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Quiet Starts and Ends

The keyword is Quiet.

 

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Weekend Walks

Scenes from some weekends in July.

I’m thankful that I can be thankful, that I have things to be thankful for.

Today’s gratitude: Quality, restful weekends. Time to spend with myself, family and friends. Time to do what recharges me. When I look at pictures like these I’m reminded that I am fortunate enough to afford an evening to walk by the River, to be in the mood to enjoy the sunset and clouds and the cooler air, to admire the intricate patterns formed by the branches of trees.

I’m thankful that I am able to be thankful.

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Kyoto 2017 – Fushimi Inari Taisha

So begins the Kyoto 2017 Trip Chronicles.

Day 1 in Kyoto – we headed out early in the morning (as early as we could manage, given that we had just checked into our Airbnb at 12 midnight) to the famous Fushimi Inari shrine and found ourselves in the midst of tons of school children (on a Sunday morning!).

Apart from the famous and iconic orange tori gates which we managed to get some people-less shots of, there were other interesting sights on the way up and down Mt Inari too.

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Getaway to Bintan – Day 2

On our second (and last) morning there, we planned to wake up at 5.30AM to catch the sunrise.

So Mum’s alarm rang at 5.30AM, home time.

Which translated to 4.30AM in Bintan.

By the time I figured out why the sky was not getting any brighter by the minute, it was around 4.45AM.

Laughing, we decided to use the extra time to shower and freshen up anyway.

Good story for memories ;p