March 10, 2015

Akihabara in the Rain

A smoking area by the river

I was feeling rather disappointed when I snapped these photos, because I only had an hour to explore Akihabara, due to a last-minute change of plans, and because of the dreary, rainy weather that day. The streets were mostly empty except for a few maid-cafe waitresses who were standing outside to welcome customers despite the rain and wind.

Looking at them now, I'm glad that I got to see another side of Tokyo - rain makes everything look so different - and these turned out to be some of my favourite shots from the trip.

(Canon AE-1 + Kodak Gold 400)

February 7, 2015

Ariake, Tokyo

Last month, I visited Japan for the first time, with my family. While we were in Tokyo, we stayed at an apartment in Ariake. Although it wasn't the most convenient location - it's a 40-minute train ride away from Harajuku or Shibuya - it was nice to be able to return to this quiet neighbourhood at the end of each crowd-filled day.


After looking through my many folders of unposted photos several times, I gave up on posting them chronologically and decided to just start from my most recent trip. More to follow!

April 16, 2014

I want to find myself by the sea

One of the things I liked best about Penang was how much time we spent by the sea, sometimes unintentionally. It wasn't Bali-gorgeous, but still so blue, brilliant and calming.

(Canon AE-1 + Kodak Gold 400)
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