Easter(n) Capital

Happy Easter, everyone! I love this time of the year for many reasons: the weather gets warmer, the snow and ice go away, the sun sets later, and the end of the school year gets closer and closer! Which, admittedly, also means report card-writing season is just around the corner. At this time of March […]

Hit The Tokyo Pavement

“Immense” is one word I’d use to describe Tokyo. If you go up to one of the many free observation decks in the city, you’ll see a giant metropolis that stretches out literally as far as the eye can see. Take the view from the Empire State Building, or the Eiffel Tower, multiply it many […]

The World on Two Wheels

Today’s post is all about the bicycle. Why bicycles? For one, it’s a machine that I’ve always loved. My family still remembers me outracing the bigger kids in the neighbourhood…at 5 years old! For two, it’s how I mostly get around Kurume. It’s so fun to bike in Japan because there are very few laws […]

Sakura Scenes

In Japan, springtime means sakura season. The arrival of the magnificent cherry blossoms that colour the whole country whitish-pink is reflected in many aspects of Japanese life, from traditional seasonal sweets in Kyoto to the storefronts of posh Ginza. Happy Easter! Shibuya, Tokyo Arashiyama, Kyoto Asakusa, Tokyo Tokyo Station Arashiyama, Kyoto Tokyo Skytree Sumida, Tokyo […]

Welcome Back to Tokyo

Back in Tokyo after many years to start a new chapter in Japan. On the second day I picked up my new baby, the Fuji X100S. It’s amazing how widely available it is here, when so many people are still waiting to get theirs back home. Plus with the taxes being lower, I saved quite […]