donderdag 30 oktober 2014

KASUMIKRISSTV | Japanese Supermarket

Missed a video from my youtube channel? Fear not! Because I'm here to keep you up to date with it on my blog. Although subscribing to my youtube channel would be easier ^_^!

The last video I uploaded is a video about Tatsuya and me going to a Japanese Supermarket. We went on the bike together, not that far away from his home.

If you are interested in how Japanese Supermarkets look like or what we were shopping for, check out the video down below:

Trip to a Japanese Supermarket

Please leave a comment and thumbs up if you liked it! Next video will be up soon :)

Thank you!

donderdag 23 oktober 2014

A new and fresh start

Hello there,

I think this is going to be a bit of a personal post. I have been thinking about a lot of things lately and I would like to share them here for you to read. So read away if you are up for it, haha.

Past years

It has been over three years now since I made my first blog post here on Looking back I see how much I have grown as a person. The way I behave, write, my interests... They all change with the years. Sometimes I had so much motivation for keeping my blog up-to-date and other times I have neglected it. Same goes for my youtube channelI always have seen this as a hobby of mine and I want to keep it that way, so no pressure, no stress, just being my own boss. 

I have gotten to know myself way better over the last year. My goals have become clearer and I am on a good path of pursuing them. Same for my youtube channel and blog. But I want to take it too a next level.

I want to make this a part of my schedule. Upload blog posts and video's on certain days of the week. Not only will it be beneficial for me, but also for you, my reader. You will know when a video or blog posts will be uploaded for example.

Next to that I have a lot more in mind...

My own website!
I wanted to proudly announce that I will soon have my very own website! A year ago I have been planning on doing so, but it never really worked out. It was a project that I never really excelled in or tried to finish. I designed my website/blogpage, learned a bit of HTML and CSS, but that was practically it.

Since the beginning of this school year I have learned a lot more about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and other so called computer languages (not that I think HTML & CSS are very much computer languages, hehe) which created more opportunities for me. Those could lead me towards finally airing my own website/blogpage. 

I'm not so into blogger anymore. I will continue on posting my updates here until my website/blogpage is up and running.

Exams first
Right now I am studying for my upcoming exams (still a student) that I will have next week. To be sure I pass them I have to invest my time in studying first. After that I will start where I once stopped.

So yeah, that is what I wanted to share. I hope you like the idea! I can't wait to get started myself and make my dreams reality.

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Thank you for reading~

P.S. I am now writing this in the train on my way to Maastricht. A city down in the South of The Netherlands were I will be spending two days, to calm down, relax and enjoy. I very much needed that. I also got injured during a soccer match so it is a great way to recover too, hehehe.

dinsdag 21 oktober 2014

JAPAN | From Yanaka Ginza to Nezu shrine to Ueno - PART 2 (2/2)

***Personal ***
Damn, this has not been just a week later, but several weeks now. I'm sorry that I had to let you wait for the second part of my blog update. My past weeks were stressful and busy X_X. Literally the last few days I have regained some strength and feel much better ^_^. Thank you for waiting! Let's pick up were I left off... Nezu Shrine!

Continuing: Nezu Shrine

I was together with Tatsuya while entering the Shrine. He was filming with our Sony Action cam and I tried to film a bit with my PentaxQ10. We kind of lost each other from that moment on. I had no idea were I was heading to and I couldn't see Tatsuya anywhere. The explorer in me was like: "No problem, I will find my way.". And yeah, next to that creepy incident *Read it HERE* it was totally fine. Though I panicked a bit in the beginning, hehe, being in a foreign country and all. After a good 15 minutes or so I found him super concentrated on making some good shots with the camera.  

I was so fascinated by these greens :)

Amazing *_*!

I do not always take a selfie, but when I do, I do it with my mobile phone, which can be quite difficult at times. Now in these two pictures I tried it with my PentaxQ10, a normal camera. It is the most awkward thing ever! I didn't have a clue on which angle would be best. I walked in a straight line and snapped a picture of myself, unaware of my boyfriend just standing there next to me hahaha. So he became part of my selfie here. He was just standing there, not even reacting or speaking to me, so dry. We had a laugh and tried to take a picture of ourselves together, but then the next picture happened *facepalm*! Sorry Tatsuya XD.

A walk towards Ueno

I remember that this walk was so relaxing and so much fun. It took us quite a while walking from Yanaka all the way to Ueno, but I would definitely do it again :). I got something out of a katcha-katcha machine, we bought some drinks out of a vending machine, we saw the Tokyo University (also from the inside) and much more all on our way from Nezu Shrine to Ueno Station.

Snapped from inside the Tokyo University. The architecture is so European-like!

Too bad he got blurred out here. Although I really love this picture.

Lovely, lovely lights in Ueno.

When we finally arrived in Ueno it was pretty late already. Next to being pretty tired we were pretty hungry too. We hopped on the train home where Tatsuya's super parent's had prepared great dinner again. Aah, only thinking back of those dishes makes me wanna go to Japan a lot more. Yes, I must say Japan is awesome, hehe.

Thank you for reading and checking out my pictures! The next video on my youtube channel will be up soon too, probably even this night! I will let you know as soon as it is uploaded :).

Take care and have a very good night~

donderdag 2 oktober 2014

JAPAN | From Yanaka Ginza to Nezu shrine to Ueno - PART 1 (1/2)

As you might know, Tatsuya and me visited Starbucks frequently in Japan. This time, before exploring Yanaka and all the way to Ueno, we were in Akihabara in search of a SSD and a SD-card. We decided to stop at the Starbucks for a bit of a refreshment. We took a Cool lime drink and an iced coffee. Cold drinks are awesome during the Japanese summer heat.

Yanaka, 谷中

Some buildings close to the station.

We traveled with the train to Yanaka. It wasn't that far away from Akihabara, which was pleasing. Exiting the station at our destination I immediately felt some calmness from the surroundings. Tatsuya told me Yanaka is not such a busy or lively place like other areas in Tokyo. One of the main reasons is that it is one of the fewer districts in Tokyo with a shitamachi atmosphere, which translated into low city. Yanaka gives you a feeling you are walking through an old town from way back in time. Pretty nostalgic.

A poster on a billboard about the Asakusa Samba Carnival.

Walking towards a known shopping street.

A very noticeable thing that caught my attention was that I saw cats everywhere! Cats walking around, drawings of cats, cat statues, cat shaped food, cats on signs, cats, cats, cats etc. etc.. I began to wonder why? 

Yanaka Ginza

We went up and down the street a couple of times (I still was thinking about the cats.). It was very lovely. The ambient was just perfect to me.

Ice cream time!

Moaar cats!

We stopped by a cute little place which sold taiyaki in the shape of cats. Taiyaki is a type of snack that always has a fish shape to it. But yeah, like I told you.. cats, cats everywhere!!

On that hot day we went for ice cream. I just went for a regular vanilla ice cream. Tatsuya got a green tea flavored one. Both of our ice creams consisted of a a little taiyaki cat-shaped snack.

Walk towards Nezu shrine

I love to find hidden spots. They make great pictures!

Busy filming with our Action Cam.

Nezu Shrine, 根津神社

On foot we arrived at the Nezu Shrine. The entrance we took was very intriguing. I, coming from a western country, do not see things like this at all. Huge, colorful and elegant architectures, those that remind me of Asian countries.

This very old shrine near Ueno Park looks so attractive to me. It is surrounded by a lot of greens with so many paths to walk over. You kind of forget about the city for a bit.

I had a scary experience here, after I took this picture. Once I snapped it I took another good look at the scenery. Within a split second a tree branch fell down on the floor approximate two meters away from me. I got a bit startled. And so,  with wide open eyes I made a slow but steady pace down the stairways... Somebody did not like me taking pictures there? Or am I being to superstitious? Hehehe. Anyway, nothing bad happened!

This was the end of my first post of "From Yanaka Ginza to Nezu Shrine to Ueno". Next week the second part will be up! Tatsuya and me also filmed quite much around there, so that will be up in a vlog on my youtube channel for sure!

Thank you for reading! I hope you liked the pictures :) HAVE AN AWESOME DAY GUYS!