Grocery shopping in Japan

When I was back in Portland I had two different friends ask me about grocery shopping in Japan. In general it’s pretty much the same as it is in the States, but of course there are some differences. For starters, things are more expensive. Especially fruit. This melon will set you back about $30 (I’ve…

Being a mall rat in Japan

I definitely think the best shopping anywhere is outside of a mall, but I live within a 10 minutes bike ride of the largest mall in Japan (and possibly Asia, I think only recently a larger one has been built somewhere else), so it’s the closest shopping to me. Yesterday I rode my bike there…

Greatest Hits 2/4-2/11

I decided I will start posting a weekly collage of pictures. It will usually focus on pictures that wouldn’t need their own specific post, so it will just be a quick way to share interesting pictures from the week. I’m also going to try to work on taking at least one interesting/unique picture a day….

It’s nice…and annoying.

*Standard disclaimer* My translation of Japanese is based on my expert knowledge of Japanese which is comprised of -26 hours of studying. Yes, I believe I am so bad at Japanese that I am now counting backwards. Also, Japan is amazing. We just all have things that annoy us, no matter how much we like…

Did you know Japan likes cute things?

Maybe you’ve never heard of Japan. That might be why you didn’t know Japan likes cute things. I also like cute things, so Japan and I have been getting along quite well so far. One of the cutest places I’ve been so far is KiddyLand, which is a toy store that has basically every cute…