Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Bowels of My Japanese Apartment

My 500 sf apartment [50 sm] is in a very nice part of Yokohama. The building is modern and full of cool things worth sharing. COOL PARTS Key Card.  Upon arrival at the apartment, a swipe of the key card to gets … Continue reading

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Japan has amazing florists, including the one in my building. Every week, I get myself a bouquet.  As you can see, the vibrant orange plays nicely with the stark white walls in my cave.

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Transitioning back to Japan

The Start of Leg 3 The transition from being home with my family and the beagle to getting to Japan is very painful. Not as fast as ripping off a bandaid but I try to make it that way. The … Continue reading

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I Love Colorado

Alternative title: Dear God, Will Notre Dame Win?

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Breckenridge Black Friday

Bucking the tradition of raiding the malls, we decided to head to the Rocky Mountains for some fresh air and some mountain vistas.  I gave up my idea of hiking Peak 9 as my parents notion of hiking is walking … Continue reading

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The Untouchables

Happy Thanksgiving, America! I am stateside and very thankful to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband, sous chef Mick and my parents. My parents’ trip to Colorado is a short reprieve of the mess that is the Jersey Shore. This year, … Continue reading

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Renewal In the Eyes of an Expat

[Late for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal] Renewal for me is coming home and soaking in the things that make me happy before going back to Japan. One of them is taking the dog for a walk. Full disclosure: my … Continue reading

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