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 […]

Pink on Blue

Meijo Park, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture Since the weather was so nice last weekend, I decided to go for a walk around Meijo Park. I went expecting to see more cherry blossoms, as according to the forecast — and yes, it’s a thing — they were supposed to be in bloom.

Hanami at Home

Due to Coronavirus, many public events are on indefinite hiatus, including hanami. Hanami is a spring tradition of eating, drinking, and socializing under the cherry trees. It usually involves being packed into confined spaces with strangers and friends alike, so it’s a total no go these days. That said, my local supermarket came up with […]

Working on Christmas

Working on Christmas wasn’t too bad this year. On Christmas Eve my coworkers and I had a lovely lunch of chicken, pizza and salad. On Christmas Day, another coworker brought in some cake for everyone to enjoy. When I lived in the States, I couldn’t imagine working on Christmas Day, but after living abroad and […]

A Room with a View

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Work has been obscenity busy and I’m still trying to get used to life in Tokyo. Although my school is in Tokyo, I’m staying in Saitama. That means I have a hell of a commute each day. Here are a few pictures of things you can see around […]