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Off again!!!

We are off again, relocating to another country, to another undiscovered place. I am not going to tell you where yet. It is way too soon. And those of you who already know, please keep the secret to yourself.
Anyway, while my lips are sealed about our new location, I can still let you know what I wore when I was getting there.

We had a long trip ahead of us with many transits, so I wanted to be comfier than usual. Here is what I wore:

White studded beret - Cial
Denim dress shirt - Aeon
Blacks pants - H&M
Printed pink scarf - 390 Mart
Bag - Random import shop in Ishikawacho
Shoes - Shimamura

At Haneda airport

Sorry for the unfocused pics 
The new bag with studs purchased days before the trip

Cookie box as an sewing case

I am a messy person. I can never seem to clean up my things reason why there is always clutter somewhere around the house. Once in a while, I decide to do something about that clutter and that is what happen with my sewing things. Believe it or not, I have a plastic bag full of sewing things like threads, needle, beads, buttons and so forth. It is always a pain to look through it because it is a big plastic bag. The plastic bag also has a whole, reason why I keep loosing beads.

The plastic bag in question
As a solution, I though about buying a case designed for just that. However I changed my mind when I saw this beautiful cookie box that a friend gave me recently. The box is big enough with two plastic trays with different parts to hold the cookies. Anyway, after they were over (it took a minute for them to be eaten by the entire family), I wash the box and the trays, dried them and started to arrange my sewing things in them. And voila, now I have less clutter and it is a pleasure t…

Taking over Starbucks!

Have you ever been at the Starbucks down at Motomachi? If you have, then you know that this particular Starbucks is the hangout  for many foreigners. As there are two to three International schools in the vicinity, mothers like to go to that Starbucks after dropping off their kids at school. It is not only a place to enjoy a cup of coffee; it is perfect for a quick chat among friends, to wait for the stores to open in Motomachi or plan for future events. I am no exception as I have enjoyed my fair share of Starbucks hot chocolate with one or many friends. My first year back in Japan, I used to go there very often with a friend. Then gradually I went less and less. It was becoming too expensive to hang at Starbucks every week . Furthermore, I had other things to do as I got more involved in the school PTA.
Starbucks is a good hangout place as the staff  is friendly, sometimes English speaking and nice. It is true that the super loud, obnoxious foreigners can disturb but we never had a…