Winter came, and it was absolutely magical for me! This was my first time EVER seeing snow fall, and it was such a beautiful sight to see. The way it danced on it's way down, I've never seen such movement before. It was almost as if I was underwater. Also, I didn't realize how soft fresh snow was! It really is like powder! So of course, the morning it snowed, I woke up and opened my curtains and started screaming with joy! Then I called my family back home in Hawaii and showed them pictures and videos, and then I went outside and played in the snow like a child.
BUT, with the beautiful came the horrible...
Because I lived in Hawaii my whole life, where it's summer all year round, my body was NOT prepared for this drastic weather change! I've been sick a total of 4 times already, having to miss so much work. I was even in the clinic for 5 days getting IV treatment because I was over dehydrated from this dry winter. And when it rains after the snow, everything just gets so much worse! Everywhere was flooded temperatures shot down even more, and I wasn't prepared with rain/snow boots, so some days I went to work walking in freezing water up to my ankles... absolutely soaking!
Well, that was my first ever snow experience! hahaha! As beautiful as it was, I think that's enough snow for this Hawaii boy.
Oh also, Last week was my birthday!!! It was the first time spending my birthday in another country, and Tokyo did well!! I was out all day, eating, shopping, went to a cat cafe, and later partied with some friends all night long! We went bar-hopping, sang Karaoke for 3 hours, and drank until the first trains started back up. Good times ♥