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Understanding the Seoul

February 19, 2018
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I just woke up. It’s a little past 2pm, and I went to sleep at 7am; that’s because our plane back to Tokyo from Seoul, South Korea arrived today at 1am. If you knew how expensive taxis were in Tokyo, you’d wait 4 hours for the first train of the day too – and so, here I am, my body clock completely messed up, two …

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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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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

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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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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