5 Year Blogiversary

Happy birthday blog! 🎉🎂 You're nearly old enough for kindergarten! I was going to write a longer, perhaps sentimental, post, yet sadly-- I failed to draft this appropriately ahead of time, woke up with a killer migraine, and slept over half the day. Welcome to life. 😬😴 Five years ago, I had just made the difficult… Continue reading 5 Year Blogiversary

3 Year Blogiversary

G'day, mates! Wow has it been a while, or what? I just realized I only published three posts since my last anniversary post. Oops? To be fair (read: list of excuses), a lot happened, just not writing wise. As you know, I packed up and relocated again, somehow made it halfway through grad school with… Continue reading 3 Year Blogiversary

2 Year Blogiversary

I can hardly believe my blog is turning 2! (Don't worry, I'm not a doting parent...)   A lot has happened since I started this back in Japan and a lot more is about to change. I'm happy to report I got admitted to grad school, and will be starting my new adventure in Australia… Continue reading 2 Year Blogiversary

A Survivor’s Voice – Part 2

Another tale from 1945 Hiroshima, retold as understood through the interpreter. Again, tread carefully, this story is even more potent than Part 1 and contains some graphic descriptions. Part 2 is the account of Taeko Teramae. When the bomb went off, Taeko was 15 years old and a mobilized middle school student, 550 meters from… Continue reading A Survivor’s Voice – Part 2

A Survivor’s Voice – Part 1

Recently I recalled moments of my time in Japan as a student and looked everywhere for pieces of my journal I couldn't find. But I found them at last, so I'm able to share a part of my experience with you. However, today's content is quite potent, so tread carefully. When I studied abroad in… Continue reading A Survivor’s Voice – Part 1

1 Year Blogiversary

A year ago, in a far away, cold and snow filled rural land, I began my blog. From my first two followers, I somehow gained another 100! ヾ(〃^∇^)ノ Sorry, I couldn't help my excited-ness from creeping out. (See? It did it again!) A lot of things have changed in my life, starting with the obvious:… Continue reading 1 Year Blogiversary