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The trackpoint

I gradually stopped using the trackpoint on my laptop because it would get stuck occasionally, requiring me to rotate it in arbitrary directions, feeling the tension in it while doing so, to slowly loosen it up. 31 more words

Everyday Stuff

parker is in charge

Please look at me when I’m talking to you, big sister.


Thank you. That’s better.




In Tokyo Sky Tree

The following pictures were taken in Deck of Tokyo Sky Tree (350meters high), December 2014.

Can you see many containers in the pictures ?
It is Sumidagawa Station for only freight trains.


Very Inspiring Blogger Award

As I mentioned in my last post, I was nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! My dear friend Brittany over at Briterati, who I’ve known since our sophomore year of college (cue “feeling old” laments), was kind enough to nominate me. 774 more words

Something About Mary

Grown-Up Pains

It’s quite the cliché story.

As kids, many of us dream about growing up because we want to be free from restrictions. When we grow up, we don’t have to listen to mommy and daddy anymore. 533 more words


Cardboard Art Exhibition / Play attractions at Sayama Municipal Museum

    Sayama Municipal Museum, Saitama, is currently holding a “Cardboard Art” 「ダンボールアート] exhibition, until the end of August. Children under 15 years old are free in. High school and university students cost 100 yen and all other adults cost 150 yen. 151 more words

Growing up ? yes ! Getting old ? no thanks!



What does it require to be a grownup ? a few wrinkles ? a couple of (awesome!) kids and a (pretty cool!) husband ? more responsibilities and less fun ? 256 more words