This time, I went with Wawa and Momo, who are also ryuugakusei (foreign students) from Malaysia! Yes, my neighbouring country! They haven't been to Huis Ten Bosch before, so I decided to bring them yesterday. There were two reasons for this: one, Golden Week Fireworks; two, the Professor Layton mystery ends on the 6th of May.
And yes, I did manage to solve the mystery:
|My prize is a little notebook! And there was a really sweet 3 minute|
video to finish of the mystery.
|A bird's eye view of World Bazaar|
|This is the tower I'm talking about.|
On a side note, all these photos haven't been post-processed. This is really because I haven't decided which photos to edit, and because I came back this morning If you have me on Google+ (look to the right!) or on 500px (link to profile), you'll see them when I'm done (might be a while though)
After the fireworks, we went for karaoke! I would have liked a hotel, but it's Golden Week and everything is booked. Plus, overnight karaoke is cheaper. So we took a train to a fairly close-by karaoke place, where I learnt a few this:
a. Overnight karaoke after a day of school is vastly different from overnight karaoke after a day of walking.
b. I can actually lose my voice.
c. It is possible to not sleep at all.
d. When you're sleep deprived, you choose weird songs (no, I'm not telling)
Since I'm normally a "8/9/10 hours a day" girl, this was amazingly 苦しい (kurushii - tough). Free time ends at 5am in the morning, so we had to go to the train station, wait for the earliest train (6am) back to Huis Ten Bosch, and then for the earliest train back to Hakata (9.45am). We actually sat in the lobby of a hotel and I fell asleep. And again on the train. Lights out.
Which, in retrospect, was a good thing, because when I'm sleep-deprived, I tend to walk into objects like lamposts. It becomes a game of "make sure Eustacia doesn't hit something by mistake", which is no fun for all parties involved. Plus, my grammar disappeared (along with my Japanese) and I didn't have a reaction time. Now I know what the walking dead feel like.
Despite THAT. It was an awesomely fun trip. I actually still want to go back to Huis Ten Bosch again.