About L’essentiel

This blog aims to remind myself and my readers to forget perfection and focus on what’s essential. If you know me from my previous blog, you’ll know how much I love writing about my thoughts, taking photos and traveling (lots of it). Although sometimes oblivious, most of the time I’m aware about the things happening around me. I would love to reflect about that here. There would be frequent contradictions, doubts, and negative feelings but that’s completely normal. I will still be sharing about them by the way.

This blog is also a personal and travel blog of a human being named Ashley. It also aims to tell you her story about being human (hopefully) in this planet.

About Ashley 

Living in and out of Japan, she surely loves changing her environment once in a while. She was most thrilled this 2015 when her photo was published as a book cover for Banana Yoshimoto’s Moshi Moshi Shimokitazawa republished book in German which is currently being sold all over Europe and when they started OurKawaii.Tokyo (a kawaii travel blog in Tokyo).

Although heart warming, she considers achievements as fleeting moments. She likes to surround herself with people who will keep her grounded. Her fiance Justin (a Virgo) and Our Kawaii Tokyo partner Kaila (a Capricorn) helped her to build this website – she’s forever thankful for them.

This blog is obviously inspired by The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.