Lost In My Daydreams

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The Tragedy Of Nagasaki (Pt. 2 of Summer Road Trip)

PART ONE (GERO)

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Nagasaki is a beautiful city marred by the tragic event of August 9th, 1945.

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Why You Need To Visit Yutoku Inari Shrine ( 祐徳稲荷神社)

DSC03553Rather than post about Day 2 of our Summer Road, I’ll instead discuss the only place we visited that day. This is one of my most off-the-beaten-path posts so far. If you travel to Kyushu by car, I recommend a visit to Yutoku Inari Shrine  (祐徳稲荷神社).

(The website can be found here.)

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My Mother-In-Law’s Emergency Surgery

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I was in the kitchen, teaching one of my students by video, when my phone began to vibrate. It was my husband, which was strange because he never calls from work unless its urgent. I let it go to message the first time, then he called again.

Apologizing to my student, I walked into the entryway and took the call.

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My Daily Life In Japan

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I’ll have a cup of routine! 

It’s a pity “routine” is seen as the antithesis of a “good” life in much of Western Culture. Growing up I was bombarded with quotes and slogans and messages from popular media that “life was meant to be lived as an adventure”. I got the message loud and clear that you weren’t living life right if you lived in a routine.

What’s sad is that this message is all wrong. We’re at our most productive when we have a good routine. The most important routines are the ones we develop for our daily life.

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How To Eat Your Way Through Shin-Okubo, Tokyo’s Koreatown

Hungry?  I know where you can find some great Korean food in the heart of Tokyo. Have you ever heard of Shin-Okubo? It’s one stop from Shinjuku station on the JR Yamanote Line.

And trust me, it’s worth a visit. So much to eat. So little stomach space.
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July’s Blogsphere Highlights #1 (2018)

I wanted to share this list of excellent posts. One of mine was shared in this list, but I am reblogging this to share the others great posts.

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Happy spoopy Friday the 13th! I am officially back from my small hiatus, which means Jason did not get me! My dad has returned to excellent health and humour once again. Thank you so much for all of your words of kindness, positivity, and support. You’re really the best community. ♥

To kick-off my official return to fun blogging theatrics, I wanted to share a handful of fantastic posts from various content creators around July’s blogsphere. In the midst of all the stress and anxiety from the past week, reading your posts kept me feeling excited, inspired, and motivated to return quickly and work harder than ever. You all are so brilliant and creative, and I hope that I can share a bit of your wondrous contributions as a way to show my appreciation of all you do.

Everything will be broken up into relative categories. Please, check…

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