Counting Our Blessings and Beyond…..

Gosh. How long has it been since I last came here? I have been living life!

So.

Niseko.

Blessing #1

It snowed SO MUCH that you just cannot imagine. When we went in December last year, we were praying for snow and it snowed on Christmas Day and 2 other times. Snowing was such a BIG THING then but this time round in mid February (peak season), it was not only snowing every single day but on some days it was OVER snowing LOL. Is there such a thing? We were praying the snow would stop!!! But yes, so much snow that it was easy to ski, easy for the kids to build their snowman, and it was just beautiful because everywhere you look, it was white.

Blessing #2

We had SO MUCH FUN. Like seriously. It was SO FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! All I remembered doing was laughing every single day!!!!! And we were all super happy. I mean, what was there not to be happy about? We were in snow daily skiing daily, eating Japanese food and home cooked food, we had each other, we had all our ski gear sorted, we had a huge penthouse to stay in for the entire week, we had an outdoor jacuzzi, no complaints at all.

Blessing #3

The Hubs got to go out naked into the freezing minus 6 degrees cold whilst it was blizzardly snowing into the jacuzzi. We had the craziest time. HE WAS NUTS!!!! He decided on impulse that since we were already paying for the penthouse, we might as well use it!!! But no way were we girls sold so he jumped in and my goodness, it was the most hilarious thing in the world. Within seconds, his hair froze over and he had a frozen iced head!!! That was just FREAKY!!!! And then his loyal daughter walked out in her winter jacket to join him outdoors just to keep him company and I was shouting out to him saying, “Did you ever think what would happen if I locked you out? Or if the sliding door got stuck and it wouldn’t open for you to get back in?????” He was naked, I kid you not. And then I asked him, “Did you think of how getting out of the jacuzzi is going to work because you’d be wet and the walking distance from jacuzzi to door is about 20 slippery steps???” I think his mind was laden with fear at that point. GOOD TIMES. Him getting out o the jacuzzi was plenty hilarious.

Blessing #4

We had awesome home cooked food every single day and whenever we ate out, it was just pure authentic ramen and sashimi, so amazingly fresh. The kids really enjoyed themselves with all the Japanese food and I had my special strawberry mochi and Royce chocolate crisps LOL. ALL of us loved the food in Japan including the weird treats that Japan has to offer. Seriously, I should have documented every single one of our meals in Japan!

Blessing #5

T2 got to have a few private lessons at ski school with the loveliest ski instructors, all of whom were European. One of them was just 18 years old and working on holiday before returning to the UK for University. They were all so fun and talented and very child friendly and became my Facebook friends. See? I am a people magnet. Of course, I repel people too but usually it’s just people who cannot keep up or who have jealousy issues. No sweat. We could have received an old bitch of a ski instructor but we never did. And despite the fact that each ski lesson for 2-3 hours was RM1,200-1,500 per session, having enough financial freedom meant we could have ski lessons as long as we needed to. After all, we did spend a few thousand on ski goggles alone! I won’t be in this world for so long so we might as well live it up.

Blessing #6

I got to have a few hours with my childhood friend by chance. I believe it was fated and I believe that my late Mom has been orchestrating all these chance meetings with all my childhood best friends. Like last year, when we met my Cambridge friend in Tokyo staying at the same hotel too, yet I hadn’t spoken to her in maybe 15-20 years? Far out, right??? Yet when we connected, the love was still there like nothing had ever changed. Quite a few of my childhood friends were in Niseko whilst I was there from all the Facebook and Instagram postings but I never made an effort to contact anyone because I am bad and lazy like that. But this friend contacted me and so we met and had a great catch up after all this time since she moved out of country. Blessed. I felt the love.

Blessing #7

We travelled on Business Class because after travelling on Business, it is so hard to go back. It is just so much more comfortable. My kids are the most spoiled kids to travel Business class so young but there are advantages to it because now they want to study hard to ensure their lifestyle continues. The Japan Airlines plane we took was super cool with no window blinds but a glass screen that turned colour instead at the push of a button. Talk about technology! Many of my richer friends travel on Economy but I have a good reason because my legs don’t reach the floor and traveling on Economy would cost me more damage to my back thus am willing to pay for Business. But so blessed to be able to afford Business. Seriously. I would never do this without the income I get from my MLM business. Yet we will not die without it. Seriously.

Blessing #8

All went smoothly and it scored a 10 out of 10 holiday. Nobody had any accidents, everyone was super happy and excited the whole way, even when I got an SOS work call from Malaysia, I was pleasantly happy to receive it, we took loads of amazing photos and so thankful for our wefie stick that came from Kampung Setia Alam at the 11th hour (so useful!), we even took hilarious videos and are still in the process of taking hilarious videos about the memory of the trip! As such, we are now planing our month long Northern Lights trip for winter and Christmas with a detour to meet Santa and his reindeers, and a smashing fortnight in South Australia in winter as well. So grateful for the opportunity to see the world……

ANYONE can do this. They just need to put their fears aside and follow my duplication process. Easy. You’d be daft not to follow it if you wanted my kind of financial freedom because it is really very doable; a 15 year old can do it and a 90 year old can do it. What’s your excuse?

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