Travel

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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The Travel Plans, Part 2

November 23, 2017

I mentioned in my last post that I’d be going to the NHK orchestra on Friday (17th November). That didn’t really work out, because out of nowhere I became swamped with work and I had to give it a miss… and so, the week that just passed became another pretty uneventful one in terms of what I was doing and where I was going. The workload …

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