Hello Kitty pasta

Hello Kitty Macaroni

Rainy season is officially here. As the harbinger of hot, sweaty summer – I am not too excited about it. It has been raining non-stop for three days now and today is a very grey and lazy day for me. So I decided to share some Hello Kitty cuteness with you. She isn’t limited to…

Happy Birthday to Kitty… and Me

Sweet little Hello Kitty turns 40 this year! With her popularity rising astronomically over the years and for the foreseeable future, she can only be compared with good wine as something that gets better with age. It’s probably safe to say that she will only stop when she has achieved world domination. I consider myself…

The Art of the Japanese Schedule Book

Around this time of year, the stationary floors of stores like LOFT and Tokyo Hands are packed chock a block with people picking out the next year’s schedule book, what Westerners would call a diary. As with a number of other things, the Japanese take organising their time very seriously. I had never really bothered…

Falsies the Japanese Way

Nobody does false eyelashes quite like the Japanese. It wasn’t until I moved here that I really noticed girls wearing them. It’s like every other girl does! I once even saw a junior high school student applying individual lashes with tweezers while on the subway in Nagoya! Now those are some mad skills if you…

Japanniversary the 4th

Four years ago on this day, I arrived in Japan, the country I currently call home. I still remember the confusion and sheer terror I felt when arriving at Shinjuku station, seeing all of the bustling people, thinking, What am I doing here? and wanting to turn around and go straight home. But I stayed. It…

Maybelline X Hello Kitty Mascara

Maybelline’s The Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Waterproof mascara is just something that I thought I’d share with you, although I’m sure it also exists outside of Japan, though perhaps with less of a kawaii factor to it. I bought this quite some time ago actually, and they have changed the packaging since then, but this…