As a young, mid-20 year old bachelor, I have a hunger to explore the world. Whether it be from something local, perhaps even interstate, or even overseas, I will be looking forward to expand my knowledge of the world. Well its been at least 20 months since I last went traveling, and with all the ups and downs that I have gone through in these past 20 months, another holiday is in order.
My last holiday was the EPIC one month trip to Japan where I did such things as go to the 3 major events: Summer Wonderfest, Comiket74, and Chara Hobby. I also did things like a car hire, visited Tokyo DisneySea, and even tried out a maid cafe. And lets not forget about my my massive shopping spree. So having done all that and more one would say that I’ve done everything “touristy” and done most of the otaku things as well and that I wouldn’t really want to go back. Well that’s true and at the time I said I was bored of Japan.
But I would say that the otaku BURNING PASSION got the best of me. Yes I shall be returning to Japan for a holiday BUT Japan is only one of the places that I’ll be visiting. There are also two other places that I’ll be visiting: Hong Kong and Singapore. Hong Kong I’ve been wanting to go for a while as it has been over 12-13 years since I last went and I barely remember anything of it. Not to mention I have family over there as well. Singapore is a place that I’ve wanted to visit for a while as well.
So why Japan as well? The answer is simple: Doll Show 29. Given my newfound hobby into dollfie dreams I’ve been wanting to attend one of these doll shows. Plus one of my travel companions hasn’t been to Japan so it works out for all of us. But as the trip overall I’m also hoping to work out some business deals in Hong Kong if things turn out well by the time I go.
Originally the plan for my holiday was: Malaysia and Singapore. But then we threw in Hong Kong. but since we’re going to Hong Kong, I wanted to go to Japan for a short trip. As a I said, it’s about exploring the world and its good to start from Asia. Europe at this point for me is still out of my budget. So the trip is as follows:
- Hong Kong: 30th August – 6th September
- Japan: 6th – 16th September (my travel mates return to Sydney on the 13th)
- Singapore: 16th – 21st September
So once again I will be gone for about 3 weeks and I have a week to recover/laze once I return back to Sydney before returning to work. And with just over 5 months left until I go, it’s time to save hardcore once again. This trip I don’t plan to purchase too many otaku goods. This time I plan to buy a new camera (possibly a Canon 5D MkII), a whole bunch of stuff from Doll Show 29, and a lot of clothes.
But of course I don’t know much about Hong Kong or Singapore so I’ll be doing some research over the next few months to work out a list of things to do. Japan as well is going to be hard since I have done most of the things I wanted to do last time. However I am open to suggestions from everyone.