Japan Trip: Day 4; Kansai Airport, Shinsaibashi

Today I’m going to Japan, to be exact to the Kansai airport. But first we stopped at a Korean gift shop at 6 in the morning! I only slept for 4 hours last night. I bought too many Korean snacks and souvenirs to bring home, it filled the whole luggage. At the airport I waited until 10.50 for departure with Asiana airlines. I watched The Great Gatsby only for one and a half hour, and for the first time I arrived in Japan.

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We go to a bufett restaurant near the airport, and take a round at the mall. I go to the drug store and bought some more japanese snacks for my family. When looking around, I found out that branded stuff is cheaper in Japan than in Indonesia. It cost about 20% cheaper.

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Japan is a very clean country, even they give you a plastic bag for trash in the bus. I went directly to Shinsaibashi, the 5th avenue of Japan. There’s every branded bag in Daimaru department store and they even sell ¥1 million ($10000) Hermes bag. Japanese are very rich people, most girl I see in the street wear branded bag, mostly Coach, Prada, LV. The girls are not very pretty, but they do wear a very short skirt in 8 degree celcius environment. They are hot but not really my type. Lol.

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In Shinsaibashi there’s a very delicious takoyaki and ramen. You could walk for the whole day and haven’t got around it.

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About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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