Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Year in Review

Today is the first anniversary of my arrival in Japan. I arrived on July 28th, 2012, and now I’ve been in this country for a whole straight year. (This is also the 50th entry I’ve written for this blog! Milestones!) … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Grief at the DMV

This experience messed me up so bad that I didn’t blog for almost two months. Failing the driving test was terribly demoralizing. I passed on my first try in the U.S., so it was embarrassing to fail. Like, I’m a … Continue reading

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Osaka: The Best City

Last weekend, July 13th – 15th, I went to Osaka with my friend Sam. Osaka is a city in the Kansai region of Japan—whereas Tokyo is in the Kanto region. (Trivia: Kanto is where the first generation of Pokemon games … Continue reading

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Fukushima, 2 Years Later

About two years ago, on March 11th 2011, you may remember that there was a terrible earthquake and tsunami that decimated the Tohoku region of Japan and killed over 16,000 people in 20 prefectures. The tsunami caused massive damage to … Continue reading

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I Feel Fantastic

…And I’ve never felt as good as how I do right now, except for maybe when I think of how I felt that day when I felt the way that I do right now. If you haven’t heard that song, … Continue reading

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