Monthly Archives: September 2013

Two Movies and A Concert

I think it’s been at least a year or even longer since I last went to the movies.  But they say when it rains, it pours…  Last week I went to see two very different films at two very different … Continue reading

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Another Birthday Comes and Goes

Last year this time I was traveling through Spain and Portugal with my family after having celebrated a big birthday in Tuscany.  I can hardly believe a whole year has gone by but when I think back to all the … Continue reading

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Traditional Korean Wedding in Seoul

A year ago I had no idea I’d be attending three weddings in three different countries in 2013, but I was fortunate enough to see my dear friends T & J’s beautiful ceremonies in Sydney and Tokyo earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Happy 추석 Chuseok!

It rained quite a bit last week and something in the air seems to have changed.  The last few days I’ve been waking up to the most glorious autumn skies.  It feels almost miraculous that the devilish summer heat we … Continue reading

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Cobblestone Streets of Azabu-jūban: Souvenir Shopping!

With my nomadic life and my reality of living out of a suite case (literally a backpack and a carry-on) I never buy souvenirs or gifts.  Not for me or for anyone else.  But knowing that souvenir giving is a … Continue reading

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The Joy of Getting Lost in Kagurazaka: Part II

At the time it felt completely normal but looking back at the day I spent in 神楽坂 Kagurazaka I am amazed by the amount of food and beverages I consumed.  It’s no wonder I gained so much weight in Japan… … Continue reading

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The Joy of Getting Lost in Kagurazaka: Part I

神楽坂 Kagurazaka is a neighborhood in central Tokyo that I never set foot in until this spring.  I spent a full day walking around and getting lost in the backstreets of this quaint area, but a few months later I’m … Continue reading

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