Friday, September 10, 2010

12 things I learned in Japan

1. How to get incredibly lost in the subways
teeny bite
2. It's hard to eat a burger the size of your head
drawing on our photos
3. You can take silly pictures in a photo booth and then doodle all over them
Cop on Bicycle
4. Cops look adorable when they're on bicycles
5. Eating at a restaurant barefoot makes me happy
Cheese!
6. Cheese likes to trick you into thinking it's candy
7. There are stores made just for Matty
Subways
8. The subways are so clean I could lick the floor and probably become healthier
Scented toilet paper
9. You can smell like a fruit basket with this scented toilet paper
Best playground ever
10. Playgrounds have colorful slides as far as the eye can see
11. Subway doors may rip off your finger and then you'll have to painfully reattach it back on
12. Everything is adorable

101 comments:

chris said...

love it

chris said...

juhuu!!! i am the first one !!!! :-) :-)

L said...

this is adorable. your blog always amazes me.

red said...

oooh i've always wanted to go to japan, so do post more pics! thanks for sharing...have u tried sashimi yet? and mochi? and daifuku?? i wanna see some food pics!

red said...

btw, just thought i'd let u know that i just wrote a post abt u, coz i think u're amazing! do pop by whenever u're free!

Dee said...

wow i wanna go to japan :I

sandrabudi said...

nice things!! i will love the barefoot restaurant too!! so awesome!!
about the subway...i thnik i feel lost with them everywhere i go ...so... ahhahahahaha!!!!

Mimi-chan~ said...

I'm glad u had so much fun! :D

Ashley Serena said...

Ohhh yes, Japan LOVE. I'm so glad you came here! (Hope you went to the photo booths a lot -- they're my favorite!)

Bai bai! <3

Miss Giny said...

♥♥♥♥♥

wood & wool stool said...

thank you for the little workshop about japan!

tRiSh said...

makes me want to go there badly =D

Angie said...

That is amazing! Ahah become healthier licking the floor.. I'm sure doctors didn't think 'bout it.

Angel said...

It's rude to be barefoot in Japan. I live here, I made the mistake too and now keep a pair of socks in my bag when I wear sandals.
It looks like you enjoyed it!

Wendy said...

I love all the bright colors and "little" things! Very cute post!

elycia said...

great photos! japan looks soooo fun :)

Yellow Lizard said...

I love your blog, it makes me always happy and dream of everything funny and nice. Therefore I want to give you something. It's in my blog http://kauniskameleontti.blogspot.com/2010/09/me-oh-my.html. My blog is mostly in Finnish, but there's a short translation in the end of each post :)

LRC said...

Sensory overload! But in a good way :D I think if/when I visit Asia I won't know where to look--so much to see/do/taken in. Hope you are having an awesome time!

Kelli said...

Delightful as always!!!

Ylva said...

seems wonderful. absolutely want to go some day.

Pauliina said...

So funny blog you have! I just discovered it!!!

The Garden Bell said...

Such a clever posting. I so enjoyed you top 12. You pictures are amazing and so tell the story.

Shurls said...

Your adventure seems fun! May I know the exact places you've been? Perhaps I'll go there for vacation :)

Deer Little Fawn said...

Hi there! I'm new to your blog, it's super cute! :)
http://deerlittlefawn.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

This definitely made my day! The subway one about fingers actually made me laugh out loud!! And that picture of colorful slides - it's so you, you must have been in heaven!! :)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

What a cute post! I have to visit Japan soon! :D
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

emily said...

i LOVE all of it! husband and i are planning an asia trip for next summer and japan is definitely on our list. i hope we don't get lost on the subway...

Brooke Ann Dove said...

How wonderful! Japan is on our list of places my husband and I want to go. Fruit scented toilet paper...so rad.

Anonymous said...

I've always been fascinated by Japan but thought the language barrier would be too much - and their social etiquette is so different from the U.S. I'd be afraid of offending everyone I came in contact with. Did you come across any obstacles like that? However I might risk it all just to go to a cat cafe! Lovely pictures. :-) -K

Rio said...

Haha this was awesome! I love the Nudy Boy store haha! Looks like you had quite an adventure! :)
(http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

mylifereinvented said...

When I was in Japan I fell in love with the photo booths. I don't know if the fun was in the photo taking, the drawing, or the franticly trying to figure out what to do as a clock ticked down.

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

How awesome. It looks like such a fun place and so colorful!

elizabeth said...

how fun! i love that everything is colorful and that you can eat barefoot!!!

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Oh my god, that burger is ENORMOUS! Lovely photos, it looks like you had an excellent time!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I have never in my life seen cheese that looks like candy!
That is so neat.

jacobian said...

nice pic anyway,especially the one about that king size burger.I guess they did called burger king for a reason.

CalĂ´ said...

Still scared with the size of the sandwich. :Q

karolina said...

You were in Japan...I envy you...These photos are so pretty. :)

Flor said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! IT MAKES MY DAY! EACH AND EVERY TIME! TNX! :))

C'est La Vie said...

wow that's increidble! this year i am living in ukraine for about 5 months and i'm learning all the cool things here, next year around this time i'll be visiting all these things in japan! sounds like so much fun!

Shorty said...

You are right... everything is adorable. My husband and I want to visit Japan some day... your pics are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

I love this list! Especially the candy cheese and scented toilet paper. Looks like you had a great time there!

wonderchris said...

Looks like a blast - LOVE the colorful slides - really neat-o!!!

SillyJaime | Jaime 2.0 said...

I hope I get to go there someday. :]

Jamie Lane said...

This whole post I kept saying "COOOOOL".

Thanks for sharing! YAY!

Kathyrine said...

The photos are awesome! :D I'm currently in my third year in Japanese and am hoping to visit one day and take photos of all of the cute things and funny Engrish. :)

lisanne said...

Awesome like always!


Lots of love,
http://lisanne95.blogspot.com

Katy Mary said...

great photos, must have been such an awesome trip!

Lulu said...

ah LOVE IT! so making me want to go to Japan. my friend has relatives and friends there...so since it's plausible it's even more tempting! ah! O.O

Dave White said...

Beautiful. I want to go to Japan

Lacey said...

amazing! im so jealous!

Melissa~ said...

This is so amazing. I remember that one time when we talk on facebook, you told me that you probably would trabel to japan.
Japan is amazing, I wanna go someday.

Meagooo :) said...

I love it! I want to go sooo badly now! :D

mk. said...

next time you should visit south korea...youd have a blast there!

{lovely little things} said...

I love Japan, can't wait to go back!

Jessica S. said...

you should come to hong kong! the subways are even cleaner than the ones in japan :)

Double Your Dating said...

I've always been fascinated by Japan but thought the language barrier would be too much - and their social etiquette is so different from the U.S. I'd be afraid of offending everyone I came in contact with. Did you come across any obstacles like that? However I might risk it all just to go to a cat cafe! Lovely pictures. The photos are awesome! :D I'm currently in my third year in Japanese and am hoping to visit one day and take photos of all of the cute things and funny Engrish.

Operation Smiley Face said...

Wow Katie, I really don't know what to say except WOW! So fun, and great colors! :)

Aoife. said...

Wow.
I'm so jealous.

6h057 said...

What a great post! I was wondering if I could post the picture of the policeman on his bike to my bike tumblr?

Barbara said...

this makes me want to go to japan so badly!!

mikan said...

Nice fun photos! Glad to see you enjoyed Japan (o^_^o)

I assume "Purikura" the photo booth is a big hit for all the young ppl from outside Japan. It's always a funfun stuff<3

I also think you might have laughed at lots of funny Japanese-English everywhere.

Martijn Mendel said...

wow, i want to go to japan!

saoirse said...

Ah,I wish I'm in Japan right now*dreamy eyes*

Miss Jaster said...

What a fun post! It made me SMILE! ^-^

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What fun and great things you learned in Japan...I love all your pics to go with them and the vibrant colors you always capture...that's the best part! :)

Liesl :)

SimoneV said...

What a wonderful, colourful (as always)advertisement for Tokyo!!

you have me convinced and now I would very much like to go!!!
Still in love with the cat cafe :)

Michelle said...

I've never wanted to go to Japan before but after seeing your photos I'm seriously intrigued!

rebekah said...

love it! thanks for sharing about your trip!! the cat cafe is still my favorite!

Shannon said...

I love your photos from this trip!

Ashley Fastle said...

the slides were clearly the best part!!!! it looks like you had so much fun!

macati said...

Woooooooooooow!!!! looooove the pictures... and your pictures are adorable...

lizzie said...

adorable!

i feel like i don't need to go myself now, your pictures are so illuminating :) ♥

kbuss said...

I love it! i want to go to Japan badly!! and i love your photography

Kylie Rae said...

i absolutely love that you can doodle on the photos from the photobooth!! absolutely brilliant... we need those here in the states...

Toemailer said...

Would love to visit Japan!

Leigh-Ann said...

It's so fascinating!! i love seeing Japan through your eyes Katie :)
xo

Kay said...

At first glance, I thought those scented toilet papers were fruit juice cartons! Now imagine drinking that! Maybe it's healthy and nutritious like the subway floor :)

kate said...

dear kade-
that is how i affectionately refer to all the kades in my life.
my name is katie too. which is how i came to stumble upon your blog.
aaaand i totally heart you. and moo.
the end.
-love, kate

adri said...

okay i'd very much like to go to japan now! that cheese candy just won me over. haha. this is great.

Becca said...

I am new to your site! It looks as if you had an awesome experience. I personally love the cheese wrapped like candy and the slides. I am shocked at how clean it all is. My parents lived in Japan when they were first married. They have some great stories to tell!
Becca

Floor said...

I stumbled on your blog today, and i totally, TOTALLY LOVE IT! Sorry for my over enthusiasm but you're the first one to truly make me smile today :)

regards, Floor

Vanessa said...

These photos make me want to get on a plane right now!

Tempest Ahoy said...

Argh! Sakurazaka park! LOVE IT!

Katie said...

If the subways are that clean I would love to ride them and leave NYC's MTA in the dust!

Ellen said...

japan looks amazing! and the photobooth is so so cool!!

Ellen at The Raven and the Cellar Door

Ps. Ellen said...

Me like! :)

kip stutzman said...

japan looks great, i just might have to go! :) and love your blog!

thoughtsappear said...

I would be so disappointed if I popped something in mouth that I thought was candy and it turned out to be cheese.

Cool pics!

Claire said...

love the photos ! just came across your blog, and it's beautiful :) x

Natali said...

you are wonderful! you have great photos! and what you have and what kind of camera lens?

Carla Sofia Oliveira said...

Love it!! Is so adorable!!

nevertheless said...

wow, your photos are fabulous ..gotta love japan too - what a fantastic place x

Raji said...

Haha your little captions are so hillarious

Lindsey said...

Just curious, what made you pick Taiwan?

colormekatie said...

@Lindsey- We were invited to Taiwan to be part of an art festival and we stopped by Japan because matt has family that lives out there =)

Green Pickles said...

I'm off to Japan for my honeymoon!
So excited!

Thanks for sharing your photos!

Love
Aimee
x

HARAMAKI LOVE said...

ahh this is making me miss japan, so much. beautiful shots, too.

Adrienne said...

Oh man, I wanna go to Japan and Taipei now!

So you're pretty much saying that Japan is the COMPLETE opposite of South Korea!? Jebus... lol.

That is where I am now. South Korea.

Rux said...

featured it on my blog here http://ruxandra-soare.blogspot.com/2010/11/tgif_26.html ^^

Jess said...

Katie-- I eat at restaurants barefoot too, you are clearly my long lost twin. :D