Today, I had the opportunity to visit one of the most unique museums I’ve ever seen, with one of my awesome students! This outdoor museum has traditional homes from all over the world, from countries like Burkina Faso, Italy, Peru and Indonesia. There were a lot of great gift shops, where I was able to enjoy a bit of Christmas shopping, while also picking up some souvenirs for myself. I really enjoyed the Peru landlord structure the most and the murals and furniture were absolutely a dream. Here are some photos I took, enjoy!
Hey guys, I’m back with a new OOTD, that includes a traditional Japanese garment I hacked into a skirt. The Haramaki is used by the Japanese for warmth in the abdomen area. Me being me, I turned it into a pencil skirt and paired it with a cK sports bra and my cK vintage jean jacket. I also added a new patch to my jacket! As I was scouring the fabric store for black fabric to make my Halloween cape, I came across this biting lip patch that I immediately knew was destined for my jacket. Here are some pics below of how the jacket turned out and the rest of my outfit. Enjoy!
Last weekend, i visited the Higashiyama Zoo, which is about 30 minutes away from my house. The animals were captivating and I enjoyed getting to see them, but the experience was also very uncomfortable because everyone there was staring at me. I began to feel like an animal myself, and the last straw was someone taking a picture OF ME. I was so stunned I didn’t know what to do and how to react, but I was so angry afterward, I left. I know living abroad can be a dream for many but being a woman of color, especially a black woman, I feel so out of place and isolated sometimes. I’m taking living in Japan as a learning experience that I know will make me stronger for my future wherever I end up. Anyway, here are some pics of the lovely animals!
So sorry I haven’t posted in a while, there’s been a lot going on with work and other things and quite frankly, I’ve been lazy lol. But here’s a quick OOTD post in case you were wondering if I disappeared off the face of the Earth. I’ll be visiting the Higashiyama zoo this Sunday and will be more diligent about posting pictures in a timely fashion!
Last month I visited my friend Aileen at Utsumi Bech, which is just a ten minute walk from her house. It was an interesting experience to say the least, with Japanese beach-goers laughing at me every time I walked by them (a couple Japanese friends I went with apologized for their behavior and said they laughed because they thought I was “cool”) and one of Aileen’s guests punching a man in the face for being disrespectful towards us. Even with all this craziness, I still had good time and enjoyed the water and scenery. Here are some pictures I took!