The game is afoot!

28 July 2014

Bought the most expensive air ticket in my life today… Three freakin’ thousand freakin’ eight hundred dollars!

Let me repeat that more coherently in numerals… $3800!!! :O

The price is one thing. After looking at 3k+ prices for a few days, I’m already desensitised and view it as a “normal” price.

I’m more annoyed at the fact that ANA demoted their previously generous baggage allowance from 23kg x 2pcs to just 1pc ACROSS THE BOARD. In the past there used to be a special 2pc concession for travellers flying to and from USA.

Besides, isn’t there some kind of logic flaw to allocating to a person holding a short stay ticket same baggage allowance as a person holding a long stay (65 days – 12 months) ticket??? That’s like saying a person will carry as much baggage for a week as he would in a YEAR. Ridiculous.

ANA was my favorite airlines for a long time because their service has always been excellent and they won about a million brownie points when they served Häagen-Dazs for dessert after a satisfying dinner. That, and the 2-pc baggage allowance. They’ve certainly lost some points with this trip though!

To counteract this baggage issue, my plan is simple.

  • Bring nothing.
  • Buy everything.


I can’t wait to shop! No more ridiculous USD 50 shipping fees. Now it’s more like USD 5, if that! ^o^

And the outlet malls! The outlet malls in Japan are honestly quite stingy with discounts and I wanna see how deep the discounts can really go in the states! (even though I may not even buy haha)

First time to the states and quite excited about it! We’ll be there for a couple of months cause Fu has training there :D

We’re headed to…

Can you guess which state it is? (no googling!)

Flying in a week’s time! Very soon, eh? Next week this time I’ll be on my happy way to America! Oh, and apparently on my round trip I’ll be gracing 6 different airports. Fun times ahead.

With all the planning that’s been going on lately (plus Fu has holidays due to the gap between jobs), I haven’t even had time to do up posts on the recent Hokkaido trip, but it seems like there will be incoming USA posts as well! D:

But well… apart from the guilt (?) of not posting as quickly or as often enough, I’m really looking forward to the coming months!

Hello adventures! :D


  • Reply zhen 30 July 2014 at 10:43 am

    I wanna shop at the outlet malls tooooo….. *cries*

    • Reply Rin 1 August 2014 at 10:42 pm


      But I really hope the outlet malls there will be more fun (for me)!

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