Traveling with Motion Sickness

I love to travel, but I have also dealt with motion sickness my whole life. I’ve gotten sick in places near and far, from the Governor’s Mansion, to a tiny island in Thailand, to a trashcan in Universal Studios Japan. Since I was old enough to ride in any type of moving vehicle, I've gotten... Continue Reading →

Sacramento’s Japantown

Did you know that Sacramento was once home to one of the largest Japantowns in America? Although today there are only three remaining Japantowns in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, not too long ago, Sacramento had its own sizeable Japantown. This weekend, I visited the CA Museum’s Kokoro Exhibit, which has an encore... Continue Reading →

Decorating for the Holidays on a Budget

Instead of buying large, expensive pieces to decorate your home for Christmas, consider repurposing decorations you already have. Here are my tips for creating that festive vibe while minding your budget. Modern “Snowglobes” It’s not a snowglobe in the traditional sense, but it still invokes the feeling of a mini holiday scape. All you need... Continue Reading →

Experiencing Fall in Kyoto

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Japan, and although the weather is quickly transitioning to winter, I thought it would be fun to revisit this post I wrote in November 20, 2012 for my Japan blog: Going to Kyoto to enjoy red leaves has become somewhat of a tradition. For the third year... Continue Reading →

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