Monday, October 6, 2008



LOCATION: Nagasaki, Japan

EGGPLANT QUOTE: random things will happen

COMMENTS: "I'm sending you the best two pictures of me with my AMAZING eggplant, that I actually lugged through Japan as my lucky charm when I traveled. I wanted to make sure I got the best picture/circumstance for it! Here's an explanation below:

"These pictures was taken at Asakusa temple in Tokyo, Japan. The temple is flocked with thousands of Japanese and foreign people around this time, eager to pray for the new year. It was an amazing experience to be there at that time, but the story gets better! I lived on the southern island of Kyuushuu, in the city of Nagasaki. Starting from Nagasaki, five friends and I broke up into three groups of two and raced by hitchhike to get to Tokyo by New Year's. My partner and I were the first ones there, and it took us one day and eight hours of straight hitchhiking. This was one of the greatest experiences I've had in my life, and it made it all the more sweeter to be able to take out my lucky charm and snap these photos, random things really do happen!

"Now the eggplant is sitting here on my desk, next to some amazing photos of fantastic friends and unforgettable experiences! :) I think it's itching to travel again just as much as I am!"