Back from the February short trip from Tokyo – honestly nothing much to write about. Not sure if I’ll even up date the travel site… maybe, maybe not. I’ll see if I’m in the mood this weekend.
Bruno suddenly said he will not be travelling with me in the future. Honestly, I don’t quite care if he’s coming or not. I just need to find someone to fly with me or I’d need to persuade my mom to let me fly alone.
Or I’ll just pretend that I’m still flying with Bruno while I’m travelling by myself.
Not sure which path I’d take.
I’ll think about it a bit more…
It’s March already, that’s fast… still thinking who I can go with for the December Japan trip.
Yay, so my Aer Go Pack 2 is finally here! I got it to replace my Bellroy Lite Daypack which I’ve used for a year. When I travel, I will always carry a packable (i.e. squishable/rollable) daypack and squish it into the bottom compartment of my larger Tom Bihn Techonaut 30 travel backpack. Hence I’m always on the lookout for a good lightweight squishable backpack.
A side by side comparison: Aer Go Pack 2 is wider but slightly shorter, while Bellroy Lite Daypack is slightly “taller” while narrower.
Both are 20L, with Bellroy way lighter at 350g while Aer is around 590g. This is due to the fact that Bellroy’s material is a lot thinner (though supposedly ripstop material) while Aer uses 210D cordura nylon. But whilst both are sitting at 20L capacity, I should point out that the water bottle pocket for Bellroy is inside the bag, taking up interior space, while Aer has very deep side pockets which don’t quite take up interior space when filled up.
A look at the straps – Aer definitely has more padding, while Bellroy’s… um, well it’s better than no padding right?
After using Bellroy Lite Daypack for a year, while it’s really super light and extremely squishable, I really didn’t like the fact that the water bottle pocket is inside the bag as this makes it super awkward to get to the bottle when the bag is full. I love the chalk colour, and while it’s washable, I have to admit that it gets marks and stains rather easily (even though I’ve been very careful with it!). Bellroy updated this model and came out with Lite Ready Pack, which has a water bottle side pocket on the exterior now. I almost bought that… Good thing I didn’t.
Aer was on my “TBC” list since a couple of years back, but I never got around exploring their bags. I was looking at one of the many travel backpack videos on YouTube again when I took notice of this Aer Go Pack 2, and realised hey, it actually ticks all the boxes for me. Deep exterior water bottle pocket, rugged exterior material, huge interior compartment space, awesome padding on straps while still being somewhat squishable (doesn’t squish as much as Bellroy but it’ll do). Can’t wait to use it during my JP trip in 2 weeks’ time!
Did so many personality/MBTI free tests online, and I’ve been consistently getting ISTJ type for the past few years.
Still hesitating… Should I pay for the official MBTI test? US$60 for a test is rather steep, to be honest… If I can somewhat already confirmed with so many different tests that I’m now truly ISTJ, should I still pay for the official one?
Really thinking of getting an android phone in Japan just for electronic Suica… Either that or I have to get an iPhone. Or should I just throw the Suica card between my pixel and it’s cover and just leave it there? That’s so… 原始 though lololol…