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]
In today’s episode lets take a look at some social behaviors. It’s common practice in the U.S. that when first arrive at work you are given a few minutes to settle in. However, that is not the case here in Japan. For one, the teachers room consists of over 80 desks lined up in rows… Continue reading When in Rome? [Episode 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]
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
As an American who frequently used alternative transportation like buses, trains, bikes and feet, I like to think that I have seen it all. But this was not even close to the truth. On my second or third night in Himeji, after having a welcome dinner downtown, I road the bus home. It was more… Continue reading Bus Adventures [episode 1]
This post is not to be seen as a complaint. I am content to find a new normal in this country. With that said, know that I never expected that certain creature comforts were, seemingly, essential to my ability to function. Growing up, I learned from my mother how to cook. That jiffy cornbread that… Continue reading Baking in Japan
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