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The Bare Necessities

I’ve gotten rid of everything I don’t love or need, and I’ve put all except the bare necessities into storage.  Big thanks to my mom and friends for helping me hoist my furniture and almost everything I own down my apartment stairs, into a truck and two SUVs, back out of the vehicles, and up […]

Is It Crunch Time Already?

I knew I needed to get my butt in gear early because the final months leading up to move out/move in were going to be hectic. Of course, I didn’t get my butt in gear and now it’s August and I’m kind of overwhelmed. Just like I knew would happen. *face palm* The lease on […]

It’s Not All Whimsy

I would like to explore the idea of “wanderlust” and what it truly means, as a movement.  When you think of wanderlust, you probably think of exciting vacations, Tumblr blogs filled with stunning landscape and cityscape images from across the world, airplane tickets and inked-up passport books.  The term invokes an incredible feeling of whimsy, […]

The Mission Revived

This blog has been dormant for too long.  I’ve tried to write a few posts since returning back to America from Japan, but I couldn’t figure out why I never kept up with it.  I love to travel and explore, and I love to write, so what was the problem? When I created this blog […]

A Full Circle

As the end of my time here approaches, I’m having mixed feelings.  I remember when I could barely believe I’d been here for a full month, and now I can barely believe I only have one month left. Studying abroad is an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life and then some. […]

Monetized on Youtube

Something pretty exciting happened to me today.  I got an email from Youtube informing me that my account had been getting enough views to be eligible for partnership.  Now there will be advertisements before and during some of my videos.  I know ads kind of suck, but I may actually be able to make a […]

What Not To Do In Japan

Dear world,Please, whatever you do, do not get seriously ill in Japan.  Should you realize one day that you are not feeling quite up to par, you will not receive any real help from the doctors here in Japan.  They will either tell you that you are not ill at all, or that you are […]

Ill

Hey all, Alysse here checking in.  It’s finals time, so my butt is in high gear.  Well… it was.  Until I got sick.  But anyway, I’ve blocked myself from Facebook and Youtube, so until next Friday, it’s all books and sleep for me.  I can barely believe nearly 8 of my 12 months have already […]

Mostly Irrelevant

These two pictures portray my life right now.I’ll post up some real blogs soon, I’ve just been lazy.You probably don’t realize it, but the first one is incredibly hilarious.  Just trust me.The second one is more comfy.

Ammonium

Japan has been a little bit like ammonium for me lately.  If you’re subject to smelling ammonium for too long, you’ll lose the ability to sense what smells good, what smells bad, or what smells at all.  Being in Japan I’ve been overwhelmed with highly concentrated necessity and enjoyment to the point that I’ve started […]