Greetings from Canada. It's been a while~ I didn't want to write a final blog post because it just felt so... final. I am happy with the decision to move home, but I still ache with longing for Japan. Some days I'm super pumped to be back at home and other days I just wish I was waking up to go work at Little Wonders with all my cute students. We moved back for a good reason, but that doesn't make me miss it any less...
But, I have photos to share still, so lets get to it!
Before we left to come home for Christmas, the girls and I had a few play dates! We went and got curry at this amazing vegetarian Indian place. On our way there, we stopped at the AER building, because Parm ice cream had a bit of an event going on. You could go and dip your own Parm bar for free. Who doesn't love free ice cream! It was delicious! The curry place was super cheap, too! 800yen for all you can eat! And it was sooooo good!
There was a Mucha exhibit in Sendai that I was dying to go see. So, we went on a date one day in January to see it. It was lovely! Bilingual, thank god, and amazing. No pictures allowed inside, of course, but it was great. We went out for cake afterwards, which was nice too!
So, March was an eventful month! White Day came and I was given lots of yummy chocolate~ We got chocolate from our students, too, which I thought was really sweet. :D I also got a cute little bracelet from Yuka~!
The shinkansen ride was uneventful, but sad. I looove shinkansens and that was the last one we ever rode. *sadface* But, we arrived in Tokyo safely. I had reserved us a room in the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel for the first night. OMG. Dream come true! It was one of my goals to stay there before we went home. So, I reserved the Alice in Wonderland room. We had a nice view of the bridge/highway/train tracks. It was nice, though! The people at the hotel were so sweet~ And the lobby was lovely! They even had a cute dollhouse!
Since we'd only have have the evening at this point, we bought after 5 tickets and hopped over to Tokyo Disney Sea. It's such a pretty park! It was all decorated for spring~ Flowers everywhere! We rode the Sinbad ride one last time~ That was David's favourite ride! I'm sure he'll miss it. Hahaha. The lines weren't too bad during our visit. We also hit up the Little Mermaid kiddy area. The castmembers who helped us at the jellyfish ride were super sweet.
We had no big plans for the next day, so we ended up at the Ueno Zoo again. David wanted to specifically go to the stork there and ask it to bring us a baby. Hahaha. Seriously. He walked right up to it and said, "Stork, bring us a baby!" We also saw the red pandas~~~ Sooooo cute! We only spent half the day there, however. It was super busy while we were there! We wound up going to Akihabara. Lunch was at the Gundam Cafe, which is always a fun choice. Hahaha. After lunch we hit up a maid cafe, because David ahd never been. THAT was interesting! The maids kept giving me compliments on my rose headband, making a fuss over David's Legend of Zelda shirt and trying to practice their English with us. One maid came over and talked about Disney with us. She said that Mickey was her boyfriend. Hahaha. It was cute.
And then, finally, it was our last full day in Japan. And where did we go? Disneyland. Hahahaha. We bought matching headbands (finally) and just spent a great day in the park! We even caught the cute Easter parade. (David hates the parades, but I think they're cute!) We did all our favourite rides (several times!), walked around and took in the scenery and just enjoyed the day. It was an awesome last day!