Thursday, May 24, 2012

Epic Tohoku Trip

Last week I spent 8 days traveling around the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions. I hit up 4 new prefectures (5 if you include traveling 2+ hours through Akita on a train)- Miyagi, Iwate, Yamagata, and Niigata. The land up there is beautiful and vast. Trains and buses are infrequent, the food is simpler. But it was a truly lovely place, and I can see why people choose to live there.

Tohoku Trip, 2012

Three days in Miyazaki

Until recently, Miyazaki was the one prefecture in Kyushu I'd yet to visit. My lovely Aussie friend Julia wanted to see some sights along the coast, so I joined her for a long-weekend trip. For the most part, the weather was hot and clear, until the end of our last major sightseeing day. Every day, great food was had. A fantastic getaway!

Miyazaki Trip, 2012

First post in ages... Hanami pics!

Hello to anyone who reads this blog! I'm sorry I haven't posted in... what, over a year now? Yikes! I've pretty much just been lazy. But recently I've had some lovely new experiences and taken some nice photos, which I would like to share with you.

Here are some pictures from hanami (flower-viewing) this year!

Hanami, 2012

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PHOTOS: Yakushima, and new photo system

To save myself a bit of time and streamline my photo albums, I'm changing the way I upload photos to this blog. I won't be posting photos directly in the blog anymore, but pasting a link to the Picasa web album containing the photos. Any photo post will have "PHOTOS" in the subject, as well as a photo tag. Captions are under each individual photo in the album!

So without further ado, here is my first Picasa web album link.

Yakushima, November 2010

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wicked in Japanese!

Friends and I are going to see Wicked in Fukuoka sometime in April... all the lyrics have been changed to Japanese! Looks like the lead gals can kind of sing, so hopefully it will be fun and interesting :P

Saturday, January 29, 2011

it's short, y'all

me and my aussie friend julia featured on our hairdresser yasu's blog. he's the coolest guy (curly hair!) who lived and worked in new york for ten years, and now lives in fukuoka, where nearly every foreigner i know goes to get their hair cut by him

i got my hair cut really short this time, for a change of pace in this time when i'm making a lot of changes myself. feels great though!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Yet another reason to love Fukuoka

It's strawberry season in Japan, and as the author of the above blogpost notes, Fukuoka Prefecture produces the sweetest, most delicious, and most beautiful strawberries in all of Japan. Granted, a small punnet will cost you a pretty yet ($7-10 for about 10 berries), but for the short season in which they are perfectly delectable, it's well worth it!

Fukuoka love!
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