Monday, March 30, 2015

Blog Break | Sakura, My Love! お花見に行きますよ❀

My old university in Kyoto
Our hearts are heavy for this reason and more, but life goes on. As you're reading this, Lil Pumpkin and I have arrived in Tokyo, Japan. The boy will meet us later.

The main aim of this long-awaited trip was to catch the fleeting Sakura {cherry blossoms} season. Although we went back 1.5 years ago to celebrate Aki's wedding and go around Kansai, the last time Lil Pumpkin and I enjoyed this beautiful season was 3 years ago in Korea. As she enters Primary 1 next year, I'm not sure when is the next time we can do this again since it's not a school holiday period.

Sakura symbolises the Japanese’s love for the beauty of life, the inner beauty of things and new beginnings. Its fleeting beauty lasts for just a week or so - blink and you might miss it.

Especially in this time of sorrow, appreciating the beauty of the flowers reminds me more that one must stop to appreciate our transient life and its moments, because it too shall pass. Life too, is fleeting and we should do all we can to make it a remarkable one.

Surprisingly enough, the boy has never experienced a Sakura season before! *gasp* Since Sakura season in Japan is usually end March to early April, he has never flown over then to see me when I was there because he usually comes over in May for my birthday. Too close a timing. This will be the first time he is seeing Sakura live and I'm really excited for him, and hope this time away can ease his pain a little.. 

We'd start off at Tokyo then make our way down honshu to Osaka, Kyoto {maybe drop by my old uni} etc. and probably even Himeiji and Hiroshima since Lil Pumpkin hasn't been there before too. When I can, I'd be updating our Japan trip adventure on-the-go on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for our family and friends so if you'd like, keep in touch with me there.

It's time to rest, relax and focus on the family so I'll be taking a little blog break. The regular Wordless Wednesday and Celebrate Fatherhood features will still be on though. See you all when we're back next month xox


sock peng said...

Enjoy ur long holiday break

Stacy said...

So beautiful, Ai.

For me, I'm also well aware time is fleeting. But I do need to finish my GST project before taking time off to enjoy, arrggh!

Masshole Mommy said...

The Japanese Cherry Blossom trees are gorgeous. Enjoy your break!

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely cherry blossoms...enjoy your holidays.

An Apel a Day said...

Have fun on your break! I love that all the trees are blooming. So pretty.

mail4rosey said...

Sending along a million good thoughts to you. I'm sorry for the loss of your leader. I do hope you all get some enjoyment out of the blossoms.

myshelomitashop said...

Ooooh soooo beautiful! I have seen cherry blossom many times but only on manga a big fan of dorama and japanese manga I know this time of year would be gorgeous. Have fun there Ai, can't wait to read all about it when you get back :)

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