Up and Down #33: May, 2013

No sooner than I get an apartment, I have to move back to Japan.

Someone at work asked me whether this was a personal decision, or a business decision. It was 100% a business decision by the company that I work for. I really enjoy living and working in Indonesia, even though I don’t like leaving home at 5:30 AM every morning, or getting stuck in traffic jams for 2 hours whenever I want to go somewhere.

But… oh well, I guess. I realize that since I moved to Jakarta, my blog has been suffering a little. I don’t have time to travel much, while I previously did a mini travel series for some cities in Japan (link to blog posts for Kobe, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka… a list is in the tags section of my blog). I also stopped cooking as much, when previously I did one cooking post per week. Hopefully, I can start posting more once I’m back in Japan.

On to my Ups and Downs!


This is the last of the Lush products that I bought in Japan.  A review is coming up!


Bioderma cleanser (link goes to review)
I gave this a “maybe” in my review, but I’m growing to like it a lot. It removes my current mascara (it didn’t remove the mascara I wore in my original review), and it is really easy when I come home tired.


I am seriously considering purchasing a full size of this eye cream! I love that it absorbs quickly and does not leave my skin sticky.


Moving AGAIN so soon
I’m bummed that I will be missing Eid ul-Fitr (the festival at the end of Ramadan) by a few days, a HUGE cultural part of Indonesia. I’m bummed that I will be missing the best season for mangoes, one of my favorite fruits. I’m tired of having to pack up and move so frequently – this will make the third time in 12 months.
How was your month of April?
xoxo, K
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