Explore: Yoyogi Park

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Despite all the times I’ve been to Japan, I’ve actually never been to Yoyogi Park until this trip. I have this one side of me that’s completely all about the city, and then there’s this other side that’s likes to meditate in nature and zone out.

So this is a little post dedicated to that nature freak in me. The side that likes to take photos of trees, moss, and chill with ravens.

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Explore: Kubrick


A few weeks ago, my friend took me to Kubrick, a bookstore-cafe that’s off my usual beaten path. Located in Yau Ma Tei, connected to the art house Broadway Cinematheque, this store had a charming air of authenticity and character that was so refreshing to walk into.

I am such a bookworm, and found myself digging into the stacks and stacks of obscure titles that I wouldn’t normally see in other bookstores. The reading culture has changed so much, with some bookstores focusing on only selling best-sellers (it’s a business after all), to the instant gratification attention span of people reading tweets/facebook/online media.

Digging into a good book requires time. It requires depth. It requires you to lock yourself away and get lost in something. Some people don’t do that anymore because they either don’t have the time, or they don’t care. (*cries inside!*)

But this place really brought me back to why I love reading. I love digesting words and thoughts. I love imagining things. But most of all, I love the smell of paper.

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Explore: Branco Macau

BrancoWhile in Macau, we checked out this really cool multi-brand, lifestyle store called Branco. Carrying brands like Rag & Bone, T by Alex Wang, Pamela Love, Sophie Hulme, Elizabeth and James, and Rebecca Minkoff to name a few, this store hits that sweet spot between the luxury labels or local treasures in the Macau fashion scene, introducing an alternative option for shopping.

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