Today was a cold, cold day. The coldest day in Tokyo in a period of 48 years, the news read. If you have to work in the morning, you feel the cold piercing through your skin even colder. And then … Continue reading Running late? Prove it.
Japan is the land of precaution. Anything that can possible disrupt the order of things, should be addressed beforehand. One such this is -wait for it- the flu. As soon as the flu season started, everyone began stockpiling masks, medicine, … Continue reading FLU season
[Featured image: A farewell gift from the group of high school children under my supervision. This, and a suggestion to try engaging to sock collecting.] Back on a serious note [ that is cultural differences between Japan and the rest … Continue reading A story about Japanese school children
Hey there! How was your summer vacation? Mine was quite floppy, as it was inconveniently interrupted by my entrance exams (check out anxiety lair post). Nevertheless, end of August is a relatively good time to visit Mt. Fuji. Considering that … Continue reading Thoughts on climbing Mt. Fuji (富士登山)
[Caption: ALWAYS listen to the ALPACA] Let’s start from the basics. Generally, I love Japanese lifestyle. I love how everything is carefully scheduled at least one month prior. I love how everything has a starting and a finishing time, which … Continue reading Anxiety Lair