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Hisashiburi! 久しぶり!

January 22, 2011


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


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


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 […]

Harajuku (原宿)

October 12, 2010


Harajuku is a paradise of fashion and diversity. The people you see in costumes? Some of those aren’t simply costumes. To me, those people have created a fashion that comes to life. Cute lolita girls! There are always plenty of these in Harajuku. It’s rare that you can get a photo like this of them. […]

Rabu Hoteru (ラブホテル) Love Hotel

October 7, 2010


In Japan, there are places people can go to specifically to have intercourse. Hotels that charge a fee per hour or per night after a certain time. When I imagine the rooms in these love hotels, I think of Austin Power’s shag pad. (笑 Laugh) Rotating beds with vibrant colors… Maybe some even have anime […]