Best Places on Earth: Tokyo.
Forever21 beanie hat, Chicago thrift store teal green coat, AYE denim pants, Air Jordan 1 Retro.
Continuing on yesterday's 'drama', surely I was quite upset but I chose to not mourn over my missing luggage and not let it ruin our traveling plan even more. Backpacking plan it is! :D Also I'm not alone, I have Audrio with me, the worst scenario would be having to shop and buy things to wear (it's Tokyo! I'll be happy to do that), and later buy new luggage to bring all of my stuff back home. And luckily what's in my tiny backpack is enough for me to survive without the luggage:
- make-up items: compact powder, eyeliner & lip tint
- passport and cash
- phone, charger and electric plug connector
- Egyptian Magic all-purpose skin cream (it saves your skin like magic in winter!)
For the first day, I had to buy all the toiletries at the nearest mini market. Tokyo's convenient stores literally sell everything from sushi, cute-looking desserts (they even have macarons & crepes), bathroom supplies, winter accessories, to comic books... It's definitely the first place I'll go to if there were zombie invasion in Tokyo.
For clothes, you'll go crazy if you're a thrifty hunter like me because you can easily find thrift stores and vintage shops in every corner of the streets! I can't wait to list all the thrift stores worth-visiting in Tokyo on the next post. We didn't even check Forever21, H&M, Zara and any fashion retail stores in Shibuya because we're too busy checking out cool vintage shops. We shopped a lot that I thought the next time we go back here again we might just bring an empty suitcase. I found this coat at Chicago thrift store, near Harajuku station, for only $13 and it matched my hair! :)
Today's plan is strolling around Shibuya - Jinnan - Harajuku, enjoying the view after the snow and getting lost.
The morning was cold and quiet, just how I like it.
The Haneda Airport crews were sooo helpful, it's amazing how they can be so practical and informative, they called us almost everyday for the updates wether they have or haven't found my suitcase. The suitcase was delivered 6 days after my arrival. It's not a good experience but it's a plus that they can handle it professionally. :)
(PS. I changed my blog layout, and thanks for the feedbacks! As I'm getting older I feel it's time to update the blog appearance as well. I don't change my blog layout so often, the previous one lasted for about 3 years, but I do change it when I feel like it didn't represent me or the blog's personality anymore. My first blog template was chaotic (believe it or not, the background was black), but I'm glad it's getting cleaner and tidier on each period of this blog's years. I've got rid of the clutters and old stuff on the layout, this makes me more comfortable to write on the blog that represents my personality *I feel like redecorating my diary*, and I hope this also make it easier for you to read and browse on my blog! :)