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The things I need to keep telling myself

July 31, 2016


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I go through phases where I have some serious, scary death dreams. Waking dreams like fantasies of my airplane crashing into the sea, or a suicide bomber deciding to hijack my airplane, or a massive earthquake striking Tokyo while I’m on the 20th (or 50th) floor of a building. I’m going to try to keep […]

Our trip to the states: we did other things, too!

July 27, 2016



So, on our trip to the US that was mostly about Steph’s wedding, we did a few other things. As I said in the last post, the main focus was of course the wedding, and getting to spend time with my family, whom I hadn’t seen in about 3 years. But I still wanted to […]

Posted in: Baltimore, friends, home, life, travel

We went to the USA for my sister’s wedding!

July 27, 2016


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all photos in this post c/o Michael Stavrinos Photography yay! So in June Mark and I went back to the US for my sister, Stephanie’s wedding. She got married on June 10, and I was lucky enough to be able to go and be a bridesmaid. I also got to walk her down the ‘aisle’ […]

The internal battle to NOT always be an angry bitch

July 22, 2016



I don’t want people to think I don’t like them. I just don’t have time sometimes. I swing between wanting to be nice to everyone and not have anyone feel like I’m angry or disinterested and Jesus Christ why are you bothering me right now? Random guys have tried to talk to me. Always in […]

Posted in: life, relationships

In case of emergency

July 9, 2016



In Japan, there are ‘in case of emergency’ measures in place just about everywhere. In the public toilets there’s a special button on the wall that is often confused with the flush button (also sometimes on the wall) by foreigners who can’t read Japanese. In my home, there are these funny circles that look like […]

Posted in: Culture shocks, Japan, life

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