Travel: Osaka/Kyoto

So this trip happened months ago but I’ve been so busy moving (yes y’all, I moved to Tokyo!) that I didn’t get a chance to post yet. Here are some of the few pictures I got to take. Surprisingly most of the them were taken at Kyoto station where I was for a job interview. Despite all of the beautiful shrines and temples Kyoto has to offer, all I explored was the station haha. Anyway, enjoy the photos and I’ll be posting an apartment tour (I promise) as soon as I am moved in and settled into my new place! Cheers

-PW

Travel: Higashiyama Zoo

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!

-PW

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OOTD: I’m wearing pantsΒ 

Recently I had a day off from work to show my boyfriend around Nagoya. We went to the Nagoya city art museum where we took some cool pictures in this exhibit. Take a look at my outfit! Despite the pictures I AM indeed wearing pants 😜

-PW

Band T-shirt: WEGO

Boots:Dr. Martens 

Earrings: H&M

   
  
    
    
  

my lovely boyfriend, Adrian ❀️
 

Travel: Hong Kong

First I would like to preface this post by saying I am so proud of myself for travelling on my own for the first time ever! It was a learning experience and I learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of. The trip had some down points including locals taking pictures of me without my permission (I can deal with the stares but come on wtf…) and cab drivers refusing me service most likely because of the color of my skin. Despite these experiences, I met a few great people in my short time in Hong Kong and had some memorable moments while in Asia’s global city. Here are just a few pictures from my trip!

-PW

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Travel: Osu Shopping District

After a long week of training for my new job, I finally had a day off to do some more exploring. My day started with procuring an inkan, which is a stamp used in Japan for important documents and is needed to set up a bank account. After that I stayed in the mall and went through all the various shops and boutiques. I found an awesome FILA mesh shirt and bangle necklace which ill post about separately. I then went to the Osu shopping district which I heard good things about from my trainer and I can say I was very impressed at the variety of clothes and accessories they have! I was in heaven but had to remember my budget and not go crazy. Here are some pictures I took, enjoy!

   
    

SPINNS! My new favorite store πŸ’–
    
it was delicious πŸ˜‹
    
there’s a temple right at the front of the shopping district!
  
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Travel: First day in Japan

Hello WordPress World! This is my first official blog post since moving to Japan. I am so thankful that I had a safe flight and now that I’m settled into my dormitory (temporary housing for the next 8 days till I can move into my apartment), I want to share my first experiences in Nagoya, the city I will be living in for the next year! Here are some photos I took around the city including some inside the Nagoya City Science Museum. Enjoy!

-PW

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Nagoya City Science Museum

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SEGA Arcade

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My co-trainees and IΒ 

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MoMA

If you know me, then you know I have a keen interest in art, meaning the Meuseum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City was one of the places I had to visit. I was surprised to see how many famous pieces were on display and how many artists I recognized, including my favorite artist of all time, Frida Kahlo. Below are some pictures I took, though they don’t do the art justice. If you ever find yourself in NYC, I HIGHLY recommend paying MOMA a visit! (Friday’s from 4-8 entry is free 😁)

-PW

   

Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol
    
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
  
Frida ❀️
  
  
The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali
  
“bitch, wait your turn.”
    
    
awesome exhibit by artist Rachel Harrison. the exhbit is called Perth Amboy