Carissa S. (:@isitcarissa

(yes ^ it is, Hi!)
1.3000° N, 103.8000° E || Anchored on hope ✞; Embracing my spark of madness✨
Peasant to @maxkingbunny

Ayyyy Isit shoes fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace (#ftbutnotreallylah) // Day 11:
- Last day at #icuhs ):
- Exploring around Shinjuku at planetariums and Jazz cafes
- Yakisoba craving satisfied + the prettiest dinner date hehe.
- Race against time at the MRT station
- Taking road safety so seriously that we didn’t cross the empty road that was less than 3m across from us
- Chubby Bunny 🐰🐰


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Missing the view and vibe in Japan little bit more than usual today. This was the view walking to and from Chi Alpha. // Day 10:
- Last concert at #icuhs. Thankful for the students that came.
- The sight of them running towards the Hall was special 🙃
- Moments between God and I while rehearsing the new script on stage
- 14 ✨🙌
- Last band photo at the garden area. Love love love the people on this trip
- Yet another one of the HTHTs that I’m beyond honored to have had. Thank you.
- Yakitori for dinner (accidentally ordered truffle liver lol what)
- More meaningful 1-1 conversations with multiple teammates on the way home
- there was also strawberry calpis bubble tea which was great


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I cannot tell you what will happen but I can tell you it will be different when the Light pours in. - Morgan Harper Nichols // Day 9:
- Simple Day ; last classroom gig
- Aesthetic MOS outlet
- More sushi hehe
- saw ねこs (I really need to practice my Japanese before I forget all of it lol)
- Original No Name and late night exploring (:


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Decided to change the picture because this is the day of life changing gyukatsu. IT WAS SO GOOD 😭❤️😭❤️// Day 8:
- Team talk time in our small room at Miyabi
- Protection from earthquake tremors
- Half Day R&R consisted of chocolate waffle with earl grey tea ice cream, magical gyukatsu, matcha bubble tea (brown sugar pearls hehe)
- Tokyo night lights
- Me accidentally breaking an umbrella (that was not mine oops sorrz)
- Treasures conversations about what music means to us.


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I zoomed into this picture and I realized that there are dogs in this picture and I like this picture 80 times more now. Heh. #thelocationtagsays #5301kmaway // Day 7:
- Concert that ministered to the audience more than we expected (Only by His grace ✨)
- Meeting “the one”(s)
- Cute grandmothers dancing along to our set :’)
- New found worship songs + special worship session
- Jam sessions at the train station (and we got our drummer to sing)(still haven’t done our cover tsk)
- Sharing of first impressions over fried chicken in the park at night. Miss this.


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Cafe hopping in japan = stumbling upon Jazz Cafes. Part of me wishes that social media wouldn’t be so quick in catching these kinds of places so that we can actually “find” such places rather than letting others tell us about it. // Day 6:
- Meaningful early mornings
- Internal bodyguards from strange people (yay)
- cafe hopping with best Izayaki everrrrr
- managed to snack on takoyaki too hehe
- busking in Harajuku(?!)(so unreal)
- Time spent with best company over cream puffs and ice cream
- Long Distance Shopping
- Conversations about Spiritual Gifts and Impromptu sermon on a Saturday evening


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Less than 24 hours till the start of school again. Sigh. Lezgo summer 3 // Day 5:
- Omu Rice
- Prep for first concert
- Got my expectations set on bubble tea but they got tore right down 💔
- Meeting authentic people :’)
- HTHTs about how God loves us too much to leave us the same. Thankful.


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I need a morning to sleep in sigh. These tossing and turnings at night aren’t helping. // Day 4:
- Classroom gigs
- Cafeteria gig + first time ever singing in front of a crowd in a public space(?!)(slightly unreal, super fun. Heh.)
- わらびもちときな粉 ❤️✨
- 10 people neoprints (chaos + fun all at the same time)
- Support during unintentional stress spirals
- Mochi ✨🙆☺️


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Things I’ll miss but not really: 4am sunrises. I think there something about the sun rising ridiculously early because your brain tells you that it’s time to wake up even though it’s like 5am, it feels like 7am, idk do you relate? // Day 3:
- meeting #icuhs students
- Starbucks from the Japan menu (Yas)
- HTHTs while walking around the school
- SUSHIIIIII 😭❤️🍣
- Japanese cake (I can’t help that the meals I get on this mission trip is like. Q u a l i ty bc literally good food everywhere. 🙃)
- Affirmations during prayer and learning the importance of unity as a body and as a band.


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Convistore Moments + Treasured Company. Gonna miss walking from Ministop to Lawson and back Ministop to get breakfast. // Day 2:
- First lunch in Japan (It was mentaiko pasta and maple syrup toast YAS)
- I ordered in food Japanese LOL.
- Doing vocal warmups with the group which felt strangely nostalgic
- Weird dances during sound check
- meeting @ray.sidney
- Jamming + rehearsals in the b&b and listening to them sing (probably one of my top favorite moments of the trip)


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Update: yes, it did become 9 consecutive days of dreaming of the team. I will stop counting now. // Day 1:
- Reached Tokyo safe and (relatively) dry despite drama with the left behind cajon and predicted typhoons
- Jamming at the airport
- My data card worked YAY I did not waste money
- Had Japanese Macs and my first bowl of ramen (hallelujah Japanese fud :’) )
- Time well spent with the vocalists 💛 despite one of them making lots of weird noises
- Missing Home but very very thankful and excited to be here. Thank u Jesus, you are so good 🙌✨


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I dreamt about @prodigal.band for 8 consecutive days, there has to be some sort of Guinness World Record right? Going to start my little reminiscing over here in this space starting tomorrow. (Let’s see if it becomes 9 consecutive days.)


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