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!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

change.

Sorry for my absence everyone, a lot of things have come and fallen into place over the last few weeks.
So much, that I feel things will be taking me to new places and set new goals for myself.

I quit my job and will soon to be starting a new one, something that will completely challenge my skill sets and help me to learn more. I took a whirlwind flight out of the country and am now reunited with the boyfriend in a foreign country.

Yep, a case of spontaneous decisions has really taken me to new places that I'm really excited about.


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I have a few photos in which I am currently sorting and editing from my trip, but in the mean time, a few past photos from gigs with friends and family that I went to just before I left.

See you guys soon!

Friday, September 2, 2011

lately.

One thing I'm really bad at, is taking visual records of things I've been doing and have done.
A perfect example is my uni assignments, which I either forget to pick up from uni before the deadline or I'm a complete suck arse at storing models away that they always most likely break from crashing to the ground when a wardrobe door is open.

Another example would be going out meeting people, getting hair cuts and doing something that is blog post worthy, I never seem to have my camera handy or even take it out to do the happy snaps.

Below are just a few snaps of things I've done in the past few weeks, accumlated into one type of semi interesting blog post via point form.

Enjoy!

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1. Xavy sniffing around the apartment
2. Mickey's cafe for lunch with Edwina
3. Seated at Mickey's cafe, car keys and raybans
4. Camilla and Marc Triple Barrel Ring
5. Roaming around the streets of Paddington before getting my hair cut.
6. Lunch with the lovely April from ApriliaLove
7. Table 26
8. April from ApriliaLove
9. The Sweetest Thing window
10. Cupcakes
11. Tickets to an Evening with Anberlin
12. OMG! The highlight of my week! They SIGNED my PHONE!!!!!! =)

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