a weekend in new york

July 11th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

So we sort of spontaneously decided to go to New York for the weekend. YOLO, right? The July 1st weekend was a long weekend in Canada and not a holiday in the US so it was perfect timing. It was way cheaper to fly YTZ-YUL-LGA last minute instead of direct, […]

more tokyo

March 29th, 2014 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

More photos from Tokyo. Like I mentioned, we were only there for three days, so we tried to cram as much stuff in as possible. DO ALL THE TOKYO THINGS! Cherry blossoms, ramen, sushi, izakaya, shopping, karaoke. A stop into Torikizoku, an izakaya from the Kansai region that’s always cheap and […]

back in tokyo

August 5th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

Oh, Tokyo. Even though I love Seoul, I miss you when I’m gone. It’s weird to miss a place that isn’t your home, and it’s weird to be comforted by a language you don’t really know. But I do and I am. Here’s a mostly random collection of Tokyo photos […]


June 5th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

Hiroshima is a strange place. No one goes to Hiroshima without thinking about the history, the atomic bomb that completely obliterated the city in 1945. It seems like a long time ago, but it’s only been 68 years. As of last year, there are 210,830 hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombing) recognized […]

ramen burger

June 4th, 2013 / by / in: food / 2 Responses

Before  I get into my Hiroshima posts, I thought I’d post about the Lotteria Ramen Burger. We tried it a couple days after it came out and it’s still available (for a limited time) in Japan. It’s basically exactly what it sounds like — a burger with ramen on it! […]

sayonara fukuoka

June 4th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

We only spent a couple days in Fukuoka, so this is the last of my Fukuoka posts. I’d love to go back, if for no other reason than to EAT MORE HAKATA RAMEN. (Yeah, they have Hakata ramen in Tokyo, but it’s not the saaaaaaaaame.) Above is a photo of […]

fukuoka + ramen

May 31st, 2013 / by / in: travel / No responses

Before making our way back to Tokyo (where we are now), Mike and I decided to stop in Fukuoka, Hiroshima, and Seoul. First stop: Fukuoka. In case you don’t know anything about Fukuoka, it’s Japan’s 6th largest city, and Monocle magazine rated it as the 12th most liveable city in […]

ivan ramen

February 7th, 2013 / by / in: food / 1 Response

In an attempt to be more timely with my blog entries, here’s a short post about my lunch. Today (Yes, today! How’s that for timely?) Mike and I went to Ivan Ramen for lunch. Ivan Ramen is interesting because it’s run by a non-Japanese guy, which is very rare for […]

turn on the bright lights

December 11th, 2012 / by / in: travel / 3 Responses

A million years ago, sometime during the summer, Mike and I went to NYC for the weekend. It, like most of our trips, had no specific purpose. (Unless eating and drinking counts as a purpose.) I don’t usually include a lot of hotel photos but am this time just because […]