The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! It is Christmas in Japan!!!  December 25, 2018   Well, it took me a while to start this blog. I had purchased this cool Japanese laptop that contained a neat blogging program. The program gave me the motivation to start writing. I have been in Japan for nearly three months…

Akihabara – The Technology District of Tokyo.

One great thing about starting my blog is it forces me to want to explore Japan a little more. Also, it provides my blog content to write about. Now I understand what journalist feel like when they are chasing stories. But if no one reads my blog at least, I have fond memories I can…

Kamakura… last day for New Year’s prayers

I am looking forward to my train ride up to Kamakura. I pull out my Galaxy S8 plus and search on google maps on how to get there. At 10 AM, there are not many people traveling, so I find a seat and sit down. By the time I know it, I am one station…

Strolling the streets of Yokosuka

So I had some time to walk around yesterday. I walked out the main gate of the Navy base and saw a ramen restaurant a few feet from the gate entrance. I have a ramen place that I typically go to, but I wanted to try something new. Funny– knowing there is a language barrier…

The Second Day of 2019

After New Year’s Eve, most Japanese take about four days off from work. Many of the smaller shops are closed, and when you live in a smaller town or prefecture, the streets appear empty. However, the stores in the Navy base are open, for the exception of the commissary. For the last two days, I…

HAPPY NEW YEARS FROM JAPAN

I want to wish everyone a “Happy New Year”! So, I traded a New Year’s night of party and bliss for a more spiritual incentive. As my friend, Mark and his husband Jeff was opening the New Year on the streets of Tokyo. I was waiting for the two shrines that are down my street…

Toyko, Mark, Jeff “Squared” and Me

So, I got the dates wrong in my head. A couple of months ago, Mark, (my dear friend from San Diego, CA) informed me that he and his husband were planning on a multi-destination trip to several countries. They were going to visit Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The last time I saw…

The Great Buddha and Shrines of Kamakura

So the last few days have been a whirlwind. I could have posted a few pictures of my ventures with a small snippet, but I wanted to write about my journey. On the morning of the 28th of December, I asked my husband what he wanted to do this morning. He had this idea to…