I would say that this week is stressful but I say that every week don’t I? Well let’s just say it’s an entirely different level of stress; so much so that I have started nail-biting again. I’m a bit swamped with work and it worries me if I can actually manage. It’s only been a week and I have already screwed up once.

On the brighter side, at least I am learning something new and it’s actually quite interesting; let’s just hope I don’t end up destroying things.

Needless to say I was prepared for major shopping this weekend. But apparently when your brain is really really tired it also gets finicky. And I guess given my current stress level I shouldn’t have gone to Shibuya – it’s just too damn crowded.

Actually, I wanted to try out the Shu Uemura Nobara cream foundation, but when I got to the store they didn’t have it in stock. Apparently they’re repackaging it in a stick form which will be out on September 1, and if your purchases reach a certain amount you get a free kikay kit. So I decided to pend all makeup purchases for now. After finding this out I kinda lost interest in everything else – I even ventured inside Shibuya 109 but I didn’t quite like it. And then I tried out a couple of perfumes in PDC and I ended up with a headache.

So long story short, I spent the entire afternoon shopping and all I managed to buy is – wait for it – a stapler.

It’s actually quite nifty – it doesn’t use actual staples but instead punches out tabs from the papers which are then threaded through from the back to the top paper to bind them.



The conventional stapler still works better, I think, but it’s such a hassle to have to remove the staples every time I have to dispose of my printouts so I find this really handy.

And that’s that.

Well, no, actually I also got a stainless steel coffee filter from Starbucks, because the drip coffee addiction is becoming expensive (disposable drip coffee packets do not come cheap).

It fits nicely on top of my Sapporo mug. I have yet to try it out, though.

And then I caved and got the Cher shopping bags, since it seems like every other woman in Tokyo has them.

It’s the same concept as the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, except that I get two bags free with the catalogue. I’m thinking the small one would make a good lunch bag and the big one would be for… groceries? Anyway I really shouldn’t be getting any more eco-bags after this, although I’m still lemming for the Dean and Deluca black totes because they’re just so cute.

At any rate that rounds up my quite pathetic haul. Now I have to go clean. The chaos in my apartment increases in proportion to my stress level. Right now it looks like it’s been hit by three tornadoes and an earthquake and I can’t stand it anymore.

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