My friend from Singapore wanted to see falling snow but we had limited budget and don't ski. So the uncle from my university's tour agency recommended Kusatsu Onsen (Kusatsu hot spring) because it's a ski destination with other activities available and closest to Tokyo. Located in Gunma prefecture, there was high chances of snow because the place is located on a mountain. Coach ride (round trip 5000yen) takes around 3.5-4 hours depending on traffic conditions from Shinjuku.
With great luck, we were able to see snow on 30th Dec 2011 and beautiful snow flakes fell onto my coat!
Inspired from Thomas Edison's famous quotes on failure. When asked by a reporter on how it feels to fail 1000 times. He replied that he had simply found 1000 ways that wouldn't lead to success. There are many variations to this and I'm not sure which is the exact words that he had said. But nevertheless, the message is clear, failures will eventually lead to success, don't give up.
After some long break and fun, I found myself always stuck in bed, The only incentive to wake up before 10am is the hot water supply. My delicate skin requires lukewarm water so I'd have to break the magic spell by 10am. Damn.
Happy New Year everyone! 2011 has been quite a terrible year for me. With the big earthquake, typhoon, and then followed by being suspected of contracting tuberculosis. My eyes are getting worse and the dry cold winter is not helping much. Signs of getting old after 30? However, I'm glad that I'm still alive and will be moving out of my crappy dorm soon after saving for 20 months.
My "long-term" aspiration is the same, that is found in comic strip #23 (lol), but the short-term goal is to continue to draw comics, design some merchandizes and make nicer graphics for my Facebook Page. With that, thank you friends and readers for your continued support and I look forward moving together with you in 2012. Happy New Year! :)