I designed a batik with the lion dancers, had my buddies at the batik shop draw the image with resist, then painted on the dyes. Great fun, only took me two afternoons to design and then paint.
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I just need to vent.
My sister is 16 months older than I am, and has a history of mental health issues. As in being childhood schizophrenic and who knows what else. I know that, I accept that, and I move on.
But she drives me crazy, ... Read more
There was a fun carnival sort of event outside our hotel - more like a food fair with some music and some sports stuff. Today, we went to an orchestral concert which was fabulous, all music by Rachmaninoff, held in the gorgeous Petronas concert... Read more
Capsule travel wardrobe for transitional or mixed weather - three long sleeved tops (include a sweater); three short-sleeved tops; jeans, slacks, and a skirt; and a short-sleeved dress. Add a blazer, maybe a rainjacket, shoes, purse, accessorie... Read more
This is my take on a wardrobe for hot weather - 6 tops, 3 bottoms, a dress, a sweater - two pair of sandals - a purse - and of course undies. Maybe a scarf. And jewelry. Good for a few months in a hot climate!
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We're starting with a cold weather wardrobe - 6 tops, 3 bottoms, a heavy sweater/jacket, and a raincoat, that's all you need to mix and match. Well, two pair of shoes, and toss in a purse. Probably a scarf, so you can stay warm.
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My article was published at Travel Fashion Girl - it's travel fashion tips for woman 40 and over (because really, we don't dress like we did at age 20-something).
Here's the link:
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I ended up at Starbucks for lunch, and had a chicken salad sandwich that was on three slices of bread. I really didn't need all three slices - usually, I would take out the center slice of bread and put the top, bottom, and filling together. N... Read more
This is a great time to be in Malaysia! Color everywhere, music and drums, and random firework shows at night! (Only one set of firecrackers that woke us at 4 AM this morning.)
And monsoon season? Well, we get great thunderstorms in the ... Read more
We arrived in Malaysia, safe and sound, in the middle of monsoon season so we had rain and wonderful thunder and lightening!
Turns out the Hindu festival of Diwali has just started - but for some reason, here it is called Deepavali.
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We leave Japan tomorrow morning, so we're mostly packed and ready to leave quite early. The airport here in Osaka, Kansai Airport, is on an extended island out in the sea! Okay, not too far out to sea, just a bridge connecting it - but still! ... Read more
I finally caught up with the blogs - we've been busy with our time in Osaka! Found an area full of cafes and food shopping, though my favorite part was the giant food statues used to advertize the food!
We took the subway and local trains from Kyoto to Osaka - 35 miles or so, for about $8!!! Not a bad deal at all! We have a funny hotel, great manhole covers, and gorgeous flowers! All survived the typhoon that was down-graded to a tropical st... Read more