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The Weekly Bulletin: Week 8, 2017

It's been a busy couple of weeks, with even more busyness as we head into March, but I hear that's supposed to be a good ...

The Weekly Bulletin: Week 7, 2017

We're about halfway into February and I can't wait for spring. There have been a few telltale signs that it's on its way—the plum ...

The Weekly Bulletin: Week 6, 2017

A belated Happy New Year and all that jazz! I hope you all have had a great holiday season and have made it into February still alive ...

The Weekly Bulletin: Week 46, 2016

Long time, no write. I was planning on a much more dramatic entrance than a weekly bulletin post. I mulled over how best to get back into blogging after such a long hiatus. But the more I mulled, the more I delayed, so in the end I decided to ease in with a usual update post. I won't go into detail ...

The Weekly Bulletin: Week 10, 2015

Yesterday was Hina Matsuri (or Girls' Day, Doll's Festival), where families place out dolls in Heian dress, eat tons of food and wish the best for their daughters' health and happiness. Sadly it's not a national holiday even though it should be, given that Boys' Day (<-in May, and renamed ...

The 100th Post!

I had a bit of a conundrum the other day. I had several different posts scheduled and ready to go when I realized the next one would be post number 100! How time flies! I only started in June last year, and I'm already on my 100th post! Admittedly, several are from the Tokyo Walking series, which are ...

The Weekly Bulletin: Week 9, 2015

It's finally getting warmer in Tokyo! I'm 99% thrilled and 1% upset because the sneezing, coughing and general spring snotfest has already begun. Ahh, hay fever! Thank goodness for face masks, which do help a little bit. I wrote about how much I like Japanese surgical masks on Texan in Tokyo a while ...