I've mentioned I will be neglecting this blog quite a little because of my tight schedule this year and I thought I made peace with it but I already miss my posting days. I long to write more but I resume myself to projects and my thesis. Not to mention that next Sunday I will have to give it my best at the 日本語能力試験 (The Japanese Language Proficiency Test) level N3!
Leggings: Mango / Cardigan: Second Hand / Jacket: Zara Trf
Booties: Leonardo / Bag: David Jones
This is my usual attire for some long hours at University. Winter is slowly showing its face and I will no longer be able to get away with jackets. A coat hunting adventure is about to commence!
I want to share with you guys this beautiful gift I received from a sweet gentleman I teach English to. He returned to Japan for a brief vacation and bought me an お土産 (souvenir, it's a custom in Japan).
This is the most beautiful and elaborate handkerchief I have ever laid eyes on! Cherry Blossoms and Heian Period courtesans with their long hair, something they judged beauty upon in that era.
It certainly got my thinking of the importance of a handkerchief in Japan. Nowadays you don't see many people here using one... Well, if you want to dramatize things up a bit, you can wave it at a leaving ship, but that's about it. Oh in Japan things are very different, it is essential for a lady to carry one as to dry themselves during a hot summer day or to wipe their hands with when no towel is available. I certainly will do no such thing since I don't want to ruin it.
As far as reading is concerned, I recommend Junichiro Tanizaki's "Diary of a Mad Old Man" to everyone who enjoys grotesque. It is as far the most weird yet amazingly captivating book I have ever read. Junichiro is known for his obscene obsessions and this book is not an exception.
My weekends are now filled with studying but when I take a break this is what I do:
Catan Merchants of Europe! It is my beloved's fault for getting me into this and now I cannot stop!
It is truly entertaining but unfortunately it takes too much time to play. You guys should try it if you haven't already.
Lots of love!