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2010 in Review

Well, another year has come and gone and it is hard to believe that it is already the 4th here in Japan. I am back to the half days of sitting at the Board of Education where they put us in a room of mostly windows and we all feel like a bunch of gold… Continue reading 2010 in Review

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♥My Japanese Bestie’s Wedding♥

Not to be confused with the slightly terrible movie with Julia Robert’s called My Best Friend’s Wedding. Anyway, on Sunday I went into Tokyo for one of my best friends here in Japan’s wedding. We met when she was an exchange student at my university and her room was next to mine for pretty much… Continue reading ♥My Japanese Bestie’s Wedding♥

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Kit Kats are BACK!

This is a Yawatayaisogoro Ichimi – Japanese chili pepper – flavored Kit Kat. I have had things that mixed chili pepper with something sweet and actually enjoyed it. The Mexican popsicles that are mango with red chili are surprisingly delicious. However, I have something against putting that in chocolate. Sure, there are dishes that do… Continue reading Kit Kats are BACK!

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Birthday & BONfire Dance at Tokyo Disney Sea

I have a few updates that I need to do, but I thought it would be best to start with the events of yesterday (read: my birthday). Just like last year, I wanted to go to Disney Sea for my birthday – it is nice to have staff and various people wish you happy birthday.… Continue reading Birthday & BONfire Dance at Tokyo Disney Sea

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Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program

Apparently, Japan started these two years ago…but I didn’t know about them until this year. To mark the 60th Anniversary of Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law, Japan launched “Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program” in 2008. In this program, Japan will issue silver coins and bi-color clad coins of 47 prefectures in Japan for several… Continue reading Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program

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Squirrel Gluttony

Found this at one of my favorite stores (which is sadly going out of business). For those of you who cannot read the text, here is what it says: GLUTTONY squirrel’s speech bubble: This taste has got me! It warms the cockles of the heart… If the shirt had a better cut (it kind of… Continue reading Squirrel Gluttony