Adventures in China! (Part 1)

I have always wanted to travel to China but kept putting off and went on exploring other parts of Asia during my annual summer holidays - the only thing putting me off was the cold weather during their winter as that would be only time I could travel there. However, with my summer holidays now... Continue Reading →

November 2017

Where has this year continues to astound me that I have been living in Japan for more than a year. I have kept myself alive (and have been thriving, if I do say so myself!) in another country for a year! November was the month for Autumn foliage (紅葉). The colours never fail to... Continue Reading →

October in a nutshell

This poor blog has been severely neglected and my way of getting some life back into it is to recap my adventures of Octobers in one post!  (That being said, I still haven't uploaded my post on my trip to China back in the summer... it will be coming soon hopefully!) October 1st: Chestnut Picking!... Continue Reading →

Mini-break with Masai Sensei!

I have mentioned Masai-Sensei before in previous posts; she is somewhat of a lifesaver of mine at school, helping me navigate the various events and administrative tasks that go along with living and working in Japan. She has also become a friend who I have come to rely on and enjoy spending time with, in... Continue Reading →

More visitors!

In mid-May, my sister, brother-in-law and two nephews made the trip to visit me here in Tokyo. I could not be more appreciative of the fact that they came all the way over here to visit me, especially considering they had two little ones (2 and a half and 8 months) in tow. They were... Continue Reading →

Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさい祭り)

Another Monday off. Another exploration adventure. Tokyo is forever changing with the seasons – in the Autumn, it’s the beautiful leaves, in the spring, it’s the Sakura and in the Summer it’s apparently the hydrangeas! I found out about a local shrine 白山神社in the Bunkyo area (文京区) that showcases many different varieties of hydrangeas in... Continue Reading →

Nogi Shrine

Roppongi is known for its nightlife, shopping and a hub for foreigners out for a good time. It also happens to have a gem of a shrine, right in the middle of all the action. I’ve been wanting to work on my photography skills (or lack thereof, really) so with my Mondays now wide open,... Continue Reading →

10 months in…

Summer is just around the corner; it has finally started to warm up. I have tried to fight the urge to turn by AC on in my apartment as I know come proper summer I will need it more than ever! And as summer looms (and seeing as I arrived in Japan last summer), it... Continue Reading →

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