Under-appreciated Series: Free Laundry

Free laundry. Something I definitely took for granted when I was at university in New York. Sure, the machines weren’t great and half the dryers were broken or taken most of the time, but at least it was free. At least I could be the bitch who used separate machines to wash just towels, just…

Well, This was Unexpected.

On Tuesday I took a trip to London to see my friend from New York who had flown across the pond for Thanksgiving. The coach ride to London was 4 and a half hours, and in the middle of the trip –around Leicester– it started pouring with rain and I have to say, I got…

It’s French

The French have a way with things. The way they eat, drink, shop, look… everything they do is distinctly “French”, unwavering and endlessly chic. Growing up I saw my mum using French pharmacy skincare items and because I saw her as such a stylish, put-together person, I naturally developed a desire to be a proud…

I’m Feeling Good

After a brief, unintended hiatus, I’m back! Let’s hope I can be more consistent this time… When I left Tokyo back in September I was 70% excited, 30% nervous. I mean, my image of the UK had been frozen in time, and while part of me was ecstatic to return to one of the places…

Who Am I?

It’s fucking September. I am so miffed at myself for not updating my blog at all during August, but to be fair I was very busy with work and preparation for my upcoming studies. I mean who’s actually reading my posts anyway? In the end its all self-satisfaction… Whatever. On to the topic of the…

Lana

When “Video Games” was in one of the Now That’s What I Call Music CDs my family religiously bought until a few years ago, I didn’t see what was so great about the misty, somber, drone-y tone of Lana Del Rey. Hell, with all the mixed reactions that people had of her I persuaded myself…

Gobble Gobble

I’m an okay-ish person when it comes to health. Most of the time I try to compensate for any nutrients I haven’t gotten enough of with vitamins. This was especially the case when I was living away from my parents. On a daily basis I would take: Stress B Complex Chromium Picolinate Zinc Echinacea Biotin Vitamin D…

Retro-Active

I love old things. I love the smell of old tattered books, I love 50’s comic book girls, I love Dior’s New Look. I know there is a wind, sand, and snow storm of things that make the “good ol’ days” not good at all, and more so that Asia –particularly Japan– failed to try…

Make Me Up Before You Go Go

The relationship that many women have with makeup is a complicated one. You should, you shouldn’t, not enough, too much, appropriate, unfitting, a waste, an investment… There are about a million and one views attached to makeup and not all of them are kind. I personally started wearing makeup when I turned 18. Late start,…

Work with a Capital W.

It’s July! Honestly, what the fuck? Where did the time go? I feel like we were just celebrating the new year a few weeks ago. Since January I’ve switched schools, changed my personal style, become a beer person, and learned how to contour (ish). For the last 2 years, summer has become the Season of…

Rumination (Do You Know?)

Whoa, what a dramatic title. The word “ruminate” brings back memories of my high school years, mostly because I used it in the wrong way for an extra credit thing. I think a lot. I can’t relate to people who can just zone out, minds blank and mouths ajar. When I stare into space I…

Error 404: Bad Connection

I have a hard time connecting with people. It’s much more common than you might think, and to be honest I don’t really feel bad about my inability to be everyone’s confidante and best friend. The last time I had a mutually acclaimed “best friend” was when I was 12, and since then I’ve just…