The Secret Pink Earring Swap
So girls, are your earrings in the mail?? Mine are on their way to the post office today - just made the deadline. I know that some of you have already received your earrings - if you can, send us a photo and I'll post it in a gallery here on Pinku. A pink earring gallery - that sounds like such a great idea!! Don't worry if you miss the deadline by a few days - just be sure to get your earrings in the mail ASAP. There's only so many days a girl can wait by the mailbox for her new pink earrings!!
Umm, yeah. So I set myself goals and they still remain unfulfilled BUT I did get a little bit of knitting done on my Stripes in the Round top (minus the stripes) AND I did enjoy a wonderful Sunday with the Tokyo SNB gals. Thanks for hosting a great bbq, Rae - it was fabulous! Hopefully I'll get around to posting the three photos I took in the next couple of days.
Internet shopping rocks (esp. when you live in a foreign country)
There are a few companies of which I should be a shareholder. I love to shop online. I am not sure whether I would do it as much if I lived in Australia (where the dollar is weak and I already have access to a bunch of stuff) but I absolutely love it in Japan. I have ordered something from all of these sites.
My favourite sites lately are:
Awful Cufflinks - a new daily shopping journal run by the gals from Plain Mabel and Bigger Krissy. Everyday the girls introduce some cool/cute/useful item that they have found on the Internet. (found via Not Martha)
Jestel - buy birkenstocks direct from Germany - if you are patient, economy shipping (4-6 weeks) is FREE - can you believe it?? Check out their bargains sections - there are tons of really cool shoes - mine are on their way from Germany!! (found via Knitty blog - can't wait to see the new Knitty due out at the end of this week!!!)
Amazon Japan - a lifesaver for English-speaking Japan residents - they deliver books to my door for a price cheaper than any bookstore in Japan - I love you Amazon Japan.
Elann - the super Canadian online yarn store that have also just agreed to sponsor Team Knitty for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Kangaroo - another online yarn store - this time in the UK. Rowan is expensive in Japan (like most countries) and Debbie Bliss is just not available, but by ordering online here and even paying shipping rates I can save money!! Very prompt service.
Zodee - online Aussie underwear/swimsuit store - I used to be a little addicted to Victoria's Secret, but lately that addiction has waned and I haven't actually ordered from them for over a year. I still like to browse their catalogues though. Zodee is great - it offers a lot of Aussie brand name underwear (Bonds, Kylie, Berlei, Elle MacPherson) and swimsuits (Speedo, Jets, Seafolly, etc) - I bought a new swimsuit from them and it's great - great for girls in Asian countries who don't have Asian figures!!
Ebay - how could I not include Ebay - I just won an auction for a dvd version of the BBC TV series, The Human Body. I have already seen it on TV in Australia (it was absolutely amazing), but was desperate to see it again. The BBC shop UK doesn't ship overseas (I hate that), the BBC shop in the US didn't stock it, and the ABC store in Australia charged a fortune for shipping, so I turned to ebay. Now I just pray that the dvds work!! If you haven't seen this series I highly recommend it to you - it takes you through each stage of life (one per episode) and explains all of the changes that happen to your body. Right from conception through to death - something everyone on this planet should watch!!!