Currently we’re holed up in our Airbnb here in Osaka. It’s 11:07pm and we hardly went out today, which was nice–we used the time to relax and be hermits. In two days we’ll be leaving Japan for South Korea where we’ll (hopefully) get to spend some time with Tara. Here’s a slightly shortened version of our time in Japan, from Tokyo to Osaka and everything in between.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I’m leaving for a month-long trip this weekend. Bear and I will be spending about four weeks in various parts of Japan and one week in South Korea, where we’ll be meeting Tara! She’s been incredible enough to draw up a detailed itinerary for us, and she made sure to include time for Korean skincare shopping. I can’t wait!
Today is my 27th birthday. This is the first birthday I am actually excited to celebrate. I used to celebrate with my parents and siblings, and then just my parents once my sister moved away and my brother became too busy to remember. In recent years I have taken to celebrating with my boyfriend and close friends, which is preferable. I don’t know why I stopped enjoying my birthday. At first it came from a morbid place; I wanted to be dead, or at least not human. It was a very dark time in my life where I felt low all the time. After I got a little better, the lack of birthday joy remained, and I’m not too sure why.
I’ve seen a fair number of “what’s in my bag” posts lately, and I’ve loved seeing them all. I really feel like the contents of a handbag can give a decent glimpse into what a person is truly like. I’ve meant to write up a post of my own for a pretty long time, but I’ve always been too lazy to take photos and upload them. Now I’ve finally taken the time to do all that! hopefully this is the first of an ongoing series–I have quite a few bags, and what I carry varies (slightly) with each since I can either carry more or less.
Tara has nominated me for the Liebster Award, which is a first for me
I had never heard of this award prior to being nominated, so here’s the description/explanation I totally just jacked from Tara’s own LA post
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.