Romantic Nights @ Kyoto - Japan

My best friend lives in Korea & he visits Kyoto & Okinawa every year!
He told me that these cities are the Best 2 places in Japan.
Later I heard more friends voted Kyoto as the best place
for vacation on earth! Wow!

Now my wifey got a Japan's Govt. Scholarship to pursue
her Phd in Education in any university in Japan.
We found that Kyoto University is the best varsity for
Doctorate in Education. So I planned to stay more nights
to discover the lifestyle and living costs there.



1. Kyoto was the old capital of Japan. It still holds the charms
of narrow lanes and beautiful buildings at night.
There are lots of Geishas in pretty Kimono in Gion areas.




 2. The European architecture and designs are fabulous to admire.




 3. They have rows and rows of tiny pubs, cafes and restaurants!




4. The narrow side corridor is so neat and well lit.




 5. The Japanese are very detailed in their ambiance and design concepts.
So avant garde!




6. I fell in love again with all the chic restaurants and trendy cafes by the long canals.
This place is very romantic to propose to your lover!



 7. It was freezing cold and we could not decide where to have dinner.




8. We kept walking endlessly while admiring the shops and retail outlets.




 9. Another Zen looking corridor! Simply beautiful and neat.
Heavens!




10. Aha! I found a very tiny shop selling Ramen!




 11. It is so narrow and could seat only 8 persons maximum!
We had to wait outside for 30 minutes in the winter chills.




 12. Look! Only 1 man show to cook, serve and wash everything.
He is clever to make diners pre-order and pay first onto the
vending machine outside. Saves Time & Labour costs!




13. This is the cheapest Pork Ramen I have eaten in Japan.
Only 480 YEN for such a big bowl!!! Slurps!
Unbelievable!



 14. We ordered 2 plates of mixed Dumplings.
I forgot the prices but it was cheap too!
Yummy! Yum Yum!




15. My wifey will survive in Kyoto if she takes up the
scholarship offer.



16. We walked again after dinner. It was a good exercise after meal.



 17. The temperature dropped to -1 Degrees C.




 18. If my wifey ever comes to study in Kyoto, I will swim
in this canal.




GOOD NIGHT!



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Comments

  1. The narrow corridor looks creepy, like Chucky or Anabelle is gonna jump at you anytime.. But the Zen corridor looks EVEN creepier, and you said you loved it and said heaven, errr, so I also paiseh to say it's creepy looking, later you say I no class wei.. Why your ramen no egg one? Those soft boiled egg? That's my favourite (besides the soup) in my ramen.. Ooooo dumplings! I can eat 6 plates (6x5=30) !!

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    1. Wakakakak! Muahahahaha! You so honest and damn funny dei.
      At first I felt it looked eerie and very cold. On 2nd thoughts, well dressed patrons walked inside and it looked chic and class suddenly.

      I think the chef was lousy and made my egg sank like Titanic to the bottom! Hihihihi

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  2. I have to agree with Princess Ribbon on the creepy look of the corridors. Maybe because it was dark. Wow, your wifey is do fortunate to get a Japan Government scholarship and she can choose any university to enroll. Kyoto University is a good choice. How nice if you can stay with her while she pursues her PhD. Are you?

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    1. I blame my camera skills that made it look dark while the camera has all the best canggih features. LOL
      It actually looked very class and beautiful when I stood there.

      I must say that I am proud that she was offered this Japan Scholarship by a Professor after hearing that she she had been offered our local scholarship to pursue at University Malaya. I am bad and lazy in studies, so i can tumpang her success. I will follow her if our plans can work out otherwise she will pursue at UM in Kuala Lumpur.

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  3. yes Kyoto is such a beautiful city and I told myself that I want to go there again!! I have not seen and felt enough of Kyoto.. how nice if Letchumy is going to stay in Kyoto for her PhD, sure Anay will be flying there very often and swim in the canal and then wrap up the night with a bowl of ramen!!! maybe Anay should also join her to further your studies la dei~~

    oh lovely night in Kyoto and especially by the canal, nice!! how's the ramen and gyoza?? must be delicious especially after the long wait in the cold wind.. Anay must have slurped till people could hear from across the canal, hey, that's the best compliment to the chef!!

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    1. I still need to visit Kyoto for the 3rd time to cover all the places. If Letchumy goes to study, Anay surely will pack up and GO!! It will be a big sacrifice as I am not a young teenager anymore.

      The ramen and gyoza was very good and very cheap! So delicious to eat in the cold weather. I wanted to eat more but ended up buying lelong food at the supermarket. Ha ha ha
      Hey the folks there eat noisily and slurp their soups dei. So I follow la.

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  4. I miss Japan! Been to Kyoto before, it was such a beautiful place! Miss their food as well. And the people!

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    1. So many bloggers have visited Kyoto long before me. I am so outdated lah. Wakakaka
      I also like the food and people in Kyoto. So warm and friendly.

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  5. Congrats to your wife! She is so intelligent to win that scholarship. Kyoto is a good choice. I like it there and have visited Kyoto twice.

    Aha, a new pose from you - swimming pose. I don't think they allow swimming in that canal. :)

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    1. I must brag a bit that she actually has our govt scholarships to continue the Phd in University Malaya. Then this Japan offer came along and she just need to say "YES" but it is not easy for me to just tag along as I have to quit my job and leave my old man behind. I leave that to fate.

      The canal is so shallow and the water is so clean. I thought it was a drain but I was mistaken. I would love to swim in some rivers there!!

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  6. I don't find the corridors creepy until Princess Ribbon and PH mentioned it, now I feel like something is wrong there... the power of imagination

    I like photo #6, really very romantic dei the atmosphere

    The man in the one man show looks quite yandao

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    1. Photo #2 - There is a Chinese restaurant in the building, but I don't think I will want to eat Chinese food in Japan, all the way Jap food

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    2. You have a slight change in the overall layout of your blog, nice! I like.

      And yes your blog is good and do not retire, keep on blogging

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    3. Muahahahaha... I think the lightings of my camera was bad and made the corridors looked eerie like hell.

      Wah! Your eyes so damn sharp la. I didn't even notice there is a Chinese restaurant there. Some more you could aim and spot that yandao chef! Yes he was handsome and I kept looking at his tall nose and sharp features. You should move to Japan to stay la.

      The blogging spirits look weak and dead with SK's blog departure. I think he will get married soon. LOL

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  7. Yo! Anay, this place is really very romantic and lovely. I can feel the atmosphere while reading this post. Kyoto is such a nice place to visit. So nice that Letchumy is going to pursue her PHD there and Anay sure will visit Dr. everywhere she goes. I am so envy la!

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    1. The cheapest Ramen looks so delicious, I am hungry now.

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    2. If Letchumy goes there to stay, surely Anay follows her there for 3 years. I will go there and pull the rickshaw to earn part time. Yannie must come to Kyoto with family to visit la.

      I am also hungry. You can visit Angeline as she makes good Taiping Ramen! Her eggs so orange some more.

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    3. TM please don't say like that. I feel so shy now. *Blush* and thank you.

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  8. Ahh! I miss Japan! I'm going to Korea this May, hope it doesn't disappoint!

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    1. You will love Korea! Happy holidays and eat more Kim Chi.

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  9. Wow you photos show such a romantic Kyoto together with your wife. I think I will survive on ramen as I love the broth...
    Congratulations for your wife.

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    1. Thank you for your wishes. Many people like the rich broths with Ramen.

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  10. Great post as I do love to see the corners and small streets of Kyoto for a difference. Congrats to your wife for bagging that scholarship. And wow, a doctorate to do. I wish I could do one as well but I am already tired.

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    1. You must visit Kyoto esp the Gion areas during the day. They have very big areas of the old Japan street scenes that would interest you.

      I never come across anyone who is so obsessed with studies in life. She loves to study all the time.

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    2. I do love studying as well until I realized that I am not doing much to enjoy life. I envy those who finish till doctoral degrees, how studious they must be.

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    3. You also love studying?? No thanks man! My head is rusty and creaks when I turn. Getting a Phd needs 3-4 years! OMG...

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  11. Wah, you wife so pannai, got scholarship to study at Japan! But u have to be apart with her lor... :(

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    1. Yeah I must brag that she is smart in studies while I kaput in school always **shy mode**
      We won't stay apart, so I am cracking my head on this issue.

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    2. You are right about not staying apart. Husband and wife must stay together.

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    3. Yeah, till death do we part... Sometimes I could not understand how couples could live apart for many years due to work!!

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  12. Wow! Well-planned restaurants and cafes within the small spaces and narrow passages... loved the way they designed and elaborated the buildings and facades. The canal sides capture the mood of romance in glistening lights and reflections. The place looks very pretty and enough to lead a compact life. Hope she will enjoy her stay if she chooses to do her studies there, and you too will relish the place in kind of visiting her :)

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    1. You will surely love Kyoto and whole of Japan too. Their whole country is very safe, clean and lovely.

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  13. What you mean your wife will survive there? You sound like you will not be joining her. Just move there together lah aiyo...

    By the way, when I was flying back from Istanbul to Singapore, I watched a documentary about Kyoto on the flight entertainment console. It was Japanese speaking so I think it must be a non-touristy documentary, and it said Gion is the most important part of Kyoto, so you've got it right to visit this area. You can stay in the hatanaka (old style inn) and watch Maiko shows at night.

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    1. I will definitely join her but it would be a big sacrifice that needs careful planning as that would mean I have to quit my job! My old man is another factor.

      So you suggest that I should watch Maiko shows at night. How nice! I should be a pimp too.

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    1. You will never visit again unless you break your spell to visit Thailand. LOL

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  15. wow, congrats to your wife. You got to live in Kyoto with her for three years. All your friends will surely miss you.

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    1. Thank you, thank you! You can visit us there.
      She has not decided whether to pursue in UM or Kyoto. Let's toss the coin.

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    2. If I were her, I will surely pick Kyoto! And I will surely visit you there..

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    3. Yes please visit us if we do go! That's nice.

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  16. Your wifey is very lucky to receive the scholarship to study in Japan. so far all good comments from those who had visited Japan..sure it is a nice place to be.

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    1. Oh yes, we only live once. We must try to find time to travel a bit. Kyoto is a nice place with both old & new surroundings.

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  17. I haven't been there but I heard from friends that Japan as a whole is beautiful. I'd love to go there somethime. My son would be so happy to go too, especially that the headquarters of Super Mario Bros. is in Kyoto. :)

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    1. That would be nice for you to visit with your son! He will never want to leave once he has seen all the Super Marios, Anime and Manga!

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  18. Good evening TM... The weather here is so hot...

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    1. Selamat Petang! The weather is just as hot here.

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  19. i loves the mixed dumpling, can eat many of it, yummy...

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    1. Everybody loves dumpling as they are so chewy and tasty!

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  20. mak oi....so narrow geh the path...lol....

    dammit....i just makan buffet and looking at the ramen i feeling hungry jor.

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    1. You are too skinny and should eat ramen now.

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  21. Hi! Thanks for visiting many places in Japan. I admire you that you visited both Nagasaki and Hiroshima.No more Hiroshima is our wishes. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love to travel around Japan. How I wish my trips would be sponsored! Ha ha...
      I felt sad to see wars. No more killings in any way but the world should live in peace.

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  22. Oh wow, I'm so impressed & congrats to your wife! Her Japanese lang skills must be superb! Why don't you makeup like a "Geisha" & work there? Good money you know?? Hahaha! Oops, just teasing......

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    1. The doctorate studies in Japan would be conducted in English. So there is no problem for any foreigner so long as they could get a first class honours for their masters degree.

      I have been thinking hard what job I could do if I follow her over there. I wouldn;t mind to perform as a Geisha in their Kabuki plays! Good money can blind my eyes! Ha ha!

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  23. First of all congrats to your wifey. To go or not to go? Still not decided yet. Very hard to choose rite? Japan wor who don't like to go? I quickly raise up my hand and say YES me for vacations only. I would not go far as my heart is heavy to leave my parents, kids, hubby. I totally can say that I'm a family orientated person. They happy I'm happy. I would prefer to miss them rather than they miss me or even worried of me.
    Anyhow no matter what is the decision. I'm here fully support your wifey and wish her all the best.

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    1. You are a good wife, mummy and daughter to your family. Unlike some friends who could just leave their kids behind and went overseas to work. You really understand this issue which was confusing my head. I want to go for a change in my lifetime but I could not just quit my job when I still have commitments and my old man in KL. Sobs!
      Well, I leave it to fate to decide for me lah.

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  24. I also wish I can get sponsored to go Japan again. Not now but I will go some day. I'm lucky to be there twice.

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    1. Wah! You got sponsored twice! What a lucky lady. Did you place their lucky cat at home?? The one that swings its paws. Muahahaha

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  25. Now only notice your new profile picture. Very yeng.

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    1. Thank you. My blog was getting boring with putrid water dripping down. Need a fresher look!

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  26. I did not manage to see any Maiko / Geisha in Kyoto

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    1. Your eyes always looking for hunks only la.

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  27. So If I go Japan, should I visit Kyoto first??

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