10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

  1. I don't believe in umbrellas.

  2. I hate wearing skirts and dresses.

  3. I don't drink alcohol unless it's 梅酒 (Umeshu - Japanese plum wine) and on a very special occasion, an amaretto sour. But this might occur maybe 2/3 times a year if you're lucky.

  4. My favourite movie is Spirited Away.

  5. I never look at the weather forecast (unless it's for work).

  6. I would rather be too cold than too hot.

  7. I'm half Japanese, half American but I have a British accent.

  8. I love playing video games.

  9. I listen to Jazz most of the time as it calms me down and lifts my spirits.

  10. I used to own a floristry business with my friend Jess called Okishima & Simmonds before I decided to pursue photography full-time. I sometimes run workshops and retreats throughout the year.

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