Day One Part One; Travelling between prefectures ain't near!

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 Sat next to Hui Ping on the plane, and made friends with Shu Yun! They're both bubbly and lively, but I was tired and shy so I didn't get to talk to them much on the plane. Made up for it after though! :D

Touched down at Narita Airport! Had to sit like a 6hour coach (with toilet breaks in between) to get to Sendai. It was really really long!

But we didn't get to sleep much on the plane (imagine a 1am flight, takes a while for me to adjust to the change in pressure, watch a bit of a movie, try to get comfortable, sleep a little, wake up, watch a little bit more of the movie, breakfast is served and then I can't get back to sleep because the lights are on)

So the coach was a great way to catch up on sleep! Everyone conked out. We were woken up by..

What is this? :O In it contained our bento lunches! We were so excited, our first meal in Japan! Except it had to be on a coach. But it's okay! We were in Japan! :D

This is our trusty coach for the next few days. Quite cool looking, and our driver is tanned and kinda strong looking. The group of us made him pissed off quite a number of times because we were always late. Like 10 min toilet breaks became 15mins and we'd leave the hotel late or we'd get back on the bus late etc.

Aren't you curious to see what's in the bento box?!

SO PRETTY! 100 marks for presentation!

Okay honestly I wish I knew what they were but I don't, and no one knew either so no one could explain haha. But let me give you a tip. See the food that's wrapped the pink cupcake paper? (no idea what the official name is called) Well, don't eat a large gulp of it. It's wasabi and.. something.  Top right hand corner is Chicken katsu! And on top of the rice there is.. egg and.. I really don't know what that is. But no it's not floss.

At one of the stopovers, we saw a japanese food court! Woahh!! O_O

The bus ride was soo long but I'm glad I managed to make friends with Eric, Bang Hong and Yan Meng! :)


Finally reached SENDAI! At about 4pm? And we went straight to a room where we folded some Tanabata Festival decorations! Not sure if it's counted as origami, hmm.

According to someone (I forgot oops), this festival is celebrated in many parts of Japan in June or July, but Sendai celebrates it the latest! Because theirs is on a larger scale! :D

We were introduced to cute japanese girls who would teach us how to fold and later on, accompany us on our trip! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?! Thank you sponsors! <3!

Ok please continue reading my blog because that means there will be cute japanese girl pictures :D And I know them in real-life so this ain't like some fairytale impossible to achieve kinda actresses like Horikita Maki (sooo cute)

That's Toshimi! :)

We were ushered into a room where we had sensei's (teacher's) to teach us how to fold certain designs!
My table folded wallets! Another table folded kimono's etc :)

Mine's the pink one! I love coral pink!

So this festival has 7 main ornaments. These are hung up and each of them represent something.
I took a photo of the pamphlet so that it's easier for you to read! :D

So it will look something like this:

SUPER PRETTY RIGHT! Plus, each one of us got one as a gift to bring home! I haven't decided where to hang mine yet! Afraid it might get dusty!

And here's a group photo of my table! :)

We don't look our best because we haven't bathed for 20 hours :X

So happy!

Next post is on Day One Part Two! :P WHICH INCLUDES DINNER!! :D
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