Tomboy Chic

You don’t need a lot to pull off the tomboy chic style. It’s basically just getting the right mix of beautifully lousy clothes that would make people think you’re too cool to care about what you’re wearing. But in reality, you do care. If you’ve got a closet full of basics, then maybe you should […]


Travel Diary: Osaka, The Nation’s Kitchen

What better way to end my Japan travel series than with a post filled with the yummiest food we ate while in Osaka? Osaka is after all the “nation’s kitchen”–home of endless gastronomic choices of only the best beef and seafood. I must warn you though, you’ll surely be craving for some Japanese food by […]


Milking It

I don’t know why but this outfit reminds me of a milkman… or a bread boy. Nevertheless, I still like it. This was actually a last minute outfit I put together hastily. I’ve run out of things to wear on our last full day in Osaka so I reused my top and matched it with […]


Travel Diary: Osaka Castle

Finally back in Osaka after touring around Kyoto and Nara. We really intended to make this city our last stop so that we can enjoy a free and easy schedule. Compared to Kyoto, Osaka doesn’t have a lot of tourist spots–the most famous one is probably already Osaka Castle which is what you see below. […]


Travel Diary: Kinkakuji and Maruyama-Koen Park

I’m sure a lot of you know how much I love the color gold, so imagine my happiness when I saw an entire structure covered in gold! Presenting, Kyoto’s Kinkakuji–a Zen Buddhist temple covered in brilliant gold leaf. Originally, Kinkakuji was built in 1397 as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. It was only […]


Travel Diary: Arashiyama

At the western outskirts of Kyoto lies another touristy district called Arashiyama. It takes about 30 minutes to get here by train but it’s totally worth the long transit (when I say long, I mean by Japanese standards) especially during cherry blossom and fall seasons. A short walk to Arashiyama’s central landmark–the Togetsukyo Bridge, will […]


Modern Day Needs

Don’t you just hate it when you reach into your bag and it takes you forever to find your phone until you eventually mess up the contents of your bag? Cables get all tangled up and things start unraveling. I, for one, definitely know this story all too well. And I’m sure I’m not the […]


Travel Diary: Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha or Shrine is the most important shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Several locals visit Fushimi Inari to pray for prosperity for their businesses. Tourist, however, visit this shrine for its visual appeal. Personally, I think it’s one of Kyoto’s most beautiful sights. It’s hard not to be when […]


Travel Diary: Shopping and Dining In Kyoto

To make up for my absence, here are 44 photos of Kyoto’s shopping and dining hot spots. You’re welcome! First on the list are Ninen-zaka and San’nen-zaka, two of the most beautiful (and crowded) streets in Kyoto. They’re gently sloping and narrow lanes near Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nene-no-Michi Lane, lined with traditional looking shops and […]


Set Me Up

Let’s take another break from my Japan travel diaries for a quick OOTD update. It was love at second sight when I saw this striped set from Mango. Yes, “second” because I saw the star print version of this set first and fell completely in love with it. Sadly, the store didn’t have the star […]