Akemashite Omedetou

Akemashite Omedetou

Happy Happy New Year! How is 2018 going? Are you still keeping your resolutions or have they already been broken? The year has only just begun so don’t give up! Side note: my tablet app is acting up again and I’ve had to rewrite this entry, which is such a pain. I’ve been hesitant to write anything on my tablet for fear of losing all my work again. I rang in the new year in my absolute favorite way: dancing….

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Snowmageddon 2018

Snowmageddon 2018

This week has been nothing short of brutal. My tablet is on the fritz again, simultaneously deleting the majority of two posts I’ve written. I’ve finally decided to permanently delete the app and no longer blog from my tablet. Let’s see if I can remember what I so artfully crafted only yesterday. Monday Originally I was planning on going to the Sumo Tournament on Monday. Mr. Owl had a morning assignment, but considering the strict rules for buying same day…

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The Hunt for Kouyo (Autumn Leaves) Part 1 – Nikko

The Hunt for Kouyo (Autumn Leaves) Part 1 – Nikko

This past autumn I’ve been obsessed with seeing the changing leaves. My home state has eternal summer and I providing lived in the South of France. Therefore, I haven’t enjoyed the changing of seasons in quite some time. Japanese people love the changing seasons. They love taking photos of leaves and flowers. When I first traveled here two years ago, I found it hilarious to see throngs of people photographing leaves. Now, I’m right beside them trying to snap the…

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Utsukushii Sora

Utsukushii Sora

Looking at my blog I realize I completely forgot to write about this. Since moving to Japan I’ve considered learning calligraphy. The movement in the strokes is so beautiful and I assume it’s a relaxing hobby. I even went as far as look into calligraphy courses, but, like everything in Japan, they’re expensive. I realized it wasn’t worth all the money to learn absolutely stunning Japanese calligraphy when I have no-one that I can write to! I think my money…

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Yoi Otoshi O

Yoi Otoshi O

It’s the end of the year and I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by. Every year seems to fly by faster than the year before. Yet, I find myself year after year making the same resolutions, convinced that this will be the year I follow through with them. I’m sure everyone experiences the same thoughts of disappointment, well those of us with unaccomplished resolutions, anyway. I’m currently riding the Shinkansen, bullet train, back to Tokyo. I spent the…

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A KFC Christmas

A KFC Christmas

Although Japan isn’t a Christian country, they still embrace Christmas. There are Christmas decorations in most shops, Christmas music plays in my local shopping street, and light installations illuminate various neighborhoods in Tokyo. I have been a little lazy actually getting out and enjoying the illuminations. Luckily, most of them remain up until mid February so I have plenty of time to see it. I was originally planning on spending Christmas in Kyoto. It was about two weeks before Christmas…

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The Breakfast of Champions

The Breakfast of Champions

I eat cereal almost every morning for breakfast because it’s cheap and requires minimal effort. I always stick with the same cereal brand and they release new mixes every once in a while. Their cereal always a blend of oats, nuts, and dried fruit. The last one I purchased was a sweet potato autumn mix, which was really delicious. Unfortunately, they didn’t have it anymore when it was time to restock. Instead, I bought one that looked like an autumn…

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A Collection of Random Short Stories

A Collection of Random Short Stories

Tokyo Tour Guide About a month ago, the fourth grade class at one of my schools started a new unit called, “Our Town.”  The concept is to introduce their ward. The teachers modified and even created the following backstory: Sally’s Mother is coming to Tokyo and its up to us to tell her what sightseeing she should do in our ward. When the teacher told them my mother was coming, the students faces immediately lit up and they frantically asked…

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Nice Trip See You Next Fall

Nice Trip See You Next Fall

I just randomly tripped up the escalator. It occurred so fast I’m not even sure what happened. My foot hit the edge of the stairs  and next thing I know I’m falling forward and extending my hand out in front of me. I would like to think I played it off well and no-one noticed.  Looks like my Tuesday is off to a splendid start! 

Which Do You Prefer?

Which Do You Prefer?

In the past two weeks I’ve had two guys call it quits, and surprisingly they used the exact same lame excuse. As a result, I’ve decided to take a break from dating this holiday season. Winter illuminations have taken over Tokyo, and I rather experience them alone than with some guy who will disappear after less than a handful of dates. So, enjoy this dating update since it shall (potentially) be the last one of the year. Sake Master If …

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