An obsession verging on madness…

It’s no secret that I love purikura, but this last weekend my obsession reached new heights. My friend Natalie and I spent our holiday weekend in Osaka, where we decided to head to a purikura booth each of the four days we were there. Here are the results.

Welcome to Japan!

My summer vacation officially ended this week and I’ve definitely been feeling the back-to-work burn. As I’ve mentioned before, I change schools every term, so I started at a new school this week. However, since there are three schools in the city I’m living in, and three terms, that means I’m now back to the…

Greatest Hits–What I’ve been doing the past month…

As I mentioned in my last post I accidentally went on a bit of a hiatus there. So here’s what I did the last month, for all you die-hard fans out there: I finally found something Sailor Moon related in Japan: A girl I went to college with, Stephanie, and her husband, were in Tokyo…

I didn’t know I liked you…

I didn’t know I liked you, Engrish. Before, I would become incredibly annoyed by simple errors in English (well, I still do become annoyed when it’s native English speakers in question), but now I love your tiny mistakes and endearing mix-ups. Your yours and theres and ls and rs in the wrong places, your flowery…

Greatest hits 3/4-3/11

Avid readers of my blog will notice I didn’t do a greatest hits last week, but that’s because I was in Kyoto and posted three entire entries devoted to that topic. I decided a greatest hits wasn’t necessary! 1. Oops! Looks like we did purikura again! 2. I’m really enjoying this seasonal Starbucks drink, the…

Kyoto part 3

After our wonderful time spent with monkeys at Arashiyama, we headed back to the Kyoto station area to find some dinner. Before we managed that, however, we decided to make a quick stop at a purikura machine. After that we went back to our hostel (the amazing Hana Hostel which I highly recommend) to get…

With Purikura everyone looks good…

Purikura might be my newest guilty pleasure in Japan. I never cared for picture booths in the states, I always thought they were too expensive for what they gave you. There’s something about Japanese picture booths, known as Purkura, that make that 400 yen worthwhile. I’m sure most of you are familiar with picture books,…

Greatest Hits 2/12-2/18

1. The really sweet Valentines I received from some students. 2. The personalized prizes I gave out to the winners of January’s newsletter quiz. 3. Valentine’s Day dessert! I went out to dinner with a group of friends for V Day. 4. One of my favorite assignments I graded this week. They needed to write…