One Piece Bento

March 10, 2011

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My husband picked up this One Piece Bento at our local 7-Eleven for only 550 Yen ($6.64)! It was incredibly cute, so I had to take a picture before he devours it. I’m usually not one for convenience store bentos, but this one looks delicious. Might have to go back and get myself one before […]

Next Generation Portable by Sony

January 27, 2011

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Today in Tokyo, Sony announced the new PSP2. Except it’s not called PSP2, but NGP, which stands for Next Generation Portable. I believe this to be a prototype name. Sounds pretty silly to English ears. I’m mostly excited about this new device! Partly put off by it. The system is slim, yes, but there is […]

Hisashiburi! 久しぶり!

January 22, 2011

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Hisashiburi literally means “long time, no see”. You say it to a person when you haven’t seen them in a long time or simply use it when you haven’t done something in a while.  Sorry for the long, long, long wait. I’ve been extra busy with work and social activities! That’s good, right? Ii desho? […]

Hooters of Japan

October 28, 2010

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When first stepping out of the Akasakamitsuke subway station, my husband and I spotted Hooters right across the street, the orange “HOOTERS” glowing at the Tokyo Plaza. The area was really nice and classy feeling. We had never been to this area before, but the Hooters definitely drew us in. I think I might go […]

Japanese Traffic

October 21, 2010

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I refuse to drive in Japan. I have lived here for almost three years without a license. Why? Well, for one, I’m not the best driver in the first place. Add to that the traffic of Japan and the Japanese traffic laws. Disaster waiting to happen. What made me think of Japanese traffic is a […]

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Octoberfest in Yokohama, Japan

October 19, 2010

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I have never been to an Octoberfest in any part of the world before. My first time to attend was the last two hours of the last day of the one here in Yokohama. I wish I could have been able to experience it more, because what I did see, I enjoyed. The entrance fee […]

My Halloween Costume

October 16, 2010

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Just a glimpse of my Halloween costume: I’m very excited about Halloween! I’m hoping to introduce my Japanese friends to an American Halloween party. Japan typically has parades for Halloween, and I will probably attend the one in Kawasaki. Maybe I will show up in costume. (Laugh) Trick or treating doesn’t exist in Japan for […]