Once upon a time, there was a sporadic blogger who disappeared. She was found a year later, quietly rotting away from overwork and self-imposed stress. If you listen closely, you can hear the tapping from the keys on her laptop and the frantic clicking of her mouse. She now serves as a living reminder to… Continue reading A Weekend Diary: The Backwoods
It’s the day after Valentine’s Day here in Japan and it’s just as insane as it is back home. The only difference is that it’s the girls that declare their love for the boys rather than everyone braving their confessions. The men have their chance on March 14th, on White Day. Never have I see… Continue reading A List of Firsts.
Are you fond of nature? Do you like to take big whiffs of that fresh mountain air? Does your throat freeze with overwhelming emotion? Your heart is light when you think of the wind making the leaves giggle, the brooks babbling to each other, and the creatures making their chitter-chatter. You want to play with… Continue reading Chichibu-no-miya Memorial Park
I’ve got chills and they’re multiplyin’! And I’m losin’ control for the power you’re supplyin’ is electrifyin’! I’ve certainly got chills, all right. Autumn has swept through the mountains of Gotemba with a vengeance not in the form of hail and catastrophe but with a slanting mist. If it were any colder, it would have… Continue reading Jumping Jellyfish and Bouncin’ Bars
These boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you. Okay, maybe Nancy Sinatra's break-up-woman-power lyrics aren't appropriate for this entry. Then again, it's the first thin in the morning and the weirdest things like to make an appearance in my… Continue reading These Boots were Made for Walking