japanese immigration

February 7th, 2015 / by / in: travel / No responses

A BRIEF INTERLUDE ABOUT FAMILY HISTORY! While we were at the Foster Botanical Garden in Honolulu (more on that in this entry), I came across this replica of the Great Buddha in Kamakura and thought it was interesting. The statue was built to commemorate 100 years of Japanese immigration to Hawaii. My family actually […]

upcoming travels

August 12th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

So basically, I am THE WORST at updating my blog. I have this huge backlog of posts from Shanghai and I never did post about going to Italy (it was pretty boring anyway) and they are all just sitting there in my Drafts folder. I feel like I only write […]

goodbye bangkok, hello tokyo

April 20th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

On our last day in Bangkok, I woke up with a cold so I didn’t really feel like doing anything. I got some cold medication at a Thai pharmacy for something like $1 and spent most of the day being lazy. We got a late 4pm checkout at the Conrad thanks to […]

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 […]

all about packing, part two

December 8th, 2013 / by / in: packing / 3 Responses

This is a continuation of my last entry about packing — it’s all about my carry-on purse/bag. I find it easier to bring two separate bags, one as my actual carry-on suitcase, and one as my “personal item” as the airlines like to call it. Above are three carry-on purses […]

all about packing, part one

December 8th, 2013 / by / in: packing / No responses

This entry is all about one of my favourite subjects — PACKING! I’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos and read a lot of blog entries in which girls explain how they pack and almost all of it is useless. I don’t care what you bring on the plane if […]

still alive

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

Here is an unattractive photo of me to prove that I’m still alive! (I have since dyed my hair back from Japanese girl orangey brown back to its regular dark brown colour.) So after I returned to Toronto from Tokyo, I lived in an Airbnb rental for a couple months, […]