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Korea Krazy

Have you watch Japanese TV recently? Everywhere channel to zap to, there is some Korean boys or girls band singing or some Korean drama being aired. Some channels even have so much program around Korean stars that one may wonder if they are watching Korean TV?
Japan is going through what they call the "second wave of Korean Boom". Translation, the Koreans are invading Japan with their music, fashion and culture. The first wave started with the famous Korean drama "Fuyu no Sonata" in 2003, and from that moment Japanese have been obsessed with Korea. Korean actors became famous and adored all over the place. And the Korean economy took a boost with many Japanese visiting Korea and shopping like crazy.
Now since 2010, the second wave has started but it is more about singers. Bands like Kara, Girls Generation, Tohoushinkei 2PM (to name a few) perform regularly in Japan in front of millions of fans. And up and coming K-pop singers are making their mark in small Korean …

DiM: Furoshiki bag

Have you ever heard of a Furoshiki bag?

A Furoshiki bag is a piece of cloth that Japanese people use to wrap things in like lunch bags (bento), bottles, mainly anything that you want to transport from one place to another. I like furoshiki bags because we do have the same tradition at home. Whenever you need to transport big bowls of food around, we wrap them in cloth.
Anyway, a while back during Afrika Festa I saw a Japanese lady wearing a Furoshiki bag. I told her that her bag was fancy and she responded that she just wrapped a scarf around two bag handles and that was it. I thought about doing the same thing for months after that. My obsession took a peek when at my son's school mothers monthly meeting some Japanese ladies offered to teach us how to do various Furoshiki styles. I did not have time to stay for the entire lesson but I snagged a paper with all the furoshiki styles and how to reproduce them. Here is an image similar to the one I snagged.

From the Japanese Ministry …

It is raining, it is chilly, and I found this in my closet

Remember when I cured my obsession of jumpsuits by by buying three in a row. Well I ended up giving  one away, and wearing the two others only twice.
Today I am wearing the one I like the most.

Scarf - gifted
Jumpsuit - Shimamura
Shoes - Bonita
Hoop earrings - H&M
Beaded bracelet - can't remember
Ring - can't remember

My new fave pose

Had this scarf since 1999, the last thing I received before boarding the plane to Japan (except hugs and kisses)

Do you have things in your closet that...

you love but can't remember where you got them? It is the case with the last two accessories
And I was happy to discover that even though I gained weight, it still fitted me. (That is why I always buy clothes a size bigger. I know I am prone to gain weight. Besides, I do not like tight clothes). Another thing I discover about the jumpsuit is that its color is grey or non-color like they say in Japan. When I bought it I thought it was dark green. I guess it was due to the lighting of the st…

Heat+Fast= breezy outfit

Heat, hot, thirst. 31 degrees inside the house. Don't even ask me about how hot is it outside!

I went to Yokohama to run some errands and by the time I got home I was sweating like a pig (why do they say that, I never seen pigs sweat.Then again, I have never been close enough to a pig to check).
Thank GOD I wore something breezy.

Here is what I whore:

My son snapped this pic while I was giving him instructions
Scarf - Jerusalem Halal Meats
Oversized tee or top - H&M
Red orange pants - H&M
Sandals - Dollhouse via Ross
Bag - Some random shop in Seoul

I also liked what I wore yesterday, although I did not take pics. I went to Sakuragicho to meet with my friend Chrissy from Taiwan. She came to Japan with her parents and decide to rekindle with her friends from college. We were tight back then bonding over Sex and the City and clothes and boys. On that day we went shopping at Collete Mare and had fun checking stuff out. Then we went to the park next to my house to watch Fireworks…

Ramadan Mubarak!

The holy month of Ramadan started a few days ago. That means that Muslims all over the world will be fasting, praying and trying to get closer to GOD. Ramadan is a joyous month but it is also a tiring month because we have to wake up early to eat breakfast, cook at odd hours, trying to be patient without lots of energy. But it is all for a good cause so I will not be complaining.
I went to the Mosque today. I do not go often due to several reasons, mainly excuses. I am happy to report that I will go often during this month of Ramadan and I am grateful for that.

This is what I wore:

White scarf - Walmart
Dress - tailor made at home
black pants - Ross
Striped shoes - Zara

After looking everywhere for something suitable for the Mosque I found this dress inside my suitcase.  The last time I wore it I was pregnant with my second boy. I was back home, 7 months pregnant with all my clothes being too tight. I needed some new clothes. Too lazy to go shopping-besides I am not sure they have sh…