Saturday, August 14, 2010

sun, sand, sunscreen and sangria

The northern summer is sadly starting to fade, but luckily I have this song to remind me of the sun, the smell of sunscreen, the sand and the sangria.

gracias, no, gracias

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Any overwhelming moments of 'holy crap I'm in Japan and everything is so intense' can quickly be diffused by an episode of Parks and Recreation. I love leading lady Leslie Knope. I wish she was my friend. Her neurotic sunny disposition is both charming and irksome (no easy feat.) On any given day she falls into giant dirt pits, gets drunk and pashes the water cooler delivery guy, does accent impersonations or renditions of 'poker face' or mistakes marijuana for carrot tops. She is a.m.a.z.i.n.g
Let Knope in your life.

Life is for wish lists

My wishlist is brimming at the moment. I am currently in mother hen phase. I'm in the process of decorating my apartment (or 'mansion' as the Japanese would say). I want want want:

mini pot plants 
mini vases
illustrated postcards
stationary, stationary stationary!
and Haruka Nakamura's sweet sounds

I need all of these things to make my house a home. As soon as the mansion is kitted out I will put up photos. 

Come Friday I am holidaying in Osaka and Tokyo so no posts for a bit. The plan is to purchase as much stationary, magazines and touristy fodder as possible to share. And to accumulate a lot of weird candy. And shoot lots of film. I will keep you updated!

Monday, August 9, 2010