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Hiroshima on New Year’s Eve

I have only read about Hiroshima in history books. It is a place of serenity, growth and beauty. It was the perfect place to end the year, to understand and reflect about the old year and welcome the new year. We took an early Shinkansen to Hiroshima and arrived earlier than expected.

From the train station to the sites we took a bus that took us to the first stopped. We walked to one of the first sites which was the Hiroshima Castle. We also got a chance to speak to someone from Hiroshima who spoke to us about some of the history of the castle. We also got a chance speak to others who were checking out the sites with us.

We went on a day when some of the sites were closed for New Year’s holiday but it was still great to see some of the historical sites. At the Castle, we met a family who spoke to us about Miyajima Island and recommended for use to check it out since the island.

One of the stops to the walking tour was being able to see the Hiroshima Dome. It is a testament to the impact of war and nuclear weapons.

The Motoyasu Bridge was one of the bridges that survived the nuclear bombing and leads to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Park, Museum, and Children’s Peace Monument.

Later on in the day we headed to Miyajima Island and we had the opportunity to check out the Itsukushima Floating Torii Gate and shrine. During new year’s eve, they were food vendors and many people going to the shrines.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. This was a peaceful and quiet New Year’s Eve. It was amazing to see another part of the world celebrate New Year’s in a different way minus large crowds, fireworks, and merry making. This new year’s eve in Japan was full of reflection and thought. 






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Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”
—Lao Tzu

As we say goodbye to 2013 and say hello to 2014, I would like to reflect on all the amazing people and things that has happened this year.  It was definitely a year of learning, growthing, and progress.  I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has made this year possible. To my family and friends, who have been encouraging and supportive in my endeavors and goals, I want to say thank you very much for the great conversations, thoughts, and ideas. I learned so many things from all of you. To everyone who stops by to read my blog, thank you for the opportunity to share with you something I have always loved as a child, fashion. I cannot wait for what 2014 has in store, the opportunities that may come and doors it will open. I hope you join me in the journey once again. Happy New Year Everyone and Blessings to you always.

With all my love,


Here are favorite looks of the 2013










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