By March, I’d been living in Japan from well over half a year. And while I may not have eaten burgers regularly in the states. There is something about homesickness that mutates your ideals of home. It increases your cravings for things that you’d normally never have but suddenly need. For me, burgers were that… Continue reading March: Burgers, movies, and sake
[produced with the combined annomosity of Elin Gubbin] Step 1: Set a writing task about a famous building. Give varying examples including the Taj Mahal. Result? 90 out of 120 students chose to write about Himeji Castle. Proof read twice, one week of listening to speeches and an uncurrable dislike for Himeji Castle History develops. Step 2:… Continue reading How to kill Himeji Castle in two easy steps!
After a recent walking expedition near my school, I was in search of a potty. Yes, I said potty. No matter which English speaking country you hail from ‘Potty’ is still the most polite way to say it. Any whoziles, I rolled up on a 711 thinking everything was copacetic. I noticed construction was underway… Continue reading Adventures in a squatty potty #2
With this series of blog posts I actually will require you to respond and weigh in with your opinion. I plan to present personal experiences. I really want to know how you would have responded or what you would have done differently. These posts are not for any specific nationality. I want everyone’s opionion and… Continue reading When in Rome? [Episode 1]
It’s no secret that I love sweet potato. I blame my mom for this. She raised me on sweet potatoes and candied yams. This affinity for imo (いも), as its known in Japanese, has only grown in Japan. There are so many different varieties of sweet potato and they each have distinct flavors and qualities.… Continue reading Love letter for いも [Episode 1]
February is one of those words that I always hate trying to spell. My pronunciation is way off and it throws my spelling sometimes. But this is just random information or rather an excuse or explanation (depending on your perspective) on why its taken me so long to write a post about the events that… Continue reading February: Festivals, museums, and awesomeness
So, a few posts back, I talked about the things that I wanted to accomplish in this new year. It mostly had to do with checking things off my bucket list, living fearlessly, and believing that the word “impossible” is subject to personal opinion. As a child my mother exposed me to many different types… Continue reading January: Bass Lessons
First, I want to apologize for the continued absence of these blog posts. And second I’d like to thank you for your patience, prayers, cards and care packages. It’s very hard for me to wrap my mind around living in Himjei, Japan for over a year. So many things have happened. No. Really. So many… Continue reading The resurrection!
いただきます！/itadakimasu/ Let’s eat! On this episode of “You ate what?!” we dive into the deep. You see what I did there? I’m punny. We’re talking about eating fishies. What is so strange about that? You tell me. Think about all your fun little fishy facts. Take a walk through all the most dangerous, deadly, poisonous… Continue reading You ate what?! [Episode 16]
The weather is bipolar. One day its hot and humid. The next day there is a cool breeze and you need a jacket. The next day its raining cats and dogs and that frog from my favorite childhood book, Jump frog Jump. After living in the desert for 6 years, you’d think I would welcome the… Continue reading How’s the weather? [Episode 1]