Sunday, June 7

WAITING // JAPAN (update!)

Long time no see! How are you all?!
So what exactly happened to May? Well, every day for me was a constant battle between study, procrastination and exams. But thank god that's all over now and I am now finished my undergraduate degree FOREVER! I can't describe how weird it feels...especially on my last day walking around college with thoughts about 'last times'. A part of me is still in denial.
Also, for those of you who don't know, I'm moving to Japan next month!! I'll be there for a year and seriously cannot wait - the whole waiting process is killing me. I've been stalking my own email obsessively (can you do that?) to hear more info from my employer but for now I do know that I'll be somewhere in Mie Prefecture! A quick google search will show that it's more of a suburban/rural part of Japan  - the north is quite urban while the south is very rural. SO I hope I'm either north or somewhere in the middle.

I do plan on continuing blogging although there will likely be more lifestyle/personal posts to document travels or just interesting things that happen! (possibly some videos?)
If there are any Japanese viewers/bloggers reading this, 会いましょう!






(old river island bomber, forever 21 pants, zara top)

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Naz

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Sunday, April 19

rings of saturn

I was mentally cursing myself when I was editing these photos; I don't know why, while wearing a t-shirt make-shift dress, that I would take these photos from that angle. I promise you that in real life it's not as short as it looks!
I can't think of any news (...the weather has been nice?) but knowing me there's probably nothing much but the occasional rant and instances of my lazy disposition but anyway, I hope you've all been enjoying a more exciting week!

Oh and as for the title, the book I'm currently reading (a.k.a speed reading and cutting to the vip parts) is Rings of Saturn by W.B. Sebald. If you're reading a book or have any recommendations, let me know!

(tbh don't know what I was doing with the next photo)




(zara top, h&m cardigan)

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Naz

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Monday, April 13

I'M GOING TO JAPAN!

Yes, I repeat: I'M GOING TO JAPAN. A few posts back I mentioned that I applied for the JET Programme where you go to Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher for English. The process is really length and luckily I got an interview and waited for the results for about 2 months. Then on April 1st, I saw a brown envelope in the postbox and thought, "This is it. I bet this is it." and my thoughts were confirmed when I saw the official embassy stamp. It did cross my mind that it was april fool's day but for extra measure, the letter was dated 31st of March! It's so weird, I mean I kind of believe it but then there are moments where I think, "Oh my god I really am going!!" I won't be leaving until the end of July so for now, studying and exams are the focus. I was all over twitter about the news and I wanted to write about it here, well, 2 weeks ago but I didn't want to tack it on as an extra with an outfit post. As well as writing here, I'll be tweeting more frequently about what's going on in the next few months so follow me here if you wanna know more :)

So anyway, these photos are from the 'Experience Japan' festival that I went to yesterday. It was absolutely freezing but still good fun; there were dance performances, karate demonstrations, kimono & yukata dressing, calligraphy and lots of other things!  I also lined up for 25 minutes to get yakisoba but it was so worth it.










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Wednesday, April 1

endgame

Thought I'd switch it up from the usual outfit posts and show my random experiments with the camera and playing around with editing! That doesn't mean I actually have any idea what I'm doing though. Also, I got such a kick out of bunnies on the second photo...I feel like they're a direct antithesis to my actual facial expressions. 
I took these photos a little while after getting out of bed and they've made me realize that my eyes are so puffy in the morning 0-0

p.s. I finally finished and submitted an essay on Beckett's play 'Endgame', hence the title (yay for informed post titles!)



Naz
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Monday, March 16

MAUS

I don't have a lot of time on my hands right now - I'm still in the middle of writing a law essay actually - but I wanted to post asap. The book this week - MAUS by Art Spiegelman. Well, actually, it's a graphic novel aka. comic book. Spiegelman retells his father's stories of life during World War II and his life in the Auschwitz camps. That's a very short description that really doesn't do it justice but you really have to give it a read! The comic style makes it very easy to engage with and it's just not like other books written about the Holocaust. Can't exactly get into too much depth here because I might bore you with a post-modern analysis but I recommend this to everyone. Really. It's so moving and interesting; and you can finish it within a day.

Sidenote: I'm wearing heels in these photos...wuuuut. Let me know what you think!





(hollister jeans, zara jumper & heels, daniel wellington watch)

Naz
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