Vacation in Ghana

As you’re reading this, Ryouske and I are in Ghana visiting my parents. This is Ryouske’s first time in Africa – and the first time I’ve visited them there in almost 10 years (wow, time flies!). Most of our yearly family [...]

21 March, 2016 // 13 Comments

I don’t want to be cute (in Japan)

Oh Japan, why are you so kawaii? Japan is the Mecca of cute-ness. Polka dots, pink, ruffles, lace not just in clothing, but in bags, phone cases, toothbrushes, stationary, and basically everything else. When I first came to Japan I thought it was [...]

1 March, 2016 // 58 Comments


Twenty months ago, my life changed. Twenty months ago, we lived in Tokyo. Ryouske was working a job he didn’t really like and I had a part-time job that made me feel dead inside (all the while looking for a full-time job somewhere else). In my [...]

19 February, 2016 // 36 Comments

12 of the Weirdest Food I’ve Eaten in Japan

I love food. Cooking and eating together is one of my favorite ways of showing love – to my spouse, my friends, and my family. There’s very few things I won’t eat… and can count on one hand the number of times I haven’t [...]

8 February, 2016 // 41 Comments

Gorgeous Japanese Crafts (at Wonder500™)

One of the highlights of my morning was discovering the Wonder500™, a campaign in New York to showcase 500 unique (and lesser-known) Japanese products. The items come from all 47 prefectures in Japan and were selected by 30 of Japan’s top [...]

4 February, 2016 // 14 Comments

Why Are Japanese Kids So Calm? Parenting in Japan VS America

This month’s guest post comes from blogger Brian, who us currently pursuing a master’s in counselling psychology, focusing on expat issues and cross-cultural relationships. He writes:  When arriving to a foreign country for the first [...]

25 January, 2016 // 28 Comments

The Cost of Living in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo has a reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in the world. While it certainly is expensive, there are plenty of ways to live for cheap – if you’re willing to sacrifice some basic comforts. I lived in Tokyo for two and [...]

11 January, 2016 // 43 Comments

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