I’ve been living in Arizona, USA, for about 7 months now. This time of year in Japan I would be getting my kids ready for the end of the year tests and graduation ceremonies. Now, I’m waiting for medical school interviews, filing taxes, paying off my car (first big girl purchase!), and working in a… Read More Life after Japan
So, trying to do at least one blog post a month, so here’s the start for February. (Sorry this is a delayed event post! These weddings took place November and December!) As the title of this entry reads, this post is about weddings and how they are celebrated in Japan. Although there’s variation to how… Read More Weddings in Japan
I am definitely not a fan of bugs of most sorts, unless they look pretty and are harmless. Otherwise, bugs and I just don’t mix. Now, I knew tropical bugs are a lot bigger than what I’m used to back home, especially since I’ve had numerous occasions meeting (unpleasantly) them in the Philippines when we… Read More Bugs. Bugs. Bugs.
A couple weeks ago I was invited to spend the day with one of my teachers and her husband. I didn’t have anything planned, so I thought it would be fun to get to know them better and to get out of the apartment. Our day adventure led us on a trip to Nagano, about… Read More Enjoying the Harvest
I know that in my earlier posts, I mentioned tid bits about my experiences with driving and drivers in Japan. I apologize, in advance, if I repeat any information, but in this post I’ll also be explaining and describing my experience obtaining my Japanese driver’s license and everything that comes with it! On your mark!… Read More Real Life Super Mario Kart!
Fireworks festivals are so well known throughout Japan. Various cities have big events and shows that draw hundreds and thousands of people. Even Gifu prefecture has fireworks! Although I wasn’t back in Japan in time to attend any of the other fireworks festivals, like Kyoto and Gifu City, I did attend the Maze Fireworks Festival.… Read More Maze Fireworks Festival
Part 2 will be filled with info about the last 2 days of my Tokyo/Yokohama trip. Because we missed out ongoing to the Cup Noodles Museum, we figured we could make it the next day around noon. So that morning we tried to make our way to the famous Tsukiji Market. When we got there…it… Read More Celebrating Golden Week (part 2)