Sunset Sky

Tonight Olivia and I caught the last of a beautiful pink and orange sunset sky right above campus.  We ran outside to take pictures/video, and I’m so glad we did because within less than a minute it had gone away.  I thought I would share it with you.

Money: ¥

I thought I would  share with you what exactly Japanese currency looks like, just because.  I’m just going to dive right into it, but first I want to mention a few things worth noting: It’s name: “yen,” however, in Japan we pronounce it “en”The symbol:¥The exchange rate: horrible 1¥ front. 1¥ back. 5¥ front. 5¥ […]

Okashi: 2 – And Groceries!

Do you remember that post I did way back in the beginning of my Japan adventure called “Okashi”?  Well, here is the next one, as promised.  I went grocery shopping recently and decided to show you everything I bought, in addition to the few okashi pictures I had been saving up.  Some of these things […]

I’ve Squeezed in Some Fun, Too

As I say time and time again, I am kept pretty busy here.  But, being a 20 year old college girl in one of the best cities in one of the best foreign countries with lots of great friends, I have fun when I can.  Over the last couple of weeks I’ve done fun stuff […]

The Imperial Palace

Quite a while ago I went to the Imperial Palace grounds with a few friends for our Contemporary Japan class.  The class requires us to visit a different part of Tokyo each weekend and do “field work” so that at the end of every third week we can pick one place or monument and write […]

Hisashiburi, ne?

“Hisashiburi” means “it’s been a long time” in Japanese.  “Ne?” is an expression kind of translating to “right?”I’ve gotten back into the swing of college with homework, essays, quizzes (almost daily), and tests, and it’s really sucked up my time.  But I am doing great.The weather has been getting nice here, just the way I […]

Typhoon Shmyphoon

Apparently typhoons are a big deal.  They cause a lot of rain and wind and more rain, and people in Japan don’t like the weather, so typhoons are drastic.  Japanese people like to carry umbrellas with them to protect them from the sun, from the rain, from the wind, from the clouds, and from asteroids, […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s a pretty daunting task when you do so many things and don’t have the time, energy, or motivation to keep on top of blogging about it all, and it gets backed up like this.  But it’s time for me to tackle this task and let you know how fun the beginning of my school […]