Mumbai, India–First Impressions

Move over, India, we have arrived. But, actually no one is going to move unless you honk at them. I think that is my first impression of India--if you are not proficient in the language of honking, do not even attempt to drive here. Seriously, there is a language, lonnnng honks, short beep beeps--their nuanced... Continue Reading →

Planning a wedding in Japan

This post has been 5 years in the making. My hubs and I threw our wedding in October of 2012. But, it was an experience that will remain etched in my mind forever. It became very, very clear to me from the moment we announced our engagement that our wedding was not for us--it was... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Pride 2017 with a Toddler

As a parent, my mind is consumed by thoughts of what kind of a person my child will grow into. I realize it is, to some unknown extent, beyond my control, but in the meantime I will do everything in my power to show her the richness of diversity; that society divides us all into... Continue Reading →

Recent 100 yen shop purchases

I am not ashamed to admit that my sidekick and I make weekly trips to 100 yen shops to pick out various doodads and thing-a-ma-jigs we don't need. Sometimes we experience buyer's remorse, but sometimes we also come away with little items that end up enriching our lives. We've made three such purchases over the... Continue Reading →

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