Category Archives: Culture

My First Japan Trip

It’s insane to believe that my first trip to Japan has already come and gone. Last month, I traveled to Tokyo and Kansai for 9 days and although there were a few complications, I had a great time. I wanted … Continue reading

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My First Trip to Japan is Booked!

I wrote my first post on this blog about 6 years ago, and ever since then it has been a dream and future goal of mine to travel to Japan. Well, next March I am finally making it a reality! … Continue reading

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What the heck is “Visual Kei”?

Here I am again with another “What the heck is …” post, the first being the one about gyarus. This post is mostly me exhibiting my ignorance on a extremely interesting Japanese sub-culture and attempting to enlighten myself on the subject.

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Trip to Japan in the Near Future?

A trip to Japan has always seemed like something far in the distance. It was something I wanted to do and knew I would eventually get to, but I didn’t have any plans for it. After learning Japanese for a … Continue reading

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What the heck is a “Gyaru”?

As a frequent visitor of J-Blogs and J-Vlogs, I am constantly bombarded with this word. I was first introduced to the term while browsing Yonasu’s blog and encountering his Gyaru Wednesday photo posts. My assumption was that any girl that wears circle lenses, trendy … Continue reading

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My Trip to the Japanese Market

Not everyone can just jump on the next plane to Japan and experience a Japanese supermarket. The next best thing would be L.A, right? Unfortunately for me, I live amidst the corn fields that make up the Midwest (ok, Chicago isn’t exactly a … Continue reading

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