Hisa and I went swimming this morning, but it was not the most pleasant swim. Actually, it wasn’t pleasant at all, because the water was freezing.
The only reason I’m able to get up at the crack of dawn and go lap swimming when I’m barely awake, is because the water is always nice and [...]
Every summer here in Japan, a fierce battle ensues between me and the cicadas.
Our apartment building is surrounded by trees, which most of the year I find to be lovely, as I love trees. In the summer, however, it becomes a curse. Cicadas are always hanging out in trees or near trees as I’m [...]
There are a lot of people who have fond child-hood memories of home-cooked beef stroganoff that their moms made when they were kids.
I’m not one of those people. My mom probably made beef stroganoff at some point, but it was definitely a rare thing, as my dad is a vegetarian, and, thus, doesn’t do [...]