I've been receiving quite a number of e-mails this year asking me for information on Japan from those who took advantage of the cheap Air Asia X fares to Japan.
I used to reply them but tried to gently "encouraged" these people to comment on my blog instead so that they can have more input from readers who are more knowledgeable about Japan - those who live in Japan and read this blog! Never seem to succeed though.
All of them do not keep in contact after they get their answers and never give feedback about their trip either afterwards. Not that I expect any form of gratitude from them, but it's nice to have a two-way communication instead of one. OK, it is two-way. They ask. I answer. They ask again. I answer. Then quiet. Hmph.
The latest is a few e-mails about autumn in Japan. These readers seem not to notice one fact - I do not live in Japan! Plus I do not keep track of the seasonal changes in Japan unless I happen to plan for a trip. Please do not take this personally, but I can tell you when autumn will be in Japan if I check the information online. Like you.
Oh wait? I just thought of something. Just because I blog about Japan, does it mean I'm obligated to answer every single pertinent question about vacationing in Japan? I hope not. I'm not exactly paid to do this in my spare time.
Anyway, the rant is just one excuse for me to put more autumnal photos here. To answer a guy's question on whether he'll be too late to view autumn when he gets to Japan, I can tell him this - we visited Japan in late November - mid December 2011 and these were the view we got to see :
Yokohama - late Nov, taken the day after we reached Japan via Haneda Airport.
Yufuin - late Nov
Sasebo - early Dec
Matsuyama - early Dec
Nara - almost mid Dec
Hakodate - mid Dec
Tokyo - mid Dec
and when we back to Yokohama, the day we were flying back to Kuala Lumpur