Tune Out Sunday’s | vol. 10

Hey, world, hey! My mind has been so scrambled for the last two weeks. I returned back to the states a week ago and have been feeling so disoriented  since then. Trying to get back into the grove of things will surely take time, but I feel like I’m experiencing America with new eyes. I […]

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The Wellness Series x Yoga

The first time I ever experienced yoga was in high school. I had a membership at my local YMCA and would attend some yoga classes on Sunday. I remember enjoying it and feeling really good afterward, but I wasn’t really checking for yoga that much. I’d participate in many classes as long as it meant […]

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Feeling the Girl Power at Blossom Blast

When I saw that there was a new exhibit highlighting women artists opening up in Tokyo, I  was so excited and determined to check it out. I learned about the Blossom Blast exhibit through Gaijinpot and really loved the mission and story behind it. Curator, Miki Saito curated the Blossom Blast exhibit, which celebrates artists who […]

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Tune Out Sunday’s | vol. 9

Happy Sunday, folks! I hope that your week was as good as mine was! Okay, so maybe my actual week was pretty low-key, but my weekend has been jam-packed! This past week was my last full week at my last school and because we are nearing to the end of the school year, the work […]

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5 Challenges of Working As An ALT

Moving to Japan as an American black women I already anticipated things being different than the average foreigner experience, but it’s not nearly as damaging as existing in Western culture. The biggest “challenges” I’ve faced when it comes to my race are questions about my hair and the staring. It is very rare for someone […]

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Tune Out Sunday’s | vol.8

I know it’s not technically Sunday but it’s been a long time since I’ve done my weekly recap and just had to update the interwebs. This week was pleasant and quite restful. After returning from Sapporo on Monday, I just ran some errands and got some side work done. Because of my really awkward schedule, […]

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Game Night in Hachioji

I’ve been sleeping so hard on this cafe that’s near my city. So yesterday, I attended a game night through one of my main Meetup Groups in this place called Turbo Cafe. This cafe is always the place where the Meetup group hosts conversational language groups weekly and I just never went because…old lady. Anyway, […]

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Guesthouse Yuyu Sapporo | Review

Hey world, Hey! This weekend I had the pleasure of escaping to Sapporo Hokkaido for a little weekend getaway. If you don’t know, Sapporo is the fourth largest city in Japan and is known for having hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics and the famous annual Sapporo Snow Festival. The climate in Hokkaido is very snowy […]

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Forest Bathing at the Meiji Shrine

If you missed my last post, where I shared my not so peachy moments, you’d know I was in need of some deep “me time” and reflection. I know that even though I personally don’t love nature, for some reason it still has a calming affect on me whenever I’m surrounded by nature. I was […]

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Sake to ya: Touring Ishikawa Brewery

In January, I had a great opportunity to tour my first ever brewery. I’m not much of an alcohol drinker, but when I was invited to be a part of a English – led sake brewery tour, I couldn’t pass it up! The day we went on this tour it ws particularly cold, but the beauty […]

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