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Traditionally Kawaii

Emily over at My Kawaii Space is having a Kawaii Blog Festa, and I couldn’t resist joining in! I like a lot of “kawaii” (cute) things, like Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, cupcakes… but today I thought I’d write about something a little different – something traditionally kawaii. This is my collection of Japanese dolls. There are … Continue reading

Shopping at Hyper Japan

Carrying on with my reviews of Hyper Japan, today I’m talking about one of my favourite topics – shopping! 🙂 I could have spent a fortune at Hyper Japan (if I’d had a fortune to spend!), as there were so many stalls selling colourful, curious Japanese goods. By the way, I won’t be mentioning any of … Continue reading

Paperchase’s new “jpop” range

Paperchase has always been one of my favourite places to buy stationery in England because they have a distinctly “kawaii” feel to their brands that reminds me of Japan. I popped in to Paperchase the other day and was very excited to see their latest range: jpop. 😀 This is without a doubt the coolest … Continue reading

Tokyo area trip itinerary

If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that in April I finished my three years in Japan with an eight night stay in Tokyo (well, actually it was seven in Tokyo and one in Chiba). My trip included excursions to various nearby places, but my main base was Shinagawa. Now I’ve finally finished writing … Continue reading

Rilakkuma & Pancakes!

Still continuing with my adventures in the Tokyo area, it was April 20th and I had had quite a geeky day. I had visited the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and an area which is known for GeGeGe no Kitaro nearby, but I wasn’t done yet. Earlier in the week, I had attempted to visit the … Continue reading

Quick Japan-fixes in London

I spent the day in London yesterday because I had some meetings at recruitment agencies (still no job… sigh). While I was there, I took the opportunity to get some quick Japan-fixes… First, I accidentally ordered a Matcha Chiller in Eat. I know, I know. How can you “accidentally” order something?! Well, I was thinking … Continue reading

Lady Gaga and Japan

I’ve mentioned Lady Gaga a few times on this blog, and I know she might not instantly strike you as being Japan-related. However, she does seem to have a bit of a passion for Japan, and that is why I am mentioning her again today. First, not long after the March 11th disaster, Lady Gaga … Continue reading

Today I am drinking…

…Arizona Asia Plum Green Tea with Ginseng and Plum Juice: I’m not sure if this really qualifies as Japanese, but it’s made with green tea and it’s the closest thing I’ve found to iced tea here. (It’s also absolutely delicious!) In Japan I lived on Lipton iced tea and similar products. Things like this: But … Continue reading

This is not just sushi…

…it’s M&S sushi! 😉 Yesterday I popped to Chichester, which is just a bit nicer than Bognor Regis. Because it’s nicer, there’s a better selection of shops. I went into M&S (Marks & Spencer) to check out their sushi range. They actually had quite a lot of choices (considering where I was), but all of … Continue reading

Harajuku Paparazzi…

As Lady Gaga sings: “We are the crowd, we’re c-comin’ out Got my flash on, it’s true Need that picture of you It so magical, we’d be so fantastical Leather and jeans, garage glamorous Not sure what it means But this photo of us it don’t have a price Ready for those flashing lights ‘Cause … Continue reading