Golden Leaves

A new shopping mall opened up next to a park near me last month. Inside are the usual stores, including a huge supermarket with a better selection than is available at the one closer to my apartment. So, on the weekends, I’ve been going there to stock up on necessities. To shave off a few […]

Changing Leaves

The leaves have started to change as the weather has been getting cooler. I haven’t had a chance to go view the fall colors, but there is one tree in my neighborhood in particular that caught my eye on the way home. It stands in feontbof the local community center and is illustrated by a […]

Takayama

Went traveling with some coworkers. We took an early morning bus to Takayama and spent the day hiking, eating, and looking in old shops. Takayama is famous for its old towns and fall foliage. If you have the chance to go, I strongly recommend that you go.

Happy Thanksgiving

For those of us in the US, it’s that time of year again: Thanksgiving. It’s the day to eat ourselves sick, watch some guys toss around a ball, and make nice with family members you see like twice a year. It’s one of the best days of the year. This year, mama’s gone away with […]

Light up that Tree

Tonight, mama and I have plans to go to our town’s Christmas tree lighting. I will be leaving work a little early ¬†(taking a shorter lunch) and altering my commute a little, to meet her. The advertisement mentioned a parade, fireworks, and a spectacular tree lighting. I just care about the fireworks.

Goodbye Nextan & Hello Sammy

Over the weekend, my dear phone “Nextan” gave up the ghost. My Nexus had been showing signs of its age for a while now, but it came to a head Friday night. After many “fevers” (battery overheating issue, common in that particular make) and a few comas (random black screens/shut downs), Nextan was given a […]