Friday, 13 September 2013

Inspired: Turning Japanese

This week I have been loving all things Japanese.

While I am a huge traveller, I've never really ventured that far into the Asian cultures. The closest I've come is sleeping in the airport in Hong Kong and riding on the travellators in Singapore airport. I haven't exposed myself enough to oriental cultures. Its been majority European for me. I think I'm missing out on a huge part of the world.

Today, as I was waiting for a file to export at work, I found myself making up a paper crane. I found this therapeutic yet also shocking in the fact that I could create something with my hands (my artistic creativity is very limited).

I learnt Japanese for 8 years in school, one of my best friends is half Japanese and my dad taught me Japanese style karate from the age of 5. So really, this culture has been around me for quite some time.

This little crane made me realise how much I love the Japanese culture yet also reminded me how much I do not know about it. Today I added Tokyo on my "to travel to" list. I think this is necessary. I can't say I have travelled the world if I only travel to the same kind of places. I need to expand my knowledge and culture myself.

This excites me.

Hmm....I think I might go get some sushi for lunch.
p.s. watch "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" - It is seriously so interesting.

6 comments:

  1. I love this post and now you've made me want sushi as well....lol.

    Mel
    Mel's Corner

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  2. I've been to Japan and its one of the most beautiful countries I've ever visited. So worth the time and money! ♥

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  3. i am obsessed with that sushi documentary! it is amazing, i don't even eat fish/like watching people cut any sort of meat, but i was so in love with his art of making sushi i did not even care. it was beautiful.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Isn't it grand! I never thought that so much precision and detail could go into the making of sushi. I absolutely loved it

      You have a wonderful blog by the way. Thank you for stopping by mine :)

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  4. I love the way the Japanese culture exudes a sense of unique style, versatility, and always sets the bar.

    http://www.allinasoiree.com/

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  5. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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