If you look really closely, you can see Mount Fuji in the distance!
Which can only mean one thing…
I’m in Japan!
I’m actually just here for a layover, so I won’t be heading into the city or anything.
The most japanese thing I’ve done since I arrived here an hour ago is eat veggie sushi.
Other than that, I’ve just been thinking random thoughts…
yes? no? anyone? - ok ya’ll probably have no idea what I’m talking about, so moving on…
I’m totally sad to be heading home because I love it in HK, but I guess it’s time to get back.
I usually don’t workout before early morning flights (mainly because I can’t get up in time to both get in a workout and finish packing and cleaning) but for some reason I just really felt like it this morning. So regardless of getting to bed after 12am and not finishing packing/cleaning, I woke up at 5am ready to go.
I was planning on just running the rectangular garden downstairs, sprinting the long sections + walking the short hills, but after about 3 or 4 laps of running in the dark I got all paranoid that someone was going to jump out of the shadowy areas and freak me out. There were lights and security guards out, but they were all half asleep, plus the shorter stretches barely had any lighting, so I took it indoors.
The gym wasn’t open yet, so I decided to take on the stairs inside the mall.
There’s a particular set of stairs in the mall that I’ve been eying for a while thinking they’d be fun to run up and down, so this was the perfect opportunity with barely anyone around.
I wouldn’t do it during mall hours since there are way too many people, plus I might get a couple strange looks thrown in there.
I ran up the stairs taking two steps at a time, walked around to the other side, went back down and repeated about 8-9 times.
It doesn’t seem like its that difficult in theory, but my legs were still feeling like jelly after my shower.
It really helped me get the blood flowing in my legs though because usually on longer flights my legs fall asleep SO easily and feel really uncomfortable, but after almost 5 hours from Hong Kong to Japan, they still feel okay and there was no falling asleep like usual. I hope I didn’t jinx it for my next (and much longer) flight!
After my quick stairs workout, I headed back inside to finish cleaning/packing and for some breakfast.
Last time I was in Hong Kong I was obsessed with toast + jelly + cheese.
This time it’s been toast + hummus + laughing cow cheese.
And sometimes with the addition of an egg.
Usually it’s more of a lunch-y food for me, but I needed to finish my tub of hummus this morning before leaving.
Btw, hummus in Hong Kong is wayy too expensive. I’m not even sure why I bought it, since there are so many other unique foods I could and should be trying.
But I’m kinda glad I did.
I also bought some puffins, which I know I shouldn’t have, but it was on sale.
In my defensive, I’ve never tried this flavor before.
Usually its at least 50 HK dollars (US $6.45) a box, but the cocoa ones were on sale for 23 HK dollars (US $3.35), which now that I think about it is still more expensive than when I buy them at home.
But I did buy some things that I don’t normally find at the grocery store back home.
One that deserves to be mentioned is this Japanese rice yogurt.
Sooo creamy and good. There was a the perfect ratio of rice to yogurt that added a really nice texture to it. I wish I had bought more than 1.
But now I’ll know what to buy next time.
Alrighty, time to head over to my gate for boarding.
See you from Texas!