Food Psych

I just finished reading A Horse and his Boy too.

  I love trying new things, and if the new thing is super strange, I at least don’t mind trying it once.  Jose and I have had a week of little rest, and yesterday we decided to relax by going out to eat.  There is a restaurant in our neighborhood that has been teasing us, […]

Life in the Military

Relief supplies from American military families - I totally ninja-ed myself into the picture ;-)

When you live in a city that is so crowded that you become used to staring at strangers in the face from mere inches away, it becomes highly disconcerting when you don’t see anyone outside at all. End-of-the-world-movie scary. There are extra long lines at gas stations, but not a lot of cars on the […]


It’s been an interesting couple of days after our experience in a life-size cocktail shaker.  But please no worries on our behalf! We are well! Jose has been working, and I have been sorting myself and cleaning. I was avoiding going out because train schedules are still a little off, but today I met with […]

All Shook Up


In my most ninja-like way, I have cheated death once again. Yesterday was quite an adventure, but not one you would necessarily want. All is well here in Yokohama though, we are well-rested and furniture has been restored to their proper places. Prayers for all those in the Pacific who were affected by this massive […]

Drink Lottery

Hubby with mystery drink

There’s a game I play at Japanese bodegas that always ends with some sort of interesting discovery.  I call it drink (or snack) lottery.  This is where one picks a random drink from the local 7-11, mini-stop, daily, lawson or whatever store is three steps away on the street you happen to be on.  Or, […]


Calligraphy is just lines on a page but I love its art.

Almost Spring

First cherry blossoms are starting now to show their delicate faces.

Diner in Japan

American lunch at a diner that serves my hamburger with egg.

Hair that I Hate: Part 2

Up Close

Part two of the series in which I showcase hair that I hate.  I must caveat that I am sure my examples are nice and rather fun people, and my disagreement over style is based solely on personal preference.  I don’t like long hair on boys (allowing for a few exceptions, but only a mere […]

What’s that shaking?

There was an earthquake but I’m not scared anymore I’ve endured lots now.