10.12.14

A MAGICAL BIRTHDAY

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I was told to wake up at 6:30 and rode three trains for 1 hour and 30 mins on the last train my eyes and ears were covered. I had no clue about what was planned for my birthday but I just let this one important person in my life at the moment be in charge because he asked me if he could. Arriving and being wished "happy birthday princess where your dreams will come true" i cried (haha). Disney has always been my childhood, and it was a touching present.
He then set on planning all the rides and keeping a time schedule so we were able to ride all main attractions and more. Going back home I thought how amazing the day was and then I got surprised with a big ice cream birthday cake.. And two of my favourite Disney characters. Bambi isn't a disney character people think of straight away, but it's my favourite and I have a plushie of it.
It felt like the perfect dream, and now I just woke up and the characters are by my side reminding me, it was real! I was a princess for a day :)
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4.12.14

NOVEMBER HAS GONE

WOAH, woah, woah. hold on. We've already entered December? This year has honestly been flying, I'm still trying to grasp the fact that I've been in Tokyo for the past six months, half a year already. So here's what's been going on, the TV in my house broke, and last month my wi-fi had reached its unlimited limitedness (still trying to understand that), so basically I was without touch with the world.

Exciting things happened though, I was featured in CUTie magazine for the brand I was the face of.

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I then had my very first magazine cover for Cebu Pacific Airlines, it's a in-flight magazine - random, but it was so much fun. My hashtag #somewhereintokyo just got very real!

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I then went to Seoul, South Korea for the very first time, I couldn't take many photos as it was SO cold. I have forgotten what it's like to freeze. But below you can see the video diary I made whilst I was there.



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Afterwards I came back home and had caught a terrible cold whilst in Seoul, but it was great to be back in Tokyo.

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I then discovered a lovely new cafe called 'niko coffee..' and it's become my favourite hang out spot because it's got amazing coffee, awesome interior design, magazine and books you can read, but most important WI-FI. Yes, I love cafe's with wifi. If you get cold, you can use their little fleece blankets.

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so that's it for now, make sure you follow my youtube and instagram for daily, weekly updates. My internet is back, and I have many things I want to share with y'all.

xoxo,
somewhere in tokyo.

11.11.14

OCTOBER WENT A BIT LIKE THIS

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modelling for a lookbook in the middle of nowhere

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reuniting with mona after two months away from tokyo

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trying candy at a cute store in harajuku

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exploring kamakura

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meeting friends after a busy schedule for weeks

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spontaneous shot of myself commuting to places

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checking out new stock from american apparel and doing selfies

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getting my hair treated before heading to alexander wang x hm event

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GILT in Japan - looking at all the vintage designer items. this being my favourite.

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modelling for a brand nearby mount fuji

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exploring yokohama with julia

taken from my personal diary. 
"Finished editing the 'japan diaries' video log, and looking back on the two weeks I'm so glad I'm documenting my life in photos and now in videos everyday. It's a reminder to myself that not giving up on me was the best decision I ever made; a reminder that believing in my own capability of being able to view things, life and the surroundings around me in another perspective is best way to live. With making big life decisions comes big responsibilities: the stress, the tears, the anxiety and misunderstandings with language barrier can leave you feeling lost. At times even questioning yourself if it was the right thing to do. In the end you look back on memories and things you hadn't noticed before you start to notice, and you realise it's worth it. You meet people, you break up, you make up, you fall in love over and over again, but I've concluded that, this alone is life, and you're always going to fall, but only you can pick yourself up again and when you do make sure you stand tall. Each individual you come across has had their meaning, each decision you made has had its reason, each door that has closed upon you only means that there's something elsewhere waiting for you. Behind the cameras or what I choose to upload, it may seem like a glam lifestyle, but only family and close friends knew how much it took to achieve not just my career or lifestyle, but myself as a person."

21.10.14

TOKYO NIGHT WALK

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Photos by Hyougo Mitsuoka

I walked around the roads near my town one night. My headphones had broken so I had no choice but to listen to my surroundings. It was reaching almost midnight but the main roads were still buzzing with moving vehicles and people making their way home. It was at the point that all my senses worked all together at once. The air had a different smell to it, the leaves are starting to change into bright reds and orange and with that comes the smell of autumn. It's no longer humid at night, now the skies become cloudier in the day and misty during the night. the temperature has dropped a lot and I find myself bringing out the jumpers and sweaters. Cold weather brings perfect food for the cold days: nabe, shabu shabu, oden, amongst other things I have yet to discover.   

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18.10.14

VOI VOI'S MAMA PANCAKES

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Yes, I said pancakes. And boy do I regret having discovered this place because I know I'm going to go here often. I searched this place online, and it was the cutest. It has a homely atmosphere as if I was stepping into my own house waiting for my mother to make me some pancakes. I ordered the omelette pancakes which comes with about three large sized fluffy pancakes, omelette, ham and salad. When me and my friend asked for the bill it came with a cute little pancake peg!

(Also, I want to forgive for my inactiveness on the blog. It takes time to blog, write, and I haven't had the chance to sit down and be able to do that. Thankfully, I've been working alot!)
I'm also bringing back the video logs, will keep it weekly every Sunday for as long as I can! (scroll down to watch it)

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2.10.14

HAPPY LIFE

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did you wake up today feeling happy ?
after a casting, i walked around yurakucho and i discovered this 'tokyo arts...something?'
i really don't know what it was, nobody was there, nothing was explaining. i checked out the books on the desk and even was going to make myself a little cup of coffee from the welcome desk but opted not to because, i had no clue where i was and no soul was around inside.

sorry for being hiatus on the blog lately, i miss writing, and i miss taking photos for the blog but time has become too precious. i haven't disappeared though don't you worry. i still try to update my instagram every day at least, so if don't already do, please follow and check it out!