Birthday gift: Louis Vuitton

Half a year ago I decided to buy myself a Louis Vuitton bag for my 28th birthday, I have been saving a bit for it.

A few days before my birthday however I decided against buying a bag, and to buy shoes instead! I have been looking at the Run Away sneakers for days and have fallen in love with it.

 

On my birthday, the first errand I did for the day was go to Louis Vuitton. I was so disappointed when I didn’t see the shoes in the color I wanted in display. Luckily, they had it at the back 😊 so I bought them, tried them on first of course. Louis Vuitton shoes run big. I am a 39 and had to buy a 38! That’s a whole size down. 38,5 was too big, my heel kept popping out!

 

So here are my new sneakers!

 

The insoles of shoe makes it a high heel-ish type of sneakers. The insoles can be removed for those who prefer it. The shoes are a bit heavy to hold, but it’s not noticable while walking. I used them yesterday with stockings and felt like my heel would slip out at times, otherwise they were very comfortable to walk with.

 

I used them today as well with socks, and they were a much better fit! Here with my Gymshark tights 🙈Oh

 

Do you have these sneakers as well? What do you think?

 

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Birthday gift : Gymshark

From my previous post I mentioned that I bought myself my own birthday gifts. I bought myself two pairs of workout tights from Gymshark. I have been on the look out for new workout tights, haven’t bought any new one’s since last last year.

 

I keep on seeing Gymshark on my feed, and they look and feels good to wear. So at one point during my search for new tights I just said ”f*ck it, I will try Gymshark”!

 

Finding which tights to choose was quite hard because they have a lot of different types and a lot of different colors and styles to choose from. I have been set on buying tights with a high waist. This is because high waist tights keeps my stomach warm, it hides my tummy, and it doesn’t flash people when I do squats (yes, I squat)

 

After spending days on Gymsharks website. I finally found two tights for me! I chose the Vital Seamless Leggings in Purple and the Dreamy Leggings 2.0 in Dusty Pink.

I was so excited when I opened the mail and I tried it on ASAP!

Did they look good on me as it does my IG friends or the models? Nope. Not at all! They are however very comfortable and the Dreamy Leggings 2.0 is so practical with the two deep pockets on both tighs.

 

Here is the Vital leggings on me

 

I worked out with it today, and I loved the feeling of it. It is one of the most comfortable tights I own so far!

 

Here is the Dreamy 2.0

 

One thing I didn’t like about the Dreamy 2.0 is that if you wear underwear that is not a thong or seamless, people will know! The texture btw is very smooth and lovely to the touch.

The Gymshark tights can be a tad bit expensive, luckily I am still a student and they have student discounts 😁

 

Will I buy more of these or other Gymshark products in the future? Probably 🙈

 

By the way  I was contemplating on whether I should post photos of myself wearing the thights, because I don’t look skinny fit or fit. I saw photos of Gymsharkwomen or #gymshark on instagram and they all show women who are superfit and has flat tummys. Then I realized that maybe there are some who maybe has the same body as I, and maybe showing my photos would help or can help a little.

Happy Birthday to me!

Yesterday  I turned 28! 2 more years until I turn 30! I feel old

I didn’t have a big celebration, I just celebrated it with my family. I was actually very happy because of the weather. You see on Sunday it was snowing a lot! Like everything was white, so I was very happy when there were no snow on sight and very sunny yesterday.

I did not get any birthday gifts from friends or family, because you never really get gifts the older you get and because whenever they ask I don’t really know? I did buy myself my own gifts! That I can write about in a different blog post 🙂

 

For my birthday this year we did hot pot at home! I bought the ingredients before I went home to my moms house. I bought the things I thought would be good and that everyone would enjoy.

We all enjoyed the hot pot! the fish balls and dumplings were so good. One of the highlights of my celebration though was the ube cake!We don’t eat ube cake as often because 1. it’s expensive.

 

We were a total of 7 people who celebrated with me btw, and let me tell you. That ube cake was gone after a few minutes! It was very delicious though. The right amount of sweetness if you ask me.

 

 

Turim Luxe Hotel

I stayed at Turim Luxe Hotel which I booked through Booking.com. My journey to the hotel, because I followed Google Maps was a long walk. I think I walked about 20 minutes, but I found out later on that there was a much shorter way to the public transportation system.

Upon entering the room, you are greeted with music! Which is nice I think. The bathroom was clean and filled with the necessities I need.

The bed was big! and very comfortable! I haven’t had a bed all too myself in a very long time, and let me tell you it is great!

 

Over all I was pretty much contented with my stay. I didn’t use services such as breakfast or anything.

If I visit Lisbon again, I would definitely stay at this hotel again

Portugal 2019

At the end of February I went to Portugal, alone. Last year, I told myself to try to visit a new country when I plan on travelling. So this year I decided to go to Portugal for two different reasons. First reason was it is a new country I can scratch off my scratch-off map. The second reason was because there is a Louis Vuitton stamp that is exclusive to Lisboa. Yes! I am that much of an addicted collector that I visit a new country for a Louis Vuitton stamp.

 

I was in Lisbon from February 26 up until February 28. I wasn’t able to do everything I planned to do, but I was contented with what I was able to see and do.

 

I would want to visit Lisbon next time and stay there for a little bit longer, and I would want to travel with someone else.

My Louis Vuitton luggage tag collection and locations

At the start of 2017, I became addicted to Louis Vuitton. It started when I bought small leathered goods, and then it became worse when I joined the Louis Vuitton Addicted- Buy, Sell & Chat group. I saw someone selling luggage tags with hot stamps and decided to buy one with the Canada stamp on.

The start of 2017 was also my last semester at Høyskolen Kristiania and it was our bachelor thesis period. I procrastinate a lot, and that one tag I bought started an addiction when I started searching for #lvluggagetags and #lvhotstamps on instagram.  Fast forward to 2019 and I have about 72 or so tags.

Without further ado, here are my tags and stamps and where to find them, ish.

ASIA

Asia has a lot of lovely stamps, but they are extremely hard to get especially the Japanese ones.

Japan: Japan has had a lot more stamps than those pictured. The stamps are usually offered during events. Japanese stamps are incredibly hard to come by, they change locations and are only available for a small period of time.

Singapore:

Hongkong: Hong Kong has another stamp as well, the junk boat with the skyline at the back. I do not have it yet.

 

South Korea:

Taiwan:

China: Shangai also has a stamp,but it is exclusive to the VVV exhibition.

Thailand :

Dubai:

 

OCEANIA

New Zealand:

Australia:

Guam:

I had to Google countries in Oceania, and Guam was listed as one, so I placed Guam here. They also have the big rounded heart.

North America:

Canada:

United States of America:

New York:

Texas:

Colorado:

California:

Hawaii:

 

Washington DC:

 

Louisiana:

Massachusetts:

Puerto Rico: 

Mexico:

Mexico City:

Cancun:

 

Europe:

Norway:

 France:

Paris:

St. Tropez: Unfortunately, I do not have this stamp yet.

St Barts: As with St. Tropez I do not have this stamp.

United Kingdom:

Poland:

  Italy:

Rome:

Venice:

Turin: I do not have this

Spain:

Madrid:

Portugal:

 

Finland:

Germany:

  Switzerland:

Russia:

St. Petersburg:

Moscow: Moscow also has the soccer ball from the World Cup.

Africa:

South Africa: Unfortunately I do not have this tag. It is the outline of a mountain with Cape Town writing underneath.

 

Zodiacs:

This year is Year of the Pig. The stamp is available in some other countries now.

Miscellaneous:

As part of the Holiday, Louis Vuitton rolled out six stamps, Vivienne, Manekineko,  pig, candy cane, Heart with the dagger and the Ostritch with the gifts stacked.

The candy cane as far as I know is only available at Malaysia and Macau

 

I still lack a few stamps and I am still in the process of getting tags with stamps.  Acquiring tags is not easy though, but I usually buy used tags.  I do hope I can travel to the countries or cities with stamps a lot more often. Cities or countries I haven’t been too are usually my target destination when I choose new countries to travel to. It’s not always easy because of my work. I hope Louis Vuitton will come out with more stamps, but I hope they will not be strict that I may not be able to get any.

Collecting luggage tags and the stamps is fun though. I have made a lot of friends. I have met some and there are a lot more that I still need to meet. I have a bit of a collection now though, and I am planning on buying a hardsided luggage from Louis Vuitton when I turn 30 to store my luggage tags. That is an ultimate dream.

So here is to collecting more stamps and meeting new friends.

Ichibazushi Shinsaibashisuji- Sushi!

When my boyfriend and I went to Osaka two years ago, we went to this sushi place in Shinsaibashi shopping district. We really loved the sushi there and the prices were not bad at all.

The sushi chefs also makes the food in front of you and they’re pretty fast! If you want more food you just place the plate in front of you and they put your ordered food there. When a new customer comes in, all the chefs greet the person at the same time.

The only thing I maybe do not like about the place is that they smoke inside, which is still pretty normal in Japan.

Mos Burger

I study Japanese, and in one of our textbooks they always mention Mos Burger.  We tried our very first Mos Burger in Osaka, and it was very delicious.

I don’t think I have ever seen burgers prepared as nicely as these in Mos Burger. It is like they were taken out of a commercial.  The green soda is melon soda, which I personally like a lot.

Kinkaku-Ji

While we were in Kyoto, we headed to the Kinkaku-ji, but it took us hours to decide if we should go or not! Well my bf and my sister wasn’t really that interested in going there at first, but I guess my ”shall we go or not” questions made them decide to go.

We went there about 30 minutes before the place closed. Lucky us! We were not there for that long, we took photos and just followed the route. It did start snowing right after we got there. Anyways here are the photos from the kinkaku-ji

Fushimi Inari Taisha

I have always wanted to go to the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, but when we and my boyfriend went to Osaka two years ago, we were not able to go to Kyoto. This time though I planned our stay in Osaka to be about four days so that we would have the opportunity to go to Kyoto as well. I really wanted my sister to experience a lot while in Japan.

We went to Fushimi Inari shrine during our third day in Osaka. The travel was fairly easy and it wasn’t that hard to find the place. The moment you get out of the station the place is there.

Before we went ahead and walked to the trails we actually went to the street where there were a lot of food vendors. There were so many good food, but we went for those with few lines. We went and got us Taiyaki with red beans and bacon. The taiyaki was delicous and was quite fresh. The bacon was very tasty as well.

After our stroll through the food vendors we went towards the shrine. There were a lot of people and you know how in pictures it’s usually red, it was actually more orange-like, but always appeared red-ish on our photos.

There were also guardian foxes near the entrance of the shrines.

Here are some various photos I took. Oh and there was a map at one point showing us the way to the mountain and to the exit, and we chose not to go to the mountain. I guess we were tired from all the walking.