Food · Japanese · Travel

May: Himeji Rose Garden, Japanese pancakes and Hawaiian omiyage

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

Food · Japanese · Uncategorized

Love letter for いも [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]

Japanese · Travel

“Did you just shush me?!” Episode 1

Recently, I went to a Japanese movie theater for the first time. I was excited to see ‘La La Land’ and extra geeked on the Wednesday women’s discounted ticket. When I tell you I was thirsty to see this movie I am not kidding. A friend gave me a newspaper article with info on the discounted… Continue reading “Did you just shush me?!” Episode 1

Japanese · Language Acquisition · Manga · Monthly reading challenge

A Book a Month 2017: Ichigatsu一月

This year I really wanted to start the year with very clear goals. There are many things that I hope to accomplish this year and a simple New Year’s resolution list wouldn’t cut it. In the past, like many other people around the world, I would make goal lists and find that by the end… Continue reading A Book a Month 2017: Ichigatsu一月