Monthly Archives: April 2013

Japanese Wine… Not Sake, Wine!

When I lived in Japan 15 years ago my girlfriends and I used have these “wine parties” at my apartment.  We spent many nights chatting and drinking cheap bottles of Concha y Toro reds, which were basically all we could … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Weddings: Part III

Part 3!  Yes, there was more to the wedding story than what I already posted here and here.  After Tomo and John’s Shinto wedding and reception, more of their friends and colleagues came together to celebrate in Roppongi.  During the reception … Continue reading

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Mother of All Shopping Areas… Ginza: 銀座

Today was all about window shopping in Ginza (銀座).  All told, I think I walked about 13km – 15km (~9miles) today which included my walking to and from Ginza. My first stop of the day was the Muji flagship store … Continue reading

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新大久保: Shin-Ōkubo’s Koreatown

I’m having a self-imposed “quiet week” this week to rest up a bit (I’ve been having too much fun catching up with my friends in Tokyo) but I still managed to walk to a few different neighborhoods.  So much has … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Weddings: Part II

A week after Tomo and John’s wedding in Sydney I was on a plane making my way up to the Northern Hemisphere.  I was excited about returning to Japan but my thoughts were also with another couple who were getting … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Weddings: Part I

In the last 10 days I happily attended two weddings in two countries for a fun-loving couple, my friends Tomo and John.  Their Japanese Shinto wedding last weekend was an event I will not soon forget.  But before I get … Continue reading

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After All These Years: Tokyo, Japan

When I last updated my blog I was living in Sydney, walking around everywhere, and loving it all.  Since then I moved to Melbourne for a few weeks (heatwave, great coffee, lots of cute laneway finds), flew over to Queenstown, … Continue reading

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