Just finished up packing for my 9 day trip to Tokyo.   It’s my 4th visit to the city, but as always, I can feel a butterfly vigorously flying around in my stomach!  Absolutely excited about my dear friend Carol’s wedding (she’s getting married this Sunday in Tokyo) and the following 6 days to explore the city all by myself! No concrete plans though.  All I want to do is snooping around neighborhoods and trying out quaint cafes and restaurants…  PLUS, cherry blossoms!!!  Bit concerned since I hear that this year has been cooler than previous years.  But my fingers are crossed to catch a glimpse of those delicate pink petals!

photo: cherry blossoms in DC | April 2009