Skip to main content

Are we there yet? (the end of cold weather I mean...)

I had a fun week with my son out of school for Easter holiday. On Monday, I went on a shopping spree at H&M (mostly for my business), on Wednesday, I organized a picnic at the park with some other mom friends. But Friday was the highlight when I took a trip to the Zoo with my best Japanese girlfriend and our kids. We drove down to Zoorasia, another zoo in Kanagawa area. Unlike Nogeyama which is free and small, Zoorasia is this big park full of interesting animals, lots of playgrounds for the kiddies and plenty of resting areas and restaurants. We spend the entire day there. It was so much fun to discover new animals like the Ocelot, the Clouded leopard, the Okapi and to learn about the life of Chimpanzees.
Anyway I wanted to be simple and comfy as I knew we would walk a lot so I wore this:

White scarf - Walmart
Jacket - Thrifted
Cardigan - Gap
Turtle neck tee - Sexy Miser
Jeans - Thrifted
Shoes - H&M
Bags - Seoul market and Daiso

At one of the Zoo's playground for kids

I wanted to wear this Jacket ever since I thrifted (stole) it last year at my son's school Xmas Bazaar. And since the weather has been so nice lately, I thought the trip to the zoo would be the perfect occasion to break it. Its color reminds me of Safari jackets. Anyway, the weather was nice until 30mns into the park when it became cloudy, cold and raining. I was freezing. And the funny thing is that as soon as we go inside to get cover, the sun comes out. I told my Japanese friend that one of us should be Ame Onna (Rain woman or man- a person who always brings rain where ever they go).

I also adore my H&M shoes. They are the brightest shoes I possess. They look like a neon coral (if that color exists). I was hesitating between wearing them because sometimes they get a bit tight (when I retain too much water), when my son told me that everyone would love my shoes at the Zoo. After hearing that, I had to take them....

Asian Elephant

The Okapi

The sweet chimpanzee Kenji

Forgot the name of this monkey but his fur had so many colours it looked like he was wearing a grey shirt with brown pants

Kangaroos sleeping

I had so much fun at Zoorasia. As a fashion designer wannabe ( a huge stress on the wannabe), I was so inspired by the animals fur and prints. I wanted to get a book and start sketching right away. But as human being, I am a tad puzzled by the idea of the zoo. Some animals we saw were visibly stressed at being caged in confined space and watched, laughed at humans. I could not help but wonder how we humans would feel if we were under the same treatment. Is this animal abuse?
Well, this blog is not really about environment and animal rights, it is about fashion and my style (or lack there of) after all so I am not going to pain you any longer with that debate. Just know that the Zoo was great, my kids had fun and I plan on going there in the future. And if you are around Kanagawa on April 24th, the zoo entrance will be free, so check it out!


Popular posts from this blog

A la Camerounaise

Remember when I said that I was never going to change my style, because I like what I like (which is to be comfortable)?

Well I lied! My style is slowly changing. As my love life is in shambles at the moment ( I will get to that in a future post, I promise), I feel the need to go for a drastic change. I have contemplated the idea of cutting my hair (been there, done that!), dying it blond/ red or just forget this Hijabi thing all together. But as always, it is in the clothing department that I get to transform myself.

Truth be told, I am sure that even when things were perfectly normal at home, I would still go with a style change. The reason being that I am influenced at work. Women at my job are very simple and casual but they can turn the heat up from time to time. My favorite day is Friday when almost every one get to dress up in Traditional Attire. As someone who does not have many traditional attires, I am amazed at all the designs and styles out there. My eyes are feasting and …

When after work turns into a Fashion shoot

I went to my first "After work" the other day. For those who do not know what that is, "After work" is when colleagues get together for drinks or diner after work. Oups! I forgot to tell you! I started working for an international aid agency recently. I finally found myself a job that I also happen to like. Praise the Lord! I have been working for the last few months. It is challenging but I get to learn so many new things. And the best part are the people I get to work with particulalry the ladies. I enjoy them, every single one of them for they all have interesting personalities. They are also hilarious. I spend my days laughing. And I could not be more grateful to God for that!
Since two of my co workers were leaving (sad part of my job: people do not tend to work there for a long time), we decided to surprise them with an "After work"/ farewell party. We went to Marina Bay, which is a seaside hotel with a fabulous pool located in a hip area called …

Ramadan Lethargy

Hello dears.

How are you?

And for those fasting, how is your Ramadan so far?

We are in the last week of Ramadan and I am feeling great. I cannot complain.
However I could not help but notice a certain lethargy that has engulfed the town and the people living in it. since the beginning of Ramadan. For starters people go to work later than usual because they are still trying to catch some sleep between the time they eat and pray in the morning and the time they go to work. It is harder particularly for women who wake up early to cook something for their families. Even when you get organized and cook something the night before going to bed, you still have to get up earlier to heat it up. And most women I know are not content on cooking something simple, like ordinary breakfast. They want to make elaborate meals that would please their families. They feel the pressure more than anybody else, and they sleep also less.
This lack of sleep can have some serious consequences on the body and the m…