Himeji – or: learn to be ok with yourself.

21 augustus 2016

himeji purple

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ― Denis Waitley

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like matsuri, but not

16 augustus 2016

not matsuri
“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Homey Osaka

29 juli 2016

osaka mothersday

GAHHH, I typed an intro to this post a trillion times and nothing feels right. So this is it… enjoy!

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27 juli 2016


Ever since forever I like the idea of real-life background music. Since it’s not really an option to have your earphones plugged in during conversations, work and daily life things. So we’ll have to do with tunes that transport you back to a specific moment in life. I can’t really believe the last time I did a post like this was in 2014. But oh well, if you’re feeling adventurous you can re-visit that here.

Right now I am hiding a bit from the world in my sisters’ apartment in my favourite city in the country (The Hague). And while I am working really hard to get myself a job, it’s nice to have some time on my hands now. I enjoy the sound of a barking dog around 11 pm, while I feel a bit of the chill summer night air on my skin. And these accompanying tunes are just brilliant right now. Next week I will turn 24, which sort of means that I should by now be a fully functioning grown-up who deals with life and stuff. Those realisations always make me feel a bit like a five-year-old-trapped-in-a-20-year-old-body, if you know what I mean?

So it’s a bit of a random mix… but these are nice tunes that will remind me of this summer and this moment for sure. I am a bit of a downer sometimes with music… so ehr… yeah. As ever, I love the Burberry Acoustic Channel, they pick great talents and I love the acoustic performance. I also like the musical-talents of Dodie Clark and (as you may know by now) Tom Rosenthal.


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A Morning in Nara

19 juli 2016

Nara Deer Souvenir

Oh goodness, it seems like a lifetime ago when I had this morning in Nara. I think Nara is a heavily photographed place, you don’t really have to have gone there to know what it looks like. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to go and it certainly does not mean that I didn’t enjoy every minute of my little excursion.

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