Author Archives: Kimono Party Girl

About Kimono Party Girl

I was born and bred in Singapore for the first 20 years of my life, and then I decided that even after flying all over the world as a flight attendant, life is still too boring. So, in search of more adventure and add spice to my life, I quit my job, packed up, and left for Japan - which is, to me, the promised land. I've always been fascinated with Japan ever since I was 8, thanks to Ayumi Hamasaki, aka the Britney Spears of Japan. She's the first J-pop singer that I have been obsessed with, and my first contact with the Japanese language was through her lyrics. Yup, I first learned my Hiragana from her song 'I am'. But what really sealed the deal was my first trip to Japan in 2010. The fresh air, the beautiful cherry blossoms, the endless fast fashion trends and the awesome food was what made Japan the land of my dreams, and it had since become my goal to one day live, work and party in Japan. So after working like a horse as a flight attendant for 2 years and saving up a decent amount, I made a big leap of faith and moved to the land of the rising sun. I have studied one year of Japanese and two years of graphic design. Currently, I'm in the midst of shukatsu (就活 - job hunting). Wish me luck!

Undoing all that programming

Ok, I must admit, I’m not very skilled at coming to terms with my past, especially if they are embarrassing or unpleasant, and I try to forget them by burying them deep down in my heart and never ever even … Continue reading

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Bananas and Discrimination

A lot of Japanese always assume that whites = Americans and Asians = Japanese, so when they see Asians speaking English, they become a tad confused. Asians are not supposed to be fluent in English! Or so the Japanese think. … Continue reading

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Forever Alone in Japan

I just had a meaningful conversation with the least expected person and I felt the urge to share this with anyone who has the intention of coming to Japan, or is currently living in Japan as a foreigner. Every Friday, … Continue reading

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First time watching a Noh play

I’ve always wanted to watch some traditional Japanese plays and indulge in very deep Japanese traditions and culture, so I was pretty excited at the thought of finally being able to watch Noh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noh), a Japanese mask play. The chance … Continue reading

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Go ask Google, don’t ask me

This has been bugging me all day so let me just get this out of my chest! Ok in school I usually hang out with this girl whom I suspect might be a little bit socially inept or a little … Continue reading

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Why I gave up being a flight attendant

People constantly asked me why I gave up such a good-paying easy job with seemingly good perks to come to Japan to be a broke student. Well, things aren’t always as glamorous as they seem in the sky… flight attendants … Continue reading

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変な心遣い (Strange acts of consideration in Japan)

Here is another series of ‘What else is weird in Japan’ – I think only after living in Japan for while and experiencing their culture a little can you really appreciate and understand all the weird things that they do … Continue reading

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