HYPER JAPAN

Londoners get the opportunity to experience a Japanese Christmas Market.

Hyper Japan, a Christmas market that celebrates the Japanese culture in the Tobacco docks in London was back this November for its 6th year running.

With so much to do, Londoners get the opportunity to shop authentic Japanese merchandise, eat Japanese food as well as get the opportunity to meet their Japanese idols.

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My experience eating in Thailand.

If  you’d have said to me that I would eat fish off the bone that had a face one month ago, I would probably had gagged a little and then laughed at you. Or that I would have trusted the meat that came out of a kitchen that looked dirtier than a public toilet. But there is something about me that I have noticed a change in already and that is my new taste for different things. There would have been times when I wouldn’t have dared even touch a fork that had a spot of dirt on it. But if travelling has yet to teach me anything its that if you’d like to eat- you have to lower your standards of hygene expectations. Continue reading

Just a thought…

Do we want to get married or do we all just want a wedding? 

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When I was little I used to take my bedsheets off and pretend I had a big white wedding gown on and stare at myself in the mirror, I also had the habit of sketching what my dress would look like as I didn’t want my gown to be “Off the rack”. A quote I had heard from an episode of ‘F.r.i.e.n.d.s.’

A few weeks ago I found all of these sketches, cut outs and ripped pages straight out of magazines. I’d planned my entire wedding at the age of ten! The one thing that I noticed immediately that bothered me was the fact that not one word written in this scrap book mentioned the husband?!

It was cut outs of flowers to choose from and venues and honey moon spots. Pages from magazines frantically ripped out and sprawled across the pages with Pritt stick glue and illegible handwriting scribbled all over the place.

 

It made me think…

Do I ever want to get married? Or has society embedded the image of the expectation of me, someday in a wedding dress into my brain that it has now become an unnecessary need in my life?

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Unordinary

In my generation and in this day and age with advertisements showing perfect bodies and perfect examples of what society expects you to be or how you should look, left right and centre. It’s not a surprise that we all can self deprecate with such ease but when it comes to the opposite… we struggle.

I was asked by a colleague at work the other day…

“What’s your most favourite thing about yourself?”

And I didn’t know how to answer it. I didn’t want to say something about my looks as I didn’t want to come off as vein, but I also didn’t want to say something about a personality trait because I didn’t want to come off as self-involved so I came up with a simple: “I don’t know…. nothing I guess?” The person who asked the question in the first place just looked at me and replied “That’s sad…”

I realised later on that he was right, it is! It’s sad that I had to worry so much and complicate something so simple as a question as- what do I like about myself?

So you know what? Here’s my answer…

What I like about myself:

The fact that I have the ability to not care what other people think. Now this is something that I didn’t discover myself. I was told this.. When I was having a conversation with my partner. He mentioned to me that one of the good things about me was that I didn’t care what others thought about me. Now this came to a surprise to me as I had never noticed I had given off this sort of ‘care free’ vibe.

But it is true… When others would rock the latest fashions in school, I would cover my face in glitter and wear army trousers and a ripped t-shirt. Not because it was hip but because it was comfortable and it was the first thing I saw that I liked in my wardrobe. This may seem odd to many as something to like about myself but I am sort of proud of it. I like the fact that I can say things and like things and hate things that aren’t following the crowd. I like to be different, I like the fact that I’m utterly unordinary.

10648597_10154618519080302_3102692878881952540_oI think my belly could be more toned but, if I lost weight, I’d lose my bum which I think is my best feature. There!! I said it! So I don’t think I’ll ever have that flat tum that everyone raves about… because I like my bum too much. 😉

I like my big brown eyes and my very shapely eyebrows, my  thick eyelashes and my nostril shape. (I know thats an odd one but they’re shaped like little petals and I think its cute 🙂 )