If you are traveling to Japan you may be wondering what are the things you should buy? Japan is well-known for its quirky inventions, cutting-edge technology, and amazing food.
Before I went on my whirlwind 10 day trip to Japan last December, I was very excited about getting my hands on some of Japan’s more unusual products . Alas, I didn’t come across a “sleeping dome indoors head tent” while in Japan, however, I did see plenty of amazing things and brought back some fantastic souvenirs.
Here are 10 things that I purchased in Japan and absolutely loved. Most were practical, some were not so practical….
Welcome to the first category of my KonMari declutter! According to Marie Kondo’s The Life-changing Magic of Tidying, clothing should be tackled before anything else. It is supposedly the easiest category. I say supposedly because maybe it is in comparison to the other categories (which I haven’t started yet). But in my experience it was tough! It was time-consuming and it was actually more confronting than I thought it would be. Here’s why!
If you’re looking for a great role model in this day and age, look no further than Leslie Knope. Who is Leslie Knope you ask? Well, she’s the hilariously dedicated, yet loving and inspiring lead character of the hit show Parks and Recreation. You’re missing out if you haven’t seen it. Leslie is the Deputy Director of the Parks Department in the wacky town of Pawnee Indiana and works tirelessly to make the lives of all Pawneeans just a little bit better – even if they don’t always appreciate the help.
So here are 10 reasons why we should all be a little more like Leslie Knope.
I’ve been going on somewhat of a journey these past few months. I guess I have been feeling a bit stressed and crowded – maybe just a touch of year-end-blues. I have been feeling like there is a lot of excess in my life. I’ve been thinking a lot about my impact on the environment (probably a reaction to watching The True Cost). I’ve also been thinking about how I want my house to be tidy and ‘peaceful’ but it always seems to be in a state of disarray, with a lot of clutter, both out in the open, but also inside wardrobes and cupboards.
This led me to start looking into Marie Kondo, whose name I had heard enough about on social media but I didn’t really know anything about her tidying method. A quick YouTube search had me watching several videos on the KonMari method of decluttering (see some of my favourites linked below). Soon enough I was online ordering both The Life-changing Magic of Tidying and the sequel Spark Joy. And getting super excited about starting my own journey.
You may have noticed that Netflix have recently added a bunch of Spanish-language TV shows, telenovelas and movies – yes, that includes Netflix Australia. This was a sight for sore eyes, because we have been suffering major telenovela withdrawals since En Otra Piel finished on SBS. So we watched the first episode of each of Netflix Australia’s telenovela offerings, so you don’t have to. And here, we help you to decide what to watch next!
Have you seen The Notebook too many times to count? Do you know all the words to every song in Dirty Dancing (including the one about wind)? Are you always on the lookout for new romantic movies? No probs. We’re here to help you, my friend. Diagnosis: Hopeless romantic. Treatment: One of our favourite foreign films – to be taken with food (preferably mint choc chip ice cream).
Cath Crowley is one of my favourite Australian YA authors. She can do no wrong in my eyes. And while I’m still not over the ending of the Gracie Faltrain series (thinking about it now still hurts *sob*), when her latest novel, Words in Deep Blue, was released I knew I had to read it. If you’ve never read any of Cath Crowley’s books or are considering reading Words in Deep Blue, here are 4 reasons why you should drop everything and start reading!