Mitomo Uruuru Sake Essence Mask Review

Mitomo Uruuru Sake Essence Mask Review

Hello, friends! Yes, another face mask post haha. I’ve got a ton of these coming, and I apologize in advance for the lack of variety around here. I’ve just got a ton of these, and I want to make sure I have a chance to review each one before I use them up. Today’s sheet mask is another one from Mitomo, a Japanese brand.

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Mitomo Uruuru Rice Leaven Essence Mask

Mitomo Uruuru Rice Leaven Essence Mask

Hi, friends! I’m back at it again with another sheet mask post. We all love a good sheet mask around here, so let’s get started with this review of the Mitomo Uruuru Rice Leaven Essence Mask!

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JET Program: I’M MOVING TO JAPAN!!!

JET Program: I’M MOVING TO JAPAN!!!

AHH!!!! I cannot believe it! I made the shortlist for the JET Program!!!! I’m so happy that I cannot process my emotions right now. OMG. AH. EEP. I can’t believe it’s already been like a year and half since I’ve started preparing for this job (not including the many years building teaching experience), and now I made it. Wow.

It’s so funny how just a while ago, I was such a nervous wreck, constantly checking Reddit forums and refreshing my email inbox every five minutes (I kid you not when I say every five minutes) and now I’m so elated and relieved knowing that I was worried for nothing. I’m in! My dad’s pretty sad about it though. I’m sure he is happy that I’m living my dream right now, but he’s bittersweet about it because he doesn’t want me to be apart from him. I keep telling him I’ll send him an airplane ticket to visit me, but he keeps sulking and pouting haha.

I met a really nice girl in San Francisco during the interviews, and I was just informed that she wasn’t accepted into the program but that she was accepted into a master’s program so she would have gone that route regardless of the JET Program outcome. I’m glad things worked out well for the both of us. I was really looking forward to having a fellow JET Program friend, but I’m so happy for her!

On that note, if you are also going to Japan as part of the JET Program (or will be living in Japan for other reasons such as study abroad), I’d love to be friends! Feel free to reach out to me on my blog or through Instagram (@Loriboriii). Congrats, by the way, if you were also accepted into the program, a different job, or a study abroad program!

AHHHH. OK, I’m going to continue to try and process my emotions now. EEP. OK. There’s just so much to do now. I really need to amp up my Japanese language abilities now. AH. OK, I’ll stop spewing my crazy emotions out on the keyboard now. Thanks so much for joining me on this journey, and I look forward to talking to you all again soon (I’ve been trying to use up my skincare collection in anticipation of hopefully moving to Japan, so expect a lot of fun skincare and face mask posts!).

Love you all so so much! I’m going to go cry tears of joy now. Bye!

XOXO,

JET Program Interview Completed!

JET Program Interview Completed!

Hello, friends! About a week ago, I finally had my JET Program interview in San Francisco. It was definitely very nerve-wracking but exciting at the same time; I was so nervous because I really wanted the job but also excited because it meant being one step closer to getting accepted into the program. My mom said she wanted to go with me, so we both took Caltrain to San Francisco early in the morning and stayed at a nearby coffee shop while I prepped for the interview. About 45 minutes before my interview start time, I walked over to Hotel Nikko, which was where the interviews were held. While I waited for my name to be called, I befriended a really nice girl who was also there for her interview. We just chatted about our majors, placement requests, and just how nervous we both were. Time passed by really quickly because before I knew it, my name was called for the interview. My interviewers were three women: one lady from the Consulate, a JET alum, and a Japanese professor from the University of Nevada. They were all very welcoming and friendly. I really enjoyed my interview and thought it went quite well, but I guess we will find out in about a month! The San Francisco JET Program coordinator informed us that results will likely be released around late March, so I’ll keep you all updated around then! In the meantime, I’ll just be here studying Japanese and preparing for life abroad again. I’m staying hopeful!

Looking forward to sharing some good news with you all in about a month’s time!

JET Program: I Got an Interview!!!

JET Program: I Got an Interview!!!

Hello, friends! As you can see from the title, I got an interview for the JET Program! This is literally a dream. I haven’t even been accepted into the program yet, but I feel like this is just such an incredible gift. I cannot believe it!

My interview is set for Monday, February 3, which means I only have two weeks to prepare. I really want this job, so I’m both nervous and excited! I’ve been studying Japanese in preparation for life and work in Japan, which is why I haven’t been posting much lately. I hope you all understand! I’ll be catching up with everything as soon as my interview is over. Until then, please pray for my acceptance into the program! Thank you, and I love you all!

XOXO,

Daiso Haul

Daiso Haul

Hello, friends! A while back, I walked into a Daiso store with my friend to just browse the selection, only to leave with about $40 worth of goods in my hands. If you’ve never heard of Daiso, it’s essentially a Japanese “dollar store” that sells a variety of inexpensive but good quality products. Most items are priced at $1.50 here in the U.S., but some items are marked higher. Most of the items I bought were $1.50 with a few marked as $3. Daiso actually carries a lot of really nice products, so I couldn’t help but add a bunch of items to my basket.

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Bringing Back Face Mask Fridays

Bringing Back Face Mask Fridays

Hello, friends! Sorry about not having posted in a few days. I’ve been dealing with some very frustrating situations regarding car insurance. I’m still dealing with it, but I wanted to make sure I posted something today to keep in touch with you all. Today’s post isn’t a review, but I have exciting news for you all: I’m bringing back Face Mask Fridays!

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November 2016 Favorites

November 2016 Favorites

Hello there! Even though we’re about halfway into December, I thought I would share my November favorites with you all. Due to the business of the month with upcoming final exams, I wasn’t able to try out many new products or reintroduce a lot of old loves back into my daily routine, so because of that, this month’s favorites post consists of only a few items (December’s favorites post will contain more products, I promise!). With that said, let’s jump into my November favorites of 2016! I hope you enjoy this quick, little post! Continue reading “November 2016 Favorites”