Sunday, September 25, 2011

first impressions.

So many ideas and thoughts of what I wanted to write in this blog post, it was becoming too hard to tie down a single cohesive topic for this post. So I've decided to pretty much write this post in spontaneous thought paragraphs, just so it's not like writing a high school recount of my weeks experience here in Tokyo.

Spent the first week in Japan experiencing major weather bi-polar. I arrived to a hot and humid climate, where walking 5 meters down the road would mean excessive sweating, to spending an ENTIRE day indoors, watching the rain pour down like buckets and the wind whipping at trees and buildings at crazy speeds.

Navigating the Tokyo subway is a complete confuzzling nightmare. The maps of the various train lines are almost like a maze puzzles; times a gazillion; gone wrong. We almost always have to ask every single time we get on a train as to which direction or line we should be on, despite countless times travelling on them prior.

Mosquitoes attack you like hungry vultures circling the air. I got four ping pong sized welts on my legs in the space of an hour while walking around Kichijoji Park.

The shopping centres here are a chaotic space of people and product. There are just so many shops all crammed into one level, with so many different items, that by the end of browsing, you are completely dumbfounded by what items you want, that you give up all together in the end.

Despite these, Tokyo has been good. Having great company like the boyfriend is def a major plus side! The customer service here is impeccable, that its almost kinda awkward when they walk you out of the shop, bowing to you a couple of times before going back into the stores.


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I haven't been much of an alcohol drinker for a while now, but their alcohol is incredibly cheap and their cocktails are even better!

The summer weather has been good to a point where I'm missing summers back home! The quality of the vintage stores here are amazing! So much better than back home and so much to choose from.

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I love the sweet crepes that Tokyo has to offer!
I love finding some cool little bar and restaurant tucked away in some little alley way, which makes the experience all the much better.


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The below photos were taken in Marunochi, a high end shopping district near the Imperial Palace. The grass pruned so evenly and the colour was so green and all the trees were gigantic bonsai look a likes.

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(Navy Cami: Alice in the Eve, Skirt: Random Store, Sandals: Rubi Shoes, Bag: Alannah Hill)

We're heading to Kyoto tomorrow, so really excited about that and hopefully will have more photos to share with you all! Until then, hope everyone's had an amazing weekend!

X

29 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD

    You look PHENOMENAL in those photos, love that skirt, LOVE it.

    Now, when are you two little lovebugs getting engaged?! I vote you propose to him!! Yayayayaayaayyayaaa do it doooooooo it!!

    xox

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  2. yayay beautiful photos. i can imagine how confusing the train timetable would be... hong kong was bad enough in that regard. looking gorgeous as ever! xx opinionslave
    / twitter: @opinionslave

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  3. mmmmm yummy ice cream!

    love the skirt, great pattern :)

    xo zebra and meerkat

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  4. mm...yummy foods! I love the snapshots throughout your day!! the skirt is GORGE on you!! love how you paired it with the flouncy top and red bag!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  5. there's something about your blog that makes it so different from the other blogs i visit!
    The pictures are so awesome..and the main thing "you" look amazing!!
    lots of loves from

    touchofawanderer.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading this post! :)

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  7. Awhhhh i'm so glad you're having a good time! You look amazing, too. x hivenn

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  8. Awwww Lisa, I've missed your blog so much! Things have been so crazy over here... you look amazing, as always - the skirt suits you so very well! hope everything is wonderful with you <3

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  9. I love this!! The pictures are lovely! and thanks for the comment! :) Check out my blog again soon! Will be following yours :)

    xx
    www.chasingthmoon.blogspot.com

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  10. That crepe looks delicious and your outfit is lovely!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  11. you look gorgeous, and i love this post - i am beyond envious that you are in japan! i loved it over there so much and i can't wait to visit again.

    you must be having such an amazing time being back with your love x

    hope you have a great time in kyoto - it's so different to tokyo, a lot more old school, but so beautiful x

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  12. Absolutely love these photos! Your skirt is just pure awesomeness!
    Hope you and Rick are having lots of fun together! Are you guys coming back together?
    Mucho love!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  13. Look at you beautiful! I'm so So so SO happy for you! Btw- did I mention how happy I am for you??!!! Funny this is my boyfriend is going to be in Tokyo for 10 days...SOO tempted to go with him!


    xx THE CHEAP

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  14. You look blooming stunning!! I adore your stripes ;) It sounds wonderful there, very interesting!! Am very happy for you. I hope the mosquitos get better, I know they can be terrible!! Am excited to read more!! Have a great week darling!! xox Kizzy!

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  15. Wow, you're so beautiful. This look is so amazing!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  16. haha yes, this sounds all to familiar to me! Except people out in Japan are nicer and it's probably a lot cleaner too, lol. So happy you guys are reunited again though and you're having f-u-n! haha Cheesy?

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  17. ahhh! you're in Japan? I'm sorry we missed so much, so much has happened! We're good in Singapore, finally ready to get life in a bit more order. All in good time! Still, you need to fill us in!

    i guess i'll go read some older posts now then.

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  18. i love love your photos!


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  19. you and the crepe both look so good! ha
    xo,
    J

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  20. Beautiful skirt + photos. Can't wait to hear more of your Japanese adventures!

    Olive

    www.VisforOlive.blogspot.com

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  21. you're gorgeous, love your skirt!
    thanks for stopping by & your comment!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  22. You look stunning and wow to the photos too. Love hearing about your trip! Looking forward to more.... :)

    The doll on fashion

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  23. Amazing skirt, I love it. You look great as always.

    denizsaatcioglu.blogspot.com

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  24. LISA!! i finally made a blog :), it looks like you're having an awesome in HK with Rick, everyone over here says hi and can't wait for you to get back so we can hear some cool stories :), you're outfits are still looking amazing even though you're in a different country! Hope you're well xxxx

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  25. Your skirt is beyond amazing!

    So jealous of your move over to Japan, the food looks amazing haha.

    Nicole
    http://confidentliar.blogspot.com
    x

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  26. you look so pretty in all the pictures- really like the ring shot and the ones of you posing. that skirt is rad!

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  27. Crepe looks amazing! and love the dress :)

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  28. sounds like your time in Japan has been such an experience! how good is it trying to adjust to a new environment though being overwhelmed with all these new sights, smells and sounds. You look great in the photos, your hair is amazing! thank you for dropping by my blog and your comment... where about's in Australia are are based btw?

    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

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  29. your skirt is amazing!! love the style
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