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About a Cat.

November 10, 2017

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Today is the day I decided to leave Japan. I’ve been talking about it and toying with the idea in my head for a while: Oh, but we could stay and make it work. Oh, but it’s so nice and safe here. Oh, we could work more and earn enough money to travel home once […]

How I made a Sebastian the Crab costume for a child

November 2, 2017

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I’m recording this for myself, and for others who need to make BASIC costumes for children or photo shoots. We planned a Disney theme for Halloween this year with the girls. I knew a few would be joining us, and wanted everyone to have options to choose from. A group of little girls, I figured […]

How I’m feeling about Japan lately.

October 30, 2017

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Fighting Fish, Dessa (2013) Swimming in a snifter pretty as a picture don’t get it twisted man, her bite is a bitch You can name, you can keep her but take care when you feed her You never can take the fight out the fish Chompin at the drill bit never one to still sit […]

The story of the frog

October 27, 2017

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I’ve had a ceramic frog living in my sewing box since I was in college. He didn’t have a name, he didn’t have a reason. He was a gift. And I kept him in my sewing box, where I used to keep the other parts of his collection. I’ve carried this frog with me throughout […]

We went to: the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery!

October 22, 2017

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We had to. Who wouldn’t? We had the perfect excuse/reason: My brother-in-law LOVES whiskey. We were going to be in Kyoto. Who wouldn’t put those two together? While I’m not sure exactly how my BIL feels about Suntory SPECIFICALLY, I don’t think any whiskey-lover would turn a distillery tour down. I certainly never turn down […]

We went to: Hiroshima!

October 21, 2017

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My sister and her husband also wanted to visit Hiroshima. They’d been to see Pearl Harbor the year before, so it made sense to see ‘the other side of things’ while they were here. Mark and I were really excited about this, as it would be the farthest west we’d been on Japan’s main island, […]

We went to: Himeji Castle!

October 20, 2017

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When my sister and her husband came to visit us in September, they had two general requests: See a castle. See a temple. Simple enough, right? They also wanted to go to Hiroshima to visit the Peace Memorial (coming up next), so I thought it would be a good idea to take them to THE […]