Travel Quote of the Day

Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you’ve come to mow its lawns.

— David Sedaris

And that’s why I really relish styling myself for vacation almost more than any other aspect of vacation.

So delayed.

I havent posted in a while. I have been consumed by work… But the nagging axiety of my upcoming vacation has started to take its toll. It’s really not abnormal for me to completely shut down a week before vacation lol But I am diligently trying to stay in the game.

My other dilemma is trying to drop these last 5 pounds before I depart! Eating is one of my favorite past times, So I lose weight before hand in expectancy of picking up double what I have lost lol Lemonade Diet to follow in about 2 days! I have to focus for that.

Tonight I have been going research crazy, I will post the things I have discovered.

Harajuku: The first time

On my first day off, I went into Harajuku with some training mates; it was such a relief to see a building that didn’t look like it was putting on pretentions of being larger. Naturally, Harajuku was fascinating because where else do you go to see people dressed up entirely like dolls when it isn’t Halloween. In general, it is really inspiring to be somewhere where getting dressed in the morning a question, people wear heels and lace to grocery stores! There is no Walmart-wear culture here.

That is really not meant as a degrading comment to people that buy clothing from Walmart, but more the clothing that you see Walmart shoppers wear, and I am guilty of just going in my pajamas because I’m not really trying to impress anybody at Walmart. And that is the difference here, whether the people are trying to impress others, or they just would not be seen in something less than an outfit that has been meticulously coordinated; people take care to look good here. I love it and I hope to live up to those standards too. Now living around constant inspiration and not having my sewing machine is killing me, but rest assured it will be en route very soon.

Oh the Decisions!

I just realized that I will be able to leave from Dubai on the 10th of Jan if I wanted to. Can you imagine the oversight if I hadnt figured that out!!! My dilema now is that I love Dubai, but the flight to the States is 15 hours long. Actually, Im not sure if I mentioned that I work Overseas.. Hmm well I work in lovely Afghanistan just as an FYI… Now that we have that little tid bit out the way, should I just knock my beautification out in Dubai, or go ahead fly to the states and contribute to the American economy lol Ohh the decisions!!!!  I frequent Dubai often, so I have all the neccisities discovered and am loyal to them. Oh plus the shopping is amazing ;). I have never met a culture that thoroughly enjoys shopping the way it is in the UAE. I will definitely Blog on their malls once I am there, I am a self proclaim Shopping Addict. I even have my very SA (Shoppers Anonymous) partner 🙂 Whenver I am in the malls I always look at the women in full Burka and recall the scene from Sex and the City 2 where they unrobbed and showed off their fierce fashonista styles! I imagine that at least 60% of the women have a fly wardrobe.

The main point is that I still have time to keep my current reservation and stay and accomplish my transformation immediately. I have to scrub the afghanistan dirt off to unviel a brand new person lol or change my ticket to depart the night of the 10th and fly home for the Makeover…. What to do????

Love, MistyPooh