Throwback: Winter Trip to Sapporo 2018

Because it’s December and there seems to be snow everywhere else but not here. 😦 FYI, I love winter and since moving to Japan, I’ve come to appreciate snow and actually miss it ❤ Where’s my white winter wonderland?!

2019 Village Culture Festival

If I could sum up the month of November in Japan in two topics it would be kouyou (fall colors) and culture festivals. Though the kouyou has yet to arrive, there are always a couple fun festivals held this time of the month! Culture Festivals in Japan are pretty much a good excuse for everyone…

Fuji Safari Park & Night Safari

On the way back from our road trip to the Kanto area, Trevor and I decided to spend a night somewhere around Mt. Fuji. As we sat in the parking lot in Kanagawa getting ready to leave, we decided to stop by Fuji Safari Park, a zoo located at the foot of said volcano.

Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 at DELASOUL CHARBON

Are you nostalgic for 90’s anime classics like Cardcaptors, Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, or Sailor Moon like I am? I’m not afraid to admit that these were the series that I thrived on growing up. Those titles will always hold a special place in my heart- they are the classics that made my childhood!!…

10 Things from August

Begone August and your unbearable heat!! Let’s make room for FALL (because HALLOWEEN!! and KOUYOU). July was an eventful month for Trevor and I, and actually maybe the busiest period of time we’ve ever had in Japan. (Asides from getting my drivers license) So the month of August here may be not as exciting as…

Totsukawa Summer Festival 2017: Fureai Monogatari

It’s crazy to think that this is our third year attending our village’s biggest festival of the summer. I still remember vividly our first year: a roughly-one-hour walk through the rain to the venue. And last year, I got to try on a yukata for the first time! The tradition continues this year…

Whale sharks!! Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

If you read my 10 things from July post, you would know that around the end of July, our good friends, Marine and Ben stopped by in the Osaka area to hang out. Despite the absurd amount of humidity gradually sweating out our sanity, we had a great time bringing them around Osaka and Nara….

10 Things from July

Ermergerd. I have officially started my third year as an ALT. In some ways, it doesn’t even feel like that amount of time has already passed. By day, the hours seem to drag on (especially around this time of the year when classes aren’t in session) but overall, two years have passed since Trevor and I have left…

Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Taisha

Maybe you didn’t notice, but on our Japan Bucket List, visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto was crossed off. Most of the bullets on that list will have a link directing you to a correlating blog post I wrote, but I didn’t write a particular post about Fushimi Inari Taisha. We actually went to Kyoto…