Shopping

3 Best Places to Shop for Fabric in Tokyo

I have been obsessed with sewing for a while, and it’s finally starting to recede with the lack of space in the house – having to haul a 13kg machine along with all my boxes of sewing tools in and out of cupboards is seriously no fun…

18 August 2016
Everyday Adventures

Obon holiday

It’s Obon in Japan now and we enjoyed a long 4-day weekend. Obon is similar to Qingming, where people visit the graves of their ancestors to pay their respects (called 御墓参りohakamairi). Many companies usually have a stretch of consecutive days off because many people need to…

16 August 2016
Everyday Adventures

A summer day out

Hiiii! It’s been a while *darts eyes* but we’re all well and happy here! In fact, too well which is why I haven’t been writing, heh. But come now. Let’s not dwell on the past and enjoy the present! <– I tell myself that…

10 August 2016
Attractions Tourist guide

Attending a Tea Ceremony in Kyoto

It was my sister’s first trip to Kyoto and I thought it’d be interesting to go for a traditional experience, and attending a tea ceremony was the first that came to mind! Upon researching, there are many places in Kyoto that hold tea ceremonies, but Chashitsu Ju-an…

12 July 2016
Everyday Adventures

The cripple, the king, and the maid

Fu plays soccer with his coworkers every week and in this week’s match, he displayed brilliant play and scored a sliding goal! It was, in fact, so brilliant that his knee celebrated with a fantastic crack! Even though he was startled at how enthusiastic his…

7 July 2016
Everyday Adventures

Closing out the first half of 2016

Half the year is gone! How has 2016 been to you so far? For me, days are happy and fulfilling and I’m constantly doing and learning new things. I feel alive! :D And a mid-point check at my 2016 goals also indicate I’m well…

30 June 2016
Attractions

Spocha: Play-All-You-Can!

Want to do something different in Japan? Today, I’m going to share a place I like a lot: Spocha. What is Spocha? It’s an amusement center that’s SO. FUN. Ok, I suppose that’s not much help to anyone lol. Well, Spocha is a place where you…

9 June 2016