Alas, all good things must come to an end! Our stay in Tokyo was pretty short, but thoroughly enjoyable. Today’s post is all about Tokyo Day 4: Last Moments in Shinjuku (Curry Rice! Soft Serve! More Snacks!), Narita Airport (More Tokyo Banana! Even More Snacks!) and Closing Thoughts.
Just like the previous couple of days, I woke up at 5am and went for breakfast at the hotel restaurant at 6am. Since we were scheduled to gather at the lobby for the tour bus to take us to the airport at 1:30pm that day, it didn’t leave us much time to go anywhere else.
And this was me! In my flight outfit. Which I majorly regret. Cos by day 4, I was already suffering from very bad water retention from all the carbs and sodium – you can really see it in my thighs in the photo below – but it got much worse after I landed in Singapore cos of the flight back. Just in case you’re curious, I gained about 4 KG from water retention! My feet, legs, body, EVERYTHING became so puffy that when I walked I could feel the wobble from the retention. My feet hurt from being SO SWOLLEN, I was grumpy for a bit when I got back. Haha! It took me about 2 weeks to completely get rid of the excess water weight. From this trip, I learnt 2 things about flying: 1. ALWAYS, ALWAYS get up to go to the bathroom during flight, and 2. NEVER wear skinny jeans because it becomes even tighter when you land. When I reached Singapore it was way past midnight, I was tired, puffy, and had to go to work in a few hours. Not happy! However, I was excited to be able to use Singapore dollars again. No need to mentally multiply the prices by 1.234…. hahaha! Anyways, now I’m very glad the water retention nightmare is over. Puffy no more!