Friends are often asking for food recs while in Tokyo. I can't believe I've never made a decent list before. I should preface we only scratched the surface of the food scene in Tokyo. This is not a best-of list, nor is it comprehensive. I honestly had to go through my Facebook posts and photos … Continue reading Tokyo Eats
It's our last Tanabata Festival in our beloved town of Fussa. We had to leave with a big bang! We prepared our yukatas and enlisted friends to do the same. It was so much fun to immerse into the spirit of the "Star Festival." Originally, the celebration commemorates the annual meeting of a pair of … Continue reading Tanabata Matsuri in Fussa
One of the benefits of living on an overseas base is the influx of entertainment "for the troops." Tonight, Hip Hop/R&B artist Trey Songz performed at Yokota and all the ladies lost their minds. The show was slated to commence at 6:30 p.m., but fans were already lined up before 3:00 p.m. As soon as … Continue reading Trey Songz Comes to Yokota
I'd been reading all about October's imminent blood moon, but had no hopes of seeing it. And yet, by happenstance, I looked up last night and there it was! The lunar orb in all its vermillion glory. I ran for my telescope, but couldn't set it up in time. The Nikon would have to suffice. By … Continue reading Blood Moon
When we first got to Yokota, we were instructed to steer clear of Roppongi. This area has such a bad rep, and I'm not sure why. Albeit our accommodations at the illustrious Hardy Barracks and its glamorous view of the cemetery wasn't ideal, the accessibility amply makes up for it. We were always about a … Continue reading Roppongi: Midtown
After a long flight, complete with a short stop in Seattle, we've made our way to Japan! While I feel this is the first step to achieving a long-aspired goal, I also approach it with some trepidation. We're supposed to learn a new way of life, a new language, and a brand new culture! Korean … Continue reading Welcome to Yokota!