revisiting japan

I don’t know if it’s the rain that’s suddenly come down on Sydney, but lately I’ve been feeling a bit of nostalgia in the air. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile you may remember posts from my Japan trip, way back in 2010 when I was still a young’un! Needless to say it was one of the best times of my life, not only because I hardly get to travel but also because I’d never done so without my parents in tow. Furthermore, for some reason Japan was a place that I needed to experience at least once, though I’m sure I’ll visit over and over again in the future.

Anyway, out of boredom I thought I’d look back and edit some of my old photos again. Sure, they’re pretty grainy and I was still using a crummy kit lens, but it was interesting to re-edit my photos in a way my 15 year old self never could have. That being said, I still want to slap younger me sometimes for hesitating or being too shy to bring out the camera! Stupid regrets like these stay with me, like how I didn’t buy giant Pocky or neglected to take a picture of our amazing Japanese breakfast. Anyway, I guess there’s a lesson learnt for next time… But to be honest, nothing will be the same as that first trip when my friends and I were bumbling about and probably breaking every rule that exists in Japanese etiquette. As with any country, really, nothing compares to that feeling of excitement and uncertainty when you visit a new place for the first time, not knowing what to expect and just taking everything as it comes. I guess that feeling is what I’m really getting all nostalgic about!