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Random purchases.

Posted on: 19 January 2009

As a treat to myself, I randomly splurged and bought some Japanese magazines. No I can't read Japanese but it's fun looking through the mags. Cutie came with a pair of gloves which was a nice surprise. Particularly as I lost two pairs within 2 weeks of each other. Which was a tad annoying at the time. In the future I may have to keep buying the same pair just in case! I also have Murakami's 'After Dark' which I had meant to buy for ages and I read most of it on the train to London and back again.

Staying with all things Japanese. I have decided that I want one of those wooly berets with the big bobbly pom pom on the back. I stumbled upon the J-pop artist, Ayumi Hamasaki's (I'm not actually a huge fan of her music) video for her single, Days and watched the video all the way through just for her bobbly hat and cute outfit. Maybe I should just make a pom pom and attatch it to my beret...hmmmm, I must add that to my list!
I am mostly in the stock room at work and unearthed these pretty beaded coasters amongst the forgotten sale items. I bought two sets, one to keep and the other to give to my friend for her birthday which is today! (Happy Birthday if you're reading!) Though I have more than enough coasters and have some novelty 70s ones (which seem to be mostly moustachioed men in their underpants lol) but they were too pretty for me to pass on! I now have 12 coasters in my bedroom...what to do with them?
I thought I would show you the present I bought for my friend. I've wanted to buy Murakami's 'Birthday Stories' for someone's birthday for ages. Luckily, my friend is a fan too, so it was perfect. The coasters are a nice little addition and I saved my pennies and made her a card! I had a fantastic weekend visiting her in good old London town and will post some photos in another post. Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

23 comments:

  1. I love Fruits magazine, I have all the Fruits books. Haruki Murakami is amazing, strong contender to be my favourite author of all time

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  2. I love reading Japanese magazines!

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  3. even though i can't read japanese that well, i love looking at japanese mag too!

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  4. I love Japanese magazines too! And Korean ones!

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  5. Hi there-you are very thoughtful, a wonderful birthday gift to receive!!

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  6. Ooh I like the card. Love putting together presents for friends. haha I just saw the novelty coaster!

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  7. The argyle detailing on those gloves is adorable!

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  8. those Japanese mags look soo fun!! i wish i could splurge on something.. im so broke though! hahahah

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  9. oh what great purchases!
    my friend at school has a bright yellow hat with a bobble
    and we all tease her about it
    now im secreatly jealous because shes totally fashion forward and she started it:)
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  10. it was in beecroft art gallery in southend,small but very cute,so if you ever fancy a windy seaside day,its worth cheking out:)
    aww thats very nice of you!
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  11. I adore Murakami (and your random gloves and coasters!).

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. I love getting fun freebies with magazines =].
    And pompom hats - yay!

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  13. I love getting fun freebies with magazines =].
    And pompom hats - yay!

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  14. I loove Japanese magazines. The last freebie I got was a shopping bag lol.

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  15. Japanese magazines are so cute, i love the outfits they put together and the girls all have such pretty hair!

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  16. What a great gift for your friend -- she's a lucky girl!

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  17. Those coasters are cute. I need to stop my own random purchases...I swear money flies from my pockets!

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  18. There are so many great magazines that I want to splurge on lately! :/ It's weird how we feel like we understand all the foreign magazines just by looking at the photos & not understanding what they are saying :P

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  19. Haha love those gloves, plus they were free! I always seem to lose my gloves on the train. And you should string the coasters together and hang them on your wall!

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  20. good choices. free stuff is always the best too :D xx

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  21. your friend is going to love her presents! =)

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  22. I like the gloves, they are cute.

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