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Showing posts with label japan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label japan. Show all posts

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tokyo Souvenirs

Neither me or J are big "souvenir" people. Like, I wouldn't say we are minimalists, but probably 90% of the things we own are things we use often. So we really didn't get a ton of "Japanese" looking souvenirs since they would have just sat in a closet lol. But we did get some fun stuff! I figure it will all probably be thrown away in a year or two lol so I wanted to document it here.

Ok so all of the above is candy. We actually haven't tried much of it yet lol. I don't really know what we are waiting for? But those strawberry koalas are SO GOOD. They sell them in the United States too and they taste pretty much the same haha. (For all you Utah people, there is a store called Pirate O's that has tons of candy and stuff from all over the world. It's very cool.)

From top to bottom:

Cat and panda stationary: HOW CUTE ARE THESE! I don't know what I am going to do with them, but I want it to be something really cool because they are too cute to ever be thrown away.

Towels: So the one on the left I use as a face towel when I wash my face. It can be used as a bunch of of different things. And then the one on the right (HEDGEHOGS HOW CUTE!!!) is a tea towel for the kitchen.

Bath bomb: Ok I haven't used this yet because I'm saving it for a hard day haha. But I'm excited.

Pencil case: So far this is the only school supply I have and school starts in 2 weeks.

Chopstick blocks: I think you set your chopsticks on these while you are eating? Not 100% sure. J wanted these haha.

Outlet covers: HOW CUTE ARE THESE!! I got these for when we have kids and need to plug the outlets. 

Sticky note page tabs: Ok, so I guess these are also school supplies. They are like little sticky note tabs that you can use to mark a page in a text book. 


I also a got a really cute plaid scarf that I didn't photograph, but it's very cute and I will remember it for the rest of my life. We got some chopsticks that we will also have forever. J got us a pair of engraved chopsticks to keep nice and non-used, and then we got a bunch that we will actually use. 

Anyway! I think we did good on the souvenir front!

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Tokyo: Part IV

Thursday was our last full day in Tokyo, and also my last day eating meat lol. So, naturally we started the day with a McDonald's hamburger. I will miss those babies.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tokyo Disneyland

Ok, if you know me 90% you know that I am NOT a Disneyland person lol. I literally feel like I have to explain why so you guys don't hate me.
  • I don't really enjoy animated movies, so I think that's a big part of it.
  • I don't remember watching any Disney movies growing up. My mom is pretty granola (when she reads this she will say, "I am not!!!" and we usually didn't have T.V. (I LOVE this in hindsight and am planning on not having T.V. when we have babes, side note.) When I did watch T.V. it was usually Power Rangers, Nickelodeon, or Cartoon Network. Like make a theme park about Courage the Cowardly Dog and I'll be there for sure.
  • I don't like theme parks.
    •  I don't like being hot. Like I can't handle it. 
    •  I get motion sickness really easy. Or at least I did as a kid.
    •  When I was 11 we moved from Vernal, Utah to American Fork, Utah. This meant we were like 3 hours closer to the "big theme park" and we went like 80 times I swear. It was always hot and we always ate weird food and there were always weird people and I always got motion sickness and I just HATED it. Like so much. I haven't been to Lagoon since lol. 
  • I don't like waiting in long lines.
  • I am stubborn AF and people are ALWAYS trying to convince me to do ish I don't want to do. "They'll be like, "Come on, Em! It's not that big of a deal!" And I'll be like, "No." And they think for some reason that if they keep badgering me I will be like, "Alright!!" But it never happens because like I said, I am very, very stubborn. So I also don't like theme parks because I hate this exchange and think it's very annoying. Like let me live my life and you live yours, ya know?
So, that is why I am not a Disneyland person. And that is important to know before reading this post.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tokyo: Part II

Monday was my Japanese birthday! I was still technically 22 in the states, but it was the 19th in Japan so we celebrated. The sunrise from our hotel window was so. pretty. omg.

I want to have a house one day that has some sort of cool view so I can see a sunrise every morning <3.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


I feel like all I have done for the past week of my life is edit Tokyo pictures lol. 

ANYWAY. Long story short: J lived in Japan for 2 years while serving a church mission. He became fluent in Japanese. He didn't have unlimited free time while on his mission. He always wanted to go back. I am obsessed with traveling and want to go everywhere. We found cheap tickets out of JFK. I said we could not go back without his parents (it's a parent thing to see where your kid served their mission I think). We asked them if they wanted to come. They said yes. The rest is history!

It was SUCH good trip! I feel like we packed so much in and hit all the things we wanted to. 10/10 for sure! Special thanks to my in-laws for making this trip amazing!