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?!

Dressing Like Royalty (??) in Seoul

Our Golden Week trip to Seoul was our very first overseas vacation (not including visiting home) in our 4+ years living in Japan. Even though we spent less than a week there, both Trevor and I had an overall amazing time. We loved the food (I ate so many egg breads omg so good), met…

Reminders of war and UXO: COPE Visitor Centre in Vientiane, Laos

Whenever Trevor and I plan on traveling to another foreign country, I always make it a habit of researching and finding anything that looks interesting to us and pinning it on Google maps. As many restaurants, cafes, famous sightseeing spots, etc as I can find. I star them just in case we want to check…

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!!…

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…

Yellowcard Final World Tour Concert in Osaka, Japan!

Happy March!!! Wow, March already?! Yesterday was my high school’s graduation ceremony. I was running on three and a half hours of sleep. Needless to say, it was a struggle to stay awake. But the lack of sleep was so worth it because Trevor and I got to see one of our favorite bands Yellowcard…

An Owl Cafe in Nara?!

Did you know that Nara has an owl cafe? I always thought you could only find these kinds of themed cafes in the bigger cities like Osaka or Tokyo. When my mom and cousin were here visiting, we all went to Owl Cafe Wata Wata (Nara’s first Owl Cafe!) together- until my cousin chickened out of…

Cardcaptor Sakura Cafe in Tennoji, Osaka!!

When I was in elementary school, I loved Cardcaptors. Before I found out how horribly the dubbed version butchered the original Japanese series, I was always super excited to get home from school to watch whatever re-run episode aired on KidsWB (was that the channel or Toonami?) I remember as a child making my mom buy…

Halloween in Osaka 2016!!

It’s way past Halloween, I know, but I didn’t want to forget writing about how much fun Trevor and I had in Osaka. To be honest, this was our first time in a long time having a mini-vacation to ourselves. Every other time we’ve had to come up north and stay at a hotel it…