Wednesday, July 13, 2011

happy birthday (to me!)

Holy moly, It's my birthday! And my first summer one at that. My day has been lovely so far with plenty of birthday  well wishes and love, yummy chu cream and even a few presents! Tonight my Japanese friend is hand making me gyoza so we are going to get together with some friends and celebrate with delicious food and beer.  Usually birthdays lower my spirits (silly I know, I'm afraid of becoming ancient) but today I am feeling lucky for all I have. The last year has been one of my best yet. Here's hoping 26 will be an even better year. ♡ 

 The photos above are from this amazing flickr. They really make me smile!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


"He wanted to die with me and I dreamed of being lost forever in his arms."

I watched Badlands for the first time last night and it was so wonderful. Sissy Spacek is such an unusual and interesting actress, and the story was near perfect. It's based loosely on the real life shooting spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate. Rather than focusing on the murders the movie seems more intent on capturing two peculiar souls and their bizarre journey. It was beautiful to watch.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hot child in the city

It's getting hot out. We're currently sitting at about 33 degrees and my hair has exploded into a Tina Turner frizz bomb. Any hope of dignity and poise is but a glimmering memory of the past.  While it is tempting to lay on my tatami beneath the soothing caress of my fan I have been getting out and about on the weekends. Book trawling, going to gigs, eating mexican food, potting plants - any thing is possible in Japan. That and a hell of a lot of Karaoke. An 'establishment' I went to recently came with a costume box (creepy mask above included) allowing you to act out your weirdest entertainer dreamers, sort of like a bizarre  version of stars in their eyes. Gosh I loved that show when I was little!