There is nothing quite like walking around town wearing a kimono.
I’m not quite sure why it feels so great. Maybe because I don’t wear it regularly so the occasion feels special. Or maybe because it wraps beautifully around a woman, especially one with no butt and no boobs. Either way, I love it and never pass up an opportunity to wear one.
During our new years holiday in Ehime, my sister and I decided to stop by Kurashiki (倉敷), a small town in Okayama prefecture, before heading back home to Tokyo. And because Hatsumode (the first visit to a shrine or temple in the new year) is a special occasion, we decided to get dressed up!
I’ve always liked the process of baking something.
But I’ve come to realize that I stress bake. I’m not even sure that’s an official word, but I tend to bake when I’m stressed. And because winter is not my best season, I’ve been baking like a maniac for the last month or so.
The good thing is, it always makes me feel better and I get something yummy to eat!
I don’t know if I am but I’m hoping to juggle everything a lot better than I did in January. The flu was making the rounds at work and a lot of us got sick last month, which messed with our heavy work load.
But this was one of the times I was grateful that I work in a typical Japanese company. We work in teams, so even if someone suddenly isn’t able to come into work, we can cover for them so the work doesn’t stall during their absence. It makes missing work a lot less stressful.
I’m guessing February will be another crazy month. But I’m excited. My office will be in a new location starting this month (need to remember to go to the correct office on Monday morning!). Also, Valentine’s Day is serious business in Japan (as in my male coworkers will be expecting something from us on that day…apparently their status at home depends on it!). But nothing tops the fact that my best friend from college, who currently lives in Melbourne, will be coming to Tokyo for a visit. I can’t wait to see her and her fiance 😀
Will you be doing something for Valentine’s Day? Or anything else exciting planned?
I cannot tell you how relieved I am to see ume (plum) blossoms blooming here and there. Winter is coming to an end…FINALLY!!! I don’t care how itchy my eyes get from the pollen allergies (have I mentioned that they already started itching a few weeks ago?), I can’t WAIT for spring to get here. Longer days, more sunshine, and warmer temperatures…I’m counting down the days!
I hope you all are blessed with good health and have an amazing month in February! x
– I love instagram but this reality behind instagram made me laugh out loud…so true sometimes.
– Chalk art book covers are amazing.
– Wouldn’t these heart-shaped lemons be great for valentine’s day?
– Pippi Longstocking animation film that was never made.
– Will you be watching the Olympics in Sochi? I’ll be following figure skating, ski, and this guy.
– Andy Warhol’s exhibition in Roppongi.