the happy list :: january 2016

all photos from my Instagram!

Read: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. I really enjoyed this – the writing is nothing to shout about, but definitely good and lovely to read, and it was the perfect thing to make the time whizz by on my flight back from Japan. 

Watched: Long haul flights in January = lots of Oscar contenders on the movies list! I thoroughly enjoyed The Martian, and thought the Bridge of Spies was beautifully done. 

Ate: Absolutely everything in Japan, of course! Could my grandma’s omelette be the winner? Quite possibly. 

Discovered: A bizarre product in Japan – a foot peeling mask. You soak your feet in this liquid for an hour, and a few days later, the dead skin literally starts peeling like no tomorrow. Apologies if this is a little TMI, but it’s crazy/amazing/satisfying/a bit ick. But in the best way.

Clicked:The Girl Next Shore. The ever delightful Honey has kicked off the year with many a delicious mouthful, like this meat feast, a Peruvian gem, topped off with a good dose of luxury. I also always love her more personal posts – get to know her better and soak in some musical inspiration

              – SilverSpoon London. Angie, of course, welcomed in the new year in style with gorgeous food and fireworks! If you’re on a New Year diet, you won’t want to look at this post. She then transported us to a beautiful Parisian hotel, and a meal that has me wiping away tears of pure envy. And if you want to escape the dreary weather, this is just the ticket

Listened: I’m not sure why, but I am hooked on and fascinated by the presidential campaign news in the US. I listen to multiple podcasts about it (CNN, NPR Politics, RunningMate etc.) and it’s kind of a weird obsession right now. 

Blogged: a Japanese New Year

Visited: Tokyo and Osaka. I realised that in 2015, I managed to cover four major cities in one year – Paris, New York, Tokyo and London! E and I are beyond excited for our first trip of this year, which will be to Vietnam at the end of March. Can’t wait!

Celebrated: 2016. I think it’s going to be a good one.

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