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21.10.2017
20.10.2017

Nikko has kind of been ruined for me :(

October 20, 2017

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I love Nikko. It’s great! It’s a straight shot north on one of a few different trains you could take from Tokyo. It’s small. It’s hike-able. It’s got a lot of great places that are NOT Toshogu that are absolutely amazing (and often, free!). But in May, we made the mistake (if you can call […]

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I tried Ren’s Instant Finishing Beauty Shot

October 20, 2017

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I chose this sample out of many that were NOT cruelty free with my most recent order from Sephora. I didn’t really care too much about what it did, as long as the company was as clean as possible. I’m interested in Ren because I can actually get them here in a few places, so […]

It’s about control.

October 14, 2017

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I had a great talk with a student last night. She is over 50, married and has a teenage child, and came in a bit late. We talked about her recent trip to the salon, where she had her hair dyed and treated with a wave. In the conversation, she said ‘I MUST dye my […]

August 7: 36 Views of Mount Fuji

October 14, 2017

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09. 36 Views of Mount Fuji, Cathy Davidson (August 7) … on finding myself in Japan. This book seemed like a no-brainer for me. I am here, living in Japan, and learning a lot of new things about myself, other people, and life in general. So it made sense to pick it up and give […]

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July 24: The Girls

October 14, 2017

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08. The Girls, Emma Cline¬†(July 24) And then I didn’t read or listen to another book until July. Seriously, I don’t even remember what I was doing in that time. My guess? My in-laws came to visit us here in Tokyo in May, and I was hell-bent on learning as much Japanese as I possibly […]

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