Japan 2013


the coolest museum in tokyo

June 8th, 2014 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

I procrastinated posting this entry because this museum in Tokyo is so amazing that I took literally hundreds of photos and it was too daunting to go through them all. BUT! I am finally posting some of them. It’s not even close to all the photos I took, but it’s […]


February 26th, 2014 / by / in: food / No responses

I’m going to Tokyo again NEXT WEEK and I still have all these Japan posts from a zillion years ago. This one is just a quick post about a restaurant that’s fairly popular with tourists, Kaikaya in Shibuya. I’d heard it recommended several times and although the food was good, […]

goya champuru forever

February 19th, 2014 / by / in: food / 1 Response

I have a bunch of posts with photos that I just never got around to posting from Japan sitting in Drafts in WordPress. I’m going to try to finish posting them since some of them have been around for almost a YEAR. A YEAR! Writing all these words and captions […]

my 2013 in pictures

December 31st, 2013 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

So 2013 is almost over. I’m a bit sad to see it go, because my 2013 was pretty awesome. Here’s some of the stuff I did in 2013. Left Toronto and became a resident of Japan. Spent New Year’s eating osechi with Japanese neighbours. Tried all the delicious winter chu-hi […]

random japanese food

December 11th, 2013 / by / in: food / 2 Responses

This is an entry of random food photos from Japan that I didn’t get around to posting anywhere else. Yay, random food! The thing in the photo above is some kind of amazing Japanese bread item — Japan has the best weird bread things — it’s a potato croquette inside […]

super awesome train museum

November 2nd, 2013 / by / in: travel / No responses

I think I left the Japan entries somewhere around Nagoya, so back to Nagoya we go! Besides the amazing Totoro house, we really wanted to go to the train museum in Nagoya. The museum is called the SCMaglev and Railway Park in English, but that name is weird and unexciting, so […]

airbnb for long-term travel

August 14th, 2013 / by / in: hotels / 10 Responses

Airbnb vs Renting: Before I went to Japan last December, I’d never used Airbnb before. I knew lots of people who had used it successfully for vacation rentals, but I was hesitant due to some of the bad things I’d heard of happening. (The fact that it’s illegal in NYC […]

the totoro dream house

August 10th, 2013 / by / in: everything cute / 11 Responses

One of my favourite movies in the ENTIRE WORLD is My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ Tonari no Totoro in Japanese). I love all of the Studio Ghibli movies, but Totoro is my absolute favourite, forever and always. I’ve been to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka a couple times (you might remember […]


August 9th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

The beauty of working from home: one night, Mike and I decided to go Nagoya. We decided this around 2am and I booked bus tickets and a hotel room for the next day, because why not? Why not go to Nagoya on a whim? Part of the reason was that […]