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Jason McCarty.

December 26, 2016


I don’t really know what to say, except to say that my friend is dead. He was one of the people who died in the Oakland, California Ghost Ship fire. When news of the fire first broke, my first thought was that it could have been any of us. All those years ago. All those […]

Oh and also, guess who got hitched?

September 15, 2016


🙂 We did! It wasn’t much, but we finally did the damn thing on August 29, at the Toshima-ku Ward Office in Tokyo. We weren’t expecting to make a big deal out of it, since we’ll be doing a ‘ceremony’ (with no one there) when we go to New Zealand in February for our honeymoon. […]

Verena came to visit: for 10 days!

September 15, 2016


This is how behind I am on my blog posts: Verena was here from August 2-12, and I am just getting to writing about it now. I feel really bad about it, but I’ve been so busy since she left! I actually did a LOAD of planning before she came: she’s wanted to come to […]

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 […]

Still connected, even if I can’t feel it

May 14, 2016


(written months ago, posted now) The other night Mark and I were having a conversation about how some of my closest friends seem to have fallen off of the planet. I hadn’t heard from any of them in a while, despite having sent a few emails their way. I just figured they were busy living […]

It’s important to leave the echo chamber once in a while

February 26, 2016


This is ALSO a post about our trip to Germany and England, but this is specific about ONE THING that happened while we were there, and not about just being out of the country in general. Even though we didn’t get to see too many of our friends in England, we definitely made the effort […]

Apparently, there are ‘no Supertall Skyscrapers’ in Tokyo?

December 4, 2015


A post for Rebecca. A while ago, a friend came to visit me in Tokyo. One of the first things she mentioned was a lack of skyscrapers in the city. Of course, my first thought was ‘what in the hell are you talking about, didn’t your train take you through Shinjuku?’, and this thought stuck […]