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We hanami-ed the shit out of this year

April 11, 2018

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Almost like we might be planning to leave in a year. We got to see every place we (I) wanted to see this time. I officially feel like I have ‘done hanami’ right. And it was actually all wrong, by Japanese standards. In Japan, the traditional hanami party takes place while seated, picnic style, beer […]

Book 12 was not a book, actually

April 4, 2018

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But it took up 2 weeks of my life, and for that reason, it deserves to be mentioned. I am doing my best to read more than I did in 2017. With or without counting this as an actual book that I’ve read, which I will, I’m still going to blow past that mark next […]

OMG yeah, this looks like a great place to stand right now!

March 20, 2018

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This is a bit of a rant. I don’t know if it’s a Tokyo thing, a Japan thing, or an everybody everywhere thing. But WTF is up with people, whether looking down at their phones or not, just randomly walking on a crowded street or in a train station and then stopping in the MIDDLE […]

People are the WORST, part 3/3

March 3, 2018

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I want to end my rant with a bit of history: I want to talk about the Hibakusha and what happened to them after they survived the absolute horror of nuclear bombings by the USA in WW2. Obviously, I’m not Japanese and I wasn’t there. I’m just an immigrant who gets to talk to a […]

Book 9: The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism, Feb 22

March 1, 2018

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9. The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism,  Kristin Dombek, February 22 I had this on my Amazon wish-list as a book to check out, and my sister went and got it for me for Christmas! Yay, Steph! Thank you so much! It’s a relatively short book, as it is actually just […]

People are the WORST, part 1/3

January 30, 2018

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Dear readers. I know I’ve been MIA and not writing or talking about much aside from books and goals in the past month or so. I’ve been working more than normal to try to make up for the vacation I took in November, the government-enforced Winter Vacation (Dec 30 – Jan 3 in Japan) and […]

We surprised my dad with a trip to Baltimore for my birthday!

January 12, 2018

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And it was for the sexiest of reasons: my driver’s license was about to expire. If you live in the state of Maryland, you can renew your license on the internet – that’s true. But if you are a Maryland resident (so say my tax forms and home address) who happens to live outside of […]