Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There’s no pretense of buying gifts, dressing up, or religious connotations. Nada! It’s just you, the people you love, a fuckload of food, spending quality time together and being thankful.
And that’s why I love it so much.
So Happy Thanksgiving, world. I hope your day is half as wonderful and delicious as mine is… I am thankful for everything I have. My family and friends have worked hard to get to where we are today with our lives, relationships, careers, etc and we all deserve the wonderful things that happen to us.
A couple photos from last year…
Great Wall | night market | Forbidden City | Sharon! | scorpion for dinner | Jongmyo Shrine | bungeoppang | Gyeongbokgung Palace | latern festival | BBQ | Changdeokgung | kimchi | Hello Kitty Cafe | Shibuya night | famous tsukemen ramen! | drinking with Rob | ramen with Rob | wedding formal at Meiji Shrine | Meiji Shrine | J
So it’s now Wednesday in Hong Kong. I’m waiting on my flight back to the USA. I spent the last few days with some friends and a special gent, so I didn’t have any time to do my regular weekly update. I’m still only going to write about from last Monday-Sunday though.
And way too much happened! I was in China, South Korea, and Japan! I fell in love with the Great Wall. I hated just about everything else about Beijing, minus my friend Sharon. I still can’t believe China blocks all social media and GOOGLE. I can live without everything else, but Google maps is life.
Everything was wonderful in Korea. Patrick was our tour guide and he was damn good at it. I fell in love with Seoul, completely. Plus, the shopping and food were so good and cheap!!!! It was definitely my favorite city on this trip. I need to come back, and for much longer.
Japan was really wonderful too. I fell in love with.. Fun. Yes. Japan was fun. I’m not sure if my fun was because I was clouded with my love for the people I spent the time with, but either way. I loved my time in Tokyo for one reason or another. Also, again, the food! I’ve been a ramen loved for life and I got to check out some great spots. Plus the friends. Yeah. Friends. 😍
24 hours ago I was laying on a sweet gentleman’s chest, snoring sweet snores into his ear in Tokyo.
I’m currently in a very fancy hotel, overthinking and overpacking everything in Hong Kong.
In 24 hours from now, I’ll be doing laundry in NYC… And/or being very jet lagged in NYC.
Either way, it’s all really trippy to me.
Yesterday’s Tokyo show to today’s Hong Kong hotel to tomorrow in an aeroplane over the sea…
shirt: target | skirt: F21 | necklace: while Odin sleeps | bracelets: Madewell, Alex + Ani, anthropologie | shoes: Minnetonka | purse: street vendor in Florence, Italy | earrings: Swarovski
This was my first night in Hong Kong outfit! Super hot and humid, but so much fun. I stayed right in the “party district” so it was closed off to cars and people just drank booze and ate snacks in the street. I got hit on by a man from Barcelona that eventually bit my face and tried to kiss me. I almost hit him with my bottle of Somersby cider. He grabbed the bottle before I got the chance, haha. He said “I look at your face and I want to fuck you. You’re beautiful. But then I look at your tattoos and there are too many.” And I responded with something along the lines of “well, I just look at your face and I don’t want anything to do with you.” He was handsome, but I don’t need anyone to tell me they find me less attractive because I have tattoos. Fuck you dude!
So I bought this purse in Italy, October 2013. It’s real lamb leather and it’s held up well until I got to Newark airport, when the hardware just snapped! If you look closely in the first picture, you can see I tied it back together. It’s been working fine, but I don’t like it. I’m on the lookout for a new purse, but in the meantime this will have to do.