Book review: The devil wears Prada

I bought this book because I was bored at a recycle store. My friends were all into collector’s cards and I just found the novel to the movie The devil wears Prada that I had seen a while back.

The story (no spoilers): Andrea Sachs is a writer with ambition and when a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly (New Yorks most worshiped fashion magazine editor) opens up, she sees it as a stepping stone to finally make a name for herself in the writer’s world. Little does she know how much she must endure to survive the cruel fashion world. Not just that but her boss turns out to be a real devil…

My opinion on the book (no spoilers): I liked reading the story, it was fun and personal and the end, even though it varies a bit from the movie, leaves you with feeling like you experienced all the craziness at Runway with Andrea. The middle of the book though repeats a lot of the hassles Andrea has to go through for Miranda and there is nothing really new happening, as you walk with the protagonist through her year at Runway. There are highlights here and there, in my opinion but often you have to commit to keep going with reading, waiting for something new to happen.

But all in all a very enjoyable book!

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A free Japanese class in Okinawa


Hi everyone! 

Check out this Blog post about improving your life and integration into the community though learning the language! It’s so vital to be a part of what’s going on around you through learning Japanese when living in Japan. 

A night at a resort for 50 bucks…


Okinawa is the Hawaii of Japan. I love living here and one of the winters I was able to hang out at a super fancy hotel for only 50$. I was so stoked. My friend found a deal for the Okuma Beach Resort hotel online. I wrote about this cool hotel stay in my Okuma Resort Review on Taiken. Check it out if you like.

Okinawan Folklore | The Ryukyu Kingdom’s kings…

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Hi guys,

have you heard of the ancient folklores revolving around the Ryukyu kings of Okinawa? Here is an article I wrote, about the ancient stories revolving around the Goddess that came down to Ryukyu and was forced to marry…

It’s  on Taiken.co, a Japanese/English travelblog. Check it out.

 

When you travel, you grow


It is so easy to just sit back and relax and do nothing with your day. I love a day of rest like any other. 

But since I travel the world I have understood that knowledge is indeed power. Traveling gives you knowledge of the world and it increases the power and self control you have on yourself. As you see the cities fly by beneath you and the different people of various cultures greet you, you realize how small your own world is.

Your neighborhood appears tiny and even bland, the things you eat, wear and like are just a glimpse of the vast variety of products all over the world. 

Seeing the world frees you to see yourself in a different light and in comparison to everyone else on this planet. It leaves you in awe and it excites you like nothing else.

I would not trade it for any other thing.

Japan’s Mc Donald’s | Iced Coffees

   
 Japan’s McDonald’s are known for being good study places. I went on Monday, my day off, to enjoy a good writing session there. And I saw that they started to sell yummy looking iced coffees.

They came also in Mocca and Caramel flavor (M-size was 290¥, the iced coffee with without flavor was 210¥ for an M-size). I got the caramel one and really liked it because the M-size was as large as a normal drink’s L-size and the coffee was not too sweet. 

When I go to Starbucks I feel guilty because the drinks are really sugary and expensive, too. I can hardly enjoy Starbucks without looking at the price or calories of my drink. 

If you live in Asia or Europe and have access to a McCafe or if your McDonald’s are as nice as in Japn, you might really start preferring it over your usual Starbucks runs! 

Approaching Christmas

   
 I just got out of the busy days and now enjoy my holidays. I’m still working here and there but mainly have free time which is super nice. A friend of mine gave me and the girls a Yankee candle. It smells so good! We light it now and then to get into the Christmas mood. I drink Christmas spiced teas and listen to Christmas music around the clock to embrace the season. Okinawa itself is not very Christmassy so you gotta make the best out of it!

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