Category Archives: Japan

Surviving a visit from your Mother and Mother-in-law

You’re in panic mode! You just found out that your Mother and Mother-in-law are visiting… at the same time!! What do you do?!? First off, stop hyper-ventilating, that’s only going to help you pass out. Next, follow my two easy steps on how to survive this situation or rather, how to avoid it in the […]

Public Nudity

I, like most American women (I think), am not exactly fond of getting buck naked in a changing room with other women and then proceeding to bathe with those same women in a shared bath. I’m not sure if growing up in the states is to blame for this, but I have a feeling if […]

Skiing in Hokkaido

Powder, crabs, ramen and beer. What do these things have in common? These are probably some of the best things about Hokkaido! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the geography on this side of the world (I was until I arrived here), Hokkaido is a pretty large island off of the northern coast […]

Cat Brothel

After enjoying a delectable dinner with some friends, the six of us ventured down the street to visit one of Shoko’s favorite places, a “Neko Café” or as the Japanese would translate it in English, “Coffee House of Cat”, OR as I lovingly refer to it as, “The Cat Brothel”. Wait, what’s that? You’ve never […]

Per usual… {video}

… a lot has happened since my last blog entry, and here I thought I would post more frequently living in Japan and all. I guess not. Well, enough about my short-comings, let’s talk about all the fun I’ve been having, like my most recent adventure where I stripped down to my birthday suit and […]

D + Andy Do Japan {video}

Back in June, our friends Danielle and Andy jumped on a jet-plane to spend 10 days here in Japan! They traveled between Tokyo and Kyoto and seemed to enjoy their stay very much! Mike and I were happy to accompany them to Hakone (which is where most of these clips were shot) for a long weekend! […]

Kanamara Matsuri {video}

Back in April Mike and I ventured off with a couple friends to Kawasaki to see the Kanamara Matsuri Festival. You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, what’s the Kanamara Matsuri Festival?”, well, make sure there are no children in the room with you and click play to find out! 😉