Friday, 16 February 2018

Tokyo 2018: Let's blog again!

Welcome back everyone! After a long break I decided it was time to catch up with my own blog again. I will also keep writing for KERA, but for the more casual travel (and fashion) posts you'll need to come and look over here.

So as many of you already know, I recently moved to Tokyo, Japan! It's just for half a year (I think the best description is a kind of working holiday), but it's the first time I will be living on my own for such a long time. I am super excited to meet all the new people and experience the Tokyo life to the fullest and can't wait to share everything with you all!

❥ How am I going to use my blog during my stay on Japan?

The answer is quite simple: I don't know yet! :') I decided to just wait and see. If I have time and I feel like blogging, I will do it. If not, than I just don't.

Right now it has only been about two weeks that I've been here and you can see this as a sort of intro to my travel blogging.

❥ So what am I doing in Tokyo this time?

Basically I am volunteering in the share house again (the same one I've stayed at before) and working two part time jobs. Both the part time jobs I got in The Netherlands and I can do them online, at my own pace really, so that's perfect for here!
Besides working I'm hoping to study quite some Japanese as well. I will do it on my own (and sometimes with some friends from the share house), but I'm lucky to always have some Japanese people around that help me with the difficult things if I need it! ^^

Of course I will also try to go to as many (fashion) events here as possible, now I'm here for longer I need to make sure to get as much out of this experience as possible! Cannot wait to meet some more of the international lolitas (and other fashionistas) here in Tokyo ♡.

❥ Okay, let's blog!

Enough with these basics, let's just begin with the real thing now. I'd like to show you some of the highlights from the first two weeks.

Shopping in Harajuku!

Finally, I got to go to Harajuku again! ♡ On one of my first days in the share house I met Sarah (@sarahthebayo), a lovely french fashion lover who was staying in the same building as me. Sadly she's gone back to Paris now, but I'm glad we at least got to go shopping together! ^^

My outfit for the day was sort-of-larme, I guess? 
I 'd love to become better at larme kei in the future!

We mainly visited LaForet that day, and we saw soooo many things we wanted to buy ♥.♥

These I sadly did not purchase, but omg look at these gorgeous pieces. 
I feel like these two accessories describe the shopping mall's style quite well!

Since it was one of my first days, I didn't really want to spend a lot, but of course I didn't leave this place empty-handed :').

I saw the exact AP coat that I'd fallen in love with online and it was 50% off!!! First time I bought something new from AP and it was, naturally, still quite a lot of money. But 100% worth it hehehe ;)

So yeah, the 'not-spending-a-lot' thing didn't really work out, but you know what: treat yourself (right!?)
(The Grimoire bag is from another day by the way, don't worry!)

Meeting a friend of a friend (and a friend of the latter) in Shibuya.

After Harajuku with Sarah I took it easy for a few days, I wanted to take some time to settle in my room and relax with all my old (and new) friends from the share house. The next blog-worthy thing I did was probably meeting up with Anshin Doyle (@anshindoyle) and her friend Sarah (@sarah_nyappy) in Shibuya.

First we went to the Sakura cafe and after we stopped by at the Valentine photo corner in Shibuya 109.

Look at the cuteness...♥

I had so much fun with these girls! ❀❀

I wore my favourite fluffy earrings and white tulle skirt. Just casual cute ^^ 
Anshin and Sarah both looked so adorable!

The decor was amazing as well ♥.♥

Valentines' night out in Ginza and Roppongi

For Valentines Day me and my friend Munya went out for a fancy Indian dinner in Ginza ^^ (we both didn't succeed in finding a proper Japanese date ahaha)

Ginza is one of the more 'high-end' districts in Tokyo, all the grand buildings look pretty impressive at night.

From Ginza we walked all the way to Roppongi to see the winter iluminations, it was quite stunning (especially in real life)!

Roppongi Hills' special winter iluminations: a street full of blue and white sparkles!

Fun story time: in the end of the night we missed the last subway home, so we had to walk back from Daiman station to Asakusa at night, which took us more than 2 hours :') (it was fun though).

Okay, that's it for now! As you may have guessed from reading this blog post, I am really enjoying my stay here so far ♥ . Let's hope I can keep up with the blogging, because I'm sure there's many more great experiences to come!

✦ Thank you for reading ✦

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