Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mountains and Garden

(Having my finals in two weeks time, so Im gonna keep this post short and sweet.)
The next day, we went on a road trip from Okayama to Daikonshima to have lunch at a renowned Japanese Garden called Yuushien Garden. It was a 3 hour drive. Along the way, we stopped at a couple of touristy spots.

First stop, we parked our car at Hiruzen Plateau where we got to see the mountain, Hiruzen. It was a vast field with green grass as far as the eye could see, highlighted by a field of pink flowers I wish I knew the name for. The gale of wind was irritating; I swear, I couldn't pose for a second without my hair taking over my entire face. Hence, this post is going to be flooded with pictures of scenery instead.
The next stop, we drove to this location where we managed to see both Hiruzen Sanza and Daisen. The autumn view was so breath-taking. The gradient of nature's colours was simply awe-inspiring. 

The last stop was our destination -- Yuushien Garden. It was my second time there. This garden is so pretty, the pictures can't even do it any justice. The weather was perfect and the environment was serene. The sound of the water and the leaves flowing with the breeze was literally the definition of zen. I found my inner peace there. 

Not to forget, it was there where had one of my best soba noodle moments ever there. Slurping the scrumptious soba noodles whilst enjoying the view outside was an absolute enjoyment. I couldn't ask for more. 

Thong Jean 

Saturday, April 30, 2016


I took these photos in Japan last Autumn. I was supposed to attend a company's annual dinner later that day. Reckless enough to not bring any formal wear. My emerald green jumpsuit was the least casual outfit I could find in my luggage. Well, this jumpsuit is pretty versatile. It can be worn to any occasion depending on how you style it. I easily stood out from the crowd since everyone at the dinner was wearing dark hues whilst I was probably one of the very few who wore a more distinct shade. 

On another note, my blog has been on standby ever since I came to Melbourne to study. I was unduly naive to underestimate university life. It is hectic as hell, and so many photos have accumulated in my laptop. Fortunately, my friends in Malaysia have approached me to team up. Now I have someone to push me to blog more often. Hopefully, in the near future, my blog will experience some kind of growth.

More updates will be coming soon! Stay tuned. 

Thong Jean Lim