Friday, May 23, 2014

Osaka Day 2 - Yodobashi Camera

Still on Day 2. After Osaka Museum Castle we took the train and headed back to Umeda area. Jeeb wanted to check out Yodobashi Camera. It is a chain store with 12 storeys mainly selling electronic products. There were a few other stores inside like Uniqlo, restaurants etc. Basically it feels like you stepped into Low Yat only here the banners were more meriah laidat. Not really my stuff theheh :P

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Jeeb wanted to check out Cintiq because the price should be cheaper here. When he reached this Wacom section, memang tak tgk kiri kanan dah.

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Unfortunately the Cintiq he was looking for was out of stock. Hohhh keciwa sungguh. But he still enjoyed trying out everything here. I may be exaggerating but the waiting feels like forever *roll eyes*. Kat sana nampak ramai jer yang dok try wacom tuh, unlike here kalo nak try kene mintak malu2 kucen from sales asst because tak display sumer model.

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Banyak anime, manga, games, pc, laptop, cameras, earphones, etc.

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Had our dinner at eikokuya cafe. The only cafe yang still open at 10.30pm and ada benda yang boleh dimakan...waffle!

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Time balik tuh dah sakit kaki giler and kalo boleh rasa nak crawling jer sampai hotel. Tapak kaki dah tak mampu nak tampung berat badan dah huaaaa! Seharian berjalan non-stop. Balik umah berfacetime ngan si tecik, Qeeb. Winduuuu kat dia alahai sian kene tidoq takde kitowang. I remember he kept reminding us to buy him a die-cast car of a specific model and color - purple Honda. Pitammm!

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Osaka Day 2 - Flow Pow

This is the Plum Grove i mentioned earlier, quite a big park with rows and rows of Plum trees. We spent time lama gak kat sini. Layan amik gambar almost every trees wpon all the pictures end up look the same any way. The weather was just too awesome, beautiful lightings, full blossom flowers everywhere and we can't stop taking pictures.

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Tak dapat tengok sakura, dapat tgk plum blossom pon jadik laa :) It sure does feels like watching sakura at that time hehe.

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Plum trees landscape as background ^.^

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Majority of the plum trees color red and white. I think ada different types but can't understand the label though. Ada yang mencapah ke atas, ada yang melendut ke bawah.

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Banyak elder couple here enjoying the view and taking their own sweet time to capture the flowers with their big lenses!

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We took loads of selfie and video using monopod. Yang kelakarnyer few locals jangok tengok kitowang pakai monopod and heard whispers 'sugoi!'. Ada jugak yang sempat snap gambar while we were using it. lol! I guess monopod blom trending lagik kat Osaka.

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Near the river banks.

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At the other side of the park, there was this guy looking so cool and artsy playing acoustic guitar.

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So that's about it our experience at Plum Grove near Osaka Castle. We had a lovely time here.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Expired Certificate

Of all days when i have a little time for myself to update an entry here and photos in Flickr, their security certificate expired pulak! So i can't upload any photos. Le sigh.

Update: Around 6pm, i noticed the certificate issue has been solved! Awesome :)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Osaka Day 2 - Osaka Castle

Day 2 morning we went to Osaka Tourist Information and bought the 2 days pass to visit interesting places in Osaka. Can refer to Osaka-Info on the package that they offered.


Dapat tickets and map trus rasa cam start Amazing Race because we first need to find the right train line. There are too many lines and nama sumer cam lebey kurang so I just leave the task to Jeeb because every time I read the signage or map I just make him more confused. Heh! So we managed to get on the train heading to Osaka Castle. But after 2 stops, Jeeb realized he dropped the 2-days ticket. *gasp!* We went back to the same station but we can’t go to the other side without exit first. Le sigh. Jenuh explain kat the officer that we lost one ticket. He was very helpful and advised to buy another ticket but we ended up beli ticket for one day pass which is lagik rugi. Because we were not going to ride the same line for one whole day T___T And then masuk each places still kene bayar entrance fee. Time nie agak frustrating because rasa duit wasted.

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But we tried to stay positive. We went ahead to Osaka Castle Museum where it is famous for precious cultural property related to Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Osaka Castle. It was 15-20 mins walk from subway Tanimachi 4-chome station.

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That place was actually surrounded by a river (big drain maybe?).

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It was chilled weather at that time and the sun was so bright. Should've bawak sunglasses...remember that!

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We singgah this place first because we thought this was the one hehe. Ternampak plak flowering plum trees so tersangkut amik gambar. I didn't see any sign though so tatau lah aper nama temple nie.

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We saw a lovely couple on their way to get married too! Clad in their traditional costumes...cute jer tgk the bridegroom struggled naik tangga. lol!

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This is like a scene from Dae Jang Gum. Oh wait that was Korean. I’m not sure whether dia tgh praying or working. 

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In front of the Osaka Castle Museum ada parks where banyak orang lepak, makan and take photos. There were few vans jual takoyaki lagik lah syiok makan panas2.

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Lagik sedap kalo bleh layan makan aishkweem jugak T____T

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Jeeb in front of the Osaka Castle Museum before we entered.

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We went straight to level 8 to watch the view. We made a quick stop at each floor on the way down. Some of the floors displayed 3d short videos of that era, armour and battle costumes, detailed miniature of the castle, etc. Never thought i enjoyed museum stuff heheh.

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Last but not least we found a cap mohor so we can stamped our notebook as momento! Love it so much! 

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Mengah gak nak kluar from Osaka Castle park, it was huge! And then the stretch to Plum Grove panjang pulak! Mencabar kesabaran sungguh!

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Can't wait to reach the Plum Grove because there were ROWS of blooming plum trees.

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Cik kiah busy nak korek bag carik barang dengan tangan penoh tapik sempat gak posing to take a pic hehe. One of the reason maleh nak amik gambar bedua proper2 - nak pegang monopod, nak pegang camera and i think tgh carik headphone (aka shutter) kot time tuh.

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Flowery updates in the next entry!