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Snowboarding in Niseko


If I knew this trip was likely to be my last trip of 2020, perhaps I would have created more snow-angels, drank more hot chocolate from that coffee shop below the slopes and stuffed my face with more food before coming home. Still thankful that I got to clock in one great trip before all hell broke loose with the virus. You got to count your little blessings sometimes eh?


Have I mentioned how much I love the snow already? I like to think that I'm quite the snow bunny cos my birth month is January hence I was brought into this Earth in Winter. (not like it really makes a difference in Singapore cos we literally have no winter *jokes*) Though I genuinely loveeee the snow. It makes me happy and makes my heart skip a beat. Needless to say, I was thrilled on my virgin trip to Niseko when I got to witness firsthand how absolutely POWDERY the snow was. It was exactly like how everyone described and hyped it up to be! We were really lucky though, the week prior to our arrival, we had reports that the snow wasn't great. 


Finally got to try out snowboarding! Not gonna lie, the slopes seemed SO daunting. Everyone was coming down at some ridiculous speed and I was just probably afraid someone would crash into me or vice versa cos that's something I cannot control (cue control freak alert). Nevertheless, I believe that if you set your mind to do something, you can always get it done somehow and I was determined to nail this sport. Well, at least the basics. And then, you can always take it from there in the future. We were blessed with heaps of snow, cos it helps to cushion our falls so much betterrr (phew), the best instructors who were so patient with us and at the same time, pushing us to our limits. I would highly recommend to take a private lesson with your friends so that you get the most out of your lesson. Being able to do S curves on my first attempt at snowboarding, nubbad! Nubbad at all. 


I don't really know when I will be heading back to the snowy mountains, much less anywhere else in the world at this point of time, but I can definitely see what the hype is about snowboarding. It is addictive. If you're a natural thrill-seeker like me, you will fo sho enjoy it.

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I hope everyone is keeping safe from all over the world in this trying and strange time indeed. The only way I see us getting through this, is to stay home and only head out when absolutely necessary, wash your hands and practise good hygiene, stay positive and with some luck, it will blow over soon enough. We will need it.

Xo,
Amelia

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