Eyeliner à la Japonaise

After tackling false eyelashes, I’m taking on eyeliner. Japanese women have high standards for makeup products. They don’t mind spending money on looking beautiful, as long as they’re getting great quality for it – no different than any other women, perhaps. I had never really dabbled with liquid eyeliner before coming to Japan. The first…

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…

Meet Danbo

This little guy is a cardboard robot who originally appeared in the Japanese manga Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma. I’ve never read it, but I discovered him via a Facebook friend’s photos. It was quite simply love at first sight for me. Isn’t he just adorable?! I think he’s super cute… too cute for his own good even.…