We were really really lucky, we finally reached Gate H6 and entered the plane just like we were in time hehehehe. A long relieved breath that was replied by a very nice and warm smile from a flight attendant. His smile was just like saying, “Hey you rascals, where have you been playing around? We have been waiting for you. Finally you come, we are just about to leave you.” And you can guess the next, hundred of eyes of the other passengers were staring at us that we replied with our nicest and innocent smile hehehehe :D. Soooo happy to be finally on my seat, I could see the beauty of KL at night that was full of light from above. Prayers filled my whole heart and mind, I thank Allah for this amazing thing He has given to me. And I think you can guess again what happened next? Yes, my tummy delivered a signal of danger. I was hungry hehehe. It felt like the energy I saved from the chicken rice I had from the previous flight was “evaporated” rascally. But then I could smile again as I didn’t need to wait too long to have my next supper, Nasi Lemak with (I forgot what it’s called) yummy savory shrimp rich in spice paste. Another flight attendant was so kind to me, when the other passengers only got a cup of fried peanut and Ikan Bilis (anchovy) as condiment, he gave me two – ahahayyy!!! He said, “Ni saye tambah satu lagi spesial wat kamu”, followed by a warm smile. Or it might be he knew from my face that I was really hungry? LOL. Anyhow.... Terimakasih banyak, Pak Cik :D #lovemalaysianairlines
Aaah, tummy was happy again.... I closed my eyes, exhausted. I lied my head near the closed window and continuously whispering prayers thanking God until I fell asleep. The following morning, I opened the window cover a little and a luminosity of morning sunshine peeking me saying a happy good morning. I opened the cover wider and I was surprised as I was greeted by very beautiful snowflakes framing the window beside me. Later I realized that I only found them on the window near me; I tried to look at the other windows even when I walked on the isle to the exit door, I could see my snowflake buddies stayed on my window but I couldn’t find them existed on the other windows. I felt happy and little bit whimsical. It reminded me about the miracle of water by Masaru Emoto. I stared at those snowflakes in a full of admiration and whispered them the praises to the Almighty. From my snowflake frame, I also could see the spectacular view of mountaneus Japan that was still covered in morning mist blanket. So beautiful, a view that I reacted with a spontaneous tear of admiration :)
And finally... The thing that has been long awaited... Hello Japan! Ohayo, KIX :D. Here I come... My first impression of KIX was... it’s cool :D. We could reach Kyoto by JR Haruka actually, but we decided to take a bus as we just wanted to sit, relax, take time and enjoy the view from Osaka to Kyoto, although we took longer for the time :). It took us around 100 minutes and ¥2,500/person to Kyoto Station. Arriving at Kyoto Station, we took bus number 100 (or number 17) to Ginkakuji Michi. Here we witnessed and experienced the Japanese people’s wholehearted willing in helping others. We didn’t know the way to get to the bus number 100 so we asked a middle-aged man passing by. We only intended him to show us the way. But... He escorted us until we reached the entrance door of bus number 100, although he was in a rush. Oh man.... You taught us a great lesson Misutā, I wrote it in my heart. Dōmo arigatōgozaimashita #bowing #lovejapan
From Ginkakuji Michi Stop, we followed the direction on the map I printed out from Japan Experience’s web to Unagi House. Unagi House was not difficult to be found. There, our Travel Angel, Saki of Japan Experience has been waiting for us. Saki warmly welcomed us and explained about everything very clearly. She also took us for a walk to get to know around our neighborhood :D. She is very nice and kind. Thank you very much Saki, you’re our best Travel Angel :D
And this is it, our little Unagi House! :D. Our warm shelter for a week, our mother that took care of us after being tired adventuring Kyoto ^^. Thank you very much Japan Experience for this little house! My friend and I are always grateful as we didn’t stay in a hotel. We can experience to stay in a hotel everywhere, but in a Japanese house in a real Japanese neighborhood? It’s only in Japan :D. In this little house, we could experience living in an atmosphere of Japanese house; futon, tatami, soft lighting, and golden screen. Even, I can still vividly recall the smell of the tatami :D. I also could find treasure in a cupboard in the living room. It hides some beautiful and traditional Japanese plates, bowls, and glasses; wowwww!!! Feels like I want to bring them all home LOL :D. The kitchen is quite complete. But the one I especially love is the bathroom. I miss doing an individual onsen there hehehehehe.
The environment is also very clean. We loved to see some schools of little fish in a crystal clear river near our house. In the morning when we left the house, we could greet and deliver a smile to our neighbors that they replied with hospitality :D. To know what amenities that you can get from Unagi House you can check here :D
On the first day, after arranging our suitcases on the right place, we took some rest first as we were very exhausted :D. After some hours, we decided to go out for a meal. Sooo close to our house, we found a hidden gem called Ice Lolly. At firt, I thought it sells candies, ice cream, or kind of sweets. But I was wrong, it sells cute stuffs, from keychain to teapot. I can say that this little shop is one that “speaks” my mind. I really love how the Ice Lolly Lady arranges her lovely shop and everything that she puts there. Gosh, I want to buy all of the cute stuffs that it sells >.<. From Ice Lolly, I bought some cute animal figurines and a Carla Craft puncher for my bento :D
We continued walking on Imadegawa Dori and our attention was once again stolen by a beautifull workshop full of pretty flowery wreath. The lady was so very kind permitted us to see her beautiful workshop and took some photos :D