I am nomad. Hear me roar.


Wednesday, 30 June 2010


One of the best ways, I think, to collect my thoughts before a trip, is to pack my clothes.

You find that by knowing what you want to wear on your trip, then you know what you want to do...

For instance, I know that because I just packed my totally hot black stretch satin dress and mustard gold satin stilettos that at some point on my trip that I intend to go out to a nice restaurant and have dinner.

I also know that as I have packed my most serious grey tweed dress and black tuxedo jacket that I intend to kick butt in all of my interviews and be offered loads of wonderful jobs.

Having also packed my sneakers, walking shoes, jeans, gloves, pashi, hoodie, and travelling hat, I know that I'm going to be doing an awful lot of sight seeing and walking around getting lost in strange cities. But that I will be comfortable doing it.

My swimming cossie, boardies, thongs (the aussie kind) and wrap skirt suggest at least one trip to the beach, however the other couple of sun dresses and shortie shorts suggest more of a week long trip to somewhere really warm. Somewhere I can really soak up the sun and be a total beach bum.

And the packing of my ski gear and thermals, leads me to believe that I really will still be there in winter to see the snow and go boarding and not just for that trip up to the altitudes of Fuji.

So tell me, what does it mean then when I have also packed my corset and a pair of pink fluffy handcuffs....?

Just kidding - they'd never get through security.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Utter Chaos

So... 2 days til I fly out... I'm not packed, I still haven't sold my car and everthing is up in the air... and yet, I... am.... so... excited!
I don't think anything could dampen my mood right now (*touch wood*) even the fact that I am now unemployed is not slowing me down... full steam ahead.... Japan or bust

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Disney's Beauty & the Beast - Belle

"I want adventure in the great wide somewhere
I want it more than I can tell
And for once it might be grand
To have someone understand
I want so much more than they've got planned"

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Saturday, 12 June 2010


"Should I get out of bed tomorrow?

Lions dream big dreams, and you love talking about your grandiose goals and schemes. Now's the time to put those plans into action. Don't just dream about it - get out there and do it!" - mX

Monday, 7 June 2010

Visa Fever

I have news.

The news I have is the most exciting news in the whole wide world.

Better than any other news that has ever existed in the history of news.

My visa has been approved.

I can officially and legally work in Japan.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

You've Got Mail

Dad just threw an envelope at my head. Upon opening I discovered it to be my reservation confirmation for the Studio Ghibli Museum. I'm so gonna be hanging out with Totoro & the Cat-bus.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Finally Excited

I've been feeling a bit lost about my trip recently. Being caught up with organising everything I lost sight of the plan and the destination. In essence I lost sight of Japan.

This weekend just gone though, I spent half a day planning. Time that I really should have been using for something else but I started to get the travel itch again. I now have accommodation and sights booked for the first 3 weeks of my trip. The anticipation is beginning to build.

I am finally excited.