Heyyyy Hermano: Tokyo and DisneySea

I swear that my family loves the fact that I’m in Japan solely because it’s a grand excuse to travel and visit “me”. Having been surrounded by an overabundance of older brothers that are busy with their own things, I guess I’ll take the facetime where I can get it. Fortunately for me, my oldest…

Long Overdue: Settling In

It’s been quite a while since I wrote about my life abroad. When I found the opportunity to start this blog over a year ago, I was submerged into a new mentality, where I traveled constantly and was a little anxious when I wasn’t on my feet and exploring another country. In Italy, I was…

O-Boy, O-bon: Tokushima Awaodori

Obon festival is something that I never fully experienced full-hand in California, although it was definitely not because of the lack of festivities going on. Obon festival was an annual treat at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple but I felt like a transplanted mixed Japanese girl that didn’t quite belong because I didn’t understand much…

Tokyo Drifter

Flying in to Narita is a little painful. Narita Airport is fairly far removed from the heart of Tokyo so it took about 90 minutes by bus. We arrived in time to catch the sunset.   So it’s been a while – I’ve been a flurry of setting up my home office, entertaining the masses…