Sorry, this one is a little bit late my lovelies, I was travelling! This one is going to be an exciting one and I’ve been itching to write it.
MONDAY, MAY 22nd – SUNDAY, MAY 29th
*I’ve been loving Harry Potter. It’s been too long since I read the books and decided to delve back into the world of Witchcraft and Wizardry and get that Gryffindor Pride soaring. I’m ashamed to say I forgot just how amazing an author JK Rowling is. I just adore her way of telling a story and how she paints the world so vividly, while still letting insert our own little details to make it home.
*Work was rough. I felt the need to put some bad things in here too, just to create a more full and realistic image of what life is actually like. I think a habit that bloggers and vloggers alike sometimes adapt, is the editing out of realness. We paint this image of a perfect life, which can be very damaging for so many reasons. Which is why I’m here telling you that the week was a bit of a shitty one. Getting through a week at work was harder than usual and my mental health suffered for it.
*Body Issues. If it doesn’t rain, it pours. This week found me struggling a lot with my body image. Despite cutting down on sugary foods and eating healthier, I somehow managed to put on weight? This really caused me a lot of mental stress, but my best friend Claire really came through and got me through a couple of really rough days. I love you, Claire!
*We went to Tokyo! On Saturday morning, Claire and I set off on a girls week travelling Japan, starting in Tokyo. We met our friend Sarah at the airport and started an amazing trip! Tokyo will never bore me, and I could spend forever walking down its backstreets and searching for the sweetest little cafes. Claire and I even stumbled upon a festival after I got my tattoo on Sunday, which was really fun! We stuffed out faces with delicious stall food and had zero regrets.
*I got my first ever Tattoo! Guys, I’m in love. After years and years of talking myself out of it, I finally did it. My tattoo was done by the amazing Betti who runs Tattoo Larouche in Shinjuku, Tokyo. I couldn’t be happier with the results and I had the most wonderful experience. We chatted and played with her dog while she designed my tattoo. As for the significance of the Tattoo, well… keep an eye out in an upcoming blog.
*Catching up with friends. I also had the chance to meet up with many friends, one of which I had not seen since we were in university, so it was really a special day. It was so good catching up and finding out what friends have been up to in our time apart.
*We went to an Alphonse Mucha Exhibition. For those of you who want to go to an art exhibition in Tokyo, I suggest getting there early; really early. We ended up waiting seventy minutes to get into the exhibition, my oh wow was it worth it. With paintings running miles high and beautiful faces staring out from each one with haunting eyes, I was enthralled. I could have stayed there all day staring at those paintings had it not been for the oppressive amount of people packed into the few connecting rooms.
*Tokyo representing the Vegetarians and Vegans! While it is hard to find vegetarian and vegan food in Japan, I managed to eat at some delicious places while in Tokyo, including a Vegan ramen shop that housed fake meat and a falafel bar that just made my day. A huge shout out to my friends for introducing me to such life-saving places.
All in all, it was a rollercoaster week filled with both lows and highs. I really needed this trip and it couldn’t have come at a better time. But this isn’t the end! More about the rest of the trip to come in my next weekly instalment of Life’s A Cup Of Tea. Until next time, stay safe!