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Back in Beautiful Hawaii-ne

November 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Daily Life, hawaii

We arrived back in Honolulu on Tuesday – it’s now Friday and we are finally starting to get things unpacked and the cupboards here restocked for our short winter break from Japan.  Here’s a shot from our balcony in Hawaii Kai (about 20 minutes east of Waikiki) The time difference from Tokyo is only 19 […]

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A typical Japanese Bow

June 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Daily Life, Typical

Picture a  little Japanese girl in a pretty flowered dress, not more that 3 years old, bowing to her sibling’s school bus as it departs for the day.  That is the sweet scene that my husband and I encountered as as we walked down our street one morning this week and I can’t get it […]

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It’s time to pull out my Tokyo Map -the sun is out!

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on It’s time to pull out my Tokyo Map -the sun is out! · Daily Life

After almost two weeks of rainy, cool and cloudy weather the sun has finally come out and it feels like spring – yeah!  I have been a little under the weather lately and haven’t kept my promise of checking out a new site each week lately so it’s time to pull out my map of […]

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Wake up call? A 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake!

May 8th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Daily Life

Can you imagine being woken up by an earthquake and lying there wondering how bad it’s going to be? Well that’s what happened to us around 1AM this morning! It’s not like we haven’t felt an earthquake since we arrived in Japan – at least once or twice a week you get this feeling that […]

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The Best Hair Cut Ever

May 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments · Daily Life

Yesterday I had my hair cut in Japan for the first time since our last time living here over ten years ago.  It was the best haircut ever, well, not the hair cut exactly but the whole experience. My appointment was at 11AM and I was scheduled for a cut and color.  The staff spoke […]

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Help – I love butter!

April 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Daily Life

Today I’m going to let you in on one of my not so well kept secrets!  I LOVE BUTTER and I’m not ashamed to say it!  I don’t need an intervention I just need to figure out what I can do to fix the butter shortage in Japan. Due to the shortage, I have been […]

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Kid’s in the Park

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Kid’s in the Park · Daily Life

There’s not a lot new in my world lately. I haven’t been out and about very much this week for no particular reason except that the weather hasn’t been cooperating. It’ hasn’t been too cold or too rainy, just rather overcast and with a bit of an overall haze/smog which is a bit depressing and […]

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It’s hard to be taken seriously….

April 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Daily Life, The sights

….when you have Kleenex sticking out of your nose!  But that’s just how Hideo Higashikokubaru, a one-time comedian using the stage name Sonomanma Higashi, and currently the Governor of Miyazaki prefecture in southern Japan, is portrayed on this tissue box cover. I found this product while browsing through my local mall and just couldn’t stop […]

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An Elevator Apology…

April 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on An Elevator Apology… · Daily Life

…or I should say an “e-re-be-ta” apology. This one is for my Dad… When I got into the elevator today this sign was posted. You don’t need to know how to read Japanese to figure out that on April 24th they will be working on the elevator from 10-12PM. That’s good information to have and […]

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Where has Pepsiman Gone?

April 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Daily Life

Pepsiman was the mascot of Pepsi in Japan in the mid 1990’s. He was a cool dude who would deliver a Pepsi to those in need of refreshment and I need him now! I drink Pepsi, not Coke, and not Coffee – my morning jolt is delivered by an ice cold Pepsi – I know […]

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