Bits 'n Bobs

Hello. I Like Makeup and I Believe in Gender Equality

When I read articles or watch YouTube videos on┬ámakeup, beauty, and fashion and inevitably there will be the comments that say that such things are frivolous and/or such things subvert the messages of feminism and gender equality. Basically, telling females that they cannot be taken seriously unless they forgo make up and dress like a…… Continue reading Hello. I Like Makeup and I Believe in Gender Equality

Bits 'n Bobs · Food

Adventures in the Trees and a Little Gem

I’m not one for outdoor adventures. Sure, I love taking walks and I’ll go on a hike with much enthusiasm, I’ll even attempt to climb a relatively small mountain. But I never thought I’d find myself doing an obstacle course, in the trees, of all places. Why? Well, for one, I’m not the fittest person…… Continue reading Adventures in the Trees and a Little Gem

Bits 'n Bobs · Travels

Nonomiya Shrine: A Word A Week Challenge – Red

Red is associated with Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism, and in many shrines in Japan, red will be the dominating colour. Nonomiya Shrine is located in Arashiyama, Kyoto and is the place where many imperial princesses during the Heinan period spent a year in order to purify themselves before going to the Ise Shrine. In this…… Continue reading Nonomiya Shrine: A Word A Week Challenge – Red