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Japan: How to Survive Winter

I made a post before on how to survive summer in Japan, and here is the winter edition.

Perhaps it doesn’t get as cold in Japan as it does in the UK but you definitely feel the cold a lot more here. First of all it’s a damp cold that seems to get right to your bones, and secondly houses and apartments don’t have good insulation or central heating. So you are just perpetually cold.

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Japan: My Japanese Christmas

This was my third Christmas spent in Japan.

The first in 2009 I had my family with me, the hotel had a big tree (which disappeared pretty sharp after!), we had presents and board games. It wasn’t quite Christmas without carols in the local village, a turkey dinner and Christmas TV. But it was close.

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Lolita: Wardrobe Post Jan 2014

January’s EGL theme is always Wardrobe Posts! Yay. I love seeing other peoples lolita collection but more often than not makes me fall for a print and then I spend money! I often find stock photos are really unflattering and other peoples photos capture the real beauty of the pieces.

My wardrobe starting 2014 hasn’t changed much since 2013, compared to others my wardrobe is very small. Having lived in Japan for more than 18months now I haven’t bought much since being here. Of course I don’t earn as much here (a third of my UK wage) and seeing the items irl before buying means I can try them on and consider my purchases a lot more. As lolita is more available I don’t feel I have to quickly snap things up either. I’ve mixed some more offbrand and casual styles in nowadays as I’m also getting older I’ve moved away from sweet even more.

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