Marks of the World

You know you’re a world traveler when you have five different types of money in your wallet. That would be Japanese yen, Korean Won, Australian Dollars, Canadian change, and 5 Chinese zhongguo renmin yinhang (though that last one’s a cheat, I got it in my coins when I bought groceries down te street ^ ^).

Destination: Japan

Summer vacation is coming up – and I’ve just booked my tickets. But what’s that? Two passengers? That’s because I’m going with none other than my dear friend, LB – possibly the most sarcastic person on the planet and also one of my most avid readers (thanks for all the pageviews, honey ;D). Anyway so … More Destination: Japan

Re-Embracing the Line – The Story of an Ex-Re-Anime Fan

[A Personal Essay on the Sociology of Anime Fandom in North America] There are many appealing things about Japan. For some it’s the mystique of ancient ninja, padding silently along the tiled curlicues of temple roofs; the dignity of the swordsmith’s art; or the solemnity of the tea ceremony…and for people like me, there’s this: … More Re-Embracing the Line – The Story of an Ex-Re-Anime Fan

Metros I have Used

[I realize that I start every post with an apology for being neglectful…Marta has been extremely prolific on the blog, and it’s inspired me to tack at the keyboard once more! Here’s a simple image post while I finish my other one :3 A comparison between three major cities in East Asia and home.] Tokyo … More Metros I have Used