8 March 2014
Today I’ve got my new toy which is a little printer, Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1.
This is actually photo printer for smartphone but the special thing is it uses Fujifilm Instax mini film instead of paper and ink!!!
In the box , simply, only manual, warranty card, free 2 CR2 Lithium batteries and yes … the printer, Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 with nothing more than that
Application on your smartphone which you need to download is ‘instax SHARE’ from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. I’m not gonna show the application using method by photos because it’s very simple. The printer give you WIFI signal for smartphone connection and you need only connect, select the picture and push one button for print only (actually you can edit your photo with many templates in this application as well)
With CR2, it’s claimed that approximately 100 prints and Fujifilm also has AC power adapter AC-5VX sold separately.
The weight of Instax Share SP-1 is roughly about 300g(+) with battery and film also the size is quite small (Instax mini camera size) that I think it’s very easy to bring it out to enjoy new kind of photography.
… Now my photography will be more fun
8 – 9 February 2014
Last weekend in Japan before I will come back to Thailand for 2 week vacation, Snow Festival 2014 in Sapporo is my destination.
Early morning in Tokyo, snow start falling as heavy snow forecast. Luckily that my flight is still flying on time to Shin-Chitose.
65th. Snow Festival or Yuki Matsuri is very big yearly event and it’s my first time here to see.
First day after arrived Sapporo, I enjoy traveling around 3 places of the festival till late evening. The weather is quite cold here ( -10 degree celsius).
AS usual, there is a contest on snow sculpture which Thailand team resulted in the third place. The name of sculpture is ‘The Kingdom of Thailand’
After enjoy the matsuri and eating around for the whole afternoon, it’s time to take a rest for tomorrow plan to Otaru. I also have to wait and check my flight back to Tokyo because the effect of heavy snow is widespread in Japan.
Back to Otaru for the second time and this time is full of snow. Food here is still very good especially the sound of orgel. Really love it
Heading back to Shin-Chitose, and my flight is delayed from 9PM to midnight. Finally, I can manage to arrive my place in Tokyo around 4am. Even this trip is quite tough but it’s very good experience to see Snow Festival and Hokkaido still have a lot of places for me to visit.
I really love Hokkaido
25 January 2014
This trip I planned last 4 months but it’s still too late actually. All farmhouses at Shirakawago are fully booked during light up period.
Anyway, I still can find out nice place to stay in Takayama where is J-Hoppers. This place is very famous for back-packers and they also provide tour van to visit Shirakawago during light up time as well as day time.
First day I arrive Takayama with bus from Shinjuku. It is such a long riding bus with 5 and a half hour from Tokyo. Normally I always travel in Japan with train but this time is nice to have bus experience. Bus stops for short break every hour and I don’t feel that much tried on this long ride.
I still have time left before van from Takayama J-Hoppers to Shirakawago for the Gasssho village light up then I walk directly to Takayama old town. Food, people, town and environment there make me no wonder why Takayama is one of the destination travelers are heading for
Van from J-Hoppers arrives Shirakawago around 5PM then I head directly up to the view point to see the light up starting at 5:30PM. At the view point, it’s very crowded that I can’t see down there to the whole village view. I still have hope waiting for my good place for photography and how lucky I am. The best view point where normal travelers don’t have authorization to get in and blocked that place by one security guy. He allow me to get in that place finally and I can see the village light up clearly even it’s a bit too late for the sun set time
On the next day, I want to see Shirakawago during day time then I book the bus again back there. While waiting for the bus, I still have time to take a walk around Takayama old town in the morning but no morning market there
Back to Shirakawago, snow start to fall down and the way up to view point is close (maybe due to security reason) T T
Heavy snow come more and more in the area. And this is how Gassho village is there for long time from the past. Gassho-zukuri means “constructed like hands in prayer” and it help heavy snow falls down from the rooftop easily during winter. This is what a great ancient knowledge
Time gone by till 2PM, it’s time for me to go back to Takayama bus back to Shinjuku. I can say that Shirakawago is my lovely places. Here is a must for travelers and deserved to be the world heritage.
I will come back someday
1 January 2014
Early morning I take the first train from Tokyo to Enoshima for the first sun of 2014.
First sun of the year has so meaningful for Japansese people. There are many Japaneses come to the beach near Enoshima just to see the first sun with their happiness.
So now, I already have enough energy to challenge this year and I can share to you as well
Happy New Year 2014 to everyone
7 December 2013
Time to say goodbye to autumn color this year in Japan.
After this week, leafs will soon disappear from their trees and real winter is already coming.
Last weekend I just take a rest from every week traveling for autumn color in November by walk slowly in some Tokyo parks. Koishikawa Korakuen, one of the most beautiful park in Tokyo, Yoyogi park and Ueno park are my peaceful week destinations.
December is a month of happiness. Wish everyone have a very good time in this month and after new year, life must go on again
PS. My Adobe Lightroom 5.2 still can’t read .NEF from Nikon Df. I have to modify exif data to Nikon D4 instead