Osaka Museum of Housing & Living (Japan)

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Don’t be fooled by its unassuming name! The Osaka Museum of Housing & Living may not be one of those famous tourist spots in Osaka yet, but I’m sure it will soon be because this place is amazing!

Initially, I included this in our itinerary because I thought it would be fun to wear kimonos with my friends (and they were renting them out pretty cheap at just 300 yen for 30 minutes!) but this place turned out to be so much more than that.

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Illustrations,Illustrations & Design

Harry Potter Fan Art

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Harry Potter had a big influence in my art when I was still starting out around 10 years ago. Before the movies were made, I amused myself with drawing how I imagined certain scenes in the book would look like. Because the Wizarding World was so magical, my imagination went wild and it was really good practice for me as I improved on my illustrating and digital art skills.

I recently visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan and it brought me back to this time in my life when I had no real worries except how to sneak in my next Harry Potter sketch as I pretend to listen in class.

So here’s a look back at the cute Harry Potter Fan Art I used to do between 2005-2007. I’d like to think my style has changed since then (for the better, I hope!) I look at these drawings fondly though, and I hope you all enjoy it too! Click on the thumbnails to zoom in.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Osaka, Japan)

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When I was in my teens, I was such a huge Harry Potter geek; I drew a lot of Harry Potter fanart and daydreamed about living in this magical world. So I could just imagine my 18 year old self giggling away and freaking out if only this place opened back then!

But who am I kidding? It may have been 10 years (what?!) since the peak of my Harry Potter fan life but I was still so overwhelmed when I entered The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan (the same feeling I felt when I went to the Warner Bros. Studios for The Making of Harry Potter in the UK!)

So come and travel Harry’s world with me and my friends who are fellow Harry Potter fans, and let’s all geek out together!

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Three Days in Osaka! (Japan)

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My high school friends and I have an annual trip together and this year, we visited Osaka! Initially, we all agreed on Osaka because everybody wanted to go to The Wizarding World! Haha! But of course, we ended up doing more than just that. To sum up our trip, it was all about food and shopping for useless things!

Here’s a photo diary of our trip. Technically, we were in Osaka for 5 days. But because we arrived late at night and went home early on our last day, we only really had three full days. More details coming soon on my next few entries!

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Travel,Travel Tips

3 Things I Don’t Forget To Pack

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I wish I can pack you inside my adorable pink Lojel luggage too, babe. Haha!

Confession: I know I don’t look like it but I’m a secret doomsday prepper! When I pack, I always think of the worst-case scenario. So aside from the essentials like clothes, charger and fresh underwear, of course, here are three things that I never forget to pack and I’m gonna try to convince you why you shouldn’t either!

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Our Quick Singapore Getaway

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This Singapore trip is the first trip that Mor and I took together since Luke was born.

Actually, Mor and I haven’t traveled together for two years, since I got pregnant! I had a miscarriage before, and so when I got pregnant with Luke, we didn’t travel (just to be safe) even though my pregnancy with Luke was safe, by God’s grace. When Luke was born, we didn’t want to bring him with us on our trips yet so our set-up was that one of us had to stay with him when the other had to travel abroad.

This 3-day trip was our first couples getaway again and all I can say is, I really missed this!

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