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I tried: Concealers from Kat Von D and Fenty!

March 23, 2018


I was recently on a 2-year no-makeup bender and LOVED it. However, I also like painting my face when I feel like I’m not being objectified or judged for my looks. Now that I feel more comfortable and secure at my job, I’ve been slowly adding makeup back into my morning routine. On one hand, […]

You have to ask the right question, Neo

January 7, 2017


This has happened to me before in Germany, and I wanted to write about it happening again, here in Japan. I’m not really sure how it happens or why. In Japan, I’m inclined to think that people ‘hear with their eyes’, as it is said: they see me being all foreign, so even if I […]

I finally went to: Kiddy Land!

May 27, 2016


It was purely a coincidence that I was hanging out with my girlfriends one day, indulging in all kinds of beautiful, wildly unhealthy snacks (for breakfast, no less). I would definitely call them enablers, and that’s not a bad thing. I only see them like once every few months anyway, so eating cupcakes for breakfast […]

Noshi Bukuro: those cards you see everywhere: what are they?

May 18, 2016


One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to ask about 10 students each day ‘Gaijin questions’. I’ve asked them so many things these past few years, and I think it’s a good way to get a general understanding of how Japanese people feel about some things. Well, at least it’s a way […]

We went to: England and Germany!

March 5, 2016


We spent 2 weeks back in Europe for Mark’s mother’s 70th birthday. And it was fine. Fine. It was all fine. We got to spend time with Mark’s family, go out on very long walks that weren’t actually just long, but felt even longer because of the cold wind, and eat a lot of great […]

I forgot to write about Ewok-gate. I think.

January 30, 2016


So I’m writing about it now. I think I discussed it with some friends on Facebook, but it deserves a post. I just wrote in a more recent post about a vintage leather jacket that when you see something in Tokyo that you think you want, you MUST buy it immediately, because if you don’t, […]

My wedding dress search (d)evolved into looking at Prom dresses, because normal wedding dresses are boring. And long.

January 23, 2016


This post started out as an observation of the wedding dress industry, but then took a turn when I got an amazing offer. Just a heads up! Part 1: Searching for a short wedding dress. If I’m lucky, there will be TWO short wedding dresses in an entire line from a designer like Vera Wang […]