This past weekend I went to Okuma Beach Fest 2013. Okuma Festival is a music festival up in the country side of Okinawa. There were a few artists I enjoyed seeing like Okinawa's D-51 & Hawaii's Konishiki. Mostly I was there for the camping & drinking with my good friends. It was nice to get together by the campfire & get silly. My friend Heather & I went up Thursday night to have some girl time. We got drunk in the cabin playing UNO & went for a midnight swim in the cold ocean water! The next day we did some paddle boarding, which was harder then I thought it would be! Def ate it a bunch of times. We floated so far from shore that we ended up getting rescued by a really nice jetski dude. My first jetski ride ever! All in all a good weekend! Can't wait to go back to Okuma in a few weeks when my girl Yvonne is visiting from the states! :-)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
My mother & I started working on our yard now that it's Spring & the weather is nice. We've been making regular trips to Make-Man which is kind of like a Home Depot type store with flowers, gardening & hope improvement equipment. We bought purple petunias to hang in front of our front door! ^.^ One of my favorite things to do while at Make-Man is to go to the pet area & look at all the cute puppies. I wish I could buy them all!
Outfit: Abercrombie & Fitch Hoodie, O'neill dress, Roxy loafers, Louis Vuitton Damier Azur bag.
I feel like this look doesn't look as cute with my new hair style & perhaps I'm outgrowing it since I'm getting older. But whatever I needed a casual outfit to run my errands in :-)
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A few nights ago I DDed since my Mom (not pictured) wanted to go to a party at an izakaya called Hinoe. I had never been there but had passed it many times so it was cool to try a new place. Since I wasn't drinking, all I really had to do was eat & watch all of the drunk people talk/fight with one another haha! Okinawans tend to order
5 thousand things at once so there was a tonnnnnn of food. Here are some pictures of my favorites dishes that we consumed: butterfish, mixed kebabs, pizza, & cheesecake. Considering I was sober with a bunch of super drunkies it was a fun night & I also made a new Japanese friend Ayaka. She is so cute & sweet & the same age as me. :-) It was actually a party for her & I'm really glad I met her!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Recently my kawaii penpal Ania from Poland sent me a package full of sweets, postcards, a letter, & a super cute giraffe cell phone strap! I was super excited when I found this package in my mail box because Ania has a love for cute things just as I do. I really hope that some where some how we meet one day!The sweets were so yummy, I especially loved the Goralki wafer.... it was soooooooo good that I ate it in like two seconds. Also I love the postcards she sends me from around the globe. I especially love the Valentine card in Polish! One day I plan to frame it & put them on my wall. :-) Thank you so much Ania!!!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
So a few weekends ago I went to see the Studio Ghibli sketch art showing at the Naha museum. I couldn't take pictures of the sketches but basically they were all just original practice sketches for the movies & it was a great chance to see some of the thought process of how they put the animes together. Afterwards they had a huge wall full of "makurokurosuke" as seen in Totoro & Sentochihiro which were all drawn by guests who came to see the showing. My mother & I made our own (CheChe & Mommy) & put it next too a cute drawing of Haku, who is one of my all time favorite Ghlibi characters! I have such a crush on him! Also all around the museum they had Ghibli wall decals which I wish I could have for my house. :-P They even had a illusion floor where you could take a picture on top of Totoro sleeping in his cave as well as a wall with Ponyo. It was a nice mother daughter bonding experience since we both love Ghibli as we both grew up with their films.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
My hair was starting to look like "Hagrid's baby daughter" as my friends would put it. It was getting crazy & hard to manage so I went to my friend's hair salon called Loyd. I got it straightened with some bangs. Loving it! I''m also thinking of getting some purple &/or pink gradations at the bottom since I've never had colors in my hair! I'm currently trying to reinvent myself again so it's very exciting. It's interesting how your hair can make you feel so different & inspired to start a new chapter in life!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Here are the rest of the pictures from the museum displaying Marie Antoinette's dresses & head piece taken straight from her closet! All I can say is what a fashionista! It's really mind blowing to imagine a woman back in the 1770's designing such aesthetically appealing outfits. She really was an artist & continues to be a true fashion icon. She even inspired a Japanese manga called The Rose of Versailles which I hope to read in the future. One of the original manga drawings of the anime version of Marie was displayed at the end of the fashion display. My mother told me that when she was younger the series was a huge hit & thought it was really annoying because her sister had been obsessed with it & wouldn't stop quoting the characters. This cracks me up & I am even more intrigued knowing it played a part in my mother's pop culture!
Monday, April 1, 2013
Today I went to the museum in Naha, Okinawa. They often have art showings or artist displays from all over the world. For the past few months they have been displaying Marie Antoinette's personal art gallery of pieces that were gifted to her & pieces she paid her artist to create. Unfortunately picture taking of her collection was not allowed. There were all kinds of drawings of her life at Versailles, King Louis, her children, her family, etc. There were jewelry pieces, buttons, fabrics, coins, & other dauphine related items. Luckily I was allowed to take pictures of her outfits! Her ball gown was my absolute favorite of all of the dresses (which I will display next post as I am tired from being out all day!). It's so elaborate & screams gorgeous. Also look at how tiny her waist was!!! I envy!!