There’s Snow Place Like Sapporo

February 9, 2018
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Where to begin? It’s been a pretty wild week, but I’ll start off with the 2nd of February (Friday), where Nicole left us and returned back to America. She already knows how much we’re all going to miss her, but I suppose I wanted to mention this because I thought it would hit me far more – when one of your best friends leaves you …

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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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Reflective Kanjis & Christmas Markets

December 21, 2017

Every year in Japan, on the 12th December, a kanji (Japanese character adapted from Chinese) that received the most votes from the public is chosen, the meaning of which they felt defined the year. 2016’s kanji was 金, gold, a reflection of the pride that people felt when Japan brought home 12 gold medals at the Olympics in Brazil. This year’s Kanji was 北, North. When I …

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