Wildlife Safari

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to get out of life. I’m lucky enough that I was able to come to a different country from where I grew up, and have had the opportunity to work for one of the biggest companies in the world. I couldn’t have imagined life would take me here when I was 20 yrs old. However, now I feel like I’m at the point where I need to make a decision for my career path based on what I want from my life. I’m finding myself having to choose between things like working late and climbing “the ladder” in a big corporation or making financial sacrifices to have a chance to experience more of this world by traveling around. While I was thinking about this, I thought about coming to see the wildlife (well..kinda), and see something different. So here I am at the Wildlife Safari in Oregon!

Nobody can tell what will happen in the future, and because of that, we all have to make tough decisions that could change the course of life completely. I guess that’s the part of everybody’s life that makes each moment meaningful.

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二十歳でアメリカに来て、世界的に有名な大企業に就職し、アメリカで現在も生活ができているという現状は、日本にいた時には考えらないような未来でした。このような生活ができていることに感謝でいっぱいなのですが、それと同時に最近キャリアパスについて考えることが多くあります。現状のまま上を目指していくのか、二十歳の時に夢見た世界中を見て回るような人生を追いかけるのか。そんなことを考えている中、急にワイルドライフが見たくなったので、オレゴンの Wild Life Safari に遊びに来ました。

誰にも未来はわからないため、今持っている経験の中から、人生を一発で変えてしまうような難しい選択を迫られる時があるのではないかと思います。まだまだ考えることはたくさんありますが、一度しかない人生に悔いがないよう、自分にとって一番良い生活を追い求めていきたいと思います。

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I’m wearing…

Sweater: J.Crew
Jeans: Naked and Famous
Boots: Cole Haan

First Comicon in Eugene

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Eugene had its first Comicon in November 2015! I went to enjoy the fun events and amazing cosplays (and support a new local event of course). I was so impressed with everyone’s costumes – from funny to serious, babies to adults, and low-budget to professional. Next year I’m totally dressing up! I haven’t decided what to go as, though, so if you have any ideas throw them my way!!

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Early Spring Days

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We had an unseasonably warm day here today. It was amazing, and I was ready to get out my summer wardrobe! (Later on it rained like crazy though, so good thing I made it home before that.) I went with a simple outfit, since sunny days always bring out my laid-back side. It’s fun to be monochromatic but add interesting details like the jogger-style pinstripe pants and shiny messenger bag. By the way, the last picture is of a delicious food cart – I love eating outside in the sunshine!

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最近気温が安定しない毎日が続いています。この日は夏に近い天気だったので、完全に夏の格好で外にでました。(アメリカでは、ダウンジャケットを着ている人の横で、半袖の人が立ってたりするので、冬でもあまり珍しい格好ではありませんw)最近は、シンプルな格好が中心になってきています。この日も、少しだけズボンのストライプやツヤのある鞄などで遊んでいますが、基本的にはモノクロのすごくシンプルな服装です。やっぱり楽にいれる格好が一番いいですよね。

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Fun Activity – Motorcycle

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I got my motorcycle license this year and have been having so much fun on my bike ever since! I used to ride a motorcycle in Japan, but got into an accident and stopped for a long time. When I finally decided to get my license here in the U.S., I was surprised how easy it was. (Getting the license, not necessarily driving the motorcycle, although I remembered how eventually.) I didn’t really think I’d ride a bike again, but I decided to take a calculated risk. I wanted to enjoy riding again, even if it can be dangerous, knowing that to me the risk is worth the reward. I have been having such a great time taking my little bike all over town and out for country rides. It’s such a great way to see our beautiful state, and it feels so free! But definitely, at all times, wear a helmet!!

When choosing my biking gear, I did a lot of research on safety features. Of course, I wanted it all to be fashionable too! I got a lot of fun things online (like my helmet/goggles), and also found a great local store with nice gear and super friendly service. I’m still always on the hunt for good bike gear, so let me know if you have any suggestions!
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Back to College For a Day

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Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted an outfit here! I’m so sorry for the absence – life has been a little crazy (in a good way!), and it’s been hard to squeeze in time for photo shooting. But I’ve missed all of you so much I knew it was time to get another post in!

Anyways, for this post I went back to college to pretend to be a student for a day. 🙂 Well, really I just wanted to wear a kind of professor-chic look. I added this vest to the outfit to make it look a little more professional and elevate it beyond a purely casual outfit. It’s amazing how the little details can make a big difference in an outfit.

It was SO fun to get out there again, and I had a great time taking pictures along the way.It was a little cold without a jacket but man it was great to have a break in all the rain we’ve been having.

Now that I’ve found a little more balance in my life, I’m planning to start updating regularly again. I hope to see you around here!

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Navy + White

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Phew! My crazy work schedule seems to be calming down soon. Nothing like working all the time makes me realize the beauty of freedom and after work hours. I tend to let my after hours go by without paying too much attention to time. However, this crazy schedule made me realized how important after hours are to improve my life quality. That’s it! From now on, I’m all about having the best quality after hours!

Now, a little bit about this outfit! This outfit is probably one of the most basic and easy things to wear for dinner. I tend to avoid wearing a tie and button up shirts if I can help it at all. (I like being comfortable.) Yet, it’s still sharp enough to go to a nicer restaurant. 🙂

Ok! A few more busy days, and I’m off to California!!

DSC_6402 DSC_6366 ものすごいスケジュールが始まってから早1ヶ月。そろそろ insane なスケジュールも終わり始めています。仕事+寝=24時間 が始まってから気づいたことは、どれだけ仕事後の時間が大切かということ。30分くらいしか時間がない場合、その30分をどのように使うかによって翌日の始まり方や、生活のクオリティーが変わるのがすごくよくわかりました。今まで、仕事後はなんとなく時間を過ごしていたことも多かったのですが、これからは少ない時間でも目的を持って過ごしてみたいと思います。まずはイタリア語の勉強かな〜

ファッション中心のブログなので、この服装について少し。少しアップスケールなディナーに呼ばれた時などに着ることが多い服装です。ネクタイが必要な時はこの格好はしませんが、少しカジュアルでも許される時は、全力でカジュアルを通します。楽な格好の方が、個人的には楽に人と会える気がします。服の色を3色くらいに抑え、ベーシックな色を組み合わせることで、楽な格好をしていてもそれなりにシャープに見えるのでオススメです。

あと少しでキツイスケジュールも終わり!この後のカリフォルニアトリップに向けて頑張りまーす!!
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