Ok. Not really. But they are pretty insane. Yesterday my friends and I ventured to the great city of Fukui.... I use the word "city" generously. Fukui is most well known for its crabs, dinosaur museum, and the Tojinbo cliffs. This winter has been the coldest on record in thirty to fifty years (I have … Continue reading The cliffs of insanity!!!
Japan loves holidays. Like loooooves holidays. And if it is a holiday geared towards cute stuff? Fuggedaboutit. Valentine's Day is this Wednesday and Japan is chocolate obsessed right now. There is a Chocolate bazaar in one of the department stores in my city. Basically, thirty or forty vendors set up shop with their various chocolate … Continue reading CHOCOLATE!!!
Ok. So I have been MIA for sometime now. Every time I start to post I think, "it's been too long. I can't start again." Why not? What rule book of blogging says you can't start again? And now I have four months of things to talk about! Yay! This week was my friend's birthday … Continue reading Here I go again
I’m almost always ready for a trip so when one of my fellow English teachers suggested a day trip on Thanksgiving I was totally down. Anyone who knows me will tell you that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love cooking and just chilling with important people in my life. And shopping 🙂 But that … Continue reading Ise Trip
Wow... Goodbye October. At the end of September I took a solo trip to Kyoto, the once capital of Japan that boasts the most historical setting. It was delightful and surprisingly peaceful but it left me with a strange sensation. In the past, I always traveled with friends or family or new acquaintances. Never alone. … Continue reading Kyoto Trip
Long ago in a kitchen far away... Actually my first memory of baking was royally messing up a cookie recipe. I had confused baking powder and baking soda and the resulting cookies were inedible. Despite what my parents said. I wish I could say that was the last time I made that error but... Moving … Continue reading Ventures in Cooking episode 1
One of the great things about living in a big city is that there is always something to do. I am forever amazed when people tell me there is nothing to do in their city. (I hear this aaaaall the time about Nagoya) Until you have lived in a town of 3,000 people where the … Continue reading Wanderlust
The Atsuta Shrine is said to enshire the "Five Gods of Atsuta" and it houses one of the three great relics of Japanese history: Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (grass cutting sword). I visited this shrine several weeks ago but had to wait until I could research the Shinto religion a bit before posting. My knowledge is limited (to … Continue reading Atsuta Shrine
Living in another country is an amazing experience. You learn about the world, people, and yourself. You get to see fat away places and eat incredible food. Sounds amazing. The problem is... its still life. You most likely have a job. You have to buy groceries. Pay bills. Go to the post office. But now, … Continue reading When living abroad isn’t a vacation…
Fun fact: Japan gets movies sooooo much later than America. I'm a huge marvel fan and have been looking forward to the new Spider-Man movie for at least six months. Then I found out it was being released in America July 4th... when did I leave for Japan? June 31st. That's cool. I'm sure I … Continue reading The silent theater