Have you followed The Equinox Fashion's Travel lately? Either on Instagram, or this bloggosphere, you will notice that my contents keep shuffled between Japan, Taiwan, and Bangkok. But hey, I am currently back to Bangkok, Thailand (though some of my friends just have no idea where in the world I am now lol) As a fashion & travel blogger, this year has been AMAZING so far. Next month, I am off to Japan again...(and again later on..). However, what pops up in your head when you think about Japan? Of course, Tokyo, Osaka, big buildings, innovative & modern technology. However, in this post, let me show you the another side of the real Japanese lifestyle, which may seem opposite from what we have in mind.
Apart from Kosanji Temple, Kobe Animal Kingdom, here's another place I would love to show you "Ikuchijima Island" was one of the places I felt like I could get to know the 'real' Japan more. Well, all I ever wanted to do in Japan was roaming around Tokyo...To be honest, I was not a big fan of the countryside, or even a small city. It is a NO-NO for me. During my trip to Tokyo last October, I spent about a week just chilling, shopping, photoshooting in Harajuku, Shibuya, and repeated. I had no desire to go somewhere else, even to Osaka.
However, this time with Global Travel Blogger Summit, thing has changed, and my perspective of getting to know Japan also more opened.
During my peaceful walk around the island, there were lots of things came in my head. I know, I love being silence with myself, and just think the random thoughts....weird...
I was thinking about Tokyo, all of the skyscrapers, and the good fun I could have been done last year. Yet, walking through this road, I could see how the people lived (for real). Living in Tokyo may be like living in London? I guess so, because they are both big cities, the capitals of the powerful countries. However, what I thought about Ikuchijima Island wsa "Look at these houses, these are where people actually live" There's no condominium, nor any other serviced apartments, just the real life of being Japanese. A small shop, cafe, market, etc.
I think it's quite interesting, in terms of, how my thoughts has evolved since I started becoming a travel blogger. I lived in Bangkok, Chicago, Manchester, the more I lived in the big cities, my ego was getting higher and higher (I'm not gonna lie) However, since I started my journey to Taiwan, and now Japan, I could totally see the life in another story.
I mean, life is not all about the lights and all the fun at a rooftop bars, or modern designed cafes. It's about how"TO LIVE AND BE PEACEFUL WITHIN YOURSELF" Living in a sufficient way, and be happy in what you already have had.