Near the branch office I’m currently assigned to, there’s a really good artisan noodle restaurant, where you can create a custom bowl of kishimen. Kishimen is a local specialty, which is like a thinner version of udon. Outside the shop is an outdoor seating area with a couple of potted magnolia trees. The trees themselves […]

10 Year Anniversary

In the evening of April 29th 2011, I uploaded my first post on this blog. Never had I imagined that I could be continuing to do so many years later. Nor did I ever imagine that I would meet so many wonderful people or receive such kind support. Thank you all for these past 10 […]

A Little Color

It’s been just over a week since I moved into the new apartment and now I think that it’s time to start making the place feel more like a home. I’m not exactly sure how long I will be staying here, so I’m a bit hesitant to splurge on furnishings that may be difficult to […]

An Update

Howdy y’all. It’s been a hot minute since my last post. The truth is that I’ve been taking some time to work through a few things in my personal life, which is why I haven’t been updating so much lately. Not sure when I’ll return to my old update routine, but I am hoping to […]

Hidden Places

Lately I’ve taken to spending some time outside before heading into work. I’ve been told that it’s a good way to mentally prepare for the day.


I’m embarrassed to admit it but I was so prickly today. Everything and almost everyone irritated me. Hopefully I’ll calm down after a nice weekend.

Obon Came and Went

Last week was our obon/summer vacation. Because of the current state of emergency and our company’s current restrictions, there wasn’t too much to do, except for stay home. During this time, I played two online games of D&D, did a couple of drawings, started writing a new story, and slept. I only went out to […]

The Hot Days Cometh

We got a little break from all the rain this weekend. However, with it came a spike in temperatures in my area. According to the forecast, we might get more rain later this week, which might hinder some people’s plans for the two day holiday. Regardless, it’s nice to see a bit of sun.


This afternoon, I took the leap and applied to a music school in Nagoya. I’ve always been heavily into music and singing in particular, but I’ve always lacked the confidence in singing in front of all but my closest friends and a few choice coworkers. That said, I would love to get more involved in […]


When I started this blog I never imagined that I would ever write so many posts. It all started out as a challenge to myself to see if I could post a picture a day– I couldn’t– back in 2011. It slowly morphed into something of a journal before becoming what it is now. Where […]


The State of Emergency was lifted about a week ago. Stores and such are still on modified hours, but things are starting to very slowly return to normal.

Aichi SoE Art Challenge: Days 4 & 5

A while back I wrote about an art challenge that I issued to myself when Aichi first put the state of emergency into effect. That challenge was to produce one piece of art for every day I was home under the SoE. However, in that time I only completed five pieces before turning my attention […]