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Going to Prison & Shinjuku Gyoen

February 1, 2018

Somehow – and I mean, somehow – It’s become February. I only have 6 months left on this wonderful island I’ve come to call home. I genuinely love Tokyo so much in all its beauty, but due to many factors (mainly food and the way I’ve been treated), I’m not too sure if I’d ever be able to make this place a permanent home for …

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East Gardens

January 12, 2018

In my final post for December, I talked about how it’s tradition in Japan to write 漢字, kanji, that sums up the year coming to a close. I chose 望, ambition, desire, hope. I didn’t mention that it’s also tradition to write kanji that relate to your goals for the new year. So, my kanji for 2018 – 勇気. Courage.

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A Swan in Mauritius

January 6, 2018
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So this was a big kept secret – I couldn’t talk about it on this blog no matter how much I wanted to, but the cat came out of the bag on the 22nd of December and off I went on the 24th to Mauritius, only returning to Tokyo yesterday. This post will be short and sweet because I’m pretty exhausted with the jet lag, …

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