A Birthday Reflection

Birthdays come and go quickly, but resolutions can stick with you if you put your mind to it. As I get older, I realize more and more the importance of reflection and self-improvement to always be ready for that next step or phase in your life. While I do preach the “go with the flow” … Continue Reading

My Birthday Weekend – Spa Galanterie at Forest Inn Showakan

Another year older this past weekend, and what better way to celebrate my birthday than at a 5-star hotel with a spa experience! Forest Inn Showakan, in partnership with Valmont Japan, invited me for an overnight stay at their beautiful hotel in Tachikawa, about 40 minutes from Shinjuku. For this post, I wanted to focus … Continue Reading

and here comes another year

Another year older, another year full of experiences, whether happy or painful, as long as it teaches me a lesson or two in life. The previous one was full of crazy stories, to say the least. All I know is, every time I welcome a new year, I’m thankful that I’m still alive and healthy … Continue Reading

Shore Magazine launch party

Believe it or not, yesterday was my birthday! I feel like as I get older, I become more shy about revealing when my birthday is. Thanks to those of you who wished me a happy birthday on Instagram and such! Super sweet<3 I went to the reception party for a brand new magazine called Shore, … Continue Reading


I celebrated my birthday yesterday after work. My coworkers surprised me with a sweet birthday gift and I was treated to birthday dinner by a special someone. It made me so happy to receive birthday messages via text, email and my social media. Thank you so much!! wearing Alexander Wang, Front Row Shop, Forever 21 … Continue Reading

Celebratory birthday dinner at Kimukatsu

  Last night, I celebrated my good friend Yui’s birthday. At her request, we headed to Kimukatsu, a restaurant known for their mille-feauille- style tonkatsu. It was SO good – nice and crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Afterwards we had dessert at Takano Fruit Parlor, where we had a mixed fruit waffle … Continue Reading


It’s been a couple days since my birthday passed, but would just like to thank those of you who left me sweet birthday messages on my Facebook and Instagram. Thank you so much! I spent a relaxing birthday in Tokyo this year. My 22nd year was full of new experiences and people and I hope … Continue Reading


  Thank you to those of you who left me sweet birthday messages on my last post! 🙂 My boyfriend and I went to a delicious sushi restaurant called Saru for my birthday. It’s hard to say in words how good it was.. it is not your ordinary sushi experience. We also went to Crepe Temptations, … Continue Reading