now!!!!

    gahhhh hahah i hope you have heaps of fun!!! when are you going to japland??? O_O

  • At Monday, April 20, 2009 7:03:00 PM, Blogger dawn said…

    hahaha the Noh/no thing is very amusing! Yay so exciting to plan, I know what you mean when you say you wake up every morning wanting to plan, I was like that for my Vietnam trip too! :D

  • At Wednesday, April 22, 2009 10:51:00 AM, Blogger feline said…

    dawn: yar man cannot sleep... my eye bags are terrible. hey i'm going to malacca and staying at the same place u did! :D

    jade: hahaha i really wish you could've come too though. never mind, when it's your time U HAVE TO CALL ME ALONG OK??? unless if you're going to the same places i have already gone to. haha!


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