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Category Archives: Japan, Travel & Culture
It might not be immediately obvious, but in this photo is evidence of love. Within 30 hours of reading an email from a friend in Yokohama, a gentleman from Yamato Transport was at my door with a beautiful bag. K … Continue reading
Day four is always the worst for jetlag. This is my brain at day’s end. Continue reading
Day one (and two counting the International Dateline) the Air Canada Flight 003 pilots got us into Narita on air like glass. No one sat in the two seats next to me; therefore, I spent 5 of the 10 hours … Continue reading
No day comes with a guarantee that anyone anywhere will live through it. That alone is enough to make the mundane miraculous. Continue reading
The other day, after waiting in a short checkout line at Canadian Tire, I put my purchases on the counter and greet the woman across from me. Good afternoon. How are you today? Living my dream, is her deadpan reply. … Continue reading
I must have inherited my love of Christmas trees from my paternal grandmother who kept hers up until Orthodox Christmas in January. After everyone else had taken theirs down and boxed all the baubles and tinsel, the magic continued at … Continue reading
Depending on which source you consult, Tokyo, a city of 14 million, boasts distinction as the safest city in the world.
After traveling extensively through Japan and living in Tokyo for several months at a time, I’ve integrated a number of habits acquired there with my life in Canada. However, some things done in Japan simply do not fly with me. … Continue reading
Recent news stories have covered nations refusing and returning contaminated materials intended for recycling to their countries of origin. In addition, multiple municipalities have begun to ban single-use plastic bags.
A long hallway with blond wood floors and white walls leads from the entrance to a doorway which opens to the studio section of my furnished Tokyo home.