You can guess how doing a lot of traveling would affect an introvert, right? And before you say “Christina, you aren’t an introvert!” Let me stop you. I like to think of myself as an introvert with extroverted qualities. Can I talk to random people that I meet in public? Yes, of course. Do I… Continue reading August & September ’17: Kobe Winery, Himeji Castle Beer Garden, and Hibernation
Today I’d like to travel back to a magical time. I use the word ‘magical’ because this month encompassed and embodied my dreams for traveling the world. I’m sure, if you’ve read some of my other blog posts then you know a bit about why I enjoy traveling or even why it was/is my dream… Continue reading July 2017: Okinawa, India and my golden birthday!
Lets do some time traveling, eh? Are you ready? We’re going back to June 2017 to relive some cool memories and get this blog on track to being up to date. Consider this the second resurrection. I’m not sure if I’ve mention this or not but I have a few sets of parents. Of course,… Continue reading June: Tottori, Somen and more pancakes
I want to dedicate this blog post to my Japanese mom and friend. They are awesome companions and are always up for adventuring with me. May was a slow month. Not too many exciting things happened. My Japanese mom’s birthday was in May so we planned to surprise her by taking her to Himeji Rose… Continue reading May: Himeji Rose Garden, Japanese pancakes and Hawaiian omiyage
It’s no secret that Imo (sweet potato) holds a special place in the heart of my stomach. Most of the teachers that work near me participate in what I like to call Imo culture. This Imo culture includes the exchange of new and long loved Imo products and trinkets. On this episode of “Love letter… Continue reading Love letter for いも [Episode 3]
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]
Every year for the last 30 years, Momoi Sensei organizes a trip to this sake brewery for a group of people. This year, I was privileged to attend. I went into this with a strong dislike of sake. I hoped that by trying different types/brands that I might find one that didn’t taste like garbo… Continue reading Tatsuriki Brewery Tour 2017