OUTFIT / Anthem

merino top / COS
pleather shorts / ninthsheep
neoprene pants / H&M
asymmetrical flap boots / Rick Owens 

It's starting to get colder here in Australia. In 17 days, we will be going to a very cold place once again. I cannot wait much further. I'm thinking of bringing these boots but we are more doing some trekking, hiking along muddy terrains so i guess it's a no. These are too precious to be lambasted. 


TRAVEL / Mount Hakone

This was the last attraction in our tour.   Seeing the lakes , mountains, the snowy hills made me miss the city. I wonder how dark it would be come nightfall. I instantly felt that old world vibe when I saw the temple up the hill as if I was in a period-drama or something.  Another thing, the coldness was insane!
I  have never craved for a down puffer jacket until we went up the top and hang around for a bit while being slowly frozen. The view is fantastic as you can see but my thick denim on denim on denim outfit wasn't doing that great in keeping me warm. Now I do realize the necessity of a Parka. I see them as an ugly jacket. It's like the Ugg boots of the jacket department. It's very touristy and ...accessible. Although it does serve its purpose well. I wouldn't mind Demna Gvasalia's puffer jackets though lol. Anyhow, we were brave enough to fight the freezing of the tarsals and joints and still appreciate this once in a lifetime experience. And an Experience it was!


TRAVEL / Lake Ashi

It was a peaceful afternoon by the lake. Sure, there are tourists but I have learned to zone out the noise and feel the tranquil quality of that day. The short boat ride was a good time to see the other side of the mountain. I remembered feeling melancholic during this trip. I kind of miss my mom and dad and brothers. Everywhere I look, I see a family. Or it must have been the grey clouds, and the grey waters reflecting the clouds, or could be the lulling motion of the small ship and the hushed voices of the tourists. I never wanted to leave Japan. The discovery of places, food, people are endless. How have I not started traveling earlier in life?