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Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan!

We are enjoying our 3rd sakura season in Japan. This is my favorite time of year here. Trees are abloom with light pink rosiness, and soon the ground will be littered with delicate pink petals. 251 more words


Memories of goodbyes

One of my fondest memories of goodbyes was when my mother’s helper helped me to carry my bag before I take my flight to Jakarta. I had slipped disc and because my mom had to wait in the car she offered to helped me. 1,009 more words


Japanese Progress Fail

Two years living in Japan and I struggled with shopping in town yesterday.  The sales person was patient and we figured each other out eventually but it took a while.   281 more words

Japanese Progress

Home Away from Home

Last weekend I visited my husband at his workweek home away from home – the Lainston house near Winchester.  It’s ridiculous and even though he was gone for a couple days a week, I am still so jealous he got to stay there on a weekly basis. 539 more words

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Living in the UK- Just my sweeping generalizations

  • I don’t know the history of when grid urban planning started happening, but it’s not a thing here. Street layouts are so convoluted and confusing compared to Vancouver, Toronto and Hamilton.
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find your beach take 6

Feliz lunes.!! Happy Monday.!! I’m super happy today because it’s 60 degrees in Chicago.! That’s practically bathing suit weather around here :) My weekend was also phenomenal. 172 more words


We made it to Paris!

Before I regale you all with tales of Paris, I would like to let you know that I am trying my hand at the French dish, coq au vin, tonight; I already lit the cognac on fire and managed to keep my eyebrows, so no matter what, I won one battle today. 405 more words

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